Project Coordinator

Digital Democracy is looking for a part-time Project Coordinator to join our small, remote team on an eight month contract (with potential long-term) starting as soon as possible.

You will help to prepare materials and oversee the launch of an online learning platform for the “Earth Defenders Toolkit”, a collection of open source tools for land rights and environmental monitoring for Indigenous and rural communities around the world. You will work with the Digital Democracy team to consolidate best practice in approaches and tools that support Indigenous land defense, with the goal to create a resource, including guides and training materials, that other communities around the world can use.

You have excellent research, writing and project coordination skills and you are passionate about social justice, decolonization and share our organisational values.

This is initially an eight month role, until the end of the current project cycle, with possibility of extension. It is a part time role of 24 hours per week (negotiable).

What we’re looking for

This role brings together many skills and capacities, and we do not expect people to have experience in absolutely everything. We are looking for someone who is a fast learner, open to learning new skills, and also honest about those that they do not already have.

Essential Skills and Experience

Desirable Skills

Qualities we’re on the lookout for

Our Team

Our small but growing team is based in Oakland, CA; Washington, DC; New York; Montreal, Canada; Abuja, Nigeria; London & Oxford, U.K. and we welcome candidates from around the world, especially South America. We embrace distributed working, and are happy for you to work from where you live.

The Indigenous communities we work with have lived through colonization and still deal with its effects everyday, along with marginalization and discrimination against their languages and cultures. It is therefore particularly important that we build a diverse team with individuals who understand and empathize with their realities. Indigenous people, people of color, women, LGBTQ folk and others who identify as coming from a marginalized identity are strongly urged to apply. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Perks

How to apply

Send a note with the following by 9am UTC, August 17th (or earlier!), to jobs+edt@digital-democracy.org If we are interested in talking further we will get in touch with you by August 20th. Interviews will be scheduled for the week of August 24th.