The demand for ChickTech’s programs and services is growing, and ChickTech is growing to meet it! To expand and further develop our youth programs across North America, ChickTech is hiring a full- time Youth Club Program Manager.
The Youth Club Program Manager will lead the development of a new ChickTech initiative, Youth-Led Middle School Technology and Entrepreneurship Clubs, and support Rural High School Technology Summits. This role will support, assist, and guide Middle School Club outreach and development; implement rural high school programs and standardize methodologies; and represent ChickTech as a leader in the technology and education community around gender equality. This position is funded for one year; job responsibilities include supporting fundraising efforts to expand the ChickTech club presence and continue this role beyond that year.
- Manage middle school club and high school program
- Lead successful and impactful Middle School Clubs across Oregon and Washington:
- Conduct school outreach to recruit, onboard, and support eight teachers and 16 high school leaders in starting ChickTech clubs at their schools
- Lead the development and training of Club Mentors and Youth Leaders during a 2-day Train the Trainers and Youth Development Summit
- Support Club Mentors and Youth Leaders throughout the 2019-2020 school year as they run weekly clubs for 10 middle school students each.
- Co-lead three High School Technology Summits
- Support and guide ChickTech planning committees in development and implementation of three events in Corvallis, Newport, and Bend, OR
- Develop and revise programs
- Collaborate and strategize with staff and volunteer program teams on project planning, volunteer management, grant reporting, and related program support
- Review club program evaluations and implement program revisions as needed
- Create related program templates to share with chapters across the country
- Monitor club budgets including tracking expenses for all clubs and training
- Build community engagement
- Develop and grow local partnerships, including those that create pathways for ChickTech participants into our programs and beyond
- Represent ChickTech at local youth and community outreach events
- Participate in monthly ChickTech Nation community meetings with chapters and staff in order to share and learn about best practices
- Work with and support other staff as a cohesive team
- Support fundraising efforts
- Research and apply for local grants to support programming
- Build local partnerships with companies that include financial support
- Experienced in youth development and passionate about STEM education, gender equity and/or the tech industry
- Can work independently and strategically in an open organization model that builds an inclusive, empowering, and welcoming environment
- Strong interpersonal communication skills to effectively work with remote teams
- Great team player with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem solving while paying high attention to detail
- Resourceful, self-motivated, and able to work in a startup, remote environment
- Ability to build strong personal connections with diverse volunteers, youth, families, and school representatives to encourage, empathize, and drive positive action
- Thrives in fast-paced environment; ability to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals
- Cloud-based shared drive proficiency or similar skills
- Availability on nights and weekends as needed
- Excellent wi-fi connectivity (if working remotely)
The ChickTech Youth Program Manager reports to the ChickTech Program Director.
This person will have frequent phone or video check-ins to update the Program Director and team on the status of related programs in addition to weekly meetings with the entire leadership team. This allows for a sharing of information, advice, and direction on how to move forward. In addition, the calls support a sense of community, a strong connection to the other staff and volunteers, and a steady stream of support from the National office to local programs.
Must be able to pass a background check. Must possess a valid Driver’s License with clean DMV record; proof of insurance and reliable transportation preferred but not necessary.
ChickTech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. You will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
ChickTech is a national nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. ChickTech currently serves 1,200 girls and 6,000 women and allies in 27 cities.