Gameheads, an Oakland-based tech training program, is seeking a motivated, reliable candidate with integrity and demonstrated commitment for working with students of color to serve as program manager of our award-winning program. Gameheads uses video game design, development and DevOps to develop diverse talent and bold new voices, train young people (ages 11-25) for the tech eco-system, and prepare them for college, career and civic life. Participants of Gameheads learn how to create, code and design games, building skills across a variety of disciplines from visual art, creative writing, design, programming, sound design, animation, game theory and history.
This position is a key role for our growing organization, and will work with over 150 budding game development students ages 15-25 across our Classic, LIVE and other programs. The Program Manager will be responsible for case management and co-managing activities, events, classes and day to day operations. The Program Manager must be knowledgeable in education and youth development best practices for low-income youth of color. Knowledge in several game design, development, DevOps or mixed media principles, such as design, storytelling, game theory, coding, design thinking, or animation is preferred.