TIGed Resource Translators
Reporting to the Manager of Education Programs, the TIGed Translators will support the expansion of English TIGed content and resources into Spanish, French, Italian, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Romanian, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Swahili, and Swedish in order to better serve the global TIGed community.
Position: TIGed Resource Translators
Position Location: Toronto
Start Date: September 11, 2012
Details: Minimum of 5 hours per week
Duration: 6 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!
Established in 2006, TakingITGlobal’s program for educators, TIGed, offers a community of over 4,000 globally minded educators in over 115 countries worldwide, a growing database of global education resources, a virtual classroom platform that allows for the use of social media tools in a secure environment, and professional development e-courses related to global education and project-based learning. By enhancing global citizenship while improving technology and media literacy skills, TIGed is bringing the world to students and preparing students for an increasingly globalized future.
Roles and Responsibilities
Using TIG’s online translation tool, translate TIGed educational resources and site content from English into one or more of the following languages:
Participate in language team meetings on a monthly basis
Maintain ongoing communications with the Director of Education Programs, Language Coordinator, and Multilingual Programs Manager
Submit monthly reports
Keep staff updated by posting to "My Week" every Friday and maintain regular communication with the Director and HR manager
Share interesting education related articles, news items, and resources with the team
Add relevant bookmarks to the TIGed del.icio.us account utilizing the established tagging system
Contribute to the TIGed twitter account
Prepare a brief handover note
Full fluency in English as well as the language of translation (excellent writing skills and spoken fluency). Fluency means a high level of both writing and speaking (mother-tongue speakers are preferred).
Ability to work in a collaborative and virtual context
Interest or background in current affairs, the environment, international issues or human rights, with particular interest in youth engagement and information and communications technologies
Goal oriented and able to work with minimal supervision
Attention to detail
Strong writing skills
Effective time management and organizational skills
Previous translation experience
Experience living and working in a country in which the language of translation is spoken.
Please translate the following and submit it along with your application:
TakingITGlobal is an international organization, led by youth, and empowered by technology.
TakingITGlobal allows young people to connect to opportunities, and collaborate on concrete
projects that address global problems and create positive change. TakingITGlobal’s core
program, TakingITGlobal.org, brings together young people from over 200 countries, and is the
largest online community of youth taking action to improve their local and global communities.
Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, TakingITGlobal is uniquely positioned at the intersection of
key global trends with the aim of:
Strengthening the capacity of young people as leaders and stakeholders
Fostering cross-cultural dialogue and understanding
Increasing awareness and involvement in global issues
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.