Full-Time; Remote (within the United States)
Salary range for this position is $60K-70K
Technovation (technovation.org) is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Over the past 15 years, Technovation has engaged more than 100,000 underserved children and parents across 115+ countries. Technovation Girls equips young women (ages 8-18) to become tech entrepreneurs and leaders. With the support of volunteer mentors, girls work in teams to code mobile apps that address real-world problems. You may have seen Technovation featured in the award-winning documentary, CodeGirl.
Our mission is to inspire girls and families to be leaders and problem solvers in their lives and their communities.
About this opportunity
Technovation is seeking an Alumnae Program Director to guide and develop our growing alumnae support efforts. You will direct a brand new (small) team. The ideal candidate is comfortable navigating amidst ambiguity and working with many moving parts, teams, and stakeholders who carry different expectations. In this unique role, you will have the opportunity to serve Technovation alumnae from more than 100 countries as they pursue college and careers. Note that Technovation alumnae are still fairly young, including past participants who are 11-17 and older alumnae in college and the workforce who are 18-25.
- Collaborate on and refine alumnae development strategy
- Develops, coordinates and evaluates programs and projects to develop alumnae relations and career development/entrepreneurship programs
- Provide support to help alumnae navigate critical decision points of their education/career journey in ways to encourage their continued engagement in STEM and entrepreneurship.
- Lay groundwork for active alumnae chapters in key locations around the world
- Build systems to gather alumnae feedback and analyze data to inform program implementation and improvements
- Manage small team and volunteers and/or interns
- Activate our existing LinkedIn community
- Experience building adult professional development programs and executing them with high retention
- Experience building & maintaining active community for young adults to support each other
- Self starter – able to plan based on preliminary strategies
- Experience building data tracking systems and using data to help make decisions and persuade others
- Experience having implemented a CRM software for use with alumnae/students
- Jack of all trades who is comfortable planning, executing, and building relationships (nationally & internationally)
- Experience working with 18-25 year olds from diverse economic and linguistic backgrounds, from outside the United States
- Experience identifying and building partnerships with international industry partners to provide internship and mentorship opportunities for alumnae
- Experience building and growing regional alumnae chapters on a global scale
- Experience working with global community volunteer partners on a limited budget
- Able to work in a fast-paced environment with a small and virtual team
Meaningful work. You’ll contribute directly to growing a movement, empowering girls and families to learn and use cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world problems impacting them in 100+ countries.
Autonomy. In collaboration and negotiation with staff, you will make high level decisions about the work you will do, and how you will execute it. We don’t micromanage here. Just communicate clearly and discuss decisions with any people affected by it.
Generous benefits and compensation. We offer 20 paid vacation days plus all federal holidays. We pay 100% of your healthcare coverage. Salary commensurate with experience and market rates.
Workplace input. We are open to adopting new workflows, new software, or other improvements that you think would increase our success, if you are able to champion and gain agreement for recommendations from colleagues.
Flexible work environment. We have core hours, but no one is looking over your shoulder. Go to appointments when you need to, as long as you’re getting your work done in good quality and on time.
We are an equal opportunity employer that values diversity among its applicant pool as well as within our staff, Board, and partners. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Send the following to [email protected] using the subject line “Alumnae Program Director” that includes:
- Your resume, including a link to your LinkedIn profile
- A cover letter expressing your interest in and alignment with the opportunity
- Screening task: Please answer the following prompts in whatever format you find most appropriate:
- What is one professional network you belong to? Why? How do you contribute to that community?
- What is a skill you find important for work? How are you working on developing that? How would you recommend others do the same?