Jobs with NCWIT

NCWIT currently has one open position:

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.