POSTED 5/8/2014 / START DATE - ASAP / INTERVIEWS - ROLLING ABOUT SCIENTISTA
The Scientista Foundation is an exciting new non-profit start up that empowers pre-professional women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) using media and online web platforms in innovative ways. We are the first organization to provide a centralized network and resources specifically targeted to the needs of college and graduate women in STEM on a national level.
Our goals include: 1. Increasing the visibility of women in STEM 2. Creating the largest network for college and graduate women in STEM 3. Creating content and resources that empower women to pursue careers in STEM
Since our launch in November 2011, we have over 15 chapters and affiliates across 11+ campuses, and have created partnerships with national women in science organizations. Our Facebook page has over 5k fans and reach an average of 50,000 people weekly!
- Are you excited about the power of social media and online communities? - Do sites like Meetup.com, Reddit, Facebook groups and the likes get you pumped? - Are you looking for a leadership position that will allow you to mobilize, connect, and empower thousands of women in science, technology, and engineering across the country?
We are looking for a web-savvy person to join the Scientista Foundation team as Online Community Manager! This exciting position will give you experience in product management, social media, writing, marketing, and more. Our desired candidate possesses clear communication skills, strong communication skills, an ability to recognize strong writing, and a passion for women in science issues.
As the Online Community Manager, you will be responsible for helping to launch our brand new series of online communities that will allow scientistas from all over the world to connect with one another. Responsibilities will include: - Helping to beta launch and develop a series of online community circles - Creating content and facilitating engagement on our online community circles - Managing a team of online regional organizers - Providing ideas and creative input as the product leader
Additional roles will include getting involved in the Scientista Foundation's social media presence, including our Facebook page (~6K followers), Twitter, Youtube channel, and Instagram.
We are looking for someone with a passion for social media and women in science and science student related issues. You will also be required to be readily responsive via email. Our ideal candidate will have the following qualifications: - Excellent communication skills and an ability to create catchy blurbs. - Strong writing voice that will appeal to millennials. - Great familiarity with at least two social media sites (either personal accounts or through a group) - Ability to work independently and as a part of a team.
COMPENSATION & WHAT YOU GAIN:
The position is an unpaid, volunteer position. Credit is available if offered through your school.
The position of Online Community Manager offers candidates a unique opportunity to join the national team of a high-energy non-profit start-up while gaining experience managing the launch of a new product. You will have the opportunity to work directly with the co-founders of The Scientista Foundation as well as the national team and board of advisors to shape the direction and brand of the Scientista Foundation online communities.
Previous editors, writers, and interns from The Scientista Foundation have gone on to work for publications like The Huffington Post and Levo League, and to attend prestigious graduate programs including numerous PhD and medical school programs, Stanford Law School and Harvard Law School.
* This is a part-time, remote position (you can work from anywhere). Those based in the New York area will have the opportunity to meet on a regular basis with the executive team.
* Minimum three month commitment. Strong preference will be given to those interested in continuing through the following academic year.
1. Please answer the following questions (~1-2 paragraphs each):
1. What experience do you have engaging with online communities or social media? This can be formally through a club or internship, or informally through personal use of social media/online discussion forums etc.
2. Please describe a past leadership experience.
3. Imagine you're launching a new online group and want to pose an ice-breaker to get people to engage... what do you say? (One to two examples are fine.)
4. What are three ideas that you have for features of an online community for women in science? These could be group discussion topics, event ideas
5. Why are you passionate about empowering women in science and engineering? What part of this position are you most excited about?
2. Resume OR link to your Linkedin Profile - We're not looking at GPAs here, but rather your experiences! Please emphasize any related experiences including leadership, social media, community organizing, etc.