C4Q Mission and Vision

C4Q is a social enterprise nonprofit that creates pathways out of poverty through technology. We believe that people from every community and background—across ethnicity, gender, and socio-economic background—should have the opportunity to learn to code, gain jobs in tech, and create companies of the future. It is our mission to increase economic opportunity and transform the world’s most diverse community into a leading hub for innovation and entrepreneurship. Our graduates are working at leading companies such as Pinterest, Kickstarter, LinkedIn, Jet, and JPMorgan Chase.

We are supported by the Robin Hood Foundation, Google for Entrepreneurs, Blackstone, Salesforce, Guggenheim Partners, and BlackRock. Our volunteers include leading technologists and experts from companies such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn. Diversity of experiences, perspectives, skills, and cultures is core to our mission and team.

Creating the Foundations for National Impact

C4Q is a rapidly growing organization that’s scaling to make a national impact. Founded in 2011, we have doubled in budget and staff each year over the past several years. We are currently a team of 25 and anticipate expanding our team to 40 this year. We are creating a non-traditional financing model which leverages social impact/program related investments and earned revenue strategies that align program performance with financial results. We plan to rapidly scale our operations, personnel and funding to create the foundations for national expansion and more broadly serve communities and cities across America.

Position Summary

The Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for building relationships across our external community partners, especially as a way to develop high-quality pipeline for our nationally recognized tech fellowship, Access Code. This individual will engage, educate, and advocate on behalf of C4Q with community-based organizations and strategic partners to ensure that our programs and initiatives expand throughout New York City social service and tech sectors.

The Community Engagement Manager will play a critical role in recruiting the next generation of Access Code participants through grassroots and grasstops efforts and the polished organization of information sessions, referral programs, and other key initiatives.  ultimately ensuring that C4Q's values and mission are front and center in everything we do.


Community Partnerships

  • Develop and drive C4Q engagement with key community partners, including schools (CUNY system), libraries, and other community organizations (NYCHA )to support program recruitment and other goals
    • Recruit, train, and continually engage partners across all programs and functions
    • Create metrics and conduct ongoing evaluation of the programs and services delivered by community partners; implement improvements as necessary
    • Ensure that community partners are given appropriate direction to successfully support C4Q’s outreach strategy
    • Create, present, and deliver relevant communication/marketing materials to support achievement of recruitment goals
    • Drive loyalty, satisfaction, and build out community network
  • Collaborate with the Head of Government Affairs on community events with elected officials and the public sector
  • Proactively recommend and own initiatives that can help elevate or grow key partnerships over time in furtherance of C4Q mission and impact, e.g. access to NYC services that complement our program

Program Recruitment

  • Set the standards for how to properly evaluate and activate the broader base of community partners for recruitment goals, including, but not limited to, Access Code and C4Q Labs
    • Establish, with direction from the Head of Strategy and Planning, recruitment targets from partners based on prior relationships and future opportunities, and strive to meet or exceed those targets
    • Provide framework and direction for mutually beneficial recruitment strategies that contribute to high-quality candidate pipelines
    • Manage data and perform analysis related to partnership goals and activities
    • Based on final acceptance outcomes, provide recommendations for recruitment pipeline improvement cycle over cycle
    • Build a year-round pipeline of potential candidates for the Access Code program
  • Deliver high level of transparent, relevant, and tailored communication to partners before, during, and after the Access Code recruitment periods
  • Work with broader team to activate general recruitment strategies, including word of mouth/referral programs, marketing/PR/advertising campaigns
  • Attend and represent C4Q and its programs at relevant events, such as info sessions both on-campus and at partner sites
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