Jobs with NCWIT

NCWIT currently has two open positions:

Graphic Design Associate (Contract Position)

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a prominent, national community of more than 1,400 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 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.

Responsibilities include:

  • Use expert knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite applications to create professional print layouts from text files, stock photography, and original illustrations.
  • Use expert knowledge of HTML and layout principles to build and design e-newsletter communications and webpages
  • Exercise a depth of understanding about visual hierarchy to efficiently design graphics to scale and legibility for social media.
  • Adhere to established style guidelines.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • bachelor’s degree in fine arts, graphic design, or other related field
  • a minimum of two years of professional experience as a Designer, Creative Director, or other graphic design position
  • skilled with MS Office Suite and Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, and Dreamweaver)
  • proficient in HTML
  • 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, and members of the press
  • proficiency with working offsite and independently while meeting deadlines

Preferred Qualifications:

  • familiarity with emailing services, such as MailChimp
  • familiarity with crafting social media content
  • an interest and knowledge about the underrepresentation of historically marginalized identities in technological innovation, as identified in mainstream media and social science research
  • experience in working with a non-profit

Time Commitment and Pay:

This position includes up to 30 hours/week and the hourly rate begins at $30/hour depending on skills and experience.

Application Details:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to NCWITdesign@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.

Aspirations in Computing Community Coordinator (Contract Position)

Aspirations in Computing (“AiC”) is a national K-16 talent pipeline development initiative of the National Center for Women & IT (“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, annually including hundreds of volunteers and thousands of participants.

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,
  • supporting K-12 hands-on learning by funding near-peer-led computing experiences through NCWIT AspireIT,
  • and providing a long-term peer Community for female technologists through the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Community (“AiC Community”). All winners of the AiC Award for Aspirations in Computing are eligible to participate in the AiC Community as are certain Collegiate entrants.

NCWIT’s AiC Community is a network for technical women who receive benefits such as private invitations to virtual and in-person meet-ups, visibility for technical achievements, computing outreach programs in local communities for growing members’ leadership and entrepreneurial skills, hands-on activities for exploring computer science concepts, exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and job opportunities.

AiC Coordinator Responsibilities

AiC Coordinator will work closely with and support the AiC Community Engagement Manager to implement policies and programs for the AiC Community. The AiC Coordinator will serve as a point of contact for all issues pertaining to the AiC Community, coordinate virtual and in-person events for the Community, and create new content to engage the AiC Community. 

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Community Management 
    • Provide a point of contact for the AiC Community
    • Provide information about programs and how to engage
    • Promote sponsor opportunities to the AiC Community
    • Support moderation of the private AiC Facebook Group and Slack Workspace
  • Create Engaging Content 
    • Create video snippets and clips of recorded webinars and other virtual programs for promotional and archival purposes
    • Create graphics to support and/or promote initiatives
    • Help to keep web content up to date
  • Program Coordination 
    • Coordinate virtual (and in-person) events for the AiC Community
      • Coordinate potential speakers and panelists
      • Organize meeting details
      • Promote virtual events to the community
    • Support Campus Reps Program, Change Leader Scholars, and other initiatives
  • Community Research and Data Collection 
    • Support the collection and tracking of data regarding member engagement 
    • Collect and share feedback from the AiC Community
    • Collect metrics and feedback for sponsored initiatives
    • Collect data for the NCWIT social science research team

Necessary Skills/Attributes:

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

  • 3+ years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position (appropriate education will substitute for the required experience)
  • Familiarity with the topic area of women & computing and the NCWIT mission
  • Knowledge of working with K-12 girls or organizations serving such girls
  • Detail oriented by nature – as shown in project management and follow-up skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Social media proficiency
  • 1-2+ years of relevant experience

Preferred Skills/Attributes:

  • Basic video editing in desktop software such as iMovie
  • Graphic design for social graphics e.g. Canva
  • Experience in implementing programs directly with youth, or supporting others in implementation of programs
  • Experience as a moderator or administrator for an online platform, especially Facebook and Slack
  • Bachelor’s degree or 2 years in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year of year basis.

This is a part time contract position with an expectation of up to 20 hours per week. Compensation DOE $20/hour.

To apply: Email your resume and a cover letter to jobs@ncwit.org by October 23, 2020.