Phoenix: XPrize for Literacy, Help Solve the Literacy Crisis as Wordpress Webmaster


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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Mostly onlinePhoenix, AZ 85006


About

Have you ever wanted to do something AMAZING to change the world but didn't know where to start? Here is an opportunity to help underprivileged children, to help under-served children, to help ALL children and to help adults who can't read. You can be a part of an amazing convergence of forces that is about to change the literacy paradigm in the United States. The Barbara Bush Foundation is sponsoring a $7million XPrize for Adult Literacy to incent teams from around the world to develop solutions to the literacy crisis in America. The American Youth Literacy Foundation is 100% committed to winning this competition utilizing a revolutionary reading curriculum that we have been field testing for 7 years and that we believe will fundamentally improve the way reading is taught in America's public schools. Currently we are able to teach children how to read in less than 12 hours! The xprize rules require an android based tablet based application that teaches illiterate adults how to read without any teacher or adult intervention. Our mission over the next 18 months is to build this application, adapting our reading curriculum to a digital format, testing in real world learning laboratories, creating new curriculum, and managing a team of people to bring this app to fruition. You can be an integral part of this mission! We are looking for 1 person who can help manage our website in Wordpress, continue to add functionality, liason with internal and external database experts, help us optimize a social media presence, upload videos and graphics, create members only functionality where our team members can collaborate in real time and add other modules and capabilities. We are looking for someone with extensive Wordpress experience who embrace this format. We need an individual with exceptional verbal communication skills, project coordination skills, and willingness to collaborate virtually with our nationwide team members. No task is too large or to small for this position. whether we need a typo fixed or an entire module added, we will need someone who understands the importance of each. You can make a huge difference in helping us solve the literacy crisis by joining our XPrize team. This is going to be an incredibly exciting and rewarding experience for a group of now 19 people and counting who want to take part in a rare opportunity to create real change in the education rhealm. If this is something that you feel passionate about and want to get involved in then please reply today. We need your help. Your contribution could make a huge difference. Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you : )

Skills

  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
  • Website Project Management
  • Website Programming
  • Web Design / UX
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 21
  • 1 hour/day
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