Program
Director

Full-Time; Remote (within the United States)
Salary range for this position is $60K-70K

About Technovation

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 a Program Director to guide and develop our support for 18-25 year old youth. 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 highly motivated young women from more than 100 countries as they head to college, look for jobs, and seek workforce development support.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate on and refine 18-25 year old youth development strategy
  • Develops, coordinates and evaluates programs and projects for these young women
  • Provide support to help these youth 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 participant feedback and analyze data to inform program implementation and improvements
  • Manage small team and volunteers and/or interns
  • Activate our existing LinkedIn community

Ideal Candidate: 

  • Experience building programs for young adults and executing them with high retention; bonus points if they are focused on workforce development
  • Experience working with diverse international populations
  • 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; bonus if relationships were oriented around internship and mentorship opportunities for participants
  • 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

We Offer:

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.

To Apply:

Send the following to [email protected] using the subject line “Program Director” that includes:

  1. Your resume, including a link to your LinkedIn profile
  2. A cover letter expressing your interest in and alignment with the opportunity
  3. Screening task: Please respond to the following prompts in whatever format you find most appropriate:
    1. What is one professional network you belong to? Why? How do you contribute to that community?
    2. Create a strategy to connect past Technovation Girls participants to high quality internships and/or jobs. Details: Past participants are located in countries around the world, may not have great internet connection, and you have limited staff capacity. What would you prioritize? How would you meet your goals?