The Hidden Genius Project, a nonprofit organization founded in Oakland, trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. The Hidden Genius Project seeks to reveal the true potential of Black male youth and transform their communities from the inside out. Through our student-centered, project-based approach, we invest in young Black men, give them access to technology training, and plug them into an ecosystem of innovation and empowerment. The Hidden Genius Project was founded in 2012 and established a full-time infrastructure in 2015. The organization now operates Intensive Immersion Programs in Oakland, Richmond, and Los Angeles California, and delivers short-term programming to catalyze interest in the technology space globally. As the program continues to grow, The Hidden Genius Project seeks to impact thousands of more Black males and young people in the coming years.


CURRENT OPPORTUNITIES

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Chief Programs Officer (Oakland, CA)

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POSITION:
The Hidden Genius Project Chief Programs Officer

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Chief Programs Officer drives the vision, coordination, and implementation of The Hidden Genius Project’s programming strategy, universally. This individual serves as the daily flag-bearer for quality, creativity, and integrity as the organization advances its mission to elevate Black boys and young men as dynamic leaders in their communities. The Chief Programs Officer oversees the organization’s external programming, including Catalyst events, Community Partners Programs, and various capacity-building activities. They also manage the strategy that drives effective delivery of The Hidden Genius Project’s core Intensive Immersion Program, including oversight of its national sites, as well as its holistic support services strategy. This individual also serves as a steward for learning and evaluation processes that inform the realization of programmatic goals. As the organization continues to grow, it is vital that the Chief Programs Officer continually exercises ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting growth environment. Additionally, this leader will need to be agile and able to hold space for the needs of the organization as they develop. They will be required to hold a mindset that can be nimble and a skillset that can dig in as needed to demonstrate and /or hold varying levels of work depending on business needs.  Finally, the Chief Programs Officer leads through collaboration as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Program Design:

  • Design and integrate comprehensive offerings and processes in support of exposure-driven programming, such as Catalyst or Community Partner Programs.
  • Collaborate with leaders and stakeholders focused on curriculum and instruction to ensure program designs are exciting, innovative, and effective.
  • Identify trends and best practices pertaining to emerging technologies, general youth development, and other key themes.
  • Identify and cultivate strategic community relationships toward developing innovative program partnerships (both in current and prospective programming communities).

Program Oversight and Operations

  • Ensure processes, resources, and team capacity are in place for proper setup and effective delivery of programming (including venue, support resources, equipment, etc.) across all programmatic components.
  • Hold accountability for healthy and meaningful youth participant experiences.
  • Maintain overall programs calendar; support local sites in managing their own respective programs calendar
  • Develop and manage program budgets for national (and international) programming, including Catalyst and Community Partner Programming. Support site and regional management in budget management. 
  • Partner with human resources in hiring processes for programmatic leadership roles.
  • Collaborate with key team leadership members to ensure The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers receive adequate training on relevant content and methods.  
  • Consistently attend and support programming of various forms, to ensure quality and offer guidance to team members. This includes traveling to visit the various Hidden Genius Project sites.

External/Community Relations

  • When engaging young people, develop rich one-to-one connections with Hidden Geniuses and youth participants in general.
  • In partnership with the Director of Strategic Initiatives and other key stakeholders, support processes to support onboarding and training of volunteers and partners to support programming (such as Catalyst events and/or community capacity-building activities).
  • Steward relationships with external stakeholders to grow capacity-building activities for partner organizations. 
  • Serve as an energetic ambassador for The Hidden Genius Project by participating in media opportunities, conferences, panels, community events, and other opportunities to advance the visibility and credibility of the organization.
  • Identify and participate in relevant public advocacy opportunities related to policy issues and social causes that stand to advance the organization’s mission.
  • Work closely with community organizations/systems/agencies to establish partnerships centered on licensing curriculum platforms for capacity-building purposes.

Learning & Evaluation

  • Partner with programmatic staff members to manage effective data systems, overseeing collection, collation, cleaning, and analysis of data. Work with organizational leaders, consultants, volunteers, and other key stakeholders to manage and disseminate data analysis to support learning and effective implementation.
  • Collaborate with consultants and representatives of data analysis and dashboard systems (including Salesforce, UpMetrics, Smartsheet, and other tools), to ensure that data is up to date and available at regular intervals.
  • Maintain processes to solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.  
  • Collaborate with staff from programs, development, and operations teams to produce data and narratives to support grant reports, annual reporting, Board meetings, and other key retrospective collateral. 

Other responsibilities as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • A minimum of eight years of social impact programs experience
  • At least five years of program management experience
  • Passionate approach to work that defies norms to elevate our mission and vision
  • Significant experience managing budgets (including building, tracking, and/or forecasting programs and departmental budgets)
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills
  • Exceptional work ethic and professionalism
  • Strong systems-level thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships across constituencies and sectors

Desired

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft 365 (Office) suite and/or Google Drive suite
  • Experience managing STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) and/or entrepreneurship-centered youth development programming

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Oakland, California 
  • Reports to: Chief Executive Officer
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by January 2023 (or sooner); working evenings and weekends, as needed

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous young people
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national organization.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • The employee may occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee may frequently stand, walk, or sit; the employee may regularly grasp objects, talk and/ or hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; the employee will regularly lift up to 10 pounds
  • This job requires vision abilities that ensure safety of operating and programming spaces for all stakeholders
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed
  • National (and possibly international) travel

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Chief Programs Officer.”

