Girls Who Code: Boston Program Manager

 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 companies like Twitter, Intel, GE, 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.

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> Together with leading educators, engineers, and entrepreneurs, Girls Who Code has developed a new model for computer science education, pairing intensive instruction in robotics, web design, and mobile development with high-touch mentorship led by the industry's top female developers and entrepreneurs. In 2013, Girls Who Code launched 8 Summer Immersion Programs, and 42 Girls Who Code clubs nationwide. In 2014, we're committed to expanding our proven Summer Immersion Program to 16 programs nationwide and dramatically scaling the Girls Who Code Clubs program across the country.

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> 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.

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> POSITION

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> Girls Who Code is searching for a dynamic, results-oriented Program Manager to manage the inaugural Girls Who Code Programs in Boston. The Program Manager will be responsible for meeting organizational goals for operational efficacy and programmatic success in Boston. 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.

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> The Program Manager will report to the Regional Director and work in partnership with Girls Who Code teaching staff, program partners and participants. The successful candidate has at least three (3) years of demonstrated experience in a program or operations role in a metrics-driven environment.

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> RESPONSIBILITIES

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> Working closely with the Girls Who Code Regional Director, the Program Manager is responsible for the timely and successful execution of the following:

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> Represent Girls Who Code in Boston, growing our presence, developing our brand, and pursuing strategic growth opportunities

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> Manage day-to-day operations of Girls Who Code programs and junior staff/interns in Boston

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> Manage needs and expectations of program partners to deliver programs that meet organizational and partner goals

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> Support Regional Director to monitor program budget and ensure organization expenditures are accounted for and completed at or under budget

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> Support the application review and selection process

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> Develop planning framework to ensure effective guest speakers, workshops and field trips and positive experience for all participants

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> Manage selection, scheduling and coordination of high-profile speakers, mentors and volunteers

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> Manage student and parent communications and onboarding

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> Manage and report on performance of teaching staff

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> Manage program logistics, including travel, meals, and other items as necessary

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> Plan and execute program events in collaboration with program partner, including Open House and Graduation

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> Monitor program attendance and ensure at least 90% retention rates in the classroom

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> Develop processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficient program delivery

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> Oversee implementation of program evaluation including surveys, interviews, and site visits

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> Support Regional Director in lead generation for Girls Who Code clubs

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> QUALIFICATIONS

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> 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 the tech community and students in Boston.

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> Requirements include:

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> Bachelor's degree required

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> At least 3 - 5 years of professional experience in a program or operational role

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> Proven ability to launch and maintain programs in new regions

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> Proven ability to manage junior staff

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> Proven effectiveness in managing multiple projects or programs at once

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> Self-starter excited about launching programs in a new location independently

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> Successful track record in setting priorities, shaping processes, and executing quickly and effectively

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> Demonstrated experience with problem solving and creative management of multiple issues at once

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> Deep understanding of project management in a metrics-driven environment

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> Excellent communications and people skills with an ability to balance priorities, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders

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> Comfort working with a distributed team – ability to communicate and collaborate virtually with colleagues while taking ownership for the Girls Who Code presence in Boston

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> Team player with a flexible and creative approach to problem solving

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> Able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals

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> Detail-oriented, with superb organizational skills a must

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> Experience working with high school girls and their parents in an education or program setting a plus

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> Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education preferred

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> Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, maturity and confidence

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> Commitment to Girls Who Code's mission
 

How to Apply/Contact: 
Please send cover letter and resume to Domonique James at james.domonique@gmail.com