The Islands Society is seeking a Community Engagement Manager for the Sea Islands Society, whose mission is to inspire and empower islanders from Mediterranean islands to participate in foreign affairs and overseas engagements in order to affect positive changes in their local communities. In 2016, the Community Engagement Manager would oversee engagement with women, minorities, and next generation leaders in the Sea Islands Region.
The Sea Islands Society is the only think-tank in South Carolina that engages communities to be involved in foreign affairs. We have received the following awards and recognition,
- The Islands Society was recently recognized by the United Nations Foundation for its contributions towards meeting the Sustainable Development Goals (the only in the Southeast!)
- The Islands Society is one of only 10 nonprofits in South Carolina to be awarded a 'Top-Rated Nonprofit' GreatNonprofits in 2015 (second consecutive year!)
- We have been endorsed by members of congress and have many diplomats on our board of advisors.
Responsibilities: The Community Engagement Manager will be responsible for promoting stronger relations between residents of the Mediterranean islands and those served by the Island Society's other regional societies around the world, including the Pacific Islands Society, Baltic Islands Society, Remote Islands Society, Southeast Asia Islands Society and the Caribbean Islands Society.
Ideal Candidate: Ideally, the Islands Society is looking for a college student, graduate student, or young professional to assume this position. Specifically, the nonprofit is looking for an individual who has already demonstrated thought leadership on foreign policy and is looking to gain additional practical experience in their chosen career field while supporting the long-term strategic interests of an organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering islanders.
Requirements: The Community Engagement Manager of the Sea Islands Society is an unpaid position that is to be conducted virtually. It requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week and the ability to respond to email inquiries within 24 hours in normal circumstances. All applicants should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills - both verbal and written. They should also have extensive coursework in business, communications, management, marketing, media, and/or public relations.
Benefits: Serving as a Community Engagement Manager will help college students, graduate students, and young professionals develop a deeper understanding of our members and the issues that affect specific island communities. It will also provide a real-world opportunity to make an impact on insular affairs.
Background:Interested applicants should note that the primary mission of the Sea Islands Society is to develop and implement programs that enable individuals and sub-national organizations from island communities in Georgia and South Carolina to more fully participate in international affairs. Specifically, the society develops and implements programs that provide women, ethnic minorities, and the next generation of leaders from these island communities with the knowledge, networks, platforms and exposure required to realize their full potential as artists, athletes, chefs, designers, educators, musicians, nurses, scholars, policymakers, scientists and technologists on the world stage. Interested applicants should also note that Islands Society is an international 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops and implements projects designed to help islanders realize their full potential on the world stage. Projects are organized around two main themes: community projects and next generation leaders. Ten issue areas for community projects include: charity, conservation, democracy, disaster relief, education, equality, health, innovation, security and sustainability. The next generation leader projects support artists, athletes, chefs, incubators, musicians, policymakers, storytellers and technologists. In order to implement these programs, the organization has launched local constituent societies around the world.
Additional Information: For more information about the Islands Society, see:
This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.
- Charleston, SC, US
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:A lot (10+ hours/week)
Days of week:Weekdays