IT Academy Job Postings

The job postings below is for an open position to start a new and innovative program, called the IT Academy, which is a crucial part of the NYC: ATWORK Training Academy, powered by Cisco and sponsored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. This key position will have the amazing opportunity to get “on the ground floor” in establishing an exciting new joint venture between a non-profit organization and government to create the first Training Academy in the country to serve people with disabilities! And based on the success of the program, this new role will provide consultation and leadership for future planned Academies sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ NYC: ATWORK and ICD – Institute for Career Development. As a result, the new teaching position will successfully complete the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training and certification program to achieve proficiency in Cisco Academy curriculum and teaching methods. And obtain their teaching license from the New York State Education Department’s Adult Career & Continuing Education Services’ Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision (BPSS) to conduct training at ICD-Institute for Career Development.


Special Education/SETSS/Universal Design for Curriculum

  • Special Education/SETSS/Universal Design for Curriculum
  • Position Type: Full-Time (Part-Time is an option)
  • Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 10:00am-6:00pm
  • Location: 123 William Street 5th Floor, New York, NY 10038
  • Salary: Commensurate with experience and qualifications

The Institute for Career Development (ICD) is a fast-growing, dynamic not-for-profit workforce development organization based in New York City.  For 100 years, ICD has been a leader in the field of vocational rehabilitation, helping individuals with disabilities experiencing challenges or barriers to transform their lives through career development and employment. 

ICD is launching a new and innovative program, called the IT Academy, powered by Cisco and sponsored by NYC Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities. We are seeking a dynamic individual with a background in Special Education/SETSS/Universal Design for Curriculum Development, with a track record of success teaching and adapting curriculum for students who have a wide range of learning, mental, emotional, and physical disabilities to be a co-instructor for its Information Technology (IT) Academy courses.  Working with a certified Cisco instructor, this position will have an amazing opportunity to get in “on the ground floor” in establishing an exciting new joint venture between a non-profit organization and government to create the first Training Academy in the country to serve people with disabilities. 

The qualified candidate must possess experience in curriculum development, methodology, content, and delivery of interactive, facilitation-based training utilizing multiple teaching platforms including classroom, web-based, hands-on, and self-directed instruction.  Ideally, the candidate will have experience teaching technology and/or math courses, specifically in Cisco CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) certifications.  Alternatively, if selected for the position, ICD will sponsor the candidate to complete the Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training and certification program to achieve proficiency in the Academy curriculum and teaching methods. 

The IT courses are part of a new and innovative Training Academy sponsored by the New York City Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) and ICD as part of NYC: ATWORK.  Of note, NYC: ATWORK is an initiative to build partnerships and expand coalitions by connecting people with disabilities who are unemployed or underemployed to meaningful, living wage jobs across the five boroughs. This initiative focuses on creating a centralized pipeline of talented candidates including transitioning youth, college students and graduates and recipients of state vocational rehabilitation services. Based on the success of the program, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to provide consultation and leadership for future planned Academies sponsored by the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities’ NYC: ATWORK and ICD – Institute for Career Development. 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum 2-3 years of teaching experience, as well as in curriculum development. Of utmost importance is the candidate’s deep experience in adapting content and teaching students with disabilities.
  • Ability to teach in a highly interactive and hands-on style, and to analyze and synthesize technical information.
  • Must have strong knowledge of Windows.
  • Approximately 6 months to 1 year working in the IT field, preferred.

EDUCATION, CERTIFICATES/LICENSES:

  • BA or BS degree.
  • Certification in Special Education, and/or background in teaching Special Education preferred.
  • ICD will subsidize the cost of training for candidates to pursue the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in Networking and Cybersecurity and Cisco Certified Academy Instructor (CCAI) training.

WORK DEMANDS & ENVIRONMENT:

  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Ability to use independent judgment and initiative.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with strong attention to detail.
  • Active listener with ability to build rapport with diverse learners.
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate blended learning training models (i.e., classroom facilitation, web-based instruction; student self-directed learning, etc).
  • Good record-keeping skills to accurately track attendance, program participation, and other data.

Please email resume and cover letter to dgica@icdnyc.org with a subject of IT Academy.  The Institute for Career Development is an advocate for diversity in the workplace. All candidates will benefit from equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: race; color; age; religion; pregnancy; sex; sexual orientation; disability; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; genetic information; Veteran status; marital status; or prior protected activity.  ICD complies with all applicable federal, state, and city employment laws.


Please email resume and cover letter to dgica@icdnyc.org with a subject of IT Academy Instructor.

The Institute for Career Development is an advocate for diversity in the workplace. All candidates will benefit from equality of opportunity and fair treatment without regard to: race; color; age; religion; pregnancy; sex; sexual orientation; disability; gender identity; gender expression; national origin; genetic information; Veteran status; marital status; or prior protected activity.  ICD complies with all applicable federal, state, and city employment laws.


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AuthorBrigid Maher
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