Director of Community Partnerships & Volunteer Recruitment

New York

Girls Who Code is searching for a proven, results-oriented leader to serve as Director of Community Partnerships & Volunteer Recruitment to lead the strategic growth of our community, school, and university-based partnerships, as well as the recruitment of volunteers to facilitate  our Clubs after school program.  Reporting to the Vice President of Programs, the Director will ensure that we are creating a pipeline of diverse students and instructors at scale by building external relationships with partners and volunteers in communities nationwide.  The ideal candidate has deep experience with recruitment, partnership development, management, and engagement and is motivated by ambitious goals. S/he brings experience working with educational programs in an out-of-school setting and a passion for our mission.

The successful candidate has at least 4+ years of demonstrated experience leading a team and managing relationships with large-scale community organizations, school districts or university partnerships in a fast-­paced, metrics-driven environment.


    • Develop and execute a national recruitment strategy and work plan including timeline and weekly targets to reach goals for Summer Immersion Program applicants and Clubs host sites and Clubs facilitators (6500 Summer Immersion Program applicants & 5000 Clubs host sites) in line with organizational diversity and inclusion goals
    • Work with Operations team to design, develop and implement infrastructure needed to manage recruitment at scale
    • Manage a portfolio of large/high-profile community partnerships
    • Manage a team of Community Partnership Managers, ensuring high-quality interactions with community organizations, schools partners and volunteers
    • Collaborate with VP, Programs on strategic planning and budget
    • Develop framework for recruitment evaluation to track and report progress against key indicators
    • Analyze findings, reflect on learnings and make adjustments in strategy to ensure programmatic success, long-term effectiveness and organizational efficiency at scale
    • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications team to create persuasive written materials for use in recruitment of potential partners and volunteers
    • Create and update national community partner communications with the Marketing & Communications team
    • Recruit, manage, develop and evaluate team members; provide timely mentoring, training and performance management


    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 8+ years relevant prior work experience
    • 4+ years leading a performance-based and outcome-based recruitment team in a nonprofit or academic/school environment preferred
    • S/he will have developed and operationalized recruitment strategies that address both short-term and long-term goals
    • Proven ability to develop and pitch compelling partnership opportunities to a variety of organizations
    • Experience navigating school systems required
    • Detail-oriented project manager with superb organizational skills a must
    • Thrives in fast-paced environment; able to work effectively under pressure to meet tight deadlines and goals while executing quickly and effectively
    • Demonstrated analytical approach to problem solving, shaping processes and creative management of multiple issues at once
    • Knowledge of and/or interest in computer science, technology, and/or education preferred
    • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, maturity, and confidence

    • Keywords:  recruitment, business development, community outreach, non-profit management, project planning and execution

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, alienage or citizenship status, 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.