What we're looking for
JumboCode PMs are passionate about empowering a team of developers to learn real-world skills, while making a genuine difference in a non-profits operations. This is a yearlong commitment, but a person with enthusiasm, leadership skills, and a hankering to engage with the community would fit right in!
Summer / early Fall
Work with Head(s) of Client Management to build a relationship with your client
Attend onboarding with the Head(s) of Project Management
Interview and select a tech lead to work on your project
Blindly select a team of developers and a designer to work on your project
Work with your tech lead to build a design doc with project scope, tech stack, timeline, etc.
Promote JumboCode and your project at the JumboCode GIM
Fall / Spring
Serve as the primary contact for and the face of your project
Organize 2-week sprints, including assigning tasks
Plan and lead one or two weekly team meetings for standup and work-time
Work with your tech lead to support your developers in their weekly tasks
Work with your designer to execute the vision for the product
Meet regularly with your client to provide updates and gain feedback on your team's progress
Attend weekly hack nights on Sunday nights
Foster camaraderie amongst teammates with a few bondings and/or team events per semester
Demonstrate JumboCode's core values and lead by example
Check in with the Head(s) of Project Management and Head of Engineering regularly to assess progress
Ensure the progress and wellbeing of your team members
Attend mid-year and end-of-year presentations
Facilitate handoff to the client, including all necessary accounts, in the spring
It's important to note that there are no concrete qualifications for a JumboCode PM. The most important things are a knack for leading a cohesive team and a love for JumboCode and our mission. We also want to emphasize that you definitely do not need to have been in JumboCode before in order to apply for the Project Manager position.
That being said, any or all of the below are nice to have:
Prior leadership experience, either inside or outside of school
Prior design experience or experience working with a designer
Having worked on a project of substantial magnitude
Experience working with a client
JumboCode is an organization dedicated to helping non-profits by providing them free, custom, technology to aid their services. JumboCode is based out of Tufts University, and works primarily with non-profits in the greater Boston area. JumboCode was founded in 2015, and is 100% run by volunteers.
We have two main goals encompassing our work:
To support local communities in social and civic endeavors
To empower students with the technological skills to be impactful
How to Apply
Applications open in April. Check back on our social media for application announcements.