Jobs with NCWIT

Aspirations in Computing (AiC) Recognitions Coordinator

Location: Boulder, CO

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Description of Work:

Aspirations in Computing (“AiC”) is a national K-16 talent pipeline development initiative of NCWIT, designed to increase women’s participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships to aspiring technically inclined young women. It is NCWIT’s largest, most visible program.

NCWIT AiC supports persistence in computing through continuous engagement and ongoing encouragement at each pivotal stage of girls’ and women’s educational and professional development, by identifying and recognizing computing talent through three Award programs: the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator Award and the NCWIT Collegiate Award, and by providing a long-term peer Community for women technologists through the NCWIT AiC Community.

NCWIT AiC serves thousands of individuals and organizations annually through these programs. This position serves the three AiC programs in support roles: prize and trophy logistics, program coordination, and customer service.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information, please see https://aspirations.org

This position will be responsible for the following:

Prize, Swag & Trophy Coordination

  • Recommend, source, and procure award prize package items for AiC Recognitions award recipients, approximately 4,000 people. Procurement may be directly with vendors or in coordination with the Communications department at NCWIT.
  • Ensure that all prize items adhere to NCWIT and Aspirations brand guidelines and fit into the program’s budget.
  • Procure and manage award trophies and medals for all AiC Recognitions awards including the Aspirations Award, Educator Award, and Collegiate Award.
  • Create and implement distribution processes for prizes, trophies, and medals. Coordinate with designated vendors to track order fulfillment statuses, shipping addresses, delivery, and other information.
  • Communicate effectively with award recipients, volunteers, and AiC staff about prizes and trophies.
  • Source and manage distribution process for additional gifts for National Winners, National Honorable Mention Recipients, Collegiate Award Winners, and National Educator Winners including sponsor-donated prizes.
  • Collaborate with AiC staff to manage completion of award certificate creation and fulfillment.
  • Oversee swag and mailings for AiC programs including managing database and inventory, and coordinating projects with student assistance.
  • Collaborate with AiC team to identify and recognize AiC volunteers.

Recognitions Program Coordination

  • Support and manage Recognitions programs and processes.
  • Participate in planning and implementation of National Winner Award Ceremony.
  • Collaborate with Associate Director and Recognitions team members to develop and manage efficient processes for continued Award program growth.
  • Participate in award event planning, including preparing assets for virtual and in-person events and producing virtual award events.
  • Prepare and present key program elements to NCWIT staff and volunteers.
  • In conjunction with AiC Recognitions team, hire student workers to fulfill AiC support needs.
  • Train, supervise, evaluate, and manage priorities of student employees.
  • Collaborate with Recognition program personnel on projects as needed.

Customer Service and Helpdesk

  • Manage customer service and help desk functions for the AiC program.
  • Provide excellent customer service, troubleshoot, and respond to all user requests and questions via email, ticketing system, or phone.
  • Schedule and train AiC team members on how to respond to participant inquiries.
  • Collaborate with NCWIT Staff and Consultants to ensure that customer service systems are in place to meet the needs of the program.

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree. An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 25% of time during seasonal peak times.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Advanced knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, email, and database software programs.
  • Strong customer service skills, and experience providing customer service to diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team, excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and time management.
  • Ability to learn new systems and processes, as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, faculty, industry professionals, and all AiC and NCWIT, constituents and partners.
  • Ability to take initiative and document progress and process.
  • Experience with common web-based applications such as Google Apps, and with database and website creation/content management tools.
  • Project management and project tracking experience.
  • Ability to multi-task, change priorities when necessary, and follow through with all assignments.
  • Ability to work with and coordinate groups of people.

For additional details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=42438

Counselors for Computing (C4C) Strategy Manager

Location: Boulder, CO or Remote

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Description of Work:

The Counselors for Computing (C4C) Strategy Manager is responsible for developing the overall vision for the C4C program’s growth and ongoing success in fulfilling its mission. This position leads the efforts of multiple C4C consultants and strategically builds relationships with targeted partners from the K-12 sector, including school counselor associations.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information, please see https://ncwit.org/C4C.

