CodePath is a national non-profit that is reprogramming higher education to create the most diverse generation of software engineers, CTOs, and founders. We deliver industry-vetted courses and career support centered on the needs of Black, Latino/a, Indigenous, and low-income students. Our students train with senior engineers, intern at top companies, and rise together to become the tech leaders of tomorrow.

Founded in 2017, CodePath has taught over 20,000 students and delivered courses across over 85 universities. We are supported by some of the largest and most well-respected organizations, including Andreessen Horowitz, Blue Meridian Partners, Cognizant Foundation, Comcast, Google, Meta, Salesforce, Walmart, and Workday, among others.

We are currently targeted to serve 10,000+ students a year nationwide as of 2023, and are planning to scale up to ~100,000 students a year by 2030.

About the role

Location: Remote

Duration: FTE

Reporting to: Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships

Compensation: $100,000 to $130,000 per year

The CodePath Local Strategy is to enable universities to achieve a 100% paid technical internship rate for their computing students by deeply integrating our proven playbook so that students don’t have to “op-in” for the support CodePath currently provides nationally.

The CodePath Engineering Fellowship is the proven model with which Codepath will engage local Colleges/Universities and computing students. The fellowship is built upon three key pillars:

  • The CodePath Engineering Fellow Course Sequence - A golden pathway course sequence of both “for-credit" and “non-credit courses designed to prepare students to build the skills and confidence needed to secure Paid Internships as a core part of their student journey.
  • CodePath Local Career Center - Services include but are not limited to:
    • Internship Connection Program (Interviews for paid internships with industry partners)
    • Mock interviews
    • 1:1 mentorship
  • Student Community Engagement
    • In-person events
    • Social engagements
    • Industry Partner site tours or events

As we build out a new team to implement our CodePath Local Strategy, we are seeking a CodePath Local Chief of Staff to accelerate our velocity in establishing and expanding CodePath Local by supporting our Directors in the strategic development and operational execution of the CodePath Local team. 

The CodePath Local Chief of Staff will serve as a key partner to the Directors, providing strategic insight, operational expertise, and project management support. As the CodePath Local Chief of Staff, you will own all communications and coordination with internal CodePath teams as well as support intra CodePath Local team communications. You will work cross-functionally with different teams to ensure the successful execution of high-level strategies and initiatives ranging from university partnerships, corporate and program partners, community ecosystem development, thought leadership and reporting. 

In this role you will act as a liaison between the Sr. Director of CodePath Local  and other departments and/or organizations. This involves communicating and coordinating with different stakeholders to ensure that CodePath Local's priorities are met. Providing strategic advice and counsel. The Chief of Staff should be a trusted advisor, providing insights and recommendations on the strategic direction of CodePath Local. 

 

CodePath Local Chief of Staff responsibilities will include:

  • Strategic Execution
    • Collaborate with the Directors to translate high-level strategies and visions into actionable plans and initiatives.
    • Drive the execution of projects, ensuring timely and effective delivery while maintaining alignment with company goals.
    • Monitor progress on key initiatives, identify potential roadblocks, and develop solutions to keep projects on track.
    • Recruiting and managing staff ensuring appropriate resources to meet program goals.
  • Operational Excellence
    • Oversee day-to-day operational activities within the new department, ensuring efficient processes and resource allocation.
    • Develop and implement performance metrics to measure the success of departmental initiatives.
    • Identify areas for process improvement and implement streamlined workflows to enhance productivity.
  • Communication and Reporting
    • Prepare and deliver regular updates and reports to the Executive Director, summarizing progress, challenges, and opportunities.
    • Act as a liaison between the Executive Director and various internal stakeholders, ensuring clear and effective communication.
  • Project Management
    • Lead the planning, execution, and monitoring of complex projects, coordinating efforts across multiple teams and departments.
    • Proactively identify risks and develop contingency plans to mitigate potential issues.

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of experience in project management, operations, or strategy roles, preferably in a startup or fast-paced environment.
  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of building and managing effective teams.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across all levels of the organization.
  • Strategic thinker with the ability to translate high-level visions into actionable plans.
  • Analytical mindset with a focus on data-driven decision-making.
  • Proficiency in project management tools and software.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and a fast-paced work environment.

 

Benefits

We are committed to professional growth and fulfillment at work. Benefits include:

  • Medical insurance with dental and vision.

  • Generous time off with a flexible workplace and work schedule.

  • A commitment to developing leaders from within the organization.

  • Frequent opportunities to connect with students, universities, and communities we serve.

  • Opportunities to engage, collaborate and partner with top technology companies, venture capitalists, and engineering leaders

 

About the Current Team

We are individuals from a multitude of backgrounds, experiences, and unlikely stories, all connected by a single dream: a world in which regardless of background, socioeconomic status, gender, or race all people have pathways to reach their full potential.

With a staff and board that cares deeply about diversity and equity, we believe that diverse perspectives and backgrounds create a richer work environment and enhance our ability to pursue our mission.

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