We are excited to announce our network leadership positions for 2012/13! Check out these amazing opportunities to get involved as we demand a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world. Openings range from leading our student network, to maintaining our social media presence, to editing our blog. All positions are open to those who’ve been involved in AIDemocracy previously, as well as those just joining us!
Please find information on the following positions, below:
- Network Coordinators
- Social Media Team
- Issue Analysts
- Campaign / Action Team
- Advisory Board
Network Coordinators / Leadership Team:
Commitment: 15-20 hours/month
Overview: Network Coordinators play a critical strategic and hands-on role in the network. First, they will work with our Advisory Boards to identify and implement strategy. Second, they will provide direct support to members of the various implementing teams; each Coordinator will likely take responsibility for one of the various teams, reporting back on progress to the full Coordination team.This is a fantastic opportunity to build leadership, communications, strategic planning and campaign skills. This position is open to all youth, including those who have not had direct experience in this type of position before.
- Plan and implement network strategy, in collaboration with Advisory Boards and teams.
- Work with members of the action, blog and journal teams to craft and implement semester work plans.
- Monitor and evaluate success.
- Spearhead network growth and recruitment.
Social Media Team:
Commitment: 10-12 hours/month
Overview: The social media team will lead conversations around US global engagement and the power of youth on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and other social media. The team plays a critical role ensuring that we’re active participants in broader conversations around youth, development, US foreign policy and more. This is a fantastic opportunity to build communications and social media skills. This position is open to all youth, including those who have not had direct experience in this type of position before.
- Identify strong content, both on an ongoing and a one-time basis. Individual team members may take responsibility for specific elements or tools (for example, tweeting).
- Draft engagement strategies for each tool, including content, frequency and evaluation.
- Take lead on posting relevant content and supporting conversations. Ideally, social media team will have their finger on the pulse of online conversations.
- Take lead on growing online community.
Commitment: 3 posts/month
Overview: Issue Analysts fuel conversation around the US role in the world and the power of youth. Analysts cover specific issues or beats, for example the UN or Syria, and are expected to write 3 posts/month (applicants for this position should please propose angles or issues they’d like to cover. Need ideas? Let us know – we have lots!). Although previous blogging experience isn’t necessary, successful candidates should be able to tell a story and engage their peers around global issues.
- Work with campaigns team to identify specific content / angles.
- Write at least 3 posts/month, tying current events to the US role in the world and the power of youth.
Editor (website and journal):
Commitment: 20 hours/semester
Overview: Support the AIDemocracy blog and/or journal. Editors aren’t just proofreaders, they play a critical role in developing content and thereby steering conversations at the national level. For example the journal editors must identify themes, guest writers, and more.
Responsibilities: (Note: these are two separate editor positions!)
- Blog editors: Work with editorial team to divide responsibilities for editing approximately 30 blog posts/month. Ensure strong titles, compelling language, and core elements are included in each post.
- Journal editors: Source content discussing youth role in building a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world, and/or the power of youth in creating one. Additional responsibilities include recruiting writers from within the AIDemocracy network and beyond, working with authors to finalize compelling pieces, and crafting volumes that are unique, original and fun to read.
Campaign / Action Team:
Commitment: 15 hours/semester
Overview: Harness network interest in building a more peaceful, healthy, just and sustainable world into action via network-wide campaigns and actions every semester. This is an exciting position for people who want to organize their peers, plan fun and impactful actions, and hone their campaign skills.
- Work with other leaders and partners to identify priorities for the semester.
- Craft fun and impactful network-wide actions every semester, online and face-to-face, and at the national and campus levels. For example, the plan our work around World Food Day, from what we’ll do/say to our members of Congress, to what students can do on their campuses.
- Oversee and implement special campaigns, including Activista.
- Recruit individuals, leaders and schools interested in participating in actions, and / or leading campaigns.
Who: Existing leaders / active members in the AIDemocracy network
Commitment: 6-8 hours/month
Overview: The Advisory Board will support the Network Coordinators, above, and support strategy development. They will have a particular emphasis on branding, partnerships and fundraising. This is an exciting opportunity for a proven student leader who wants to serve as a mentor and support to his/her peers. This position is only open to individuals who have previously held a position with AIDemocracy at the national or campus levels.
TO APPLY FOR ANY OF THESE POSITIONS: Please send a short statement about why you’re interested in any of these positions to email@example.com by August 14. Be sure to include relevant skills and experiences. Interviews will take place in the third week of August, and positions finalized by August 27. These are all virtual volunteer positions open to youth in the US.
Questions? Contact us at opportunities@Aidemocracy.org.