Teachers Learning Code Program Manager

Ladies Learning Code

About The Role:

Teachers Learning Code (TLC) is providing both traditional and non-traditional educators with the resources that they need to feel comfortable teaching skills like coding and computational thinking to their students. To date, resources available include a free resource guide, free online lesson plans, train-the-trainer sessions, and national educator events.

The Teachers Learning Code (TLC) Program Manager will lead the growth and development of these resources, with a focus on scaling the program across Canada.

Key responsibilities

  • Work with provincial school boards and educators to ensure that Teachers Learning Code materials and learning experiences are promoted and accessible across the country
  • Design, build, and execute provincial and national educator events across the country
  • Work with our Teachers Learning Code Lesson Designer to grow resources for educators and ensure that lessons reflect all provincial standards and goals
  • Lead the growth and delivery of Teachers Learning Code programs and resources across our chapter communities
  • Frequently speak or attend conferences and other community events
  • Research best practices
  • Manage the Teachers Learning Code content and forum

Work hours and environment

Work hours are flexible working from home or independently from workshop space. The environment will be that of an alternative, open workspace.

The Program Manager will work out of HQ in Toronto and have the support of digital marketing, event coordination, and curriculum development to implement national program goals. This role reports to our Director of Youth Programming.

Please note: This role will require occasional travel within Canada

About You

The Program Manager will have previous work experience in the education sector in Canada. The ideal candidate has a mix of teaching, project management, community engagement experience and has demonstrated past success growing an educational program or product.

Experience that would help succeed in this role:

  • 2-5 years work experience in the education sector in Canada
  • Familiarity delivering or coordinating educator training events and programs
  • Creating, designing or delivering technology education experiences
  • Proven ability to grow an educational program and increase adoption amongst educators
  • Creating effective marketing campaigns and communication strategies for educators
  • Managing a budget
  • Actively engaged in the latest curriculum standards, teaching methods, and technology education tools

While previous teaching experience is an asset, it is not necessary, as this role will focus more on program design and growth than program delivery.

What We Expect from the Teachers Learning Code Program Manager:

  1. Accountability: It is important that you work well with your local community to make sure that we make promises that we can deliver on, and that the quality of all information, resources, and trainings that we provide is second-to-none.

  2. Communicating the Teachers Learning Learning Code Message As a Program Manager, it is incredibly important that you understand and communicate the Teachers Learning Code message and value proposition -- as well as its broader context within the digital literacy and coding education movement -- whenever you represent the program or the Ladies Learning Code organization. Clarity and consistency of messaging is key when developing relationships with funders, government bodies, and other key stakeholders.

  3. Self-drive While you will have the support of your manager to guide you in your role, every person on our small team has a full plate, so we all have to be self-driven and self-motivated team players who are willing to dive in, get their hands dirty, and ask for help as needed!

Not technical? No problem. The first little while in this role will be a technical “crash course”, getting you trained on basic coding, on computational thinking principles, and on tools like Scratch.

Ultimately, this role will be shaped by the person who fills it -- you will help determine what strategies and efforts are required to get the job done. The position will require you to be self-directed, creative, innovative and flexible. We are looking for someone who has displayed strong leadership throughout their career to date, and who has brought an entrepreneurial flair to every endeavour that they have undertaken.

About Ladies Learning Code
Ladies Learning Code is a Canada-wide not-for-profit organization that runs workshops for women and youth who want to learn beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills in a social and collaborative way. Today they have 32 chapters (and counting) across Canada, a thriving girls' program called Girls Learning Code and co-ed kids program called Kids Learning Code and a big goal to teach 200,000 Canadian women and youth to code by 2020. With sponsors and community partners that include TELUS, Microsoft, Scotiabank, Google and many more, Ladies Learning Code has become synonymous with technology education in Canada.

About Teachers Learning Code
Teachers Learning Code is one of Ladies Learning Code’s latest initiatives. This program for educators is focused on inspiring kids to be builders – not just consumers - of technology through coding activities and challenges. We believe that in order to transform the lives of Canadian youth and empower them with the critical 21st century skills they will need to thrive in our digital world, we must first empower their teachers. Teachers Learning Code (TLC) is providing both traditional and non-traditional educators with the resources that they need to feel comfortable teaching skills like coding and computational thinking to their students. To date, resources available include a free resource guide, free lesson plans, and train-the-trainer sessions.

How to apply:

Please send an email to careers@ladieslearningcode.com with the subject line "Teachers Learning Code Program Manager" and the following information:

  • Your resume and a link to your LinkedIn profile
  • A brief letter of introduction outlining your previous experience and why you would make a great fit for this role