job: Data Analyst (Atlanta, GA)

Georgia Family Connection Partnership is hiring a Data Analyst to work with KIDS COUNT and more. This is a full-time position with great benefits based in Atlanta, Georgia. Please see link below for more information and instructions regarding applications. GaFCP is great organization and you will be working with a strong KIDS COUNT and Evaluation and Results Accountability (ERA) Team to help counties and partners across the state better understand and utilize data to make a difference in their communities. Go to www.gafcp.org to learn more.

https://gafcp.org/2022/09/28/position-announcement-data-management-analyst/

job: Research Director – Galvanize

https://galvanize.applytojob.com/apply/CQLhrPlfIc/Research-Director

Galvanize USA

Position Title: Research Director

Location: Remote

Reports to: Chief Strategy Officer

Hours per week: 40

Overtime Status: Exempt

Start Date: Flexible. Open to a start date after the 2022 election if candidates are currently working on a campaign.

About Galvanize USA

Galvanize USA is a nonpartisan civic empowerment program for women who want to help build an America that works for everyone – white, Black, and brown. Women who participate in Galvanize USA programming gain confidence, knowledge, and skills to more fully and authentically engage in civic life. We believe in unlocking the power of every woman to use her political agency to advance progress for all. 

The person holding this position will also work part-time for a coordinated project, Galvanize Action, in the Sixteen Thirty Fund, a 501(c)(4) organization, under a resource sharing agreement between the Hopewell Fund and Sixteen Thirty Fund. The responsibilities under that position will be overseen by Sixteen Thirty Fund. Galvanize Action identifies, engages, and moves moderate women in rural, small town, and suburban America to reliably vote for progress. To learn more visit galvanizeaction.org.

Position Summary

The Research Director will have the ability to apply their research and data skills in order to further our collective understanding of the threats, opportunities, and strategies necessary to advance progress. This role will be responsible for understanding and synthesizing a wide array of public opinion and messaging research to highlight key strategic takeaways and will take the lead in crafting our own original messaging research. The Research Director reports to the Chief Strategy Officer and works closely with the Executive Director and other senior staff, creating and directing a comprehensive strategy that results in cutting edge learnings, high impact results, and advances the knowledge of the US social justice movement.

Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Direct strategic planning, staffing, and operations for the Research Department, as well as serving as a thought partner to senior staff on organization-wide priorities and direction
  • Oversee research strategy and drive research projects to advance the organizations’ missions
  • Manage message and creative development, testing, deployment, and measurement
  • Build a network of strategic allies and resources for the department and organization
  • Synthesize original research, partner research, and publicly-available research for recurring research memos, identifying strategic opportunities and threats for movement partners to know
  • Develop, manage, and maintain relationships with vendors and consultants in order to deliver innovative and impactful strategies and results
  • Facilitate the cross-sharing of research and data learnings and skills within the organization
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Partnerships teams to ensure timely release of research and data on the website, collateral, and newsletters
  • Represent the department with external partners, allies, and funders
  • Provide timely and relevant analysis of data and fielding requests for specialized research projects, in many cases requiring rapid turnaround
  • Lead and provide direct supervision for the Research Department
  • Miscellaneous
    • All employees of Hopewell Fund are required to complete timesheets
    • Performs other duties as needed

Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability   

We are seeking candidates who are experienced leaders, creative thinkers, and are passionate about unlocking the power of women to advance progress for all. You should have:

Education and Experience:

  • Five to eight years’ experience in strategic campaigning and/or political research 
  • Experience with digital media placement and voter targeting
  • Excellent writing, research, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, work well under pressure and deadlines, and manage multiple priorities and projects effectively
  • Experience providing research and data-oriented solutions across teams and/or organizations
  • Ability to parse and understand research and public opinion data with a critical lens and in a pragmatic, real world, and actionable way
  • Openness to constantly adapt in response to a quick-shifting political environment in a young organization that moves quickly
  • Demonstrated ability to build sound relationships with staff at all levels and to provide strategic advice and direction
  • Ability to effectively work and manage staff remotely

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Qualitative instrument design (i.e. focus groups, surveys, qual boards) and data analysis
  • Familiarity working with voter files and large sets of voter data
  • Familiarity with predictive models and probabilities, and their application to voter targeting/segmentation
  • Managing multiple priorities while maintaining a passion for accuracy
  • Flexibility to adjust and contribute to continually evolving work and changing priorities
  • Experience communicating with and presenting research and findings to partners, stakeholders, leadership or board members

