Winter/Spring Community Catalysts (Jan-May 2018)

OpenGov Hub
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
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  • Posted
    Dec 26

Position description

Are you eager to join a community of leading nonprofits and change makers in international development and other fields, working to help make governments more transparent, accountable, and deliver more for their citizens around the world?

Can you commit part-time over the next three months to support our daily operations and community building, solving problems and facilitating collaborations along the way?

If so, we invite you to apply for our Open Gov Hub Community Catalyst Program! After a successful pilot this fall,  the Open Gov Hub is excited to continue our work-trade community catalyst program.

This program helps meet the needs and further activate the potential of our vibrant community, which now includes over 250 people from 40 member organizations.


The Open Gov Hub has been growing and we're looking to hire a small cohort of Winter/Spring Community Catalysts, who can commit to working about 1 full weekday per week (~8-12 hours/week) in exchange for free hot desk membership and full community benefits.

We are looking for help to keep our large shared office in downtown running smoothly on a daily basis, including greeting our average 1,000+ local and international visitors a month at the front desk, managing and sorting mail, supporting weekly events, managing our office supply inventory, and offering high-quality customer service support to members to troubleshoot a variety of issues (including basic tech support).

About 80% of your work will be daily operations, and 20% will be community building: you will be a key “pollinator” of connections across our network of organizations working on critical topics like open data, combating closing civic space, and strengthening democratic practices around the world.

You will get to know our diverse members and helping them connect and collaborate. This work may include supporting collaborative working groups, interviewing member organizations, helping research and plan strategic events programming, producing short research briefs, and more. All your work will contribute meaningfully to the mission of Open Gov Hub in Washington, DC!

This position will start around late January and run through about mid-May. 


In exchange for working with us one day a week, you will receive a free hot desk membership (valued at $300/month) which includes part-time workspace, free meeting rooms, and full access to our wide range of Hub events and activities that happen at least once per week, including members-only workshops, working groups, monthly movie nights and more. As a member you’ll also get free access to our building’s newly renovated gym, bi-weekly yoga classes, and tenant lounge (with ping pong, pool, air hockey, and more).


You might be a great fit if you are a current student or recent graduate, independent consultant/contractor with a flexible schedule, are in between jobs, in transition, or new to DC.

Working with us will uniquely, exponentially build your professional and personal network. We are especially interested in candidates who are adaptable, good-humored, relentless problem solvers, have customer service experience, are comfortable with basic technology, and are passionate about the power of open government to transform the lives of citizens globally.

Application instructions

Please complete our short application by no later than end of day Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - and contact us at [email protected] if you have questions!

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