We’re Hiring a Senior Community Manager and a Community Manager!

Are you interested in using your skills to further the work and mission of the CoderDojo movement? Looking for a fast-paced rewarding role in a mission-focused organisation? Apply to one of our two Community vacancies today.

 

About Us

The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology. There are now more than 1750 active Dojos in 75 countries reaching 45,000 young people regularly.

In May 2017, we merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based charity that has the mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Together with Raspberry Pi, we represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018-2020 strategy.

The CoderDojo Foundation staff is a team of fifteen people based in Dublin. Our offices are in Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space in the city centre, where we also run a Dojo for local young people twice a month. We are known for playing card games over lunch. If you are looking to have a real-world impact, then this is the organisation and role for you. Find more information about our team here.

Senior Community Manager 

Location: Dublin

Salary: €50,000 – €60,000 p.a. full-time equivalent

Basis: permanent, full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland

The role

We are looking for an exceptional Senior Community Manager to execute our ambitious growth goals. This newly created position will lead on mobilising and supporting our global community of volunteers and partners, helping us provide new opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people attending Dojos around the world.

Reporting to the Executive Director (CoderDojo Foundation), you will be responsible for driving our growth strategy and support channels for the global community. The ideal candidate will be an experienced community manager with a track record in scaling programs across multiple locations. You will be both a team leader, able to support other people to do the best work of their careers, and an outstanding individual contributor, ready to roll your sleeves up and generate brilliant work yourself.

You will work closely with the General Manager (Outreach and Engagement) and the wider Raspberry Pi Youth Programmes team in the UK and North America.

You will lead the execution of our community support and scaling. The ideal candidate will be a natural at strategic thinking, have strong sales skills and the ability to identify opportunities and devise and implement measurable methods to monitor and track our efforts.

While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team, and positive work culture.

Main responsibilities

  • Overseeing the development and execution of the community scaling strategy, supporting the growth of the CoderDojo movement in existing and new territories.
  • Developing and implementing programmes that help Dojos continue running, as well as understanding and addressing the common causes for Dojos becoming inactive.
  • Developing and delivering volunteer recruitment and recognition initiatives, ensuring that all volunteers have positive and rewarding experience.
  • Building and maintaining our network of global growth partners such as corporates, universities, and local government networks who identify with the CoderDojo vision and evangelise our mission to employees, clients or networks.
  • Ensuring that we measure the success of the support that we deliver.
  • Working with product managers to guide the development of the global community platform to ensure it meets the needs of the evolving and growing community.
  • Monitoring and reporting on community growth metrics and KPIs, and determining the optimal distribution of Community Team resources.
  • Represent the Foundation externally at community and partner events.
  • Leading a high performing community team.
  • Managing budgets effectively.

Experience and personal attributes

You should be:

  • Able to demonstrate a strong track record in implementing strategies to scale face to face and online community movements, ideally involving children and young people.
  • A team leader, experienced in managing both direct reports and peers or non reporting team members within a cross functional team.
  • Extensive experience of developing and managing long-lasting, effective partnerships with a variety of organisations.
  • A background in volunteer management including attracting and retaining large numbers of volunteers.
  • An analytical mind with experience measuring data and understanding and communicating trends.
  • A track record in delivering results and meeting KPI’s.
  • Passionate about technology, education, and digital making, and familiar with the ecosystems and communities that surround these fields.

You’ll ideally have experience of:

  • Working in a remote team.
  • Developing marketing and communications strategies.
  • Working in a non-profit or mission-led organisation, ideally in the fields of education or technology.
  • The CoderDojo community or wider Raspberry Pi community.

Timetable for applications

Closing date: Thursday 7th of June 17:00
Face-to-face interviews: 11th – 15th June.

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Community Manager

Location: Dublin

Salary: €38,000 – €43,000 p.a. full-time equivalent

Basis: permanent, full-time, part-time or flexible

Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland

The role

We are looking for an exceptional Community Manager to work on our ambitious growth goals. The person taking up this position will lead initiatives that are focused on mobilising and supporting our global community of volunteers and partners to help us provide new learning opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people attending Dojos around the world.

Reporting to the Senior Community Manager, you will be responsible for driving growth initiatives in regions around the world. The ideal candidate will be a community manager or project manager with a track record of scaling programs across multiple locations. You will be a strong team player, a natural collaborator, and a problem solver.

While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture.

Main responsibilities

  • Supporting the growth of the CoderDojo movement in new and existing territories
  • Developing and delivering volunteer recruitment and recognition initiatives to ensure that all volunteers have a positive and rewarding CoderDojo experience
  • Identifying and establishing growth partnerships with organisations such as corporates, universities, and local government networks that are aligned with the CoderDojo vision and will promote our mission to their employees, clients, or networks
  • Developing and implementing programmes that help Dojos to continue running, as well as understanding and addressing the common causes for Dojos becoming inactive
  • Cooperating with our Communications team to deliver marketing campaigns to recruit volunteers
  • Working with our regional bodies to monitor and implement our regionalisation process
  • Gathering feedback on our content and resources to ensure that we are delivering the best possible support
  • Ensuring that we measure the impact of the support we deliver
  • Monitoring and reporting on community growth metrics and KPIs

Experience and personal attributes

You should be a self-starter who has:

  • A demonstrable track record of implementing strategies to scale face-to-face and online community movements (ideally involving children and young people), including measures to attract and retain large numbers of volunteers
  • Experience of instituting and managing long-lasting, effective partnerships with a variety of organisations
  • A background in volunteer or community management such as managing open-source or community projects, or active forum moderation/contribution
  • An analytical mind with experience measuring data and understanding and communicating trends
  • A history of delivering results and meeting KPIs
  • Strong relationship management skills, and the ability to engage with an extended global community of volunteers
  • A passion for technology, education, and digital making, and familiarity with the ecosystems and communities that surround these fields

You’ll ideally have experience of:

  • Working in a remote team
  • Developing marketing and communications strategies
  • Working in a non-profit or mission-led organisation, ideally in the fields of education or technology
  • The CoderDojo community or wider Raspberry Pi community

Timetable for applications

Closing date: Sunday 17th of June 17:00
Face-to-face interviews: 2nd – 6th July.

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Benefits (both roles)

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 24 days’ annual leave
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Professional development fund for all employees
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
  • Bi-monthly company maker days to improve your digital making skills
  • Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
  • Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices

 

 

 

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