Learn more about becoming a Regional Coordinator for the
Mozilla Clubs Program.
Regional Coordinator Requirements & Responsibilities:
Becoming a Regional Coordinator
Time Commitment Details:
The Regional Coordinator (RC) is a person with strong leadership skills and proven experience on mentoring people.
Club Captains (CC) set up and maintain a structure and strategy for their local clubs that ensures the ongoing growth and success of their club.
By working closely with the staff mentors and supporting the club captains, the RC will make sure the Clubs program is successfully running in their local region.
A Regional Coordinator does *not* run any clubs. Instead, they are recruiting, on-boarding, and sustaining Club Captains to achieve positive outcomes, a sense of community and purpose, and to further Mozilla’s mission in the world.
Regional Coordinators will serve 1 - 10 Club Captains located locally in realizing their full potential through continued mentorship, clear leadership pathways and storytelling with Mozilla.
Regional Coordinators can expect to dedicate at least 3 hours a week to supporting their clubs, recruiting, and connecting with staff.
We plan to start the program with 25 Regional Coordinators and add coordinators as we continue to expand. As this is a new program, some RC’s may start off without any Club Captains, until the program expands into their region.
Regional Coordinator Requirements:
Regional Coordinators (RC’s) are appointed by Mozilla Club staff and are responsible for overseeing multiple Club Captains in one geographic location. To remain listed as an active Regional Coordinator you must:
- Maintain an understanding of the status and projects of the Clubs you oversee
- Run onboard and training for all new Club Captains in your region
- Support your Club Captains with annual goal setting and year planning
- Mentor and coach Club Captains, meeting with them at least once a month (audio/video) and providing support that fits their needs.
- Support your Clubs through leadership transitions such as electing new Club Captains, and adding new Executive team members.
- Help grow the region by recruiting local Club Captains.
- Join preparation calls with Mozilla Clubs staff
- Bring back to Mozilla Clubs staff specific insights about needs, concerns, feedback, ideas, as well as provide guidance on what are the focus initiatives for Mozilla clubs.
- Share regular feedback and open reflection with fellow Regional Coordinators.
- Be a bridge between Clubs and local communities in the same region
- Contribute to and provide feedback on the resources and the on-boarding process for Regional Coordinators and Club Captains.
- Have a maximum of 72 hours response time to communications from Club Captains and Mozilla staff.
- Regional Coordinators will submit an annual year plan to their Staff mentor detailing their goals and plans for the year
- Regional Coordinators will have monthly meetings with their Staff mentors where they debrief, share success stories and plan
- Regional Coordinators will submit survey reports on a quarterly basis to Staff mentors reporting on their progress and sharing feedback and suggestions.
- Regional Coordinators should meet with new Club Captains on a bi-monthly basis while they are undergoing onboarding, establishing and setting up their Club
- Regional Coordinators should meet with established Club Captains on a monthly base and adjust the support based on their needs
Becoming a Regional Coordinator
For the initial launch of the program we will invite people with proven experience on campus to sign up for the RC role as FSA Regional Ambassadors Leads, Campus Campaign local coaches, and Reps.
Time Commitment Expectations:
We're looking for a willingness to make a year-long commitment to the role, understanding that this is the first time we're trying it and the times below are an estimate.
- Each Regional Coordinator will be expected to participate in roughly 4 hours of intensive onboarding training, and to create a year plan.
Ongoing Time Commitment (based on 5 Clubs):
- Each Regional Coordinator will run a 1-2hr onboarding session for the Club Captains of each of their clubs (1-2hr per team = 5-10hrs)
- Meet with New Clubs to review their annual strategy (30 min meeting = 2.5 hrs)
- Once a month check in with each club (30 mins/club) = 2.5 hrs
- Review the reports and share with staff = 30 mins/week (2 hours)
- Monthly meeting with staff = 30-60 mins
You qualify to be a regional coordinator if you:
- Are inspired by Mozilla’s mission to ensure the Internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all.
- Have a willingness to learn online collaboration tools such as etherpads, wikis, Github Issues, and Discourse
- Have strong facilitation skills
- Have an "in service to" attitude
- Have shown leadership in other Mozilla programs (e.g. FSA, Take Back The Web, Reps)
- Have a willingness to mentor and coach others to be successful
- agree to the time commitment and willingness to support a minimum of 5 clubs
One Staff mentor will be assigned to each RC. The goal of this relationship is to empower the RCs by improving their leadership and organizational skills. Staff mentors will provide resources and training kits in a monthly base to help RCs evolve.
Support you'll get:
- professional skills and experience that will unlock opportunity for you in your career and beyond.
- a collaborative community of other regional coordinators who look forward to learning and serving with you.
- programmatic advice and leadership training.
- goodwill and appreciation from all corners of the Mozilla universe.