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Noele Flowers
Noele Flowers

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I want to help you become a community manager

Hey πŸ‘‹ This post is for any of the community-curious folks here in Community Club who may have joined this space to learn more about this career path, but aren't yet in a full time community role. I've seen some of y'all here talking about your goals to become a CM, and hearing that makes me so happy.

My path to working in community is a common oneβ€”I got into it by accident. I started my career as a high school teacher (choir), and when I found it wasn't for me, I decided I wanted to work at a tech startup. I found a role as a community manager at an ed tech company who were willing to take a chance on me with no experience, and then I learned on the job. It wasn't easy, and it took me years to feel confident and effective in what I was doing. The more I got to know other community managers, the more I realized how common this experience was.

But, as community has taken more of a center stage this past year, I've noticed changes to the job market as well. Companies are now looking to make community not an afterthought, but a central part of what they do, which means they're more invested in hiring experienced, knowledgable community managers. This is a really great thing for early-career job seekers because it means that if you have some experience or skills in community management right now, you are both very in-demand and have a lot of room for growth.

But, anyone who has ever changed careers knows there is a "viscous cycle" of getting your foot in the door in a new roleβ€”to get into a new field, you need experience, but to get experience, you have to first get into the field πŸ€¦β€β™€οΈ.

We built something to help with all of that, and it's called C School πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

C School is the first ever career-change program for community managers. It is a comprehensive, twelve-week program to help you gain skills and experience and ultimately get a job in a field where there's a lot of potential and a lot of power in the hands of job seekers.

If becoming a community manager is something you've considered, you can learn more and apply to join our first cohort here.

If you want a chance to ask questions about this program and career path live, heads up we're hosting two info sessions this week:

Tomorrow, Feb 23 @ 3pm EST

Wednesday, Feb 24 @12pm EST

If you have any questions about this program, you're also welcome to ask here via this thread πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

Discussion (3)

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Spencer Vail

Are there going to be future opportunities to join that are a bit more friendly on the MST/PST time zones?

Would love to do it, but can't swing it with the current timing.

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Noele Flowers Author

Hi Spencer! Glad to hear from you :) Can I ask what an ideal timeframe would be for you? Definitely considering future opportunities that are more open to different time zones as well as international folks.

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Kevin Raphael

The C-School is a lovely opportunity, I am currently based in the Caribbean, when you open to international applications, I would gladly apply