Works with community members, corporate sponsors and planning team to project manage, budget, plan, and execute high school chapter events. Manages and coordinates operational planning efforts related to the high school program plans and/or projects. Consults with HQ management and serves as a liaison between ChickTech and program partners. Project management of the high school program team includes but is not limited to regular check-ins with Workshop Manager, Participant Engagement Manager, the Volunteer Manager and Logistics Manager. This role acts as a liaison between chapter members and the chapter director to pass critical program information to national. This position ensures communications between all planning team roles and is responsible for ensuring timelines and event deliverables are being met within 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 High School Program Director for the local chapter of ChickTech. The High School Program Director is a true leadership position, liaising directly with ChickTech National, providing guidance for the High School Program Team, representing ChickTech in the local community, and ensuring all programs are running sustainably.
The perfect candidate for the Chapter High School Program Director is a charismatic, trustworthy, responsible, and detail oriented. Has previous experience managing people and multifaceted projects, personal volunteer experience, and has a passion for empowering women.
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 High School Program Director candidate will have:
Experience with event planning and volunteer or staff management
Experience with either nonprofits and/or the tech field
Experience with budgeting and financial planning
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 High School Program Director responsibilities include:
Carry the vision for the high school program and inspire others to become a part of the ChickTech movement
Support and lead the High School planning team to achieve the ChickTech mission
Find and foster strategic partnerships and relationships with organizations and businesses
Manage and coordinate the operational planning efforts related to the high school program and its related projects
Ensure communication between all planning team roles and is responsible for ensuring timelines and event deliverables are being met within budget.
Collaborate with the chapter Operations Director to determine overall program budget (with help from HQ)
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 replicability for future volunteers
Keep in close contact with chapter leadership, acting as a liaison between the planning team and the Chapter Director to pass critical program information to HQ.
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. Volunteer and professional development training related to this role and access to a free ACT-W+ membership during your volunteer tenure. 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.
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!
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).