Applications are now being accepted for our next cohort of NetSquared Regional Ambassadors.
The NetSquared Ambassadors are a group of senior NetSquared leaders who offer their support to other Net2 co-organizers in their country/region. The Ambassador program has been instrumental in the growth of NetSquared and in 2016 we plan on expanding the program from four Ambassadors to at least eight. This will allow us to offer Ambassador support to almost all NetSquared organizers globally. :-)
If 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 17. Find out more and apply at http://organizershandbook.wikispaces.com/Regional+Ambassadors.
What: Regional Ambassadors will be selected from the NetSquared organizer community to serve as leads for their region. Any active organizer, including current and past Regional Ambassadors, who are interested in applying may do so. Up to 8 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, answering 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
Participate in quarterly conference call with other Net2 Ambassadors
Depending on funding availability, Ambassadors may also be invited to host a regional face-to-face event.
Develop your leadership skills and network of contacts in your regional nonprofit tech community
Participate in NetSquared program design
Invitations to speak at conferences and events (as available)
There may also be an opportunity to participate in an expenses paid Net2 Ambassador meeting/training to be held before NTEN’s annual NTC (to be held in San Jose, CA March 2016). There is limited funding for this and we will prioritized new Ambassadors who have not previously received travel bursaries.
Term: Ambassadorships will last from February 2016 to December 2016
How are Ambassadors Selected?
All NetSquared organizers are invited to apply for the program. Apply now! The application is open between now and January 15. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for a follow-up interview in mid January. A committee drawn from TechSoup staff 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.