Are you passionate about community? Do you wake up in the morning wondering how you can support a global engagement movement by growing a dedicated community of data professionals to connect, share, and learn? PASS is seeking a Community Evangelist to join its team.  Read on to learn what it takes to be a stellar community evangelist.

Overview
With a global membership of more than 250,000, PASS’ mission is to become the nexus of thought leadership, with the goal of growing its global membership to two million members by 2020.  Our primary mission is to support education and networking opportunities for individuals leveraging the Microsoft Data Platform. This is done through local and virtual chapters; free online events; local and regional events, and our annual PASS Summit.


What a Community Evangelist Does for PASS
Acting as ambassadors for the organization and advocates for the community, our Community team members play a key role in helping PASS do great things. Reporting to the Director of Marketing and under the direction of the management team of C&C/HQ, here’s an idea of what you can expect in this role:

  • Mentor chapter leaders to help build and sustain their user groups.
  • Coach chapter leaders as required.
  • Identify new cities to host SQLSaturday / regional events and support existing event organizers annually.
  • Look for opportunities to establish new chapters and recruit new chapter leaders.
  • Represent PASS in person at events throughout the year (including international events).
  • Build and enhance an active network of regional mentors, encouraging them to be active PASS ambassadors at events and user group meetings.
  • As part of the PASS HQ team, help execute successful community programs at events like PASS Summit.
  • Work with the larger PASS team (HQ and the Board of Directors) to execute the organization’s strategic vision.
  • Develop strategic priorities and projects to support the membership growth of PASS.
  • Monitor social media and respond/escalate community issues and concerns, as required.
  • Maintain a positive dialogue with the PASS community, including blogging and tweeting regularly about community experiences.
     

What PASS Does for a Community Evangelist
Being an evangelist is incredibly fulfilling both personally and professionally. What can you expect as a PASS Community Evangelist?

  • Grow your network while meeting professionals from all walks of life.
  • Visit new places around the world while travelling on behalf of PASS.
  • Keep your finger on the pulse of Microsoft technologies while attending events as a representative of PASS.
     

Who You Are
We’re looking for someone who is passionate and enthusiastic about supporting and growing a global community.  Our ideal person is friendly, outgoing, self-motivated and an active volunteer (in the data platform community). You don’t mind talking with people (sometimes for many hours a day!) and you enjoy sharing your community experiences through blogging and social media. You don’t need technical expertise, but you do need to be familiar with the technologies at a high level. 

You are as equally comfortable engaging with a data platform professional just beginning their career, as you are a data scientist with many years’ experience, and won’t let a lack of technical knowledge hold you back from establishing and building on these relationships.

As a global organization that needs to communicate with people around the world, we are looking for a candidate that has flexibility in their day to day schedule.  Since the position is located remotely, the ideal candidate is someone who exhibits strong self-management traits, has good administrative skills and is well organized.

Travel is part of the job so expect to fly, and because many of our events take place on weekends you’ll be required to work on Saturdays from time to time.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field plus at least six years’ relevant professional experience required.
  • Experience building and fostering community and membership engagement.
  • Demonstrated ability to give presentations and speak to groups. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, comfort with Internet technology and social media.
  • High level of attention to detail, flexibility, superior follow through, and the ability to embrace the unexpected with grace and maturity.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Microsoft Data Platform and its ongoing evolution.
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML (for email and for web) and CSS.
  • Experience using Google analytics or other web analytics programs.
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience, including SQL Server, Office 365 and Power BI.
  • Passion for travel (this position is ~30 to 40%+ travel - some weeks gone for a few days, some multiple days).


Interested?
If you’re excited at the thought of being a Community Evangelist for PASS we’d like to hear from you! Please email Georgia Dahle, Director of Marketing (
georgia.dahle@sqlpass.org) to learn more or to apply for the position.  Deadline to apply is September 2, 2016.

To be considered for this role, you must include:

    • An up-to-date resume
    • A cover letter outlining your experience and salary expectations
    • Links to your blog, Twitter, LinkedIn account, etc.