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WWCode Career Opportunity

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Company Overview

Women Who Code is a 501c3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. As an organization, we have executed more than 17,000 free learning events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 343,000, and have a presence in 147 countries.

We believe that a team dedicated to making our industry better should reflect the diversity within it. We take our Code of Conduct seriously, and encourage those of groups traditionally underrepresented in technology to apply.

Job Description

The CEO will be thoroughly committed to Women Who Code’s mission. All candidates should have proven leadership, coaching, and relationship management experience.

Key Responsibilities

Leadership & Management:

  • Ensure ongoing local programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.
  • Provide strategic leadership and hands-on management for the administrative and operational functions of the organization in accordance with the mission, objectives, and policies.
  • Actively engage and energize Women Who Code volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong Board of Directors; seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for both ongoing local operations and for the global rollout.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Women Who Code’s high-performance senior management team.
  • Ensure effective systems to track scaling progress, and regularly evaluate program components, so as to measure successes that can be effectively communicated to the board, funders, and other constituents.

Fundraising & Communications:

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion while simultaneously retiring building debt.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.

Planning & New Business

  • Design the global expansion and complete the strategic business planning process for the program expansion into new markets.
  • Begin to build partnerships in new markets, establishing relationships with the funders, and political and community leaders at each expansion site.
  • Be an external local and global presence that publishes and communicates program results with an emphasis on the successes of the local program as a model for regional and global replication.

Public Relations and Community Impact

  • Develop and maintain relationships with diverse internal and external publics to advocate for women in technology holding leadership positions.
  • Serve as the principal spokesperson in the community.
  • Focus on the overall impact of the organization in the community, with particular emphasis on increasing Women Who Code’s capacity to serve its intended population.
  • Look broadly at community needs to review and ensure alignment of programs to need and mission and continued relevance to the vision.


  • Advanced degree, with at least 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or globally scaling a performance- and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth
  • Expertise in operational management of a large organization including financial management, risk management, and human capital management
  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation
  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget
  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships
  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning
  • Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people
  • Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, and self-directed


  • Master’s (Required)


  • Senior leadership: 10 years (Required)
  • Fundraising: 5 years (Required)
  • Relationship management: 10 years (Required)
  • Nonprofit management: 7 years (Required)

Nice to Have

  • Public policy background
  • Non-profit CEO
  • BD or fundraising background, experience of grant funding
  • MBA