Counselors for Computing (C4C) Project Coordinator (Consultant)
Time: 30 hours/week
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a prominent national coalition of more than 1,500 organizations working to significantly increase girl’s/women’s participation in computing.
NCWIT Counselors for Computing (C4C) is a professional development program for school counselors. Through C4C programs and resources, NCWIT engages school counselors nationwide in order to inform, motivate, and equip them to do their part to increase student access to computing education and careers.
Description of Work:
The Counselors for Computing (C4C) Program Coordinator Consultant shall plan and organize projects including workshops, webinars, conferences and other engagements, to ensure they are completed in a timely fashion and meet project goals. Specific activities include:
- Organize and manage multiple projects including workshops, webinars, conferences and other engagements utilizing the organization’s project management system.
- Contribute to the maintenance of the program database, website, tracking systems, and records.
- Set and negotiate deadlines, and prioritize tasks within and between multiple projects.
- Coordinate tasks on projects with the C4C team as consistent with their roles/responsibilities.
- Serve as a point of contact for the C4C team when multiple individuals are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain synergistic.
- Perform quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected.
- Identify and communicate potential barriers to project completion and outline potential solutions.
- Adjust schedules and targets on projects as needed or financing for the project change.
- Prepare weekly project status reports by gathering, analyzing, and summarizing relevant information.
- Measure project performance (total time spent on project, percentage of tasks completed on time, milestone delivery, etc.) to identify areas for improvement.
- Coordinate the development of project management manuals, training materials, and other documents to enable successful implementation and turnover of the process or system to others.
- Monitor and maintain C4C’s customer service and helpdesk systems.
- Prepare weekly agenda items for team meetings- including tasks that are critical, overdue, and due within the next 5-7 business days to discuss as needed.
- Attend weekly virtual meetings and as requested by the C4C Team.
- Other activities and tasks as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with four years or more of related professional experience. Equivalent combination of experience and education may substitute.
- Working knowledge and experience with Project Management software and databases
- Detail oriented with excellent project management skills
- Ability to multitask, change priorities when necessary, and follow through with all assignments.
- Agile mindset
- Strong communication and time management skills
- Ability to delegate tasks effectively
- Proven ability to solve problems creatively
- Experience seeing projects through the full life cycle
- Demonstrated ability to work both autonomously and collaboratively
- Project Management Certification or relevant experience
- Experience with Wrike and Airtable management systems
- Experience in nonprofit mission driven organization
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter directly to C4C@ncwit.org
NCWIT Aspirations in Computing – Regional Affiliate Manager
Requisition Number: 46115
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: University Staff
Posting Close Date: 23-Feb-2023
Date Posted: 09-Feb-2023
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a coalition of over 1,500 corporations, universities and non-profits working to significantly increase girl’s/women’s participation in computing. NCWIT, housed within CU’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, is prominent on the national computing landscape, and has raised over $21 million in NSF grants, as well as considerable corporate gifts. To learn more about NCWIT, go to www.ncwit.org.
The Regional Affiliate Manager (RAM) position is a full-time, support, facilitation, and volunteer management role, focused on providing leadership and guidance to the Aspirations in Computing award affiliate teams and partners across the country. Most of the interactions take place by phone, email, and webinars.
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.
Who We Are
NCWIT convenes, equips, and unites more than 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.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
Implement NCWIT Regional Programs and Outreach and Volunteer Management:
- Serve as the primary point of contact for a regional network of volunteers and represent the needs of NCWIT and the Aspirations in Computing program.
- Provide leadership to Aspirations in Computing Affiliate Coordinators, Program Partners, and other volunteers to ensure they effectively engage with their local communities throughout the year including engagement with several NCWIT programs.
- Coach Affiliate Coordinators to develop and implement effective: recruitment of volunteers; communication campaigns; award events; and relationships with local partners and local funders.
- Educate Affiliates on fundraising techniques.
- Develop positive relationships with assigned Affiliates & Program Partners.
- Ensure Affiliates & Partners adhere to responsibilities and provide leadership and guidance as necessary.
