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Technical Program Manager - up to 22 hours per week for 12 months


Technical Program Manager - up to 22 hours per week

Mission: Catalyze SV’s mission is to engage community members, developers, & city leaders to envision and create sustainable, equitable & vibrant places for people in Silicon Valley.


Summary: Catalyze SV (CSV) and Code for San José (CfSJ) have formed a partnership to hire a part-time Technical Program Manager to be the point person leading the design of one or more innovative, technical community engagement tools for use by local governments in Silicon Valley.



  • ​Co-lead the strategy to plan and execute our community engagement technical tool (from initial focus groups and iterative design through usability testing and product implementation/advocacy).

  • Manage a team of CfSJ volunteers, including but not limited to user experience designers and software engineers. 

  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement and manage critical operational infrastructure like communication channels and agile planning tools.

  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the community, and integrate community feedback when identifying and driving complex product initiatives.

  • Drive the project forward with effective stakeholder meetings, expert partnership management, and superb communication with community partners, Code for San Jose, and Catalyze SV. 

  • Proactively assess risk and obtain consensus from stakeholders when developing and implementing processes related to the project.

  • Support the CSV/CfSJ management team with interpersonal communication, proactive problem solving and timely distribution of information.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • 1 year of experience working with product teams or programs from roadmapping through delivery

  • 1 year of experience working directly with product designers, UX researchers, and content strategists

  • Experience managing vendors and contractors

  • Experience using data to identify problems and communicate solutions

  • Knowledge of how local government operates

  • Commitment to the values of Catalyze SV and Code for San José (a brigade of Code for America)

  • Able to meet hard deadlines with thorough work

  • Display strong people skills & cultural competence when working with community groups

  • Able to work independently

  • Exhibit integrity and honesty when tracking your hours & work 

  • Bilingual in Spanish, Vietnamese, ASL or Mandarin is a plus


Supervision & Compensation: 

The Technical Program Manager will report to CSV’s Executive Director & Code for San José’s Captain during weekly joint check-ins. CSV is a fiscally-sponsored project of Social Good Fund (SGF). Thus, you’ll legally be an employee of SGF and governed by its employment policies (unless otherwise specified by CSV).


You will be paid $32/hour for a maximum 22 hours per week. You will be paid twice monthly. This position will not provide health care benefits or paid time off. CSV will provide a monthly transit stipend to you once in-person work returns. 


The individual in this role will work remotely until the pandemic subsides. Thereafter, it’s anticipated you can work part-time remotely & part-time in shared office space provided by CSV. As regular work hours will vary, this position allows for considerable flexibility in scheduling.


This will be a 12-month position. CSV is invested in your success and is committed to providing opportunities for professional growth & mentorship. Excellent work may be rewarded by one or more of the following:

  • A recommendation / professional reference for use in your career

  • Exploring future opportunities for you at CSV or elsewhere as your 12-month tenure winds down

  • Expanding your number of weekly hours 

  • Improving your job title

  • A spot bonus (for truly exceptional work)



CSV’s core values highlight our goal of building diverse, equitable & inclusive communities. That’s why we welcome folks of diverse or marginalized backgrounds & abilities to apply for this position!


Applications & Process: 

Please email a resume & 1-page cover letter to and by February 20, 2022, with “Technical Program Manager for Catalyze SV Role” in the subject. In your cover letter, please share with us why you would be a good fit for this position.


Applicants who proceed through to the end of the process can expect 4 steps before an offer:

  1. 30-minute phone screening w/ Code for San José’s Captain & CSV’s Executive Director

  2. 1-hour Zoom interview with CSV’s Executive Director and Code for San José’s Captain

  3. Performance task (w/ up to a week to complete it)

  4. CSV contacts 2 of your professional references & 1 personal one

Technical Program Manager
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