Alumni and Volunteer Engagement Manager

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Alumni and Volunteer Engagement Manager

Job description

Please keep in mind this is a 12 month FTE termed position with 90% coverage of health benefits.

Organizational Overview

CodePath.org is an early-stage nonprofit dedicated to offering an accelerated pathway into the technology industry for college students all across the US, with an emphasis on serving underserved, low-income, and first-generation students. We offer a variety of courses and services to students both directly on-campuses at colleges and remotely using video classrooms with instructors and TAs. All of these courses and services are offered to students entirely for free, funded directly by the technology industry in order to invest in the next generation of talented software engineers.

Our vision is that every student in college, regardless of background or personal circumstances, should have the opportunity, skills, network, and pathways available to become a confident and successful software engineer in the tech industry. CodePath.org develops and delivers a wide variety of programs and supports students over multiple years, reaching students in college starting before Freshman year and then all the way through to post-graduation and entering full-time software roles.

CodePath.org provides curriculum and programs for college students all across the United States, often offered for-credit at campuses, including at many HBCUs, HSIs, women’s colleges, and state colleges. CodePath.org is supported directly by the technology industry including Microsoft, Facebook, Walmart.org, and many more.

For more information, check out our website at CodePath.org.

About the Role

80% of minority Computer Science students will drop out before graduation, and we believe it’s a problem of inspiration, support, and access. We have an opportunity to improve the college Computer Science experience for tens of thousands of students at over a hundred universities. We add on-campus and remote industry courses and career support that make our students 3X more likely to succeed in tech.

Your mission is to mobilize our volunteer and alumni community to support our current students. We’re financially supported by great partners like Meta, Microsoft, and many others that believe that we’re creating systemic change, and you would be a big part of that impact.

Our volunteers power our career center events, support our curriculum through mentoring students, and provide invaluable opportunities for our students to build their networks. As CodePath continues to grow our student population, we look to build a strong and supportive alumni network.

What’s the job like?

As Alumni and Volunteer Engagement Manager, you will be responsible for creating and implementing recruitment and retention strategies to drive up engagement for two key primary stakeholders: CodePath volunteers and our alumni.

You will manage cyclical mentoring and volunteer recruiting while creating community building activities and events to strengthen the CodePath volunteer and alumni networks.

  • In partnership with Programs, Career Center, and Marketing, you will lead the ongoing mentorship & volunteer recruitment cycles for our major volunteer opportunities.

  • You will shape the CodePath alumni engagement strategy and create meaningful ways to engage our alumni as volunteers.

  • You’ll be an advocate for our volunteer developer community and identify ways to strengthen CodePath support for this group.

  • You will work collaboratively with the Career Center and Curriculum team on innovative ways to engage volunteers in career development and technical skill building programming.

  • In partnership with the Career Center, support the recruitment and engagement of Mentors engaging in CodePath’s mentorship program.

  • You will collaborate with the Programs team to manage volunteers and alumni who assist in our classes as instructional support.

  • You’ll partner with our Development and Revenue team to develop and nurture volunteer engagement with our funders.

  • You will use your strategic mindset to identify recruiting and outreach sustainability plan/s for our volunteers and mentors.

Key Activities

  • Own and execute the recruiting and outreach campaigns for ongoing volunteer opportunities including: SE10x mentors, Resume Review Week, Behavioral Interview Week, Technical Interview Week, course panels, and the technical mentorship program.

  • Support gathering of employment outcomes from the alumni community

  • Develop, coordinate, and evaluate programs and projects to promote alumni relations and educational programs designed to connect with alumni.

  • Support the development of replicable, scalable engagement opportunities for our alumni population.

  • Develop alumni engagement community building strategies including: communications, volunteerism, success stories, programming, etc.

  • Support programs hiring of alumni in teaching roles.

  • Support volunteer coaches within our SE10x courses.

  • Work collaboratively with the marketing department to understand cross opportunities for strategic relationship building with key stakeholders to support volunteer efforts.

  • Manage volunteer partnership agreements in collaboration with the Development and Revenue team.

Requirements

Qualifications

Passion for equity, education, and social impact.

Our ideal candidate has experience working in volunteer and/or alumni recruitment or engagement, possesses strong leadership, writing, and communication skills, and can develop strong collaborative relationships with industry experts, technical engineering managers and leaders, and other educators. They will also have a demonstrated commitment to CodePath’s mission and vision. This role may require occasional evening and weekend hours for certain events.
Additional qualifications include:

  • Experience working with college students and excited about the opportunity to create strong relationships and communities with our learners.

  • 1-2 years of experience managing recruiting cycles

  • Experience presenting to and building relationships with external stakeholders (+ if with top tech/FAANG companies)

  • Experience working with alumni or volunteer populations (+ if in tech)

  • Experience fostering and managing communities (+ if as a developer advocate)

  • Ability to manage a variety of simultaneous projects within tight deadlines.

  • Ability to develop, prepare, and deliver effective education programs, seminars and workshops relating to Mentorship, Volunteer and Alumni Relations.

  • Organized, driven, and fast; you get the big picture but you catch the details, and you don't let things slip through the cracks.

CodePath Core Values

  • We keep our promises to students

  • We exist to empower others

  • We encourage and celebrate diversity

  • We believe in continuous growth and excellence

  • We love to experiment and try new things

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this position is 75-85k DOE. This is a 12 month FTE termed position with 90% coverage of health 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 in Silicon Valley.

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.

Reports To

Director of Career Center