Responsible for implementing ChickTech’s national marketing and outreach campaigns through chapter communications channels, crafting and implementing digital content to boost ChickTech’s brand awareness in the local community, and collaborating with other marketing volunteers on a local and national basis through the ChickTech Marketing Committee.
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 Communications Director for the local chapter of ChickTech. The Communications Director is a marketing position, liaising directly with the Chapter Director and ChickTech’s National Marketing Manager. The Communications Director is responsible for implementing ChickTech’s national marketing and outreach campaigns through chapter communications channels, crafting and implementing digital content to boost ChickTech’s brand awareness in the local community, and collaborating with other marketing volunteers on a local and national basis through the ChickTech Marketing Committee.
The perfect candidate for the Communications Director is charismatic, creative, responsible, and detail oriented. Has previous experience with email marketing and social media, digital advertising, and communications; 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 Communications Director candidate will have:
Keen interest in and experience with marketing, communications, social media, blogging/writing, and/or marketing analytics
Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
Commitment to keeping up with social trends and ability to leverage viral opportunities
Experience with either nonprofits and/or the tech field
The ability to work in a collaborative style
Proficiency with social media management platform Hootsuite
Experience with creating graphics for social media and/or using Canva
Experience with email marketing platform Mailchimp, including audience/list management
Positive attitude, attention to detail, and good organizational ability
Fluency in English (proficiency in multiple languages is an added bonus!)
Passion for ChickTech's mission to empower womxn and girls in technology
Key Chapter Communications Director responsibilities include:
Creating content for digital channels on behalf of ChickTech that showcases opinions, responds to emerging events, and supports our mission
Writing, curating, and sourcing regular content for social media that responds to industry trends and showcases ChickTech’s mission
Serving as a liaison to the chapter and its community for ChickTech’s national marketing campaigns and outreach
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 National'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).