Job Opening: Code Switch Project Management Mentor

Please note: We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Code Switch is looking for a project management mentor to support our first-ever virtual hackathon to disrupt inequity.

Since 2016, Code Switch has been an annual opportunity for community members, designers, developers, writers, artists, nonprofit professionals, and more to learn about ways to disrupt inequity in our society and co-create ideas for civic change. In the past, the hackathon has been a two-day event where participants hear from community experts, explore ideas, form teams, and work on projects to present at the end of the weekend. This year, we are launching the hackathon virtually — inviting teams to work on projects in September/October 2020.  We will pitch projects and form teams on the National Day of Civic Hacking, September 12, 2020.  We will hold a capstone celebration in late October where teams can show their work.

To help guide these projects and ensure their success, we are hiring paid interns to serve as project managers. We are also hiring a mentor to work directly with these project management interns, providing guidance and oversight during the hackathon.

The project manager will work with mentors for the following duties:

• Organize and lead weekly check-ins with the interns

• Communicate with the interns on an ongoing basis, answering their questions and ensuring that their projects are progressing successfully

• Provide informal instruction and resources on best practices for project management (experience with specific approaches, such as Agile and Scrum, is a plus)

• Review project plans, schedules, and other materials created by the interns, and give constructive feedback

• Check in periodically with project teams to ask for feedback on the interns’ work, and help raise any issues to the Code Switch organizing team

• Ensure that each intern is set up for success and is supporting their team effectively


Please plan to be available to:

• Attend weekly virtual meetings with interns to discuss progress and share ideas and questions

• Ideally, attend the Code Switch virtual kick-off event on September 12 to meet your team(s) and help kick off the projects

• Ideally, attend the presentation of projects in October and help recognize the interns as part of this final celebration

This position is funded through Tech For All, an initiative of the City of Saint Paul. Tech For All aims to accelerate Saint Paul’s economy by connecting residents of color and women to wealth-building job opportunities that are currently going unfilled, and by investing in tech-based education for Saint Paul’s future workforce, youth of color and girls. Tech For All centers racial and gender equity with a focus on engaging those who are not already engaged in the tech community. Through this program, the project management mentor will receive compensation of $25/hour.

Interested applicants should send a resume and brief statement of interest to