It’s our 10th Anniversary! Looking back at what has been accomplished, none of this would have happened or even began without the support of a thriving community of game makers, social change experts, researchers and funders. The community is growing and so is the need for someone to guide the way for the future of the games for change sector and genre.
This unique, full time position of Community Manager at our NYC office is open immediately to all candidates who meet the proper requirements. Please see the description below and follow the appropriate instructions to apply!
The Community Manager is responsible for cultivating the community presence (on-line and at events) of Games for Change. This individual is the first point of contact representing the organization and is a critical member of the team – providing both the vibrancy and continuity of the community experience. The right candidate will be proactive and engaged in the use of media to advance social change, in particular, the emerging field of social impact games. The Community Manager serves as a vital link between the staff and its community of game developers, designers, NGOs, funders and civil society organizations making and using games to create change on myriad social issues.
Report to the Co-Presidents of the organization.
• Vibrant oversight, content refreshing and creation, and technical maintenance of GAMES FOR CHANGE’s social networking tools (accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Vimeo) and on-line spaces, including its website and dynamic on-line resources
• Use of on-line tools which ensure real-time dissemination of content from and remote participation in GAMES FOR CHANGE live events (e.g. timely upload and archived digital assets such as slides, video, hand-outs from speaking engagement and events)
• Monitor and pro-actively contribute to the on-line discussion of games, social impact games, and social issues across Games for Change’s own discussion list and more broadly, the social web.
•Write and edit the e-newsletter as well as regularly refreshing content for the GAMES FOR CHANGE website and blog.
• Initial review and assessment of all game submissions for the Game Channel on the site.
• Archive and update all GAMES FOR CHANGE resources.
• Oversight of all multi-media content around events and community, including production logistics.
• Attendance at community events related to games, and/or social impact games or social issues
• Oversight, production and trafficking of all Games for Change advertising and marketing materials
• Encourage member-to-member interaction (i.e. teasing out conversations in the G4C discussion list or match-making following inquiries to G4C)
• Create reports that track metrics (through tools such as our Google analytics and Google adwords accounts) related to successful engagement on-line with the community and general public and/or highlight areas requiring improvement
• Create and oversee participation surveys for live events
• 4 Year degree from an accredited institution • Excellent editorial & writing skills
• A love and knowledge of games, a curiosity about their use in creating real-world social impact.
• Technically proficient: Html, CSS, WordPress, CMS software
• Software: MS Office suite, Keynote, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign or Illustrator
• Experience managing on-line forums and communities for at least 1-2 years and/or maintaining a content-rich blog for at least 1-2 years
• Strong organizational and communication skills – ability to mediate and communicate effectively
• A passion for networking – in person and on-line – and tools which facilitate networking and resource sharing (i.e. websites, blogs, podcasts, wikis, etc.)
Please email cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No calls, please.
Include the phrase “I Love Games for Change” in the subject line.
In the cover letter, please answer the following:
• What is your favorite game for social impact? Why?
• Create a Facebook post for Games for Change that will increase interactions.
• Favorite game theme song?
• How would you deal with the following comment made on Facebook?
“This game 4 change you posted sucks. It just bounces me around a screen full of propaganda and has no interaction at all. Next time add more things that blow up.”