WYLD OPEN OPPORTUNITIES

CURRENT OPENINGS

Interested in joining us? We are on the lookout for leaders to support the growth of WYLD across various functions. Check below for opportunities.

The World Young Leaders in Dementia (WYLD) Network is a voluntary network of passionate young professionals, working across disciplines and borders to develop innovative dementia solutions. The network structure is broken into two main categories – the global teams and the regional & local teams. WYLD has four Working Units: Strategy and Growth; Content and Policy; Outreach and Capacity Building; and Memberships and Engagement.

Content & Research Officer

The Content, Policy and Research team are responsible for the content management of WYLD’s website and social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; and for managing and facilitating WYLD’s international research and policy efforts such as delivering commissioned projects and collaborating with dementia organisations.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Developing a research-focused strand for the WYLD network.
  • Co-ordinating existing and new collaborative projects within the WYLD Network.
  • Co-ordinating with the Strategy and Growth team to maximise and monitor member engagement on the website and social media sites.
  • Working closely with the Head of Content, Policy and Research to manage social media and website content, including regularly promoting content on Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin; identifying dementia professionals to write guest blogs for the website; editing blogs for the website, and co-ordinating the Content team.
  • Being an ambassador for the WYLD network

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours
  • One year commitment, September 2020

Requirements:

  • Interest in an area of dementia research, care, advocacy, policy or industry
  • Excellent English communication skills, with the ability to disseminate information to a wide range of populations
  • Ability to identify new opportunities in your work
  • Interest in an area of dementia research, care, advocacy, policy or industry
  • Experience of managing single or multiple research projects

Desirable:

  • Experience of grant writing and funding applications
  • Experience of or willingness to learn data analytical processes on platforms such as Google Analytics

Interested in the role? Please submit your application to info@wyldementia.org with the following information:

  • Latest CV
  • Motivation to join WYLD, Why you are a fit for the role, How WYLD can support you
  • Your weekly commitment to the role

Content & Policy Officer

The Content, Policy and Research team are responsible for the content management of WYLD’s website and social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn; and for managing and facilitating WYLD’s international research and policy efforts such as delivering commissioned projects and collaborating with dementia organisations.

This team will collaborate with the Content, Policy & Research and Outreach & Capacity Building working groups to implement engagement strategies and retain network members, ensuring the WYLD network is the go-to platform for young leaders in dementia from various fields and backgrounds to connect, get access to information and resources, and collaborate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Developing a policy-focused strand for the WYLD network.
  • Working closely with the Head of Content, Policy and Research to manage social media and website content, including regularly promoting content on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn; identifying dementia professionals to write guest blogs for the website; editing blogs for the website, and co-ordinating the Content team.
  • Co-ordinating with the Outreach and Capacity Building team to develop a global webinar series programme, including marketing
  • Being an ambassador for the WYLD network

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours
  • One year commitment, September 2020

Requirements:

  • Interest in an area of dementia research, care, advocacy, policy or industry
  • Excellent English communication skills, with the ability to disseminate information to a wide range of populations
  • Ability to identify new opportunities in your work
  • Understanding of how policy-making works on a national level (within a country you have lived/worked) and openness to developing knowledge about international policy-making

Desirable:

  • Experience of policy development and an understanding of the role of voluntary and community sector and social action groups.

Interested in the role? Please submit your application to info@wyldementia.org with the following information:

  • Latest CV
  • Motivation to join WYLD, Why you are a fit for the role, How WYLD can support you
  • Your weekly commitment to the role

Memberships & Recruitment Officer

The Memberships and Engagement team has the unique responsibility of establishing a new WYLD network membership model that will reflect the preferences, goals, and needs of WYLD members for years to come.

This team will collaborate with the Content, Policy & Research and Outreach & Capacity Building working groups to implement engagement strategies and retain network members, ensuring the WYLD network is the go-to platform for young leaders in dementia from various fields and backgrounds to connect, get access to information and resources, and collaborate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Building a mechanism to baseline current membership of WYLD members with support of Head of Memberships and Engagement.
  • Working closely with the Head of Memberships and Engagement to build new membership structure.
  • Overseeing the new member engagement process and ensuring appropriate outreach is made welcoming new members.
  • Coordinating with Content, Policy, and Research team and Outreach and Capacity Building team to plan content for monthly WYLD newsletters.
  • Determining or developing innovative techniques to ensure the effective delivery of recruitment strategies.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse racial, ethnic and economic backgrounds and promote an inclusive environment.
  • Attending 30-minute monthly virtual meeting with Memberships and Engagement team.
  • Being an ambassador for the WYLD network

Time commitment:

  • Approximately 5 hours/week
  • One year commitment, September 2020

Requirements:

  • Interest in an area of dementia research, care, advocacy, policy or industry
  • Excellent English communication skills, with the ability to disseminate information to a wide range of populations
  • Ability to network to retain and build new relationships and collaborations to increase visibility
  • Positive teambuilding skills
  • Proven skills in recruitment and retention of members/volunteers
  • Flexible and able to problem solve and self-direct
  • Understanding of best practices for membership and recruitment

Desirable:

  • Experience creating and/or maintaining membership structure for organization, non-profit, or similar entity.
  • Proficiency building dynamic spreadsheets in Excel

Interested in the role? Please submit your application to info@wyldementia.org with the following information:

  • Latest CV
  • Motivation to join WYLD, Why you are a fit for the role, How WYLD can support you
  • Your weekly commitment to the role