Community Manager

  • Full-time
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Community

About Holberton School

Holberton School offers a two-year higher-education program to become a full-stack Software Engineer. Through project-based and peer learning, Holberton School’s students unleash their creativity and naturally learn how to work as a team to solve practical challenges.


Holberton is a revolutionary new type of software engineering school that "has no teachers, no lectures, and no upfront tuition" (Fast Company) and "helps inexperienced programmers land jobs at Apple" (CNN). It is not only disrupting the education landscape; it is literally changing the face of Silicon Valley. While the rest of the technology ecosystem struggles with diversity, Holberton school is 40 percent female and 53 percent minority (New York Times).

Our innovative project-based, hands-on educational model is supported by tech leaders Jeff Weiner (CEO of LinkedIn), Jerry Yang (founder of Yahoo!), and Solomon Hykes (founder of Docker). Students learn while tackling relevant real-world projects, supported by tech industry mentors. Our approach works: Holberton graduates land software engineering jobs at the most-competitive tech companies in the world -- not just Apple, but also Tesla, LinkedIn, and NASA -- complete with high starting salaries and an incredible network of tech leaders and peers.

Holberton opens up these coveted positions to a highly diverse set of high-potential students insufficiently served by traditional high schools and colleges and/or lacking the resources to attend pricey prestigious schools. R&B singer Ne-YO is so enthusiastic about our potential to bring more minorities into the tech sector that he joined the board of trustees (Business Insider).

Life at Holberton School

Holberton School provides a unique environment that enables a healthy balance of hard and enriching work, opportunities and support for career growth, and a strong sense of teamwork and community. This role will join an international environment where they will constantly be discussing ideas, learning new skills, and sharing their knowledge in a great location with a motivated team. Holberton School creates a place where people not only aspire to work at, but are inspired daily to stay.

Our employees describe our culture as:

  • Empowering, innovative, fun, fun, fun
  • Collaborative, team oriented, supportive
  • Great place to learn and grow
  • Passionate, hard working
  • Open, Transparent
  • Fast-paced

The work:

In working as a Community Manager, you will manage the external community of Holberton composed of mentors and corporate partners. Design, implement and develop the community growth. The work includes defining and executing on the outreach strategy, design the software tools, along with the product team, that will allow Holberton to manage its community at scale.

Holberton is on its way to become the largest trainer of Software Engineers in the US within the years to come. Our current San Francisco campus will be home to 1,000 students, our mentor community is 150+ strong and quickly growing.

Your specific duties:

  • Represent Holberton at external meetups and event
  • Recruit and manage our Mentors community
  • Recruit and manage our Corporate Partners community
  • Establish collaboration between students and our external community
  • Organize meetups and events at the school
  • Design and execute on the community growth strategy
  • Work along with the product team to build the tooling necessary to scale

Our ideal candidate has:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A strong ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • An ability to be proactive and prioritize in a changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • An understanding of the Tech industry
  • An interest in design software tools

Perks of Working at Holberton:

  • Be a part of the core team
  • Friday Team lunch
  • Unlimited Coffee
  • Flexible schedule
  • Network with influential Tech leaders