Program Assistant

Program Assistant

CodeNow is a fast growing non-profit focused on teaching underrepresented high school students foundational skills in computer programming. This is essential because it lowers the barriers normally associated with technology by opening the door at an early age when youth are just beginning to explore options and opportunities. Earlier this year CodeNow participated in YCombinator as part of their first batch of Nonprofits. CodeNow is based in New York City with programs in the Bay Area, DC, and Miami. We have  been featured in TechCrunch, Fast Company, VentureBeat, WSJ, and The White House Blog among other publications. For additional information on what we do, please visit

CodeNow is looking for a NYC-based Program Assistant with a strong work ethic, excellent communication skills, and an entrepreneurial spirit. This individual will be responsible for assisting with workshop coordination, including logistics and student recruitment, as well as supporting with research projects and content creation. The Program Assistant will also provide administrative and expense management support to CodeNow’s founder. Ideal candidates will have experience managing social media platforms in a professional capacity. Applicants should be individuals who thrive in fast-paced environments and are committed to our mission. There is room for growth with this position.


  • 1+ years’ work experience

  • Strong writing, proofreading, and research skills

  • Experience with content creation for social media platforms

  • Demonstrated success with coordinating meetings, travel arrangements and calendar management

  • Comfortable working on multiple projects at any given time

  • Able to work weekends (when our workshops are held)

  • Willingness to travel (up to 25%)


  • Previous experience as a teacher

  • Curiosity to learn about the tech sector

  • Prior supporting role in events management

  • Experience with social media campaigns

  • Experience managing Facebook groups

Submit resume and cover letter, which includes a few sentences on why you personally care about our mission and why you would be a good fit for the position. Salary is competitive.  Include salary requirements in your cover letter. Be prepared to provide a writing sample and give two recommendations if requested. Application deadline is December 15. In the subject line, please list the position you are applying for. Email