Diversity Program Coordinator (Part Time)
Diversity Program Coordinator, reporting to the Partnership Manager and will play a critical, on-the-ground role in bringing the work of our Entrepreneur in Residence as a part of partnership with Code2040.
Capital Factory is the center of gravity for entrepreneurs in Austin. Last year more than 30,000 entrepreneurs, programmers and designers gathered day and night for meetups, classes and coworking. We meet the best entrepreneurs in Austin and introduce them to potential investors, employees and customers. We have a series of matching funds so that a startup can convince 2 of our mentors to invest personally. It can unlock hundreds of thousands of dollars in additional automatic funding.
- Engage our city’s diverse community in our work of opening up technology economy
- Work with our partners locally and nationally on diversity and inclusion programming.
- Play a key role in the growth of our diversity and inclusion work by supporting all aspects of the program cycle.
We’re Looking for Someone Who Has…
- 1 - 3 years of event coordination and/or program or project support experience, particularly in smaller organizations where processes have not yet been defined. Experience working with college-age students a plus!
- Been an assistant or played a support role at a previous organization, with experience at a social justice organization a plus!
- Deep empathy, and internal grit.
- Demonstrated ability to spot a need and address it.
- A cover letter and resume that demonstrates strong attention to detail and appreciation for a polished product.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint
- Proven design skills and acumen
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Excellent proofreading and organizational skills
- Self-motivated; Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Creative and innovative thinker
- Ability to work some evenings and weekends
You’ll know you’re successful if…
- You live in the details, have experience juggling competing priorities effectively, and are intentional with how you use your time. You handle surprises with grace.
- You are a problem-solver who doesn’t wait for a “boss” to tell you how to address a challenge. Rather, you take ownership over the thinking and learning you need to do in order to get the job done.
- You are introspective and have reflected on issues related to your identity. You approach conversations about race, privilege, diversity of all kinds, and social justice with curiosity, openness, and compassion.
- You communicate effectively across email, social media, and in person.
- You appreciate human connection and humor in a work environment and build trust and respect alongside it.
You’ll work closely with...
- Chelsea Ciardelli, Partnership Manager
- Georgia Thomsen, Managing Director
- Event Staff
- Sterling Smith, Diversity EIR
- Create an environment where all of our members and guests feel safe, welcome, and part of a greater community by:
- a) executing on a strategy created by our staff, Entrepreneur in Residence and our partners Google for Entrepreneurs, and Code2040.
- b) creating diverse and inclusive events
- Collect and report data on all of the program
- Shape the conversation about diversity and inclusion in tech by collecting powerful community members stories.
- Attend staff meetings as requested to provide information and serve as a point of contact/resource on behalf of the Code2040/EIR
- Coordinate and implement the tasks and duties related to internal and external diversity and inclusion initiatives for Capital Factory and Code2040
- Works closely with Director/EIR to help coordinate site/catering/audiovisual reservations for internal and external diversity events
- Serves as the main point of contact to schedule meetings for Director/EIR for potential Diversity Scholars
- Assist the Director/EIR with strategies for sourcing and retaining Diversity Scholars
- Plans, coordinates, and participates in other Capital Factory/Code2040 events, on and off site which may include assisting with transporting supplies and equipment, set up, etc.
- Assist in tracking, monitoring and maintaining of accurate accounts of all expenses and balances to support Capital Factory/Code2040 diversity initiatives and inclusion program budget
- Provide logistical support to the various diversity community organizations, etc (e.g., invitations, meeting agendas, and conduct event follow-up).
- Serves as a support partner to internal and external resources, assisting in the development of programs, initiatives and events focused on promoting diversity and inclusion education, awareness and engagement.
- Help form strategic relationships with neighborhood community organizations (e.g. Chambers of Commerce, etc.) with an emphasis on reaching the target populations.
Salary Range: $10-15/hour
Co-working membership at Capital Factory during length of employment
Onsite pool and gym