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 High School Participant Engagement Manager for the local chapter of ChickTech. The High School Participant Engagement Manager is a community engagement position, liaising directly with the High School Program Director, providing support to the High School Program Team, representing ChickTech in the local community, and ensuring all facets of youth recruitment and engagement are being met and programs are running sustainably.
The perfect candidate for the High School Participant Engagement Manager is a charismatic, trustworthy, responsible, and detail oriented. Has previous experience with community outreach and project managing multifaceted events, has previous 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 High School Participant Engagement Manager candidate will have:
Experience with community outreach and engagement
Experience with either nonprofits and/or the tech field
Experience with scheduling and communicating program requirements
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 Participant Engagement Manager responsibilities include:
Executing the vision for the high school program and inspiring others to become a part of the ChickTech movement
Active participation in the High School planning team to achieve the ChickTech mission
Recruits young womxn to participate in the High School program through contact with schools, educators, and nonprofit organizations
Manages and coordinates communications between participants and parents as it relates to the High School program.
Manages and coordinates the scheduling of students for program activities based on their program preferences and engages students in other community events to help them create a network of support within the field of tech.
Ensure communication between planning team roles to guarantee that all logistics with regard to student engagement and program needs are being met.
Collaborate and maintain open lines of communication with the High School Program Director throughout the event planning process.
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
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!
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).