Program Manager, Fellowship

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ORGANIZATION: CLOSE THE GAP FOUNDATION

APPLY HERE: https://tinyurl.com/Program-Manager-Fellowship

WHY JOIN CLOSE THE GAP

Close the Gap is a 100% volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future of equitable opportunities for low-income students and professionals. Founded in 2018, Close the Gap focuses on mentorship, workshops, project-based learning, financial/resource assistance, and awarding scholarships.

At Close the Gap, your individuality is your strength. We are a small, diverse, nimble group of innovators, disruptors, and trailblazers who are trying to leverage technology to solve the challenge of widening opportunity gaps that prevent low-income students from fulfilling their fullest potential due to their financial limitations.

Volunteering here gives you an opportunity to impact lives, invest in your growth and development, and be part of a fun and inclusive team. Together, we can build a future without opportunity gaps.

This role reports to our Program Director. Learn more about volunteering with us.

WHY CLOSE THE GAP NEEDS YOU

Close the Gap is looking for a team of mission-driven and empathetic program managers to collaborate on a nimble team that will be responsible primarily for engaging with our summer fellowship participants through weekly check-ins, virtual socials, Slack channel engagement, and workshops.

Our annual virtual summer fellowship program includes a diverse group of students who are first-generation and low-income students. We have an ambitious goal to scale our program participation by 5x, and your efforts will shape the future of our nonprofit organization, making a very tangible impact in these students’ lives, and future students for years to come.

This role will require a minimum commitment from join date to late October 2023.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The following tasks will be split amongst multiple program managers depending on interest and strength.

Program planning(November - January 2023)

  • Assist in creation and launch of new year-round mentorship program
  • Meet with previous mentors and fellows to understand what worked well for mentorship sessions
  • Design outreach plan to find potential mentors and students
  • Determine the application process for the program and ideal user experience

Outreach (February - March 2023)

  • Create outreach materials to increase mentor and student applications
  • Conduct virtual info sessions for mentors and prospective students
  • Update training materials for mentors, students, and program interns
  • Collaborate with people operations to recruit, interview, and onboard your team of 2-3 program interns (college/recent grads)

Team management (April - May 2023)

  • Train, manage, and mentor 2-3 program interns
  • Interview mentors and semi-finalist students
  • Reach out to industry leaders to plan contents of workshops
  • Plan and organize activities for virtual socials
  • Conduct training for mentors, who will work directly 1on1 with students throughout the program

Program (June - September 2023)

  • Host or participate in weekly Sunday afternoon workshops, virtual socials
  • Participate consistently in virtual Slack community
  • Make sure all trackers (attendance/pulse checks) are updated in a timely manner
WHO YOU ARE
  • BA or BS degree or equivalent experience
  • You embody high emotional intelligence to understand how people collaborate and achieve shared outcome
  • You believe in the multiplier effect as an program manager
  • You are passionate about creating an equitable society
KEY QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ability to commit 10 - 15 hours per week
  • Ability to attend weekly staff meetings, currently on Thursdays at 8:00 pm PT
  • Diligent note taking abilities and attention to detail
  • Impeccable program management experience leveraging tools and documentation
  • Ability to mentor and manage a team of college/grad students
  • Empathy with program participants
  • Commitment to advocacy, diversity and serving the community
  • A team player who values transparency, accountability, and diversity
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Experience with program management
  • Prior experience working with students in the high school and low income demographic
  • Participated in a mentorship program before
  • Prior experience in conducting recurring check-in’s (e.g. Resident Assistants, Research Assistants, Market Research Analysts)

APPLY HERE: https://tinyurl.com/Program-Manager-Fellowship

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About CLOSE THE GAP FOUNDATION

Location:

n/a, Virtual, CA 94403, US

Mission Statement

We are closing the opportunity gap by creating equitable opportunities for disadvantaged students through mentorship, project-based learning, and financial assistance.

Description

Close the Gap is a 100% volunteer-based organization dedicated to creating a future of equitable opportunities for low-income students and professionals. Founded in 2018 by a group of Silicon Valley, like-minded professionals, Close the Gap focuses on mentorship, workshops, project-based learning, financial/resource assistance, and awarding scholarships.

Check us out at: closethegapfoundation.org


At Close the Gap, your individuality is your strength. We are a small, diverse, nimble group of innovators, disruptors, trailblazers who are trying to leverage technology to solve the challenge of widening opportunity gaps that prevent low-income students from fulfilling their fullest potential due to their financial limitations. Working here gives you an opportunity to impact lives, invest in your growth and development, and be part of a fun and diverse team. Together, we can build a future without opportunity gaps.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Program Management
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Event Planning / Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • 10 -15 hours a week
  • Must be able to attend weekly staff meeting, currently on Thursdays at 8:00pm PT

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