The LaunchCode Foundation
  • 06-Nov-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Candidate Engagement
  • Philadelphia, PA, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

LaunchCode:

Candidate Engagement Manager

LaunchCode

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 Philadelphia 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.

Responsibilities

  • Be the operational lead for running coding education programs - hiring,  training, and overseeing contracted course staff, recruiting students, and coordinating student support for a training cohort of about 150 students. 
  • Coordinate with and provide feedback about the effectiveness of our educational programs to the Education Team
  • Review and evaluate technical applications to LaunchCode's Apprentice program
  • Use 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
  • Reports to the VP of Impact (located in St Louis) 

Qualifications

  • Have a working knowledge of computer programming languages and technologies - particularly fluency with Javascript/Angular, Java, HTML/CSS, and SQL 
  • Ability to conduct live technical interviews 
  • 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 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, compete for the best GIF game on Slack, and show off our pets. 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 $55,000-60,000. 
  • Benefits -  Download the full job description below for a summary of benefits.

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. 

If we can make any accommodations for you at any point during the hiring process (applying online, interviewing, on-boarding), please contact hr@launchcode.org. We are happy to provide any information or resources that will make this process accessible. 

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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