Volunteer Opportunities

ATD-Orange County is a robust community of learning and development professionals supported primarily by volunteers. Volunteering offers many benefits.

Besides giving you greater visibility in your professional community:
  • it increases and strengthens your network and
  • gives opportunities to develop skills for use back on the job (including leadership and supervisory skills, which are key to career advancement!)
What's more, volunteering is an opportunity to give back to your professional community by helping others as you have been helped in your career - an opportunity to make a positive difference in your field.

Below you will find posts for open positions in ATD-Orange County.  They range from long-term, year commitments, to shorter-term team commitments, to ad-hoc projects.  We invite you to check them out, and learn today what you can do tomorrow!

Finally, if you have an interest on serving in one of these positions (or any position you may have heard of when networking with our teams), please let us know by completing our Volunteer Interest Form, unless another contact is specified in the post.
  • Tue, June 21, 2016 4:30 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Workshop Logistics Coordinator will orchestrate and ensure all event details: work with the Workshop Managers to ensure a successful workshop outcome, secure meeting location, order / manage food, ensure effective event-day registration. We might be able to use one for each workshop. Time requirement: 24 hours, over the 4 month period of workshop planning and realization.

  • Tue, June 21, 2016 4:29 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Workshop Manager needed to oversee a single workshop, ASAP - we are planning a Gamification workshop in latter half of this year--need a "manager" for that. Would like to get that person lined up, ready to start. 

    Time requirement:
    May need to dedicate at least 10 hours a month, over a 4 month period--from concept to event).  

  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:34 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Marketing Copy Editor/Web Content Specialist will serve as a shared resource supporting VP of Marketing and VP of Technology. Responsible for editing write-ups for all communications channels. Will work directly with the ATD-OC Office Admin as well as curate social media opportunities for Web site highlights when needed. In addition, is responsible for creating and/or acquiring content for websites, email newsletters and other online communications media, such as podcasts.

  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:32 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Social Media Education Team Lead is responsible for taking the lead to champion one of our social media education series. They will work with the VP of Marketing to welcome the speaker and will be responsible for keeping all participating members active within the two month commitment follow-up. *3 month term.

  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:31 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    Outreach Coordinator is responsible for forming partnerships with other related professional development organizations. This will involve getting ATD-OC members and contacts to their events, and getting a representative to our events. This will open the door to getting our content marketed on partner websites. *One Year Term.

  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:21 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

  • Mon, February 15, 2016 4:20 PM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    The ATD-OC Social Media Coordinator will be responsible for promoting ATD-Orange County in a positive, engaging way via ATD-OC’s varied social media accounts. Additionally, the Social Media Coordinator will implement opportunities for Chapter Members to engage in informal learning that support the formal learning opportunities initiated by Chapter Events.

    Role Responsibilities

    The Social Media Coordinator’s responsibilities will include:

    • Coordinating with ATD-OC’s Program Managers and Marketing team to create and schedule social media campaigns for ATD-OC Chapter Events and Workshops.
    • Facilitating tweetchats that occur within one week from the Chapter Monthly Learning Event.
    • Participating in other training/learning-oriented tweetchats (i.e.; #lrnchat, #edchat)
    • Posting discussion prompts at least once a week on LinkedIn to promote conversation on a topic related to a future ATD-OC Chapter Event.
    • Identify additional ways to promote informal learning opportunities within ATD-OC.

    Skills the volunteer will learn

    1. Design informal/blended learning opportunities.
    2. Collaboratively manage training projects.
    3. Create compelling content that will engage Chapter Members and prospective members.
    4. Communication techniques with a social media focus – “pushing” information in a way that promotes members and prospective members to “pull” information.

    This role will network with:

    • ATD-OC Marketing Team
    • ATD-OC Program Managers
    • ATD-OC SIG Leaders
    • Leaders in the informal learning field
    • Chapter Members and prospective members

    Marketing pitch for this position (not to be published with job description)

    • Stay ahead of the curve by developing connections in social media. Learn how!
    • Gain experience using common social media tools to create informal learning and blended learning opportunities.
    • How can you help your learners continue learning after training? Find out first hand as an ATD-OC Social Media Coordinator.
  • Sun, February 07, 2016 8:06 PM | Kathleen Ashelford (Administrator)

    Interested in a high-visibility role that will expand your project management skills? Join the Professional Development Team as Workshop Manager. Your mission: build on the success of last year's Storyline Workshop with two or more offerings in 2016. You will lead two to three Workshop Coordinators to implement the following:
        •    Workshop Selection:  Receive requests from facilitators interested in conducting workshops from the chapter through our website and other channels; work with the VP of Professional Development to determine which to move forward with.  If desired, the Workshop Manager may actively solicit folks to lead workshops on specific topics as well.
        •    Marketing:  Collaborate with Marketing, Technology, and Workshop Coordinators to ensure courses and workshops are marketed in a timely manner.

    For more information, either fill out a Volunteer Interest form, or contact Gloria Hays, Vice President, Professional Development profdevelopment@atdoc.org

  • Tue, January 05, 2016 8:34 PM | Paul Venderley (Administrator)

    If you're someone who wants to get into writing, explore what's involved in the marketing and communications aspects of talent development, or simply looking for unique opportunities to network with seasoned practitioners in the talent development field, we're eager to chat with you.

    ATD-OC is looking to add to our community's pool of knowledge through the creation of original content. The content would address topics of interest to the talent development community, and would explore the myriad of development opportunities our chapter offers its members.

    You could submit original content based upon your experiences in training, instructional design, or eLearning, or you could select from one of our Community Content Calendar topics. And while we'd be thrilled to list you as a "Chapter Writer," we'll be equally elated if you elect to take on a single article. Either way, you'll find a way to get your unique voice out to a community of talent development professionals.

    To get started, simply complete our Call for Writers interest form, or contact our Social Media Coordinator at SMOC@astdoc.org.

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