Volunteer with IWiM

Volunteer with IWiM

We have volunteer openings in all our teams. If you want to contribute and join our vibrant teams and shape the organisation from the inside get in touch. All of these roles can be done remotely wherever you are based, unless clearly stated.

Please send your applications to Mia Trina, Head of Admin at info@internationalwim.org

More about us:

International Women in Mining (IWiM) currently has 9,700+ members from over 100 countries. We connect with and support 45+ WIM groups around the world.

IWiM aims to be the leading global platform for all women in mining via initiatives that improve worldwide diversity and foster women’s professional development in the mining industry.

We are currently developing projects to:

IWiM provides information, links to resources and facilitates lively discussions on issues important to women working in the industry.


Current Openings December 2017


Web Content Coordinator

Our ideal person is interested in news and information and ready to help us keep our website updated and fresh.

We are looking for an individual with some website management experience, preferably WordPress and experience in formatting or editing to:
1) Add blog posts and articles to the website – seek out original content and relevant news items
2) Publish the monthly profile interview
3) Update and fix pages where needed
4) Communicate with social media and other IWiM teams
5) Assist with campaigns and other ad hoc work

Time commitment:: ~3 hours a week


WordPress Expert

Do you know WordPress inside out and coding expertise?

The expert would:
1) Contribute ideas on improving the look of our website
2) Create new layouts and webpages on WordPress
3) Troubleshoot issues as they come up
4) Have knowledge of css, html, php, etc.

Time commitment: 5 hours+ a week and easily reachable in case of emergency


Web Manager – IT

Looking for a hands on individual who will help us maintain our ever growing website.

1) Make sure plugins are working and are updated regularly
2) Server management
3) Other website maintenance
4) Occasionally some web development

Knowledge of WordPress essential and ideally some coding ability
Knowledge of Woocommerce & web hosting

Time commitment: 3 hours per week+ and easily reachable in case of emergency


Newsletter Coordinator

We’re looking for a newsletter coordinator(s) to pull together and publish a regular newsletter (every two months) and monthly announcements that incorporates highlights about women in mining. We already have a pre-existing template on MailChimp so your level of ‘tech-savvyness’ doesn’t have to be NASA/Hidden Figures grade – but we know our members include some really switched on women, so who knows!

Candidates should have experience in editing web-based page layouts, understand design, have experience coordinating mass mailings and editing/copywriting for email-based publications. Specific newsletter or mass email application experience is not required, though familiarity with one or two generally is expected.

Time commitment: More intensive around publication time, but easier if work spread over the month.


Membership Manager

Are you outgoing and do you love interacting with people?

The objective as Membership Manager is to keep our growing global WIM community dynamic. You would engage with our 9,700+ members and improve how we share, communicate and learn from each other – across our different platforms. You will be working closely with all other teams at IWiM and you will put together a membership strategy and be responsible for delivering it. Previous project management experience would be relevant.

Time commitment: This will probably require time at the beginning but once the ground work has been completed we believe the time requirement should reduce to 5-7 hours per week. If several people apply, tasks could be split which would reduce the time commitment and increase creative ideas.


Social Media Savvy Volunteers

We’re looking for social media savvy volunteers to join our team in promoting IWiM across Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
Can you spare an hour or two a week to help drive the debate on things we care about; events we’d like everyone to know about and share content that our members would like to hear about?
Ideally you are confident on one or all of these platforms and will have used tools like Hootsuite or Tweetdeck before.
Maybe you are a data-whizz and can create infographics or enjoy making gifs, memes, slideshows and word clouds.
We’re looking for helpers across the time zones to keep on top of what’s happening to international #womeninmining.
Why don’t you get in touch and tell us how you can help. We’d love to hear from you.



The treasurer’s role would be to monitor cash flow and to help prepare documentation for our yearly accounts. You would also liaise with the accountant and represent IWiM. You don’t have to be an accountant or in a financial role in your present career but being good with numbers comes with the job. There is the possibility to also act as our Company Secretary.

Time commitment: This position isn’t work intensive. Generally 5 hours per month but closer to submitting accounts and annual AGM (for company secretary) the work load might increase.

Location: Ideally you will be in London, England. IWiM is registered in the UK so our accountants are here and the organisation follows UK legislation.


Legal Manager

We need legal skills and competence to add to the team mix to help us comply with our legal obligations, help with contracts and other matters. You could help us either ad hoc when needs arise or join the team. Time commitment is difficult to define and would vary.

Location: Ideally you will be based in London, England as IWiM is registered in the United Kingdom.


