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Localization Project Manager

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Translation Commons

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The Translation Commons Localization Group is looking for volunteer remote Localization Project Managers to coordinate localization projects to ensure consistency, quality, and efficient turnaround of deliverables . This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise with less experienced volunteers. If chosen for this role, your name will be placed in the list of contributors to the translated document alongside other professionals.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include: .

  • Working with the Account Managers to establish the scope of project, including project type and schedule;
  • Preparing and formatting project files, when necessary;
  • Working with Language Leads to determine which language professionals are the right fit for the project;
  • Coordinating and hosting project kickoff meetings so there is an opportunity to answer questions before project start;
  • Creating and documenting all project info where necessary (Translation Management System, Google Drive);
  • Coordinating meetings with the language professionals to gauge progress and answer questions;
  • Recording all issues and troubleshoot solutions when possible;
  • Proactively communicate with project members to ensure they are given all necessary tools and permissions to do their job well;
  • Acting as liaison between your team and the broader group;
  • Enabling, encouraging, and driving the team.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:

  • A "go-getter" attitude and the ability to take initiative to drive projects;
  • Able to identify problems and to use your creativity and initiative to solve them;
  • Strong project management, communication skills, and attention to detail;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week;
  • Background in managing groups and experience with project management tools or TMS highly desired

After applying, the candidate will be asked to participate in a short virtual interview.

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About Translation Commons



Mission Statement

We believe in the power of language to... - share knowledge and sustain cultures, - change the lives of our volunteers, - provide professional opportunities.


Translation Commons is a non-profit volunteer community of language lovers, professionals and technologists. We provide a roadmap and create resources for a digital ecosystem where all languages have equal access and speakers can pursue educational, cultural and economic opportunities.
We are partners to the International Year of Indigenous Languages, a UNESCO initiative, and are creating resources for the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, 2022-2032, making language rights a reality for all people! Our Language Digitization Initiative is enabling many languages to get their script online and partake to digital opportunities.
Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our community.
Their passion for language and their expertise in technology are the cornerstones of all our initiatives. Our activities are centered around career paths that volunteers can engage, experience and practice.
Our platform offers over 40 free language related tools. Our courses and resources include a variety of language topics, all created by our volunteers.
Our Covid-19 poster-maker is translated in over 350 languages and for the majority of these communities, our poster is the only Covid-19 information available in their language. Our volunteers also offer their help to other organizations responding to the Covid-19 crisis.



We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


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