Program Manager - Girls Who Code (New York, NY)
Position: Program Manager
Organization: Girls Who Code
Locations: New York City, New York
San Francisco (Bay Area), California
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
ABOUT GIRLS WHO CODE
Launched in Spring 2012, Girls Who Code is a national nonprofit organization working to close the gender gap in the technology and engineering sectors. With support from Twitter, Google, GE, ebay, Goldman Sachs, and AT&T, Girls Who Code programs work to educate, inspire, and equip high school girls with the skills and resources to pursue computing careers.
Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing 320+ hours of intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship, demos, workshops, and presentations led by the industry's top female entrepreneurs and engineers. Girls Who Code empowered young women from all five boroughs of NYC in its inaugural program and will launch in cities across the country in 2013.
We are a small, dynamic group of individuals passionate about changing the world. We thrive on working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. We represent a diversity of backgrounds, a wealth of experience, and a ton of fun. We have yoga on Mondays, pancakes on Wednesdays, and unlimited soda everyday. Girls Who Code offices are located in NYC's Flatiron District.
Girls Who Code is searching for dynamic, results-oriented Program Managers to manage coordination and implementation of Girls Who Code Programs in each of three (3) markets in 2013: New York City, New York; San Francisco (Bay Area), California; and Detroit, Michigan. The Program Manager will be responsible for meeting organizational goals for operational efficacy and programmatic success in his/her respective market. S/he is tasked with implementing internal processes, coordination, and oversight of each program, including the recruitment of participants, partner management, and coordination and delivery of programming.
In this newly established role, the Program Manager will report to the Managing Director and work in partnership with Girls Who Code instructors and partners. The successful candidate has at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a program or operations role in a metrics-driven environment.
Working Closely with the Girls Who Code Managing Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the timely and successful execution of the following:
Program Coordination & Implementation
- Manage day-to-day operations of up to three (3) Girls Who Code programs in his/her respective market
- Manage needs and expectations of program partners; work in partnership to deliver programs that meet organizational and partner goals
- Implement outreach and recruiting efforts to solicit applications from the respective market; coordinate and oversee the application review and selection process
- Develop framework for and provide details to ensure effective lectures, demos, workshops and field trips
- Manage selection of, scheduling and coordination among high-profile speakers, mentors and volunteers
- Develop and implement processes for effective onboarding of participants and parents
- Manage, oversee, and report on performance of instructors and teaching assistants in the classroom
- Manage logistics of program and participant travel
- Plan, execute program events, including Open House, demo night and graduation
- Manage needs of and inquiries from program participants and parents
- Monitor program attendance and ensure 90% retention rates in the classroom
- Develop processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficient program delivery
- Oversee implementation of program evaluation
This is an extraordinary opportunity to be part of a small, talented and growing team of individuals in a dynamic startup environment. The position affords great opportunity to have a tangible impact on communities from coast to coast.
- Bachelor's degree required
- At least three (3) years of professional experience in a program or operational role
- Proven effectiveness in managing multiple projects or programs at once
- Successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, and executing quickly and effectively
- Demonstrated experience with problem solving and creative management of multiple issues at once
- Deep understanding of project management in a metrics-driven environment
- Excellent communications and people skills with an ability to balance priorities, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders
- Team player with a flexible and creative approach to problem solving
- Thrives in fast-paced environment; able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals
- Detail-oriented, with superb organizational skills a must
- Experience working with high school girls and their parents in an education or program setting a plus
- Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education preferred
- Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, maturity and confidence
- Commitment to Girls Who Code's mission
"Our support for this initiative represents our commitment to invest in, encourage and empower more women pursuing opportunities in technology." âDick Costolo, CEO, Twitter
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