ABI.Local Program Manager

ABI.Local is our global network of locally organized communities that bring women technologists together online and in person at local events.

As the ABI.Local Program Manager you will work with ABI.Local assigned community leaders and internal ABI community management resources, business development, finance and marketing.

In this role you will work with the ABI systems and web team to develop and deploy a web platform that supports the needs of ABI.Local community  leaders, online community moderators and members of the community broadly.  You will work closely with the ABI.Local Community Manager to communicate in person and via the website with community leaders and to ensure performance of the program to goals. You will periodically meet with community leaders and others to assess their needs and recruit additional local leaders.  

You will also work directly with business development, finance and other internal ABI groups to promote the program, seek appropriate funding, and develop systems and aspects of the program to ensure that it is a social venture and self funding over time.  

As the Program Manager for the ABI.Local program your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

Program definition

  • Establish goals for ABI.Local within the context of the ABI Communities strategy including # of cities, target participants, engagement metrics, event targets and financial measures
  • Collaborate with business development team and ABI Communities Director to develop a self sustaining business and financial model for ABI.Local
  • Identify requirements for ABI.Local community  leaders (commitment, term, activities, etc) and any associated legal agreements. Recruit and manage community leaders based on these requirements in partnership with ABI.Local Community Manager
  • Identify requirements and process for launching new ABI.Local communities.  Establish plan for sustainable growth of the network and primary city and country targets.  Implement to plan.

Systems and processes

  • Identify and implement systems and processes required to scale the number of communities globally
  • Develop a menu of ABI.Local event offerings including integrated online services like event registration as well as branding and communications resources to support their implementation by the local volunteers.  This menu should include things like networking receptions, meet-ups, GHC viewing parties and GHC/1 events

Promote and build ABI.Local program

  • Collaborate with internal marketing, web, and social media teams to get the word out and promote the ABI.Local communities as the leading community for women technologists.  
  • Collaborate with and support the Systers team to coordinate activities and communications where appropriate
  • Build communities – work with the ABI.Local Community Manager to grow the number of ABI.Local communities and expand the number of participants within each community

Analysis & reporting

  • Identify and benchmark key impact measures for ABI.Local within the context of the ABI Communities strategy.
  • Work with ABI Communities Director and others to establish targets for key impact measures and lead team to achieve results
  • Report on impact and community metrics. Continually find ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher required, preferably in a technical field of study or equivalent work experience
  • Must be self-driven with the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented and self-sufficient environments
  • An advanced ability to track fiscal requirements at a detailed level
  • Experience using a variety of existing and emerging technologies to manage and scale local communities
  • Knowledge of diverse communities and how to foster individual community directions while growing common resources to be shared across communities
  • Direct involvement with and knowledge of the community of women technologists
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills required
  • Good listener, innovative problem solver, and strong analytical skills
  • Professional, versatile and collaborative with a committed work ethic
  • Dedication and passion for learning and communicating ABI’s mission and vision
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities while managing timelines, multiple tasks and deadlines effectively
  • Some travel will be required

This description is designed to outline primary duties, and job scope, but does not limit the employee nor the Anita Borg Institute to just the work identified.  Each Employee will offer his or her services wherever and whenever necessary to ensure ABI’s success.

Qualified candidates should apply at Application Portal.

About Anita Borg Institute

The Anita Borg Institute envisions a future where the people who imagine and build technology mirror the people and societies that use it. To achieve that vision we connect, inspire and guide women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology was founded in 1994 by renowned computer scientist Anita Borg, Ph.D. (1949-2003). Through our work every day, the Anita Borg Institute provides resources and programs that help industry, academia and government connect, inspire and guide women in computing to meet the growing global need for technology workers and to increase technological innovation. ABI programs inspire women technologists, foster community and provide tools to help them develop their careers. The Institute works with industry partners to make the global technology workplace more welcoming to women.