Technical Writer/Documentation Specialist

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ORGANIZATION: WE VOTE

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Volunteer: Technical Writer, Documentation Specialist - This is a remote role (within the US)

Join the WeVote Movement

WeVote has an open volunteering position for a Technical Writer, Documentation Specialist (2 hours per week) who wants to use their existing skills and learn new skills while helping strengthen American Democracy.

About Us

WeVote is a nonpartisan get-out-the-vote nonprofit startup and a celebrated Fast Forward nonprofit technology grantee. WeVote is a movement of over 60 passionate volunteers (starting with the founders) who are building open-source mobile technologies that touch and mobilize millions of voters on Election Day. We observe that many voters are busy, distracted, and impatient. We have a goal of providing a complete voting experience in 8 minutes, including the download of our app ("WeVote Ballot Guide, @WeVote"). More information is at https://WeVote.US. See Twitter @WeVote. We are a 100% remote organization.

What You’ll Do

  • Work with our 8-person project management team to update/edit existing team handbooks used by WeVote's 13 existing teams:
    • Community Outreach, Product Design, Donor Management, Engineering / QA, Marketing Strategy, Marketing Social, Marketing Branding, Newsletter Team, Analytics & Ads, Research Team, Political Data Collection, Internship Program, Recruiting
  • Join various team meetings, learn our systems, and capture descriptions about how to do various tasks for new volunteers.
  • Support our political data team by learning how we capture political endorsements (from across the political spectrum), and improving that documentation.
  • Help us finish a first draft of our Volunteering Handbook.
  • Document protocols for responding/reacting to what is happening on social media.
  • Craft pre-canned responses to requests for support from voters, candidates, and political endorsers.
  • Work within WeVote content guidelines, leverage our existing assets, and create new assets.
  • Support the WeVote Intranet (for a look at what we do, please visit the WeVote Public Teams Site).

Who you are: Must haves.

  • At least 2 hours each week during our core team hours M-F 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • You want to work with an established and successful team. You are committed to strengthening American Democracy.
  • You are striving for personal excellence.
  • A willingness to work with and support other volunteers
  • You are currently located in the US and can work one or two hours that overlap with US PT per week.

Not required, but nice to have.

  • If you have more than 2 hours to volunteer each week, there are other ways you can get involved with WeVote.

What You’ll Gain

You will have the opportunity to touch the lives of millions of Americans and be part of a movement and product that will receive national attention. You’ll gain an opportunity to grow within the WeVote movement and meet other volunteers who are like-minded and interested in building a valuable application to empower voters across the United States. You’ll also gain valuable technical skills, have opportunities for leadership development, and expand your personal and professional network.

Apply Here:
https://wevote.applytojob.com/apply/NoCn3am2Lo/Technical-WriterDocumentation-Specialist

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About WE VOTE

Location:

1423 BROADWAY PMB 158, OAKLAND, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

We Vote is where you view your ballot, see endorsements from your network for all candidates and measures, and collaborate with folks who share your values.

Description

We Vote is a volunteer-driven movement. We rely on volunteers across the country who use their engineering, design, and other skills to build We Vote. We are over 100 people who have donated 12,000+ volunteer hours, including 90+ contributors on GitHub.

CAUSE AREAS

Computers & Technology
Politics
Computers & Technology, Politics

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Technical Writing
  • Resource Development / Management
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 2 hours per week
  • You are currently located in the US and can work one or two hours that overlap with US PT (Pacific Time) per week.

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