Valued and Non-Essential Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Ability 

  • Master’s degree in a related field
  • Knowledge of VAN
  • Knowledge of Tableau or other data visualization platforms
  • Knowledge of SQL, Python, R, or any other language efficient for analyzing large datasets
  • Tableau, d3, Shiny, or other data visualization languages or platforms
  • At least three cycles of experience in political research

Compensation & Benefits


Salary range: $115,000 – $140,000, depending on experience. For those with more experience, the title may be adjusted to Senior Research Director.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance, up to 6% employer match on 401k contributions, pre-tax transportation benefits, and paid holidays, vacation, sick, and volunteer time off.

Hiring Statement

Galvanize USA is a project of Hopewell Fund, a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. Hopewell Fund is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. Hopewell Fund’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working.

job: Language Community Manager (Mozilla Common Voice)

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/3329584870/

About the job

Half a million people around the world have contributed to Mozilla Common Voice. They are language activists, software engineers, researchers and artists. The volunteer community is the beating heart of Common Voice. As the Community Manager you will be responsible for the health and vitality of that community, through improving their experience and championing their insights.

In Particular, You Will Focus On

  • The growth and health of the 100+ diverse language communities on Mozilla Common Voice. Helping language communities to use the Common Voice platform to collect data, understanding and supporting them, and working with collaborators around the world who are running mobilization efforts for their language communities.
  • Helping researchers, technologists and artists to use the dataset. In particular, making sure that the dataset is having a deep and positive impact through building partnerships with foundations, academics, artists and civil society organisations.

You Will

  • Be in charge of iterating, monitoring and improving on key Community Health metrics
  • Coordinate all key communication channels with the community – including Matrix, Discourse and Email
  • Lead a communications and participation strategy for language communities – including through synchronous events and asynchronous content such as blogs and videos
  • Support on-boarding for new communities through tools like Sentence Collector and Pontoon
  • Deliver community liaison for wider Product and Project activities, including competitions, user testing and events
  • Shape product direction – including via Product Requirements Documents – through thorough community research
  • Build awareness of the dataset and how to use it through content creation, documentation and events
  • Represent MCV at relevant conferences and events
  • Iterate and implement our Reward, Enablement and Recognition scheme for the whole community (jointly with Technology Community Manager)

To Be Successful In This Role You Need

  • Strong knowledge of linguistics, with computational linguistics being an advantage
  • To be a thorough, structured thinker – able to process complex inbound signals from collaborators and then analyze and prioritize appropriately. You should be excited by the prospect of generating generalisable models and playbooks from engaging communities, whilst also celebrating the diversity of our communities needs and experiences
  • Community management experience
  • Strong organization skills, able to work across a suite of administrative, planning and communication platforms
  • Any of: experience in communications, online events or social science research would come in handy
  • A global perspective, with genuine curiosity and compassion to help you engage sensitively with a diverse range of communities
  • To find navigating many complex DEI and governance issues energizing and motivating
  • Some experience working in, or closely with, a product or technology organization
  • To be ready to enthusiastically engage with an evolving, scrappy project as part of a small team, within a wider organisation that is also evolving
  • Strong preference will be given to those who have lived experience of linguistic diversity issues (for example. those who speak an under-resourced language)

2.5 days per week. Note, this job might suit a PhD student, or somebody seeking flexible work arrangements to support care responsibilities or creative projects.

Salary And Benefits Information

The Mozilla Foundation is dedicated to fair and equitable compensation for our staff. We aim to pay a competitive and market-based salary that takes into consideration the responsibilities and requirements of the role. We aim to offer at the midpoint of our salary ranges for the purposes of inclusivity and fairness of our offer process and ensuring internal equity. We do not ask for, or take into account, salary histories in our offer process.

The base salary ranges, along with mid-point, for this role in each of the key countries in which we employ staff is listed below. We target the 75th percentile of market pay as a salary band midpoint for all levels, with 10% either side of the midpoint to create a salary range.

  • Germany: €31,488 – €38,485 (mid-point: €34,986)
  • UK: £17,923 – £21,906 (mid-point: £19,915)
  • Canada: $34,686 – $42,394 (mid-point: $38,540)
  • US: $29,944 – $36,598 (mid-point: $33,271)

Depending on the successful candidate’s location, we may also add in a geographic differential to this base salary that accounts for local job market weighting. This differential is applied to the above ranges. Below are some of the common cities in which we hire staff along with representative examples of salary ranges, mid-point, and the geographical differential applied:

  • Inner London: £19,536 – £23,877 (mid-point: £21,706)
  • Toronto: $37,426 – $45,743 (mid-point: $41,584)
  • New York: $33,178 – $40,550 (mid-point: $36,865)

The range for your specific location will be discussed in screening conversations if your application is successful.

