WAI Netherlands’ Community Lead

WAI Netherlands' Community Lead

We are excited to announce an opportunity for a passionate and dedicated individual to join our team as the Netherlands’ Community Lead. This volunteer position is ideal for someone who is enthusiastic about AI, committed to promoting diversity in tech, and has a proven track record in building vibrant and engaged communities. As the Community Lead in NL, you will play a crucial role in driving the local chapter’s initiatives, organizing events, and building a strong community that supports women in AI. You will work closely with the WAI Benelux core team to align with broader organizational goals while catering to the unique needs and opportunities within your city.

Who we are​

Women in AI (WAI) is a nonprofit do-tank working towards inclusive AI that benefits global society. We are a community-driven initiative bringing empowerment, knowledge, and active collaboration via education, research, events, and blogging. At Women in AI, we empower women and minorities to become AI & Data experts, innovators, and leaders. We encourage ethical applications and responsible use of artificial intelligence. WAI was founded in 2016 in Paris, France, by Dr. Hanan Salam, Caroline Lair, and Moojan Asghari. What initially started with a small Facebook group has grown into a powerful community with more than 10.000 members (and counting) in 140 countries. The WAI NL team comprises 15 volunteers who want to support our mission to make AI inclusive. Our team is working on mentorship programs, a youth activation program, an inclusive talent fair, and accelerator programs. 

Key responsibilities

  • Organize and Coordinate Events:
    Plan and manage local workshops, meetups, and programs aimed at educating and empowering women in AI. This includes logistics, scheduling, and promotion.
  • Foster Local Networks:
    Build a supportive community by facilitating connections between members and partnering with local businesses, educational institutions, and other relevant organizations.
  • Communications and Marketing:
    Collaborate with our Head of Community and Head of Marketing to align communications and marketing strategies, ensuring the NL community stays engaged and informed about upcoming events and initiatives.
  • Reporting and Feedback:
    Provide regular reports on local activities and progress to the Dutch core team, offering insights and feedback to support the Benelux expansion strategy. This includes gathering feedback from community members and assessing the impact of events.

Requirements:

  • Passion for AI and Diversity: Enthusiastic about AI and committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the tech industry.
  • Strong Organizational and Leadership Skills: Demonstrated ability to organize events, manage projects, and lead community initiatives effectively.
  • Excellent Communication and Networking Abilities: Strong skills in connecting with people, building relationships, and communicating effectively with diverse audiences.
  • Experience in Community Management or Event Planning: Previous experience in these areas is highly desirable and will help in successfully managing community activities.
  • Volunteer Commitment: Ability to dedicate 3-4 hours per week to volunteer duties, with flexibility to adjust based on event schedules.
  • Knowledge of AI Ecosystem in Amsterdam: Good understanding of the local AI landscape, including key players, organizations, and opportunities for collaboration.
  • Experience with EU Grants: Familiarity with EU grants for DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) initiatives is a plus and can enhance the community’s access to resources and funding.

Job Category: Community
Job Type: Volunteer
Job Location: Amsterdam

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