Support Services Director (Oakland, CA)

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POSITION:
The Hidden Genius Project Support Services Director

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Support Services Director within The Hidden Genius Project is an essential architect of the organization’s strategy to provide responsive, culturally competent support to youth participants, with a particular emphasis on students participating in the intensive Immersion component. Hence, they are primarily responsible for coordinating—in partnership with internal and external stakeholders alike—the holistic care model necessary to ensure a safe and welcoming learning environment that promotes inclusiveness and retention. The Hidden Genius Project seeks to effect a radical transformation in the delivery of education services in technology, entrepreneurship, innovation, and the Support Services Director also serves as a fundamental strategist toward this end. Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment. Finally, the Support Services Director works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.
This is the consummate role for an individual with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Strategy Development — Develop and refine the comprehensive and holistic strategy to provide support to Immersion participants (Hidden Geniuses) that enhances the quality of their experiences and strengthens retention. Develop strategic vision and plan to build an effective, healthy, and dynamic organization capable of growing its reach to national levels. Engage with strategic partners to build relationships, collaborate, and share learnings. Represent The Hidden Genius Project as a thought leader in the field.

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience —Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them. Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.

Interface with Key Stakeholders — Coordinate responsive communication with participants, their families, and key partners. Identify pressing constituent needs, and develop strategic responses.

Intern Coordination —Plan, organize, track, and communicate support strategies to Master’s in Social Work (MSW) interns and other volunteers, as needed, to support Immersion and Catalyst programs.

Model Staff Leadership — Provide positive and optimistic leadership and problem-solving in alignment with The Hidden Genius Project’s values. Oversee the knowledge-sharing strategy across The Hidden Genius Project’s sites, ensuring that information is standardized and easily accessible, and that site teams can learn from each other and share best practices. Work closely with Executive Director to develop and disseminate key support services practices, while ensuring compliance
with all relevant policies, laws, and regulations.

Other Duties as Assigned by Supervisor —Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Strong work ethic and passionate commitment to the wellbeing of young people
  • Proficiency in long-term strategic planning and short-term plan implementation
  • Familiarity with and belief in healing/trauma-informed care and holistic health models
  • Facility with building and implementing support services referral models to meet student needs
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with youth of color, underrepresented youth, and/or low-income youth
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement
  • Strong cultural competence and commitment to asset-based youth development strategies
  • Creative, resourceful, inquisitive, reliable, organized, proactive
  • Sharp attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively and across sectors
  • Strong knowledge of youth development field and models
  • Strong knowledge of nonprofit fundraising models
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Bold strategic vision and bias toward execution
  • Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, and during the evenings and weekends, as needed.

 


ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Oakland, CA
  • Reports to: Programs Director
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (40 hours per week)
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s in Social Work Degree, or reasonably related
    certification and/or experience
  • Years of Experience: 5+ years in roles that demonstrate nonprofit management, youth
    development, and strong managerial/leadership experience
  • Compensation: Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience
  • Benefits Include: Medical, dental, vision, 401K plan, and significant paid-time-off (PTO) package

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Support Services Director.”

Site Manager (Oakland & Richmond, CA)

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POSITION:
Site Manager (Oakland & Richmond, CA)

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Site Manager within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of the organization’s program operations, at the site level.  This person is responsible for holding The Hidden Genius Project’s culture and values while managing a team that delivers dynamic and effective programming to local young people. The Site Manager continually exercises ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment.  Finally, the Site Manager works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for an individual with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Organizational Leadership: Maintain effective organizational culture consistent with the values of The Hidden Genius Project.

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience: Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them. Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.

Relationship Development with Key Stakeholders and Partners: Coordinate responsive communication with participants, their families, and key partners. Identify pressing constituent needs and develop strategic responses. Develop strategic partnerships to support healthy operations and program implementation.

Office and Programming Operations Coordination: Ensure programming spaces are set up properly. Coordinate and set up student meals. Oversee arrangements for student travel to field trips and other activities.

Oversight and Management of Site Budget: In partnership with the Finance and Operations Director,  manage and responsibly implement the annual site budget. Practice sound judgment in allocating adequate resources for effective operation and program delivery, while also identifying opportunities for cost savings. Ensure that the organization meets annual expenditure and revenue targets.

Team Management and Development: Manage site team members, Support and facilitate local hiring processes. Curate and coordinate team training and professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Coordination: Track, organize, and communicate with volunteers, as needed, to support Immersion and Catalyst programs.

Data Collection and Reporting: Partner with The Hidden Genius Project leadership to implement core data collection processes to support organizational learning and quality assurance.

