Careers

Positions:

Volunteer Director – International Coordinator – Press/Marketing Assistant –Digital Productions Associate

Location: Washington, DC Metro Area


Summary

FIRST Global is an international not-for-profit organization with a mission to inspire science and technology leadership and innovation in young people across the world.

As an international robotics organization, FIRST Global’s mission is to inspire young people to become STEM leaders through the organizing of a yearly robotics competition open to high school students across the world – one team from every country.

We are currently seeking hard working self-starters who are ready to put in long hours for the opportunity to join a dedicated team working to foster cross-cultural understanding and promote an interest in STEM through friendly Coopertition®.


General Requirements for All Positions:

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Exceptional multitasking capabilities
  • Sound judgment and ability to work with little oversight
  • Willingness to work long hours and weekends as necessary
  • The drive to take on additional responsibilities
  • A strong sense of humor

Volunteer Director

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating volunteer efforts for multiple programs
  • Designing and executing plans for those programs
  • Sourcing, recruiting, and training volunteers
  • Identifying and managing volunteer leaders
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary
  • Foreign language skills are a plus but not required

International Coordinator

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the International Coordinating Director
  • Corresponding with POCs in dozens of countries
  • Inputting correspondence data into a central tracker
  • Monitoring and scheduling meetings and conference calls
  • Tracking benchmarks and deadlines for assigned countries
  • Conducting short and long-term research projects
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary
  • Foreign language skills are a plus but not required

Press/Marketing Assistant

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the Communications Director
  • Developing short and long-term communications strategies
  • Drafting PowerPoint presentations to attract corporate sponsors
  • Drafting press releases, op-eds, blog posts, and social media content
  • Conducting in-depth research for media, marketing, and other purposes
  • Website/graphic design skills are a plus but not required
  • Foreign language skills are a plus but not required

Digital Productions Associate

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Produce high quality video content with very quick turnaround times
  • Manage partners, clients and vendors, both domestically and internationally, to    collect raw video for production
  • Meet the design/digital needs of FIRST Global in cooperation with other team members
  • Support other projects with video and/or digital content
  • Additional responsibilities as necessary

Qualifications:

  • Strong skills in video production, proficiency in Premier Pro, After Effects, and Photoshop.
  • Strong skills in graphic design, proficiency in Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.
  • Skills in website design, WordPress, and HTML are a strong plus.
  • Able to manage creative projects from start-to-finish, often on very tight deadlines.
  • Able to work in a very fast paced environment.
  • Must have a creative mind-set and be motivated to bring new ideas forward.
  • Strong time management and organization skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Able to work well with a team and independently.
  • Must be a quick learner, able and willing to learn new software, techniques, and concepts quickly.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you wish to apply, please send your application to employment@FIRST.global with your name and the position you are applying for in the subject line. Your application should include the following:

  • Volunteer Director: resume, cover letter, writing sample, and 3 professional references
  • International Coordinator: resume, cover letter, writing sample, and 3 professional references
  • Press/Marketing Assistant: resume, cover letter, 3 relevant writing sample, and 3 professional references
  • Digital Productions Associate: resume, cover letter, examples of past work in video production and graphic design, and 3 professional references

 

Salary commensurate with experience.