Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer
Mexico City Date Posted: June, 2017
At Connovo, we strongly believe that instead of using valuable resources to reinvent the wheel, we should focus on scaling what works: profitable social businesses with proven impact. We are now searching for a talented and experienced software engineer who is passionate about sharing knowledge, teaching and using code to bring about positive social change.
At holacode we believe that young people have the right to meaningful education, decent work, gender equality and income security. However, since 2005 around 500,000 young people between the ages of 18-35 have returned to Mexico from the United States. Even though Mexico is their place of origin when they arrive, they do so to a place very much unknown to them. For many, it is the first time coming back to Mexico since they were just children. It is estimated that around 75% of them are unable to find formal employment. The premise for the next 4 years: + deportations. Many arrive without support networks and no recognition of prior studies. Furthermore, those who are able to find jobs, are exposed to different forms of abuse, lack of social or income security and unsafe working conditions at alarming rates. In addition, they will join the 1.2 million young women and men in Mexico who face a job search every year.
At the same time, the Tech and Software development sectors in Mexico are experiencing growth at an unprecedented pace. Currently, the demand of human capital in the sector has grown above the national supply. To tap into the high paced Tech sector’s demand for software engineers, we paired up with the best coding bootcamp in the United States to provide the best career-led curriculum. We have designed an immersive people-centred programme, in which we provide technical and soft skills for life. We support students’ path so they can access employment with career-growth opportunities, secure income, social benefits and gender equality in the tech sector. We believe that through dignified employment, young women and men can hack a better future for themselves and their families.
This is a powerful opportunity for a highly motivated individual with a deep interest in software engineering, hacking social problems, disruptive innovation and education in technology as means to break poverty and inequality that many young people are exposed to. Holacode is about to start its first program in Mexico and we want our Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer to join us in our first steps in the country.
As the Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer, you will have the opportunity to:
• Manage and adapt curriculum designed by the best software engineering bootcamp in the United States. • Disrupt and improve our existing admissions process to be focused completely on tapping into potential talent - thus changing the traditional means in which “talent” has been captured. • Be responsible for ensuring students are technically prepared for a successful job search and career in the software industry. • Build, lead and motivate an exciting team of Software Engineering Instructors. • Develop and implement strategic and operational activities, including metrics to track and evaluate progress. • Test and support new initiatives; strategically plan and refine programs to drive business results and support scale.
The Co-founder and Chief Academic Officer should exhibit the following characteristics and experience:
• Enjoy thinking strategically and can connect the dots between people and opportunities and helping others succeed (a problem solver). • Desire to teach and learn as a professor and mentor for students. • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. • Orientation toward results. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, as well as cultural awareness and sensitivity. • Passionate about tech and building local communities, and care about making a difference in education. • Being familiar with coding bootcamps is highly desirable. • Fluency in English and Spanish.
The compensation will be determined based on experience + equity stock options based on performance.
We encourage women and underrepresented communities in tech to apply for this position. The position will require domestic and international travel. If you think you have what it takes to be part of the success of an incredibly challenging startup with the potential to provide a solution to one the most critical problems in our country, please apply. Applications are considered on a rolling basis. For questions, please contact email@example.com
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.