So a lot of people have been asking me about helping FoodCircles, and of potential job packages. Thought it was finally time to address it here. FoodCircles has been designed, coded, shared with others, and even legally protected by volunteers and pro bono firms. A passion for Buy One Feed One, evidenced by a commitment to work (compensated or not) will always be important to us. We typically only “hire” from within, and so we’ve come up with a great way to test whether FoodCircles can’t live without you, and if you can’t live without FoodCircles. Though this won’t always be the case, we like volunteers, potential employees/contractors/partners to run a 30day race with us to see how much good we can accomplish together. You’ll get all-access to the coolest clubhouse in town, The Factory ($150 value), access to design decisions, guerrilla marketing, and inside stories of a social-good startup, and a heck of a resume addition. After the 30days, we’ll debrief. After debriefing, we’ll agree to either keeping running the race together (and hire you), or shake hands on the best of terms (and give you a stipend for your time). As a young startup, we feel this is the best way to make personnel decisions. I’ve realized they’re some of the most important decisions we can make.
So! What are we looking for?
1. Sales – Connect restaurants to the BOFO movement. Help them train staff, understand our software, and fill the most tables.
2. Design – Design websites, mobile apps, restaurant materials, even videos! (we use a lot of Balsamiq, as well as Adobe Fireworks, Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere)
3. Development – Work hand-in-hand with designers to actually make what they’re just drawing (silly designers..) (we use a lot of HTML5/CSS/JS, and are transitioning from django to RoR on the backend)
4. Marketing – Create billboards, bypass secretaries, interrupt college students, pack mailboxes, and embark on other street adventures to tell literally everyone about our service. *part-time, full-time, intern, and short-term volunteer opportunities available. We’re very inclusive so give us a shout and we’ll buy ya coffee at San Chez, no questions asked. Look forward to getting your email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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