The Open Gov Hub is excited to pilot a new work-trade program to help meet the needs and further activate the potential of our vibrant community, which now includes over 200 people from 40 member organizations.
Are you eager to join a community of leading nonprofits and change makers in international development and other fields, working to help make governments more transparent, accountable, and deliver more for their citizens around the world?
Can you commit part-time over the next three months to support our daily operations and community building, solving problems and facilitating relationships and collaborations along the way?
If so, we invite you to apply for our new Community Catalyst Program!
What You'd Be Doing
Here at the Open Gov Hub, we’ve been growing and are looking for people who can commit to working about one full day (or more) per week in exchange for free hot desk membership and full access to our community benefits.
We are looking for help to keep our large shared office running smoothly on a daily basis, including greeting our average 1,000+ local and international visitors a month at the front desk, managing and sorting mail, answering the phone, supporting weekly events, managing our office supply inventory, and offering high-quality customer service support to members to troubleshoot a variety of issues (including basic tech support).
About 80% of your work will be daily operations, with 20% dedicated to community building: you will be a critical “pollinator” of connections across our network of organizations working on critical topics like open data, combating closing civic space, addressing the shortcomings/failures of challenges of global development, and supporting citizen . You will get to know our diverse members and helping them connect and collaborate. This work may include interviewing member organizations, creating/updating individual and organizational profiles, helping plan strategic events programming, producing short research briefs, and more. All your work will contribute meaningfully to the mission of Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC!
What You Would Get
In exchange, you will receive a free hot desk membership which includes part-time workspace access, meeting room access, and full access to our wide range of Hub events and activities that happen at least once per week, including members-only workshops, working groups, monthly movie nights and more. As a member you’ll also get free access to our building’s newly renovated gym, bi-weekly yoga classes, and tenant lounge (with ping pong, pool, air hockey, and more).
Who We're Looking For
You might be a great fit if you are a current student or recent graduate, independent consultant/contractor with a flexible schedule, are in between jobs, in transition, or new to DC. Working with us will uniquely, exponentially build your professional and personal network.
We are especially interested in candidates who are relentless problem solvers, have customer service experience, are comfortable with basic technology, and are passionate about the power of transparent, accountable, innovative, and participatory government to transform the lives of citizens globally.
We are excited to continue growing the Hub team and bring on a small cohort of vital community catalysts on board.
Please complete our short application right away - no later than end of day Thursday, August 24th - and contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions!