We have a pressing need to fill out more of our staff in the "soft skills" department, Fundraising, Communications and Operations areas are the most crucial areas, with incidental supporting contributors in design and document presentation also needed. After all the reason we still don't have a map is because everything else is taking a lot of time and priority sadly. To quote the movie Peaceful Warrior, fulfillment in life is "To Be of Service" :) and by all means the last thing we want to do is pigeon hole anyone so if there are any areas you feel that you can assist in or have a suggestion for anything that could help us work better, jumping in and speaking up is encouraged :)
Basic requirements for all roles- Self motivated or personal interest in following broadband developments. It's fine if you're coming in fresh, but it's up to you to stay informed and ask questions if needed. No one has all the answers and the idea is that this foundation becomes a resource for anybody to educate themselves into becoming a "subject matter expert" if they spend enough time.- Able to commit roughly about 10-20 hours/week or less per job or task.- Comfortable with working remotely, experience with online collaboration and project management software such as BaseCamp are a plus.
News Bureau - Coordinate both incoming news and grabbing news of interest outside of the foundation. Ideally this person reads dslreports and stopthecap daily at a minimum. Keep us informed on the following in order of priority, caps, regulatory changes- Keep the public abreast of developments on twitter and facebook. Coordinates with the news bureau head. We especially need more experts in areas outside of North America and Australasia. Click here to see what we're looking for contributor wise
Communications Director *PRIORITY* - Reach out to like minded communities and spread our presence plus be a point of contact for member organisations and members. Comfortable with reaching out to press and other news sites to expand our profile and creating press releases. Corporate level communications experience is beneficial
Document Expert - This is a contributory role on an "as needed" basis. Be proficient in creating PDF documents, typesetting and formatting. Graphic design skills HIGHLY sought after in this role.
Fundraising (This role is expected to be split up/further subdivided into per task roles) *PRIORITY* - Looking for someone experienced with fundraising and navigating the non profit sector- Officially register us as a charity in as many regions as possible and listing us on 'charity search' sites- Adept at finding and writing grant applications- Informed about as many alternative forms of donations as possible e.g. estate transfers
Legal research / Analysts / Regulatory Affairs Specialists - Investigate and chronicle the history of regulatory actions in different regions thus far, what's been effective and what's transpired e.g. IMTP's, successful regulator breakups.- Take care of affairs and communications with different regulatory bodies, examples include the ACCC, OFCOM, CRTC, FCC- Possibly participate or asssist in hearings as representatives of the WBF.- Keep abreast of developing and ongoing cases with various regulators and "executive summarize" effects of ongoing disputes and decisions for use with the map.- Anyone who's experienced at being called upon as a subject matter expert or have attended regulatory proceedings in the past is strongly encouraged to apply.
Broadband Researchers - Directly contribute ISP listings, plans, and availability to the map- Fact check the accuracy of existing contributions on the map and projects like ISPBase
Web Developers - Drupal familiarity, jQuery, CSS3, HTML5 and PHP and HTML5 are all useful skills in helping to maintaining the site
Software Developers - Anyone with an interest and demonstrated ability in the following skillsets can be helpful, Flash and Silverlight, Mobile development, Database design/architecture, Cloud platforms both open and closed
Board members can come from any country and diversity is encouraged if not required for this sort of enterprise. Board members can participate in either an advisory or operational capacity but board members must either have a global interest and be aware that developments in one place can influence others and/or be able to leverage contacts and experience outside of the 'pro-internet community' in one or more of the following areas.
- Experience in telecoms AND history of standing up for net neutrality principles and/or community broadband interests- Community broadband- Experienced network engineers- PR, News and Media.- Anyone experienced in handling telecom regulatory affairs in any country.- Legal advisory- Software and database architecture
As for regional heads, please contact us with the regions you are most interested in or have personal experience/lived in. Regional heads will coordinate keeping us informed of developments on policy, price and broadband expansion news in their areas.
Please send CV's to email@example.com for interest on any of the positions listed abovel This list is by no means comprehensive and if your skills can apply or help in some sort of operational capacity not listed here, please do not hesitate to contact.