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Pittsburgh Area Director

WHO WE ARE

Only 1% of VC-funded startups have a black or Latino founder, and we think this is unacceptable. All Star Code’s mission is to attack this statistic head-on, empowering young men with the skills, networks, and mindsets they need to create new futures through technology. We do this through our flagship program, a six-week Summer Intensive and ongoing alumni services for our graduates.

Unlike most coding programs, All Star Code doesn’t just focus on Computer Science and technology; we also introduce crucial soft skills and expose them to the tech startup culture by integrating our programs into tech spaces and successful companies with inspiring guest speakers and, most importantly, fun.

THE OPPORTUNITY

All Star Code is the first and only coding & entrepreneurship development program for black & Latino boys, and we are excited to expand our program into Pittsburgh this summer. All Star Code is seeking a Pittsburgh Area Director to lead our first expansion program and deliver All Star Code’s Summer Intensive to one cohort of 20 All Stars.

The Pittsburgh Area Director will have access to the full set of resources from the NYC “home base,” including institutional partnerships and centralized operations. You will be set up for success with a growing base of All Star Code “Champions” in Pittsburgh, a discretionary budget for running local programs and events, and the opportunity to travel to NYC for training, networking, and professional development.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as primary point-of-contact for All Star Code’s expansion into Pittsburgh
  • Lead the Program and Development functions for the Pittsburgh expansion
  • Codify local program model based on All Star Code NYC & existing partnerships
  • Leverage personal network to build new relationships and partnerships in the PGH tech ecosystem
  • Design and foster partner relationships that deliver space, “swag”, and direct benefits for All Stars

WHO YOU ARE

  • Motivated, passionate and results-oriented professional with at least 5 years in the workforce
  • The rare combination of a “big picture” thinker with strong attention to detail
  • A great communicator; experience working on a virtual/remote team a plus
  • Team-oriented with the ability to self-motivate and work autonomously when necessary
  • Robust network in Pittsburgh, particularly in the tech, philanthropy, or African American communities
  • Experience in Youth Development/Education, Development/Fundraising, and/or Event Planning
  • Committed to Diversity & Inclusion in hiring and supervision of staff

WE’D BE ESPECIALLY THRILLED IF YOU ARE A…

  • Pittsburgh Native with deep roots in a diverse number of communities
  • Seasoned leader with experience building and managing a team
  • Coder, maker, or entrepreneur 

WHAT TO EXPECT AT ALL STAR CODE

Joining our squad means committing to live our mission and our values, which ultimately means learning. We ask our students to learn new and difficult skills in computer science and we ask them to step outside their comfort zone on a daily basis. We pledge to apply this learning through coding education, books & articles, professional development, workshops & conferences – however learning applies to you!

We are a transparent organization with open calendars, clearly defined salary bands, and a collaborative approach. So, if you make a mistake, fail to meet a target, or can’t quite solve a problem, we share that failure as a team. Not only do we share it, but we also celebrate failure because it is a sign that you are really challenging yourself!

We are driven; we love the thrill of a clear goal and working hard to get there, and we balance that with a commitment to wellness for each of us, because we know that a sound mind and sound body are crucial components of a sound team.

We tell our story. We bring our full selves to work and support our team members’ “side hustles”, their pets, and their family members. We get to know each other as people and make all decisions from a place of empathy. Perhaps most importantly, each of us carries a strong sense of justice. We consider our work to be necessary and important to create a more equal world, and that is the foundation of why we do what we do. 

You can look forward to:

  • Being one of the first 15 employees of All Star Code
  • Individual professional development funds
  • Being part of a small, dynamic, and growing team in its first expansion year
  • Getting to know a group of nearly 140 All Star Code alumni who have gone on to build their own startups, attend top 50 universities, and earned more than $500K in scholarships and financial aid.
  • Raising awareness about the under-representation of black and latino boys in technology via public speaking engagements and press.
  • Opportunities to attend exciting events in NYC, Pittsburgh, and beyond – past events include Panorama Music Festival, the US Open, White House events, and much more!

TIMELINE & SALARY

This is a full time position, beginning in mid March 2017.  Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience. Medical, Dental, and Vision benefits provided. Based out of Pittsburgh with some travel to New York City.

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