Now Accepting Applications for 2015 NetSquared Regional Ambassadors

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Applications are now being accepted for our second cohort of NetSquared Regional Ambassadors. Net2-RegionalAmbassador-200x200badgeIf you’re interested in building your leadership skills, helping shape the direction of NetSquared, and want to help other Net2 organizers be their best please apply! We are accepting applications from all Net2 organizers until January 15. Find out more and apply at http://organizershandbook.wikispaces.com/Regional+Ambassadors.

Good luck!

What: Regional Ambassadors will be selected from the current NetSquared organizer community to serve as leads for their region and organize regional events. TSG will provide support for the regional events. Any organizer who is interested in applying may do so. Up to 5 Ambassadors will be selected.

Duties: The Regional Ambassadors will be expected to do the following:

  • Create a community of support for local organizers in your region by holding calls, answer questions, and being a mentor. Ambassadors are expected to reach out to their cohort at least once per month.
  • Help promote existing NetSquared groups in the region by helping organizers plan events, increase their reach and participate in theme months (Social Media September, Digital Storytelling, etc)
  • Identify potential new NetSquared organizers and work with the Net2 Community Manager to onboard them
  • Organize a regional face-to-face event. Funding will be provided for event costs* .(This could be tied to an existing event, or it could be stand-alone.)
  • Participate in quarterly conference call with other Net2 Ambassadors

Benefits:

  • Develop your leadership skills and network of contacts in your regional nonprofit tech community
  • Opportunity to participate in an expenses paid Net2 Ambassador face-to-face meeting/training to be held before NTEN’s annual NTC (to be held in Austin, TX March 2015)
  • Access to travel and education bursaries- a set amount (tbd) per year per Ambassador to be used for education and/or travel around technology and social change. There will be an application process for this.
  • Participate in NetSquared program design
  • Invitations to speak at conferences and events (as available)

Term: Ambassadorships will last from January 2015 to December 2015

Commitment: average of five to eight hours per month

How are Ambassadors Selected?
All NetSquared organizers are invited to apply for the program. Application form The application is open between now and January 15. A committee drawn from TSG staff worldwide will select the Ambassadors.
Criteria for selection will include:
 

  • Sustained and significant contribution to the NetSquared program (holding events for at least 1 year)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • Connections to the tech for social good sector in region
  • Ability to communicate clearly
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for the NetSquared mission

Please contact the NetSquared Community Manager with any questions.