• Coding Program Manager – ARDC

    Vacancy:        Coding Program Manager, ARDC


    Reports to:                Director of Operations & Strategy (Leah Hecht) and CEO (Ori Lahat).

    Position:                     100% position for 6 months (possibility to extend, to be determined).

    Start Date:                  As soon as possible.


    Background: The African Refugee Development Center (ARDC) is a grassroots, community-based, non-profit organization that was founded in 2004 by African asylum seekers and Israeli citizens, in order to assist, protect, and empower African refugees and asylum seekers in Israel. The ARDC advocates for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers and for a humane and fair Israeli asylum policy. With over 15,000 asylum seekers assisted to date, we work to provide access to education, vocational training, and job placement, with the ultimate goal of social and economic inclusion.  Through ARDC’s Education & Economic Inclusion Program, we aim to bridge the gap between talent, and education and employment opportunities through creating training programs and workshops, educational opportunities, and partnerships with companies and institutions.

    The Coding Program Manager is an exciting new position at ARDC, with the goal of developing and building on existing knowledge and partnerships, to create an effective and robust coding programming that provides asylum seekers with the opportunity to learn valuable coding skills and for those that advance to coding boot camps, to secure employment in the industry.


    Scope of Position:  The Coding Program Manager (100%) is responsible for developing and managing ARDC’s Coding Program, as part of the Education & Economic Inclusion Program.  The Coding Program Manager oversees all aspects of program management, from the design phases to initiation and execution, and is responsible for the facilitation of partnerships (both with educational institutions and businesses). The Coding Manager is responsible for developing the curriculum, and securing partnerships in order to provide the best opportunities for asylum seekers living in Israel to learn relevant programming skills, and secure employment after completing a boot camp.


    • Organize and develop programs and activities (from research and design phases through to implementation and evaluation) in accordance with the mission and goals of ARDC.
    • Develop and implement an operating plan for the program.
    • Identify and develop new opportunities for both students and partnerships.
    • Develop partnerships with educational institutions and vocational schools that supply relevant coding programs in order to ensure the success of the program and effective curriculums.
    • Develop and implement effective curriculums.
    • Outreach to educational institutions in order to seek partnerships.
    • Develop and implement recruitment and filtering mechanisms to ensure the success of the Program and its participants.
    • Monitor and evaluate the Program’s activities and the participants throughout each phase to ensure participants are supported and that those who are provided the opportunity to participate in a boot camp have the best chances of successful completion and employment.
    • Implement and manage changes and interventions to ensure project goals are achieved.
    • Produce accurate and timely reporting of program status on a regular basis.
    • Outreach and build relationships with businesses and employers
    • Manage volunteers and interns to assist with this program, including volunteer tutors to support the participants.

    Essential Minimum Qualifications

    • Education: Completion of a university degree is required. Masters degree is an advantage. Computer programming, computer science or engineering educational background is an advantage.
    • Previous Job Experience: At least three years working, volunteering or interning in the field of computer programming, consulting, business, education, community management or a similar field.
    • Fluency in English is mandatory, Hebrew is an advantage. Special consideration will be given to Tigrinya, Arabic or Amharic speakers;
    • Must have the ability to work in Israel – ARDC does not assist with work permits.

    Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the asylum seeker and refugee situation in Israel, and passion for assisting African asylum seekers and refugees to access education and opportunities.
    • Proven stakeholder management skills, and a strong ability to identify relevant partners and create partnerships.
    • Proven experience in project management, including to develop and manage projects successfully in accordance with deadlines.
    • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong ability to work under deadlines, and working in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
    • Background knowledge or experience of computer programming or computer science, or building educational coding programs – Advantage.
    • Worked in the high tech or corporate sector – advantage.
    • Comfortable working with sensitive populations from a variety of backgrounds.
    • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and demanding environment.
    • Responsible, flexible, and dedicated

    Application Directions: Closing Date 15 June 2019

    Applications should be accompanied by a  CV or resume, brief cover letter and at least one letter of recommendation. All documents should be sent to leah@ardc-israel.org. Interviews for successful candidates will take place 16 June 2019 to 29 June 2019.

    Job starts immediately – 30 June 2019.

    To apply for this job email your details to leah@ardc-israel.org