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Community Engagement Assistant

Rolling Deadline  |  Internship  |  Telecommute


OpenAQ Inc
Start date:​ Immediate
Location: ​Remote (Flexible within the US – OpenAQ team on Eastern and Pacific time zones 

Reporting:​ To Deputy Director
Role:​ Community Engagement Assistant

Time period: ​February 1 to April 30, 2021

Time commitment: ​20 hours/week

Compensation:​ $20/hour

Responsibilities include:

  • ●  Assisting with the OpenAQ Global Community Series webinar planning process, promotion and outreach, implementation, and post-event

  • ●  Assisting with the OpenAQ Community Ambassador Program curriculum development, planning, and implementation

  • ●  Conducting social media outreach on OpenAQ events, platform tools, and other key projects

  • ●  Conduct research to identify potential partnership opportunities

  • ●  Exploring OpenAQ platform use cases and potential impact stories

  • ●  Providing other areas for administrative support as determined by team member


  • ●  Clear and effective communicator in writing, speaking and listening

  • ●  Highly organized with project management experience

  • ●  Experience engaging on social media platforms (ex: Facebook, LinkedIn)

  • ●  Experience working with MS Office and Google Suite

  • ●  Experience planning academic or professional workshops, events, conferences a plus

  • ●  Posses empathy and passion for understanding perspectives of a team and community

    with diverse technical, non-technical, geographic and cultural backgrounds

  • ●  Has experience working in a virtual environment with a remote team

  • ●  Has an all-hands-on-deck attitude

    OpenAQ Inc

OpenAQ​ is a 501(c)(3) non-profit based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to aggregate and harmonize open air quality data across the globe and to build an ecosystem of people across sectors and geographies to use these open data to fight the unequal access to clean air to breathe — air inequality. As context, according to the WHO, air

pollution is responsible for 1 out of 8 deaths, making air pollution one of the biggest

public health and human rights issues of our time.

The OpenAQ Platform currently houses 3⁄4 billion data points from 10,000+ stations in 99countries and is the largest open air quality data platform of its kind, in terms of measurements and geography. We receive ~35 million data requests/month to the ​open API​. The underlying platform that fetches, stores, and serves data is completely ​open-source and has subsequently been built by a global community of scientists, software developers and others invested in creating a global air quality air quality open data-sharing infrastructure over the past 5 years. The data are used for a wide variety of applications, including everything from air quality forecasts produced by NASA scientists to apps communicating air quality in Delhi to data-driven media reports for the general public. Having begun our journey focused solely on government grade data, we have recently begun to bring on low cost sensor and research grade data onto our platform. To learn more about our recent work, please check out our Blog available

By filling this basic data access gap and convening a global community of folks passionate about fighting air pollution, OpenAQ empowers a wide variety of individuals, organizations, and sectors across the globe to do more with these existing data.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send an email to Chisato Calvert at ​chisato@openaq.org​ with a cover letter and resume with an email subheading: Application Submission_Community Engagement Assistant. We look forward to your application!



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