Girls Who Code’s Community Ambassador will build local awareness of our 2-week summer Campus programs and drive paid registrations by engaging with relevant referral sources such as teachers, guidance counselors, and community organizations. Campus offers beginner and advanced coding courses for middle and high school girls. In our program, girls connect coding to their interests, build bravery and confidence, learn more about careers and women in tech, and join a supportive sisterhood of girls who code across the United States. Our programs are hosted at secondary schools and universities in select markets.
Reporting directly to the Director of Student Recruitment and Sales, the ideal candidate has experience with sales outreach strategies such as pitch calls, email campaigns, and virtual/in-person information sessions. As a Community Ambassador, you will identify online (i.e. Facebook groups, parent newsletters, message boards) and offline (i.e. STEM fairs) channels and events to recruit participants. A successful candidate is comfortable persuasively pitching an academic summer enrichment opportunity to parents and girls, and thrives in a metrics-driven environment while working independently.
This is a part-time, hourly position from November 2018 through June 2019.
LOCATIONS: New York, Washington D.C/Baltimore., Los Angeles, San Francisco (South Bay), Boston, Seattle
- Lead local outreach through pitch calls, email campaigns, and events that target guidance counselors, teachers, and local STEM and girls-focused organizations
- Organize and attend school visits to meet with classrooms, clubs, or parent organizations
- Initiate, plan and lead Information Sessions in collaboration with local schools and universities for students and parents to generate interest and leads for Campus
- Conduct virtual info sessions online to share Campus with parents and community members.
- Convert interested leads to registrations through email communication, phone banking, text messaging, and other individualized follow up.
- Submit weekly report of activities including information sessions held, pitch calls conducted, schools visited, etc.
- Research and advise on development of local recruitment strategy including identifying target school and university partners, key community leaders, parent ambassadors, media outlets, events, and social media
- Provide support on managing inbound communication from students, parents, and schools and universities organizations
- Represent Girls Who Code at appropriate meetings, presentations and community events, as needed
- Flexible schedule and available to work between five and ten hours per week, including some nights and weekends. Must be able to attend in-school events (between 9am and 3pm) approximately once or twice a week.
- Able to provide your own laptop (must have video camera) and transportation to events.
- Native to the city and/or highly knowledgeable about secondary schools in the city
- Some activities may require lifting boxes of materials, setting up tables, and/or other light physical labor.
- Skilled public speaker and natural communicator. Comfortable speaking on the phone, tabling at events, and presenting to a group
- Experience planning and running events for students and parents
- Attention to detail and results-oriented
- Self-starter who works well independently and on teams
- Data-driven and results-oriented: you thrive on meeting ambitious goals. Bonus points for experience with Salesforce.
- Previous Girls Who Code volunteers and alumni strongly encouraged to apply
- Undergraduate and graduate students encouraged to apply. Concentration in Computer Science or Education a plus
- Existing parent or educator networks in the local community a plus
- Passion for our mission to close the gender gap in technology fields through a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.
Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, alienage or citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.
Minimum Education Required