We also welcome applications from Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

We Offer The Following Benefits

  • Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance + Accidental Death & Dismemberment
  • Short-Term Disability and Long-Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Retirement Plan contributions
  • 20 Paid Time Off days per year (prorated) + your birthday
  • Company Holidays + Shutdown
  • Wellness budget
  • Professional Development budget
  • Top up program for Parental leaves

Benefits are subject to change at any time at the discretion of Mozilla Foundation.

Mozilla Foundation Hiring Practices

Mozilla understands that valuing diverse creative practices and forms of knowledge are crucial to and enrich the company’s core mission. We encourage applications from everyone, including members of all equity-seeking communities, such as (but certainly not limited to) women, racialized and Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities and expressions.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform crucial job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at accommodation@mozillafoundation.org.

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job: Project Manager – Virginia Climate Center

Mason 4C is dedicated to cultivating healthy, resilient communities in the face of climate change. Our home state of Virginia is already experiencing impacts such as nuisance flooding in Hampton Roads as sea-levels rise and increased risk of vector-borne diseases. Therefore, we are working closely with George Mason University’s newly formed Virginia Climate Center (VCC), to build a more resilient and sustainable Virginia.

In order to achieve its initiatives, the VCC is in search of a Project Manager

The incumbent will coordinate the two-year pilot research project, play a critical role in establishing the Center, and have the unique opportunity of bringing state of the art climate science from the lab directly to stakeholders.

  • Collaboratively develop and execute strategy, project management, technology approach, implementation methodology, communication, and support for the project
  • Engage with internal and external participants in the collaborative planning and execution of the extension products and services

A full position description for Project Manager is available at the George Mason University jobs page. Please apply as soon as possible for full consideration.

We all have MANY stories to tell

design by Segun Adesina

At a story workshop yesterday at Lubbock Christian University, the group shared some phenomenal insights that really got to the heart of how a story listening, finding, and telling practice can be transformational at work. Thought I would share while they’re fresh in my mind!  

Story Finding is Hard!!

Truer words were never spoken. I hear this palpably when I hear people bemoan: “I have no stories.” We all have many, many, MANY stories to tell (and you’ll probably collect a few more over the course of the day today), but a few things happen:

  1. they evanesce
  2. they never get noticed in the first place
  3. they get deemed not worth telling

There are some practices which can help address the first two, which I’ll share towards the end of the post, but addressing the mindset behind #3 is where I want to start.

You have to make a decision….

….that your stories are worth telling. And at the beginning this may have to be something that you fake until you make. But once you’ve experienced the powerful ways in which stories help show (instead of tell) in career contexts, you won’t look back. And this might be an insight you gain as a story listener, from hearing someone talk about their work, and you just have that inspired feeling of “I want to be a part of that!!”  I know that my improv training really helped me in this respect – so many of the games and techniques and philosophies of improv build on the idea that if you treat people like poets, artists, and geniuses, they will become them (for more on this read Free Play: Improvisation in Life and Art) –give this same gift to yourself. Decide that your stories are powerful and compelling and then make them become so.

The kinds of stories that do the most work may not be the stories you are initially looking for

And I simply cannot underscore this one enough!!!

When it comes to the stories that do the most work in career contexts, they are often small – seemingly uneventful – moments, easily overlooked. I have often heard Shawn Callahan, story practitioner and founder of Anecdote International give the example of a manager who decided to make it a point to shut their laptop when someone came into their office. This seemingly tiny action speaks volumes about prioritizing people over tasks, and a management style that puts employees first. It begat the same practice from those who experienced it – true leadership by example.

Participants in yesterday’s workshop pointed out how they felt more connection to those tellers who shared stories of mistakes, challenges, failures – an insight instantiated time and again by those who do applied storytelling work. It’s the reason why prospective employers ask to hear a story about a problem in an interview. Those kinds of experiences (and especially what you made of them) speak volumes about who you are. They teach. They are “flight simulators” as Chip and Dan Heath call them. We learn vicariously from you and about you.    

So, some story finding practices

As promised, I’ll end this piece by sharing some story finding practices and techniques.

