Title: Manager of Programs
Department: Digital Inclusion
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports To: Executive Director
Who We Are:
At Free Geek we sustainably reuse technology, enable digital access and provide education to create a community that empowers people to realize their potential. We’re proud to be a leader in digital inclusion. None of this would be possible without hiring and developing the best employees.
Free Geek is a leading nonprofit technology refurbisher, founded in 2000, headquartered in Portland, Oregon with a national presence. Free Geek serves more than 35,000 Oregonians each year. To continue our growth, we are seeking a Manager of Programs to help us in continuing toward our goal of including everyone in our digital future!
What Do We Need From These Positions?
The Program Manager is responsible for the overall program management and project execution of the Digital Inclusion department at Free Geek. With the guidance of the Executive Director, this position develops the digital inclusion strategy for the organization. In partnership with the Executive Director, this position actively builds partnerships and relationships with the community through outreach. The Program Manager engages with local government and partners through advocacy for positive change to local and state-level digital inclusion initiatives and policies. This role is responsible for hiring and developing a strong, capable, and passionate team to support Free Geek’s digital inclusion projects, programs, and services. This position manages our Digital Navigators, Tech Support Associates, Volunteer Coordinators, and Program Associates.
- Develop and drive annual and monthly budget and strategic plan for the Digital Inclusion Department.
- Provide strategic insight for the planning, growth, and impact of Free Geek’s digital inclusion programs.
- Hire, train and manage digital inclusion program associates, volunteer coordinators, tech support associates and digital navigators.
- Coordinate digital inclusion efforts by engaging in community outreach, working with community leaders, and cultivating relationships with digital inclusion decision-makers.
- Perform project planning, monitoring, reporting, and team collaboration.
Expected hours for these positions are 40/week. Please see the full job description for further responsibilities and requirements. This position is eligible for benefits.
What Do You Get?
At Free Geek, we believe in curating a group of people passionate about creating options which provide the best benefit to our community. As an organization under union, we fundamentally believe that happy people put in good work. Considering this, we provide an extensive benefits package. Our benefits package includes Medical, Dental, a Retirement plan with employee matching, Life Insurance, and Short and Long Term Disability coverage. We are also provided with kindly donated food and purchased snacks every week for staff to grab at their disposal.
How Do You Apply?
BIPOC, LGBTQI+, Disabled, and Femme Folks are all enthusiastically encouraged to apply! We believe that if you’re excited about this position you should apply - imposter syndrome is real and no one ever meets 100% of the qualifications.
This search is open to INTERNAL and EXTERNAL candidates. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled, but for best consideration, please complete this application by 5pm, August 8th, 2022, as that is when we will begin the review process.
Any person needing reasonable accommodation in the application process should contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-232-9350 x128.
IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT COVID-19:
At Free Geek we are working towards having as fully of a vaccinated workplace as possible. We are offering paid sick leave (for even our newest of employees!) for vaccination appointments and possible side effects from these vaccines. We are also doing an incentive program for the disclosure of your vaccination status. Please be aware of this upon applying for this position. Some of our positions require folks to be in close proximity to each other, and we are striving to keep our staff, and our greater communities, as safe as we can.
Thank you for applying!