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation: Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant content, competencies and/or methods.

Engagement of Local Advisors:  Identify respected and trusted partners to offer advocacy, guidance, and key relationships to support effective operation of the site. As appropriate, establish a local Advisory Council to champion The Hidden Genius Project’s mission.

Core Communications: Produce and distribute locally-focused core communications content and materials, including electronic newsletters, social media content, press releases, brochures, and any other necessary materials (to go along with centrally-developed content). As lead ambassador to local communities, conduct media interviews, public speaking engagements, conference presentations, and other opportunities that highlight The Hidden Genius Project’s work.

Other duties as assigned: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants. 
  • Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
  • Act as dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community

 


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • Experience managing significant youth program components (including staff) and/or directing at least a division of a youth-facing organization
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with Black male youth and adolescents more broadly
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships across constituencies and sectors
  • Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes, and sustaining high expectations

Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience working in the technology industry 
  • Research and policy advocacy experience
  • Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Openings in Oakland and Richmond, California 
  • Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations (based in Oakland, CA)
  • Manages: Staff on programming site, interns, and volunteers (including coordination tasks)
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by December 2022; working evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Additional requirements: must travel to Headquarters in Oakland, CA for multiple days at a time (totaling up to 2-4 weeks on aggregate) between January and May 2023 to engage in immersive training

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth.
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national program.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • The employee will occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee frequently stands; walks; sits; the employee regularly uses their hands, fingers, and arms; the employee will also need to talk and hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; the employee will regularly lift up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust focus
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Support Services Manager.”

Support Services Manager (Richmond, CA)

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POSITION:
Support Services Manager (Richmond, CA)

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Support Services manager within The Hidden Genius Project implements the holistic care management model according to the Support Services strategy.  The Support Services Manager ensures that student participants in The Hidden Genius Project’s Intensive Immersion program receive comprehensive services, driven by their expressed needs, in support of successful program retention, completion, and transition.  Hence, they are primarily responsible for conducting the student and family intake process (which includes demographic data collection and assessment of needs) and working with students and families to develop and manage the Individualized Care Plans; and coordination of care including problem-solving,  helping students navigate services, service referral, and occasionally coordinating workshops on various student success themes (i.e. Post Secondary Planning; Life Skills, Planning and Organization etc…).  Additionally, they coordinate with and work collaboratively with the Programs and Operations staff.  The Hidden Genius Project seeks to provide a holistic care model that is strengths-based and is culturally responsive to the needs and goals expressed by our youth and family participants, the Support Services Manager serves as a critical contributor toward this end.  Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, ethics, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment.  Finally, the Support Services Manager supports and works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for the social change agent with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Provide Care Management Services: Implement student Care Coordination Model in response to student and family needs. Develop and maintain a positive rapport with youth and family participants, identify resources and services in response to student needs, and facilitate healthy linkages to resources through service referral to external partners. Provide one-on-one student support through care management services. Assist with basic need resources in support of successful youth participation in the Immersion Program (i.e. snacks and meal services).

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience: Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them.   Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.  

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation: Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant human service topics, best practices, and methods. Engage relevant external stakeholders to leverage resources and develop partnerships towards meeting youth and family participant needs. Collaborate in designing strategies to scale impact and/or support systems-level implementation. Facilitate training and/or convenings for adults interested in providing technology education and direct services to youth. Train volunteers to support classroom and Catalyst activities, and manage them within those settings.

Intake Process Management: Oversee distribution and collection of Intake documents. Support all cohorts in the intake documentation process document process.

  • This includes working with the Support Services team to update documents and utilize the e-signing process for document distribution

Support Services Protocol Management: Review and update Support Services Protocol,  as necessary, in collaboration with the Support Services team.

Collaboration with College Access Team: Engage College Access Fellow and Alumni Support Coordinator to coordinate on Genius outreach, data distribution, and holistic service delivery.

  • This may include having Youth Care Coordinators provide outreach to Genius alums

Youth Care Coordinator Management: Manage work plan, scheduling, training, and activities of Alumni Youth Care Coordinators, to ensure effective caseload management and adequate coverage.

Hidden Genius and Family Event Coordination: Oversee the coordination of Genius and Family activity events.

Coordinate Genius Family Meetings: Drive implementation of intake, quarterly, and exit meetings for Geniuses and families. Conduct additional meetings as needed.

Oversee the day-to-day operations of Support Services: Work with Support Services staff to collect necessary data pertaining to youth across all Immersion Program cohorts. Implement a reporting system for necessary team members, i.e. leadership team and Board members.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director and/or Programs Director: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an exceptional role model, mentor, and champion to The Hidden Genius Project youth and family participants. 
  • Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
  • Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with urban, underserved, and/or low-income youth 
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • “Can do” attitude and ability to work as part of a team 
  • Willingness to develop differentiated learning experiences
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively required.
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with all important constituencies 
  • Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes, and sustaining high expectations

Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree, plus relevant credential (Master’s in Social Work)
  • 3 or more years of experience with direct service case management
  • 3 or more years of experience providing youth services 
  • Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Richmond, California 
  • Reports to: Temporarily reporting to Curriculum & Instruction Director (based in Oakland, CA) until the Support Services Director or Site Leadership role is hired. 
  • Manages: Interns, and volunteers (including coordination tasks)
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by December 2022; working evenings and weekends, as needed

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth.
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national program.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Regularly sit, stand, talk, and move around for extended periods of time.
  • Periodically lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Support Services Manager.”

