Leadership Fellow 2021 - 2022

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REPORTS TO

Program Manager, Digital Community


LOCATION

Remote position. WWCode is headquartered in Atlanta, but team members are based around the globe


TYPE

Part-time annual fellowship, August 2021 - August 2022, with possible extension


HOURS / PERKS

10+ @ $25 / hour

Professional development through experiential community leadership role, leadership training through WWCode’s proprietary leadership model, 1:1 and group career coaching, workshops, and conference speaking opportunities. 


PURPOSE

WWCode’s Leadership Fellows program is an opportunity for engineers to build their leadership skills while giving back to the community. Fellows leverage their technical chops to lead a community in one of 6 technical focus areas: Blockchain, Mobile, Cloud, Web Development (Fullstack), Python, or Data Science (+AI/ML).


POSITION OVERVIEW

WWCode Fellows build their own skills while leading and growing WWCode Track communities in their technical area of expertise. This includes growing community membership, developing programs, leading online events, identifying, activating, and mentoring volunteer leaders, and leveraging partnership resources to deliver on community goals. Fellows speak with passion and positivity about WWCode and are responsible for upholding the mission and vision of our organization - to inspire women to excel in technology careers. As organizational thought leaders, they work closely with the Global Leadership team and other networks around the globe. 


YOU

To succeed, you should be a self-starter who is able to work with executive and grassroots stakeholders across diverse communities, while thinking strategically to advance our global vision. You are ready to step into a leadership role and can leverage your technical expertise to build a dynamic and engaged community. Most of all, you’re self-motivated, resourceful, work well with others, and have a strong passion for the advocacy of diverse people in the technical sector.


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support key program areas of WWCode 

  • Grow and strengthen track communities

  • Identify, activate, and develop volunteer community leaders

  • Lead program design and build technical content for online track events

  • Support WWCode’s global developer conferences - CONNECT (virtual conference, hosted in person when deemed safe)

  • Conduct 2 - 3 monthly online events, like webinars and other asynchronous digital experiences for members

  • Create program toolkits that include easy-to-execute technical content that can be delivered in person by other WWCode volunteers

  • Align program content with target member needs - experienced engineers with 2+ years in industry

  • Ensure that the WWCode mission is appropriately and accurately represented at all times

  • Ensure that members know and follow the Code of Conduct

  • Support WWCode initiatives as we all work together to advance our global movement 

  • Share best practices, protips, and challenges with other Fellows

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong technical skill set

  • Ability to think critically and strategically, in line with a global vision

  • Strong aptitude for problem solving and innovation

  • Ability to inspire others through innovative learning and program experiences

  • Possess a strong sense of professionalism, with the ability to handle confidential information 

  • Excellent communications skills with a keen attention to detail

  • Superb writing skills, with the ability to write in a snappy, clear, conversational style that engages learners across long and short copy

  • Ability to quickly evaluate, assess, and process the needs of others

  • Able to create an action plan and see it through to execution

  • Previous experience in non-formal education, pair programming, mentorship, self-directed learning, or program design strongly preferred, especially in volunteer led environments

NICE EXTRAS

  • Passion for empowering a strong volunteer-led community

  • Experience with decision-making based on data analysis, user research, and/or customer needs mapping

  • Experience with e-learning innovations, gamification for learning, or intrinsic / extrinsic motivators

  • Knowledge of tech industry culture

  • Knowledge of diversity best practices 

  • Familiar with Zoom /Slack/ Trello/ G-suite

  • Experience as a WWCode leader

  • Non-profit industry experience


ABOUT US

Women Who Code is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to inspiring women to excel in technology careers. As an organization we have executed more than 14,000 free learning events around the world, garnered a membership exceeding 290,000, and have a presence in 134 countries. 


DIVERSITY

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.


APPLICATION

Ready to apply? Expressions of Interest will be accepted through July 23 2021, but submit your application ASAP to be considered!


HIRING PROCESS

Apply.

Complete a challenge series to demonstrate skills.

Interviews. 

Referral letters. 


Fellows will be announced late August 2021, and will begin their role in September. 


ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Work with an awesome team!

  • Help create a more inclusive industry

  • Attend global developer conference

  • Build your skills and professional network

  • Be recognized as an industry leader