- Provide program guidance to Affiliate regions for all aspects of the AiC program.
Technology and Event Support:
- Stay abreast and knowledgeable about NCWIT and Aspirations in Computing Resources. These materials are research-backed promising practices and reports developed by NCWIT’s team of Social Scientists. Instruct Affiliate Coordinators on NCWIT and AiC materials and how to accurately use the resources in their communities.
- Update volunteer toolkits and resources quickly and with excellent attention to detail and contribute to the maintenance of the Aspirations in Computing portal.
- Develop and disseminate promising practices and ideas across Affiliate teams nationwide.
- Represent NCWIT at regional AiC events and at other conferences.
- Ensure Affiliates and Partners are up-to-date with accurate and timely information about program awards, event planning, and other opportunities and/or deadlines.
- Collaborate with program management team and other regional affiliate managers on program planning to ensure consistent program delivery.
- Participate in internal and external meetings and conferences to promote and share the Aspirations in Computing program.
- Identify gaps in program delivery and develop tools to address those needs.
Other and Special Projects:
- Perform a variety of related duties as assigned or necessary with independent judgment.
What You Should Know
- All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to follow the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
- This position has the ability to be fully remote. We plan on discussing this further throughout the interview process.
What We Can Offer
- The starting salary range for this position is $53,000 – $60,000.
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.
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What We Require
- Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college.
- One year experience in a relevant area e.g. diversity and inclusion, volunteer management, or STEM. Equivalent combination of education and experience may substitute.
- Willingness and ability to travel during peak times for short duration trips.
What You Will Need
- Highly developed skills in negotiating with and coordinating volunteer time from lively, working professionals.
- Ability to coordinate under pressure of deadlines.
- Flexibility and adaptability to change in direction when necessary
- Strong attention to detail.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to prioritize competing needs.
- Independent discretion and judgment.
- Knowledge of web content management, SuiteCRM, AirTable, MailChimp, and Google Suite.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Passion for gender equity in technology.
- Three years of experience in a relevant area e.g. diversity and inclusion, volunteer management, or STEM.
- Project management experience.
- Experience with outreach to technology leaders and educators.
- Experience working with and facilitating the success of volunteers and volunteer teams.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A current resume.
- A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
We may request references at a later time.
Please apply by February 23, 2023 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact Information
Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources
Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu
NCWIT Higher Education Research Associate Job Description
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit community of nearly 1500 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase girls’ and women’s meaningful and influential participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and tools for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through tech industry and entrepreneurial careers.
Through its Academic Alliance, NCWIT engages Higher Education change leaders including deans, department chairs, faculty, and administrators, representing more than 667 Academic Alliance member institutions, through multiple Higher Education Initiatives programs. With the overarching goal of advancing and institutionalizing systemic change within computing departments, NCWIT develops, implements, and evaluates research-based programs, interventions, and resources designed to assist higher education change leaders in adapting and implementing systemic change strategies within their departments to increase the diversity, equity, and inclusion of women of intersecting identities. More specifically, Academic Alliance membership provides individual change leaders with on-going access to research-based programs, resources, and communities of practices facilitated by its Higher Education Initiatives social scientists and programming staff.
A primary focus for this Research Associate position will be working closely with NCWIT’s higher education team to develop and facilitate programs and communities of practices, such as NCWIT’s Learning Circles, and to create research-based resources focused on assisting our Academic Alliance member institutions in implementing strategic and sustainable approaches to creating inclusive organizational cultures. In short, this position involves conducting research; applying that research in real-life higher education settings; facilitating communities of practice; delivering papers and presentations; and developing practical research-based resources and tools. Embedded within all of these responsibilities is the goal of helping computing departments implement research-based practices for creating inclusive cultures and for increasing the meaningful and influential participation of women of intersecting identities in their computing programs. This position will also involve working with the broader NCWIT research team on research, evaluation, and other projects as needed.
