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31 May 2023

Operations / Administration Program Manager


Job Description

Full-Time; Remote, preference for candidates based in the US or similar time zones [Salary range: $60,000-65,000 in the US, or equivalent based on country of residence]

About Technovation

Technovation is the world’s largest technology entrepreneurship program for girls. Our mission is to empower girls, especially those from underrepresented communities, to develop problem solving skills, self-efficacy, and financial capacity, critical to them becoming leaders and changemakers in their communities. Through Technovation, girls work in teams supported by mentors to develop mobile & AI based solutions to problems in their communities. Over the past 16 years we have engaged ~350,000 participants across 120+ countries. We are able to accomplish this impact thanks to our global community of Chapter Ambassadors who volunteer their time and effort to lead Technovation Girls in their communities.

We are now embarking on an ambitious plan to reach more girls by providing our Chapter Ambassadors with opportunities and resources that help increase their reach, impact, and sense of community. Over the next 15 years, we aim to reach 25 million girls and young women around the world. Are you interested in helping us reach these young women?

About the Chapter Ambassador Global Community Team

Technovation’s Program Team is responsible for successfully organizing, mobilizing, and supporting leaders (Chapter Ambassadors) worldwide in their work to run Technovation Girls in their communities. Our Chapter Ambassadors have a variety of academic and professional backgrounds and are often leaders at nonprofit organizations, schools, or universities. They recruit participants and run program logistics within a country or a region.

Housed within the larger Program Team, the Global Chapter Ambassador Community team (Chapter team) is responsible for listening to and advocating for our Chapter Ambassadors’ needs, building and managing programs and initiatives that grow and connect our global ambassadors to increase their reach and impact, and helping them successfully implement the Technovation Girls program in their communities.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Sr Program Director, the Program Manager leads support for Chapter Ambassadors in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The manager will spend 55% of their time supporting new and returning Chapter Ambassadors and ~6 larger new and existing partnerships across Europe, Latin America, and Asia (virtually); and spearhead regional chapter strategy for these regions. They will spend 35% of their time leading and supporting community-strengthening and capacity-building initiatives that increase our global communities’ reach and impact as well as help increase our internal understanding of our volunteers’ experience, and 10% on Technovation Girls program support.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain relationships with key stakeholders in specified regions: Build and maintain strong relationships with existing and potential partners, including grant funders. Identify new opportunities for collaboration and partnership building.
  • Provide training and support to Chapter Ambassadors: Develop or crowd-source training materials and resources that support Chapter Ambassadors in delivering high-quality Technovation Girls programs. Provide ongoing support to ensure that they have the tools and resources they need to succeed.
  • Develop and execute regional strategies: Develop regional strategies that support the growth and development of Technovation Girls in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. Work closely with the Sr Program Director and the Volunteer Engagement Team to identify and secure new partnerships that support our mission.
  • Coordinate regional initiatives: Coordinate and lead initiatives that help increase the Chapter Ambassador’s reach and impact and build a sense of community.
  • Monitor and evaluate program impact: Collaborate with the Chapter team to expand on internal systems to monitor and evaluate the impact of chapter supports on chapters and the general program. Use data to inform programmatic decisions and improve program quality as well as to advocate for our Chapter Ambassador needs.
  • Support fundraising efforts: Work closely with the Fundraising team to support fundraising efforts for Technovation Girls programs in Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Liaise between Chapter Ambassadors and our Development team to support grant reporting and funding.
  • This position could include up to 5% travel depending on funding, partnerships, and other factors.

Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate is passionate about our mission to empower girls to create technology solutions for problems they identify in their community. This is a chance to be a part of a leading education technology nonprofit, in service to tens of thousands of girls in more than 100 countries. We believe that with the right learning opportunities and support, everyone has the ability to learn and become technology creators. We are looking for a candidate who:

  • Has excellent communication skills in English and Spanish, both written and verbal to effectively communicate and inspire with a diverse group of stakeholders and global leaders
  • Has 3+ years of volunteer management or community building as well as  project/program management experience (a plus if this experience includes virtual work or project management tools like Asana, Slack, Streak, etc)
  • Is familiar with educational environments and can support systems that promote quality learning experiences for both children and adults
  • Has a track record of building and maintaining relationships with community organizations or schools
  • Is a self-starter and resourceful, able to think creatively to find solutions to challenges, and able to work with limited resources and find ways to maximize impact
  • Has a deep understanding of cultural differences and is able to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds as well as adapt communication style and approach to work with people from different cultures
  • Is comfortable analyzing and learning from data to help develop strategies
  • Loves learning new things and is open to dynamic, changing environments

We Offer:

Meaningful work. You’ll contribute directly to growing a movement, empowering girls and families to learn and use cutting-edge technologies to solve real-world problems impacting them in 100+ countries.

Autonomy. In collaboration and negotiation with staff, you will make high-level decisions about the work you will do, and how you will execute it. We don’t micromanage here. Just communicate clearly and discuss decisions with any people affected by it.

Generous benefits and compensation. We offer 20 paid vacation days plus all federal holidays. We pay 100% of your healthcare coverage. Salary commensurate with experience and market rates.

Workplace input. We are open to adopting new workflows, new software, or other improvements that you think would increase our success if you are able to champion and gain agreement for recommendations from colleagues.

Flexible work environment. We have core hours, but no one is looking over your shoulder. Go to appointments when you need to, as long as you’re getting your work done in good quality and on time.

We are an equal-opportunity employer that values diversity among its applicant pool as well as within our staff, Board, and partners. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply

Please apply at this link. Be ready to upload:
  1. Your resume, including a link to your LinkedIn profile
  2. A cover letter expressing your interest in and alignment with the opportunity, make sure to include why you believe you would be a good fit
  3. Screening task: Take no more than 3 hours to complete this screening task. Chapter Ambassadors recruit and support 10+ teams of girls and mentors across multiple sites to participate in Technovation, and organize events and trainings. To better understand the Chapter Ambassador role please review this flier and this resource page. The task:
Creating no more than 5 Google slides, develop a 5-month strategic plan to expand the Technovation Girls program by ~5 new Chapters in either Asia, Europe, or Latin America. Make sure to also include:
    1. How would you measure your plan’s success during and after implementation?
    2. What are some of the questions you would want to ask Technovation colleagues who have supported similar initiatives in the last two years?

Bureaus: Colorado. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration. Salaries: 60,000 - 80,000.