MoveOn.org has launched an interesting program to recruit and place what they’re calling “geek organizers” — motivated, politically savvy people with the basic technical skills required to be successful in online advocacy. If you think you’ve got what it takes, take their online “geek organizer” test and put your money where your mouth is.
Alternately, if you’re with an advocacy group that needs this type of person, you can post your job opportunity so that they can hook you up with candidates that meet your requirements. (MoveOn is planning to hire some of the Geek Organizers themselves, but they’re organizing the program as a job fair, so other organizations are encouraged to participate.)
What a fantastic idea! Big ups to the MoveOn folks for doing this.Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at February 26, 2004
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