This position will be responsible for the following:

Strategic Program Development and Relationship Management

  • Form strategic partnerships and support long-term collaborations between C4C and other national programs aimed at increasing student access to computer science education.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships with funders and potential funders. Provide those funders with opportunities for involvement in C4C programs.
  • Encourage meaningful connections between the C4C program and members of the NCWIT K12 Alliance.
  • Represent and champion the C4C program internally at NCWIT, and externally.
  • Develop relationships with counselor preparation programs to encourage the infusion of C4C content into course curriculum.
  • Manage processes for crafting, collecting, and reporting evaluation data for C4C program and resources with the C4C external program evaluator.
  • Identify and supervise C4C Regional Counselor Consultants (RCs).

Internal Program Management

  • Collaborate with project teams at NCWIT to implement quality, mutually-supportive programs, and projects.
  • Coordinate with, and support efforts of, NCWIT Communications to generate publicity to raise awareness of C4C programs and projects.
  • Work with C4C Program Evaluators to evaluate and improve program outcomes and summarize program evaluation data for funders and NCWIT.
  • Work with the Communications and Technology teams to develop and manage the C4C program website and other related program materials.

Other

  • Support the ongoing fundraising efforts for C4C and K12 Alliance by contributing to grant proposals and writing funding requests.
  • Contribute to stewardship and grant reports for sponsors.
  • Serve as backup to the other NCWIT C4C Program Manager, and support the C4C Program Manager and C4C Community Coordinator Consultant with project management and program delivery as needed.

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with three years or more of professional experience including experience in K-12 Education or Computing fields.
    • An equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
  • Willingness and ability to travel (up to 15% time).

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of issues and conditions related to computer science education and equitable access.
  • Knowledge of national and state policies/standards for K-12 school counselors.
  • Critical thinking coupled with relationship-building skills.
  • Agile approach.
  • Ability to manage day-to-day work of consultants.
  • Ability to define a project as well as implement and manage it.
  • Ability to learn and respond quickly to situations that arise on a day-to-day basis.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Familiarity with women & computing and the NCWIT mission.
  • Detail oriented with excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to work equally well with youth, industry executives, educators, and non-profit leaders.
  • Proficiency in public speaking.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including spreadsheets, word processing and presentation software, and demonstrated experience with project management software.
  • Ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively.
  • Development and grant writing skills.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences.

For additional details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=41943

BridgeUP STEM @Georgia Tech Program Coordinator (Consultant)

Location: Atlanta, GA

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Program Description

BridgeUP STEM@Georgia Tech is a partnership between the Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Computing (Georgia Tech) and NCWIT. The program is designed to increase the exposure of high school and undergraduate students who identify as girls, women, and gender non-conforming individuals to computing and computing research with the long-term goal of student participants having academic or industry careers in computing research. For high school students, the program is also designed to increase their sense of belonging within a college campus and enhance the likelihood of them seeking computing degrees within a research institution. 

Student participants include BridgeUP STEM Scholars who are high school students from the Atlanta area and Helen Fellows who are undergraduate computing students at Georgia Tech. Scholars engage in a 120-hour campus coding class and research internship led by Georgia Tech computing faculty mentors. Helen Fellows also serve as mentors to the Scholars and partake in research projects conducted by the faculty. All participants take part in program-wide community events and join NCWIT’s Aspirations in Computing.

BridgeUP STEM is led by the NCWIT Director of BridgeUP STEM with a close working relationship with the Georgia Tech Assistant Dean for Outreach, Enrollment, and Community, other Georgia Tech team members, and the NCWIT BridgeUP STEM Evaluator. Find out more about the program at https://ncwit.org/program/bridgeup-stem/

Description of Work:

The 30-hour per week program coordinator consultant, physically located within the Georgia Tech College of Computing, will report to and assist the NCWIT Director of BridgeUP STEM in program implementation, and will collaborate with on-site Georgia Tech personnel to fulfill job responsibilities. 

