We are hiring: Are you our new CodeWomen Project Manager of OCC Spain?

Do you have experience designing Gender Equality or Inclusion and Diversity Plans? Do you have an interest in the tech sector and education? Join us at Open Cultural Center Barcelona, an NGO working towards the inclusion of migrant and refugee people through education, housing, labour insertion, and social innovation activities.

The organisation

Open Cultural Center is a non-profit organisation that carries out various educational and cultural projects for and with migrant and refugee people in Spain and Greece. We have our main office in Barcelona, with a team of 20 employees and various teams of volunteers. Some of our main activities in and around Barcelona are a coding bootcamp (MigraCode), a community for women interested in tech (CodeWomen), a housing program for migrant youth in rural areas (Youth4All), a language school (Language Lab), and projects to support displaced people in Greece (OCC Greece).

Job Purpose

CodeWomen project aims to contribute to the transformation of the tech sector into more inclusive and diverse by building a women+ tech community in Barcelona, ‘by women and for women’ that implements orientation, training, and prospection activities following a peer-to-peer approach. The project also aims to facilitate the recruitment of women to companies and the implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusion plans.

Project Management and Administration (30%)

  • Manage the project budget and meet the project’s annual objectives
  • Manage the project database (centralised in Airtable), including CRM, administration and finances.
  • Manage the multidisciplinary team of CodeWomen volunteers (5-8 people).
  • Manage an intern/trainee with full-time dedication.
  • Implement digital tools and strategies to work more efficiently.
  • Support the drafting of grants and manage their implementation and justification.
  • Monitoring and reporting results to the OCC Barcelona coordinator, Communications Manager, and Finance Manager.
  • Participate in the weekly projects and programmes meeting and the weekly communications meeting.

Digital Community CodeWomen (10%)

  • Support the creation of content for social media channels and emailing.
  • Community management through Slack and social media.
  • Report to, and coordinate with, the OCC Communications team.

Events, Workshops, and Coding Sessions (30%)

  • Organise events, workshops and coding sessions ‘for women and by women’ together with the CodeWomen volunteers team.
  • Manage CodeWomen learning materials, such as the GitHub projects portfolio.
  • Implement diversity and inclusion strategies to facilitate the active participation of migrant women in the events.
  • Report to, and coordinate with, the OCC Communications Manager.

Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Plans (30%)

  • Design and support the implementation of diversity, equality, and inclusion plans for companies in the tech sector, with a strong focus on gender equality.
  • Design and implement awareness-raising workshops, info sessions, and short training in gender equality, inclusion, and diversity for tech companies.

Job Requirements

Required skills, competencies, and qualifications

  • Degree in sociology, political sciences, or other degrees related to social sciences.
  • Specific training in gender equality and non-discrimination policies.
  • Experience in developing gender equality plans.
  • Knowledge and relevant work experience in policies for gender equality or policies for migration inclusion.
  • Interest in the tech sector.
  • Capacity and experience in drafting reports, organising training, and group sessions.
  • Team management skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills and capacity to adapt content to a variety of audiences, both in English and Spanish.
  • Ability to establish effective relations with people and teams of interest, both internally and externally.
  • Strong organisational and planning skills.
  • Commitment to listening and working with humility.

Preferred skills

  • Experience with digital and no-code tools such as Airtable, Notion, Slack and/or Trello.
  • Experience in drafting fundraising proposals or grants.
  • Has undertaken further training on migration.
  • Preference will be given to current members of the CodeWomen Community.

What do we offer?

The OCC is committed to creating an inclusive and diverse workplace that fosters the active participation of everyone within the team and the generation of a positive impact on the team and the target groups. We offer our employees the following:

  • 38.5 hours a week, 13 payments, a permanent contract, and a holiday period of 30 labour days per year (42 natural days).
  • The opportunity to work in the heart of the local social sector, specialised in migration, while also working on an international level with NGOs around Europe.
  • Flexible work arrangements and two days per week of remote working.
  • The opportunity to work in a highly intercultural team consisting of employees, volunteers, interns, and external partners.
  • The opportunity to work with our Greek branch in Polykastro and get to know the migration context of Greece.
  • Many learning opportunities by working with psychologists, social workers, (EU) project managers, and our diverse group of beneficiaries and volunteers.

What is the application process?

We always let you know if you are selected for the application process or not. Applications have to be submitted through our application form (see link below). We will not consider applications that come in through other channels. Once selected, the process is as follows:

  1. We will invite you for a first interview to get to know each other, talk about the position and the organisation in more detail, discuss your expectations and ambitions and answer any questions you may have.
  2. When the first interview result is positive, we will ask you for previous job references, and the completion of an assignment.
  3. When the result of the assignment is positive, there will be a second interview. In this interview we will discuss in more detail the skills and experience you have, and how these fit the position. We will also discuss the result of the assignment and any feedback you have regarding the assignment.
  4. When the second interview is positive, you will have your final interview with the director of the organisation. Together with our hiring team, the director will make the final decision about the hiring process outcome.

How to apply?

Please use this form to apply and select “CodeWomen Project Manager – Job Position”. 

Deadline: 26th November 2023. Please note that Open Cultural Center reserves the right to close the position before the closing date for applications if a suitable candidate is identified.

*Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply since we are committed to a discrimination-free workplace. No matter what your gender, marital status, race, ethnicity, nationality, disability, sexual orientation, mental health, or religion is, we want to hear from you!