Cause Areas

When

Mon Aug 01, 2016 - Mon Jul 31, 2017

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


About

Voices for Biodiversity, a nonprofit conservation electronic magazine (e-zine) that focuses on connecting people and other species so that all species survive and thrive together, is currently seeking two volunteer Co-Program Managers to tag-team managing our environmental organization. Each Co-Program Manager will oversee volunteers who are running the e-zine’s (1) Editorial board, (2) Production, (3) Outreach and social media, and (4) Human Resources. In addition, Co-Program Managers will conduct or oversee grant writing and fundraising. This opportunity will provide an unsurpassed introduction to digital conservation media publishing.

The positions/s are virtual and can be done from anywhere with reliable internet access.

We’re looking for outgoing, people-oriented candidates with:

 a passion for biodiversity and the environment

 strong management skills

 grant-writing skills

 a knack for networking

 familiarity with social media

 an ability to oversee fundraising (such as crowdsourcing)

The Co-Program Manager/s will have the opportunity to work closely with the co-managing editors of the magazine (one is based at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, and one is based in Florida) and the rest of the team, who live around the United States.

This is an amazing opportunity to learn how to run a conservation e-zine that shares the stories of people from around the globe in an effort to stop biodiversity loss.

Voices for Biodiversity’s mission is to collect and share the stories of those who usually would not be heard, such as non-experts, small conservation nonprofits, students, and indigenous peoples. We have been at the vanguard of digital publishing since 2009. Voices for Biodiversity was awarded the Anthropology in Media Award by the American Anthropological Association in 2014. It has also won the National Federation of Press Women award in 2015 and the New Mexico Press Women award in both 2015 and 2016. The organization has an informal affiliation with the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University.

The position begins August 1, 2016. A commitment of a minimum of 1 year is expected. Preference will be given to individuals who commit to 2 years. Each Co-Program Managerposition demands 5 hours per week. This is an unpaid position. We hope, but cannot guarantee, to pay a yearly stipend of $4,500 to each Co-Program Manager beginning after training is completed in September 2016.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • 5 hours per week
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