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If you’re looking for a rewarding career, look no further.

We change the lives, and earning potential, of nearly 100 individuals each year.

Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit coding boot camp that was established through a joint effort by area corporations, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Since opening in the Fall of 2015, we’ve graduated over 100 software developers, and we’re continuing to grow. To accomplish our mission, we depend on a small team of driven, passionate and bright individuals.

If the idea of helping individuals launch a career excites you, and you’re passionate about what you do, entrepreneurial, and bring tremendous energy to your work, please apply! We’re looking for you.

If you’d like to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zipcodewilmington.com.

Current Openings

Director of Business Development

Location: Wilmington, DE. Travel required as needed to develop new business relationships.
Employment Type: Full-Time

Zip Code Wilmington seeks a results-oriented, business development professional to establish new corporate relationships and other strategic partnerships, cultivate existing corporate relationships, and drive new business opportunities. The Director of Business Development will also be responsible for collaborating with school leadership to develop strategies for continued growth in line with the school’s mission and values.

Zip Code is searching for an individual who possesses a strong entrepreneurial drive and a track record of success bringing in new business. This is a high-visibility, high-impact role that will have a major impact on our school’s success and will directly impact the career paths of over one hundred individuals each year.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Research and analyze business information to identify prospects and generate leads for new corporate hiring partners.
  • Actively pursue and engage new corporate partners. Travel to meet with new prospects and develop and deliver presentations about Zip Code Wilmington and the benefits of partnering with the school.
  • Conduct prompt and thorough follow up with prospects.
  • Develop creative opportunities for employer partners to engage with our students.
  • Analyze market conditions, evaluate new business opportunities, and collaborate with school leadership to develop a business plan for growth and execute on those strategies.
  • Develop and cultivate relationships with high-level corporate executives at area employers, representatives from local and state government, players in the tech community and others to promote Zip Code Wilmington’s story.
  • Attend business meetings, networking events, conferences, and other industry events.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required.
  • Minimum of 8 years’ industry experience, including experience in partnership or strategic alliance development.
  • Exceptional skills building relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively with senior leadership, clients, and partners.
  • Highly motivated, proactive professional with the ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and take initiative.
  • Strong professional network in the Delaware region preferred.

Java Boot Camp Instructor

Location: Wilmington, DE 
Employment Type: Full-Time

This is a unique position for an experienced Java programmer to teach up-and-coming software developers. Zip Code’s instructors are the center of the student experience, training students to enter the workforce as junior software developers at prestigious corporations. Our instructors, with support from the rest of the team, must prepare our students for real-world work as software developers.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • A gift for teaching. Perhaps you have taught others how to code, mentored junior members on your team, or have formal experience as a teacher.
  • Ability to lead junior programmers on tasks pertinent to their success in the workplace.
  • A wealth of real-world industry experience and technical expertise that you are eager to share.
  • 5+ years of professional software development experience (Java/Spring/MySQL).
  • This is a web development boot camp, so experience in HTML/CSS/JavaScript is necessary.
  • You are comfortable leading fluid discussions. This occasionally means going off the lecture track to give dynamic, real-world examples and explore new metaphors on request.
  • You can emphasize, and demonstrate, the meta-skills and core concepts of professional software development. Zip Code courses are not intended to replace a CS degree, but students should be aware of CS concepts: enough to compete with those who have CS degrees for junior-level programming positions.
  • You have high empathy and patience and an ability to encourage students who are struggling.
  • Ability to provide additional challenges to students who are excelling, and provide and encourage open and honest communication.
  • Ability to offer valuable career guidance to our graduates entering the programming field, helping promote optimal chances for success.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Delivering instruction
  • Monitoring student comprehension
  • Providing real-world implementation examples to reinforce learning objectives
  • Performing code reviews and providing instructional feedback to students in line with clean coding and object-oriented standards
  • Other responsibilities required to create an overall outstanding student experience in the classroom.

You will be joining a team of people with deep experience in changing people’s career paths and training them for IT professions. If you’d like to join our team, please submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to info@zipcodewilmington.com.


Admissions Manager

Location: Wilmington, DE 
Employment Type: Full-Time

This is a very unique opportunity for someone to recruit fantastic students for Zip Code Wilmington’s coding boot camp.

Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit coding school that was established through a joint effort by area corporations, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Since opening in September 2015, we’ve graduated nearly 200 software developers, and we’re continuing to grow. To accomplish our mission, we need a small team of very organized, driven, and capable individuals. Would you like to join one of this region’s most exciting ventures? If you have what it takes and you have the desire to make a lasting impact on the career path of over one hundred individuals each year, please apply.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

You will be responsible for managing Zip Code’s recruitment pipeline, working to construct an automated, efficient application process, and serving as the main contact person for all applicants and other individuals interested in learning more about Zip Code. Primary duties include:

  • Manage the Zip Code Wilmington recruitment pipeline from start to finish, conducting information sessions and interviews with prospective students and organizing logistics for every phase of the application process.
  • Develop more efficient processes for managing the growing number of applications, including strategies to automate various steps of the application process.
  • Respond to prospective student inquiries in order to convey the school’s unique advantages.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Manager on identifying quality candidates, how to reach them, and what they want to hear. You will determine new ways of sourcing talent and getting the word about Zip Code Wilmington out to as many people as possible.
  • Conduct community outreach by “hitting the streets” and engaging with the community to share the benefits of attending Zip Code.
  • Handle incoming calls from interested candidates and all communications with applicants throughout the application process
  • Manage data entry in processing applications, test scores, and other supporting credentials for applicant admission review.
  • Collect data and maintain reports on applicant trends.
  • Distribute all admissions materials to accepted candidates and manage the processing of documentation.
  • Provide general support to other members of the business team and perform other duties as necessary to support the school.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience: 

  • Demonstrated competence in MS Office Suite, especially Excel.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills -- this role requires writing, presenting ideas, and speaking to people of all backgrounds.
  • An extreme attention to detail.
  • Aptitude for learning software for automated marketing and e-mail tools and other technologies to improve the application process.
  • Someone who excels in a collaborative, cross-company capacity. This role requires you to work across functions to bring the school to life. You will continually interact with teammates and prospects.
  • We’re looking for someone who is highly adaptable, organized and a quick learner.
  • This is challenging work, but the result of this work is inspiring and rewarding, and you will help change people’s lives for the better. If you are up to the challenge, come join us!


Student & Alumni Relations Coordinator

Location: Wilmington, DE 
Employment Type: Full-Time

If the idea of helping individuals launch a career excites you, you’re passionate about working with people, entrepreneurial, and bring tremendous energy to your work, please apply! We’re looking for you.

The Student & Alumni Relations Coordinator will help equip our students with the skills needed to land incredible jobs upon graduation and create a vibrant alumni network for our growing number of graduates. Through counseling, mentorship, and creative programming, the Student & Alumni Relations Coordinator will facilitate learning on various job skills, including resume writing, networking, and interview skills. You will build rapport with our nearly 200 graduates and develop ways to keep them engaged with the Zip Code community.

Zip Code Wilmington is a nonprofit coding boot camp that was established through a joint effort by area corporations, philanthropists, and nonprofits. Since opening in September 2015, we’ve graduated nearly 200 software developers, and we’re continuing to grow. To accomplish our mission, we need a team of highly organized, driven, and passionate individuals. If you have what it takes and have the desire to make a lasting impact on the career path of over one hundred individuals each year, please apply.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop programming to professionally develop students to help prepare them for employment opportunities, including resume review, networking practice, and mock interviews.
  • Research hiring trends to continually improve our professional development training.
  • Coordinate with Zip Code’s corporate partners to schedule speaker sessions, site visits and interview days.
  • Track and maintain detailed statistics regarding program metrics and student job placement.
  • Provide continued support to alumni to maintain their engagement and ensure their success in finding a job after graduation.
  • Organize and host events to build community and alumni engagement.
  • Develop engaging text, image and video content for Zip Code’s social media accounts, with direction from the Marketing Manager.
  • Monitor and report on online reviews.
  • Respond to online forums and social media mentions and questions to articulate the benefits of our school.
  • Organize and oversee power interview days.
  • Establish mentor relationships between students and alumni.
  • Provide other support as needed.

Desired Background, Skills & Experience:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills -- this role includes a large dose of writing, presenting, and speaking to people of all backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Positive energy, empathy and a passion for mentoring others.
  • Someone who excels in a collaborative, cross-company capacity. This role requires you to work across functions and departments to bring the school to life. You are at constantly interacting with teammates and prospects.
  • We’re looking for someone who is highly organized, a strong team player, and a quick learner.
  • Self-motivated, goal-oriented, strategic thinker, who is able to work both independently and collaborate with other team members.
  • Experience with various social media channels, including LinkedIn, Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills, exceptional interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Professional experience with interviewing and resume writing is a plus.
  • Prior experience with student services, community engagement or marketing/communications initiatives is a plus.