Nonprofit Remote Digest - Issue #532
Technovation (technovation.org) is a global tech education nonprofit on a mission to empower girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers.
Technovation (technovation.org) is a global tech education nonprofit that empowers girls and families to become leaders, creators and problem-solvers. Over the past 14 years, Technovation has engaged more than 100,000 underserved children and parents across 115+ countries through two flagship programs:
Technovation Girls equips young women (ages 10-18) 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.
Technovation Families brings together families, schools, and mentors to learn, play, and create with artificial intelligence. Through hands-on projects, children (ages 8-16) and adults learn and use AI tools to address real-world problems in their communities.
Our vision 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 Coordinator to support girls and leaders around the world. The ideal candidate is passionate about engaging a diverse global community and building resources and connections that enable awesome tech and entrepreneurship educational experiences for participants and their volunteer leaders.
This is a chance to be a part of a leading education technology nonprofit, in service to tens of thousands of girls and families in more than 100 countries.
One of the main goals of our work is to bring educational opportunities to underrepresented people and bring them into the technology workforce. We believe that with the right learning opportunities and support, everyone has the ability to learn and become technology creators.
Do whatever it takes to support Technovation programs
Support student, parent, mentor, and volunteer leaders through customer support
Analyze program data and use findings to prioritize and develop resources to help support program participants, leaders, and parents
Manage some virtual program events including logistics and participant communication
Create training materials for mentors, leaders, students
Plan and lead parts of online trainings for mentors, leaders, or students depending on needs
Support or manage newsletters for select participant groups such as students and mentors
Conduct outreach to potential new partners to help us reach our mission
Support program and volunteer engagement team members as they manage other initiatives and work cross-collaboratively with marketing, product development, and fundraising teams as needed
Has experience working as a teacher or directly with youth
Is a strong writer and communicator; bonus: is experimental in communicating ideas (not everything needs to be communicated through text) especially to non-English speaking audiences
Has managed projects or programs previously (plus if this experience is virtual)
Works effectively with diverse people, organizations, communities, and cultures
Is comfortable analyzing and learning from data
Has a track record of building and maintaining relationships with community organizations or schools
Loves learning new things and is open to dynamic, changing environments
Has the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with a small and virtual team
Has some experience facilitating online trainings or workshops (bonus)
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.
“Flat” organization. We do have a Leadership Team so that we know who to go to for help with issues and major decisions, and so that we have a clearly defined level of accountability, but you definitely won’t feel like you have a traditional boss or manager. All the way “up” to the CEO, we are transparent and honest. This isn’t fluff for a job posting, it’s something we actively practice and keep in check.
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.
How To Apply
Please send an email to email@example.com using the subject line “Program Coordinator” 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 provide a 1 page (or shorter) case study of a project or program you’ve supported or led. Include your best practices, difficulties and key statistics.