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.
  • Mon, June 27, 2016 7:55 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    ATD-Orange County is seeking a dedicated volunteer to extend our reach into the social media universe. Reporting to the Marketing Vice President, this highly collaborative position would interface with each member of the Chapter Board to ensure Chapter affairs are properly communicated to and celebrated with the ATD-Orange County community. Additionally, the ATD-OC Twitter Community Manager would be encouraged to spark dialog with talent development professionals active on social media, both to learn what is important to their professional relevance and to encourage their participation with the ATD-OC Community.


    Duties:

    • Post invitations to participate in ATD-OC Community events.
    • Search the internet for topics of interest to the talent development professional, and post links to those topics on the Chapter Twitter feed.
    • Encourage Twitter conversations. This goes beyond thanking group members for their article contributions. Challenge assumptions made in the content they’ve shared. Find ways to apply the lessons shared in their content to the lessons currently being learned in the ATD-Orange County community.
    • Retweet and share relevant and insightful content to encourage discussion throughout the chapter
    • Organize a monthly Tweet Chat to discuss, on Twitter, the lessons learned in that month’s Learning Event.

    Systems used:

    • Hootsuite to schedule Chapter posts.
    • Other social media aggregators to identify relevant content

    Time Commitment:

    Baseline performance would involve one hour per week, with an exception of an additional hour to facilitate the tweetchat. However, successful Twitter accounts are connected with their community frequently throughout the day, and seek to engage with the community when something of interest to their community happens(trending). In other words, we can see how someone passionate about engaging with the talent development community could spend more than one hour a week (but wouldn’t notice that they’re doing so).

    What you’ll gain:

    • All volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking opportunities with seasoned practitioners in the Talent Development field.
    • The Twitter Community Manager will also gain social media marketing experience. The effective design and promotion of Tweetchats will also provide valuable insight into the development of informal learning interventions.
    • Additionally, through your collaboration with Program, Marketing and other Community Managers, you will develop the skills necessary for creating your own communication plans, and identify best practices for analyzing the effectiveness of your communication efforts.
  • Mon, June 27, 2016 7:42 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)
    ATD-Orange County is seeking a dedicated volunteer to extend our reach into the social media universe. Reporting to the Marketing Vice President, this highly collaborative position would interface with each member of the Chapter Board to ensure Chapter affairs are properly communicated to and celebrated with the ATD-Orange County community. Additionally, the ATD-OC LinkedIn Community Manager would be encouraged to spark dialog with talent development professionals active on social media, both to learn what is important to their professional relevance and to encourage their participation with the ATD-OC Community. Duties:


    On the ATD-Orange County LinkedIn Company Page

    • Post an invitation to join the Chapter’s Monthly Learning Events within the first week of the month in which the event is taking place. Link one articles per week related to the current month’s Chapter Learning Event. These articles would not be invitations to the Learning Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Post an invitation to participation in each Special Interest Group’s events between 25 ­ 35 days prior to the event date.
    • Link one article per week related to the current month’s Special Interest Group Events. These articles would not be invitations to the SIG Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Engage with any in the social media community who interact with posts on the LinkedIn Company Page

    On the ATD-Orange County LinkedIn Group

    A measure of the Community Manager’s success will not be the success he/she has had in posting links to the ATD-OC Chapter website, but the interactions the Community Manager has had with those who choose to interact with the ATD-OC Community via our LinkedIn Group.
    • Moderate the LinkedIn Group.
      • Admit new group members who you believe will add to the community dialog through their expertise. 
      • Remove group members who detract from the community through repeated job postings and spam
      • Approve, where necessary, content submissions from group members
    •  Encourage LinkedIn Group conversations. This goes beyond thanking group members for their article contributions. Challenge assumptions made in the content they’ve shared. Find ways to apply the lessons shared in their content to the lessons currently being learned in the ATD-Orange County community. Forward and share relevant and insightful content to encourage discussion throughout the chapter.

    Software used: LinkedIn

    Time Commitment

    • One ­ two hours per week
    • Community engagement will necessitate brief encounters with ATD-OC Board members and project managers throughout the week

    What you’ll gain:

    • All volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking opportunities with seasoned practitioners in the Talent Development field.
    • The LinkedIn Community Manager will also gain social media marketing experience.
    • Additionally, through your collaboration with Program, Marketing and other Community Managers, you will develop the skills necessary for creating your own communication plans, and identify best practices for analyzing the effectiveness of your communication efforts.
  • Mon, June 27, 2016 5:00 AM | Denise Ross-Admin (Administrator)

    ATD-Orange County is seeking a dedicated volunteer to extend our reach into the social media universe. Reporting to the Marketing Vice President, this highly collaborative position would interface with each member of the Chapter Board to ensure Chapter affairs are properly communicated to and celebrated with the ATD Orange County community. Additionally, the ATD-OC Facebook Community Manager would be encouraged to spark dialog with talent development professionals active on social media, both to learn what is important to their professional relevance and to encourage their participation with the ATD OC Community.

    Duties:

    • Post an invitation to join the Chapter’s Monthly Learning Events within the first week of the month in which the event is taking place.
    • Link one ­ two articles per week related to the current month’s Chapter Learning Event. These articles would not be invitations to the Learning Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Post an invitation to participation in each Special Interest Group’s events between 25 ­ 35 days prior to the event date.
    • Link one article per week related to the current month’s Special Interest Group Events. These articles would not be invitations to the SIG Event, but content found via internet search that could spark discussion and interest in the MLE.
    • Help the ATD­OC Community celebrate our Chapter’s successes by posting Volunteer of the Month announcements, Board achievements and transitions, etc.
    • Encourage Facebook Page conversations. A measure of the Community Manager’s success will not be the success he/she has had in posting links to the ATD OC Chapter website, but the interactions the Community Manager has had with those who choose to interact with the ATD OC Community via our Facebook Page.

    Software used: Facebook

    Time Commitment

    • One ­ two hours per week
    • Most of the responsibilities of the Facebook Page Community Manager can be conducted in one sitting. For example, in one sitting the Community Manager will post the Event information and schedule additional article links to be posted throughout the month using Facebook Page Scheduling feature.
    • Community engagement will necessitate brief encounters with ATD OC Board members and project managers throughout the week

    What you’ll gain:

    • All volunteer opportunities provide excellent networking opportunities with seasoned practitioners in the Talent Development field.
    • The Facebook Page Community Manager will also gain social media marketing experience.
    • Additionally, through your collaboration with Program, Marketing and other Community Managers, you will develop the skills necessary for creating your own communication plans, and identify best practices for analyzing the effectiveness of your communication efforts.

     

  • 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 4:32 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.
  • 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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