Associate, Workforce Programs - Leadership and Career Development

New York /
Programs /
Girls Who Code has been named one of the Best Non Profits to Work For and is committed to creating and maintaining a workplace environment that allows employees to be engaged, productive and successful.

Girls Who Code is an international non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology. Through our Workforce Programs, we are providing college-aged students and early career professionals with the skills to explore and pursue careers in technology fields. Girls Who Code is searching for a Workforce Programs associate to assist with the planning and execution of key workforce programs, including Hiring Summits and pilot programs including Leadership Academy.

The Associate will work closely with our Senior Manager of Workforce Programs to implement workforce programs focused on the development of leadership skills and programs that connect students to hiring partners and direct hiring opportunities. This work will include assisting with program design, drafting outreach communications, data management, logistics and event management, and in-program support of participants.

The ideal candidate has at least one (1) year of demonstrated experience working on professional development programs, student-facing initiatives, or supporting large virtual events or programs, with a preference for work in higher education, career services, or job readiness programs. They bring experience working with diverse populations and a passion for connecting students and young professionals with high quality, free, meaningful professional development opportunities. They thrive in a fast-paced innovative environment and can balance multiple projects while prioritizing attention to detail and constituent support.

This is a full-time position that is based in New York City. A regular hybrid work schedule, requiring 2 in-office days per week, is currently in place. Subject to change. We are not considering remote applicants.


    • Support the Senior Manager of Workforce Programs on two programming streams, Leadership Development and Direct Hiring Pipeline, which include programs like Hiring Summit, Leadership Academy, and new pilot initiatives.
    • Track progress of large programs to maintain timelines, ensure deadlines are met, and inform key stakeholders of milestones, concerns, or decision-points.
    • Draft all communications for program recruitment and in-program operations. Collaborate with team members to deploy communications and track progress.
    • Provide participant support while programs are in-session via Zendesk, email, and/or individual meetings.
    • Manage and track logistical details for all programs, including educational content management, learning management systems, and event platforms such as Zoom, Hopin, etc.
    • Research tools, trends, and opportunities and contribute to the creation of new program materials
    • Collaborate with the overall College & Career Programs team to improve the efficiency of the team's systems, processes, and strategies to help the team achieve its goals.


    • 1+ years prior experience in higher education, job-readiness or workforce programs
    • Commitment to Girls Who Code’s mission and the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion
    • Demonstrated experience working on multiple projects simultaneously and balancing competing priorities
    • Excellent communication skills, especially written and verbal
    • Highly organized with an orientation towards customer service that prioritizes timely, clear, thoughtful, respectful responses to stakeholders from all backgrounds
    • Thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, and innovative environment; comfortable working effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals
    • Data-driven: the ability to track outcomes through set goals  
    • Desire to learn and grow; team player with a flexible, creative, and analytical approach to problem-solving
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education (preferred)
    • Experience with management or assisting in virtual programs, events, or classes using online video conferencing tools (preferred)
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
Girls Who Code is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization with a focus on valuing, serving, and understanding our target constituents, while challenging all stakeholders to think inclusively for the betterment of our programs.

Girls Who Code is an equal opportunity employer committed to a policy of equal treatment and opportunity in every aspect of its hiring and promotion process without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, partnership status, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital, parental or familial status, national origin, ethnicity, veteran or military status, age, disability, or any other legally protected basis. Racial and ethnic minorities and men are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.  GWC is not able to sponsor employment visas.