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2016 Summer Curriculum Writing Cohort (Seattle, WA or Chicago, IL preferred)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for experienced Curriculum Writers to work with and support the goals of Code.org’s Education team as a full-time, 8-week contract from June 27-August 19. This summer cohort will help develop the curriculum for our newest middle school course, Computer Science Discoveries. You can learn more at https://code.org/educate/csd.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Working closely with the Education team to design, develop, write, and “go to market” with original curricular materials (lesson plans, formative/summative assessments, and videos).
  • Planning for evaluating the effectiveness of curriculum (from both student and teacher perspectives) and making programmatic improvements.

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidates have experience designing, developing, and writing computer science or STEM curriculum to standards; 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:

  • Comprehensive knowledge of computer science (required)
  • Prior curriculum writing experience / activity design (required)
  • Recent computer science or STEM teaching experience in upper elementary, middle, or high school field (required)
  • a Bachelor’s degree or higher in Education or Computer Science (preferred)
  • Experience using the Understanding by Design curriculum framework (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with the CS Principles Framework (preferred)
  • Experience/familiarity with Exploring Computer Science curriculum/PD (preferred)
  • Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and Google Docs (required)

Travel Requirement:

Participation in the summer cohort requires the ability to travel to three workshops throughout the duration of the contract:

  • June 28th - June 30th: 3-day Kickoff
  • July 25th - July 26th: 2-day midpoint check-in
  • August 13th - August 14th: 2-day Wrap Up

Destinations for all three workshops is yet to be determined. All travel and accommodation expenses will be covered by Code.org.

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

Please include lesson plan samples that are your original work, and highlight relevant experience designing, developing, or writing implement curricular materials.

Controller (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for an experienced Financial Analyst to oversee all aspects of accounting, regulatory and financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation, as well as development of internal control policies and procedures.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Monitoring all aspects of the company’s accounting and financial operations, ensuring quality control over financial transactions and reporting
  • Assisting in the preparation of the annual budget and periodic financial forecasts and performing variance analysis and trend reporting
  • Performing ad hoc analyses in the areas of cash flow, income planning, programmatic expenses, and metrics
  • Providing data modeling expertise to determine potential financial impact of organizational decisions
  • Supervising the month, quarter, and year-end close procedures, including review of journal entries, account reconciliations, and analysis of results
  • Analyzing complex account reconciliations for inventory, accruals, and allocations
  • Overseeing the preparation and distribution of timely internal financial statements
  • Preparing quarterly Board of Directors’ financial presentation
  • Supporting the external audit of the company’s financial statements, including preparation of audit schedules and responding to auditor questions and requests
  • Managing and complying with local, state, and federal government reporting requirements and tax filings
  • Proactively identifying issues and areas for improvement with the close process and implementing process improvements
  • Developing and documenting finance and accounting processes and policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has at least a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, or related field and possesses the following skills:

  • 5+ years experience in a finance and/or accounting management role
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP and financial reporting requirements as well as financial audits
  • Advanced experience in Quickbooks Online
  • Advanced or expert user of spreadsheets
  • Experience and aptitude for managing complex projects and reports
  • Advanced analytical, organizational and problem solving skills
  • Be highly comfortable working in a fast-paced, ambiguous, informal work environment
  • Non-profit accounting experience a plus
  • CPA preferred

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. 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.