Australian Indigenous WIM LinkedIn Group Moderator

We are looking for someone to manage the Australian Indigenous WIM group on LinkedIn by sharing content, starting and contributing (to) discussions, inviting people to join and sharing best practice and case studies. This person should be very connected to indigenous developments and have great networking skills and social media awareness. This is a very exciting time for Indigenous Australia and we want to make sure the rest of the world (and Australia) knows what is happening.

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week


Research Contributors

Our small but dynamic research team punches above its weight for international research and publications. We are getting approached more and more to either collaborate or lead research and we want to give academics, students and just great writers the opportunity to be involved. You would be adding to our body of research by:  initiating research projects and papers; identifying collaboration opportunities with universities, NGOs, companies, government and civil society; highlighting new articles and providing web links. Researchers are encouraged to develop strong networks with journal editors, academics researchers and anyone writing interesting stuff that IWiM members should know about.

Do you love research and deriving meaning from data?
Do you want to influence the world through research?

We are International Women in Mining (IWiM – internationalwim.org), a dynamic network for women working in the mining industry, with 10,000 members in over 100 countries, supporting 50+ WiM groups around the world. We want to create opportunities for all women in the mining sector, changing the world today for a more inclusive tomorrow.

Our projects:

  • Increase the number of women serving on boards via our Women on Boards webinar programme and a database of board-ready women
  • Increase the number of women presenting at mining conferences via our IWiMSpeakUp project
  • Progress women’s careers via our global mentoring programme
  • Improve the representation of women in the industry via our photo campaign
  • Research and reports around the contribution women are making to the mining sector

We are building a new research team and are looking for people from different countries and disciplines to join. Not everyone needs to be a gender specialist but we need at least one.

Job Summary

You will join IWiM’s Executive Team and work with the other Team members to identify research topics and projects.

You will lead on content, analysis and output, design the methodology framework, co-ordinate with external specialists and data providers, and co-ordinate the work of external research partners.

You will support the organisation by highlighting opportunities to improve the capacity, reputation and outcomes of IWiM in line with its purpose in society.

The role reports to the Executive Director of IWiM and interlinks with all other teams and projects.


  • You will develop the internal research capacity and team as well as content expertise;
  • You will plan and be responsible for the research cycle including methodology framework and timelines on deliverables for external contractors
  • You will guide the interdisciplinary team of internal researchers and be responsible for team development and mentoring; you will foster a strong culture and a rigorous and consistent approach
  • You will cultivate and create relationships with external mining and gender researchers and partners

Experience and Knowledge

  • Knowledge of the mining industry and stakeholder environment
  • Insight of gender parity issues and research
  • Established record of publication and/or editorial performance
  • Good understanding of methodology and analytical research approaches, including qualitative and quantitative proficiency
  • Honed analytical and project management skills

The Person

  • Inquiring and independent thinker who can convert complex data into useful explanatory concepts and a compelling narrative
  • Able to work effectively in teams in a collaborative and cooperative spirit
  • Good communicator (verbal and written). Editorial discernment and ability to communicate research methodology and survey results
  • Fluent in English, other languages are an advantage
  • Good personal network in the mining and metals community as well as in the women in mining and gender issues community
  • A deep understanding of the purpose of IWiM and the expectations of members and society for continuous improvement in mining with relation to gender issues

Work Environment and Location

You will join a small team of global volunteers who work remotely. The position offers the opportunity of international exposure in a growing environment, while contributing to a business and gender cause.

As part of your role, you will occasionally represent IWiM at conferences, events and media briefings which might require you to travel.

The work load will vary between 10 to 30 hours a week, depending on deadlines. We understand this is a heavy commitment and so we are open to 2 or 3 people job sharing.

In exchange, you will be able to promote your research brand across a wider network, will have access to members, gender parity credibility, etc.

We are also looking to develop a network of researchers.  If you are interested in being part of a team, vs the Team Head, please contact us.

How to Apply

Please send a covering letter showcasing your prior work in this area, your CV/resume, and a writing sample to: info@internationalwim.org. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the role before applying, feel free to contact us via the same email.

Equal Opportunities Policy

IWiM supports the principle of Equality and Diversity in employment wholeheartedly and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships. We encourage and support the recruitment, retention and career development of people from as wide a range as possible of ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds. We will continue to take every possible step to ensure that individuals are treated equally and fairly and that decisions on recruitment, selection, training, promotion and career management are based solely on individual merits and abilities, appropriate to the job.