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Join Can Code Communities and be a catalyst for change in the tech sector! Our vision is clear: create a vibrant, inclusive tech ecosystem and promote digital fluency at all levels, from basic computer skills to computer programming. 

We understand that success is a collective effort, which is why we’ve built a diverse community of experts, each bringing unique skills and backgrounds to fuel our growth.

As a member of our team, you’ll be instrumental in shaping the future of aspiring tech professionals. We’re more than an organization; we’re a supportive community committed to making a positive impact. Whether you’re an experienced professional or new to the tech scene, there’s a place for you here.

At Can Code Communities, we prioritize continuous learning and personal development. Join us, and you’ll have access to resources, mentorship, and opportunities for professional growth. Together, we’ll break barriers, foster innovation, and create an environment where everyone can thrive.

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Current Openings

Instructor (PTE)

Can Code Communities is growing! Can Code is seeking a highly skilled and motivated part-time Instructor with expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and SQL to join our team to help provide tech training to individuals across New York State and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering high-quality training to individuals, supporting trainees in their learning, and building digital fluency at all levels.

Can Code Communities’ mission is to shift the mindset about who can work in technology by creating pathways to join the tech economy. We do this by building a more inclusive and vibrant tech pipeline through inclusive instruction and programs, collaborating with educators, and partnerships with employers.

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver and evaluate training programs in computer programming or basic digital skills according to Can Code’s curricula, creating and maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment for all program participants.
  • Provide guidance and support to students in their learning process, including answering questions, providing feedback on assignments, and offering additional resources when necessary
  • Assess learner needs and modify training strategies accordingly
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of training activities and learner progress and assist in tracking and reporting student progress and outcomes
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and recommend improvements to ensure that training materials are relevant, engaging, and effective.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders for planning and coordination of curriculum and course delivery
  • Participate in professional development activities to continually improve teaching skills and knowledge
  • Lead Assistant Instructor(s) through curriculum delivery and class preparation
  • Research and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Why this is a great job:

You will be changing lives! You will be helping people learn new skills that will put them on a pathway to a meaningful career that provides economic prosperity.

Things you need to know about this job:

  • This is a part-time, non-exempt position.
  • Evening hours are required, as well as some weekend hours.

What you’ll bring to CanCode Communities:

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, SQL, ETL, .Net, Cybersecurity, or AI
  • At least two years experience teaching computer science or working as a programmer
  • Experience teaching technical topics to both adult and K-12 learners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An organized, self-motivated, and proactive mindset
  • Experience in curriculum design and development is preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, or Spanish is preferred
  • Experience building trusting relationships with individuals from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds.

Salary Range:

$25 – $27 per hour, based on experience

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Instructor (FTE)

Can Code Communities is growing! Can Code is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Instructor with expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, and SQL to join our team to help provide tech training to individuals across New York State and beyond. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering high-quality training to individuals, supporting trainees in their learning, and building digital fluency at all levels.

Can Code Communities’ mission is to shift the mindset about who can work in technology by creating pathways to join the tech economy. We do this by building a more inclusive and vibrant tech pipeline through inclusive instruction and programs, collaborating with educators, and partnerships with employers.

What you’ll do:

  • Deliver and evaluate training programs in Front End Web Development, Python, SQL, JavaScript, and more according to CanCode’s curricula, creating and maintaining a positive and supportive learning environment for all program participants.
  • Provide guidance and support to students in their learning process, including answering questions, providing feedback on assignments, and offering additional resources when necessary
  • Assess learner needs and modify training strategies accordingly
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of training activities and learner progress and assist in tracking and reporting student progress and outcomes
  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and recommend improvements to ensure that training materials are relevant, engaging, and effective.
  • Communicate with internal and external stakeholders for planning and coordination of curriculum and course delivery
  • Participate in professional development activities to continually improve teaching skills and knowledge
  • Lead Assistant Instructor(s) through curriculum delivery and class preparation
  • Research and stay up-to-date with the latest technologies and trends in the industry.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Why this is a great job:

You will be changing lives! You will be helping people learn new skills that will put them on a pathway to a meaningful career that provides economic prosperity.

