Apply to support the Executive Team as it works to support the rest of Code for

Apply to support the Executive Team as it works to support the rest of Code for San Francisco’s Core Teams and help us grow into a more effective, impactful, and inclusive organization. We are looking for an additional Captain, an Executive Coordinator to support the Captains, and a PR Coordinator to build our brand distribution network.

Read the descriptions for each position:

##Co-Captain Description Along with our esteemed captain, Maddie Suda, your role will be to internalize the vision for Code for San Francisco and maintain an overall understanding of all of the brigade’s moving parts. We have purposefully created these new Core Teams in service of better brigade outputs and to avoid siloed actions. During January-March/April (at least), you will support all Core Teams, coordinate communication as appropriate, and remove blockers as needed. When the brigade stops moving forward, you must inspire and work with others to break that stagnation.

Functionally, you will work with the Executive Coordinator to handle any and all tasks that others cannot fulfil, no matter what they are, in order to sustain and advance Code for San Francisco’s efforts. You will likely be the first to arrive and the last to leave, you will direct people with questions to the appropriate Core Team, and you will provide counsel and advice to folks who simply need to connect with someone at Code for SF.

Other duties include:

  • Build and maintain a respectful and productive relationship with municipal partner and local government.
  • Be ultimately responsible for all activities involving Code for San Francisco
  • Commit to making your Brigade look like the community the Brigade is in.
  • Commit to upholding Code for America Code of Conduct and Brigade Code of Conduct / Values

###Relevant Skills

  • CEO, Executive Director, or Project, product, or program management background
  • Understanding of a Holacracy
  • Experience managing teams
  • Experience running meetings, developing agendas, and giving presentations
  • Quick, calm, and collected thinking
  • Patience
  • Coordination skills

###Commitment

  • There is a 1-year minimum commitment for this position
  • If accepted, you must work to find a replacement should you leave or step down
  • Attend in-person monthly Core Team coordination meeting
  • Attend monthly meeting for Onboarding Team members (coordinated among your team)
  • Attend hack nights and Brigade events that generate new members, such as hackathons
  • Available for 20+ hours of communication per month outside of Hack Nights on Core Team and external coordinating efforts

###Metrics The Captain will track the following:

  • Active members, teams, and partners growth rate
  • Overall number and usage of launched projects
  • Core Team member happiness
  • Forecasted Brigade account balance
  • Effectiveness of the website as a tool to service the brigade
  • Other metrics to be determined

##Executive Coordinator Description Are you the most organized person you know? Are things in your home sorted alphabetically or by color? Do you take pleasure in helping others to achieve their goals? As Code for San Francisco’s Executive Coordinator, you will see everything the Captains see... and more in order to:

  • Help Captains to execute on action items
  • Ensure record keeping and scheduling at meetings
  • Ensure there is always a project owner, due date, and follow up… for everything
  • Ensure every i is dotted and every t crossed
  • Help Captains to keep track of the progress of Core Team reporting
  • Coordinate among Core Teams as a supplement to the Captains’ efforts

Understand that your role is one of the most critical in the organization, even if it may not always be recognized as such. The Executive Coordinator makes things happen. During meetings, which you will help to keep on schedule, you will guide the Core Team from ideas to concrete, assigned tasks with deadlines. During Hack Night, you may that may mean facilitating a portion of the evening's activities, protecting team members from distractions (especially our busy Captains), working on the future of the Brigade, project management of everything that's not hack night projects, or whatever else needs to be done.

###Relevant Skills

  • Experience as an Executive Assistant
  • Selflessness and Patience
  • Experience running meetings, developing agendas, and giving presentations
  • Quick, calm, and collected thinking
  • Coordination skills

###Commitment

  • There is a 3-month trial period for this position, with ideal candidates looking to stay for at least 6 months
  • If accepted, you must work to find a replacement should you leave or step down
  • Attend in-person monthly Core Team coordination meeting
  • Available for 2-4 hours per week outside of Hack Nights

###Metrics The Executive Coordinator will help the Captains to track and improve their metrics, which include:

  • Active members, teams, and partners growth rate
  • Overall number and usage of launched projects
  • Core Team member happiness
  • Forecasted Brigade account balance
  • Effectiveness of the website as a tool to service the brigade
  • Other metrics to be determined

##PR Coordinator Description Are you amazing at networking or have an already large network of media contacts? Do people constantly imply you have a flair for social media? Do you write in a clear, concise manner? As Code for San Francisco’s PR Coordinator, you will:

  • Help project teams to come up with proper marketing strategies for launch
  • Help the brigade to take advantage of potential media-engagement opportunities
  • Develop and coordinate the PR / media strategy for the brigade with the Executive Team
  • Help the various teams to properly publicize their events
  • Coordinate Code for San Francisco’s social media presence

Public relations (PR) is about managing reputation. You will help Code for San Francisco realize the public-facing part of its vision by encouraging understanding and support for the organization externally, likely through publicizing of projects, opinions, and events.

Functionally, you will use all forms of media and communication to build, maintain and manage our reputation. You or the appropriate Core Team Lead will communicate key messages, often using third party endorsements, to defined target audiences in order to establish and maintain goodwill and understanding between Code for San Francisco and its public. You will monitor publicity and conduct research to find out the concerns and expectations of our stakeholders and report and explain the findings to leads of the Core Teams.

###Relevant Skills

  • Experience in Public Relations
  • Knack for understanding media cycles
  • Fantastic understanding of long-term brand narratives
  • Quick, calm, and collected thinking
  • Understanding of how to tell the same story in multiple ways

###Commitment

  • There is a 3-month trial period for this position, with ideal candidates looking to stay for at least 6 months
  • If accepted, you must work to find and train a replacement should you leave or step down
  • Attend in-person monthly Core Team coordination meeting
  • Attend hack nights and Brigade events that generate new members, such as hackathons
  • Available for 2-4 hours per week outside of Hack Nights

###Metrics The PR Coordinator will track the following:

  • Social media followers and engagement
  • Number of inbound community partners and potential sponsors approaching Code for SF
  • Number of public speaking opportunities for all Core Teams
  • Amount of mainstream media coverage
  • Effectiveness of the website as a tool to service the brigade
  • Other metrics to be determined


Mon Aug 17 2015 00:00:00 GMT+0000 (UTC)
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