Sr. GHC Program Manager

Job title: Sr. GHC Program Manager
Department: GHC (Grace Hopper Celebration)
Reports to: Director of GHC Content
Job-type: Full time

We are actively seeking a Sr. GHC Program Manager to join our team in Palo Alto! As a Sr. GHC Program Manager, you will be an integral team member of the GHC Content Team supporting the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of technical women.

The work environment at AnitaB.org is very fast paced, ever-changing, always innovative, and highly cross-functional.  The culture at AnitaB.org has a very entrepreneurial feel – feeling more like a high tech startup than a traditional non-profit organization.

Reporting to the Director of GHC Content, the Sr. GHC Program Manager will lead or support multiple programs for the Grace Hopper Celebration focusing on programs developed for Mid-Career and Senior level technical women. In order to be successful in this role, you must have excellent multi-tasking skills, great communication skills, experience working with and in cross-functional teams, have the ability to be flexible, and must be proactive.

Responsibilities

Key responsibilities include:

  • Serve as a key member of the GHC Content Team in the overall execution of GHC. This includes being responsible for projects with a tight deadline or providing backup detailed work.
  • Effectively lead or support multiple projects concurrently. Involved projects will focus on Mid-Career/Senior level programming and include leading the GHC Senior Women’s Program, an invitation-only event focused on experienced women technologists on the cusp of C-level positions.
  • Support the annual Call for Participation to ensure high-quality program content for both technical and career sessions focusing on Mid-Career/Senior level content. Combine content submitted by the community and curate content to ensure a complete offering for GHC attendees.
  • Support the Director of GHC Content in managing 800+ volunteers, hundreds of conference sessions and special events to ensure a smooth and exciting event for our attendees.
  • A passion for AnitaB.org’s mission and ability to relate to the broader community of women technologists is a must.
  • Work cross-functionally with all departments responsible for collectively executing Grace Hopper, including Business Development, Programs, Marketing, Systems, and Finance.

 Measures of Success

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience and an eye for curriculum development; be able to program a sequence of sessions designed to provide technical and career information to those of mid and senior level
  • High program ratings for every program aspect of GHC that the Sr. GHC Program Manager is responsible for
  • Meeting deadlines and executing against well thought out project plans
  • Effective team communication resulting in high team morale and increased loyalty to AnitaB.org from the community of volunteers
  • The willingness of volunteers to continue their engagement with AnitaB.org.

Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Technical BS/MS a plus.
  • Seven or more years of work experience in program/project management, or in an operations role in a cross functional environment.
  • Experience managing project execution in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Desirable to have experience designing programs and/or events.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Desired skills and abilities include:

  • Prior experience with project management tools and methodologies
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Strong fluency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn and innovate
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively manage many external constituents
  • Ability to bring structure to situations that need it

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to employment@anitab.org and indicate “Sr. GHC Program Manager” in the subject line.

About AnitaB.org

AnitaB.org envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. To achieve that vision we connect, inspire, and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. As a mission-driven nonprofit, we seek to expand communications about the underrepresentation of women in technical roles, the importance of increasing diversity in tech, and promoting solutions to these issues.