Position Open: Mozilla Hive Learning Network—NYC

Position Open: Mozilla Hive Learning Network—NYC
Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - 2:40pm

Portfolio Manager, Hive NYC Learning Network
Mozilla Foundation

Job purpose                                                          

Since 2009, Mozilla's Hive NYC Learning Network (Hive NYC) has worked to empower educators to teach the essential digital media and web literacies necessary for young people to discover and shape their world. As a network of 75 orgs and over 300 people, Hive NYC supports local participants—libraries, museums, community-based organizations  and  individual educators and entrepreneurs—and is part of Mozilla Foundation’s global strategy to impact people’s ability to read, write and participate on the web.

Hive NYC seeks a full-time Portfolio Manager to oversee its vibrant portfolio of digital media projects made possible through a partnership with the New York Community Trust. The Portfolio Manager helps spread community member ideas, tools and practices by providing proposal feedback, managing network partnerships, and facilitating knowledge discovery and information exchange through professional and leadership development. They do this work in line with Mozilla's goals to mobilize practitioners, create and distribute resources, and catalyze an inquiry-based approach to learning and leadership by championing digital skills and web literacy through connected learning.

The Portfolio Manager is a key member of the team, sharing administrative, leadership and communication duties in NYC while collaborating with colleagues across networks and groups to promote Mozilla's goal to advance reading, writing and participating in the digital world.

Responsibilities     

Administrative

  • Track and document grants, partnerships and projects with community contributors, city-wide agencies and others
  • Participate in network-focused strategic planning efforts, helping to visualize, align and manage network goals, outcomes and strategies.
  • Plan ongoing events, meet-ups, community calls that help foster successful partnerships and projects.
  • Communications     
  • Represent and promote Mozilla Learning Network at conferences, convenings and events such as Mozilla Festival and Emoti-Con NYC.
  • Document, reflect and synthesize work, sharing promising projects, network activities and compelling ideas broadly and openly on Hive and Mozilla Learning Network blogs and discussion channels

Relationships Management

  • Convene Hive NYC and Mozilla stakeholders, helping them to 'work open'—share and exchange designs, ideas, process, intentions, failures— to make projects stronger and more resilient
  • Coordinate and manage high-level collaborators of Mozilla Learning Network, and Hive NYC, including educators, schools, networks, university research partners, and local foundations.
  • Track and manage partnerships, with city-wide agencies and others
  • Build strategic partnerships, connecting Hive projects and values to relevant local and global initiatives.

Project and Portfolio Management

  • Assess progress and advise on creative and technological development of digital media and technology projects such as Playable Fashion, Collect, Construct, Change, or Hungercraft.
  • Support community members in the development of fundable and successful ideas, proposals and strategic partnerships in response to Hive Digital Media Learning Fund and other fundraising and collaboration opportunities.
  • Oversee online gallery of collaborative community projects improving its utility as an exemplar of Mozilla’s freely reusable and modifiable approach to learning, leadership and professional development for educators.
  • Identify trends among Mozilla Learning Network projects and partners, with an eye to spreading promising initiatives for city-wide and cross-Mozilla distribution and/or implementation
  • Prepare and facilitate regular check-ins such as Project Learning Lab for community members that are working on projects and portfolios.
  • Contribute to the ideation and content development of technical and social platforms such as Hive Directory and Mozilla Learning Network that advance collective learning and innovation within groups and across networks.
  • Identify and document compelling ideas, tools, and practices, with an eye towards the application of relevant evaluation systems to illustrate and assess project value and impact.

Qualifications                                              

  • Demonstrated commitment to Mozilla’s mission and values: open, innovative, inclusive
  • 5+ years of experience working in education, community building, and/or technology/learning environments with extensive knowledge of the informal learning field
  • Demonstrated ability to build partnerships, convene groups and facilitate diverse stakeholders
  • Experience with project management with attention to both detail and the big picture
  • High-level experience in program assessment and evaluation,
  • Eagerness to contribute to the redefinition of how Mozilla thinks about projects, programs, web literacy and leadership development
  • Excellent communication and writing skills
  • Excellent collaborator, great sense of humor, self-motivated and willing to work through challenges
  • Able to work independently and an ability to adapt to a fast paced environment
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