GitHub Developer Program Manager, Education Ecosystem

Posted on July 16th, 2019

GitHub Education launched in 2012 with the mission of helping the next generation of developers make their best work. 7 years later, the program has grown to meet the needs of university students, bootcamp learners and teachers at all levels. 

Now we seek a key role on the team to build bridges between GitHub Education and the rest of the technical ecosystem--a Program Manager to craft successful engagements with technology partners for the Student Developer Pack and GitHub Classroom. 

The GitHub Student Developer Pack is a bundle of the best developer tools, free for students. Premium companies like Stripe, AWS Education, Heroku and Digital Ocean partner with GitHub Education in order to help students learn real-world workflows. Since 2014, the Pack has served 1.5 million students, with a goal of serving millions more. 

GitHub Classroom helps teachers implement real-world workflows in their courses. Over 20,000 teachers have used Classroom to manage 250,000 unique assignments, distribute starter code, and monitor student progress. Classroom is an open source project with an active community of contributors.

As the Developer Program Manager for Education Ecosystem, you will work with partners throughout the lifecycle: engagement, contract terms, launch, and if need be, sunset.  

This role is vital to helping the next generation of developers succeed, and will report to the Director of GitHub Education.

We’re looking for someone with the following competencies: 

  • Experience in business development or partnerships at an enterprise level: you know the typical process, but you want to work in education 
  • Negotiation skills: you know how to craft a win/win contract
  • Manage customer relationships: you have a friendly but firm approach, your contacts like working with you, but you can hold them accountable to terms
  • Domain knowledge: you have in-depth knowledge of the technology landscape, and the related tools in the ecosystem
  • Empathy for developers: a background in software development is not required, but you will come up with strategies to leverage the benefits of each tool to help GitHub Education succeed
  • Excellent communication skills: whether it’s a conference talk or an email, you can craft a message that sticks

And it would be great if you also had these qualifications:

  • Participate in underserved communities: the next generation of developers who learn on GitHub will change technology, and you are connected to those people
  • Experience with asynchronous teams: we live, talk and type all over the world

Responsibilities:

  • Field inbound queries, liaise with the customer from contract terms to technical implementation
  • Hold quarterly check-ins with the partner, both to ensure smooth communication but also to identify opportunities for growth
  • Continually improve the process for efficiency and to a high degree of excellence
  • Work with the Program Managers for the Pack and Classroom to align partnerships with the roadmap for each product
  • Craft launch plans for new partnerships and own their execution--email campaigns, PR, blog posts, webinars
  • Travel to meet partners where they gather, on a global scale--around 25%

Who We Are:

GitHub is the developer company. Over 36 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.

Leadership Principles:

  • Customer Obsessed
  • Trust by Default
  • Ship to Learn
  • Own the Outcome
  • Growth Mindset
  • Global Product, Global Team
  • Anything is Possible
  • Practice Kindness 

Why You Should Join:

At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!

We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.

GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!

Where We Can Hire

Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner. 

 

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