Your Role Per Program
Coordinator Roles Per Program
One of the major responsbilities for Affiliate Coordinators is to promote the Aspirations in Computing Award for female students 9th - 12th grade and encourage their educators to apply for the NCWIT Educator Award. In addition to outreach and encouraging new applications from untapped regions, coordinators are responsible for:
- Organizing volunteers to help with outreach/promotion
- Working with your selection committee to select winners and honorable mentions for both awards
- Pursue financial support for your AiC Award Event, swag, and other meet-ups
- Plan your AiC Award Event
- Connect with non-recipients of the award
As a regional affiliate, making contact with college women directly may be difficult. You can work with the Academic Alliance member institutions in your region and remind them to encourage their students to apply. On the NCWIT web site there is an alphabetical list of all member institutions - https://www.ncwit.org/alliances/members/45. There is also a dynamic map that can be very useful in determining if the institution is located in your region - https://www.ncwit.org/academic-alliance-organizations
Affiliate Coordinators can be crucial in both encouraging their past award recipients to become Program Leaders, but also finding those adult mentors in the community who can serve as a Program Partner. Making these connections in your local area can mean the difference between a program missing the necessary requirements to apply and a successful foundation for an AspireIT program to succeed.
AiC Community members are supported by their peers, volunteers, and NCWIT Alliance member organizations who offer exclusive access to scholarships, internships, and professional work. Community members also give back to others by planning and leading computing experiences for middle school girls and high school women. These opportunities allow women of the Community to strengthen their leadership, technical, and entrepreneurial skills, further preparing and motivating them to participate in the computing workforce. To date, there are nearly 10,000 women in the AiC Community.