Hola<code/> - Program Manager
Ciudad de México, September, 2017
Hola<code/> is a 5-month software engineering coding bootcamp education program based in Mexico City focused on providing better job placement opportunities and social mobility to returning migrants to Mexico.
At Hola<code/> 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. It is estimated that around 75% of them are unable to find formal employment. The premise for the next 4 years: + deportations. 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.They are likely to join the 1.2 million young women and men in Mexico who face the job search every year without support networks and recognition of prior studies.
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. In partnership with Hack Reactor, 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.
Hola<code/> is ready to launch it first cohort in Mexico City and is looking for a Program Manager (PM). As PM you will be responsible for the overall growth and success of Hola<code/>, and own all aspects of its operations. This is an exceptional opportunity in general management at a fast-growing start-up. A successful candidate has superior multitasking, follow-through, and communication skills. The ideal candidate has a “roll up your sleeves” attitude and can work collaboratively to build strong relationships as well as thrive in an autonomous environment.
What were looking for:
- Proven success in cross-functional management, organization, and exceeding targets- Experience with budgets, vendors and contractors, and facilities upkeep- Strong leadership and communication skills- A magnetic personality combined with a positive attitude, collaborative zest, and professionalism- Attention to detail- Organized and able to work autonomously on a list of short term and longer term projects.- Experience in leading teams- Communicative and ability to multitask - Passion for creating positive outcomes in people’s lives through education and dignified employment- Growth mindset
What You'll Do:
- Coordinating internal resources and vendors for the flawless execution of operations- Ensuring that all operations are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget- Develop inventive iterations on core student experience from application to on-site, to graduation and job placement- Develop a detailed operations plan and calendar to track progress and performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques- Develop and implement operations systems, processes, standards and documentation, including but not limited to HowTos, Job Descriptions, Expense trackers, etc.- Manage project budget and resource allocation- Event coordinator/facilitator: serve as the point person for regularly scheduled events, requires logistical planning & space accommodation- Holds regular strategy and debriefing meetings within the core team- Analyze and recommend strategies to increase efficiency of Hola<code/> operations
- Use your skills to support access to social mobility for a large underserved community in Mexico- Support the first stages of an emerging social enterprise in Mexico City- Inspiring workplace and motivated colleagues- Competitive compensation commensurate with experience- Flexible vacation policy- work with your manager to take time off when you need- A learning environment where you can dive deep into the latest technologies and make an impact- Awesome office location in Mexico City
We encourage women and underrepresented communities 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.