Latin America Community Developer

MakeSense

  • < 15 persons
Job description
ABOUT US:

MakeSense is a global open community that promotes social entrepreneurship. We believe in a world where all the citizens have the tools and resources necessaries to create an impact in solving the issues that matter the most to them.


We connect volunteers with social entrepreneurs to help them increase their impact by offering their time, skills, knowledge and resources. By using our collective intelligence, we have supported over a thousand social entrepreneurs in 140 cities worldwide. We do this using our online platform and through creativity workshops focused on design thinking methodologies.


This community was born in France and in México, we started working two years ago. Since then, we have created a vibrant community of volunteers and engaged over 2,000 people in 11 cities throughout the county. We also have started an accelerator program focused on water issues, the SenseCube.  If you join the team you will work with our regional Community Developers based in Manila, Paris, Beirut and Dakar as well as with the team in México.


YOUR MISSION:

Will consist of curating the growing community in México and Latin America, as well as to increase our impact and outreach in the region. Some of your day to day operations would consist of:


  • Raising awareness about social entrepreneurship in Mexico and in Latin America making visible the social entrepreneurs and their challenges.

  • Continuously finding ways to connect citizens with social entrepreneurs. So you will have to spot talent in both ends, throughout the region.

  • Being an active mentor for the social entrepreneurs that we are accelerating in the SenseCube.

  • Developing and implementing impact measurement methodologies for our work.

  • Mobilizing, training and empowering local citizens to be active volunteers and lead the organization of events to help social entrepreneurs like this, this, and this.

  • Giving workshops and talks in universities, conferences, etc.

  • Creating and improving design thinking methodologies as well as translating them into Spanish.

  • Synchronizing with the global team of community developers to push international campaigns on specific issues. Sustainable food, waste management, education, etc.

  • Helping organize special events and delivering trainings online and offline.

  • Managing and creating new partnerships in the region inside and outside the social entrepreneurship ecosystem.

  • You will work with our volunteers in México and in Latin America to help them grow a MakeSense community in their city.



EXPERIENCE:

#Communication #Design-Thinking #Leadership Community developers come in all size and shapes. Although, the most important is that you have a genuine interest and understanding of social entrepreneurship and can easily connect and work with all types of people.

Some of your skills and knowledge include:

  • You LOVE people and are a natural connector. You will spend most of your time talking and connecting with people.

  • Speaking on stage and facilitating small and big groups is exciting for you!

  • You are at ease organizing and hosting a wide range of events. You understand the importance of every detail.

  • You are highly organized as there are a wide range of activities you must accomplish.

  • You are an active listener and a problem solver. Empathy is something you practice every day.

  • You love learning and are constantly challenging yourself. You will not have someone telling you what to do so you have to be highly independent and reliable.

  • You have experience working with international and or multidisciplinary teams, online and off-line.

  • You are a hands on leader eager to lead and inspire others into action.

  • Fluent in Spanish and English (French is a plus). Half of your work will be done in English, writing articles, reports, trainings, and delivering trainings.

  • You have successfully managed and built partnerships with different types of organizations.

  • At least 2 years of professional experience. It´s useful if its related to business, communication, development, etc.  

  • You understand the social enterprise sector and are knowledgeable of design thinking methodologies.

  • You apply lean start-up principles in any initiative you take.

  • You thrive in a fast paced and uncertain environment. In México we are a small team of four people, so we have to move fast.

  • Extensive use of social media (blogging, Instagram, Twitter, etc) and experience in communication. Show us your creativity and essence.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Availability to start working at the beginning of May.

  • Have a working Mexican visa/ or a French under 24 years old.  

  • Job is based in We are Todos, Roma Norte, México City.

  • Events often happen on evenings and on the weekends.

  • Salary based on your level of experience.

BENEFITS:  

  • Working 2 weeks with the team in Paris.

  • Flexibility on your work schedule. Opportunity to work remotely.

  • 4 weeks of paid vacations per year.

  • The opportunity to work with a fast growing international team.

  • A couch to crush in over 140 cities!

How to apply?
Please send your CV and a video to lorena@makesense.org and fernanda@sensecube.cc explaining WHY you are the best fit for this role, what will you bring to the team and what do you expect from us. Deadline April 25th.
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  • Posted on 04-14-2016
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