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General Manager - Sydney / Melbourne
Code Club Australia (http://www.codeclubau.org/) is free network of coding clubs for kids with the mission to #getkidscoding! We are a charity with the aim of giving every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world. All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners.
Code Club aims to democratise digital technologies education for all kids. We achieve this through a three-pronged approach:
- We develop, support and connect volunteers in Code Clubs with resources and a framework, like our 100+ hours of free projects and guides online.
- We train educators through our teacher training online, and our face to face programme and align our programming to curriculum and relevant learning outcomes.
- We organise, partner with and coordinate large and small scale outreach activities around the country to raise awareness, enthusiasm and support for Code Clubs in every corner of Australia.
Since launching in 2014, we have built up a network of 2,200 clubs, trained 3,200 teachers and helped to educate 165,000 kids on the fundamentals of computer programming. Our aim is to prioritise regional development of Code Clubs and Code Club teachers, and drive diversity in Digital Technologies Education.
We’re incredibly proud of what we’ve built so far, but we are far from done yet.
We’d like to put a Code Club in every primary and secondary school in the country. We are open to all forms of commercial partnerships that would enable us to spread our influence and reach even further.
Code Club Australia is part of a worldwide network. Code Club World was founded in the UK in 2009 and now has 10,000 clubs active in 12 different partner country locations. Code Club merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation in 2016, we know our future is only set to grow even bigger as Australia is the largest Code Club network outside of the UK.
We are looking for a motivated, passionate individual who can lead the charge to make this happen. Someone with extraordinary fundraising, leadership and stakeholder management skills, also with a phenomenal ability to inspire people from diverse backgrounds to start as soon as possible to help us lead Code Club Australia into our next phase of growth.
This person will need to be able to talk confidently manage interactions with diverse audiences from government and education officials through to large corporate representatives, teachers, parents and of course children.
This person will also need to be a total all rounder – capable of planning and managing roll-out plans, a fantastic marketeer, able to juggle our budget, speak at large events....basically keep all the plates spinning and help us to keep growing.
Responsibilities of the Role
Your ultimate goal will be to help us deliver our mission – to make sure that every child in Australia gets the opportunity to learn the skills that are relevant in a 21st century job environment.
Whilst Code Club is well funded already from sources such as State Government and Corporate Foundations, we are looking for an individual who has this experience to help shape and lead us on future strategies for commercial models and funding.
The key things we’re looking for in the right person for our next stage of growth:
- Deep knowledge of the Australian Charity and NFP fundraising space.
- An authentic leader who can inspire the team of ~6 staff and a number of interns, our numerous sponsors and thousands of volunteers to achieve our goals.
- A consummate program manager, someone who can make budgets go further, who can turn their hand to all parts of operations and stay calm in a crisis.
- Lead our existing national campaigns such as Moonhack, Vogue Codes, Kid Inventor day, and look for other opportunities for us to further lead the space on how to engage kids into technology and learning how to code.
- A true campaigner, and leader: someone who can persuade doubters to change their mind, to encourage more people to get involved to help & to lobby government & corporates to contribute with time, resources or funding.
- We’ll also need you to be able to present Code Club Australia to external audiences so someone who is confident to speak inspirationally when called to, both for media and events.
- We’re looking for someone who also has genuine passion for all things digital education, so demonstrable knowledge of this community is a must. If you have coding/programming experience that would be a massive advantage. Experience working with regional, remote communities, specifically Indigenous communities will be very helpful.
This is a once in a lifetime role; You will have the opportunity to make a huge difference to thousands of kids lives and make a systemic change to the Australian education system in this with this opportunity, giving you a blueprint for a great legacy.
Qualifications and Learning:
- Significant fundraising experience, ideally from a charity or NFP background
- Experience of working with a Board of Directors
- Exceptional people management and leadership skills
- Deep knowledge of having worked in the Education environment is an advantage
- Experience of working with or for a Non-profit company
- Management of large and complex budgets
- Experience of having overseen national marketing campaigns
- Excellent presentation skills, both at a 1-to-1 level & large audiences
- Bags of passion, excitement for technology and the education sector
- Extraordinary stakeholder management and relationship management skills
- Ability to thrive in an often ambiguous and evolving work environment, and demonstrate the ability to problem solve autonomously, and seek support where appropriate.
More about working with Code Club
The General Manager position is a full time role with a minimum one year commitment and this position reports to the Code Club Board of Directors.