Things you need to know about this job:

  • This is a full-time, non-exempt position.
  • Evening hours are required, as well as some weekend hours.

What you’ll bring to CanCode Communities:

  • Expertise in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Python
  • At least two years experience teaching computer science or working as a programmer
  • Experience in .Net, SQL, ETL, Cybersecurity, or AI
  • Experience teaching technical topics to both adult and K-12 learners
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • An organized, self-motivated, and proactive mindset
  • Experience in curriculum design and development is preferred
  • Fluency in Arabic, Cantonese/Mandarin, or Spanish is preferred
  • Experience building trusting relationships with individuals from diverse socio-economic, racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds

Salary Range:

$50,000 – $55,000 per year, based on experience

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Fund Development Manager (FTE)

Do you believe in the power of workforce development to transform lives? Can Code Communities is looking for a dynamic and experienced Fund Development Manager to join our fast-growing organization and help us connect people with opportunities that change their futures and donors with impactful ways to support our mission. As the initial hire in this new department, you will have the opportunity to shape its growth and advance your career within our organization.

Position Summary

As the sole development professional, you will play a critical role in developing and implementing strategies to secure revenue from various sources, including individuals, corporations, foundations, and government entities. Working with the volunteer Development Committee, you will be responsible for all aspects of managing the donor lifecycle to achieve our financial goals.

Overview of Key Responsibilities

Fund Development Office Strategy
Launch a Fund Development Office with operational and financial strategies.

Philanthropic Development and Solicitations
Develop and execute a development plan to meet a first-year revenue goal of $500,000.

Donor Relationship Management
Identify historical and new donors and build strong relationships with them.

Grant Writing and Compliance
Research, prepare, and submit grant proposals.

Giving Program Launches and Execution
Plan and implement an Annual Giving Campaign.

Data Management and Reporting
Manage CRM processes for accurate tracking and reporting.
Analyze data and prepare reports.

Collaboration and Team Leadership
Align fund development initiatives with organizational goals and provide leadership to the Development Committee

Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience in fund development.
  • Proven track record in donor and grantor engagement.
  • Ability to work in a start-up environment.
  • Knowledge of fund development best practices and trends.
  • Proficiency in CRM and giving platforms (e.g., Donor Box, GiveGab).
  • Familiarity with administrative and communication tools (Microsoft Suite, G-Suite, Slack, Zoom, Teams).
  • Comfortable conducting face-to-face meetings and engaging in extensive in-person networking.
  • Non-profit fundraising certification helpful
  • Familiarity with Workforce Development preferred

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $65,000.00 – $75,000.00 per year

Benefits:

  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan

Schedule:

  • Evenings as needed
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends as needed

People with a criminal record are encouraged to apply

Experience
Funding Development: 3 years (Required)

Ability to Commute
East Greenbush, NY 12061 (Required)

Ability to Relocate
East Greenbush, NY 12061: Relocate before starting work (Required)

Work Location
Hybrid remote in East Greenbush, NY 12061

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Marketing Specialist (FTE)

We are seeking a dynamic Marketing Specialist to spearhead our digital marketing efforts, encompassing social media content creation and strategy, newsletter management, digital advertising campaigns, and other marketing initiatives. The ideal candidate will be creative, detail-oriented, and equipped with a strong understanding of digital marketing strategies to drive engagement and brand awareness.

