The Form and Function Director will lead a program teaching middle schoolers the tool of web design. They will set the tone and direction. Leading Form and Function requires creativity, commitment, and communication skills. The program needs someone who can manage students, parents, and volunteers effectively. They will be responsible for inspiring the next generation of computer programmers.
The director will be in charge of all interactions between parents, students, and Form and Function. This involves student signing-ups, answering questions, solving problems, and any other necessary communication. The director is also responsible for organizing volunteers. This includes interviewing, onboarding, leading meetings, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment. They will create the volunteer placement in homerooms for each week, deciding what homerooms are needed on a given week and who will be responsible for teaching them.
The position of director offers numerous benefits. The director will not only observe but lead a real business, seeing the behind-the-scenes work of nonprofits. They will learn and use all of the modern platforms of small businesses such as Slack and Notion and meet with other directors to implement strategic plans to lead the organization forwards. Feel free to have a dream for the program and go for it! Being part of Bit by Bit provides a community of like-minded peers, people who can offer advice, encouragement, and support. Interacting with the wide range of stakeholders involved with form and function will allow your communication skills to flourish. At the end of the year, the director will have the satisfaction of knowing that they made an impact on a large group of middle school students.
11445 SW WOODLEE HEIGHTS CT, PORTLAND, OR 97219, US
Our mission is to diversify the community of ponderers and creators by equipping the next generation with the tools of technology, thinking, and leadership to improve the world, bit by bit.
We strive for low-cost programs to teach and encourage students, especially girls and other underrepresented youths in the STEM community, to code, to examine the world, and to lead. We currently offer three programs: Hello World, Form and Function, and Uncommon Sense. Hello World is a summer camp aimed at teaching middle school girls the inner workings of websites. Form and Function is a free after-school program empowering middle schoolers with the tools web development. Uncommon Sense allows high schoolers to examine the world critically and see things with a skeptical eye. For our paid programs, we ensure that scholarships are readily available to ensure all can enjoy our programs. In addition to sharing the gift of code and knowledge, we train student volunteers through hands-on learning to adopt the responsibility, initiative, and dedication critical to strong leadership. We started as a summer camp to teach middle school girls how to code, and the following year, we expanded to clubs for middle schools and high schools. In 2020, we also incorporated critical thinking as one of our services.
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
April 13, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 15
Around 15 hours per week.
(able to keep track of homerooms, emails, students, and volunteers), good communication skills (including teaching skills), and flexibile to changes.