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Programs Manager

$70k – $77k • No equity
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We believe the world is a better place when we get the most out of each individual. Software engineers are uniquely positioned to improve the world—one programmer can design products that change millions of lives. However, Black software engineers have historically faced challenges in reaching their full potential. /dev/color runs programs to ensure Black engineers fulfill the promise of their talents, transform the industry, and have the opportunity to use their resulting skills and position to give back to their communities. The organization was started in 2015 by Makinde Adeagbo, a software engineer and veteran of Facebook, Pinterest, and Dropbox. It is supported by top companies (Uber, Airbnb, and Google) and leaders (Mike Schroepfer, CTO @ Facebook and Aaron Levie, CEO @ Box) in the industry.

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/dev/color is looking for an experienced Programs Manager to help maintain, scale, and iteratively develop our member programs. You will work with the Director of Programs and the Community Manager to drive the day-to-day, optimal execution of our professional development and networking-focused programs. This is an opportunity to help build /dev/color into an organization that unites tens of thousands of software engineers, allowing them to work together to realize greater social impact, increase equity in the tech industry, and achieve ambitious goals.

What You’ll Do


• Drive execution of the programs in San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, Seattle, digitally, and beyond.
• Assist with the development, maintenance, and implementation of the program roadmap, including near- and long-term milestones to differentiate and scale the programmatic offerings.
• Ensure exceptional delivery of all program components, such as member meetings, community events, digital engagement, and public speaking and leadership opportunities.
• Analyze program feedback, provide program recaps, and report program impact for internal evaluation and external reporting.
• Maintain current member database in Salesforce, including tracking member information and generating relevant reports.
• Lead webinars and presentations for members on topics such as career development and how to get the most out of the /dev/color network.
• Assist in the development of the budget for member programming.
Identify, test, and pilot opportunities for new program offerings, including digital programs.
• Perform other duties as needed.


• Get to know and engage current and future members in supporting and growing our programs including attending member meetings, community outreach, and networking events.
• Work with Community Manager and Marketing & Communications Manager to drive member-related communications.
• Devise initiatives to ensure and promote current and future member engagement.
• Oversee and implement outreach and retention efforts during yearly application and renewal process.
• Design and implement outreach initiatives to increase general membership, as well as the representation of women and senior-level engineers in our community.
• Collaborate with Marketing & Communications Manager to design and deliver compelling programs-related messaging, content, and collateral (e.g. toolkits, member resources, etc.)
• Develop and maintain relationships with aligned community organizations and stakeholders to engage in mutually beneficial relationships that support our community.


• Develop and manage project plans for all programs-related projects, with end-to-end ownership from launch through achievement of all deliverables.
• Oversee project resources and schedules to ensure on-time, on-budget, quality delivery of project goals
• Assess risk and develop/deploy contingency plans for all projects
• Lead regular meetings with project stakeholders, including facilitating meetings, delivering reports and presentations, and owning preparation and post-project follow up.
• Find efficiencies in program and member support systems.
• Evaluate the efficacy of projects leveraging continuous improvement framework.


• Lead program evaluation, including conducting market research, surveys, interviews, and focus groups to collect feedback on new and existing membership initiatives and proposed programming.
• Collect and report on data insights, including summarizing feedback, identifying underlying drivers, and recommending next steps for further optimization to the larger organization.
• Build out dashboards and metrics to measure and report program success.
• Research opportunities for new programs based on collected feedback.
• Collaborate with Programs Team to improve our programming, test new ideas, and scale impact.
• Work with Director of Programs and Leadership Team to develop a sustainable, scalable, program model that allows us to extend programming to Black software engineers outside chapter cities.

What You Bring To The Role

• Deep passion and commitment to /dev/color’s mission and why we do what we do.
• At least three (3) years of program management experience in program planning, design, implementation, and evaluation.
• Prior experience in the nonprofit sector, systems change, or advocacy work desired.
• Experience with product management, career development, and/or learning & development offerings
• Capacity to think strategically, creatively, and critically with ability to define and assess effectiveness.
• Ability to systematically work through complex problems to reach desired outcomes, including the ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
• Strong project management skills, including the ability to prioritize, track multiple timelines, manage self and stakeholders to support achievement of project goals, deadlines, and deliverables.
• Excellent organization and self-management abilities and the ability to execute flawlessly and calmly in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, with multiple and competing priorities.
• Proficiency in Google Suite and Smartsheet required. Experience with
• Salesforce and business intelligence platforms (e.g. Grow.com) preferred.
• Willing and able to travel nationally ~8 times per year, with some evening and weekend hours required.
• Bonus: Experience with tech companies, event planning/programming, and/or community building

/dev/color’s Benefits & Perks

• Competitive medical, visual, and dental insurance plans
• Managed 401K plan
• Annual learning and development fund
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided daily in-office on weekdays
• Flexible time off policy
• Weekly remote workday
• And more!

Meet your team

People you would work with in this role

Lajuanda M. Asemota

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Executive Director @ /dev/color. Multitalented program innovator. Worked @ Singularity University. Studied @ Berkeley. 40 Under 40 Tech Diversity Silicon Valley

Cynthia Billops

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16+ yrs designing, implementing and assessing efficient, effective, sustainable systems including business communication, team collaboration and program dev.

Jean Nicole Morelos

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Motivated leader, specializing in Full-cycle Project/Product Management, Data Analysis, Budget proposals & management, Event Planning, and People Development.

Nicole Setter

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Special skill set for ideating, creating a plan, executing and reviewing success and room for improvement fo projects. Passion for culture building.

Sarah Souza

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Building Community at /dev/color. Previous: Marketing coordinator @ EventSorbet. Stylist, @StitchFix. Marketing Manager @ House of Granite.