At ChickTech, we believe every girl and woman has the right to fulfill their true potential.
We are dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. We facilitate hands-on technology-centric events to empower, support, and increase the confidence of women and girls. Through our events, ChickTech builds community, empowers participants to see themselves as leaders, and provides networking and mentoring opportunities in the rapidly growing high tech industry.
We are looking for a Chapter Director for the local chapter of ChickTech. The Chapter Director is a true leadership position, liaising directly with ChickTech HQ, providing guidance for the entire chapter, representing ChickTech in the local community, and ensuring all programs are running sustainably.
The perfect candidate for the Chapter Director is a charismatic, trustworthy, responsible, and experienced people manager, has previous personal volunteer experience, and has a passion for empowering women.
Our ideal Chapter Director candidate will have:
Experience with event planning and volunteer or staff management
Experience with either nonprofits and/or the tech field
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
Excellent interpersonal skills that establish and maintain credibility and relationships
A drive to improve the experience of girls and women in technology
Key Chapter Director responsibilities include:
Carry the vision for the chapter and inspire others to become a part of the ChickTech movement
Build, train, and lead the leadership team to achieve the ChickTech mission
Find and foster strategic partnerships and relationships with organizations and businesses
Be the face of the organization (for the press, speaking events, etc)
Determine strategic direction of the chapter
Collaborate with the chapter Operations Director to determine overall budget and annual planning (with help from HQ)
Build and maintain advisory board
Ensure programs are run efficiently and effectively while providing a high quality experience for participants and volunteers.
Ensure comprehensive documentation is created to help identify best practices, keep the program in line with the organization’s mission and philosophy, and ensure repeatability for future volunteers
Keep in close contact with HQ and other chapters
The benefits: A chance to change many lives in your community. An opportunity to have a director-level leadership experience to put on your resume. Networking directly with ChickTech HQ’s executive staff. Extensive networking opportunities at a local level with a wide diversity of tech companies and other organizations. All-expenses paid trip to Portland for the annual Chapter Leadership Summit once a year.
Expected time commitment: 5-10 hours/week, but this may vary. 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!
921 SW Washington St., Suite 316, Portland, OR 97205, US
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).