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Humanosphere is an independent, nonprofit news organization that provides in-depth coverage on the fight to reduce poverty and improve global health. We are devoted to covering and analyzing the most important (or entertaining) issues in the global health, aid and development arena. We are deadly serious about poverty, injustice and suffering. But not too serious. That’s deadly boring. We are always looking for talented people to help us tackle big projects, expand content and reach, and grow the organization. If working with Humanosphere has been a lifelong goal of yours, we’d love to hear from you!


Current Available Positions

Business Development volunteer

At Humanosphere we seek talented volunteers who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects that will help us grow.  As we expand our content and reach, we are currently seeking a Business Development volunteer to help us. He/she will be responsible for (a) identifying new revenue streams that diversify Humanosphere’s funding model, (b) working on specific grant proposals, and (c), building the Humanosphere community through fellowships, events, and new contributors.

Volunteer project objectives

As Business Development volunteer, you will help Humanosphere diversify its funding and build a community around provocative content, dedicated readers, and people who want to participate in the public dialogue about poverty and inequity. You will help develop strategies that grow Humanosphere and the implementation plans to make these strategies a reality.  Learning benefits to volunteer

We work to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Here are some of the opportunities of working with Humanosphere:

  • Hands-on experience with prospect research, funding strategy, and grant writing
  • Conduct research and perform analytical reviews on a variety of funding opportunities
  • Define and contribute to new funding models for nonprofit news organizations
  • Hands-on experience growing an organization in a rapidly changing industry
  • Understand what donors want and the best way to approach them for funding
  • Build and enhance Humanosphere’s community building strategy
  • Build research, analysis, and presentation skills
  • Event planning and execution (on an as-need basis)
  • Networking, mentorship, and exploration of career opportunities in development

Responsibilities

You will assist in strategic planning and the implementation of projects that will build Humanosphere’s capacity to grow as the world’s leading source for humanitarian and development news. To do so, you will work with the executive team on these projects:

Business development
  • Research and develop a prospect list of potential donors & fellowships
  • Work with Humanosphere staff and grant writing consultants on specific grants, letters of inquiry (LOI), and proposals
  • Develop and organize grants calendar
  • Keep projects on time, meet deadlines, and manage required material for proposals
Community building
  • Analyze the nonprofit news and international development news industries and identify potential ‘sponsored content’ partners and advertisers for Humanosphere
  • Identify potential fellowships for Humanosphere contributors and work on those grants with our staff and consultants
  • Strengthen Humanosphere’s capacity to host community building events
  • Contribute to event planning & logistics on as-need basis

What we’re looking for

Technical skills
  • Background in non-profit management, fundraising, or other related discipline
  • Pursuing or in possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Business, Public Administration, International Affairs, and/or Journalism from an accredited college or university
  • Experience writing and capturing grants for nonprofit organizations
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong analytical and quantitative abilities with excellent written and verbal communications
  • Ability to synthesize findings into clear recommendations
  • Ability to develop reports that present accurate picture of fundraising activities
  • Excellent presentation skills
Professional and personal skills
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and a clear commitment to Humanosphere’s mission
  • A working knowledge of humanitarian affairs, global development and global health
  • Ability to grasp/articulate our mission in a way that meets the interests and passions of donors
  • Attention to detail and strong time management and organizational skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently
  • Skill in successfully managing multiple projects on tight deadlines and under pressure
  • A sense of humor

At Humanosphere, we know that some of the best and most insightful stories come from the least expected places. If you feel like you’re a good fit and you’re willing to learn and grow, make the case. We work with you because you’re awesome, not just because you have a string of letters behind your name.

Logistics

  • We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible
  • The majority of this volunteer project will be remote but we will set up meetings at local cafés and Humanosphere’s Fremont office a few times a week
  • Volunteer project is three (3) months with option to extend
  • 10-30 hours per week around volunteer’s schedule
  • Attendance at all Humanosphere events

To apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and brief writing sample to info@humanosphere.org. Please include “Business Development volunteer” in the subject line.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Humanosphere is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.


Digital Strategy volunteer

At Humanosphere we seek talented volunteers who crave learning new skills and aren’t afraid to tackle big projects that will help us grow.  As we expand our content and reach, we need a Digital Strategy volunteer to join our staff. This volunteer will be responsible for developing and executing strategies to (a) enhance the organization’s overall website performance, (b) incorporate sponsored content, (c) build out multi-media tools and content, (d) improve mobile offerings, and (e) enhance the social media Humanosphere is an independent, non-profit news organization that provides in-depth coverage on the fight to reduce poverty and improve global health. We are devoted to covering and analyzing the most important (or entertaining) issues in the global health, aid and development arena. We are deadly serious about poverty, injustice and suffering. But not too serious. That’s deadly boring.

As Digital Strategy volunteer, you will work with Humanosphere’s design and development partner, Culture Foundry, to improve the website’s ability to engage readers, attract new readers and sponsors, and integrate diverse forms of content.

Learning benefits to volunteer

We work to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. Here are some of the opportunities of working with Humanosphere:

  • Create and integrate diverse and interactive forms of content (infographics, video)
  • Create useful content that will be shared by global development influencers
  • Experience working with Culture Foundry, a leading digital strategy consulting firm
  • Contribute to website development and maintenance for an online news organization
  • Develop your skills working with online communication tools
  • Define and contribute to new revenue streams for a nonprofit news organization
  • Analyze a website and design strategies to improve its ability to connect with users
  • Track social media analytics, report results, and develop strategies to take advantage of
  • Build and enhance Humanosphere’s social media strategy
  • Understand the right tactics to combine online marketing with long term social media plan
  • Networking opportunities through our staff, partners, and events Assist in strategic planning and the implementation of projects that will build Humanosphere’s capacity to grow as the world’s leading source for humanitarian and development news. To do so, you could

Responsibilities

Assist in strategic planning and the implementation of projects that will build Humanosphere’s capacity to grow as the world’s leading source for humanitarian and development news. To do so, you could work on the following projects:

  • Improve website performance
  • Analyze sponsored content market
  • Design and create infographics to be posted on website
  • Incorporate diverse media (podcasts, video, etc.) on website
  • Contribute to improved mobile offerings
  • Design social media strategy and/or manage our accounts (e.g. Twitter, Reddit, Facebook)

What We’re Looking for

Technical skills
  • Pursuing or in possession of a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Journalism, Business, Public Administration, International Affairs, Web Design, Graphic Design, Advertising/PR, and/or Information Systems from an accredited college or university
  • Experience with IT, digital graphics, graphic design, website design, SEO
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated analytical and quantitative abilities
  • Familiarity with social networking sites
  • Ability to synthesize findings into clear recommendations
Professional and personal skills
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Creativity, flexibility, enthusiasm and a clear commitment to Humanosphere’s mission
  • A working knowledge of humanitarian affairs, global development and global health
  • Attention to detail and strong time management and organizational skills
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and ability to work independently

At Humanosphere, we know that some of the best and most insightful stories come from the least expected places. So if you feel like you’re a good fit and you’re willing to learn and grow, make the case. This is one of those places where we work with you because you’re awesome, not just because you have a string of letters that follow your name.

Logistics

  • We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible
  • The majority of this project will be remote but we will set up meetings at local cafés and Humanosphere’s Fremont office a few times a week
  • Position is three (3) months with option to extend
  • 10-30 hours per week around volunteer‘s schedule
  • Attendance at all Humanosphere events

To Apply

Please send your resume, cover letter, and work samples (e.g. writing sample, portfolio, clips) to info@humanosphere.org. Please include “Digital Strategy volunteer” in the subject line.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

Humanosphere is dedicated to diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.