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GSOLE Communication Officer

Volunteer Appointment(s)

Updated 25 July 2021

The GSOLE Steering Committee is looking for a current or new member to serve as our Communication Officer. This is a two-year appointment that can be renewed with approval of the Executive Board. No experience in organizational admin or communication is required. The position entails about 10 hours of monthly volunteer contributions, including regularly monitoring and posting to GSOLE’s social media accounts, one or more online meetings, and focused project work—possibly more depending upon the applicant’s interests, experience, and availability. The duties of this position may be split between two members, and pairs of individuals who want to work together may apply to together.

How You Can Help GSOLE in this Role

(Position Responsibilities)

  • Maintain and occasionally report on social media activity on GSOLE’s accounts.
  • Compose and coordinate communications to promote GSOLE’s programs, events, and activities, posting them to social media and the GSOLE blog (facilitated by Wild Apricot hosting platform).
  • Support the Steering Committee and Membership officer in communicating directly with the membership (partly facilitated by the Wild Apricot organizational hosting platform).
  • Develop and organize communication resources, including message templates, branding assets, and communication plans.
  • Attend Executive Board meetings (Ex Officio) and support Steering Committee communications
  • Participate on the Outreach Committee and Collaborate with other GSOLE committees and officers to support their communication needs.

What You Can Get out of the Experience

(Position Opportunities)

  • Network with fellow online literacy educators and administrators.
  • Work on meaningful projects to help fellow educators develop online pedagogy and programs.
  • Receive mentorship in organizational communication—or, if already experienced in this area, receive validation and appreciation for supporting quality programs and mentoring others.
  • Develop experience with, a repertoire in, and a portfolio of professional communications, including correspondence, organizational reporting, blog posting, and other digital formats.
  • Learn the Wild Apricot organizational management platform <wildapricot.com>; no prior Wild Apricot experience needed.

How to Apply

  • Write a two-paragraph Statement of Interest and Qualifications (no organizational experience is necessary)
  • Send the Statement of Interest and a current CV to <president@gsole.org>

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