Innovation Educator (All Locations: Greater East Bay and Los Angeles, CA, and Detroit, MI)

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POSITION:
The Hidden Genius Project Innovation Educator

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Innovation Educator within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of student programming activities with a core focus on the Intensive Immersion Program inside the classroom. Hence, they are primarily responsible for implementing the technical curriculum, including problem-solving, computer science, programming, and software design.  Additionally, they co-coordinate and oversee a team of Youth Educators to teach the entrepreneurship and leadership components.  The Hidden Genius Project seeks to effect a radical transformation in the pedagogy of computer science, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and the Innovation Educator will serve as a fundamental strategist toward this end.  Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting expanding environment.  Finally, the Innovation Educator works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, Youth Educators, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for the educator with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Curriculum Design: Work with the Senior Innovation Educator and Curriculum Lead/Specialist to continually re/develop and innovate an existing in/external facing curriculum that is broadly accessible, aligned with The Hidden Genius Project Immersion Curriculum goals and values.

Curriculum Adaptation: Partner with The Hidden Genius Project instructional leadership to adapt and refine core curricula to meet the needs of the local site.

Core Instruction: Teach core curricular concepts (i.e. technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership) to Immersion cohort during summer and school-year sessions.  Coordinate Youth Educators and lead educational activities within Catalyst programming.

Training, Technical Assistance, & Facilitation: Facilitate training and/or convenings for Genius alumni interested in becoming Youth Educators. Train the current Youth Educators on advanced programming skills, enhanced content, and methods. Train and supervise Youth Educators to support classroom and Catalyst activities, and manage them within those settings.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants.
Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
● Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community.


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

Excellent leadership abilities
● High comfort level with technology
● Experience working and communicating effectively with Black youth, underrepresented youth, and/or low-income youth
● Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
● Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
● “Can do” attitude and ability to work as part of a team
● Experience in project management. Willingness to develop differentiated learning experiences
● Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
● Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement
● Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment
● Ability to build positive relationships with all important constituencies
● Strong knowledge of youth development field and models
● Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes and sustaining high expectations

Desired

● Bachelor’s Degree
● Experience teaching problem-solving and/or math skills
● Experience teaching or studying computer science, and/or programming languages, i.e. Python, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Swift, Flutter, etc.
● Experience working in the technology industry
● Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision
● Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, and during the evenings and weekends, as needed


ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Greater East Bay and Los Angeles, CA., and Detroit, MI.
  • Reports to: Director of Curriculum and Instruction (headquarters based in Oakland, CA) or Site Senior Innovation Educator (if applicable) 
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum of 40 hours per week)
  • Must be able to navigate various virtual platforms such as Zoom, Hopin, Microsoft Teams, and Google Suite

BENEFITS:

● Paid professional development
● Dynamic, fun work environment
● Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth
● Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and see the effects
● Meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry
● Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building an international program
● Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job:
● The employee will occasionally climb or balance; regularly sit, stand, talk, listen, stoop, kneel,
crouch, reach with hands and arms, and move around for extended periods of time.
● The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
● Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Innovation Educator.”

Alumni Coordinator (3 open positions all in CA: Oakland, Richmond, and Los Angeles)

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POSITION:
Alumni Coordinator (3 open positions all in CA: Oakland, Richmond, and Los Angeles)

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Alumni Coordinator is the first line of our organization’s efforts to deliver college and career coaching to alumni of the Intensive Immersion Program. This person identifies, recommends, and actively manages personal, professional, and academic initiatives, working at a programmatic level building relationships with partner organizations for maximum strategic impact on alumni and current geniuses. The Alumni Coordinator establishes and maintains working relationships with geniuses through active personal and academic mentoring. Additionally, the Alumni Coordinator exists to expand partnerships that are in the early stages to further support internally or externally and to set and track measurable benchmarks to support program goals.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Partnership in Genius Onboarding 

  • Partner with The Hidden Genius Project staff, external partners and volunteers to develop a smooth process introducing new genius families to the organization

External Stakeholder Engagement 

  • As it relates to alumni,  manage selection, onboarding and coordination with external stakeholders regarding Genius College and career readiness efforts/needs

Expand Partnerships

  • Onboard and manage the Beyond 12 Coach and DCAC College Adviser.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with geniuses and partner organizations to connect opportunities, based on regional needs
  • Monitor regional alumni engagement, create Genius success plans, and offer mentorship for current and former alumni.
  • Assist with cross-organization collaboration, volunteer coordination, and data reports.

