Jobs

Chapter Lead

Canada Learning Code

We are currently looking for smart, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy individuals with overwhelming initiative to help us bring Canada Learning Code programs to cities across Canada or join our existing teams and expand our programs!

Empower Canadian adults, youth and educators to learn beginner-friendly technical skills, build your network of technical and tech-savvy people in your city, gain experience planning large and small workshops and events, and make a bit of money working part-time for a non-profit doing cool work.

If you’re interested in joining the Canada Learning Code team as a Chapter Lead, please get in touch with us via the application below.

About Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code is a national not-for-profit organization championing digital literacy education, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip Canadians with technical skills. To date, the organization has taught over 80,000 learners through their programs, which are offered in over 30 cities across the country. Founded as Ladies Learning Code in 2011, the organization has evolved to run programming for adults, youth and educators through programs Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens and Teachers Learning Code. Canada Learning Code’s goal is to create 10 million technology learning experiences for Canadians over the next ten years. Technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is the organization’s mission to ensure that all Canadians - particularly those who are currently underrepresented in the tech sector - have access to learn these critical skills and be active participants in the digital age.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

Would you like to:

  • Help adults, youth and/or educators learn beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way?
  • Build your network of technical and tech-savvy people in your city?
  • Gain experience in running large and small workshops and events?
  • Be a part of a mission-driven, scaling organization, part-time?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be who we’re looking for!

Responsibilities:

  • Launch a Canada Learning Code program (Ladies Learning Code, Girls Learning Code, Kids Learning Code, Teens Learning Code or Teachers Learning Code) in a new Region or help an existing Chapter grow by offering a new program.
  • Organize one or more full-day Canada Learning Code program educational experience per month with a capacity of 20 participants or more. Workshops usually take place on Saturdays or Sundays or evenings and are BYOL (“bring your own laptop”).
  • Find a talented Lead Instructor for each workshop from the local tech community and select a topic from the Canada Learning Code content library and maintain a ratio of 4:1 learners to volunteer 'mentors'
  • Communicate program details to the HQ team so that we can launch registration and communicate plans via social media
  • Write blog posts featuring the experience, tweet, take photos, etc. to document and build awareness
  • Coordinate volunteers, catering, a PA system, projectors and power and other on-site, day-of logistics
  • Manage a local budget, learner goals and targets

What We’ll Take Care of For You:

Running workshops is a lot of work – that’s something we’ve learned over the past year. In order to help you make your city’s Canada Learning Code Chapter a success, we’ll be supporting our Chapter Leads in several important ways. We take care of:

  • Developing content – we’ve already developed dozens of workshops for you to choose from, and we’re developing new workshops all of the time
  • Full administrative, registration and accounting support – this stuff is time-consuming and a bit of a pain, so we’ll be managing it centrally.
  • PR and Marketing support – social media, email newsletters, press outreach, and more.
  • Community Development support – to maintain a 4:1 ratio of students-to-instructors at workshops in your city, you’re going to need the support of your tech community. We can help with that.
  • Fundraising – while we’ll be handling major sponsorships centrally and we’ll support you as you seek local sponsorships and partnerships as well as providing internal grants and funding opportunities
  • Ongoing support from the Canada Learning Code’s HQ team – we’re here to help as your grow your chapter from just an idea into reality.

What We Expect from Canada Learning Code Chapter Leads:

  1. Accountability It is important that you work well with your local community to make sure all invested parties – from instructors to sponsors to attendees – have a great experience with Canada Learning Code education experiences. As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, you are responsible for the success of each event. Canada Learning Code will collect data from attendees, instructors, mentors and other stakeholders after each event you facilitate, and will periodically review your performance.

  2. Communicating the Canada Learning Code Message As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, it is incredibly important that you understand and communicate the organization and program messages and value proposition at each event you facilitate.

  3. Representing Canada Learning Code to the Local Community As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, you are the public face of Canada Learning Code in your city. You will need to understand how to work with and what to expect from the local media.

  4. Ensuring Event Logistics Are Coordinated Properly Event planning and logistics are the responsibility of the Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead. This includes everything from selecting a topic, finding a Lead Instructor, choosing a date and venue, coordinating talented volunteers to achieve a 4:1 ratio of students-to-instructors, ordering catering, communicating event details to the Toronto team so that we can launch registration, etc. The Toronto team will provide ancillary support in making sure events are coordinated and executed properly.

  5. Managing the Event’s Tone One of the most important responsibilities of a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead is maintaining the tone of the event. Creating a vibrant & positive atmosphere where individuals can learn new tech-related skills in a beginner-friendly, social and collaborative way is really the magic that makes Canada Learning Code programs successful.

In addition to that, we’re looking for individuals who are:

  • Entrepreneurial – this is an ideal part-time gig for an up-and-coming entrepreneur or full-time freelancer!
  • Enthusiastic and motivating
  • Friendly and supportive
  • Results-oriented
  • Tech-savvy with an interest in learning to code

Are you the person we’re looking for? Apply today!

How to apply:

To apply, send your resume and/or LinkedIn profile and cover letter to careers[at]ladieslearningcode[com]. Please tell us, in 3-5 sentences, 1) why you are interested in this position and what unique contributions you can make to our team in this role and 2) What programs iyou're interested in running in your city (Ladies, Girls, Kids, Teens, Teachers or all!)