Specific activities include:

Scholar Recruitment, Onboarding, and Support

  • Coordinate local Scholar recruitment activities including cultivating relationships with area school personnel and community partners, and facilitating in-person information sessions for interested students and parents
  • Administer the on-line application system and participate in selection process
  • Facilitate Scholar onboarding and periodic stipend distribution
  • Serve as local point of contact for Scholars and parents, communicating program logistics and responding to periodic questions

Faculty-Led Research Internship Coordination 

  • Collaborate with Director and Georgia Tech team to provide needed support to faculty leading the research internship

Community Events (socials, field trips, workshops, campus events) 

  • Partner with Georgia Tech team and College of Computing Events Coordinator to plan 2-3 social events, field trips, campus events, etc. per semester
  • Collaborate with campus personnel to arrange college admissions and college financial assistance workshops for Scholars and their parents
  • Coordinate end of program showcase celebration
  • Collaborate with the local Georgia Affiliate Aspirations in Computing (AiC) lead and the NCWIT AIC team to build community between BridgeUP STEM participants and the AiC Community

Program Promotion

  • Partner with the College of Computing Communications team to collect and disseminate program information and participants’ experiences via social media, videos, etc.
  • Collaborate with NCWIT Communications team to produce relevant communications and marketing content
  • Maintain content for NCWIT BridgeUP STEM webpages

Program Administration

  • Assist with ongoing development of program project management application system
  • Enter and manage all program data into NCWIT database
  • Respond to and provide customer service through online program inquiry system such as Freshdesk
  • Assist, as needed, NCWIT Evaluator in collecting on-site data 
  • Create slide decks in collaboration with the BridgeUP STEM team
  • Gather data and assist in the creation of stewardship reports
  • Assist with the coordination and implementation of funder and NCWIT team site visits
  • Coordinate with NCWIT Director of BridgeUP STEM and Georgia Tech staff to ensure college logistical support is provided

Collaboration with NCWIT and Georgia Tech BridgeUP STEM Teams

  • Attend, via Zoom, weekly meetings for NCWIT team and joint meetings with NCWIT and Georgia Tech team
  • Assist with high-level note-taking during meetings
  • Update NCWIT team on local project implementation in between meetings as needed

Other duties as assigned.

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

This work requires a unique combination of knowledge and skills and the Consultant must have the following:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college and three years of experience in program implementation, management, and tracking
    • Strong attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills
    • Excellent customer service skills and experience
    • Ability to work on a highly collaborative but remote team, which includes the ability to work independently while holding to excellent communication practices
    • Excellent writing, editing, and public speaking skills
    • Ability to multitask, change priorities when necessary, and follow through with all assignments
    • Advanced knowledge of word processing, presentation development software, spreadsheets, project management tools, customer relationship management tools, IRC tools, email, and the ability to quickly learn new systems and technology platforms and tools
    • Ability to work with diverse groups of people
    • Demonstrated commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion initiatives within a professional setting
    • Passion for NCWIT’s mission

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Program implementation and management in a higher education setting
  • Knowledge of the K12 computing education ecosystem

Details About the Position:

  • 30 hours/week
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required
  • Some onsite work at Georgia Tech required
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • This is a contract position

To apply for this position, please send CV/Resume and References to: jobs@ncwit.org. 

Graphic Designer (Consultant)

Location: Boulder, CO or Remote

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Description of Work:

The NCWIT Marketing and Communications Team is searching for an experienced graphic designer who has excellent problem-solving skills and the creative capacity to design for several mediums (web, social media, and print) and audiences (K-12, higher education, and corporate). The individual will be responsible for designing a wide range of organizational collateral, including (but not limited to) e-newsletters, research-based resources, presentation assets, and marketing assets in the form of social media tiles, flyers, and more. For more information, please see https://ncwit.org.

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Use expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications to create professional digital, and print layouts from text files, stock photography, and original illustrations.
  • Use basic knowledge of layout principles to build and design e-newsletter communications and webpages and tiles.
  • Following brand guidelines, design slide templates and decks to supplement resources as standalone products including notes, voiceovers etc.
  • Exercise a depth of understanding about visual hierarchy to efficiently design graphics to scale and legibility for social media.
  • Adhere to established style guidelines.

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, or other related field.
  • Solid knowledge of production best practices and delivery.
  • Skilled at taking direction from content leads and creative directors. 
  • A minimum of three years of professional experience as a Designer, or other graphic design positions.
  • Skilled with MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat).
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively within tight time constraints.
  • Ability to work with individuals with various educational and professional backgrounds including but not limited to students, educators, industry executives, website developers, PhDs, and members of the press.
  • Proficiency in working offsite and independently while meeting deadlines.

Preferred Skills:

  • An interest and knowledge about the underrepresentation of historically marginalized identities in technological innovation, as identified in mainstream media and social science research.
  • Knowledge of website design and accessibility principles.

