Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Volunteer On-Site Washington, DC -- Marketing Intern for Agora Partnerships, an Entrepreneur Accelerator Program with Agora Partnerships Ashoka - Washington , DC , US

Job description

This is an opportunity to work with an Ashoka Fellow

Ashoka Fellows are leading social entrepreneurs that have been taken through a rigorous selection process, testing the quality of their ideas and character, to become part of the Ashoka Fellowship and Network. Ashoka Fellows take on the challenges of building innovative system change ideas to make and spread social impact in a world wrought with challenges. They refuse to let the ‘impossible’ stand in their way to creating a better world.

This is an unpaid, volunteer opportunity

About the Affiliated Organization

At Agora Partnerships, we believe that supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs focused on using business to solve social and economic problems is central to creating a more inclusive and prosperous economy - one that is capable of addressing key challenges such as poverty, inequality, and climate change. Through our flagship Accelerator Program, Agora propels early- and growth-stage, impact-focused entrepreneurs across Latin America towards investment by providing strategic consulting, leadership development, investor and mentor matchmaking, and capital advisory services. Since launching the program in 2011, the Agora Accelerator has served 67 impact companies across Latin America and facilitated $13.7 million in investment into these companies. The average company has grown revenue by 80% two years after completing the program, impacting tens of thousands of people across the Americas.

Here's your chance to work with Agora Partnerships!

For more information, please visit: http://agorapartnerships.org/

Job Description

We are looking for a Marketing Intern who will serve as an integral member of Agora’s communications team during an exciting period of rapid growth. The Marketing Intern will play a key role in effectively communicating Agora’s story and raising Agora’s profile by managing internal marketing systems and processes, tracking and analyzing marketing results, and ensuring unified branding in all communications to Agora’s diverse network of stakeholders, including donors, entrepreneurs, investors, alumni, etc.

The Marketing Intern will be based in Agora’s downtown Washington, DC office and will report directly to the Communications Manager. Key responsibilities will include (but are not limited to) the following:

1. Social Media
  • Assist in the development of Agora’s social media strategy for Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, and Startgrid to engage a range of audiences in both English and Spanish
  • Set up and manage Hootsuite posting platform (or other similar platform)
  • Lead content creation for social media posts
2. Content and Branding
  • Source and consolidate information to be used for newsletters, individual fundraising, the annual report, and other marketing pieces
  • Edit external-facing content to ensure proper branding, both visually and textually
  • Manage English-to-Spanish translation process
  • Order printed marketing materials, business cards, etc. as necessary
3.Community Management
  • Build and maintain email campaign lists within Salesforce to segment Agora’s global network of donors, investors, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Support Communications Manager to create and manage communications schedule
4. Website Management
  • Update web content on wordpress platform
  • Diagnose technical problems and liaise with developers as necessary
5. Data Analytics and SEO
  • Track, analyze and utilize results to improve effectiveness of social media, blog, website, and email efforts
  • Design and implement SEO efforts

Volunteer Logistics:
Estimated hours required per week: 20-40 hrs/week
The estimated duration of the project is: 3-6 months
This position is On-site in Washington United States
The office can provide amenities to volunteers such as: Internet, Office space

Language Requirements
English, Spanish working proficiency preferred

Desired Skills and Experience
We are looking for someone who is passionate about finding entrepreneurial solutions to our most pressing social challenges, and who wants to accelerate a new generation of entrepreneurs towards success. The successful candidate is driven by the desire to find creative and effective ways to share Agora’s message with a large and diverse audience, enjoys setting up and managing systems just as much as writing and editing presentations and reports, and can spot a missing comma or incorrect font from a mile away. The candidate will exhibit Agora’s core values of agency, empathy, curiosity and perseverance.


• Undergraduate degree and 1-2 years office-based work experience
• English fluency, with a strong preference for Spanish professional working proficiency
• Excellent writing and editing skills, with very high attention to detail
• Mastery of Microsoft word, powerpoint, excel
• Experience with CRMs (preferably Salesforce), WordPress, Social Media
• Preferred experience (but not necessary) in Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
• Ability to travel domestically and internationally for up to two weeks at a time
• Ability to lift 25 pounds and sit for sustained periods of time

There is no single ‘ideal’ mold for this position, yet we do seek the following in an ideal candidate:

• Ability to quickly understand complex and ambiguous concepts, and engagingly communicate them to a variety of audiences in a clear and concise manner
• Demonstrated ability to take initiative, problem-solve, work independently, and manage competing priorities
• Highly organized with exceptional attention to detail
• Comfort with ambiguity, and ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a small, dynamic organization
• Aptitude for creativity and motivated to go above and beyond
• Driven by curiosity and a desire to learn (and the ability to do so quickly)
• Professional, positive, energetic, and patient attitude with a good sense of humor

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About this company

Ashoka is at the forefront of identifying, supporting, and collaborating with leading social entrepreneurs around the world who are solving complex social problems by changing patterns and transforming systems. Over 3000 Ashoka Fellows and Changemakers are demonstrating unrivaled commitment to bold new ideas, in every area of human need, on every continent. They are proving that empathy, integrity, creativity, and collaboration are tremendous forces in driving social change and creating a world in which everyone can be a Changemaker.
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