Community Engagement Co-Director
Helpful Engineering Admin is seeking Community Engagement Department Co-Director volunteers to fight COVID!
This is a volunteer position (we do not offer compensation). Helpful Engineering volunteers work with amazing worldwide team members in a dynamic fast-moving environment. It is also a great opportunity to build your skills and resume. Come join us!
About Helpful Engineering
Helpful Engineering is an international, open-source community incubator focused on mobilizing people to help solve the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical issues. With thousands of volunteers worldwide, we support projects through innovations in engineering, community resources, software, and manufacturing. Most of the projects are focused on finding solutions to fix the lack of products used by healthcare professionals, including hardware and software, but also non-technical products like surgical masks.
We have engineers and doctors all around the world who are producing ventilators, protective equipment, websites, and systems to organize volunteers to assist their communities and medical workers. They are making heroic efforts to produce products in time to help the outbreak.
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For our complete list of open positions, check out our Volunteer Opportunities: https://airtable.com/shrwgNtBUAzuciV0j/tbl5Bqnjl3JRKD7qP
Volunteer Position Description & Responsibilities
A Co-Director is required to co-lead the Community Engagement Department. This department acts as the primary interface between the Helpful Engineering organization and the community, responsible for managing the project pipeline process, onboarding of new volunteers into the community and stimulating community engagement through special events and moderation of the Slack platform. This is a senior role within the organization's leadership team and the ideal candidate will possess key management and leadership skills, along with the other listed technical competencies.
Other key responsibilities include:
Hire and Onboard new team leads and coordinators to the organization.
Direct the Office leads in execution of their duties.
Set-up and manage the Departmental meetings and represent the department at the Director/C-Suite level meetings
Coordinate efforts of the Department with the other Departments and Offices within Helpful Engineering. Maintain up to date and easy to use information for counterparts (e.g. channel updates; checklist; communication guidelines; ...)
Ensure regular communication with the counterparts to identify main difficulties/challenges and successes/best-practices to share
Whenever relevant: support cross-cutting initiatives that further the interests of Helpful Engineering.
Our organization is organic, transparent, and follows the principles of open source and effective altruism. Helpful Engineering expects all volunteers to adopt a professional attitude and be respectful of their fellow volunteers, which includes politeness, punctuality, giving notice, and communicating openly and transparently their work and progress.
About Helpful Engineering
Helpful Engineering, London, London 533425, GB
Helpful Engineering is an international, open source community incubator focused on mobilizing people to help solve the Covid-19 pandemic and other critical issues. With thousands of volunteers worldwide, we support projects through innovations in engineering, community resources, software, and manufacturing.
Helpful Engineering is a 3,400 strong volunteer-run nonprofit incubator organization, with engineers, scientists, and doctors around the world dedicated to helping the world address the COVID-19 pandemic. Relying on the resourcefulness and grit of our members, we work to design innovative ways to fight the virus that causes this disease. We have partnered with medical professionals to know what would help them the most in this crisis, rapidly trying to design and arrange the production of pragmatic devices to move life-saving air, extend existing tools, or organize volunteers on the ground to bolster medical workers. The need is critical. Important but complex rules usually make these products unavailable, if unburdened, we can make them available now.