Details About the Position:

  • 30 hours/week
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • This is a contract position

To apply for this position, please send cover letter and resume to: jobs@ncwit.org. Applicants must also provide access to a portfolio containing original illustrations, layout work in print and web that exhibits excellent practice, principles, and theory knowledge, as well as visual literacy and conceptual problem-solving skills.

Marketing and Communications Project Manager (Consultant)

Location: Boulder, CO or Remote

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Description of Work:

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual to join our team as the marketing and communications project manager. The responsibilities of the project manager include planning and coordinating marketing campaigns, delegating tasks to project team members, and ensuring marketing and communications projects are completed on time. For more information, please see https://ncwit.org.
 

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Work with NCWIT program directors and consultants to create a marketing strategy and map out the tasks needed to implement that strategy.
  • Coordinate overall logistics of the NCWIT Marketing and Communications Team to accomplish tasks in a timely and efficient manner.
  • Collaborate with program managers and other organizational stakeholders to create approved marketing and communications plans and timelines.
  • Collaborate with the content manager, writers, and graphic designers to ensure the creation of marketing and communications content.
  • Collaborate with the content director and coordinator to ensure distribution of content.
  • Collaborate with content director to create and manage a content calendar and schedule deadlines. 
  • Maintain an up-to-date understanding of the organization and audiences to implement effective marketing and communications campaigns.
  • Manage marketing and communications projects from beginning to end.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships with external marketing and communications vendors.
  • Respond to general information inquiries.
  • Build out marketing and communications project plans in Wrike.

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • 5 years experience in communications and marketing specific project management.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, management, marketing, or a related field and/or PMP certification.
  • Experience with project management theory and best practices.
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and decision-making skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple simultaneous projects.
  • Ability to use project management software such as Wrike.
  • Passion for NCWIT’s mission.

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work in a content management system.

Details About the Position:

  • 30 hours/week
  • Compensation commensurate with experience
  • This is a contract position

To apply for this position, please send CV/Resume and References to: jobs@ncwit.org

Research Associate

Location: Boulder, CO or Remote

National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community that convenes, equips, and unites nearly 1,500 change leader organizations nationwide to increase the influential and meaningful participation of girls and women — at the intersections of race/ethnicity, class, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, and other historically marginalized identities — in the field of computing, particularly in terms of innovation and development.

Description of Work:

This NCWIT Research Associate position will work closely with NCWIT’s corporate team to help our industry members implement strategic approaches to creating inclusive cultures. In short, this position involves conducting research, applying that research in real-life industry settings, delivering presentations and developing practical resources and tools to help organizations implement research-based practices for creating inclusive cultures and for increasing the meaningful participation of women and girls in computing. This position will also involve working with the broader NCWIT social science team on research, evaluation, and other projects as needed.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. For more information, please see https://ncwit.org.

This position will be responsible for the following:

  • Advising NCWIT member organizations as they implement promising, research-based practices.
  • Advising and collaborating on new NCWIT research projects.
  • Identifying NCWIT industry member needs and existing gaps in NCWIT’s industry resources.
  • Reviewing research, synthesizing reliable findings and promising practices, and relating these to other relevant research.
  • Translating this research into new industry resources to meet NCWIT member organizations’ needs, taking into account the knowledge base already built within NCWIT resources.
  • Updating and repackaging existing resources as needed.
  • Collaborating with NCWIT Communications and other relevant staff to develop multi-media formats and other vehicles for sharing research-based practices and advice.
  • Disseminating resources and research findings to relevant audiences (e.g. at academic and industry conferences and other speaking venues, relevant publication outlets, NCWIT’s online repository).

Skills Required:

Minimum Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, sociology, education, management, social psychology, industrial psychology, or related field.
  • Expertise in research related to diversity and computing fields (or education, organizations, and society more broadly), especially as relates to intersections among gender and gender expression, race, class, sexual orientation, ability, national origin, or immigration status.
  • Strong academic-literature review skills, writing skills, and demonstrated ability to “translate” and synthesize research articles into language and practical tools for lay audiences.

Competencies/Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong presentation, speaking, and communication skills.
  • Ability to work within a complex, dynamic organization.
  • Demonstrated high-level critical thinking and organizational skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to set and keep deadlines independently while thriving in a distributed team environment.

For additional details and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/NCWIT-Research-Associate/40934

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