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Africa Agenda

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At Africa Agenda and Africa News Matters, we're building our team. In 2021 we have several programs planned and we need a Volunteer Coordinator that can help us build our volunteer team.

We are seeking and enthusiastic Volunteer Coordinator to champion our growing volunteer program. A background in journalism is appreciated but not required.

The Volunteer Coordinator will be responsible for onboarding new volunteers and meeting with them periodically. We are looking for an individual that is a team player but enjoys working independently and can make decisions that result in an efficient and effective volunteer program. The Volunteer Coordinator must be able to communicate effectively with volunteers.

Responsibilities include:
* Attending a Team Meeting 1x month (1 hour)
* Attending a weekly editorial meeting (30min-1 hour)
* Onboarding new volunteers
* Reviewing volunteer performance
* Ensuring compliance with volunteer-specific guidelines.

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About Africa Agenda

Location:

1031 33rd St., Suite 174, Denver, CO 80205, US

Mission Statement

Africa Agenda is driven by the need to change the one-sided narrative of African News. We use the Africa Agenda website, journalistic tools, and events, including the Africa News Matters website, as platforms for critical engagement and news analysis about the African continent.

Description

Founded in 2004 by George Bamu, Africa Agenda is a small non-profit based in Denver that seeks to change the narrative of African news. The organization believes the one-sided pattern of journalistic reporting about Africa needs to be counterbalanced so every gets a full picture about the continent. Africa Agenda activities involve journalism and news training, an annual Africa summit in Denver, the celebration of World Press Freedom Day, a "Best in Africa Reporting Awards" as well as critical news analysis about the continent. Even with limited resources the organization has had many successes since 2004 such as working across the Denver metro area with hundreds of volunteers, many of the local universities, Africa-oriented networks, African leaders and organizations, and organized dozens of forums highlighting the beneficial activities by and issues of interest to the global African community. Africa Agenda wants to take its mission further. In 2019 Africa Agenda plans several programs which include a quarterly bloggers conference, the launch of a critical news analysis website, an Africa summit in Denver and student internships.

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Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Research
  • Journalism
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours/ week
  • Attendance at weekly editorial meetings. Attendance at monthly team meetings.

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