Required qualifications include:
- Ph.D. in anthropology, communication, cultural studies, sociology, education, management, social psychology, industrial psychology, or related field;
- expertise in research related to diversity, equity, and inclusion and computing fields (or education, organizations & 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 relevant audiences;
- excellent organizational skills and the ability to set and keep deadlines independently while thriving in a distributed team environment;
- ability to adapt to changing project priorities based on program participant needs and external funder requests;
- strong presentation and speaking skills;
- ability to handle confidential information with integrity and sensitivity and ensure compliance with IRB for ethical conduct of research;
- ability to travel within the US as needed.
- Direct experience working with academic department chairs, faculty, and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic DEI plans and the implementation of research-based strategies and interventions;
- Experience with facilitating programs designed to advance systemic organizational culture change;
- Understanding of postsecondary organizational culture and operations;
- Knowledge of organizational change theory and its implementation within institutions of higher education;
- First-hand engagement with academic departments in assessing DEI data and with development of tools to facilitate assessment process;
- Experience creating and utilizing research-based DEI-focused resources and tools;
- Experience writing grant proposals, especially federally funded grants.
This position will be responsible for the following:
Learning Circles (35%)
- Facilitate NCWIT Learning Circles designed to educate departmental teams of computing faculty, administrators, and staff in the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategic departmental recruitment and retention plans;
- Collaborate with other higher education research scientists in the development, revisions, and deployment of NCWIT’s academic Tech Inclusion Journey systemic change platform;
- Assist the director along with other team members in the recruitment and readiness assessment of departments to participate in Learning Circles;
- Collaborate with other higher education research scientists on the development and revisions of Learning Circle curriculum;
- Conduct one-on-one office hours with Learning Circle departmental change leader team points of contact.
Research-Based Resources (30%)
- Lead the development of new and update existing higher education focused research-based resources in partnership with other higher education research scientists;
- Identify NCWIT Academic Alliance member needs and existing gaps in NCWIT’s higher education resources;
- Review research, synthesize reliable findings and promising practices, and translate research into new higher education resources;
- Collaborate with NCWIT Communications and other relevant staff to develop multi-media formats and other vehicles for sharing research-based practices and advice;
- Facilitate the deployment of the Tech Inclusion Journey to computing departments not participating in Learning Circles.
Academic Alliance Research Scientist Support (20%)
- Advise the Academic Alliance Program Manager on the development and implementation of Alliance programs and services such as the Ambassador program, Meeting of the Minds webinar series, AA Co-Chairs facilitation, and the Higher Education listserv;
- Partner with the Academic Alliance Program Manager to develop and lead the Alliance Summit meeting planning, content development, and implementation;
- Lead the development and implementation of higher education regional initiatives programs;
- Collaborate with the Director of Higher Education Initiatives to provide support for the Academic Alliance Advisory Board implementation.
Paper, Presentations, and Grant Development (10%)
- Collaborate with other team members on the development of external grant funding proposals and on the creation of funder reports;
- Facilitate the team’s creation and submission of papers and presentations to relevant academic and computing audiences.
- Serve on NCWIT Research Team, advance NCWIT’s research agenda, and ensure that Academic Alliance and higher education initiatives programs represent current research foundations and promising practices;
- Represent NCWIT in collaborative projects, events, and outreach with other Broadening Participation in Computing and higher education organizations;
- Attend the weekly all-NCWIT staff meeting;
- Other duties as assigned.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- A cover letter describing your interest in the position;
- A current resume/CV;
- Names and contact information for three (3) or more references who may be contacted during the search process.
For full consideration, please submit all application materials by March 6, 2023.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs (search for job #45983).
NCWIT Graphic Designer Consultant
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a prominent, national community of more than 1,500 organizations whose mission is to significantly increase girls’ and women’s participation in computing. NCWIT materials create awareness about the current state of affairs for technical girls and women, and key barriers to their participation in technology; increase knowledge about research-based practices for addressing these barriers; and, motivate individuals and organizations to take action. Thus, materials must be distinct and clearly portray goals, progress, and outcomes of the NCWIT mission.
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.
- 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.
- 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 with working offsite and independently while meeting deadlines
- 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
Time Commitment and Pay:
This position includes up to 20 hours/week with an hourly rate dependent on skills and experience.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. 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.