Classifieds gadget (i.e. Job Board )
Blogs or forums are repurposed to serve as classified ads/job boards, however they have serious limitations that prohibit them from being suitable solutions.
Self-service (e.g. searchable, browseable) classified ads system for members and visitors, with administration tools to moderate and manage entries/permissions.
Yes please! This would be a valuable addition.
In response to your request to describe the desired functionality:
On my association's current (non-WA) site, there is a web form that the employer completes and then pays for the listing (or sends in a check). Current form: http://www.kcastd.org/jobbankaddlisting.cfm
I would like to be able to make the ad go live immediately if someone pays, or activate it manually upon receiving the check - like memberships. Also like memberships, I would imagine it would be useful to be able to create different kinds of job postings, with their own listing durations and fees. In fact, I would love to be able to fully customize the fields requested on the form. Finally (and perhaps this is obvious), we'd want to be able to restrict access to the posted jobs, like any other content area.
This is a key function for us. We are paying for WA now, but still test driving. I like a lot of what I see, but it will be hard to sell the product to our assocation board without having the ability to place the Job Ads. It's not about the money, we don't charge to post ads, it's about providing value to our members.
Yes we currently do this through Job Thread but would love an integrated system.
This module would be a huge benefit to my organization.
Right now we have created a link to an external job board, still in the testing phase. To have a job board with the options listed would be a huge benefit to our membership, and our associations professional appearance.
Just to lend our support - my organization would love this module. We'd really love to have the option of charging or not charging to post. It would be a member benefit to be able to post jobs for free.
We currently use the Forum module for job postings. It is labor intensive to maintain as we are just getting people used to using it. This would be a great benefit to offer members!
In the meantime I would really appreciate if you could describe how you currently use ads/what are your needs - so that we can take this into consideration in our analysis/design.
My association is evaluating Wild Apricot now and this is one of the few things on our "wish list" that the current software doesn't have. We're looking for the best workaround now, because it's a current source of income for our organization and therefore an absolute must for our website. :)
We've added this to our list of Top 50 items to develop in the next 12 months. Our goal is to start develop on this in 2010.
This thread will be moved to the Roadmap. As always, we welcome any ideas, suggestions, or questions you might have as we analyze this issue.
I would vote for this one too. Our organization is currently using a blog module as our job board. The instructions simply tell members to click the "add post" button to post a new job. It's a confusing implementation, but that's the best WA has right now. A dedicated Job Board module can't be too hard to adapt, right??? Thanks!
It sounds like this is already in the pipeline or at least being looked at, but we'd definitely be interested in this as well. Especially if there would be a way for members to save or bookmark the items they were looking at. Specifically we'd be looking at using this for opportunities we publish for our writers and playwrights.
This has not been scheduled yet - though we did start the analysis/design on this.
Barry Nicolle commented
I would like to see both an employment opportunity function exactly as outlined in your post.
In the same vein, I would also like to see a "classified" feature that could be used by companies seeking services from our member organizations. If they can post opportunities (ie requests for proposals, requirements specifications etc.) that would be received by our members, we would increase the membership value proposition.
Jennifer Walker commented
This is a feature that I am very interested in. Anything to report on when this will be coming out?
Realistically, it will be a while before we can tackle this one - many other improvements in the pipeline.
We do not have any current recommendations on third-party plugins for that, sorry.
Anyone else has any recommendations?
Shelly Frank commented
I think this is a very good feature to add. Our organization is very small and looking for alternate revenue streams without alot of volunteer interaction. Similar to a marketplace?
This could allow members and external parties the ability to self-manage and pay to add job postings for coaches (the category idea would be fabulous) -- in addition to members & guests being able to subscribe.
I LOVE it and hope it comes soon.
If not ... I would appreciate a validated and Wild Apricot recommended 3rd party plug in for us to use.
The job posting module/functionality would be a huge benefit to our organization. I would suggest the following fields: Position title Company name Main location of job (city, state) Date/time posted Deadline for submission of applications [plus back-end ability to unpublish position on certain date/time] Position description Position requirements (degree, experience, etc.) Pay range [would not appear on front end if no information is entered] How to apply Contact person, if any
I like the idea of having the option of charging a fee for posting a position opening, but this would be a back-end administrative designation. Also the administrative option of whether only association members can post or whether posting would be open to non-members (and fee association based on membership status).
Corey Creed commented
We are moderately interested in this.
Not yet, it depends on client votes here - and our progress on other items already in the works.
Yes, this is the kind of function that we need. Do you have an approximate time frame when you plan to move forward with this implementation?