Access Code Program Manager

The C4Q Access Code tech education program aims to strengthen, diversify, and expand the NYC tech workforce by providing high-quality tech courses to those who traditionally lack access. As Queens becomes a center for New York City tech, we want to invest in building the skills of individuals from our community. We are looking for a passionate and dedicated person to help us grow Access Code and manage the next iteration of the program as we expand the scope and scale of operations.

Of the 1.2 million projected tech jobs in the United States by 2020, universities are estimated to fill only 29% of these jobs. The existing for-profit developer training programs are phenomenal resources, but they are more often than not prohibitively expensive and inaccessible to the demographic we serve. In order to tackle this huge demand for talent, we must increase pathways to the tech community outside of academia and for Americans of modest means and less educational attainment. 65% of adult New Yorkers do not have a college degree and earn less than $35,000 a year. Thus most of the market for human capital is currently not included in the tech sector.  This person should have a no fail attitude and work together with the C4Q team to do whatever it takes to provide the appropriate instruction, mentorship, and support to ensure student success.

 

Responsibilities

  • Lead day-to-day operations of up to (4) Access Code program cohorts

  • Implement outreach and recruiting efforts to solicit the most high-potential student applications; coordinate and oversee the application review and selection process

  • Manage selection of, scheduling, and coordination among high-profile speakers, mentors and volunteers

  • Develop and implement processes for effective onboarding of participants

  • Develop framework to ensure effective lectures, demos, workshops, and field trips

  • Plan, execute program events, including Info Sessions, Demo Day and graduation

  • Develop and monitor program metrics to ensure success of Access Code participants

  • Manage needs and expectations of program partners, funders, and foundations; work in partnership to deliver programs that meet organizational and partner goals

  • Oversee implementation of program evaluation

  • Manage, oversee, and report on performance of instructors and teaching assistants in the classroom

  • Develop processes to enhance organizational effectiveness and efficient program delivery

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and two or more years of management, education, or other related experience.

  • Exceptional project management skills; ability to manage and execute complex projects with multiple stakeholders

  • No fail attitude -- whatever it takes to provide the appropriate instruction, mentorship, and support to ensure student success

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Painstakingly detail oriented and rigorous

  • Strong quantitative and problem-solving skills, comfort building financial models, and skill working with data sets
  • Ability to excel in a startup environment, with limited supervision, under tight deadlines, and under pressure

  • Knowledge of current issues in inclusivity and access, tech education, experience working with non-traditional audiences is a major plus.

  • Knowledge and interest in workforce development and education policy a plus

  • Able to reprioritize, shift energies, and adapt to change

  • Strong mission and values alignment with Coalition for Queens

 

Interested?

Please send your resume and a brief statement about your interest to hiring@c4q.nyc. The title of the email should be “Application for Access Code Program Manager - [Your Name]”.

 

 

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