Explorations In Math

Build Community as our Volunteer Newsletter Editor

Want to be the wizard behind the curtain of our quarterly volunteer newsletter? Become its editor and put your mark on how we communicate with our growing volunteer corps.

Interested? E-mail volunteer@eimath.org or call 206-325-0774.

Time commitment: This position requires a commitment of 3-5 hours a week for 10 weeks. You will work directly with the Director of Volunteer Engagement at Explorations in Math. Initally we will meet at the Explorations in Math office, ideally Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Once we establish deadlines, our production process and other details, much of this position can be fulfilled at your home using your own computer and Internet connection.

Details: Explorations in Math partners with elementary school communities to transform attitudes about math. Similar to literacy, we seek to build a movement that ensures every child succeeds in math. We recently added a year-round volunteer program to extend the reach of the math movement to people in the community who want to join us in this effort. To build community among these volunteers, we are launching a quarterly newsletter that will profile volunteers, promote volunteer opportunities, and provide updates on our organization’s impact.

Responsibilities:

We have a newsletter template we will use to communicate to volunteers. This role will help develop the content for the newsletter.

Profile volunteers:

  • Use volunteer quotes from surveys and e-mails to develop profiles for our newsletter.
  • Coordinate obtaining photos from volunteers. This can be done via e-mail.
  • Document steps for creating a newsletter w/ embedded video
  • Make suggestions on how to improve our existing volunteer profiles.

Promote volunteer opportunities:

  • Reformat volunteer opportunities posted on our Web site for our newsletter template.
  • Make suggestions on how to improve our existing volunteer profiles.
  • Cross-reference events listed on our Events Calendar to ensure they are listed as volunteer opportunities as appropriate.

Provide updates on our organization’s impact:

  • Work with staff communications team to identify organization impact.
  • Solicit stories from volunteers on how they are contributing to our impact.

Skills desired:

  • Newsletter writing and editing experience, including personality profiles
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Good grammar and spelling

Impact: Your efforts writing and editing our newsletter will enable our volunteers to better understand how they are contributing to Explorations in Math and bringing their energy to help us build a math movement. Just as with the literacy movement, math needs champions in every corner of the community encouraging kids, making math fun and engaging and ultimately working to improve student achievement in math.

Benefits:

  • Opportunity to shape editorial content of a newsletter
  • Great way to hone your newsletter skills or keep them up to date

Other requirements: Your full name and date of birth are required for a mandatory background check.

To apply, fill out the form below or simply e-mail volunteer@eimath.org.

 

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