Story Listen –

participants in yesterday’s workshop noticed that when they listened to the stories when they were working in small groups, it called to mind stories from their own experience.

Write to think –

details often come back to me when I take the time to write about an experience. And sometimes the details come long after I’m done writing, it’ll be hours later on while on a walk or taking a shower. When you’re in this practice, ideas just start showing up. Elizabth Gilbert talks about this in Big Magic.

Make a point to notice –  

Matthew Dicks advocates a daily practice of writing down your most story-worthy moments in his book Storyworthy. He describes a transformation that this regular practice will beget – that of becoming more aware of your reactions in the moment, When you see your life through a story lens, you start to better be able to see the impact you have on others, and you make more decisions in response to obstacles that embody your values and ideals. Ultimately this practice engenders a greater sense of the importance of paying attention to small everyday moments.

So it all comes back to deciding to pay attention to those small moments.

I’ll end with a story.

It was from a storytelling workshop that I gave many (many) years ago – a man told about one of his first jobs as a teenager when he worked for a florist. He was not the most reliable employee partly because of his unreliable transportation, and the story focuses on the day when his employer just gave up on him. He got fired in the middle of his route, after his car broke down for the umpteenth time, but something compelled him to finish delivering those flowers. Despite being fired, he walked through his last deliveries, one of whom burst into tears when she opened the door and saw him. Turns out, she was having a very hard time, and those flowers made all the difference  that day. His story – despite featuring a termination of employment – shows a commitment to the WHY of the work. The awareness of the big picture on display in this story –  I would argue – makes it one of those stories that would make an employer feel that sense of FOMO “I’ve got to hire this person for my team”!!

What stories do you have to share?   
Who can you share them with today?

job: Communications Manager, Climate Safe Lending Network 

https://www.climatesafelending.org/join-our-team?mc_cid=cc77194289&mc_eid=84a182f584

Compensation: 30-35 USD per hour / 30-35 Euros per hour / 26-31 GBP per hour for approximately 19 hours per week

The Climate Safe Lending Network (CSLN) is an international multi-stakeholder collaborative dedicated to accelerating the decarbonization of the banking system to secure a climate-safe world. The Network brings together senior leaders and change makers from across banks, NGOs, investment, businesses, universities, and policy to share insights and collectively explore how to play their optimum role accelerating change.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a part-time Communications Manager to effectively communicate the work of the Climate Safe Lending Network to a variety of audiences and increase the Network’s visibility in the sustainable finance community.

This is a new, remote position for a US-based nonprofit that has been created to provide dedicated communications support to the Climate Safe Lending Network on an ongoing basis. As a new member of a growing staff team, the Communications Manager will lead the development and execution of a communications strategy as well as shape the communications function for an international multi-stakeholder network dedicated to shifting financial flows from fossil fuels and deforestation to environmental sustainability and social equity.

Primary Responsibilities: 

The Communications Manager will report to CSLN’s Managing Director and will carry out these key tasks in collaboration with the CSLN team:

  • Develop and execute a communications strategy for communicating the work of the Network and increasing CSLN’s visibility in the global sustainable finance community.
  • Produce stimulating content (e.g., opinion pieces, articles) for publication in sustainable finance news outlets and trade publications, in collaboration with CSLN’s Executive Director.
  • Build awareness of Network participants’ efforts to accelerate the decarbonization of the banking sector by sharing relevant news items and materials and profiling active members.
  • Enhance CSLN’s online presence to include broadly disseminating Network products, maintaining CSLN’s website, moderating CSLN’s LinkedIn group, and regularly posting on CSLN’s social media channels.
  • Prepare a monthly newsletter in collaboration with CSLN’s team.
  • Promote CSLN meetings and events to include preparing a communications plan and crafting communications materials.

The Ideal Candidate:

Our ideal candidate is a communications specialist with expertise in both banking and cross-sector partnerships focused on sustainable finance as well as superb written, interpersonal, and cross-cultural communication skills. You thrive in a fast-paced, creative, team-oriented virtual work environment. You are passionate about advancing systemic solutions to climate change. You have a commitment to excellence and mutual respect as part of your reputation for honesty, fairness, and high ethical standards in all aspects of professional work. You are also an optimist with high energy, a desire to learn and grow, and a sense of humor.

