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TIGed Professional Development Program Assistant (Volunteer)

TIGed | Toronto, ON, Canada

Job Description

The Opportunity

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!

Why volunteer at TakingITGlobal?

  • Have an impact! TakingITGlobal's programs reached millions of users last year, empowering young people in over 200 countries to express themselves, develop understanding, and take action to address social issues in their communities and around the world.
  • Expand your horizons! TakingITGlobal has a strong international reputation within the non-profit, government, and corporate sectors. Your experience and strengthened skills will be respected by future employers and TakingITGlobal's collaborative nature means volunteers grow a solid professional network and gain experience vital for future job opportunities.
  • Be part of a vibrant team! TakingITGlobal is a open, collaborative environment recognized as a WorldBlu Democratic Workplace and committed to fun wellness activites. Although headquartered in Toronto, TIG is an international organization and you'll have the opportunity to be inspired by partners and team members from all over the world!

Roles & Responsibilities:

Administration and Communications

  • Assist with the management of email communications

  • Create, edit and update website content

  • Moderate and animate online learning spaces

  • Co-facilitate webinars and learning modules for course participants

  • Assist with other writing and communications tasks as needed

Planning and Development

  • Support research efforts as required

  • Participate in planning meetings and contribute ideas to the development process

  • Support partnership development

  • Create and refine course materials

Marketing and Promotions

  • Develop a database of contacts relevant to the professional development program

  • Research and explore promotional and outreach opportunities

  • Assist with the development of promotional materials

Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Prepare and administer feedback surveys

  • Prepare reports


  • Studies in a related field (e.g. Education, Communications, Media, etc.)

  • Significant interest in education, engagement and activism

  • High level of media literacy and an understanding of the uses of web 2.0 tools

  • Proficient in the use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software, other software, and internet-based research

  • Detail oriented, organized, with strong time management skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a fast paced environment, with multiple shifting priorities

  • Leadership skills

  • Willingness to learn new things and eagerness to acquire new skills
  • Teaching certification

  • Experience teaching adult learners

  • Curriculum development experience

  • Significant interest in youth-related issues and experience working with young people from a wide variety of cultures

  • Proficiency in languages other than English

  • Experience working and/or volunteering in the non-profit sector

  • International work or volunteer experience
Commitment Level:

This position is offered on an initial 4-month volunteer basis with possibility of renewal. We are looking for someone who is able to commit 20 hours per week, working 2 days per week at the TakingITGlobal office and 4 hours weekly working remotely from their home. The successful candidate may request a travel stipend.

This volunteer position is part of the TakingITGlobal Fall Internship Program Cycle with the following details:

Duration: 4 months (September - December)
Hours: 20 hours per week (16 in Toronto office, 4 remote)
Application Deadline: July 19, 2013
Orientation Day:  September 3rd, 2013

Application Process:

Application screening will be conducted on an ongoing basis. Please electronically submit a resume and cover letter at your earliest convenience via the JobScore platform. TakingITGlobal is an equal opportunity employer and strongly supports applications from diverse backgrounds and communities.
About TIGed
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. Learn more at
About TakingITGlobal
TakingITGlobal (TIG) provides innovative global education programs that empower youth to understand and act on the world's greatest challenges. Often described as a "social network for social good," the award-winning is available in 13 languages and offers a diverse set of educational resources and action tools intended to inspire, inform and involve. Since being founded as a charity in 2000, more than 40 million people have accessed the website to learn, grow and realize their potential. Learn more about us and explore our latest annual report.