Student Program Manager

Job title: Student Program Manager
Department: Academic Initiatives
Reports to: Director of Academic Initiatives
Job-type: Full-time employee
Location: Two days a week in Palo Alto office and three days a week working remotely

We are actively seeking a Student Program Manager to join our team in Palo Alto! As a Student Program Manager, you will be an integral team member of the Academic Initiatives team and develop programs for students attending the Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC), the world’s largest gathering of technical women.

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

Reporting to the Director of Academic Initiatives, the Student Program Manager will lead the GHC Scholars program as well as other key student programs at GHC. 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.


Essential job functions include but are not limited to:

  • GHC Scholars program
    • Manage scholarship application process including submissions portal, review process, and selection process.
    • Manage communications and customer service with scholarship applicants as well as current and past GHC Scholars via customer service portal, GHC Scholar Facebook page, and mass emails with support from the Marketing team.
    •  Develop plan for how to expand reach of GHC Scholars program to a more diverse set of applicants.
    • Manage scholarship stipend process with support from the Finance team.
    • Collaborate with external evaluator to develop measures of impact and evaluation of the GHC Scholars program.
    • Lead planning and execution of GHC Scholar in-person events.
    • Develop and implement system efficiencies to improve the GHC Scholars program.
  • Special projects
    • Oversee development and execution of Student Lounge at GHC.
    • Manage planning and execution of Researchers Lunch.

Minimum Qualifications, Education, and Experience

  • A passion for’s mission and closing the gender gap in technology.
  • A demonstrated commitment to inclusion, equity, and social justice with experience in providing support and advocacy for diverse communities (includes but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, and socioeconomic status).
  • Experience working with students and faculty in higher education and basic understanding of how higher education institutions operate.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 5+ years relevant work experience in program management.
  • Experience managing project execution in a deadline-driven environment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • A self-starter, with excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong fluency in the Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and especially using Excel to manipulate and analyze data
  • Adept at working with and learning new database systems and various other software platforms
  • Financial acumen to manage program budgets
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with teams like Business Development, Marketing, IT, and Finance
  • Demonstrated capacity to learn and innovate
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent relationship management skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, startup environment

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to and indicate “Student Program Manager” in the subject line.

About 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.