Title: Seasonal Contract Coordinator, Fellows Program - New York, NY Program Site
Location: New York City
Contract Period: This is a contract position for full-time employment with Code2040 between April 2, 2018 - August 17, 2018.
Code2040 is a community of Black and Latinx technologists and their allies who are diversifying tech to create a more equitable, inclusive, and prosperous economy. Through high-impact direct service programs, robust in-person and online community engagement, and dynamic storytelling and knowledge sharing, Code2040 empowers and mobilizes diversity champions across the industry. Our goal is to ensure that by 2040---the beginning of the decade when the US will be majority people of color---Black and Latinx people are fully represented in and leading the innovation economy, and have the economic and social capital needed to thrive and build generational wealth.
About the Opportunity
The Seasonal Contract Fellows Program Coordinator, New York City, will report to the Fellows Program Manager and play a critical, on-the-ground direct-service role in planning and bringing the Fellowship program components to life for Code2040 Fellows.
The Fellows Program is an eight-week program for college students that will run from June 15, 2018 - August 11, 2018 and is designed to help educate and empower each Fellow to have a thriving career in the innovation economy and be a leader towards the change they want to see. The Seasonal Contract Fellows Program Coordinator, New York City will lead a cohort of Fellows located in the greater New York City region (anticipated at 20+ students).
Planning for the summer is well underway. When hired, you will quickly hit the ground running to:
Learn the 8-week program and, together with the Fellows Program Manager, create a plan to translate and implement systems and operations to deliver an exemplary student experience.
Support Fellows in their transition to the New York, NY area, including their transportation and housing.
Plan for Welcome Weekend, the 390+ person Fellowship launch event that takes place in June.
Plan for the New York, NY Hack Demo Day, the Fellowship event that takes place in July.
Plan for the Reverse Career Fair and Wrap Party, the Fellowship event that takes place in August and closes out the Code2040 Fellowship program for all students.
Event Planning and Execution: Plan and execute weekly program events, evening workshops, and several large community events. This includes coordinating with and coaching host company staff and external speakers to ensure that Fellows experience each workshop as an inclusive and welcoming space.
Facilitation: Facilitate or co-facilitate a minimum of one workshop/training.
Administration and Data Management: Manage and maintain systems including Salesforce records and other documentation over the course of the contract employment to ensure the program runs smoothly. Conduct on-site interviews and collect survey data.
Coaching and Case Management: Create an environment where Fellows feel safe by regularly communicating with and supporting the cohort prior to, during, and in the week after their Code2040 Fellowship. This includes managing and tracking each Fellow’s onboarding plan and most importantly, cultivating and fostering trust by acting as an informal mentor and formal discussion leader with Fellows so that they actively come to you with problems, challenges, and ideas.
We’re Looking for Someone Who Has
1 or more years of experience working directly to serve Black and/or Latinx communities.
1 or more years of event coordination and/or program or project support experience, particularly in smaller organizations where processes have not yet been defined. Experience working with college-age students a plus!
1 or more years working within a social justice and/or racial justice equity environment.
Ability to handle fast paced environments with grace by remaining calm, productive, and positive.
Deep empathy, self-awareness, composure and internal grit.
Facilitation skills including the ability to read a room at the start of workshops and lead ice breakers to shift the energy in the room if deemed necessary.
Demonstrated ability to spot a need and address it.
Ability to work evenings and some weekends during the program.
A cover letter and resume that demonstrates strong attention to detail and appreciation for a polished product.
Note: If you do not meet all of the qualifications listed above but have a passion for and experience working with Black and Latinx communities as well as an understanding of issues related to social and/or racial justice, we encourage you to apply and make a case for yourself in your cover letter.
You Will Thrive In This Role If
You live in the details, have experience juggling competing priorities effectively, and are intentional with how you use your time.
You are a problem-solver who doesn’t wait for a “boss” to tell you how to address a challenge. Rather, you take ownership over the thinking and learning you need to do in order to get the job done.
You excel at engaging with young Black and Latinx people and demonstrate the maturity to gain their respect and trust. In particular, you can support and enforce boundaries in ways that do not rely on punishing or rescue-behavior.
You are introspective and have reflected on issues related to your identity. You approach conversations about race, privilege, diversity of all kinds, and social justice with curiosity, openness, and compassion.
You communicate effectively across email, social media, and in person.
You appreciate human connection and humor in a work environment and build trust and respect alongside it.
What To Expect From the Role
You will directly contribute to efforts to create access and opportunity for Blacks and Latinx communities in the innovation economy.
You will help the Fellows Program scale, allowing us to serve more students and to deepen our learnings about how to make the sector more just and inclusive.
You will help foster conversations around race and diversity & inclusion work more generally during a pivotal moment in our country’s history.
You will develop and sharpen your project management skills by ensuring stellar, on-time execution of summer events and programs while under a tight schedule.
You will learn and apply a compassion-centered approach to diversity and inclusion work.
You will learn the intricacies and nuances of working in, and building, a fast-growth start-up.
You will communicate and connect with the top tech companies of today and the top Black and Latinx innovators of tomorrow.
The Tangible and Intangible Benefits of Working at Code2040
You will be a key member of a growing team of passionate people who are results-oriented, respect and value diverse ideas and truths, and who balance hard work with humor and connection.
You will gain access to a robust, exciting network of people across the innovation economy.
Your application should consist of your resume and cover letter. A few tips for writing your cover letter: Don’t just repeat your resume; we’ll read that too. Your cover letter is your chance to shine and connect your past experience with what we’re looking for. Tell us:
The unique mix of skills and experience you will bring to the role and our team
How you will thrive in the role; what have you done in past that demonstrates you can be successful?
What about Code2040’s mission excites you?
Why do you want to work with a passionate team committed to disrupting the innovation economy?
We encourage all applicants to review our values and pillars on race to learn about who we are and what drives us.