Ashoka’s Changemakers is looking for innovative candidates to join its growing team. Changemakers, an initiative of Ashoka, focuses on scaling-up high-impact social innovations to tackle the world’s most pressing issues, from human trafficking to climate change.
The community connects social innovators, who are often isolated, to peers, providing a platform to spread their ideas and increase the rate of innovation. These innovators are then connected to investors and other supporters through the Changemakers Collaborative Competitions, which to date have surfaced more than 1,400 social innovations from more than 100 countries and introduced them to investors such as the Gates, Nike, Ford, MacArthur, and Robert Wood Johnson Foundations.
The Changemakers Team is seeking persons for its staff who can identify needs in the social change sector and turn them into opportunities for Changemakers.net and its network. We want staff who can balance highly creative, entrepreneurial thinking with getting the job done.
Ideal staff candidates are knowledgeable and passionate about social entrepreneurship, systems-changing ideas, and the global power of the Internet to mobilize citizens in changing the world. They are also curious, witty, detail-oriented, and “in-the-trenches” hard working.
Immediate roles to be filled include:
Webmaster / Leader: This position is responsible for executing and maintaining Changemakers.net web technology strategy. It requires three to five years of experience creating website pages using mark up languages, and experience with PHP and Drupal. Responsibilities include: day-to-day management of Changemakers.net; maintaining common content management with Ashoka’s information technologies; producing basic graphics and working with graphic designers; and creating and implementing new ideas for increased user activity and impact. Qualifications: Experience coordinating Internet Site administration such as web publishing, maintenance, graphic design and digital editing, brand management, online communications, and online community building. Knowledge of Photoshop and other graphics software is required. Candidate will also possess solid communication skills and the technical and creative skills necessary to implement Changemakers’s digital strategies and applications. Candidate must be passionate and informed about social change and the potential of the Internet to dramatically increase the creation of and connections between social change communities via the Internet. Applicants should be prepared to present their portfolio of past accomplishments and demonstrate their management abilities. Full-time exempt position with benefits; salary depends on experience. Position based in Washington, DC. Please email a resume and short cover letter to email@example.com.
Community Marketer: Integrates Changemakers' past, current, and future global audience into an ongoing action-oriented community through creative outreach. Must be a sophisticated connector who can integrate highly creative marketing techniques with old-fashioned direct outreach. Will also manage international marketing campaigns and deal with high-level contacts and relationships. Location is flexible.
Salaries are commensurate with experience. Applications accepted until July 30, 2007.