Organizes implementation of individualized chapter fundraising strategy. Acts as a liaison between chapter members and National to pass up large scale partnership opportunities.
At ChickTech, we believe every girl and womxn has the right to fulfill their true potential.
ChickTech is a national nonprofit dedicated to retaining womxn (female-identifying, non-binary and transgender women) in the technology workforce and increasing the number of womxn pursuing technology-based careers through signature programs for K-12 students and career level adults. The overarching goal of ChickTech is to increase diversity and inclusion within the technology culture through broadening the pipeline of underrepresented populations entering careers through non-traditional pathways, and increasing retention of these populations through a supportive community focused on enhancing career, leadership, inclusion, and engagement within and beyond the workplace. By building and enhancing an intergenerational community, ChickTech is ensuring companies can find untapped talent from diverse communities across the country while also building skills and interest for future generations to excel and create a diverse tech workforce.
The ChickTech Chapter Development Directors are passionate about the mission, excited about sharing the value of ChickTech and being an Ambassador in their personal and professional networks. This co-lead volunteer role is responsible for implementing the strategic fundraising plan created uniquely for that chapter. This strategy can include building partnerships with local businesses that also share a passion for the mission, working with the chapter’s ACT-W Director to host monthly chapter events, and raising funds to support chapter programs and operations. This includes researching and building relationships with potential donors and partners, organizing fundraising events, and recommending and implementing fundraising and partnership strategies and goals.
Note: This is an unpaid volunteer position with options to work remotely.
Did you know that women are typically less likely to apply for positions if they don’t think they meet each desired skill? That’s not us - we encourage everyone to apply and commit to working with each volunteer to develop and build these skills to support your professional development!
Our ideal candidate will have:
A passion for the ChickTech mission
The desire to act as an ambassador in their personal and professional networks
Prior fundraising or sales experience
Excellent interpersonal skills that establish and maintain credibility and relationships
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills, ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
Good strategic and tactical thinking
The ability to work in a collaborative style and move others to action by planning, motivating and organizing work tasks
Key responsibilities include:
Ensuring effective implementation of the Chapter’s Fundraising & Development Plan
Building and maintaining relationships with Chapter ACT-W event attendees & volunteers
Identifying and building relationships with potential corporate partners through in-person or virtual meetings and events, personal and professional connections, and other networking methods
Working with ChickTech marketing and outreach team members to increase awareness of the ChickTech organization by e-mail/web marketing, word-of-mouth at local conferences and other events, and other means
Developing fundraising strategies, which may include organizing fundraising events, web-based Peer-to-Peer campaigns, grant applications and others
Working with marketing team members to develop appropriate solicitation materials and other correspondence and acknowledgements
Tracking and analyzing past fundraising efforts using ChickTech databases to measure effectiveness and forecasting for future fundraising needs
Working with the volunteer management team to build a team to assist in fundraising duties and outreach
Managing the donor database to ensure chapter’s contact information is current and donor contact preferences are honored
Expected time commitment: 5-10 hours/week. We ask that all leadership team members commit to one year of being on the team if possible, although less can be negotiated. Please be honest about your time commitments, while we realize it is difficult to forecast what you may be doing four or five months out, we ask potential leadership team members to try their best to upfront with any conflicts, either work or personal. Thank you for your understanding!
Diversity and Inclusion
ChickTech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for roles without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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ChickTech is a multi-generational community of womxn and girls helping each other to become technology creators. ChickTech is dedicated to retaining womxn (and non-binary individuals) in the technology workforce and increasing the number of womxn and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of womxn and girls. Through our events, we build community, empower participants to see themselves as leaders, and provide networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing tech industry.
As a mostly volunteer-run non-profit, we are always searching for partners who would like to get involved through donations of expertise, volunteer time, in-kind, funding, or just by helping to get the word out.
ChickTech is currently active in multiple cities across the country (https://chicktech.org/locations).