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This is the page for the Staff Collective's Human Resources Committee

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Collective Members

The Staff Collective currently has 13 members:

  1. Dave Haskins -- Build Co-Coordinator
  2. Jhasen Cooper -- Recycling Coordinator
  3. Jon Tester -- Operations Coordinator
  4. Kathie Haskins -- Reception Coordinator
  5. Laurel Hoyt -- Education Coordinator
  6. Liane Kocha -- Computers For Kids Coordinator
  7. Martin Chase -- Build Co-Coordinator
  8. Michael Westwind -- Technical Support Coordinator
  9. Nathan Bennet -- ?? Coordinator
  10. Oso Martin -- Outreach Coordinator
  11. Rick Konold -- Sales Coordinator
  12. Richard Seymour -- ?? Coordinator
  13. Shawn Furst -- Volunteer Program Coordinator

Staff Interns

There are currently 2 interns:

  1. Clout Tolstoy -- Store Intern
  2. Matthew Noel Harris -- Front Desk Intern


We're trying to look ahead at the big picture for staffing Free Geek. Our aim is to decrease the roller coaster effect.

One unofficial goal for Free Geek might be to increase the number of interns as compared to staff collective members. This opens up more opportunities for young people and others with job experience issues to build up job resumes. It also gives us staffing flexibility since internships are shorter term by definition and makes it more likely we can absorb an intern's duties back into the staff collective in case of financial shortfalls, avoiding other types of cutbacks and layoffs. This goal could be met by hiring new positions as interns (when we expand staff as we can afford it), or by converting existing staff positions to internships (as staff collective members leave). Of course, this can only be done where appropriate. We do not want to require or expect an intern to do collective level work.

Possible Staff Positions

Over the years, people have proposed various jobs that we could -- if we were rich -- hire for, either into the collective or as interns. Here are some of those ideas:

Recycling Program Volunteer Coordinator Job Description
Self explanitory
Office Coordinator
Oversees paperwork, bookkeeping, and reception duties.
Systems Admin
Liaison with ASS, monitor and maintain systems and software, manage technical emergencies.
Receiving Intern
Keep receiving flowing and make sure that volunteers both learn and help.
Testing Intern
Keep basic and advanced testing flowing and make sure that volunteers both learn and help.
Nonprofit Assistance Program Coordinator
This is a successor to the Collaborative Technologies Coordinator collective position. See NAP and Nonprofit Assistance Program Proposal for further information.
Sales Exploratory Intern Job Description
Figure out systems for increasing sales. Good communication skills. Not as much as a technical position.
Reuse Exploratory Intern Job Description
Manage flow of donated "oddball" gizmos and ensure maximum reuse. This person might make sure that people and organizations who want oddball hardware (that Free Geek doesn't need elsewhere) are enabled to get it through the store, a grants program, or even something like the adoption program. Establish procedures for a these programs, streamline processes, and recruit volunteers. Help determine viability and need for a staff position.
Printer Exploratory Intern Job Description
Establish procedures for a printer program, streamline processes, and recruit volunteers. Help determine viability and need for a staff position.