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Translation Commons


Vendor Manager, Talent Management Group (Volunteer)

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

To apply, please visit https://translationcommons.org/community/volunteer/ to register a TC account and fill in the volunteer form.

The Translation Commons’ Talent Management Group is looking for a volunteer remote Vendor Manager to onboard, coordinate, test and manage our linguistic resources. This is a great opportunity for you to contribute to an international volunteer organization and to share your expertise with less experienced volunteers.

Through this position, you will learn the inner workings of the localization department of a non-profit organization focused on languages. This role will help you pursue careers in linguistic talent management and localization project management.

This is a volunteer and remote opportunity.

Responsibilities include:

  • Onboarding linguists that come through our talent management channels;
  • Maintaining and aid in the development and improvement of our linguist database;
  • Administering translation tests to newly onboarded linguists to establish benchmark for projects;
  • Creating accounts for linguists in the translation management system;
  • Liaising with Language Leads and Reviewers to correct tests;
  • Working with the Account Managers to establish what type of linguists are needed for a given project and whitelisting linguists in the database for these projects;
  • Reaching out to Marketing to find linguists needed for certain projects;
  • Be the central point of contact for linguistic resources needs.

We are looking for individuals with the following qualifications:
  • Background in vendor management preferrable;
  • Great interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Great organizational skills;
  • Great database skills;
  • Weekly commitment of at least 5 hours per week;

Experience with TMS tools preferrable.

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

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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.

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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Management
  • Professional Development
  • Reading / Writing
  • Career Counseling / Coaching
  • Translation
  • Project Management




  • At least five hours per week

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