Posted on July 20, 2012
Programs and Communications Manager
World Wide Workshop
World Wide Workshop - Programs and Communications Manager
The World Wide Workshop 501(c)(3) (www.worldwideworkshop.org) seeks to hire a Programs and Communications Manager to join an innovative and entrepreneurial team dedicated to transforming education with social media technology and game design. The position is based in NYC and reports to the President.
About the Position
The full-time Programs and Communications Manager ("PCM") will manage and coordinate initiatives for the World Wide Workshop (the Workshop), a nonprofit organization that invents social media and digital technology applications to help youth and educators from technologically and economically disadvantaged communities participate as leaders in the global knowledge economy.
PCM will manage all communications initiatives and will coordinate annual competitions and awards programs for Globaloria, a social network for learning in which youth and educators (grades 5-12) design and program educational and social issue videogames. PCM will also coordinate and interface with the Workshop’s research and other external partners.
The successful candidate will have 2-5 years of professional experience and a passion for empowering and inspiring learners, with a strong orientation for detail and demonstrated experience in administrative management. This person will both be able to manage others and provide strategic vision, as well as be excited by and willing to be a part of the hands-on implementation.
Competitions and Awards Management
- Manage operations and implementation of annual Globaloria student game design competitions and award ceremonies
- Manage operations and implementation of annual Globaloria Leadership and Educator Inspiration Awards and ceremonies
- Provide virtual customer support to educators and students via email and web-based systems
- Acquire and distribute prizes for competitions and ceremonies
Research Partner Management
- Manage program operations and quality of the National Globaloria Research Partners Network, including new and potential partners and projects
- Develop and manage organizational communications calendar
- Manage and write original content for the Workshop’s monthly newsletter and website
- Oversee development of and create press releases and media advisories; maintain digital press kit
- Manage and conduct media outreach
- Ensure that social media content is regularly updated and aligned with the Workshop’s organizational messaging
- Manage special projects and initiatives for president such as conference proposals and applications for awards and competitions
- Energetic, detail oriented thinker who thrives in a startup environment
- 2-5 years of experience in a professional position
- Excellent communication, writing and people skills
- Ability to set priorities, multi-task, and get others to meet deadlines
- Ability to quickly learn and master new knowledge and skills
- Ability to work well independently and with a team
- Interest in education reform, technology and belief in the organization’s mission
- Ability and desire to work with a diverse group of educators and students, primarily online
- Experience using Twitter, Facebook and blogs
- Working knowledge of MS Office tools (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and Google Apps and Docs
- Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (especially Flash and Photoshop) is a plus
- BA/BS in related field, Master’s Degree a plus
About World Wide Workshop
We invent social media and digital technology applications to help youth and educators develop critical skills and knowledge to participate and contribute as leaders in the new global knowledge economy. Our programs, led by our signature innovation, Globaloria (www.Globaloria.org), empower educators to manage and master blended learning classrooms that help children learn essential 21st century skills like communication and collaboration, and build deep knowledge in STEM and global issues. Through our work with states, counties, communities, districts and directly with schools, we work to bridge the digital divide by cultivating engagement in 21st century learning and problem solving among all students, particularly those in economically underserved communities. Globaloria uses digital media to make learning transformative, fun and personalized for educators and youth, alike.
Our operational structure is set up to maximize potential impact in program sites. From our main office in New York City we maintain a lean, agile and virtual staff guided by the leadership of a core team and supported by tech and design consultants and a national network of researchers.
Please email cover letter, resume and references in one document to: jobs@WorldWideWorkshop.org
The World Wide Workshop is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.