The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 15-Sep-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • St. Louis, MO, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time


Candidate Engagement Manager 


LaunchCode is a non-profit solving the tech talent gap and paving new pathways to economic opportunity through apprenticeships and job placement in technology. Since 2013, we've launched over 2,200 careers across the nation and have provided free, skills-based training to over 6,700 driven individuals. Check out our most recent impact report here


Candidate Engagement Manager 

We're looking for a self-motivated Candidate Engagement Manager to help us expand tech greatness in the St Louis area. 

The Candidate Engagement Manager serves on the frontline in the battle to discover, train and employ the next great programmers and is the lynchpin to the service LaunchCode offers. You will be LaunchCode's first point of contact for the general public and for the people we serve. It will be up to you to help them understand the benefits of our training and job placement services. You'll use your organizational skills & tech knowledge to manage the delivery of our FREE education programs, and apply your awesome closet-journalist interview skills to assess candidates' technical knowledge and help them improve from tech skills to tech superpowers.

This is a full time, permanent position located at the LaunchCode Mentor Center at 4811 Delmar Boulevard. We are looking to fill this role with a start date for as soon as possible. 


  • Promote our coding courses, oversee training of a cohort of about 150 students, help candidates find other high-quality resources, and provide feedback about the effectiveness of our educational programs to the Education Team
  • Serve as the primary Candidate Engagement Manager for LaunchCode's full time program (CodeCamp) and online educational programming
  • Review and evaluate coding applications to LaunchCode's Apprentice program
  • Rock those incredible interview skills mentioned earlier to assess candidates' job readiness
  • Give useful constructive feedback to candidates, connect them to resources, and mentor them in their professional development
  • Be a library of information for individuals who have questions about applying to LaunchCode
  • Work with the Company Relations Team to identify good matches between jobs and candidates


  • Have a working knowledge of computer programming languages and technologies
  • Possess shockingly good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Think working quietly without talking to other humans all day long sounds like utter torture
  • Have a passion for opening doors to help people from all backgrounds succeed
  • Are an effective team member in high-intensity environments and able to thrive under pressure

What it's like to work at LaunchCode

Are you a person who's always listening for connections? Got an earnest drive to open doors to opportunity for others and make an impact on their lives? If so, then you've come to the right place.


You're part of changing the tech landscape and changing lives - Traditionally, tech education hasn't been widely accessible to many demographics and populations. Of LaunchCode students enrolled in courses in 2020, 50% identify as people of color and 56% identify as women. 69% come from low-to-moderate income households. After being placed in a permanent position, the average LaunchCoder more than doubles their previous salary. 


You'll be part of a company that values diversity, equity, and inclusion among our staff, students, and board - In 2019, the St Louis Women's Foundation named LaunchCode as an honoree among in its employment scorecard initiative for demonstrating a strong commitment to women in the workplace. Forbes also named us one of 2020's best startup employers in the U.S. But beyond the external recognition, we believe deeply in Black Lives Matter, celebrating Pride all year round, and uplifting women in tech


You'll be immersed in a culture based on shared values - We love to laugh and compete for the best GIF game on Slack. We also share these values: collaboration, trust, appreciation, and being kind. 

Position Type

Full time - 40 hours/week 

All full-time roles at LaunchCode come with: 

  • Competitive salary - This will be a salaried position in the range of 50,000-55,000. 
  • A description of all benefits is available in the full job description below.

To Apply

Apply online by filling out the form above.   No phone calls, please. References should be available upon request. 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.  The employment eligibility of all new hires will be verified using E-Verify. 

We Heart Diversity

Thanks for reading this far! 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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