Code Club Australia is committed to a great cause, and the great people that lead the work to deliver. We pay above-award, and we have convenient HQ offices located in the Sydney CBD. All employees can elect to work from home one day a week after six months of service and for positions that require travel, bleisure (business + leisure) time is encouraged. All employees are given a percentage of salary for professional development budget after six months, with up to five paid days of professional development annually after one year of service. We are also an organisation that supports work life balance, and you are given flex time for time worked out of hours.
Our offices are situated right next to a CBD train station, we work in an open plan office space with great lunch facilities, free barista quality coffee, complimentary tea, Friday beers and a foosball & pool table for leisure. We are part of the coworking community at Tank Stream Labs, and you are welcome to join this exciting startup/innovation community as a part of joining our team.
Code Club is a casual workplace day to day, and semi-formal attire is occasionally called for but not the norm. In addition to our fun and casual work environment, you are working toward a mission for a brighter, more prosperous Australia. Code Club aims to democratise digital technologies education, and give kids the gift of the innovator's’ mindset through education.
As a growing (four year old) organisation, Code Club is committed to continued growth and we are certainly a warm, but fast paced work environment. We are still in “startup” mode and are establishing ourselves in the Australian business/charity landscape. Our workforce is young, and lead by a group of professionals with around 10-15 years of practical experience in the field. Working with us means taking on the individual responsibility to help the organisation leverage opportunities new and existing, and working with us to improve our systems, processes ongoing.
It is our policy at Code Club to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, Code Club will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Individuals of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
How to Apply
The General Manager position is the operational lead at Code Club and your interview process may vary depending on your experience, your location and timing. Interviews will at minimum consist of an application review, screening and interviews with our Board. All applicants must have full working rights in Australia and must be prepared to pass a working with children check, and other background checks as determined as a condition of accepting the role.
To apply for this role please submit a current CV or Resume and a cover letter. Please indicate your availability to work in either Sydney or Melbourne in your cover letter. Applications to be reviewed on a rolling basis. Early applications will be at an advantage.
Separately, please submit a writing sample answering the following questions, in less than 500 words total:
- Code Club aims to democratise digital technologies education. Please indicate your familiarity with this issue and your passion for creating opportunities for young people through education.
- A large part of our highest impact work is conducted in regional areas, or in the theme of diversity (for instance, encouraging more girls to get active in STEM education). Please share how you might drive diversity through Code Club in the role as GM.
- Fundraising and stakeholder management will be a big piece of this role. Please outline any experience you have in this area and where you can, give us examples of funds raised, who from, and tell us: How did you overcome the challenges of fundraising in a very crowded ecosystem?
Submit your complete application to [email protected], using the subject line: General Manager - Sydney / Melbourne application via Website (and your name). Only complete applications will be reviewed. We are a small organisation with limited resources, and we will only reply to top candidates with invitations for screening and interviews. Thank you for your interest in the position!
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About Code Club Australia
Code Club Australia is a free network of coding clubs for kids with the mission to #getkidscoding! We are a charity with the aim of giving every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world. All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners.
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Work with existing Code Club style guide and designs.
Communicate technical feasibility of features to designer.
Ongoing website maintenance.
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We are flexible and can work around your schedule, 1-2 hours a week minimum commitment. Please email us at [email protected] if you're interested!
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Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led coding clubs with a mission to #getkidscoding! We are a charity with the aim of giving every child the skill, confidence and opportunity to shape their world. All Code Clubs are free to join, and are supported by volunteers, parents, educators and our partners.
The Code Club programme specialises in outreach to regional/remote Australia, engagement with non-native English speakers, and girls and children with learning disabilities in an aim to diversify the tech sector. It is our belief that every child should learn to make and create using technology, not just consume it.
Code Club Australia is now looking for 2 interns extraordinaire to become a part of our growing team! We are a small not-for-profit with great supporters and a big mission: Give every child in Australia the chance to learn to code.
The learning opportunities range from outreach and community engagement to event support, office coordination, volunteer and database management.
If you have a passion for education, technology and equal opportunities, and are switched-on on digital communication, we want to hear from you!
Code Club offers a stipend of $300.
Schedule of internship: to be determined.
Duration of internship: 100 hours of service required.
To apply for this position, please send us a cover letter about yourself and the following:
- Answer the question: how do you use technology to solve problems or help you remain efficient day-to-day?
- Have a look at Scratch and share an example of a project that made you smile, and tell us why you like it.
Please also include a CV or resume to [email protected], using the subject line: Intern application
Code Club will reply to top applicants only.
**Incomplete applications will not be acknowledged.**