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US Youth Years Information Design Specialist
Location: Washington, DC | Type: Contract | Experience Level: early-career
Ashoka invests in people who see the world not as it is, but as it could be; who seek to change a broken system instead of letting it continue. We call them social entrepreneurs, and over the past 35 years, we have supported more than 3,800 Ashoka Fellows as leading social entrepreneurs in 70 countries.
Our work is based on a fundamental insight: Behind every social innovation, there are human beings. Supporting the best of them, and connecting them with a network of peers, is the most effective way to bring about social change. Our vision is a world where everyone is a changemaker – a world where everyone has the skill and confidence to drive social change and is committed to the good of all.
About Ashoka’s Youth Years
Ashoka Youth Years is on the forefront of a movement to inspire every young person to become a changemaker - anyone who takes action to solve problems or create opportunities for the greater good. In partnership with young people and influential institutions, we build and activate communities of change leaders that are shifting the framework of how society views youth and how youth view themselves.
Working closely with Ashoka Youth Years, Ashoka Changemakers, and young people to ensure effective and professional support for our upcoming Changemaker Challenges. This role is ideal for digital content creators, thoughtful storytellers, and intrapreneurs with a passion for supporting young people, families, and educators to be changemakers.
What is a Changemaker Challenge?
We partner with companies and organizations to activate young people across the country to send in their ideas for change. Challenges activate a large network of young changemakers around a particular field or topic to build the demand for changemaking while also mobilizing a large group of media, youth-serving organizations, parents, and Ashoka Fellows. Throughout the engagement, we support young people to scale their ideas and teams, amplify their stories, create a space to connect young changemakers with each other, generate ideas for peer activation, and engage key stakeholders in understanding the importance of changemaking. Ultimately, these communities are built to mobilize everyone around a world where everyone has the skills to solve problems and create the change they want to see in the world.
Information Design & Content Creation
Support the team in redesigning, updating, and reimaging Youth Venture curriculum and materials from the last ~20 years to modernize our product offerings and productize our work.
Help the core team build out new and pre-existing tools, resources, products, and courses to reach early adopters of changemaking in target markets and through strategic partnerships.
Lead information and visual design efforts for Youth Venture marketing and branding.
Co-create digital and social media content including producing stories of young changemakers.
Program Support & Youth Engagement
Our Team Values
Successful candidates will possess most of the following skills and experiences:
The Team As part of our Ashoka global team of teams, you will interact with the executive leadership team and entrepreneurial staff from around the world who are working on a variety of different issue areas. You will work closely with partnership managers and an extended challenge team to bring our changemaker events to life. You will also have meaningful interactions with global Ashoka colleagues from all over the world.