Job Opportunities in Oakland with the Foundation
CoderDojo is a global movement of free computer coding clubs for young people. The first Dojo was started six years ago. There are now more than 2000 active Dojos in 100 countries, giving 45000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. The CoderDojo movement is supported by the CoderDojo Foundation, a registered charity.
In October 2015 the Raspberry Pi Foundation merged with Code Club, followed in May 2017 by a second merger with the CoderDojo Foundation. Together we now represent one of the largest sustained global efforts to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about the our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.
We currently are looking for experienced and enthusiastic individuals for the below positions to join the North America team in Oakland. We are passionate about education and technology. If you are looking to have a real-world impact as part of a growing global movement, then this is the organisation for you.
Club Program Coordinator
We are now looking for an organized and enthusiastic Club Program Coordinator to to join the growing Oakland-based Raspberry Pi Foundation North America team.
The person taking on this role will be supporting the growth and engagement of our Code Club and CoderDojo programs in the United States. These are networks of volunteer-led after-school and out-of-school clubs that help young people aged 7 to 17 learn how to code and create with computers. You’ll manage communications with prospective and existing club leaders, and assist with campaigns to grow and retain clubs. You’ll report to the Club Engagement Manager and collaborate closely with other members of the global program teams to ensure that the vision for our programs is in agreement and that best practices are shared across teams. You’ll also contribute to the execution of Coolest Projects, a national showcase event for youth who create with technology. This role is a great opportunity for someone who is relatively new to this field and is looking for a place to grow professionally.
- Managing communications with prospective and existing club leaders, fielding questions, preparing email campaigns, and engaging with the public on social media
- Leading the logistical aspects of marketing and outreach efforts, which includes working with the Outreach Manager to promote our programs at events and conferences
- Assisting with community engagement for Coolest Projects by marketing the event to the public and recruiting youth to showcase their projects
- Maintaining shared resources such as databases, documents, printed collateral, and digital media
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 17 December 2019
Club Growth Manager
We are also looking for a Club Growth Manager to to join the growing Oakland-based Raspberry Pi Foundation North America team.
The person taking on this role will be mainly responsible for raising awareness and promoting growth of our Code Club and CoderDojo programs in the United States. These are networks of volunteer-led after-school and out-of-school clubs that help young people aged 7 to 17 learn how to code and create with computers. You will be responsible for growing these programs nationally by recruiting champions, educators, and volunteers to run clubs; for pursuing and developing partnership opportunities; and for marketing our programs to the public. You’ll report to the Executive Director, and you’ll also collaborate closely with other members of the global program teams to ensure that the vision for our programs is in agreement and that best practices are shared across teams.
The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a unique place of work with a fantastic team and a positive work culture, so we are also looking for the right personality to fit in with the organization.
- Developing and implementing strategies for growing Code Club and CoderDojo programs throughout the United States
- Developing and implementing strategies for building a community of champions, educators, and volunteers who will run and support the running of clubs
- Researching and developing partnerships with existing networks of national and regional after-school and community-based programs
- Representing Code Club and CoderDojo at relevant conferences and public events
- Working with the Engagement Manager to develop and maintain a pipeline for converting leads into active clubs
- Working with the Engagement Manager to lead in-person and online training events for onboarding new clubs
- Collaborating with the global program teams on growth strategy, marketing, and outreach campaigns
- Monitoring and reporting on community growth metrics and KPIs
Closing date: 5pm on Monday 17 December 2019