Volunteer Opportunity

Home Learner Network (HLN) Project



SelfDesign Learning Foundation (SDLF)


Virtual/Vancouver. Almost all SDLF work is carried out online

Closing Date

October 30th, 2020

Organization Mission

SelfDesign® Learning Foundation supports learners of all ages and abilities in authoring their own lives and designing their own learning.

Project Summary

SelfDesign® Learning Foundation wants to expand their education offerings through the creation of a new website/program, Home Learners Network that offers learners of all ages, families and educators a place to share ideas and resources.

The first phase of the project is focused on:

  1. Technology and website development
  2. Content development for K-12 synchronous activities and piloting
  3. Market research, design development including eCommerce development

Project Objectives

Phase one of the project is create a project plan that includes:

  1. Developing and piloting the K-12 learner offerings including content and synchronous activities
  2. Liaising with the Development team of the HLN platform design and function
  3. Conducting User Experience research, target market/segmentation research and usability testing
  4. Developing and building the HLN brand including website and graphic design
  5. Building the eCommerce platform for future phases of the project

Required Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience in creating and managing project management documentation (e.g. project plan, schedule, scope & sequence, budge, etc.)
  • Demonstrated experience in successfully managing projects focused in technology and web development, preferably in education but not required.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of agile methodologies
  • Experience with and/or knowledge of JIRA and Confluence systems, a plus

Estimated Time Commitment

6- hours per week

Start Date:  October 26th 2020                                                                              End Date: February 1st 2021

Scope of Work

The Volunteer Project Manager will work with the project development lead, Ashton Sanders, and other stakeholders to produce a project plan and assists project lead in overall project management


  • Creation and development of a project plan to ensure future phases of the project are successful
  • Advise the project development lead in the overall project management process including monitoring, project scope, timeline, and budget throughout the project lifecycle
  • Provide recommendations to the project development team to mitigate risks and ensure delivery of a successful project


The PM volunteer will have end-end accountability on project deliverables, reporting to Ashton Sanders, Project Development Lead.


SDLF will provide a letter of recommendation to the PM volunteer at the successful conclusion of the project and serve as a reference, if appropriate.

How to Apply

Please apply with a cover letter indicating why you are interested in supporting SDLF on this project and why you feel your skills and experience would make you a good match for this project, along with a detailed resume to:

Name: Ashton Sanders

Email: ashtonsanders@selfdesign.org

URL: www.selfdesign.org

Please forward a copy of your application package to Project Management Volunteers c/o: David Nimmo, PM-Volunteers Client Relationship Manager David.Nimmo@pmv.org