Seattle Community Manager

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ChickTech is a national nonprofit dedicated to retaining women in the technology workforce and increasing the number of women and girls pursuing technology-based careers. ChickTech currently serves girls and women in 20 cities and is expanding to increase the number of cities with a ChickTech presence.

ChickTech: K-12 programs offer free hands-on workshops, mentoring and encouragement to girls. We help girls develop interest and skills in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics) while building their confidence and recognizing their individual potential as future technology leaders.

ChickTech: Career events, including the ACT-W conference, are passionate about creating community among women and providing them with the support they need, whether career-focused, technical, or emotional and social.

The Community Manager will support and guide the volunteer community of ChickTech: Seattle in order to lead and grow the K-12 programs in Seattle and the surrounding areas. They will maintain relationships within the Seattle nonprofit and tech communities, in particular with K-12 partners. The position will also liaise with ChickTech Headquarters, housed in Portland.

Goals for this role are to: support, assist, and guide ChickTech: Seattle volunteers in order to grow the chapter’s K-12 impact; implement pilot projects and standard methodologies; and represent ChickTech as a leader in the Seattle technology community around gender equality. Their time will be split between local programs (¾) and national programs (¼) in order to create best practices, serve on committees, and pilot programs to be rolled out nationally.

Key Responsibilities:

Program Management and Development

Lead successful and impactful K-12 programs in the Seattle area:

  • Develop a pipeline of girls for our K-12 programs with new and existing community partners.

  • Develop tools and support to expand existing local programs

  • Work with team to document events, activities, and workshops as needed to create replicable K-12 programs

  • Maintain relevant Airtable tracking tools

  • Find and facilitate new opportunities for growth in the local K-12 programs

  • Liaise with members of the Seattle tech and nonprofit communities to determine which areas of the city can support additional programming

  • Find and foster strategic partnerships and relationships with organizations and businesses

  • Represent ChickTech by participating in panels and presentations at local events

  • Using experience in previous leadership roles, create, lead, and retain cohesive, collaborative and effective teams of volunteers in a wide variety of roles

  • Recruit and onboard new K-12 volunteers in the chapter, using best practices to ensure volunteers are engaged and retained and implement volunteer appreciation

  • Build chapter K-12 volunteer trainings and appreciation based on local needs

  • Document and implement new best practices and share these across chapters

  • Work with national community on pilot programs to be replicated by other chapters across the country

Financial Management and Fundraising

  • Monitor K-12 program budgets including purchasing supplies, tracking expenses, and submitting invoices and receipts.

  • Research and apply for local grant and sponsorship opportunities to support chapter’s K-12 programming and staff budget

Chapter Leadership

  • Collaborate and strategize with Seattle leadership team on planning, programs, and goals

  • Develop and monitor annual plan with leadership team

  • Attend weekly/bi-weekly chapter meetings

  • Work with team on chapter-wide events

  • Represent chapter at community and tech events

  • Set objectives and review team performance with other chapter leadership

  • Participate in monthly national community meetings with chapter leadership across the country in order to share and learn about best practices

  • Attend an annual 2.5-day organization-wide leadership retreat

  • Work with other staff nationally

    • Attend weekly staff calls

    • Attend annual strategic planning session

Required Skills

  • Experience in nonprofit fundraising, new donor acquisition, and grant writing

  • Strong management skills to effectively build community and volunteer relationships

  • Strong interpersonal communication skills including written, public speaking and creating presentations

  • Engaging personality with the ability to co-lead and manage a workshop with up to 30 girls

  • Passionate about STEM education, gender equity and the tech industry

  • Confident managing diverse and technical skill sets to leverage people’s strengths

  • Great team player with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem solving

  • Resourceful, self-motivated, and able to work in a startup environment

  • Previous background in navigating school systems or youth development experience

  • Ability to build strong personal connections with the Seattle chapter leadership team to encourage, empathize, and drive positive action

  • Cultivate strong relationships with partner schools, including teachers, administration, and families

  • Thrives in fast-paced environment; ability to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals

  • Cloud-based shared drive proficiency or similar skills

  • High attention to detail

  • Availability on nights and weekends, which means some flexibility in hours

  • Ability and desire to learn new technology tools

Reports To

This position is based in Seattle, working remotely. The position reports to a ChickTech Regional Director, has daily contact with the volunteers in the Seattle chapter, and fosters outreach to other chapters across the nation.

Must be able to pass a background check.  Must possess a valid Driver’s License with clean DMV record; proof of insurance and reliable transportation preferred but not necessary.

Our focus on the entire community allows for a sharing of information, advice, and direction on how to move forward. In addition, the connection with other chapters supports a sense of community, a strong connection to the other regions, and a steady stream of support from Headquarters to the chapter and the Seattle tech community.

Diversity and Inclusion

ChickTech is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Wages & Benefits

This is an exempt position salaried at $50,000/year. As this is a position that works with volunteers to run events that are often on weekends, some evening and weekend work is necessary.

ChickTech will cover 100% of health insurance premiums for the employee and family. Cell phone stipend is provided. Unlimited PTO is offered.

Application Guidelines/Contact

Please submit a resume and cover letter via this link. We will begin reviewing applications after January 22nd, but the position is open until filled. If you know someone at ChickTech, feel free to reach out to them and get a recommendation, but if you don't go through the link as well, you risk getting lost in an email abyss!

Location: Seattle, WA
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