As the Knight-Mozilla OpenNews program reaches its 2012 stride, it’s time to grow the team to help achieve the scale we’re looking for. So we’re hiring a Community Manager.
The entire job listing is here on the Mozilla Jobvite page, but I wanted to give a little background on the person…
Are you passionate about community-led change and social entrepreneurship? Do you love sharing a good story in person, on blogs and through social media? Are you excited about the potential of crowdfunding (and you’ve probably chipped in to a couple of friends projects already)? Are you drawn…
Invisible Children (“IC”) is looking for a creative problem solver with a business, fashion merchandising, or social entrepreneurship background to manage the logistics and coordination of our Mend Program in northern Uganda. Mend is a social enterprise geared toward facilitating financial independence and development for women formerly abducted by the LRA. The program currently supports 22 seamstresses who use their tailoring skills to create unique, high-quality handbags. Each Mend product carries the name of the seamstress who made it and seams a personal connection between the products, their makers, and consumers.
This is an exciting time for Mend, as we are expanding the product line and increasing production, and we are looking for someone to drive this expansion. This person will work closely with the seamstresses and support staff to implement product-design, oversee soft goods production, coordinate with Headquarters in San Diego. The ideal candidate is both relationally and logistically minded, and loves working on a team. S/he is also driven, flexible and a strong communicator.
See if you’re qualified here.
I’m not sure what this pic has to do with leading tours abroad but I’ll roll with it anyhow.
Does sharing cultural and linguistic knowledge while leading groups on adventures abroad sound thrilling and rewarding? If so, one of these jobs could be your dream job.
The first is a temporary summer position perfect for the recent graduate with prior experience in developing countries and mentoring youth. The second position is for a more experienced professional with prior experience facilitating exchange programs and fluency in Portuguese.
Successful candidates are generally personable, quick thinking, adaptable, tenacious, with excellent communication skills in more than one language. If you fit that profile and you’ve got the skills required, get on it. These applications are open now.
Global Leadership Adventures Leader
The GLA Program Director is responsible for leading a group of 10 to 50 students through a life-changing service-learning journey. Each program has 1 or 2 Directors. Program Directors live alongside the students and have responsibility for the students 24 hours a day, 7 days a week while programs are in operation.
Brazil Team Leader
Global Citizen Year Field Teams oversee the design and implementation of Global Citizen Year Programs around the world. Their leadership is an integral part of every Fellow’s success, and their roles are both demanding and highly rewarding, calling upon an array of skills to meet routine – and not so routine – challenges that arise every day. Specifically, our Team Leaders have the unique opportunity to support a team of Fellows through a life-changing and deeply formative global “bridge year”.
So check your Facebook privacy settings. Make sure you’re LinkedIn is current and shows off any extra information you didn’t highlight on your resume. And if you have a Twitter account start posting links to articles or commentary that reflect your knowledge of the industry.
From World Learning jobs
Position Title: Youth Program Associate,
Location: Washington, D.C.
The overall goal of this program is to provide leadership exchanges for international high school students and adult mentors. Funded by U.S. Embassies or the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Youth Division these programs expose the participants to cross-cultural understanding, leadership development and an awareness of civic responsibility. Students travel to SIT Graduate Institute in Brattleboro, VT, University of Virginia or Washington, D.C. for their orientation, spend almost two weeks with host families throughout the United States and finish in Washington D.C. World Learning works closely with U.S. Embassies and State Department officials to manage the program, lead the workshops, and oversee the U.S. host community programs.
• Provide administrative support for the program;
• Prepare materials for the pre-departure orientation for participants;
• Manage travel and lodging arrangements for participants and staff;
• Work with other team members in all aspects of the workshops, including logistical, financial, and programmatic arrangements;
• Able to work long hours during youth program orientation and end-of-program workshops, when assigned;
• Maintain communication with participants to monitor their progress and act as liaison for questions and problems;
• Become familiar with World Learning staff travel and financial policies to help support temporary travel staff;
• Manage, track and reconcile program and staff expenses;
• Manage all logistics for the Washington, D.C. program;
• Maintain program information on webpage and blogs;
• Able to use social networking tools to communicate with participants and alumni;
• Coordinate and maintain alumni communication and activities;
• Provide assistance to Program Officer in all aspects of the program; and
• Handle other tasks as assigned.
Eligible candidates should have the following qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree in International Development or related field;
• Office work experience and strong computer skills, including Excel;
• Strong cross-cultural and communications skills;
• Detail oriented with excellent organizational ability;
• Significant International travel and cross-cultural experience;
• Energetic and strong team player; and
• Experience with international student programs, event management, or youth programming desirable
Candidates must submit their cover letter (stating salary history) and resume no later than October 28, 2011 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference “Youth Program Associate, VEP” in the subject line.
Full job link here.
You’ll often hear career coaches recommend attending a national conference to break into an industry or find a job. Yet national conferences, with travel and registration costs, are quite pricey. The high cost often leaves recent or unemployed grads out of the picture.
So here’s a helpful opportunity to get tips into the intercultural training and study abroad field at a reasonable, affordable price. The two women hosting bring loads of international experience to the event. And you may even meet some people to help you build your network!
