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Director, College Pathways

About AI4ALL

 

AI4ALL is an Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit that opens doors to the artificial intelligence industry for underrepresented talent through education and mentorship. We nurture a global community of students who learn AI fundamentals and who then apply those principles to solve society’s most pressing problems in deeply innovative and ethical ways. AI4ALL programs have empowered over 6,500 people globally with AI education. AI4ALL summer programs run at 11 top universities around North America. Seventy-seven percent of alumni are interested in a career in AI after completing the program, and many are already making significant impacts in the field, from educating their peers to winning “best paper” at top AI conferences. In October 2019, AI4ALL Open Learning will launch, providing communities with free, approachable, project-based AI education.

 

By telling a new story about who can be a maker in AI, we’re creating tomorrow’s AI leaders and changing technology’s future. AI4ALL has received funding from Melinda Gates/Pivotal Ventures, Jensen and Lori Huang, Google.org, Chan Zuckerberg Institute, Prudential Financial, Microsoft, EY, and The Micron Foundation, among others and has been featured in the New York Times, CNN, TIME, USA Today, and The Atlantic.

 

The Role:

AI4ALL has developed a highly effective AI Summer Camp for underrepresented high school students in partnership with top technologists and research institutions across North America. Now, thanks to new funding, AI4ALL is expanding its reach and building a new program to introduce AI careers to young people in college from underrepresented groups. This role, a new position beginning in fall 2019, will be responsible for leading the College Pathways to AI initiative from the ground up--from developing and launching the pilot program to building and resourcing a growth strategy. This critical role will help the organization scale and make transformative impact to democratize access and increase inclusion in artificial intelligence. This position reports to the CEO and is based at the organization’s headquarters in Oakland, CA. The primary job duties include:

  • Develop, launch, and manage the College Pathways program serving underrepresented college students and supporting their retention and success in the AI field

  • Develop and execute a growth strategy to scale the Pathways program to college campuses across the US

  • Work closely with AI4ALL's key partners including funders, universities, and community partners

  • Build a team to support the growth of the program

  • Track and analyze metrics to continuously improve the program’s impact and outcomes

Experience and Qualifications

  • Passion and alignment with AI4ALL’s mission, culture, and values

  • 5-7+ years of leadership experience, ideally in STEM/computer science education programs

  • Results-driven leadership with demonstrated ability to build a high-performing team to achieve ambitious goals

  • Experience using a lean startup and data-driven approach to designing and running programs

  • Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can be proactive and positive in a fast-paced, startup environment

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to influence and engage diverse stakeholders and build long-term relationships

  • Experience with artificial intelligence or related fields a plus

EEO Statement

AI4ALL is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits and termination.

Accommodations

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.

Learn more about AI4ALL: http://www.ai-4-all.org


 

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