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Penetration Testing Instructor

DSDT - a Detroit School for Digital Technology
Detroit, MI
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

DSDT is seeking a dynamic, team-oriented PenTest+ Instructor to ensure DSDT's adult students are equipped with the necessary skills for success in entry and mid-level cyber careers. The PenTest+ Instructor will deliver DSDT's structured and approved curriculum in full-time technical training.


DSDT is seeking a multi-talented Instructor and cyber security professional to deliver high-quality instruction to a diverse student population who are seeking to acquire skills and credentials that will prepare them for career opportunities in cyber security.


  • Deliver classroom training in a highly interactive style to prepare adult students for entry-level to mid-level careers in Cyber Security
  • Provide daily instruction, assessment administration, attendance, one-on-one tutoring, evaluation, and monitoring of individual student progress
  • Manage student behavior, monitor and enforce student class attendance.
  • Work closely with Student Services to identify student needs, provide necessary support, establish individualized plans for student achievement, and participate in regular student status meetings
  • Maintain and update Canvas with student grades and attendance.
  • Work with Career Services to recommend students for employment opportunities and incorporate soft skills in the classroom.
  • Participate in extracurricular activities such as job fairs, graduations, employer visits, and professional events as applicable.
  • Participate in appropriate professional development organizational meetings.


Required Experience

  • At least 1 year of teaching experience
  • At least 1 year of Cyber Security work experience
  • Experience with curriculum, syllabus development and lesson planning a plus
  • Experience with methods and strategies to explain and clarify complex topics to students with diverse experiences and educational backgrounds
  • Ability to connect real-life work scenarios to the teaching environment
  • Ability to help students apply professional skills to their delivery and participation in the classroom
  • Experience with student assessment; and a talent to continuously evaluate the effectiveness of the curriculum Ability to analyze and synthesize technical information
  • Exceptional capacity to learn new technologies quickly and adapt to continuous changes in curriculum to stay current in the industry
  • Current Pentest+ certification
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows, Apple, and Linux Operating Systems; this includes both end-user and server versions
  • Thorough understanding of security concepts, models, and standards; experience with implementation in business environments
  • Experience with Active Directory, GPO’s, user-profile management (window systems engineer)


Preferred experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security or related discipline (or equivalent practical experience)
  • 3 years + Cyber Security work experience
  • Network+ Certification (Current edition N10-007) encouraged but not required
  • CYSA+ Certification (Current edition N10-007) encouraged but not required
  • Experience teaching technical courses
  • Experience in workforce development
  • Linux production experience
  • Additional Industry certifications are a plus


Personal Characteristics

  • You thrive in a creative, inventive, fast-paced environment with people who are passionate about their work and mission
  • You are data-driven, result-oriented and a forward-looking catalyst for social change
  • You have a collaborative and flexible work style. You’re excited to work cross-functionally with other departments and independently
  • You have a passion for teaching others and being part of a culture of continuous improvement
  • You are an effective communicator with strong oral and written skills
  • You are strong at managing your time and you can balance multiple projects and tasks
  • You stand behind our mission, believing that individuals from any community should have access to well-paying career positions, and that talent should be recognized and recruited from many diverse sources


Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. See our full EEO statement here.

Job Type: Part-time

Pay: $25-35 per hour

Schedule: Part-Time positions available

DSDT - a Detroit School for Digital Technology


Detroit, MI



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