At Hack Club, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we're building a giant video game, but instead of being made out of bits and code, it's made out of teenagers. And instead of pushing players to get a high score, Hack Club helps teenagers learn to code, build the most meaningful friendships of their lives, and develop strong identities to become the future leaders our world needs.
Alongside the soccer players, theater kids, and band geeks, we aspire to create and foster a new type of high schooler: the teenage hacker. Our goal: to become as ubiquitous, as universal, and as culturally foundational for young people today as the Girl and Boy Scouts were 70 years ago.
You'd be our 6th full-time staff member. Your role would be to own and grow the Hack Club online community (11,000 high schoolers on our Slack).
This is not a normal job. You need to have a background in programming, but you should be obsessed about how to make things fun. How do you create a world with more depth and lore than Runescape? That has better feedback loops than Valorant? Is more social than Among Us? And more inclusive than Animal Crossing?
As head "world builder" of the Hack Club online universe, you'll work with our community to create the best and most inclusive place on the internet for technical teenagers.
A formal list of your responsibilities would be something like:
And a bit about what we suspect you'll be like:
We have an in-person office in Burlington, Vermont. We'd love if you came and joined us here. We're also OK with remote, but you'd need to come here fairly regularly post-COVID. We can help you relocate.
To apply, email us at email@example.com with "white rabbit" in the subject line. We don't think we'll be able to identify this person just by looking at their resume, so please include 300-400 words on your background relative to this role and why you're interested.
And last, some details on compensation. This role pays between $60K - $100K, depending on your experience. We offer healthcare and 4 weeks paid vacation.