Apply to our leadership team!

Our leadership team is now accepting applications! Bit by Bit is a student-run organization, and we want to give other students the project management experience that they may struggle to find elsewhere. We especially welcome high school students to apply ⁠— we know that many of you may be worried you do not have the experience to qualify, but that is why Bit by Bit is dedicated to giving those students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills. However, if you do not think that you are willing to make the commitment to our leadership team for now, feel free to apply as a standard volunteer!

As a general overview, Bit by Bit’s mission is to diversify the community of ponderers and creators by equipping the next generation with the tools of technology, thinking, and leadership to improve the world. We support two programs — Uncommon Sense and Form and Function. Uncommon Sense immerses high schoolers in critical thinking concepts to help them make more effective decisions, and Form and Function teaches middle schoolers around the nation the core of web development. There is more information on our website that we encourage you to familiarize yourself with.

Team Co-Lead Responsibilities

Although leading a team is often a complex and difficult process, there are a few key responsibilities that we focus on. Team co-leads have a large say in the direction of their team, so their largest responsibility is setting long-term goals and organizing members so they can achieve those goals. From there, the goals should be broken down into understandable tasks that are delegated to each team member to carry out effectively. Team co-leads should also be checking in with members on progress updates and communicating with other leadership constantly. Time commitment, although fluctuating, is usually around 6-10 hours a week.

Other responsibilities:


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Website Team Co-Lead

We are looking for someone who has the drive, determination, commitment, and organizational skills to co-lead our website team, maintain our website, utilize team members effectively, and make necessary updates to our website.

BxB Central does the behind-the-scenes for marketing, fundraising, software engineering, and website design. The website team is the brains behind our entire website from the overall framework design to the small operational details. The entirety of our website is built from scratch, and working on it is a great way gain experience in website development and try out your creative ideas for web design. Like all the other teams in BxB Central, the team is small, but also extremely effective. There are currently around 4 team members, but that number fluctuates depending on where volunteers are needed most urgently.

Responsibilities

  • Maintain and improve our central website
    • Update information on the website
    • Fix bugs or problems
  • Build new web pages or redesign current ones
  • Find new ways to improve reach and engagement through design and high-quality content

Prerequisites

Bit by Bit is dedicated to giving students, often high schoolers, real project management experience. We completely understand that many students have not had previous experience in something as specific as leading a website team in another organization. However, we do require previous leadership experience, whether that be within your school club or your local church group. It does not have to be very formal or rigorous leadership, but we want to know that you have the ability to organize and communicate with others, delegate tasks, and work towards a larger goal.

As a website team co-lead, you should be fluent in HTML and CSS, have a foundation in JavaScript, and have built your own websites. You will be expected to maintain and improve our static website built using Jekyll, SASS, and JavaScript (with jQuery). If you aren't familiar with these frameworks, you should feel comfortable learning on your feet. You should also know how to operate GitHub to make updates on our website and UXPin so that you can wireframe new web pages.

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.

As an organization, we want to help you grow by giving you the tools needed to learn more about skills ranging from leadership to website design. Thus, we want to make sure you are confident that the co-lead position is one that you will be dedicated to and also enjoy. If you are not sure of your commitment in co-leading our website team, we would love for you to apply for a standard position in the team or any other team you may be interested in!

Software Engineer Team Co-Lead

We are looking for someone who has the drive, determination, commitment, and organizational skills to co-lead our software engineer team, automate our services, provide our students with an interactive, intuitive experience, and further our mission.

BxB Central does the behind the scenes marketing, fundraising, software engineering, and website design. The software engineer team is the brains behind creative interactive demos and making sure our behind-the-scenes software can run efficiently. Like all the other teams in BxB Central, the team is small, but also extremely effective. There are currently around 8 team members, but that number fluctuates depending on where volunteers are needed most urgently.

Software Engineer Team Responsibilities

  • Code fun, interactive demo sites for Form and Function
    • These will be sites that demonstrate HTML, CSS, and JavaScript concepts in an intuitive and understandable fashion
    • Work with Form and Function curriculum team to make demos that align with the program
  • Maintain servers and/or other necessary software, automating processes that need to be automated and making our overall online actions more efficient

Prerequisites

Bit by Bit is dedicated to giving students, often high schoolers, real project management experience. We completely understand that many students have not had previous experience in something as specific as being a software engineer in another organization. However, we do require previous leadership experience, whether that be within your school club or your local church group. It does not have to be very formal or rigorous leadership, but we want to know that you have the ability to organize and communicate with others, delegate tasks, and work towards a larger goal.

You should also have a solid understanding of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript and the ability to code projects to teach each of the respective languages. Upon application, we will be reviewing the projects that you provide as an example of your previous work. As a software engineer co-lead, you should also know your way around GitHub to be able to modify our repository. When it comes to automating some of our processes, we completely understand if you have not had experience in this specific field. However, you should be willing to spend extra work and time to learn how to perform these tasks with our guidance if needed.

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.

As an organization, we want to help you grow by giving you the tools needed to learn more about skills ranging from leadership to coding. Thus, we want to make sure you believe that the co-lead position is one that you will be dedicated to and also enjoy. If you are not sure of your commitment in co-leading our software team, we would love for you to apply for a standard position in the software team or any other team you may be interested in!