Community Indicators for Your Community

Real, lasting community change is built around knowing where you are, where you want to be, and whether your efforts are making a difference. Indicators are a necessary ingredient for sustainable change. And the process of selecting community indicators -- who chooses, how they choose, what they choose -- is as important as the data you select.

This is an archive of thoughts I had about indicators and the community indicators movement. Some of the thinking is outdated, and many of the links may have broken over time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Job Opportunities: Global Footprint Network

There are several positions available with the Global Footprint Network that some of the readers here might be interested in. One position in particular calls for a background in sustainability indicators and an opportunity to move their partnership network forward:

Associate Director, Partner Network

Position Summary
We are seeking to hire an Associate Director to lead our international Partner Network, which is currently comprised of over 100 members ranging from leading sustainability organizations and businesses to national government agencies to Ecological Footprint practitioners and users. The ideal candidate for this position will have a natural talent for networking and recruitment, proven experience building and cultivating strategic partnerships, excellent facilitation skills and written communication skills, and proven experience developing thriving online networks and communities.
This is a position with potential for growth.

Performance Profile
As the Associate Director of our Partner Network, you will report to the Director of Strategic Initiatives and your responsibilities will include:

* Implementing plans for delivering enhanced programs and services to our international Partner Network of over 100 members
* Growing membership by 25% in 2009
* Developing an active and highly functional online partner community
* Producing and managing an annual partner conference, The Footprint Forum
* Facilitating partner meetings, dialogs, and events
* Planning and leading strategic recruitment and networking efforts
* Supporting partners—responding to inquiries, requests, and ideas—and creating opportunities for increasing partner engagement
* Developing and facilitating the activities of three new partner groups:

–The Corporate Circle, for global business leaders working to transform their companies in ways that support the goal of living within the means of one planet
–The Working Group on National Competitiveness, for individuals stationed all over the world who are using the Ecological Footprint to guide national policy decisions
–The Thought Leadership Program, for international thought leaders working in a range of sectors and industries to put an end to global, ecological overshoot
* Implementing and managing a new organizational initiative called, Global Footprint Dialogs
* Working with communications and marketing staff to develop and produce new Partner Network promotional materials


* Willingness to travel internationally
* Passion for sustainability and global resource issues
* Proficiency in program development and management
* Proven experience facilitating large and small group meetings
* Proven experience developing and managing online networks and communities
* Excellent writing skills
* Preferred, experience managing business accounts and/or client relationships
* Preferred, fluency in European languages
* Preferred, background in quantitative metrics and/or sustainability indicators

If you want to apply, click here.

(Hat tip: SocialEdge)


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