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Content Developer Part time, volunteer (possible course credit) virtual

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STUDENT GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROJECT

The Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders), a nonprofit located in Rockville, Maryland with an office in Montclair, NJ is looking for a creative, dedicated storyteller to join our team as a content developer. The responsibilities of the content developer include creating original content for our website, blogs, online campaigns and articles. Experience includes copywriting, graphics, and technical work. The candidate must also adhere to SEO best practices. In addition, the candidate should have exceptional communication, research, and teamwork skills with a good working knowledge of content management software as well as a basic knowledge of HTML and an eye for detail.

SGAP Leaders is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges. Our in-person and virtual workshops, tours and speaker series provide a vehicle for students to develop college and career readiness skills. Students choose the themes for our program which ranges from climate change, teen suicide and mental wellness, to human trafficking (to name a few).

We have impacted 4,200+ students from 78 different schools and school districts in NY, NJ, MD, Washington DC, and Northern VA.

Content Developer Responsibilities:

  • Develop content goals and strategies to attract donors, volunteers and schools
  • Brainstorm a variety of subjects (climate change, STEM, social justice) for creative content.
  • Create unique, simple-to-understand, and user-friendly content using good SEO techniques.
  • Write new web content and edit existing content.
  • Edit and proofread new content before publication.
  • Manage the distribution of content through our various channels, including social media.
  • Analyze performance indicators and web traffic and determine the effectiveness of created content.


Content Developer Requirements:

  • Associate's or bachelor's degree in computer science, marketing, multimedia communication, or a related field.
  • Experience in copywriting, graphic design, programming, or a related field may be advantageous.
  • Strong working knowledge of content/donor management software, including Asana, WordPress, Photoshop, Canva and Flash.
  • Good working knowledge of HTML and SEO.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong attention to detail, multitasking, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

If you are interested in this position, please forward your resume, a cover letter, and two writing samples to researcher@sgapleaders.org by September 15, 2021 . Please put in the subject line of your email: Content Developer

Applicants will be interviewed on a rolling basis, and we will contact you if we’re interested in scheduling an interview. Please send an email to the above address with questions.

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Location:

2211 WIMBLEDON CIR, SILVER SPRING, MD 20906, US

Mission Statement

Student Global Ambassador Program (SGAP Leaders) is a leadership program that empowers our underserved youth (ages 13-18) to take action on real-world problems by using STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to solve sustainability and social justice challenges.

Description

SGAP Leaders was founded out of an understanding that traditional schooling sometimes fails to teach valuable and necessary skills that pertain to life outside of the classroom setting, and is unable to see the multifaceted nature of issues that underserved youth face on a daily basis. SGAP Leaders goes above and beyond in our commitment to the students we work with. We recognize our students as passionate leaders yet we also acknowledge that our students may face hardships that hinder their ability to excel and we try to support them in whatever way we can.

From our inception we have focused on being a vehicle to develop leadership skills so that young people can find innovative and creative ways to address wicked social and environmental justice issues. We believe in a hands-on approach that encourages students to take initiative and develop crucial soft skills such as human-centered problem solving, communication, collaboration and presentation skills. It is crucial to provide a diverse population of students with the skills necessary to address critical issues in order to promote equity in the future. 45% of the students we serve are Black and 35% are Latinx or Hispanic. Of the total students that we serve, 60% are girls, and 72% reside in underserved communities or attend Title 1 schools.

Our organizational values are integrity, mutual respect and community-service.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Website Project Management
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Graphic Design
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

  • Teens

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per week

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