Job Openings at Code.org

Launched in 2013, Code.org® is a non-profit dedicated to expanding access to computer science, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Code.org organizes the annual Hour of Code campaign which has engaged 10% of all students in the world, and provides the leading curriculum for K-12 computer science in the largest school districts in the United States. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science, just like biology, chemistry or algebra. Join our team to help make this vision a reality!


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To apply, email resume, cover letter, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Director of State Government Affairs (Seattle, WA; location flexible)

Job Summary:

Code.org is a leading voice in the national dialogue on expanding access to K12 computer science education. We are looking for an experienced professional with a background in state government affairs and/or policy development to lead the transformation of the K-12 US education policy landscape as it relates to computer science.

Our team is working with policymakers and education leaders in dozens of states to advance policy reforms that reduce barriers or boost access to K-12 computer science courses. This is a unique opportunity to harness unprecedented bipartisan support for this important issue to shape education policy at the state and local levels. You will have a chance to bring computer science policies to a state for the first time, rather than just incrementally change existing education policy.

The primary role for this position is managing existing and developing new relationships with state leaders (state departments of education, state boards of education, legislators and governors) and developing overall strategy for engagement in the assigned states while leading and carrying out the tactics associated with the strategy.

The person in this role will be responsible for:

  • Developing and updating policy positions
  • Public speaking at events, including testimony before state authorities, interviews with the media
  • Communicate policy agenda to various audiences (stakeholder groups, legislators, - Governors and staff, educators, media, etc.) and tailor messaging for each Guiding the team in defining a legislative strategy and/or administrative strategy (rules and regulations) around answering three questions:
    • What are the goals for our legislative or administrative strategy approach?
    • How will these goals affect implementation of K-12 computer science?
    • What’s the plan to achieve these goals?
  • Developing relationships with institutions of higher education that are building a K-12 computer science teacher pipeline
  • Creating, organizing and managing policy-related events with policy makers and/or partner organizations
  • Managing Code.org’s Governors Partnership for K-12 Computer Science
  • Developing and managing relationships with the computer science community including educators, leaders, corporate partners, and non-profits with shared goals
  • Managing and building Code.org’s Advocacy Coalition
    • Forming and leading local coalition of supporters/advocates
    • Leveraging local targeted support (industry partnerships, local education nonprofits, school districts)
  • Creating and managing grassroots support for policy-related efforts
  • Coordinate state and federal policy efforts internally and with partners

Some of the responsibilities may shift depending on a candidate’s skill set for this position, but the primary responsibility of owning end-to-end engagement in a state will not. Ability and willingness to travel up to 35% of the time (depending on location)is required.

Experience and Qualifications:

A successful candidate’s main experience should be in working directly with legislators and governors’ education advisors and/or with state boards of education and state departments of education. Candidates should have experience with and working knowledge of the legislative process or policy development process within state education authorities.

We are a small, tight-knit, fast-moving dynamic team that leverages each person’s unique backgrounds to support one another in our work with states. We are seeking a team member with expertise and experience that will enable them to contribute ideas and support in areas such as higher education policy development experience, marketing and PR, and coalition and partnership development.

We are a non-partisan organization and the position requires working with representatives from all political parties at the state, local (and possibly federal) level. Candidates should be have a demonstrated ability to work across political parties and ideologies.

Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented, possess exceptional writing and interpersonal communication ability in English, and be tech-savvy (computer science background/experience not required). Must also be a self-starter, able to multi-task, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Proficiency in working with Google Docs is required.

Additionally, the ideal candidate has:

  • Passion for our mission of #CSForAll
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree desired
  • 5-8+ years of experience in government relations/advocacy/policy development in education (required, preferably at the state level)
  • Experience in developing K-12 computer science education policy (nice to have, but not required)

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Regional Manager, Southwest (California preferred)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for a Regional Manager to support Code.org’s education efforts through the development, implementation, and maintenance of Code.org’s partnership model with Regional Partners. This position is highly focused on developing relationships and building sustainability of Computer Science in California and throughout the southwest.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Outreach
    • Recruit Regional Partners to partner with Code.org and school districts to teach Computer Science in K-12 schools.
    • Present Code.org partnership model
    • Track partnership status
  • Manage and support implementation for all partners in region at K-12 grade levels
    • Evaluate and support regional partners in becoming a sustainable CS Hub in their area
    • Implement partnership model
    • Assist regional partners in district, school, and teacher recruitment/selection/retention
    • Troubleshoot regional partnership issues
    • Work with Professional Learning & Community team to coordinate regional professional learning workshops for teachers
  • Market and support the program in the region
  • Represent Code.org and present the partnership model at conferences and other venues, as needed

Ability and willingness to travel up to 25% of the time is required.

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has at least a Bachelor’s degree, experience collaborating with the K-12 public school system, and possesses the following skills:

  • Demonstrated ability to pitch the Code.org educational model to potential partners
  • Experience and aptitude for managing complex projects and relationships to realize successful project outcomes throughout the pitching and implementation life cycle
  • Advanced organizational and problem solving skills
  • Understanding of and passion for equity in computer science and K-12 education

Additional desired strengths include:

  • Experience working with school districts in a project implementation capacity
  • Recent computer science teaching experience in a K-12 school setting
  • Strong existing connections to the computer science community

Candidates must be extremely detail-oriented, possess exceptional written and interpersonal communication ability in English, and be tech-savvy. Must also be a self-starter, able to multi-task, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and Google Docs a must.

To apply, please email resume, cover letter, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Curriculum Team Intern (Seattle, WA)

Internship Summary:

We are looking for a Winter/Spring intern to work with and support the goals of Code.org’s Curriculum team through the development of computer science curriculum. This person will work with a variety of program leaders across multiple projects, simultaneously performing a wide range of tasks. We need someone who has quick turnaround, is responsive, and can effectively organize their priorities and task list.

Responsibilities of the may position include:

  • Working closely with the Curriculum team to assist in designing, developing, and writing original curricular materials:lesson plans, formative/summative assessments, videos, answer keys, project exemplars
  • Using in-house content management tools to structure resources

Experience and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has experience in computer science and a background in education; has strong writing and communications skills; is a tech-savvy self-starter who is able to multi-task and excel under pressure.

The candidate should also:

  • Have basic to comprehensive knowledge of computer science (required)
  • Have some prior curriculum writing experience / activity design experience (required)
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and Google Docs (required)
  • Be working to obtain a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Computer Science (preferred)

To apply, email resume, cover letter, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.

Working at Code.org

Company Profile

Code.org is a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding participation in computer science by making it available in more schools, and increasing participation by women and underrepresented students of color. Our vision is that every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer science.

We believe computer science and computer programming should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Working for Code.org

We offer a comprehensive employee benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Technology subsidy consistent with our Bring Your Own Device environment
  • Flexible, engaging working environment
  • Monthly unlimited ORCA pass or equal value transit subsidy; located near public transit hub in Seattle, WA
  • Paid time off: 3 weeks vacation annually, sick leave, and 'winter break' office closure the two weeks that include Christmas and New Years.
  • Medical, dental and vision premiums paid at 100% for FT positions and their dependents
  • Option to participate in 403b retirement savings plan
  • The opportunity to help students learn better and change the face of computer science

Must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident and be capable of passing a pre-employment background check

No relocation packages

Don't see a good fit? Drop us a line and a resume and let us know why you want to work for us and what you would bring to our team.

To apply, email resume, cover letter, portfolio, and/or LinkedIn profile to jobs@code.org.