Knowledge Capturer and Writer

Job Title: Knowledge Capturer and Writer

Works Remotely

Starts October 2017

Part-time

Application deadline: September 20th, 2017

Job Profile

The Knowledge Writer will be the main person capturing and spreading the knowledge and the experience that rests with the Network members and the Network guests, which is created and shared in all of the LCN activities. It is an especially valuable position because LCN defines itself as a learning platform invested in building leadership, solidarity and resilience. Many of the Network members cannot afford the time or have the patience to read very long or too academic articles while engaged in struggles and initiatives for change, so the Knowledge Writer is not only invested in capturing and documenting knowledge, but also making sure that her/his writing style fits our members.

Typical responsibilities
  • Authors original case studies of successful leadership development, community organizing campaigns, movements and initiatives,
  • Writes shorter pieces featuring interesting practices, or stories, or innovation experienced or led by the LCN members,
  • Captures knowledge that is shared and evolved in LCN learning gatherings, especially the Forum and the Community Initiatives,
  • Leads specific writing projects in support of the LCN programs namely the CO Home Base Program,
  • Co-writes with LCN members, board members, or team, to provide support in documenting and contributing to knowledge,
  • Researches as needed to produce high quality material for LCN members.
Candidate profile and qualifications
  • Passion and commitment to global justice, human rights, citizen empowerment and social change,
  • Knowledge of the community organizing framework developed by Marshall Ganz and associates is required,
  • Excellent overall writing skills in a number of different styles/tones,
  • High fluency in English is a requirement,
  • Impeccable spelling and grammar,
  • Great research, organizational, and learning skills,
  • An understanding of formatting articles for web use and mass communication,
  • Three years minimum experience in writing content, case studies, innovations and findings in relevant area,
  • High professionalism, self-motivation, efficiency and results-oriented delivery on short timelines,
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with sensitivity to cultural communication differences,
  • Readiness to work across different time zones globally,
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills,
  • Strong teamwork skills, comfortable in a highly collaborative team culture,
  • Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with senior management, co-workers, our members, and the general public,
  • Demonstrated expertise in handling all information in a confidential manner.
 Location

LCN is a global virtual organization, with most of our work done over email, telephone, internet and other modern technologies. Our staff are based in cities all over the world and meet at team retreats three times a year.

Compensation

Salary varies with location and experience, but is competitive with leading nongovernmental organizations. Benefits for full-time positions also range with location, but include 4 weeks paid vacation per year.

Apply to Join Us

Before COB September 20th, 2017 ET time, send an email to info@leadingchangenetwork.org with two attachments – one file that includes both your letter of interest and your CV, and another file that includes samples of your writing, which best  demonstrate your style and quality. Please make sure to state in your letter of interest how you became knowledgeable of the community organizing framework Marshall Ganz and associates developed. Please write the job title you are applying for in the subject of the email. If you are short listed you will be contacted for an interview and for letters of reference.