Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Content and Education Project Manager , Warsaw, Poland

Are you interested in technology and have experience working in civil society sector? Are you a passionate educator? If your Polish and English are fluent, come and work with us!

In TechSoup we believe that it is particularly important for NGOs to use technologies they need to fulfill their mission. We help them do so through technological products as well as education: articles, webinars, workshops and meet-ups.

As a Content and Education Projects Manager at the TechSoup European Office in Warsaw, you will shape the way in which we share our knowledge. You will also directly contribute by writing articles, preparing webinars and running trainings. It is important that you have project management experience, especially when it comes to managing resources, budgets and timelines, as many of your activities will form parts of other projects or be projects of its own. Your role will be international and so will be the team you will work with. We expect you to be based in Warsaw, but you will be asked to travel too. 

Still interested? Please read the details below and send us an e-mail!

Background Information

TechSoup is social enterprise working towards the time when every civil society organization on the planet has the technology resources and knowledge it needs to operate in its full potential Through our international headquarters in Warsaw and our network of partners, we support civil society in every country across Europe, including every European Union member state, the Balkans, Turkey and the Caucasus.
The main audience and beneficiary of TechSoup is the civil society: NGOs and activists struggling to make this world a better place. The content and the language of our educational materials should always be adjusted in a way that embraces the nuances and struggles of social work.
Trainings, webinars and articles aside, TechSoup educational approach encompasses building communities of practice composed of NGO representatives, experts and technologists. We do this in both Poland and Europe. To learn more about TechSoup community building projects read about the Things and Community boost_r projects or come to one of the Warsaw NetWtorek meetings.

Project Specific Responsibilities

Responsibility for content management, in particular:

  • Work with TechSoup team to craft and implement a content strategy for TechSoup Europe and TechSoup Poland;
  • Provide creative and educational content development (delivery and writing);
  • Act as publisher or administrator for and and other websites as needed;
  • Enforce style guidelines across the organization in coordination with the TechSoup’s Communications Department;
  • Prioritize projects and fully utilize resources internal to the group as well as external to the group;
  • Develop and manage editorial calendar and schedule for publishing content across target audiences and programs;
  • Create, curate content and provide content, education and community management support to the TechSoup Partners;
  • Manage and ensure delivery of translations, publications, blogposts, and articles, working with the TechSoup team and outsourced staff and experts;
  • Ensuring excellent program and content delivery through project management experience;
  • Organizing events, meet-ups and conferences.

Responsibility for project coordination, in particular:

  • In cooperation with Program Management of TS, engage in all aspects of project implementation, including administrative duties, management of budgets and expenditures and reporting;
  • Maintain fruitful and efficient communication with partner organizations across Europe by supporting and advising on the progress of their activities; as well as monitor and evaluate their efforts within the project;
  • Coordinate meetings within and outside of TechSoup; organize events, trainings and conferences; manage contractors and service providers;
  • Travel to project sites when required;
  • Contribute to the overall development of the community program of TechSoup in Poland and Europe by providing advice, participating in project proposal writing, promoting the work of TechSoup and its partners, communicating with donors and other activities;
  • Tracking and managing projects’ resources, milestones and deliverables, including internal as well as outsourced work effort;
  • Creating and managing project working plans and working budgets;
  • Responsible for other assigned tasks and projects as needed.


Education and Experience:

  • At least 5 years of experience writing and editing professionally required;
  • At least 2 years of experience in the nonprofit sector;
  • Experience with project management (preferably social/non-profit projects) with a proven delivery record;
  • BA or other advanced degree from an accredited college or university in a relevant field strongly preferred;
  • Professional experience working internationally preferred.


  • Understanding of civil society organizations activities and development in Europe;
  • Understanding of the technology needs of nonprofits and the challenges in implementing technology solutions that they face preferred;
  • Familiarity with key stakeholders in Europe in the area of the ICT;
  • Familiarity with European and international business norms.


  • Strong communications and organizational skills;
  • Attuned to multicultural environments and skilled at engaging diverse stakeholders;
  • Ability to work effectively and with sensitivity across barriers such as language, culture and distance.


  • Fluency in English and in Polish, both oral and written communications; other language a plus;
  • Proven ability to write clearly and engagingly on technology subjects for audiences of varying levels of technology expertise required;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with writers, editors, and technology experts on collaborative projects required;
  • Ability to work collaboratively with User Interface and User Experience experts;
  • Must have excellent planning, organizational and teamwork skills, including flexibility of hours.

Other Requirements:

  • Flexibility to travel in Europe and internationally as required;
  • Based in Warsaw.
TechSoup and Fundacja TechSoup is dedicated to creating and supporting an environment of openness, trust, and fun where people's differences are valued and respected and where people of diverse backgrounds participate fully in the organization. We believe that the diverse cultures and perspectives of our staff will help us better serve our clients. TechSoup is an equal opportunity organization and will not allow discrimination based upon race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, domestic partner status, ancestry, national origin, weight, height, physical or mental handicap, pregnancy, medical condition, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, veteran status, AIDS/HIV status, age, or socioeconomic background.

Application process:

Email the required cover letter, resume and a sample of your writing (in both Polish and English, between 600 and 1000 words) to the address:

Please include the following statement in your application: "I hereby authorize you to process my personal data included in my job application for the needs of the recruitment process in accordance with the Personal Data Protection Act dated 29.08.1997 (uniform text: Journal of Laws of the Republic of Poland 2002 No 101, item 926 with further amendments)".

We reserve ourselves the right to contact with selected candidates. No phone calls, please.

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