• 09-Nov-2018 to 08-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Commensurate to experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Director of Candidate Programs


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. We're seeking a hyper-motivated director to lead operations for our Student and Candidate facing programs in our St. Louis office.

The Director of Candidate Programs Role

The Director of Candidate Programs manages a team of employees and contractors to deliver LaunchCode's continuum of programs to over 1,000 students annually. This includes community-based digital literacy programs (Discovery), our Immersive Learning (LC101 & CoderGirl) programs, candidate coaching, and apprenticeship preparation programs (Liftoff), and Apprenticeship Program.  

The Director will oversee program delivery, candidate evaluation standards, community partnerships, and work with to ensure the success

This is a full time, permanent position based at the LaunchCode Mentor Center in St. Louis on Delmar Blvd. The Director of Candidate Programs - St. Louis reports to the Vice President of Impact.


  • Manage a team of employees and oversee execution of program logistics including:
    • Program recruitment and admissions processes
    • Course staffing including Instructor and Teaching Assistant hiring, training, and evaluation
    • Space and facilities
    • Data collection and system maintenance/improvement
  • Manage the Apprenticeship program evaluation process and oversee the maintenance of standards
  • Identify and execute projects to improve the quality of candidate experience
  • Oversee community partnerships and community engagement efforts for St. Louis
  • Work   with other teams including company relations, marketing, fundraising, and tech to ensure execution of projects necessary to support programs


  • Passion for creating opportunity, and opening doors to help people from all backgrounds succeed.
  • Requires a degree in Logistics Engineering, Data Science or closely related field
  • 5+ years of operations experience, managing multi-faceted teams, in complex, fast-moving environments
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; high levels of empathy for candidates
  • Experience building community in highly diverse environments
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Technical/coding skills preferred, but not required. Openness to learn & understand the content of LaunchCode's programs required.
  • An effective team member in high-intensity environments and able to thrive under pressure

Bonus Points

  • Experience in educational environments
  • Experience working with Learning Management and Case Management systems
  • Experience managing teams developing and improving technical products

To Apply

Apply online at No phone calls please, we're busy kicking butt and taking names (and tech jobs). Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. We highly recommend applying as early as possible for the best chance of moving forward.

We Heart Diversity

LaunchCode supports and fosters leadership from underrepresented communities. We strongly encourage folks from immigrant communities and communities of color, as well as those who identify as women, LGBTQ or under-resourced to apply.  LaunchCode is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Program and employment policies of LaunchCode are nondiscriminatory in regard to race, color, gender, religion, age, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation.

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