Project Manager Volunteer

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


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


This person or persons will be responsible for ensuring that the operational goals of the Palisadoes Foundation’s Calico Challenge are met. This recurring project, with an established schedule, that is entering its second year.

About Palisadoes

The Palisadoes Foundation LLC is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization registered in California. It was conceived by a group of Jamaican technology professionals interested in assisting in the continued development new and existing technologies in Jamaica.

Palisadoes focuses on the field of software engineering eduction. The field is a growing extension of Jamaica's successful call center service sector. A workforce educated with the required skills is important in the development of any modern economy. Fortunately, many of the required tools and educational materials are freely available on the Internet. Access to mentors is facilitated by web conferencing too.

About the Calico Challenge

The annual Calico Challenge, run by the Palisadoes Foundation in collaboration with the Jamaica Computer Society, takes advantage of this access to provide stipends for students to participate in international open source projects under the guidance of a mentor.

Responsibilities and Duties

  1. Attend weekly coordination calls with the Jamaican university engineering and computer science student bodies . Ensure that action items are being completed on time by the attendees.

  2. Update student, mentor and principal donor participation agreements to be both readable and conforming with expected norms.

  3. Ensure that relevant participation documentation are signed and archived.

  4. Adjust the annual Calico Challenge calendar for the subsequent year and ensure the schedule goals are maintained.

Required Knowledge, Proven Skills and Abilities

  1. Three years project management experience

  2. Strong verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal skills.

  3. Well organized, careful attention to detail

  4. Ability to work independently and with a team.

  5. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel programs.


  • IT Management
  • Program Management
  • Executive Admin
  • Administrative Support

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Requirements & Commitment

  • 2-4 hours / week

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