Code Next is a free computer science education program that meets Black, Latinx and Native high school students in their own communities and provides the skills and inspiration they need for long and rewarding careers in computer science-related fields. Recently, we announced the opening of our latest coding lab in the city of Detroit, specifically in the Corktown neighborhood, as part of a partnership with Ford at Michigan Central.

A Code Next Community Manager assesses the needs, goals and interests of our youth. The Community Manager collaborates and works along with teachers, mentors, parents, community organizations and a network of advisors, tutors, coaches and mentors, to put students on a path that leads them to become a tech leader. The Community Manager serves as a role model and coach for students to achieve their goals.

As a Community Manager you will work closely with the Site Coordinator, Coaches, youth, parents and community partners for the lab. The Community Manager must be able to work weekends and some evenings.

Hours: Full-time; Monday - Friday; 40 hours/week; Contract position


  • Act as a liaison between staff and Code Next Partnerships and Operations Manager. 
  • Create a community connected to the Code Next lab by connecting with local Detroit-based nonprofits, schools, and other tech companies within proximity. 
  • Connect with Google teams; Manage the process for Googler engagement with Code Next programs.
  • Serve as the face of Code Next in the local community.
  • Lead the lab operations, including leading a team of coaches, head coach, site coordinator and volunteers.
  • Work directly with students, teachers and parents to ensure that they are following our road map to success; identify areas of academic strength, leadership skills, program interest and motivation and weakness of students to help them complete the program successfully.
  • Follow up on student progress regularly, (e.g., organize the advisory process, monitor academic success, create and review progress reports/project completion, assess extra curricular projects, etc.)
  • Work with the Code Next Leads to create a path for students to develop their technical skills academically and practically through self-paced hands on learning and project work.


  • Have a solid understanding of the tech industry and/or have a connection to maker/developer communities
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Education, Social Work, Psychology, or related field
  • Management experience and/or academic advising experience preferred and a passion for working with underserved populations
  • Culturally competent to balance roles of coach, counselor, and advocate 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, bilingual English/Spanish preferred 
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated experience or interest in helping students transition into colleges and universities

If interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to