Reporting to the TIGed Program Manager, the TIGed Program Assistant will provide guidance and assistance to TIGeducators, work to strengthen the TIGed community, act as an organizational ambassador at events, provide general programmatic support, and assist with specific projects and initiatives.
Position: TIGed Program Assistant
Position Location: Toronto
Start Date: September 11, 2012
Details: 16-20 hours per week
Duration: 4 months, with the possibility of renewal
Applications due: August 10, 2012
This part-time volunteer opportunity is perfect for a student or recent graduate in the field of education, international development, or other field related to work in the non-profit sector. Our ideal candidate is passionate about employing technology to support youth participation in global, action-oriented learning, and has strong writing, editing and communication skills. If this describes you, or someone you know, please apply or share this opportunity!
TakingITGlobal for Educators (TIGed) is a community of globally-minded educators interested in empowering their students to think and act as world citizens, a collection of resources that facilitate the inclusion of global perspectives in the classroom, and a virtual classroom that allows students to use collaborative technology in order to connect with people from around the world and learn about global issues.
TakingITGlobal empowers youth to understand and act on the world’s greatest challenges. A social network unlike any other, our award-winning, multilingual online community offers a diverse set of action tools and educational resources designed to inspire, inform and involve. Please visit www.tigweb.org/about for further information.
Roles and Responsibilities
Member Support and Community Engagement
Support the revision and improvement of TIGed support materials, including the Frequently Asked Questions, TIGed Users' Guide, video tutorials, quick reference guides, and more.
Support the development of support materials for partners utilizing the TIGed platform.
Post and host virtual office hours
Respond to support requests from existing and prospective TIGeducators in a timely manner, and manage email@example.com
Expand the demo class by populating it with relevant content
Provide general and administrative support to the TIGed Program Manager (such as assisting with the development of grant applications, proposals, reports, and other documents; travel logistics, etc.)
Contribute to the TIGed twitter account.
Contribute to the Internal TIGed Operations and Training Manual.
Public Engagement and Events
Represent TIG and TIGed at local conferences and community events
Contribute to TIG's best practice knowledge related to events
Document and share information about event attendance with the team
Whenever possible, participate in TIG team meetings, and TIGed team meetings
Share thoughts, ideas, and suggestions as they ariseContribute to the strategic development and continual improvement of the TIGed program by sharing observations, ideas, and constructive criticism
Keep staff updated by posting to "My Week" every Friday and maintain regular communication with the Director of Education Programs and Human Resources Manager at TIG and Director of Programming at TCGE
Share interesting education related articles, news items, and resources with the team
Add relevant bookmarks to the TIGed Delicious utilizing the established tagging system.
Prepare a handover note to help to orient the next individual filling this role
Strong interest in technology, global education, and youth development
Goal oriented and able to work with minimal supervision
Highly observant working style with attention to detail
Strong writing and editing skills
Proven ability to multi-task
Effective time management and organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills and can-do attitude
Team spirited and be able to work under pressure
Professional written and oral communication skills
Good command of English and Microsoft Office
Must be able to quickly and accurately assess the importance of a phone call, email, or document and take appropriate action to involve the appropriate people.
Must maintain strict confidentiality of extremely sensitive data, records, files, conversations, etc.
Willingness to learn
Academic or experiential background in education
Previous experience managing projects
Proficiency in a language other than English
Experience working in a non-profit organizational setting
Please submit a resume and cover letter:
Contact: Human Resources
(Include the position title in the subject of the email)
Mail: 19 Duncan Street, Suite 505,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
For Inquiries: 416-977-9363 ext. 315
Please electronically mail your cover letter, resume and writing sample, and include the title of the position in the subject line of your email and let us know how you heard about the position. Please do not mail or personally submit resumes, as we are a small organization and do not have the capacity to respond.
TakingITGlobal is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports applications from diverse backgrounds and communities. We thank all candidates for their interest; however, due to the volume of applications and inquiries we receive; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.