View Full Version : PTO is looking for a few good members!


PTO-29412
08-08-2010, 02:10 AM
PTO Wants YOU!

Over the years PTO has been growing at an unprecedented rate! With more members coming to PTO daily we want to continue to offer the best of the best in Prison/er support and resources - this takes time and people, two things that we don’t always have enough of. For those that don’t know - all of PTO Staff, from our Administrators to Moderators on PTO volunteer their time here - no one including the owner of the site receives any kind of compensation for their time other than the knowledge that we are helping and supporting thousands of people that are struggling with the reality of their lives!

We have a recruitment program for a position known as PTO Research Assistant.

PTO Research Assistants give of their time and expertise and help us to pull together projects and information for the greater good of the whole PTO Membership and site.

As a PTO Research Assistant, you would be responsible to a Moderator or Site Administrator. Research Assistants (RA’s) will have a Private Forum that the general membership will not have access to. This Private Forum will provide a platform for the RA’s to interact with the Moderators and Site Administrators, as well as offering a place to discuss projects and coordinate the results with each other. In many projects there will potentially be more than one RA working on the project.

Our Moderators are so busy just keeping up with the daily new posts that there is rarely time to do research and/or pull a project together. We want an interactive site where the information is always up to date and timely. One of the main tasks of a RA is to be the eyes and ears for PTO Staff.

What is in it for you?

No kidding aside… the satisfaction of knowing that you have helped hundreds, perhaps thousands of people like you that had a question and found the answer at PTO. You will have the personal satisfaction of knowing that you have contributed and made someone’s life - who is just entering into the nightmare of the prison system - much easier.

Do you fit the requirements of the role?

PTO considers the addition of RA’s to be part of the overall Team that manages PTO on a daily basis. To be part of this Team we do expect a certain level of presence, commitment, attitude, decorum, and ability to support the membership.

We are not as concerned with your level of existing knowledge about a subject as much as your ability to search and seek out the information and arrange it in such a way to benefit the membership.

Overall however, we will be looking at an individuals past history at PTO and looking for members that are supportive in a non-judgmental way - all RA;s will be representing the ’image’ of PTO both on and off the site! It is important to the Management Team of PTO that our Team Members represent us well, and are not first to offer a non-supportive reply when the thread was better left alone.

How do I apply?

We will be collecting the ‘applications’ of interested members over the next few weeks. If you are interested in joining our Team and contributing to the overall resources of PTO then please contact us.

Please send a PM to PTO Administrator Jonathan

In your reply please include the following:
1) Why you would like to be a PTO Research Assistant and what you feel you have to offer to the role.
2) The top 5 Forums that you would be interested in supporting as a research project for.
(We cannot guarantee that if you are selected you will get your first choice on a Forum)
3) The typical amount of time per week that you are online at PTO.

Please Note:
Submitting an ‘application’ to admin via Private Message does not guarantee that you will be selected for the role of RA. Please understand that it may not be possible to offer a role to everyone that applies. We will however contact everyone back that does apply. Please allow for 7-10 days for your reply from your first Private Message.

If you are NOT selected to be an RA, please do NOT assume that there is a negative reason for this. We do not want to offend anyone on the site and we want to be fair in awarding positions to the most qualified, and the most active and supportive at PTO. Depending on the number of members that do apply, we may not be able to award all qualified members with a role immediately.

Thank you for your interest and for supporting PTO. All of our Members are what make PTO so strong! We want to continue to offer you the absolute best in Prison/er support, information, and resources - but it cannot be done without YOU!