Open Position: DWeb Projects Organizer

Decentralized Web (DWeb) is an initiative to facilitate discussions, thinking, and action to build a more private, reliable, secure, and open web. Since 2016, DWeb has been building bridges to enable diverse communities to freely exchange ideas about the technologies, values, markets and agreements we need to move forward.

DWeb has grown to include nine “nodes” across four continents. In addition to monthly DWeb meetups, we produce DWeb Camp and the Decentralized Web Summit. Our community has developed this set of DWeb Principles to help guide the technological development of a decentralized web.

We are seeking a DWeb Projects Organizer to collect and steward resources about the DWeb, plan and organize events and dialogues, and help deepen ties and expand the DWeb community.

This is a part-time contract position with an average of 15 hours/week with Gatherings for Good, a separate, subsidiary non-profit of the Internet Archive. The DWeb Projects Organizer will report to the Internet Archive’s Director of Partnerships.

Position Duties

Event Planning & Facilitation (40%):

  • Work with Internet Archive’s Director of Partnerships to plan, facilitate, and organize logistics for virtual and in-person events.
  • Draft and manage event copy and media, including recap blog posts about events.

Organizational Strategy (30%):

  • Collaborate on organizational strategy to expand and deepen collaboration within the DWeb community.
  • Promote and strategize application of the Decentralized Web Principles.

Communications & Publicity (20%):

  • Manage content for the DWeb website (GetDWeb.net).
  • Research and promote resources and news to relevant DWeb projects.
  • Assist with and support direct outreach to DWeb Nodes and community members.

Admin (10%):

  • Participate in weekly strategy meetings.
  • Coordinate with team archivist, engineers and designers to complete joint projects.
  • Make purchases, submit expenses, and other administrative tasks related to the role.

Required Skills & Experience

  • Exceptional Written and Verbal Communication:
    Capable of communicating effectively with a wide range of people and through many communication channels (small group, public speaking, mass emails, facilitating conference calls, print, etc.)
  • Technology Skills:
    Proficient with Microsoft, Libre Office, or Open Office, Google apps, Notion, GitHub/GitLab, social media apps, mass mail programs, basic website editing (WordPress), and Slack
  • Facilitation and Event Planning:
    Experience organizing event logistics
  • Digital Campaigning:
    Experience with online advocacy campaigns
  • Stakeholder Engagement:
    Highly effective at engaging diverse stakeholders, listening to many perspectives and able to provide necessary leadership
  • Social Media Skills:
    Experience publishing content to multiple social media channels, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn

Desired Qualities

  • Self-Directed:
    Ability to identify and communicate project priorities, proactively take action on tasks, and know when to ask for help when needed
  • Networker:
    Ability to build strong relationships with partners and community members
  • Creative Problem Solver:
    Demonstrated ability to foresee obstacles, generate and implement solutions, and manage long-term changes
  • Movement Orientation:
    Commitment to building a principled, values-driven movement to build a more private, reliable, secure, and open decentralized web
  • Passionate and Visionary: Desire to expand the DWeb movement and experiment with ways to deepen ties and expand the community
  • Travel Capacity:
    Willingness and ability to attend occasional out-of-town meetings, retreats, and convenings when national health guidelines allow for travel

Application Details

Our Timeline

We are accepting applications through 12:00 PM PST July 23, 2021. We expect to begin conducting interviews in late July.

How to Apply

To apply please send a resume, cover letter, and two (2) writing samples to dweb@archive.org. Make the subject line of your email “Your Name, DWeb Projects Organizer”. The position will be open until filled, but applications submitted by July 23 will receive priority. 

Location

This is a remote position, however the organizer must be available for meetings between 9 AM – 5 PM Pacific Time / 16 – 0 UTC.

Compensation & Benefits

This is a contract position that will be compensated $40/hour.

About Gatherings for Good:

We are an Equal Opportunity employer. We believe we do our best work when our employees bring together diverse ideas. Members of all groups under represented in the tech industry and library world are strongly encouraged to apply. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

About the Internet Archive:

a non-profit library, headquartered in San Francisco, with an ambitious mission: to provide universal access to all knowledge — the books, Web pages, audio, television and software of our shared human culture. Our engineers, archivists, librarians, and team members have built one of the top 200 websites in the world, https://archive.org/. Internet Archive digitizes thousands of books a day and collects a hundred million web pages a week. In its 25 years, the Internet Archive team has built one of the largest digital libraries in the world by working with national and international libraries, archives, museums, universities, and nonprofits.