Grant Writer (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

The Grant Writer plays an important role in increasing revenue for Code.org, with a focus on grant writing, and stewardship of existing Foundation and Corporate partnerships. The candidate selected for this role will develop compelling proposals that will result in funding for the immediate and long-term goals of Code.org, and also help strengthen existing relationships with the corporate and foundation sector.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Developing and writing letters of inquiry, grant proposals and reports to foundations, corporations, and other grant-making organizations; persuasively communicating the organization’s mission and programs to potential funders
  • Cultivating and growing support from existing Foundation and corporate donors, including managing the Code.org Employee Engagement program to build corporate pipeline
  • Managing ongoing donor communications, working with marketing team, and overseeing donor stewardship and recognition efforts
  • Working with Director of Finance & Administration, ensuring timely reporting on grant deliverables by managing grants calendar
  • Working with the Fundraising & Marketing Associate on prospect research, maintaining grant files, database, fundraising materials, donor acknowledgement
  • Coordinating Code.org fundraising events
  • Other duties, as assigned

Skills and Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience are required.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop funding proposals in a clear and compelling manner and have a proven track record of success in writing six and seven figure foundation and/or corporate grants.
  • An incredible passion for our mission and an ability to inspire others to get involved.
  • Strategic thinker, analytical and proactive.
  • Candidates must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, and highly-organized to succeed in a demanding, impact-focused, start up environment.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptive in a growing organization; be able to work alongside a diverse group of people.
  • Thrive in a collaborative, team environment and also work well independently.
  • Outstanding communication and highly developed interpersonal skills with ability to be persuasive in both written and verbal communications.
  • Strong and thoughtful customer service orientation.
  • Experience using online databases (Foundation Center and others) and other sources to conduct research on potential funding prospects.
  • A solid understanding of budgets as they relate to proposals and grants is required.
  • A high level of computer literacy is required; experience in fundraising for educational programs strongly preferred. Proficiency in working with Microsoft Office and Google Docs a must.

Please DO NOT apply for this position if you do not have experience in writing successful non-profit grant proposals.

Interested candidates should email a resume, cover letter, and grant writing sample (funded) outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, to jobs@code.org.

Marketing Associate (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

The Hour of Code initiative is a yearly campaign that encourages students to try computer science during Computer Science Education Week (Dec. 5-11). Since 2013, it has reached over 200M students worldwide in 180+ countries. Supporters of the campaign include President Obama, Sheryl Sandberg, Bill Gates, Susan Wojcicki, Ashton Kutcher and many more. Code.org is recruiting a temporary staff member to assist the Marketing team in the planning and execution of December’s Hour of Code campaign. The Marketing Associate will make essential contributions to a global and highly visible marketing effort, supporting social media and email outreach, live events, partnership cultivation, and more.

This is a full time, short term (June-December) contract based in our Seattle office.

Duties of this role include:

  • Assisting overall marketing efforts for the Hour of Code campaign
  • Managing partner commitments
  • Helping plan special events and maintain a database of key Hour of Code events
  • Supporting our community and field questions about the Hour of Code in a timely manner
  • Tracking social media and press coverage related to the campaign
  • Spearheading special projects (perform research, prepare documentation, develop templates, etc.)

Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for a self-starter, experienced in communications and event planning, who can multi-task, excel under pressure, and work independently with a geographically dispersed team. Must be extremely detail-oriented, tech-savvy, and able to swiftly prioritize duties as needed on multiple ongoing projects. Candidate should be flexible and willing to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications or related field
  • Excellent writing skills, with an interest in social media platforms and trends
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Drive (spreadsheets), Google Hangouts, Skype
  • Experience with customer service, administration, or event planning preferred
  • Passion for technology and inspiring new students to try computer science

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

District Manager - East Coast locations (Boston, New York, Washington, D.C., surrounding areas)

Job Summary:

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

Responsibilities of the position include:

Outreach in Northeast or Mid-Atlantic Region

  • Recruit school districts (including schools and teachers)
  • Present Code.org partnership model
  • Negotiate Code.org agreement
  • Track district relationship status
  • Liaise with district supervisory personnel

Manage implementation for all partner district/cities at K-12 grade levels

  • Implement partnership model
  • Assist district in school and teacher recruitment/selection/retention
  • Manage district partnership budget
  • Build district leadership capacity
  • Troubleshoot district issues
  • Work with Professional Learning & Community team to coordinate regional professional development 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 30% of the time is required.

