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, 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.
The Head of Access Code Program Development will be responsible for leading the non-technical components of the fast-growing Access Code program. This role will be responsible for ensuring that all participants graduate from Access Code having attained the professional skills and fluency with the tech industry required for long-term career success as a developer. In addition, the Head of Program Development will help establish the appropriate policies for cohort-wide, class-wide, and 1:1 interventions to further a “best in class” culture and community within Access Code, as well as to maximize overall program outcomes of graduation. Prior success with holistic program/curriculum design, people management, and an understanding of data-driven impact are essential for this position, as is a familiarity with the tech ecosystem and where our fellows will fit in as future technical leaders.
- People Management
- Manage team of Program Managers, who are front-line staff working with each cohort to drive non-technical outcomes critical for long-term success and short-term placement outcomes (Professional Skills, Tech Fluency) as well as overall engagement and cohort culture
- Recruit, hire, and onboard Program Managers as needed, prior to program launch, and create professional development opportunities
- Program/Curriculum Development
- In partnership with Placements team, evaluate, validate, and design non-technical curricular components, experiences, and policies to drive program goals around:
- Professional Skills Curriculum: the content to support exit standards around compelling tech portfolios, job search documents,
- Tech Fluency Curriculum: the networking opportunities and experiences that will contribute to fellows’ social capital and ability to integrate successfully into tech teams/organizations
- Culture and Community: a culture that reinforces Access Code values and supports a thriving and engaged alumni community after graduation; critical milestones like the Access Code Hackathon and Demo Day
- Measurement: Develop relevant and measurable means of assessing incoming candidates, fellows, and alumni on Professional Skills & Tech Fluency for longitudinal analysis and program development
- Deliver best in class operational excellence to the Access Code fellows, with focus on driving through outcomes/KPIs, clear communication and accountability, successful project and meeting management
- Coaching PMs on how to support and motivate fellows towards successful outcomes, and serve as a point of escalation as needed
- 5-7 years of demonstrated success in fast-paced program operational role
- Experience working with engineers or familiarity with the tech industry
- Passion for human development
- Prior people management experience, ability to “manage managers”, and high emotional intelligence
- Forward-thinking and able to think across different disciplines
- Able to work under tight deadlines and under pressure to achieve goals
- Able to work independently on complex problems
- Exceptional project management and follow-through skills
- Able to communicate precisely and effectively, both verbally and in written form
We offer a competitive salary, health, dental, and vision benefits.