TechSoup is looking for a Community Builder. You don't really need experience on the high steel, but there are a number of other competencies that would come in extremely handy.
The Net² Community Builder will be focused on building and engaging a team of volunteers from within and outside of the Net² community and will ensure that TechSoup staff (100 of â€˜em) have an opportunity to contribute to the event.
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We want to engage a variety of motivated individuals to act as a Volunteer Corps -- tagging the web, organizing content on the site, writing stories, assisting organizations to set up blogs, podcasts, etc.
Have prior experience creating an online volunteer program
Must be comfortable navigating the web to identify leaders and potential volunteers
Communicate ideas clearly and convincingly, both in writing and in person
Versed in 2.0 dribble and various web tools (Flickr, tagging, blogging, technorati, yoddie, etc.)
Will stubbornly advocate for us to distribute the Net² team's work to your volunteer corps
Love trouble-shooting and solving complex problems
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It would be great if you:
have worked with or for nonprofits in the past
can point us to your blog that shows us examples of your interests and work
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Some Phase I to-do's:
Identify and define volunteer objectives
Create key tasks and milestones for program
Execute a strategic program that engages the skills and energy of our various supporters in the NPO community and beyond
Manage volunteer communities and focus teams to deliver on Net² goals
Work closely with core event team to build an Ambassador Corps of high-profile technologists and thinkers who are armed with materials to spread the word about Net² to their networks
Create and deploy digital (and other) collateral for various segments (administrators, engineers, marketers, ambassadors, etc.) of Volunteer Corps
Ensure volunteers and supporters have opportunity to engage event on multiple-platforms (personal blogs, flickr, meetup, etc.)
The Community Builder will be responsible for maximizing the number of people who are aware of the April 2006 Net² Event and maximizing the number of people who participate in its planning and execution. This person selected for the position will work on this project part-time, 20 hours per week, though additional work may be added as deemed necessary to the project.
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Send your resume -- or better yet, a brief description of why you're the right person for this -- to Billy Bicket at TechSoup (please leave that subject line in place).