School of Data is hiring a Workshop and Project Coordinator! See below for details about the role and how to apply.

###About School of Data

School of Data works to empower civil society organizations, journalists and citizens with the skills they need to use data effectively in their efforts to create fairer and more sustainable societies.

School of Data focuses on supporting and working with:

  • Data-oriented staff at NGOs & NGOs (as a whole)
  • Potential or actual data-journalists
  • “data geeks who care”

Fundamentally, we care most about people who use data “for good”. While we work globally, we have a particular focus at the present on Latin America and Africa.

###About the role

Duties are negotiable, but projected to include tasks such as:

  • Representing the School of Data Project and its various projects and activities at events around the world
  • Working with and supporting our local partners
  • Taking charge of the communications and outreach
  • Organising and facilitating events, workshops and training
  • Soliciting for guest tutorials and blog posts for the school of data blog
  • Writing posts and copy for the website
  • Building the School of Data network around the world, starting in Latin America and Africa
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  • Developing processes and systems to help support local School of Data Initiatives, including handbooks and governance structures
  • Doing unexpected stuff spontaneously!

This role sits within the Knowledge unit of the the Open Knowledge Foundation.

###Person specification
We are looking for someone self-driven, organised and a good communicator. This person should be comfortable running a number of projects at the same time, speaking at events and travelling – sometimes at short notice. We need a gregarious, tech-translator, who can empathise with the needs of NGOs, journalists and engaged citizens and translate the tech to human in order to allow them to start learning.

Experience in working in data-driven projects is essential, and topics such as government spending, procurement, extractive industries etc would be especially welcome.

Candidates with a background in online community management, facilitation or campaigning will be looked upon favourably. Grant-writing, project management and contract-handling experience will be valued.

We will consider applicants based anywhere in the world; however a mild preference is given to those close to one of our hubs in London, Berlin or Cambridge.

###Pay & closing date

The rate is negotiable based on experience. This full-time position is available immediately. The closing date for applications is 15th May 2013.

###How to apply
To apply please send a cover letter highlighting relevant experience, your CV and a 30-second video explaining your interest in the role to

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Lucy is a free range "tech-translator", blogging about her work at

Formerly, Lucy worked for Open Knowledge leading School of Data, co-editing the Data Journalism Handbook and coordinating the OpenSpending community.