Job Opportunity – Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development
The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology seeks a Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development.
This description is designed to outline primary duties, and job scope, but does not limit the employee nor the Anita Borg Institute to just the work identified. Each employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure The Anita Borg Institutes success.
JOB TITLE: Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development
REPORTS TO: VP of Programs
The Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development has a two part role.
As Program Manager for the Grace Hopper Regional conferences, he/she is responsible for providing leadership and support to a nationwide consortium of “mini conferences” modeled after the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing. This includes spearheading the strategic direction of the regional conferences, as well as supporting them with tactical help. As Program Manager for Leadership Development, he/she is responsible for identifying professional development opportunities for technical women in all stages of their careers.
In 2012, there will be 10 regional conferences occurring. This position does not have any direct reports. There will be funding and budget responsibility associated with this role.
Background- the regional conferences are a collaborative effort between three organizations: the Anita Borg Institute, the National Consortium of Women in Information Technology (NCWIT), and the Association of Computing Machinery-Women’s Section (ACM-W). An ACM-W Coordinator is responsible for overall management of the consortium, with support from the Anita Borg Institute (implementer of scholarship program) and NCWIT (lead developer of “Regional in a Box” project). The consortium has received startup funding from NSF, which is in its last year. In addition, there is some funding from Microsoft. The challenge this year will be to secure funding for the consortium, to develop a sustainable business model for the regionals, and to establish processes and training that will enable further growth.
Identify and execute funding strategy for supporting the regionals consortium past 2012 (in collaboration with Business Development). Develop strategy to establish a sustainable business model for regionals. This may include methodology for increasing local industry support for regional conferences, identifying other fundraising strategies (in collaboration with Business Development). Contribute to the “Regional in a Box” project by lending Anita Borg Institute conference execution expertise, “how-tos” for creating a self financed regional, and outreach strategies for maximizing academic and industry participation. Attend all regionals, represent the Anita Borg Institute, and present compelling content based on the needs of the attendees Participate in regionals program evaluation and ensure that the Anita Borg Institute data supports it where needed. Develop sessions at GHC to train regional leaders and develop community.. Understand the needs of academics and work with the Program Manager, GHC Academic Liaison, to build out programs to support academics. Collaborate with Program Manager, GHC Academic Liaison, to ensure that all scholarship funding and awards are managed seamlessly. Work with Business Development in securing funding for the annual K12 workshop Develop strategies for stronger connections between the regionals and local K12 work, in order to extend the impact of the annual K12 workshop, and in order to inspire high school girls to consider careers in engineering. Develop and implement strategies for creating a tighter relationship between the regionals and the annual conference. Identify needs for leadership development PD (Professional Development) and develop a plan for how to meet those needs. Execute the plan Manage leadership development sessions at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, including the Senior Women’s Summit, as well as programs to support mid-career women. Develop a model for mid-level and senior-level women attendees of leadership development programs (in collaboration with Business Development and Research). Write program reports as needed for funders. Take on specific projects/tasks as needed for the annual conference
MEASURES OF SUCCESS
Full funding of regionals, with no time gap between funding sources Attendance at regionals (students, academics, industry) # of regionals # of engaged academics in Anita Borg Institute programs Sustainable business model for regionals # attendees of leadership development programs Highly rated leadership development programs
Experience and Knowledge
Strong experience working with academics, at the undergraduate and graduate level 10+ years experience in program development and educational development Experience in running programs – including design, funding, execution Experience with grant writing and research Program evaluation experience
Able to write and secure grants Able to write effective reports to funders Strong presentation skills Strong project management and organizational skills Able to work effectively across diverse groups Strong facilitation skills and the ability to work in a multi-organization collaboration
This position requires extensive travel in North America (8-10 trips/year).
We seek candidates who share our passion for increasing women’s participation in technology.
If this job description meets your experience and interests, please send your resume, salary history, and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject heading “Program Manager, Academic Initiatives and Leadership Development.”
About the Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology
The Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs to help industry, academia, and government recruit, retain, and develop women leaders in high-tech fields, resulting in higher levels of technological innovation. Our programs serve high-tech women by creating a community and providing tools to help them develop their careers. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization. Anita Borg Institute Partners include: Google, HP, Microsoft, CA Technologies, Cisco, Facebook, First Republic Bank, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Lockheed Martin, Marvell, National Science Foundation, National Security Agency, NetApp, SAP, Symantec, Thomson Reuters, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, Amazon, Broadcom, Motorola Foundation, Raytheon, Salesforce.com, and Yahoo! For more information, visit www.anitaborg.org
The Anita Borg Institute offers a dynamic, team-oriented work environment with opportunities to innovate and grow. In keeping with our mission, we believe in a flexible work environment, enabling employees to integrate work and life demands, as well as a generous vacation and benefits package. We celebrate employee diversity and a culture of collaboration.