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Strategy & Operations Manager for Metaverse Reality Check (MRC)


Volunteer Position Metaverse Reality Check (MRC)
Purpose Help Program Lead in planning, strategizing, and delivering yearly goals
Date 1st May
Hours 10-14 hours/week
Location Virtual/Remote
Reporting to Program Lead: Kristina Podnar

Metaverse Reality Check (MRC) – A global oversight board for and by citizens!

The MRC is the first global mechanism to advise regulators, help governing entities, support individuals and hold big technology corporations accountable for creating a metaverse that is safe for citizens and for society.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Help MRC Program Lead identify priorities, strategically align his/her time with those, and revisit them regularly to assess progress.
  • Act as a key thought partner, brainstorming & identifying solutions to challenges.
  • Manage a variety of long-term, cross-organizational projects (e.g. MRC & XRSI Privacy and Safety Framework, MRC & CyberXR, MRC and Government Institutions, MRC and Advisory Think tanks).  
  • Plan leadership team retreats, developing objectives and agenda, coordinating with other volunteers on logistics.
  • Oversee meeting preparation and planning for teams; support in managing interactions with teams and other volunteers.
  • Provide communications support: drafting emails, reports, memos, presentations, internal and external communications, and/or social media posts.
  • Provide strategy and support for Program Lead on matters relating to program development, new initiatives, outreach to the potential community and business partners and other issues. 
  • Identify and facilitate external relationships that promote MRC’s mission and vision.
  • Explore new partnership opportunities (global, regional, and local) coordination with fellow MRC and XRSI advisers  
  • Assist in advancement and development efforts, helping to obtain financial support for its initiatives, mission, goals and objectives.
  • Perform a variety of financial/business management advice, technical assistance, and related advisory services to MRC and partners.
  • Participate in the development, promotion, coordination, and delivery of various MRC projects and workshops.
  • Administer and monitor specific MRC projects & initiatives, as assigned, to include budget planning and expenditure management.
  • Monitor operational activities and effectiveness of results, and prepare reports as appropriate.
  • Perform miscellaneous activities as required to carry out the advisory role effectively.

Volunteer Details

You should represent the organization with professionalism, have aligned values, and enjoy building and nurturing relationships. You should promote XRSI’s vision to help build safe and inclusive immersive experiences and environment and adhere to its mission to inspire and catalyze the safe use of extended reality (XR).

Experience & Qualifications  

  • Must be 18 years or older  
  • Interest in issues of online privacy, safety, inclusion, accessibility and ethics
  • Be confident speaking to new people

Skills & Competencies  

  • Trustworthy, friendly and approachable  
  • Ability to connect with new people and groups across a range of demographics
  • Ability to manage multiple initiatives or tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to manage difficult situations in a sensitive manner  
  • Exhibits flexibility, initiative and strong communication skills  
  • Must enjoy collaboration and working in a team environment
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong orientation toward achieving results, attention to detail, and proven ability to drive toward long-term goals
  • Unwavering commitment to ensuring the safety, privacy, inclusivity of citizens in the Metaverse

Benefits (non-monetary)

  • Learn about the XR domain and its intersection with various technologies, including conferences, events, and research
  • Learning to use online platforms and softwares for productivity and program management used by XRSI and other similar industries
  • Interacting with professionals and experienced individuals in XR domain, including XRSI team to Advisors and Volunteers
  • Opportunities to contribute in various research initiatives for development of frameworks and standards
  • Access to internal resources, research and knowledge base
  • Free access to future certifications by XRSI
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