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Program Manager



Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2023

Program Manager 

Full-Time; Remote, preference for candidates based in the US 

Salary range $60-65K (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 17 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 contribute their time and effort to lead Technovation Girls in their communities.

We recently created a very ambitious strategic plan to leverage our lessons learned and our global network of partners to make a significant dent in increasing the number of women in positions of influence, power, and leadership—especially in STEM. Our goal is to empower and engage 25 million girls around the world over the coming years. 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 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 across Asia and Africa. 

  • The manager will spend 55% of their time supporting new and returning Chapter Ambassadors in Asia and Africa (virtually). Specifically, this involves:
    • Managing new and existing larger regional partnerships
    • Develop and executing regional chapter strategy
    • Managing regional communications and supporting logistics
  • They will spend 25% 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 20% supporting the global program by collaborating on projects related to Technovation’s custom platform, judging and more.

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: Organize, update, improve, and/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: Work closely with the Sr Program Director and the Volunteer Engagement Team to develop regional strategies that support the growth and development of Technovation Girls in Asia and Africa and support new partnerships in line with our mission. Coordinate and lead regional initiatives that help increase Chapter Ambassadors’ reach and impact and build a sense of community.
  • Communication: Deliver clear and concise communications to Chapter Ambassadors for program coordination (e.g. sharing procedures and resources) and establish efficient systems for disseminating information.
  • 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 any fundraising efforts for Technovation Girls programs in Asia and Africa. Liaise between Chapter Ambassadors and our Development team to support grant reporting and funding.
  • This position will likely include up to 5% travel depending on funding, partnerships, and other factors.

Ideal Candidate: 

The ideal candidate is passionate about Technovation’s 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 written and verbal proficiency in at least one language spoken in Asia or Africa 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 deep understanding of cultural differences and can work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds as well as adapt communication style and approach to work with people from different cultures
  • Has a track record of building and maintaining relationships with community organizations, schools, districts, or ministries of education. Can inspire and motivate a team of global leaders
  • 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.
  • Is comfortable analyzing and learning from data to help develop strategies
  • Loves learning new things and is open to dynamic, changing environments

We Offer:

Our benefits include:

  •  20 vacation days in addition to all federal holidays and sick time
  • A paid organization wide week-long shutdown at the end of the year
  • 100% cost coverage of medical, dental, and vision costs for employees and a portion of the cost for partners and dependents
  • Life-insurance coverage
  • 401k program with an organization match after two years
  • Option to participate in FSA and DCA pre-tax programs
  • Tenure bonus plan
  • Remote work with core work hours and flexible scheduling

Our work environment also prioritizes these features that align with our core values:

  • Ownership: We follow a MOCHA process that clearly outlines responsibilities on a project. You will make high-level decisions about the work you do and how you will execute it. We focus on including everyone’s voices, not micromanaging.
  • Integrity: We emphasize transparency, honesty, and data in all our work and decision making. We review projects regularly, admit when we need to make changes, and use data to confirm when it’s time to try something new.
  • Equity: We value getting your work done in good quality and on time. We have core hours but start and end times are flexible in order to support what’s going on in your life, and you’re welcome to go to appointments and run errands as needed. We continue to work on promoting principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout the organization.
  • Curiosity: We’re a small team and much of our work includes cross-team collaboration. That collaboration succeeds due to communication, organization, and curiosity as we encourage each other to learn and grow.
  • Innovation: You’ll contribute directly to an organization that provides technology education to students from underserved areas in 100+ countries, all while helping to address the underrepresentation of women in STEM fields. Have an idea of how we can do this better? Let us know! We prioritize input from our team.

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 info page.

The task: Create a concise welcome to the season email newsletter for a cohort of new Chapter Ambassadors with the information you think is most important for them to pay attention to. You can refer to these slides to determine what information to include.