Community Lead, Student and Alumni Experience

| Chicago

About the Role
Community Leads are integral to the admissions process, student experience, and operational excellence of our Flatiron School campuses.
● Alongside other Community Leads, you will support the Campus Director to enable our students to create their career.
● In this role, your primary focus will be Student and Alumni Experience. You will be measured on your ability to build a positive student community and cultivate a strong alumni network in line with weekly and monthly targets through events, local marketing initiatives, and partnerships, supported by the Campus Director and the Director of Student Experience.
Key Responsibilities
● Produce events that drive a positive student community
● Ensure all stakeholders are looped into student and alumni events happening on campus
● Be the student ombudsperson. Advocate for the emotional and physical requests of our students
● Be the point of contact for student concerns. This is both for feedback as well as using your emotional intelligence to show students how to be successful during the program
● Administer and analyze feedback surveys. You will work with the Senior Program Manager to use that information to learn how the program can improve
● Cultivate and lead the local alumni network to develop brand ambassadors and identify career opportunities for current and future alumni
● Keep track of student and alumni rosters, calendars, communication lists and more
● Support the Campus Director in making strategic decisions regarding the operational performance of the campus
● Support the development and management of team members, including Technical Coaching Fellows

Experience & Requirements
● 2+ years experience working with students, engaging a technical audience, or building alumni communities
● Fluent local language and understanding of local culture required
● Excellent interpersonal and networking skills
● Strong verbal and written communication skills
● Strong organization skills with the ability to multitask projects through from start to finish
● Ability to run evening events twice per week
● Passion and understanding for entrepreneurial communities

Critical Competencies for Success
● You do what you love!
● Credibility is earned at Flatiron School through execution and getting things done.
● You get into the details and deliver results under highest expectations on time and quality.
● Be ready to get hands-on with all aspects of the daily needs. The buck stops with you.
● Pragmatism and outcomes orientation are valued and lead to wins.
● You thrive in a fast-paced environment.
● You have the flexibility to think outside the box.
● You have the ability to foresee and identify needs of the team.
● You take an innovator and creator’s approach to any issues that may arise.
● There is no room for “I” at Flatiron School. Every role and individual is in the organization to serve “We”.
● Builds trust across the organization by being a good listener and inclusively soliciting input.
● You are open to new and innovative solutions.
● You must present well and communicate clearly and effectively to upper management and internal departments.
● You’re willing to adjust course when appropriate new ideas or objections are raised.
● You love working with people!

About Flatiron School

Flatiron School teaches passionate, creative people how to code. We’ve been teaching since 2012, and now we’re developing software and programs to bring our successful curriculum to more students. We are more than just a school — we are a team of mission-driven individuals trying to align education with reality.

Over our five years as a school, we’ve helped over one thousand students learn to code and launch careers in tech. To achieve these outcomes, we’ve never let ourselves stop growing – we’ve constantly iterated on our curriculum, evolved our teaching techniques, and created technology to improve our students’ learning experience.

For the next step in our growth, Flatiron School has joined the WeWork family. In WeWork, we’ve found a partner who shares the mission we’ve had since the beginning: to enable passionate people to learn the skills they need to pursue careers and lives they love. And that mission won’t change. As part of WeWork, we look forward to working together to expand our in-person and online programs and further increase accessibility to our transformative education.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries


Located just blocks away from the Chicago River. Commuting is a breeze with several major bus lines and ample parking nearby.

An Insider's view of Flatiron School

How does your team reward individual success?

We acknowledge wins on our team all the time! Since we work so closely as a team, one person's success is actually the whole team's. It could be as simple as a Slack message to the team or sharing the news on a regional level so that it's acknowledged at the next all-company meeting.


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What projects are you most excited about?

I’m excited about working with students and instructors alike as we cook up ways for designers, data scientists, and software engineers to collaborate with one another. I want our graduates to leave our school with experience communicating and building things on an interdisciplinary team, so they can confidently launch a new career in tech.


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What is your vision for the company?

To bring accessibility to tech education, to leverage our resources to retrain and up-skill Chicago talent, to deepen our standing as a market leader in technology, and to create meaningful relationships within the Chicago community through business, governmental and philanthropic partnerships that drive actionable change.


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What makes someone successful on your team?

Any successful member of our team needs to be adaptable and flexible. No two classes are alike, and the strategies that worked last time might not work this time. You need to be able to change your attitude and methods on the fly to make sure that your students get the possible education you can give them.


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What are Flatiron School Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Highly diverse management team
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Happy Hours
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