Volunteer with us: manage our LinkedIn presence

linkedinWe’d like to expand our group of amazing volunteers by bringing a second Social Media Coordinator into our team.

This position will be responsible for managing the ILN presence on LinkedIn. The coordinator will have a good understanding of effective methods for using social media tools to communicate with current and potential participants and be able to work as a part of the wider ILN coordinator team.  Social media coordinators are also expected to contribute content to the website and online discussions.

The social media coordinator is expected to:

  • Build a presence for the ILN on LinkedIn and manage communication on our behalf via this channel.
  • Attract social media engagement and recruit program participants by using LinkedIn effectively and engagingly to showcase ILN content and other library and information news.
  • Act as a point of contact for participants and potential participants via LinkedIn, providing advice about the program and referring queries to the program and country coordinators when appropriate.
  • Liaise with the program coordinators on a weekly basis (or more often as needed)
  • Contribute to online discussion topics on social media and the ILN blog
  • Write a guest blog post about professional issues once per round
  • Abide by the ILN’s social media policy and code of conduct
  • Other duties as negotiated

We think the average time demand per day would be about 1/2 hour.

Does this sound like you so far? Then read on!

The interested person should:

  • Have a working knowledge of LinkedIn and a sound understanding how to use the tool effectively to maximise engagement.
  • Have an active interest in professional development within the library sector
  • Maintain an awareness of news, current events and emerging developments within the library sector
  • Be familiar with library and information community networks on social media
  • Have strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Be comfortable using new communication technologies as they develop
  • Have previously participated in the ILN program as a peer mentor, or be willing to sign up for a future round of the program.

How to apply

Send an expression of interest (EOI) to contact@interlibnet.org. The EOI should include:

  • A copy of your Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume including details of any relevant professional experience or volunteering work.
  • A statement (up to 300 words) on what you hope to bring to the position.
  • Links to your personal or professional social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Evidence of your previous participation in the ILN program.
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