Mentor and Supporter of Positive Youth Experience  

  • Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants.  Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them. Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.  
  • Identify Genius needs and wants to create a pipeline of support that provides a variety of opportunities that they vote for with their feet.

Alumni Event Coordination

  • Ongoing college and career readiness opportunities such as ( but not limited to) :
    • Summer Business Trips (career exposure)
    • College info night
    • Virtual trainings/apprenticeships 
    • Supporting exit interviews

Alumni Data Management 

  • Lead alumni data collection, analysis and management and delivery of reports

Liaison with Support Services Team 

  • Work with the Support Services Team (including attending meetings) to identify, refer and deliver resources to Genius alumni, to support their holistic wellbeing.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with Geniuses and families to connect opportunities and increase engagement.

College Advising Fellow Management 

  • In partnership with the Director of Strategic Initiatives, coordinate activities and objectives with College Advising Fellow(s) to implement college access and completion strategies.

General Program Support 

  • As assigned by the supervisor, attend and support The Hidden Genius Project programs including ( but not limited to) Immersion Program (including college readiness/life skills presentations), End of Summer Celebration, Brothers Code, or other key programs.

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation  

  • Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant content and methods.
  • Engage relevant external stakeholders to assess capacity and needs towards implementing effective college and career access models.   
  • Collaborate in designing strategies to scale impact and/or support systems-level implementation. 

Other duties as assigned.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants.
Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
● Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community.


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

Excellent leadership abilities
● Must be a recent college graduate (BA/BS) with at least 2 years of college access experience
● Able to work a flexible hybrid model, 3 days on site, 2 days off, Monday – Friday with occasional evening and weekends
● Proven ability to organize and manage many tasks and projects simultaneously
● Able to meet deadlines, plan events, and track data consistently
● Ability to relate well with a diverse high school student population
● Criminal Background Clearance.

Desired

Access to reliable transportation to and from school sites. (Access to a reliable car highly preferred)
Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and leadership skills
● Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively with others


ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: 3 open positions (Oakland, Richmond, and Los Angeles, CA)
  • Reports to: Regional Manager of Alumni Engagement
  • Status: Part-time / Full time 
  • Schedule: Full time 40 Hours per week Part time 20 Hours per week; starting by January 2023; working evenings and weekends, as needed

BENEFITS:

● Dynamic, fun work environment
● Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth
● Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and see the effects
● Meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry
● Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building an international program
● Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job:
● The employee will occasionally climb or balance; regularly sit, stand, talk, listen, stoop, kneel,
crouch, reach with hands and arms, and move around for extended periods of time.
● The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
● This job requires vision abilities that ensure safety of operating and programming spaces for all stakeholders
● Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed
● National (and possibly international) travel


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Alumni Coordinator.”

Site Director, Chicago, IL

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POSITION:
Site Director, Chicago, IL

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

Building on a decade of success in California, the Chicago Site Director within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of the organization’s launch within the greater Chicago community. This person is responsible for holding The Hidden Genius Project’s culture and values while managing a team that delivers dynamic and effective programming to local young people. The Site Director continually exercises ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment.  Finally, the Site Director works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for an individual with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Organizational Leadership: Maintain effective organizational culture consistent with the values of The Hidden Genius Project.

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience: Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them. Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.

Relationship Development with Key Stakeholders and Partners: Coordinate responsive communication with participants, their families, and key partners. Identify pressing constituent needs and develop strategic responses. Develop strategic partnerships to support healthy operations and program implementation.

Office and Programming Operations Coordination: Ensure programming spaces are set up properly. Coordinate and set up student meals. Oversee arrangements for student travel to field trips and other activities.

Oversight and Management of Site Budget: In partnership with the Finance and Operations Director,  manage and responsibly implement the annual site budget. Practice sound judgment in allocating adequate resources for effective operation and program delivery, while also identifying opportunities for cost savings. Ensure that the organization meets annual expenditure and revenue targets.

Fund Development: Submit philanthropic grant proposals to support the site and organization writ large. Cultivate partnerships with local and nationally-based businesses to garner financial and in-kind support. Attract local individual donors to contribute to annual and growth campaigns.

Team Management and Development: Manage site team members, Support and facilitate local hiring processes. Curate and coordinate team training and professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Coordination: Track, organize, and communicate with volunteers, as needed, to support Immersion and Catalyst programs.

Data Collection and Reporting: Partner with The Hidden Genius Project leadership to implement core data collection processes to support organizational learning and quality assurance.

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation: Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant content, competencies and/or methods.

Engagement of Local Advisors:  Identify respected and trusted partners to offer advocacy, guidance, and key relationships to support effective operation of the site. As appropriate, establish a local Advisory Council to champion The Hidden Genius Project’s mission.

