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Alumnae Engagement Coordinator

Technovation

Technovation

Remote
Posted on Wednesday, June 26, 2024

Alumnae
Engagement
Coordinator

Full-Time; Remote; Must be based and qualified to work in the United States. [Estimated salary range: $55,000 – 60,000]

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. These skills are crucial for them to become 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 volunteer ambassadors who contribute their time and effort to lead Technovation Girls in their communities.

We recently created an ambitious strategic plan 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 Alumnae Global Community Team

Housed within the larger Program Team, the Alumnae team is responsible for advocating for and supporting former Technovation Girls’ participants as they continue their STEM and entrepreneurial journeys. The Alumnae team works hard to build a community and ecosystem of support with continued ways for Technovation alumnae to increase skills, uncover and access important resources and, ultimately, achieve their career goals.

About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Alumnae Program Director, the Alumnae Engagement Coordinator leads alumnae outreach and community building through managing alumnae social media platforms, sharing of opportunities/resources, and connecting alumnae with engagement opportunities (eg. volunteering, speaking, skill-building activities):

  • The Coordinator will spend 30% of their time on alumnae outreach efforts – sourcing, reaching out to, meeting with and overseeing collaborative outreach efforts for alumnae engagement purposes
  • They will spend 30% of their time researching, building out and sharing resources with alumnae through a variety of channels
  • They will spend 30% of their time building out, managing and growing the Community Builders Program, Speaker’s Program, and supporting other Alumnae team programs
  • They will spend 10% on managing and supporting organization platforms, databases, and assessment

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead resource sharing for alumnae of all ages: Research and build-out resource database (eg – scholarships, internships, competitions, etc.) Write and share through monthly newsletters segmented by age groups (generally girls ages 13-25), and manage the sharing of resources through LinkedIn and Instagram or any other relevant social media platform.
  • Manage Changemaker and other alumnae specific awards: Lead and project manage all tasks related to Technovation’s annual Alumna Changemaker Award, which recognizes alumnae who are doing innovative and impactful work across the globe. Lead and project manage all other alumnae awards as the program grows and expands.
  • Lead Alumnae Outreach Action Team: Manage team of colleagues interested in connecting with alumnae on a weekly basis by creating outreach assignments, updating outreach spreadsheets, supporting followup and tracking engagement efforts for a variety of opportunities.
  • Recruit, source stories, engage and support speakers: In collaboration with Technovation’s marketing team, serve as the expert on the team in referring, preparing, and supporting a diverse group of alumnae for speaking, writing and other storytelling opportunities within the organization. They will also build out and launch an official program to support and engage alumnae speakers.
  • Lead and expand Community Builders Program: In collaboration with Alumnae team and Content Strategist, manage a group of alumnae leaders who build community through developing and sharing content, resources, and spreading the mission of Technovation across social media platforms.
  • Manage Alumnae-Specific Social Media Platforms: In partnership with Technovation’s Content Strategist, the Engagement Coordinator will develop strategies and manage alumnae-specific social media platforms.
  • Communication: Deliver clear and concise communications to alumnae for recruitment and program coordination (e.g. sharing procedures and resources) and establish efficient systems for disseminating information.
  • Monitor and evaluate program impact and track metrics: Collaborate with the greater team to create ways to monitor, evaluate and measure impact of engagement and community building efforts . Use data to inform programmatic decisions and improve program quality as well as to advocate for what our alumnae most want and need. Support with CRM activities and/or other data collection as needed
  • 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 written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Has exceptional attention to detail and can ensure accuracy and consistency in development of content and program and event planning
  • Has excellent time and project management skills, able to prioritize and follow-through with projects and basic tasks, and work independently and remotely
  • Has 3+ years of community building and engagement with youth and young adults, 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 meaningful learning experiences for both children and adults
  • Has a deep understanding of cultural differences and works well with people from diverse backgrounds as well as adapt communication style and approach to work with people from different cultures in locations around the world
  • 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
  • Is comfortable using web tools and platforms like Google suite, Mailchimp, Asana, Salesforce and is able to learn new tools easily

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

We Offer:

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

Autonomy. We don’t micromanage. We trust you to communicate clearly and discuss decisions with any people affected. In collaboration and negotiation with colleagues, you will be responsible for marketing & communication related decision-making.

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 are producing quality work on time.

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:

First stage:

Applicants are asked to fill out this form to provide resume, LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and complete the following screening task:

As the Alumnae Engagement Coordinator, you will get the chance to work directly with Technovation Alumnae and to empower them through a variety of activities. One of the most common ways this position will engage alumnae will be to connect them with opportunities to share their voice and stories with a wide variety of audiences through speaking engagements. With this in mind, please review and complete the following screening task (please spend no more than 3 hours on this activity):

Technovation is hosting a fundraising event on October 12th in New York City. Part of the event will allow time for potential corporate partners to hear from different alumnae about their Technovation experience and how it influenced their current life. The Events Coordinator and the Fundraising Director have tasked you with sourcing 5 potential alumnae speakers for the event. Please create a 2 page PDF document or 3-4 slides that outline your strategy and process for coordinating these speakers. Please include the following components:

  1. Your process for identifying, contacting, confirming and following-up with alumnae speakers for the event, questions you want to address before planning, and methods for keeping the Events Coordinator and Fundraising Director updated on progress (including the format and frequency of updates)
  2. An example outreach message to invite alumnae to speak at the event
  3. Steps you will take to prepare the speakers for the speaking engagement