Black Girls CODE (BGC) is devoted to showing the world that black girls can code, and do so much more. BGC introduces computer programming and technology to girls from underrepresented communities in technology areas such as web design, robotics, gaming, mobile app development and more. By cultivating the next generation of coders we hope to grow the number of women of color in technology and give underrepresented girls a chance to become the future leaders in technology and the masters of their technological worlds. We thrive on working in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. We represent a diversity of backgrounds, a wealth of experience and a lot of fun. Black Girls CODE’s ultimate goal is to provide African-American youth with the skills to occupy some of the 1.4 million computing job openings expected to be available in the U.S. by 2020, and to train 1 million girls by 2040.
“Imagine. Build. Create.”
Since launching in April 2011, BGC has had the honor of bringing technology and entertainment to many wonderful girls of color. By teaching the girls programming and game design, BGC hopes to have started the lifelong process of developing in them a true love for technology and the self-confidence that comes from understanding the greatest tools of the 21st century. Through community outreach programs such as workshops and after school programs, we introduce underprivileged girls to basic programming skills in languages like Scratch and Ruby on Rails. The skills they acquire through the programs give these young women a chance at well-paying professions with prestigious companies, as well as the ability to enter into the field as entrepreneurs and leaders of technology.
BGC has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in its recruitment efforts for its next Vice President, Development (VP). Reporting to the Executive Director, the Vice President, Development (VP) is a member of the senior leadership team and has overall responsibility for leading the development operation and staff. The VP is a strategic thinker and is responsible for developing a bold development plan and the fundraising strategies to achieve the plan in close coordination with the Executive Director, Board of Directors, chapter organizations, and the development staff. The VP develops and leads BGC’s efforts to enhance current and generate new programmatic and unrestricted funding. This person will oversee and support the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individual, government, corporate, and foundation donors, and drive efforts to broaden the donor base and revenue streams.
The VP ensures that the organization is well positioned in a rapidly evolving and competitive environment. S/he/they ensures that strategies are clearly understood by all stakeholders and that the development office is achieving its strategic goals at an optimum pace. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the VP identifies and leads new business development opportunities and ensures highly productive and positive relationships for the benefit of the BGC. The VP serves as the Chief Fundraiser for the organization and successfully balances (at times) a rigorous travel schedule meeting with potential and current funders; and the role of coach, mentor, and leader of the development staff.
Candidates with passion for tech diversity and inclusion and a strong sense of creating positive change in the world through social impact work are encouraged to apply.
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