Core Communications: Produce and distribute locally-focused core communications content and materials, including electronic newsletters, social media content, press releases, brochures, and any other necessary materials (to go along with centrally-developed content). As lead ambassador to local communities, conduct media interviews, public speaking engagements, conference presentations, and other opportunities that highlight The Hidden Genius Project’s work.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants. 
  • Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
  • Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community

 


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • Experience managing significant youth program components (including staff) and/or directing at least a division of a youth-facing organization
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with Black male youth and adolescents more broadly
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships across constituencies and sectors
  • Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes, and sustaining high expectations

Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience working in the technology industry 
  • Research and policy advocacy experience
  • Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Chicago, Illinois (on-site)
  • Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations (based in Oakland, CA), until the hire of our Chief Programs Officer (based in Oakland, CA)
  • Manages: Staff on programming site, interns, and volunteers (including coordination tasks)
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by January 2023; working evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Additional requirements: must travel to Headquarters in Oakland, CA for multiple days at a time (totaling up to 2-4 weeks on aggregate) between January and May 2023 to engage in immersive training

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth.
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national program.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • The employee will occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee frequently stands; walks; sits; the employee regularly uses their hands, fingers, and arms; the employee will also need to talk and hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; the employee will regularly lift up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust focus
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Site Director-Chicago.”

Site Director, Atlanta, GA

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POSITION:
Site Director, Atlanta, GA

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

Building on a decade of success in California, the Atlanta Site Director within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of the organization’s launch within the greater Atlanta community. This person is responsible for holding The Hidden Genius Project’s culture and values while managing a team that delivers dynamic and effective programming to local young people. The Site Director continually exercises ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment.  Finally, the Site Director works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for an individual with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Organizational Leadership: Maintain effective organizational culture consistent with the values of The Hidden Genius Project.

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience: Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them. Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.

Relationship Development with Key Stakeholders and Partners: Coordinate responsive communication with participants, their families, and key partners. Identify pressing constituent needs and develop strategic responses. Develop strategic partnerships to support healthy operations and program implementation.

Office and Programming Operations Coordination: Ensure programming spaces are set up properly. Coordinate and set up student meals. Oversee arrangements for student travel to field trips and other activities.

Oversight and Management of Site Budget: In partnership with the Finance and Operations Director,  manage and responsibly implement the annual site budget. Practice sound judgment in allocating adequate resources for effective operation and program delivery, while also identifying opportunities for cost savings. Ensure that the organization meets annual expenditure and revenue targets.

Fund Development: Submit philanthropic grant proposals to support the site and organization writ large. Cultivate partnerships with local and nationally-based businesses to garner financial and in-kind support. Attract local individual donors to contribute to annual and growth campaigns.

Team Management and Development: Manage site team members, Support and facilitate local hiring processes. Curate and coordinate team training and professional development opportunities.

Volunteer Coordination: Track, organize, and communicate with volunteers, as needed, to support Immersion and Catalyst programs.

Data Collection and Reporting: Partner with The Hidden Genius Project leadership to implement core data collection processes to support organizational learning and quality assurance.

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation: Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant content, competencies and/or methods.

Engagement of Local Advisors:  Identify respected and trusted partners to offer advocacy, guidance, and key relationships to support effective operation of the site. As appropriate, establish a local Advisory Council to champion The Hidden Genius Project’s mission.

Core Communications: Produce and distribute locally-focused core communications content and materials, including electronic newsletters, social media content, press releases, brochures, and any other necessary materials (to go along with centrally-developed content). As lead ambassador to local communities, conduct media interviews, public speaking engagements, conference presentations, and other opportunities that highlight The Hidden Genius Project’s work.

Other duties as assigned by the Executive Director: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants. 
  • Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
  • Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community

 


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • Experience managing significant youth program components (including staff) and/or directing at least a division of a youth-facing organization
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with Black male youth and adolescents more broadly
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships across constituencies and sectors
  • Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes, and sustaining high expectations

Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience working in the technology industry 
  • Research and policy advocacy experience
  • Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Atlanta, Georgia (on-site)
  • Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations (based in Oakland, CA), until the hire of our Chief Programs Officer (based in Oakland, CA)
  • Manages: Staff on programming site, interns, and volunteers (including coordination tasks)
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by January 2023; working evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Additional requirements: must travel to Headquarters in Oakland, CA for multiple days at a time (totaling up to 2-4 weeks on aggregate) between January and May 2023 to engage in immersive training

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth.
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national program.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • The employee will occasionally climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; the employee frequently stands; walks; sits; the employee regularly uses their hands, fingers, and arms; the employee will also need to talk and hear.
  • The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds; the employee will regularly lift up to 10 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; peripheral vision; depth perception; ability to adjust focus
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Site Director-Atlanta.”

