The Next IT Girl: Charleston Chapter Lead

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The Next IT Girl

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The Next IT Girl is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that educates, mentors, and advances underrepresented young women of color ages 8-22 who are interested in pursuing a technology -related career. We expose these young women to all aspects of computer science and information technology. By supporting broader career options and encouraging all technical interests we provide the support network they need to pursue and successfully excel in the technology industry. Through hands-on workshops, community support, and mentorship we are creating resources that will increase the representation and close the gender and race gap in technology.

Position Overview

A TNIG chapter leader provides a foundation in a local community through our 3 key areas; Educating, Mentoring, and Advancing. Chapters are made up individuals devoted to giving back at the community level. Chapters are semi-autonomous all working independently, but still in conjunction with each other in support of the TNIG mission. Chapters facilitate beneficial events that engage their local community as a whole. Chapters work closely with local businesses, organizations, and companies to help ensure continued growth and sustainability of TNIG. Each chapter is different, made up and led by enthusiastic individuals, but supported by the resources and leadership of TNIG core leaders. This ensures that each chapter aligns with TNIG mission.

The Chapter Leader is essential to the success of each chapter. They provide structure and direction in the planning and execution of internal and external events and encourage engagement with community and tech leaders in the chapter cities. The Chapter Leader ensures that their chapter is actively hosting a variety of events that appeal to our target audience and align with mission and values. The Chapter Leader pursues partnerships with local businesses and organizations, and acts as a representative of The Next IT Girl to their community. They are dedicated to the growth and advancement of The Next IT Girl community. The chapter leader is an enthusiastic individual with a technical background who is both connected with the tech community locally and passionate about introducing more girls to computing concepts. Chapter Leaders are driven to serve selflessly and fearlessly in their community while being personally accountable for their own actions. These individuals understand that community growth happens through a combination of clear purpose, collaboration, and individual leadership. You will have the opportunity to raise your profile as a leader in the tech industry through press mentions, speaking opportunities, and connections with tech leaders in your city. Chapter Leaders commit to 10-15 hours a month for volunteering their time which includes event planning, community development, and leadership and management of their chapter. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

TNIG Chapter Leader knows how to delegate and motivate and believes that force-multiplying is an effective method for growth. Lastly, The Next IT Girl Chapter Leader understands that growing a chapter takes individual leadership, time, effort, and consistency.

General Responsibilities

  • Commitment to The Next IT Girl mission and vision
  • Schedule, organize, and promote workshops and events with Program Coordinator
  • Market chapter, classes, and events
  • Facilitate volunteer program trainings organized by Director of Programs
  • Cultivate local partnership development efforts on behalf of the chapter
  • Oversees and manages internal and external workshops
  • Manage relationships/agreements/proposals with external partners
  • Communicate with Content Creator to organize workshop postings and chapter advertisements via social media
  • Effectively communicates with team members via email apps
  • Communicate regularly with TNIG core leaders
  • Monitor operating costs, budgets and resources
  • Ensures that all chapter documentation and receipts are properly and accurately filed to company Google Drive
  • Participates in meetings as needed and other Chapter Lead functions not specified

Incentives

  • Per Workshop Stipend
  • Flexible
  • Leadership Development
  • Annual Team Retreat
  • Strong community of dedicated leaders who come from diverse professional backgrounds
  • Conference passes that focus on women and/or technology development.

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university or an equivalent amount of education and experience
  • Must have proficient computer skills as well as the ability to quickly learn modern edge cutting technology
  • Must pass a background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong desire for continued growth and learning in technology

We look forward to hearing from you!

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

The Charleston Metropolitan AreaCharleston, SC 29424

(32.78306,-79.93658)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Youth Services
  • Computer Science
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month
  • Must reside in chapter city.

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