Here’s what you get for your money ($29) (from their website)
- Live 1-hour teleclasses (full of tips and advice)
- Backchannel dialogue (perfect for Q & A and networking with your peers)
- Innovative resource lists that go beyond links to websites
- Call Recording that you can download and listen to at your convenience
- Access to the class web page that we’ll continue to update after the teleclass
- Honest answers to questions like: What’s a typical “day in the life”? What kind of training or education do I need? Where can I get this training? What are the best and worst things about this work? What kind of skills do I need? What are the travel opportunities? (and more…)
Register by Thurs to get a discount with the code VIP FALL.
If you attend write a summary about your experience. I’d love to learn how it worked for you.
The people at GOOD always seem to come up with the right stuff (and with that kind of a name they set high standards). Consider their awesome series The GOOD guide to Hustlin’ in which they cover stories about youth making the most of this crappy recession. They’ve got tips and tricks to help recent college grads who are learning that life post-college isn’t a one-size-fits-all gig.
Recently they wrote, Why the GAP year isn’t only for rich kids, a thorough article meant to get you inspired about GAP year possibilities:
In many parts of the world, young people break away from their academic and career tracks for something called a “gap year”—a couple of semesters of young adulthood dedicated to exploring the world. The concept of a gap year is different everywhere—in Europe, it’s often the year between high school and college; in Israel, it follows your obligatory term in the army. In the United States, taking a year off to travel in your late teens and twenties is still the exception, not the rule. When you turn 18, you’re expected to either work or go to college. Kids who travel instead are often passed off as spoiled rich kids, trustafarians, or flaky drifters.
And sometimes these stereotypes are true. But you don’t have to be a privileged hippie to save a few months of salary from a shitty job and stretch it out in a country where the cost of living is a fraction of what it is in the States. And contrary to what your skeptical parents might think, skipping town before you jump onto the career treadmill may help you get a real job easier than some mind-numbing office internship.
Read this article and get inspired. I’ve got 2 friends who are leaving next week on their GAP year. Another leaves in January (and yes, I’m totally jealous of their plans). They’ve spent the last 6 months saving and squirreling away tips and paychecks to make it happen. Two of my friends waited tables. Another quit her cushy insurance job for the trip. My point: It’s totally doable.
This author thinks so too. Here are her reasons for taking a GAP year:
You don’t need all that much cash to leave the scene.
You can end up saving money in the long run.
You’ll learn a marketable skill: another language.
Adventurousness helps get you a job, especially if you work on a project on your trip.
Read this post and think it over.
Startup jobs are hot. Startup jobs in a foreign country are even hotter. This one especially.
Got marketing skills? Flexibility? Creativity? Diverse skill set? Ability to hop on a plane to Berlin for the unknown? Then check.this.job.out.now.
iversity is a cross-over of a course management system and a social network. As of now, 11,000 users from around 80 higher education institutions are using the beta-version to organize courses or research projects.
So far course management systems have been closed, insular solutions. iversity’s mission is to connect people and content across institutional boundaries as well as to bring the open web onto its platform by integrating existing services over APIs.
To put it a little more passionately: we want to revolutionize academic collaboration!
- You are not just creative, but you are also able to get a deep sense of satisfaction from looking at an Excel-Sheet that is big enough to wrap Big Ben with and that still ‘just works’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5rlhEkmbc4)?
- You would like to be involved in rolling out a revolutionary and fun product in Europe and beyond?
- Ideally you have press contacts and first organizational and research experience, yet you are willing to put up with some grunt work as well (at this point we all have to be).
I friggin love Berlin. You want a city full of discovery and surprises? Cafes, beer gardens, creativity, picnics on the canal, kebabs, art, and superb public transportation? Affordable, unique housing? Berlin is it. And the city is a canvas for all things creative. Get the details here.
Deadline: August 20 (so get busy!)
Kickstarter, a nonprofit, social enterprise with a mission to lift millions of people in Africa out of poverty, is hiring for a Product Manager in Kenya. You’ve got to have serious business skills, a degree, French skills and financial modeling experience. If you’re not qualified, it’s worth taking a look to learn what it takes to work in these types of organizations and what skills you should be acquiring to land these jobs in the future. International jobs require specific skills and experience (and not just prior study abroad experience). To build towards them, you need to know what’s required of you. Reading job descriptions will help guide you. Here’s an overview:
KickStart is seeking a proactive and dynamic Product Management fellow whose overall purpose will be to help launch, oversee, and drive new product development in Kickstart. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to work with the Management team of KickStart to apply their knowledge and experience to make a difference in the lives of small-holder farmers across Africa. Plus, the successful applicant will also have a chance to work with multi-cultural teams and gain hands-on experience with a leading social enterprise. The ideal candidate will thrive in a fast paced, innovative work environment and experience working in a multi-cultural environment. This is a 6-9 months position based in KickStart’s Nairobi office in Kenya.
Skills, Experiences, and Competencies required:
• Product management or product marketing experience. Experience in new product hardware introduction (versus service offering) preferred
• Excellent interpersonal and communications skills - a complete team player
• Exceptional planning, organizational, and leadership capabilities
• Strong analytical skills including Microsoft Excel financial modeling skills
• Results/Performance Orientation - proven “self-starter”
• Ability to work in a dynamic and unstructured environment
• Technical background preferred - knowledge of mechanical engineering & manufacturing engineering theories useful
• Undergraduate degree required. MBA desirable
• Fluency in English required. Fluency in French or Kiswahili desirable
• Shares KickStart’s values and believes in its Mission
Here’s the link to all the details, including how to apply, on Kickstarter.