Windsor Hackforge is hiring a program coordinator.
Reporting to the board, the program coordinator will manage relationships with partner agencies, develop and plan individual projects and work with other staff members to oversee their execution.
The program coordinator will recruit, manage and schedule volunteers for Hackforge programming as directed by the board.
Volunteer recruitment includes attending events on behalf of Hackforge for the purpose of recruitment and public engagement, and negotiating formal volunteer contracts with Hackforge volunteers.
This position is a one-year contract position at 24 hours per week. A benefit package is included. After year 1, contract extensions are possible at 40 hours per week.
Please send a cover letter and résumé to email@example.com with the subject line “Program Coordinator” by midnight, May 18th.
Education and Experience
– Post-Secondary diploma or degree or previous experience in community development
– Ability to work independently as well as with others
– Excellent communication skills, especially writing and public speaking
– Strong organizational skills
– Able to communicate effectively online using social media
– Previous experience working with volunteers would be an asset
– A general understanding of the roles within the IT industry would be an asset
Hackforge is a place where we work on projects either on our own or together. Unlike many other hackerspaces, Hackforge runs on the partnerships it has with the community, such as the Windsor Public Library, and it runs on the volunteer efforts of our members.
But if you are not sure where to start or what what would be really appreciated, here are some such suggestions.
we need a point person for hardware donations. This person would collect information about the donation from the donor and determine whether it should be accepted based on available space and by criteria set by the Facilities Group
we need someone to create a simple organization system of labelling shelves and boxes so that people less familiar with the space could still help in keeping the space tidy and the tables clear for work.
there are two workshop tables that need to be built
run a workshop so that our members can learn how use the 3D printers
Also, we would love to see more documentation of the great work that is already happening at Hackforge. Once you’ve started or finished a project – or heck, even when you are in the middle of one, please add a quick write-up of your work here on the Hackfor.org website. If you need an account to do this, please contact the Membership chair and she can get you added.
If you are interested in helping out with any of these projects or have another idea of what you would like to see in the space and can put yourself as a lead to make it happen, please contact our Facility Manager, Paul Anderson
Every other Wednesday, there will be a meeting of the Software Craftsman Guild in the space.
What is it?
Code katas, pair programming, retrospectives and discussions about the fine craft of software development.
Who is it for?
Anyone with an interest in software. Skill level is no barrier. If you’re fresh to programming you’ll be able to sit with experienced members and learn quickly.
What to bring?
All you need is a laptop. We will be pairing, which means we’ll be using 1/2 of the computers at any given time. But bring yours, if possible, to make sure we don’t run short and have a nice variety of dev environments.
As you may know, Hackforge runs on the awesome power of its volunteers. As chair of the volunteer group, it’s my job to let you know that there are some wonderful volunteer opportunities that might interest you:
Hackforge is putting forward an entry in w.a.v.e.s. that involves persistence of vision technology. It’s going involve doing an electronic build and if you’d like to be part of this project, let us know (doug at hackf.org).
Tech Talks are generally held in the space every other Thursday, and they are a great way to share what you know with a friendly audience that appreciates the technical struggles behind making things work. If you are interested in giving a Tech Talk, please contact Doug Satori (doug at hackf.org).