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Project manager/Team Leader at Code for San Jose

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Code for America

  • 2 people are interested

About Code for San Jose:

  • Code for San Jose (CFSJ) is an all-volunteer-powered organization.
  • We are a chapter of Code for America.
  • As a chapter, we focus on civic innovation and government technology in San Jose, Silicon Valley, and across the country.
  • You do not have to be located in San Jose, California in order to volunteer with us.
  • We welcome everyone interested in solving community problems through technology, user experience design/research, and community partnerships.
  • Our mission is to make community services more transparent, accessible, and equitable by collaborating with local government and other community-based organizations on civic projects.
  • We have over 60 active volunteers with over 8 active projects.
  • Our leadership team consists of 9 other directors, 2 executive directors, and 18 project leaders.
  • As a group, we meet every other Thursday at 6:30 PM PST to sync up and work on projects.
  • All of our events are posted on meetup.


About this Specific Opportunity:

  • Estimated time commitment:
    • 4-8hours per week
This role’s goal:
  • As a project team leader, you will be doing a mix of technical project management and defining product vision in collaboration with the team of developers and external project partners. The goal of the project team lead is organize the team to keep up the project's momentum. You will need to coordinate a team of volunteers.
  • This role’s responsibilities:
    • Management: Briefly inform the CFSJ executive team of project status every 2 weeks,
    • Management: Distill important updates to stakeholders,
    • Management: Onboard and coordinate CFSJ volunteers,
    • Management: Write meeting notes (can be brief or in-depth),
    • Management: Hold 1-on-1 sessions with direct reports,
    • Project Management: Break down and assign work,
    • Project Management: Collaborate on creating roadmaps,
    • Project Management: Help everyone in the team stay on the same page,
    • P roject Management: Track tasks and status towards goals,
    • Product Leadership: Analyze the market space,
    • Product Leadership: Research and form strategic partnerships,
    • Product Leadership: Define product requirements - user stories, acceptance criteria


How to get started:

  1. Please join our Slack organization using this link:
  2. After you join Slack, someone from the CFSJ leadership team will connect with you via Slack about how to get started and what your next steps are.


Find more information about CFSJ:

  • A list of our active projects can be found in this slide deck:
  • Our website:
  • Our meetup page:

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About Code for America



Mission Statement

Code for America helps governments work better for everyone with the people and the power of the web. Through our Fellowship , Accelerator , and Brigade , we're building a network of cities, citizens, community groups, and startups, all equally committed to reimagining government for the 21st century.


Code for America is a new non-profit, and a new kind of organization. Our team is made up of web geeks, city experts, and technology industry leaders. We are building a network of civic leaders and organizations who believe there is a better way of doing things and want to make a difference.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Computers & Technology


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Website Project Management
  • Computer Science
  • Project Management




  • 4-8 hours per week.

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