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.
To ensure we continue to provide opportunities to girls around the world, BGC has exclusively retained Nonprofit HR to assist in the recruitment efforts for our next Vice President, Programs (VP). We are looking for a visionary and focused leader to join us during this exciting period of expansive growth. We’re looking for a proven leader, change agent and innovator to help us build sustainable chapters and expand our presence and impact in the United States and around the world. 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.
The VP will serve as a critical member of the executive leadership team. In collaboration with the Executive Director, the VP will articulate and implement the strategic plan, build new partnerships to grow and sustain the organization, and develop and manage special projects and programs that expand the influence and impact of BGC and its chapters. As a strategic partner and member of the Executive Team, the VP will assist in developing the organization’s plans and programs. The successful candidate will have a bold vision for coordinating new strategic partnerships and business development with a keen eye for recognizing fundraising and diversifying revenue generating opportunities.
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Nonprofit HR is committed to fostering and maintaining a work environment where diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are fully integrated into everything we do for the benefit of our employees and the clients that we serve. To fully realize our goal, we prioritize our understanding of the complexities of DEI within our workforce to inform our approach to talent management. We believe that this guides how we do our work, advise our clients to operationalize DEI and position our content and educational opportunities help strengthen the talent management capacity of the social impact sector. See the full statement.