Specific Experience Requested:

We recognize that each applicant for this role will bring unique skills, knowledge, and backgrounds to this position. We welcome diverse experiences and perspectives in our applicant pool; we are seeking candidates who possess many, but not necessarily all, of the following qualifications and experience:

  • Knowledgeable about key issues and trends in sustainable finance, such as transition plans, client engagement, financial regulation and policy, financing sustainable solutions (e.g., nature-based carbon sequestration, regenerative agriculture), and climate advocacy 
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a communications role involving content creation, website development, social media management, etc.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills; able to effectively communicate complex ideas and concepts in a variety of written formats
  • Experience making sense of and synthesizing information across diverse perspectives
  • Demonstrated project management skills, particularly starting up and running a new project and/or managing several projects simultaneously
  • Demonstrated commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion values

How to Apply:

Applications will be accepted until this position is filled. Send us your résumé and cover letter to connect@climatesafelending.org with “Communications Manager” in the subject line.

In your cover letter, please explain why you are interested in this position.  Please also describe your relevant experience, qualifications, and pay expectations. We respectfully request no follow-up calls or emails.

The Climate Safe Lending Network is an independent operating project of the nonprofit umbrella organization, Multiplier, a nationally recognized nonprofit with a growing portfolio of innovative initiatives that conserve and protect a sustainable and resilient world.

Multiplier and Climate Safe Lending Network celebrate diversity and are committed to building teams and partnerships that represent a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. Multiplier and Climate Safe Lending Network are also committed to providing an environment of mutual respect that is free from discrimination and harassment. Multiplier and Climate Safe Lending Network prohibit discrimination in its governance, programs, and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, political beliefs, reprisal, marital status, amnesty, status as a covered veteran, because all or part of an individual’s income is derived from public assistance, or for any other non-merit based factor.

Career Camp Reunion

Friday, October 21
noon pdt, 1pm mdt, 2pm cdt, 3pm edt

Open to all past campers (and guests), including Cohort 15, who just finished last month!!!

Come listen to stories about what everyone is up to, ask for what you need, think about what you can give – build our community!!

Contact Career Linguist to RSVP!

jobs at CSCCE

In September, CSCCE received major new funding from the US National Science Foundation (NSF) in collaboration with Karthik Ram at UC Berkeley to develop training for grantees of its Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems (POSE) program. Working closely with various partners in the open data, hardware, and software communities like the US Research Software Sustainability Institute (URSSI), we’ll be creating curricula, best practices, supporting materials, and a new community of practice over the next two years, incorporating frameworks and practices from existing CSCCE trainings and the open source community. 

If you have any questions about these roles, please email info@cscce.org. Application instructions and deadlines are included at the end of each job description.

job: Gaming Culture Researcher (Contractor)

Gaming Culture Researcher (Contractor)

Twofivesix Los Angeles, CA Remote

Hello! Twofivesix is a strategic consultancy that helps brands engage in the world of gaming. We’re a group of diverse, smart, values-driven experts who enjoy working with ambitious and awe-inspiring clients while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

We’re looking for a Gaming Culture Researcher to produce an ongoing trends report for a client about the intersection of gaming and online video culture, particularly on digital platforms like YouTube.

We are excited to have someone join our team who is excited and passionate about gaming and video culture and helping our clients engage with the world of gaming.

The Responsibilities:

  • Research
    • Provide ears-to-the-street insights about what games are popping off in the intersection of gaming and video culture (interesting creators, trends/memes, emerging content formats, etc.)
    • File related story and news-hit ideas to the Twofivesix team

Your Profile:

  • You are well-versed in online video culture and gaming
  • You are keenly aware of online trends pervading social media at large
  • YouTube is a large part of your media diet and you’re familiar with TikTok and YouTube Shorts
  • You are good at extracting cultural insights from your observations — i.e., not just what’s popular and compelling but why
  • You are naturally curious, always open to researching unfamiliar but fruitful subjects
  • You are a respectful coworker and a team player who thrives in collaborative settings

Requirements

  • Must be located in the U.S. and legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Must be available for around 2-4 hours a week, as well as occasional calls to discuss your findings internally
  • Prior experience with professional writing is a plus
  • Prior experience with Slack, Asana, and the Google Drive suite is a plus
  • A YouTube algorithm informed by a storied history watching gaming content is a plus

This is a part-time, contract position at a consultancy with competitive pay and smart people with a proven track-record.

Benefits

Pay:

$75/hr (2-4 hours per week)

Not only do we embrace and celebrate the diversity of our clients, but we also strive for the same in our contractors. At Twofivesix, we are committed to equal opportunities regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.