TechTogether Program Manager

  • Events
  • New York, United States

TechTogether Program Manager

Job description

Major League Hacking (MLH) is looking for someone to join our growing team as a Program Manager focusing on building gender-focused hackathons through TechTogether, an important partner of Major League Hacking's that we just acquired to scale their impact.

MLH is rethinking technical education for the modern world. Today, we work with more than half of US Computer Science Students and have a worldwide community of over 130,000 people each year. Our unique hands-on, community-driven approach has helped more than half a million technologists worldwide launch their careers and stay up-to-date with the latest trends. 
Over the last (almost) decade we’ve helped to make technology more gender diverse, growing our community from fewer than 20% women and other underrepresented genders in technology to today where we’ve reached nearly 50% of MLH attendees identifying as women, non-binary, and other genders– far more diverse than a traditional CS classroom or computer science team.

We’re a Certified B-Corp which means that we put our mission before everything else and are a great company to work for and with. Our programs are helping to expand access to technical education to people who have historically not been served by technology.

As our TechTogether Program Manager, you’ll work with event organizers in 5 - 10 cities to help them plan gender-focused hackathons that serve a community of 2,000 participants.

If you're passionate about technology, education, and the future of work AND changing who that future is for – this is the place for you!

What you’ll be doing.

  • Recruiting Event Organizers - You’ll build a network of local leaders who are excited about planning gender-focused hackathons for their local communities. You’ll source applications, interview potential leaders, and ultimately select 5 - 10 of them who we’ll work with this year. Once they’re on board, you’ll help each of them build their own local organizing team as well.

  • Training - You’ll create, update, and lead training curriculum to teach local teams how to be great leaders and put on gender-focused hackathons.

  • Community & Account Management - You’ll work closely with each local event’s organizers to help them put on a great event, meeting with them at least weekly to checkin on their progress and help them address issues.

  • Process Management - You’ll build and be in charge of the process by which events are organized. This will include building an onboarding process, setting timelines, and creating SOPs.

  • Program Strategy - You'll work with the program team to share feedback with the management team that will shape the program strategy and growth.

Requirements

  • Event Experience - In order to effectively lead and advise a team of hackathon organizers, you'll need to know what it's like to organize a large developer event yourself. Hackathon experience is greatly preferred.

  • Communication Skills - You will be communicating with dozens of stakeholders from our event partners to hackers to sponsors, you must be a skilled written and verbal communicator to be able to clearly share your ideas and needs with a large group of people.

  • Management Ability - As you’ll be leading this program and the external teams taking part of the program, you should have experience managing people or demonstrated leadership ability, ideally with students.

If you’ve found yourself excited thinking about this role, even if you don’t quite meet every requirement, we encourage you to apply. Hacking is all about figuring out different solutions to problems, and showing how your experience might serve as a substitute for our requirements might be your first hack with us.

We serve a diverse community and perspectives of women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ people, and those with backgrounds typically not served by technology help us serve our community more deeply. We strongly encourage applications from people with these identities or who are members of other marginalized communities. Particularly for this role, where your perspective will be fundamental to shaping how we approach this.

While we are presently remote due to COVID, our team has indicated a strong wish to return to in-person work and we will be adopting a hybrid schedule of three days a week in office and two days a week remote. For the right candidate we will explore remote options, but unless you have a reason that prevents it, it is greatly preferred that you work from our New York Headquarters or our developing office in Seattle.