Support Services Manager (Chicago IL & Atlanta, GA)

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POSITION:
Support Services Manager (Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA)

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Support Services manager within The Hidden Genius Project implements the holistic care management model according to the Support Services strategy.  The Support Services Manager ensures that student participants in The Hidden Genius Project’s Intensive Immersion program receive comprehensive services, driven by their expressed needs, in support of successful program retention, completion, and transition.  Hence, they are primarily responsible for conducting the student and family intake process (which includes demographic data collection and assessment of needs) and working with students and families to develop and manage the Individualized Care Plans; and coordination of care including problem-solving,  helping students navigate services, service referral, and occasionally coordinating workshops on various student success themes (i.e. Post Secondary Planning; Life Skills, Planning and Organization etc…).  Additionally, they coordinate with and work collaboratively with the Programs and Operations staff.  The Hidden Genius Project seeks to provide a holistic care model that is strengths-based and is culturally responsive to the needs and goals expressed by our youth and family participants, the Support Services Manager serves as a critical contributor toward this end.  Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, ethics, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting startup environment.  Finally, the Support Services Manager supports and works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, volunteers, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for the social change agent with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Please note that Areas of Responsibility generally pertain to the support of a specific site (to be described and assigned by the Supervisor).

Provide Care Management Services: Implement student Care Coordination Model in response to student and family needs. Develop and maintain a positive rapport with youth and family participants, identify resources and services in response to student needs, and facilitate healthy linkages to resources through service referral to external partners. Provide one-on-one student support through care management services. Assist with basic need resources in support of successful youth participation in the Immersion Program (i.e. snacks and meal services).

Mentorship and Positive Student Experience: Develop rich one-to-one connections with Immersion participants. Through mentorship relationships, identify holistic participant needs as they arise, and strategize with The Hidden Genius Project staff to develop a plan to address them.   Solicit participant and parent/guardian feedback to guide responsive programmatic improvements to maximize participant enjoyment and success.  

Training, Technical Assistance, and Facilitation: Train The Hidden Genius Project staff and volunteers on relevant human service topics, best practices, and methods. Engage relevant external stakeholders to leverage resources and develop partnerships towards meeting youth and family participant needs. Collaborate in designing strategies to scale impact and/or support systems-level implementation. Facilitate training and/or convenings for adults interested in providing technology education and direct services to youth. Train volunteers to support classroom and Catalyst activities, and manage them within those settings.

Intake Process Management: Oversee distribution and collection of Intake documents. Support all cohorts in the intake documentation process document process.

  • This includes working with the Support Services team to update documents and utilize the e-signing process for document distribution

Support Services Protocol Management: Review and update Support Services Protocol,  as necessary, in collaboration with the Support Services team.

Collaboration with College Access Team: Engage College Access Fellow and Alumni Support Coordinator to coordinate on Genius outreach, data distribution, and holistic service delivery.

  • This may include having Youth Care Coordinators provide outreach to Genius alums

Youth Care Coordinator Management: Manage work plan, scheduling, training, and activities of Alumni Youth Care Coordinators, to ensure effective caseload management and adequate coverage.

Hidden Genius and Family Event Coordination: Oversee the coordination of Genius and Family activity events.

Coordinate Genius Family Meetings: Drive implementation of intake, quarterly, and exit meetings for Geniuses and families. Conduct additional meetings as needed.

Oversee the day-to-day operations of Support Services: Work with Support Services staff to collect necessary data pertaining to youth across all Immersion Program cohorts. Implement a reporting system for necessary team members, i.e. leadership team and Board members.

Other duties as assigned

General Responsibilities:

  • Serve as an exceptional role model, mentor, and champion to The Hidden Genius Project youth and family participants. 
  • Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
  • Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

  • Excellent leadership abilities 
  • High comfort level with technology 
  • Experience working and communicating effectively with urban, underserved, and/or low-income youth 
  • Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
  • Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
  • “Can do” attitude and ability to work as part of a team 
  • Willingness to develop differentiated learning experiences
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively required.
  • Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement 
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with all important constituencies 
  • Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes, and sustaining high expectations

Desired

  • Bachelor’s Degree, plus relevant credential (Master’s in Social Work)
  • 3 or more years of experience with direct service case management
  • 3 or more years of experience providing youth services 
  • Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision
  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation, and group facilitation skills

ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA 
  • Reports to: Temporarily reporting to Curriculum & Instruction Director (based in Oakland, CA) until the Support Services Director or Site Leadership role is hired. 
  • Manages: Interns, and volunteers (including coordination tasks)
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum 40 hours per week); starting by December 2022; working evenings and weekends, as needed

BENEFITS:

  • Dynamic, fun work environment.
  • Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth.
  • Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and immediately see the effects.
  • Opportunity to meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry.
  • Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building a national program.
  • Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job:

  • Regularly sit, stand, talk, and move around for extended periods of time.
  • Periodically lift or carry up to 50 pounds.
  • Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed.

HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Support Services Manager-(site location).”

Innovation Educator (Chicago, IL or Atlanta, GA)

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POSITION:
The Hidden Genius Project Innovation Educator, Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA

COMPENSATION:
Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience


PURPOSE AND SUMMARY:

The Innovation Educator within The Hidden Genius Project is the fundamental driver of student programming activities with a core focus on the Intensive Immersion Program inside the classroom. Hence, they are primarily responsible for implementing the technical curriculum, including problem-solving, computer science, programming, and software design.  Additionally, they co-coordinate and oversee a team of Youth Educators to teach the entrepreneurship and leadership components.  The Hidden Genius Project seeks to effect a radical transformation in the pedagogy of computer science, entrepreneurship, and leadership, and the Innovation Educator will serve as a fundamental strategist toward this end.  Accordingly, it is vital that they continually exercise ingenuity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to continual learning within an exciting expanding environment.  Finally, the Innovation Educator works as part of a dynamic, communicative, and supportive team of staff, Youth Educators, and Board members committed to their success.  This is the consummate role for the educator with a creative and entrepreneurial spirit.


MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY:

Curriculum Design: Work with the Senior Innovation Educator and Curriculum Lead/Specialist to continually re/develop and innovate an existing in/external facing curriculum that is broadly accessible, aligned with The Hidden Genius Project Immersion Curriculum goals and values.

Curriculum Adaptation: Partner with The Hidden Genius Project instructional leadership to adapt and refine core curricula to meet the needs of the local site.

Core Instruction: Teach core curricular concepts (i.e. technology, entrepreneurship, and leadership) to Immersion cohort during summer and school-year sessions.  Coordinate Youth Educators and lead educational activities within Catalyst programming.

Training, Technical Assistance, & Facilitation: Facilitate training and/or convenings for Genius alumni interested in becoming Youth Educators. Train the current Youth Educators on advanced programming skills, enhanced content, and methods. Train and supervise Youth Educators to support classroom and Catalyst activities, and manage them within those settings.

Other duties as assigned by the Director of Curriculum and Instruction: Work on other short-term and long-term projects as the need arises.

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

Serve as an exceptional role model and mentor to The Hidden Genius Project participants.
Communicate effectively (via email, phone, and/or postal mail) and in a timely manner with all relevant constituencies, including participants and their parents/guardians.
● Act as a dynamic ambassador to The Hidden Genius Project within the community.


QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

Required

Excellent leadership abilities
● High comfort level with technology
● Experience working and communicating effectively with Black youth, underrepresented youth, and/or low-income youth
● Intense commitment to the life success of Black males and boys and men of color
● Experience mentoring and working closely with Black male youth
● “Can do” attitude and ability to work as part of a team
● Experience in project management. Willingness to develop differentiated learning experiences
● Ability to prioritize, organize, and delegate effectively
● Ability to receive feedback and engage in continuous self-improvement
● Ability to adapt to a dynamic, rapidly-changing work environment
● Ability to build positive relationships with all important constituencies
● Strong knowledge of youth development field and models
● Firm belief in personal accountability, producing measurable outcomes and sustaining high expectations

Desired

● Bachelor’s Degree
● Experience teaching problem-solving and/or math skills
● Experience teaching or studying computer science, and/or programming languages, i.e. Python, HTML, JavaScript, CSS, Swift, Flutter, etc.
● Experience working in the technology industry
● Commitment to achieving The Hidden Genius Project’s mission and vision
● Ability to work more than 40 hours per week, and during the evenings and weekends, as needed


ROLE OVERVIEW:

  • Role Location: Chicago, IL & Atlanta, GA
  • Reports to: Director of Curriculum and Instruction (headquarters based in Oakland, CA) or Site Senior Innovation Educator (if applicable) 
  • Status: Exempt
  • Schedule: Full Time (minimum of 40 hours per week)
  • Must be able to navigate various virtual platforms such as Zoom, Hopin, Microsoft Teams, and Google Suite

BENEFITS:

● Paid professional development
● Dynamic, fun work environment
● Excellent opportunity to make a significant impact in the lives of numerous underserved youth
● Entrepreneurial organization; implement your own ideas and see the effects
● Meet and interact with multifarious individuals in the technology industry
● Opportunity to play a fundamental role in building an international program
● Opportunity to innovate in building effective models for holistic technology instruction


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform
the essential functions of this job:
● The employee will occasionally climb or balance; regularly sit, stand, talk, listen, stoop, kneel,
crouch, reach with hands and arms, and move around for extended periods of time.
● The employee will occasionally lift up to 50 pounds
● Travel and supervise transportation of students as needed


HOW TO APPLY:

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter outlining your interest in the role and how your qualifications align with the above requirements via email to hiring@hiddengeniusproject.org, with the subject head: “Innovation Educator-Chicago or Atlanta (based on your desired location).”

ABOUT OUR CREATION & COMMITMENT

The Hidden Genius Project trains and mentors Black male youth in technology creation, entrepreneurship, and leadership skills to transform their lives and communities. Founded in 2012 by five Black male entrepreneurs/technologists who were unnerved by the dramatic juxtaposition between the high unemployment of Black male youth and the plethora of career opportunities within the local technology sector, The Hidden Genius Project connects young Black males with the skills, mentors, and experiences that they need to become leaders in high-performing entrepreneurs and technologists.

The Hidden Genius Project is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, reproductive health decisions, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, genetic information, political views or activity, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you have a disability or a need that requires an accommodation, please let us know. 

We value diversity and inclusion and encourage people of color to apply for our open positions. To be successful in our work, one must have a passion for young Black males and through operational excellence, be able to serve them in their current state and for the betterment of their future.