26th November 2018
We’re hiring a Community Coordinator!
Salary: €27500 – €35000, dependent on experience
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland and travel to the UK
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.
The first Dojo was started seven years ago, and there are now more than 1900 active Dojos in 100 countries, giving 55000 young people the opportunity to learn how to code in a fun, social environment. We are part of the Raspberry Pi Foundation family, and together 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 passionate about education and technology. We are also 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.
We are now looking for a Community Coordinator to help us expand our network of Dojos and volunteers on an international scale. Reporting to the Community Manager, the person taking up this role will play a key part in our growth and support initiatives in regions around the world. The ideal candidate will be passionate about education and digital making. You’ll need to be methodical, with strong project management and community engagement skills, and experience of keeping multiple strands of work moving forward at the same time.
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.
- Supporting the growth of the CoderDojo movement in new and existing territories
- Building relationships with stakeholder groups that can scale CoderDojo through hosting Dojos or providing mentors, e.g. volunteer organisations, libraries, corporations, governmental bodies, and educational institutions
- Identifying core challenges facing Dojos, and working with the Community team to develop and implement strategies and initiatives to overcome these
- Organising and delivering relevant online engagement opportunities
- Cooperating with our Communications team to deliver marketing campaigns to recruit and engage volunteers
- Working with our Regional Bodies to monitor and implement our regionalisation process
- Project-managing initiatives relating to growing the global community
- 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 through community growth metrics and KPIs
Experience and personal attributes
You should be:
- A natural collaborator with a history of working across teams to achieve results
- A self-starter with the ability to work independently
- Passionate about technology, education, and digital making, and familiar with the ecosystems and communities surrounding these fields
- A strong communicator, and confident speaking in front of groups and delivering presentations
- Confident using social media platforms and email marketing tools
- Confident using Excel, and understanding and analysing data to assess the impact of initiatives
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 field of education or technology
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of 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
- 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
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 17:00 GMT, Sunday 16th December
Face-to-face interviews: 3–4 January