Works with Chapter leads to build, train, and lead the leadership team to achieve the ChickTech mission. Primary responsibilities include: organizing meetings, facilitating communication, tracking chapter expenses and ensuring the adherence to the chapter’s budget.
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.
We are looking for a Chapter Operations Director for the local chapter of ChickTech. The Chapter Operations Director is the Chapter Director’s right-hand person, responsible for ensuring that the operations of the chapter run smoothly and effectively in order to effectively support the mission.
The perfect candidate for the Chapter Operations Director is a responsible and experienced people manager, has previous personal volunteer experience, is detail-oriented, and has a passion for empowering womxn.
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 Chapter Operations Director candidate will have:
Experience with event planning and volunteer or staff management
Experience with either nonprofits and/or the tech field
Some experience with basic financial management and budgeting
Strong organizational and time management skills
Excellent problem solving skills
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing
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 womxn in technology
Key Chapter Operations Director responsibilities include:
Work with the Chapter Director to build, train, and lead the leadership team to achieve the ChickTech mission
Run the day-to-day operations of the chapter, including:
Organizing leadership team meetings
Facilitating communication between leadership team members as needed
Ensuring projects are implemented as planned
Ensuring chapter expenses remain below income and on budget
Reporting and maintaining records of all expenditures
Ensuring programs are run efficiently and effectively while providing a high quality experience for participants and volunteers.
Ensuring that programs are adequately staffed with volunteers and maintained within guidelines.
Creating quality contracts, proposals, reports, documents, and presentations as needed.
Ensuring events, activities, and workshops are being documented by program directors to create replicable, high quality programs; provide reports to HQ on impact and activities as needed
Create processes and procedures to ensure smooth operations
Collaborate with Chapter Director and the National team to determine overall budget and annual planning
Provide and oversee documentation to help identify best practices and keep the chapter in line with the organization’s mission and philosophy
Note: In larger chapters, the Operations Director will build a team to help them with this role.
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 be upfront about any potential 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).