Work with us?
We are on the look out for a person to conduct a quick assessment of our tech and data systems and provide recommendations for improvement before the end of March 2021. Details below and the full Expression of Interest is here. Due date is Monday 15 February.
Expression of Interest:
Data Management Assessment
One week after Australia was locked down in early 2020, a group of organisers launched a free online training series called ‘Organising in a Pandemic’ The goal was to provide a space for people to connect and to provide organising skills to social movements and progressive organisations across Australia. With little publicity, 160 people attended the first training. For the following 14 weeks a group of organisers maintained this training space – their very own mutual aid project!
We had a short break and re-launched as ChangeMakers Organising School, and by the end of 2020 we ran a further two seasons each of 8 weeks duration. Until very recently the program was entirely volunteer run, mostly in the limited spare time of busy Organisers. Due to a focus on delivering high quality content, data management has so far been a bit of a gap for us.
We did not have the time to set up good systems for tracking attendance or engagement – while we know that over 1000 people have RSVP’d for at least one week of the training, we have little idea who turned up on zoom, and when. We use several platforms, haphazardly, that don’t talk to each other very well. Basically, our tech is a mess and it’s getting in the way of our Organising!
We have big plans for 2021 and need a digital framework to match.
What we’re looking for
Someone to run a Data Management Assessment that looks at what we are using, what we need, and what could be better. We’d like this person to produce gold, silver and bronze recommendation options – allowing us to implement one of these options for 2021.
We think we need a CRM, or at least a better integrated tech stack. We’re reasonably capable at using the options out there, but need help working out which is the best for our little team to help us achieve some scale without breaking the bank. We also anticipate the Program Manager will need some assistance to implement the most appropriate option.
You understand people power and community organising. You have experience in the digital organising or campaigning space and a good understanding of different programs, products, and processes used by NGOs and grassroots groups to assist in achieving social change.
You are available to do this assessment in the next 6 weeks.
The successful candidate will be paid $1500 including GST.
The full assessment should include:
- Interviews with the Organising School team
- A review of our current processes and tools
- Production of a short document with tiered recommendations for the programs we should implement to achieve our 2021 goals
- Some follow up with the Program Manager to assist with implementing the chosen option (ie a short training session or advice on operationalising)
How to apply
We would like:
- A cover letter that briefly explains:
- Why you are interested in the work and in the ChangeMakers Organising School
- Your experience in movements and organisations, specifically with regard to using digital tools to manage social change work
- Your experience in assessment or change management
- Your availability
- Any experience you have in working with high impact groups on a budget!
- Your CV – for additional detail about your experience
Please submit EOIs as soon as possible and not later than 15 February. You can address your application to Isabella Morand at [email protected] and mark the subject of your email “EOI Data Management Assessment.”
We are looking for someone who wants to partner with us on this – work with our team to make this Organising School shine and thrive in 2021 and beyond.
If you have questions – feel free to email: [email protected]
Isabella Morand and Amanda Tattersall
ChangeMakers Organising School