Community Manager (CoderDojo)
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Salary: €38000 – €43000 p.a. full-time equivalent
Basis: permanent; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: you must be eligible to work in Ireland
The CoderDojo Foundation is a Dublin-based educational charity that works to give every child the opportunity to learn how to code and create with technology. We do this through supporting the volunteer-led CoderDojo movement. Founded in July 2011, the movement is based on open-source principles, meaning that anyone anywhere in the world can start a Dojo. Clubs (Dojos) run all over the world on a regular basis, giving young people between the ages of 7 and 17 the opportunity to learn how to build websites, apps, programs, and games, and to explore technology. There are now more than 1750 active Dojos in 75 countries reaching 45,000 young people regularly.
In May 2017, we merged with the Raspberry Pi Foundation, a UK-based charity that has the mission to put the power of computing and digital making into the hands of people all over the world. Together with Raspberry Pi, we represent one of the largest, sustained global efforts to help young people learn computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our 2018–2020 strategy.
The CoderDojo Foundation staff is a team of fifteen people based in Dublin. Our offices are in Dogpatch Labs, a co-working space in the city centre, where we also run a Dojo for local young people twice a month. We are passionate about education and technology. We are also known for playing card games over lunch. If you are looking to have a real-world impact, then this is the organisation and role for you. Find more information about our team here.
We are looking for an exceptional Community Manager to work on our ambitious growth goals. The person taking up this position will lead initiatives that are focused on mobilising and supporting our global community of volunteers and partners to help us provide new learning opportunities for hundreds of thousands of young people attending Dojos around the world.
Reporting to the Senior Community Manager, you will be responsible for driving growth initiatives in regions around the world. The ideal candidate will be a community manager or project manager with a track record of scaling programs across multiple locations. You will be a strong team player, a natural collaborator, and a problem solver.
While we expect you to come with an impressive track record, you will be joining a fast-growing non-profit organisation that offers unparalleled opportunities for development and growth. We pride ourselves on being a brilliant place to work, with a fantastic team and a positive work culture.
- Supporting the growth of the CoderDojo movement in new and existing territories
- Developing and delivering volunteer recruitment and recognition initiatives to ensure that all volunteers have a positive and rewarding CoderDojo experience
- Identifying and establishing growth partnerships with organisations such as corporates, universities, and local government networks that are aligned with the CoderDojo vision and will promote our mission to their employees, clients, or networks
- Developing and implementing programmes that help Dojos to continue running, as well as understanding and addressing the common causes for Dojos becoming inactive
- Cooperating with our Communications team to deliver marketing campaigns to recruit volunteers
- Working with our regional bodies to monitor and implement our regionalisation process
- Gathering feedback on our content and resources to ensure that we are delivering the best possible support
- Ensuring that we measure the impact of the support we deliver
- Monitoring and reporting on community growth metrics and KPIs
Experience and personal attributes
You should be a self-starter who has:
- At least 3-years' relevant experience
- A demonstrable track record of implementing strategies to scale face-to-face and online community movements (ideally involving children and young people), including measures to attract and retain large numbers of volunteers
- Experience of instituting and managing long-lasting, effective partnerships with a variety of organisations
- A background in volunteer or community management such as managing open-source or community projects, or active forum moderation/contribution
- An analytical mind with experience measuring data and understanding and communicating trends
- A history of delivering results and meeting KPIs
- Strong relationship management skills, and the ability to engage with an extended global community of volunteers
- A passion for technology, education, and digital making, and familiarity with the ecosystems and communities that surround these fields
You’ll ideally have experience of:
- Working in a remote team
- Developing marketing and communications strategies
- Working in a non-profit or mission-led organisation, ideally in the fields of education or technology
- The CoderDojo community or wider Raspberry Pi community
In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of additional benefits for all of our colleagues, including:
- 24 days’ annual leave
- Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
- Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
- Professional development fund for all employees
- Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare
- Generous parental leave policy
- Bike-to-work scheme and season ticket loan policy
- Bi-monthly company maker days to improve your digital making skills
- Monthly all-staff meetings and socials
- Fresh fruit, tea, coffee, drinks in all our offices
Timetable for applications
Closing date: 17:00 GMT, Sunday 17 June
Face-to-face interviews: 2–6 July