The Seasteading Institute December 2009 Newsletter
_We ought to avail ourselves of the sea, building floating cities on it so that we can move southward or northward according to the time of year….
Those who follow Patri’s blog may have noted mention of some new help at The Seasteading Institute. Indeed, in November, TSI succeeded in filling four open roles to further the seasteading mission, revolving around business development, donor and fundraising efforts, and community development. As a new face here, I (Naomi) would like to humbly introduce myself and the three others who now join us.
We have a new job posting up:
TSI’s Development Manager will be working on two main areas: Community & Awareness, and Fundraising. On the Community side, they will help manage events, PR, TSI’s membership program, community feedback, and related areas.
TSI’s development director will be primarily responsible for growing membership and obtaining funding for TSI through a combination of grant-writing, outreach, PR, fundraisers, and donor development. They will work in conjunction with the Executive Director, Director of Operations, and the Board of Directors. This is a paid, full-time role (3/4 time is available if needed for work/life balance). We offer a quality PPO health insurance plan in addition to other standard California state benefits.
The Seasteading Institute is now accepting internship applications.
We’re looking for brilliant young people with a passion for seasteading, political autonomy, and this, our twenty-first century experiment in government. The positions available are excellent opportunities for students or recent graduates in search of real-world job experience with flexible schedules, close working relationships with TSI employees, and, ultimately, a shot at transforming the way the world thinks of society, culture, and what it means to be a nation.
We’re excited to announce that we’re hiring for two key positions:
Director of Engineering – Unfortunately, Wayne Gramlich, our co-founder and original Director of Engineering, has been unable to devote the time to TSI to continue in this role, so we’re looking elsewhere to fill his shoes. This person will provide vision and management for all of TSI’s technology initiatives, such as seastead designs and prototypes, and have some involvement with hands-on execution.
I am pleased to announce that we have a new, paid position available for a Development Director.
The development director will be primarily responsible for growing membership and obtaining funding for TSI through a combination of grant-writing, outreach, PR and donor development. Working in conjunction with the Executive Director and the Board, they will develop fundraising goals, schedule and plan events, identify grant possibilities and apply. In order to develop a steady base of volunteers and donors, the DD will create and maintain a membership program, and work with the Volunteer Coordinator to make sure that volunteers are rewarded and recognized for their work. Should have some experience w/ non-profit development and grant writing.
For more information on this position, see the Jobs page. Thanks to Liz for helping us with the position details.