Form and Function Leadership Information

Overview

Form and Function is searching for new leaders! We are looking for volunteers to join us in running a program dedicated to democratizing coding for middle schoolers. The program aims to both excite and enlighten students who are not normally exposed to actual code. If you are not familiar with the program, please read about it here. Explore our website to gain a sense of our organization’s mission and goal. Part of our mission is to provide leadership opportunities. The director and assistant director will have the unique opportunity to take the reins of a program that serves hundreds of students and 20+ volunteers. Do not be intimidated if you have never directed a program before. We especially welcome high schoolers and college students to apply.

Current Openings:

Form and Function Director:

The Form and Function Director will lead the program, setting the tone and direction. Leading Form and Function requires creativity, commitment, and communication skills. The program needs someone who can manage students, parents, and volunteers effectively. They will be responsible for inspiring the next generation of computer programmers.

The director will be in charge of all interactions between parents, students, and Form and Function. This involves student signing-ups, answering questions, solving problems, and any other necessary communication. The director is also responsible for organizing volunteers. This includes interviewing, onboarding, leading meetings, and creating a welcoming and supportive environment. They will create the volunteer placement in homerooms for each week, deciding what homerooms are needed on a given week and who will be responsible for teaching them.

The director is the bridge between Form and Function and all BxB Central. They will attend director meetings and interact with the marketing team, website team, fundraising team, software engineer team, and HR.

The position of director offers numerous benefits. The director will not only observe but lead a real business, seeing the behind-the-scenes work of nonprofits. They will learn and use all of the modern platforms of small businesses such as Slack and Notion and meet with other directors to implement strategic plans to lead the organization forwards. Feel free to have a dream for the program and go for it! Being part of Bit by Bit provides a community of like-minded peers, people who can offer advice, encouragement, and support. Interacting with the wide range of stakeholders involved with Form and Function will allow your communication skills to flourish. At the end of the year, the director will have the satisfaction of knowing that they made an impact on a large group of middle school students.

Prerequisites

Key Skills

Overseeing one of Bit by Bit's main programs is a large responsibility. You must be willing to put in at least 10 hours a week. This position is a year-long commitment, running through the end of the 2021/2022 school year. We will be asking for a reference on the application, but this reference does not need to be too formal. We understand with current circumstances and by nature of age, not everyone will have previous work experience and we do not want that to stop anyone from applying. The reference can be a teacher, mentor, or anybody else who you believe will be able to speak to your abilities as a team player and leader, along with providing insight into your organizational skills and work ethic.

Applications will close April 23rd.

Form and Function Assistant Director:

The Form and Function Assistant Director will work on the curriculum and assisting the director. The position requires persistence, patience, and perseverance. They will be responsible for inspiring the next generation of computer programmers.

The assistant director will continually update the curriculum to meet the evolving needs of the program. They will be responsible for working with students to ensure the curriculum is effective and will be helping volunteers learn and understand the curriculum and how to implement it. The assistant director will also be a support for the director of the program and will lead the program some days.

The assistant director works closely with the software engineer team to design interactive tutorials and other things that will enhance the educational experience of the program.

The position of assistant director offers numerous benefits. The assistant director will not only observe but lead a real business, seeing the behind-the-scenes work of nonprofits. They will learn and use all of the modern platforms of small businesses such as Slack and Notion. Being part of Bit by Bit provides a community of like-minded peers, people who can offer advice, encouragement, and support. Interacting with the wide range of stakeholders involved with Form and Function will allow your communication skills to flourish. At the end of the year, the assistant director will have the satisfaction of knowing that they made an impact on a large group of middle school students.

Prerequisites

Key Skills

Overseeing one of Bit by Bit's main programs is a large responsibility. You must be willing to put in at least 10 hours a week. This position is a year long commitment, running through the end of the 2021/2022 school year. We will be asking for a reference on the application, but this reference does not need to be too formal. We understand with current circumstances and also by nature of age, not everyone will have previous work experience and we do not want that to stop anyone from applying. The reference can be a teacher, mentor, or anybody else who you believe will be able to speak to your abilities as a team player and leader, along with providing insight into your organizational skills and work ethic.

Applications will close April 23rd.