AIR - the Alliance for Innovative Regulation - is searching for a TechSprint Manager to support the development of our AIR Accelerator strategy and execute various TechSprint events.

As part of our efforts to drive innovation and further our mission of fair finance, AIR frequently produces TechSprints (hackathons), an innovation exercise where technologists and subject matter experts collaborate intensively for a short period of time to solve specific problems and code prototype solutions. TechSprints bring together disparate members of the financial and regulatory ecosystem to solve intractable problems that no single stakeholder can solve on its own.

You can apply by emailing your resume to Lexi Frazier:

Job Description:

Our fast growing nonprofit is seeking a dynamic, detail-oriented project manager to join our small but mighty team. The TechSprint Manager will collaborate with a variety of global partners to plan and execute individual TechSprints. Successful TechSprint execution requires a combination of strategic thinking, relationship building, and detailed project management skills. The Manager will work with partners on end-to-end delivery including: organize brainstorming sessions with partners to identify goals, scope and problem statements; draft and refine problem statements; identify data requirements and sources; select and set up various technical platforms; recruit and communicate with participants; and produce the events. TechSprints usually culminate in a Demo Day where the competing teams present their prototypes to a panel of judges. Producing the Demo Day often includes hosting a conference or webinar, as well as recruiting and managing speakers and judges.

TechSprints can be held either in-person or virtually, and the candidate should be prepared to operate in either environment.

This Manager will also help the AIR team to refine our TechSprint strategy including the development of tools and resources that assist us in guiding clients through the TechSprint planning process, as well as enabling us to elevate the quality and efficiency of the events we produce.

This position reports to the Director, Global TechSprint Strategy.

Key Responsibilities:

● Work with partners to guide them through the process of planning and hosting a TechSprint - taking an instructional approach so that they can execute a future TechSprint on their own

● Manage sprint projects including establishing governance, leading regular meetings, and maintaining a detailed project plan

● Draft and refine problem statements which meet the partner’s goals and serve as the foundation of the TechSprint

● Work with data and technical platforms which will be available to TechSprint participants

● Recruit and manage TechSprint participants, including hackers, experts, judges and speakers

● Work with the broader AIR team to develop and execute communications including invitations, emails, presentations, forms, surveys, and social media

● Communicate with leaders, teammates and clients to ensure alignment and execution

Requirements and Qualifications:

● Highly organized project management skills

● Detail oriented with a propensity for documentation (project plans, meeting notes, etc.)

● Results-driven with relentless follow through mentality

● Exceptional written and verbal communications with the ability to explain complex concepts clearly, provide direction, and lead team meetings

● Ability to adjust work and communication style to match that of various partners, flexing to address a variety of team, organizational, and geographical cultures

● Willingness to take on any task, large or small - AIR is a small nonprofit, teamwork is essential

● Knowledge of collaboration tools (Google Suite, Slack, Asana, etc.) with enthusiasm for exploring and incorporating new tools

● Ability and desire to work autonomously

● Ability to thrive in a rapidly-growing organization and in at at-home work environment

● Technology or fintech background not required but highly desirable

● Technology or fintech background not required but highly desirable


Salary commensurate with experience

Healthcare coverage

Primarily a work from home position, with occasional travel as needed

Retirement plans

Flexible time off

You can apply by emailing your resume to Lexi Frazier:  

About AIR:

AIR is a global non-profit that is helping build a fair financial system by promoting use of responsible technology to enhance the financial health of consumers and small businesses. AIR believes the financial industry and its regulators can use ‘technology for good’ to advance financial consumer protection and inclusion, gender and racial equity, green finance and curtailment of crimes like human trafficking, in the US and globally. Founded by Jo Ann Barefoot and David Ehrich, AIR is helping to modernize financial regulation through digital technology, to advance the goal of fair finance.