Skills 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 individuals across the full school district spectrum (superintendent to teacher) and close the agreement
  • 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.

Senior Backend Engineer / Infrastructure Lead (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is building interactive tutorials for computer science courses starting as early as Kindergarten through 12th grade. You can see our latest tutorials at studio.code.org. With tens of millions of students using our tutorials in over 45 languages and in 180+ countries, this is an opportunity to redefine how computer science is taught, not only in the USA but worldwide.

Code.org is recruiting for an experienced Backend Engineer to own site stability and performance, and to contribute code, infrastructure, and knowledge to increase team-wide effectiveness. Someone successful in this role will be able to collaborate, but also work independently and drive infrastructure and scale work to completion.

Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in Computer Science
  • 5-7 years as a software engineer
  • Experience in a fast growth start-up environment desired
  • Experience scaling web services
  • Experience building developer infrastructure
  • Expertise in some of these technologies preferred: Ruby / Rails, JavaScript, Sinatra, SQL/Databases/MySQL, React

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

UX / Visual Designer (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for an experienced, creative designer with the drive to own end-to-end design of a product with major impact.
You will own visual design across our website, marketing materials and education tutorials. These currently reach millions of people around the world. We have over 8 million students today and 10,000 new accounts created every day.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • The website for Code.org and Hour of Code
  • Tutorials to teach elementary students to code (examples: learning to draw with code or making a story with code)
  • Tools and a development environment for middle school and high school students to learn computer science
  • Marketing materials and handouts that are used for schools, districts, and partnerships

You will also need to be able to successfully communicate conceptual ideas, detailed design, and design rationale, both verbally and visually.

Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate has strong, flexible visual design skills and experience in app and/or web design. We are looking for a self-starter who is passionate about improving education.

The candidate should have:

  • Experience with responsive design
  • Graphic/print layout experience
  • Proven ability to own end-to-end design for product, including style guides and design guidelines

Additional desired skills include:

  • Interest in education
  • Basic knowledge of computer science (taken any computer science course at some point - no active coding skill necessary)
  • CSS/HTML skills
  • Interaction design
  • Designing sprites, animations, etc. for sample video game assets
  • Bachelor's degree in graphics design, interaction design, fine arts, or a related discipline.
  • At least two years of relevant experience

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

Training and Development Specialist (Seattle, WA)

Job Summary:

Code.org is looking for a Training and Development Specialist for our Professional Learning & Community team. The specialist will be the coach and mentor for Code.org’s 200+ K-12 facilitators, who provide online and in-person training to over 10,000 K-12 teachers each year. This is a full time, exempt position based in our Seattle office.

Duties of this role include:

  • Serve as the internal expert on facilitator development and train-the-trainer
  • Draft agendas and deliver content for the annual Facilitator Development summit (2.5 days in May)
  • Work closely with the Facilitator Program Manager to ensure facilitator program cohesiveness
  • Host weekly office hours (or on an as needed basis) by curriculum program for facilitators to attend
  • Serve as a role model for excellent instructional facilitation and develop those capabilities in others.
  • Plan ongoing facilitator development activities, online and in person, throughout the school year
  • Monitor the Code.org facilitator online community and forums
  • Ensure a high level of quality for all Code.org PD sessions led by our facilitators
  • Identify, intervene and troubleshoot with facilitators who are struggling with performance
  • Develop tactics on improving facilitator practice for adult learning
  • Track and recommend facilitator program content issues to the Teacher Experience Program Manager

Skills and Experience:

We are looking for a thought leader in the facilitation space who is highly respected by K-12 educators, and has expertise in coaching others to deliver high quality facilitation.

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Strong instructional design and facilitation skills, and ability to support and mentor others in these domains.
  • Experience developing training materials/programs
  • Experience coaching participants in a train-the-trainer program
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Some knowledge of Computer Science
  • Bachelors degree or higher in Education or related field preferred
  • 5-7 years related experience

Email resume, cover letter, 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