Responsibilities:

  • Articulate and grow the Can Code Communities brand across all internal and external communications, public affairs, and marketing channels
  • Develop and execute comprehensive social media content calendars across various platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
  • Create engaging and compelling social media content, including posts, graphics, videos, and other multimedia assets to captivate our audience and drive engagement.
  • Craft and distribute informative and engaging newsletters to our subscriber base, ensuring timely delivery and alignment with brand messaging.
  • Plan, execute, and optimize digital advertising campaigns across platforms such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads Manager, and LinkedIn Ads to drive traffic, conversions, and ROI.
  • Monitor and analyze key performance metrics across all digital marketing channels, leveraging insights to refine strategies and improve campaign effectiveness.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and emerging technologies in digital marketing to identify new opportunities for growth and innovation.
  • Collaborate cross-functionally with internal teams to ensure alignment of marketing efforts with overall business objectives and brand positioning.
  • Provide regular reports and updates on marketing performance to stakeholders, highlighting key achievements, challenges, and opportunities for improvement.

What you’ll bring to Can Code Communities:

  • A proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing, design and social media strategies to drive engagement and brand awareness.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills, with a keen eye for detail and ability to craft compelling messaging.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and metrics to inform marketing decisions and strategies.
  • Proficiency in utilizing SEO strategies to optimize content for search engines and improve online visibility.
  • Hands-on experience with digital advertising platforms such as Google Ads, Facebook Ads Manager, and LinkedIn Ads, including campaign setup, optimization, and performance tracking.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in digital marketing, with a focus on social media management and content creation.
  • A bachelor’s degree in marketing, communications, or a related field is ideal, and/or related professional experience is desired.

Salary Range:

$50,000 – $55,000 per year, based on experience

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Siena VISTA Community & Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Can Code Communities works to build a more inclusive and vibrant tech talent pipeline and tech sector workforce in New York State by engaging with often overlooked communities to provide technology training in digital literacy and software skills. We work to shift the mindset about who can work in technology and to create open access to pathways to joining the tech economy.

We seek a Community and Alumni Engagement Coordinator who is passionate about creating inclusive and equitable opportunities for individuals to access technology training and develop their digital skills. The ideal candidate should be dedicated to engaging with underrepresented communities, building relationships with program alumni, and promoting the benefits of joining the tech economy. Candidates should also be able to effectively communicate the mission and impact of Can Code Communities to a diverse range of stakeholders, including program participants, community partners, and potential funders.

Goals and Duties of The Position

The VISTA, serving as the Community and Alumni Engagement Coordinator, will work to improve operational capacity, formalize organizational processes for student engagement from recruitment through alumni engagement, and further analyze program data to support the delivery of Can Code programs.

The specific duties of the position include:

  • Create and implement strategies to engage with program alumni, including the development of regular communication channels and the coordination of networking events and opportunities.
  • Research and identify new community partners and stakeholders to support the expansion of Can Code’s programs and outreach efforts.
  • Conduct research and analyze program data to inform decision-making and programmatic improvements, including the identification of trends and areas for growth.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community partners, including schools, community-based organizations, and other stakeholders to support alumni engagement, recruitment and program delivery efforts.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of alumni engagement and program recruitment strategies to reach underrepresented communities and promote program participation.
  • Coordinate logistics and provide support for program events and activities, including program orientations, training sessions, and community engagement events.
  • Create and maintain program resources, including program manuals, training materials, and program evaluation tools.
  • Assist in the recruitment, training, and supervision of program volunteers and interns.
  • Participate in program meetings and contribute to program planning and development efforts.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must have an Associates level education or higher
  • Have a growth mindset
  • US citizen or have permanent resident status

Living Allowance:

VISTAs earn a living allowance for their service. The annual living allowance is $22,882, which is $877.66 on a bi-weekly basis.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to take Can Code courses free of charge
  • Supportive cohort of peers
  • Ten free meals a week at Siena College
  • Siena Gym/Library/Career and Internship Center Access
  • CDTA bus pass
  • Non-competitive eligibility for federal employment
  • $6,345.00 Education Award upon successful completion of full-service term

Note: VISTAs and VISTA Leaders do not have access to on-campus housing.

Learn More & Apply:

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