We are always recruiting for people to help with events, social media, writing, editing, outreach, and more! For leadership positions, we currently have 3 open positions in our organization:

  • Social Media Manager
  • Events Manager
  • Executive Assistant

Social Media Manager

The Social Media Manager will build and execute a social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification. The Social Media Manager will partner with the Marketing Manager to develop ad campaigns with a goal of increasing website traffic, event attendance and other organization objectives. The Social Media Manager will partner with the Managing Editor to schedule social media postings to maximize exposure.

  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Set up and optimize organization pages within each platform to increase the visibility of content
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Coordinate with the Managing Editor to create editorial calendars and syndication schedules
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information

Contact Jason@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

Events Manager

The Events Manager is responsible for managing events and ensuring deadlines and budgets are adhered to as well as directing coordination of activities to prepare for the event. They manage staff and activities on the day of the event. The Events Manager will:

  • Plan an event from start to finish that is consistent with the ideals of MASA and the objective set forth by the Program Director
  • Collaborate with Advocacy and Outreach teams to determine activities during the event
  • Secure a venue that is accessible and conducive to the needs of the event and obtains any required permits
  • Determine necessary equipment for the event and source and acquire the equipment at a competitive price or as a donation
  • Identify roles and responsibilities of volunteers and develop training guide for the event
  • Staff event and train day of volunteers
  • Coordinate with Operations team to implement effective ways for volunteers and leadership to communicate on the day of the event
  • Coordinate with Operations team on new volunteer recruiting on the day of the event
  • Create an itinerary for the event that includes all relevant parties and communicates this to volunteers and leadership
  • Coordinate with Communications and Outreach teams to promote the event
  • Ensure proper safety and security measures are in place and that all participants are following venue and permit rules and guidelines

Contact Mandi@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

Executive Assistant

The Executive Assistant is responsible for providing professional administrative support to ensure MASA operates in an organized, efficient and professional manner. The Executive Assistant provides the necessary leadership skills to work effectively with leadership (BoD, Managers, and Secretary), volunteers, donors and community members to accomplish the strategic goals of the organization

  • Provides administrative support to the President and Board of Directors as needed, including but not limited to detailed calendar management for all internal organization meetings, expense/annual report filing and record keeping, mail processing (at MEC), invitation coordination, and travel coordination.
  • Coordinates meetings, including attendee management, materials preparation, room set-up and issue resolution.
  • Maintains wide knowledge and understanding of internal organization by assisting the Operations Director in assigning filing systems, creating copies of documents, and updating files and project folders
  • Reviews organization literature and materials, and distribution or filing of materials.
  • Assists with special projects, volunteer training and other general office tasks as needed or assigned.
  • Works closely with administrative assistants to build a cohesive team while exhibiting leadership qualities.
  • Monitors the Contact@milwaukeescience.org email inbox and forwards messages to the corresponding Managers and Directors as needed
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned

Contact Nora@milwaukeescience.org if you are interested in being considered for this volunteer position.

The Milwaukee Area Science Advocates (MASA) is a completely volunteer led organization. The only form of compensation for these roles is the satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference in the Milwaukee community.

Manager positions are appointed to 1 year terms, while Director positions are appointed to 2 year terms. Elections will occur at the end of the year for both Director and Manager positions. For more information about elections, contact us at contact@milwaukeescience.org.

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