The OTW is Recruiting for Communications, Strategic Planning, and Volunteers & Recruitment!

Are you interested in volunteering for the Organization for Transformative Works with Communications, Strategic Planning, or Volunteers & Recruiting?

We would like to thank everyone who responded to our previous call for Finance Committee Staff. Today, we’re excited to announce the opening of applications for:

  • Communications Committee Staff – Posting Specialist – closing 7 September 2016 UTC
  • Strategic Planning Staff – closing 7 September 2016 UTC
  • Volunteers & Recruiting staff – closing 7 September 2016 UTC

We have included more information on each role below. Open roles and applications will always be available at the volunteering page. If you don’t see a role that fits with your skills and interests now, keep an eye on the listings. We plan to put up new applications every few weeks, and we will also publicize new roles as they become available.

All applications generate a confirmation page and an auto-reply to your e-mail address. We encourage you to read the confirmation page and to whitelist volunteers -(at)- transformativeworks -(dot)- org in your e-mail client. If you do not receive the auto-reply within 24 hours, please check your spam filters and then contact us.

If you have questions regarding volunteering for the OTW, check out our Volunteering FAQ.

Communications Committee Staff – Posting Specialist: The Communications Committee is the central information distributing arm of the OTW, responsible for the distribution of information internally to OTW personnel and externally to the general public, the media, fans, and other fannish organizations. Communications is also typically the first point of contact for someone interested in or wanting help from OTW, and serves all of the organization’s committees and projects.

The Posting Specialist is responsible for scheduling and overseeing the posting of content to the OTW’s main website as well as content that is cross-posted from the main blog to the Archive of Our Own.

Applications are due 7 September 2016

Strategic Planning Committee Staff: The Strategic Planning Committee is recruiting for new staff members! We are a close-knit and collaborative committee of people who are tasked with researching, developing, and supporting the implementation of the strategic plan. We are looking for organized people well-versed in problem-solving, survey design, and survey implementation with knowledge of or a background in nonprofit governance. A strong background in research and informational interviewing is a plus, but not a requirement. We welcome all perspectives and are actively interested in people with diverse views on fandom and the OTW!

Applications are due 7 September 2016

Volunteers & Recruiting Committee Staff: Volunteers & Recruiting staff guide and manage services, policies, recruitment and volunteer management for the entire organization; compose and maintain organization policy and training documentation; and communicate with other committees and workgroups in the Organization for Transformation Works on matters related to organization tools and staffing needs. Volunteers & Recruiting staff also serve as a neutral party for personnel-related issues.

Applications are due 7 September 2016

Apply at the volunteering page!

  1. Beki Disher commented:

    Hello there!
    I have some spare time and I think I could do some work for you. I am not sure what to volunteer for. I have 20 years of telecom experience and I have a 2 year degree in network administration. Perhaps I could be of use in planning? I’m not sure to be honest what you need that would best fit the skills that I have.

    • Janita Burgess commented:

      Hi Beki,

      Thanks for your interest in volunteering. We do require people to apply for specific positions. If you’re not sure what you’d like to volunteer for, keep an eye out for future recruitment openings. We’ll have a more of them over the next couple months, and the positions will be different each time, so hopefully you’ll find something that’s a good fit for your skills and interests. If you’d like to apply for one of the current positions, you can do so at the volunteering page, here:

      -Janita Burgess
      OTW Communications Co-Chair