The Internet Society is a global non-profit organization that works to protect the Internet as a place of opportunity. We connect and empower communities to ensure the Internet remains trustworthy—open, globally connected, secure, and a resource for good in the world. We believe the Internet is for everyone. But it’s more than just a privilege; it’s our responsibility to improve it.
We mobilize technologist, end users, potential users, policymakers, government agencies and institutional and corporate partners to defend and promote the collaborative inter-networking, technical standards, and protocols that grow and strengthen the Internet.
If you believe in the power and possibility of the Internet, be part of our mission.
The Internet Society (ISOC) is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion, where all individuals are valued for their distinct contributions. Our people are the most valuable strengths we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our staff invests in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and ISOC’s achievements.
About the position
The Internet Society has 127 chapters and 8 special interest groups (SIGs) and standing groups (SGs) that are run by volunteers from around the world in support of our shared vision and mission. Operating in a global context comes with a number of governance requirements that need to be met to ensure a healthy organization and a vibrant community of volunteers.
The Admin and Governance Specialist will help to enable the Internet Society’s Community Engagement team to successfully engage its global community.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Coordinate and support the team with administrative tasks related to the good functioning and governance of the Internet Society’s chapters and special interest groups/standing groups
Manage and monitor governance related chapter/SIG/SG documents
Oversee processes, related systems and tools
Other duties as assigned
Compensation and benefit package for this position will be competitively commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications. Applications will be evaluated until the position has been filled. The list of applicants will not be posted publicly and will be reviewed in confidence by members of the evaluation committee.
The Internet Society is an equal opportunity employer, committed to hiring regardless of any protected characteristic, such as race, ethnicity, national origin, color, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability status, or military/veteran status. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals.
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible professional experience is preferred
Demonstrated knowledge about chapter governance models and familiarity with volunteer management practices
A successful track record of setting up, drafting and reviewing of complex governance documents, processes and procedures and monitoring adherence to requirements.
Proven experience with Association Management Systems and Project Management tools
Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize higher value work, handle deadline pressures, and sensitive information
Ability to understand complex interdependencies of processes, systems and organizational governance needs
Ability to transmit knowledge to others, train team members
Ability to work well individually and as part of a team.
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability interact positively in a multicultural and multidisciplinary environment.
Thorough, accurate, organized, and productive working style
Intellectually curious and adaptable to change
English Fluency required. Proficiency in additional languages is a plus
Ability to travel if needed and when travel resumes
Commitment to the Internet Society’s mission, values and objectives
Experience working with a Globally distributed workforce and ability to work across time zone
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