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Current Opportunities

School and Community Program Coordinator

About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

Board of Directors Membership (Volunteer)

Spring 2017 Internship: Community Engagement Intern

Blog Writers (Volunteer)

Social Media Activist (Volunteer)

About-Face Awareness Activist (Volunteer)

About-Face Activist (Volunteer)

School and Community Program Coordinator

The Program Coordinator ensures About-Face’s school/community media-literacy program runs smoothly and professionally, and that the program quality remains high.

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: About-Face office in downtown San Francisco and potential for flexible telecommuting

DUTIES
The Program Coordinator will plan and partially lead About-Face programs in schools and community organizations, including short workshops, after-school, summer programs, parent education sessions, and workshop leader trainings.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
— Project management skills: Extremely organized; great with planning, logistics, and details
— Clear communicator via phone, e-mail, and in person
— Problem-solver, self-starter
— Persistence and follow-up skills
— Culturally competent: Able to work with students from many racial/ethnic, socioeconomic, and family backgrounds and those of all genders and sexualities

PREFERRED BUT NOT REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
— Activist experience
— Background in gender issues, including effects of media on women and girls
— Experience working directly with teens
— Youth Development or Youth Worker training or certificate
— Technology experience including using/troubleshooting projectors with laptops running PowerPoint

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
— Stay up-to-date on latest research on adolescent girls’ well-being, as well as media that is popular with teen girls.
— Assist in developing curriculum for longer programs.
— Coordinate About-Face’s school and community programs and maintain high quality standards.
— Plan and lead trainings for new workshop leaders to deliver About-Face media-literacy curriculum.
— Support About-Face workshop leaders in their work.
— Plan parent education sessions.
— Plan and lead one-time workshops and multi-session curriculum delivery in schools and organizations in the Bay Area.
— Delegate to Program Intern, who provides assistance in executing programs.
— Follow program budgets and report on progress to Executive Director.
— Work with Program Evaluation Consultant to maintain evaluation process for programs.
— Train and manage workshop leaders and program interns.

The Program Coordinator will have regular performance discussions with Executive Director and will receive appropriate feedback to be as successful as possible in this position.

About-Face values diversity. People of color and those identifying as LGBTQ are encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS AND DURATION
Estimated start date: Monday November 14, 2016. This is a 16 hour/week, short-term contract position with potential for extending to long-term employee status. Benefits are not provided at this time.

TO APPLY
Please send a cover letter and resume to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director at workwithus [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org

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About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

About-Face is searching for a few great workshop leaders!

About-Face is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco that equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. You can learn more about us at www.about-face.org.

About-Face provides engaging, informational, and social-justice-centered media-literacy and advocacy education to teens and parents in the San Francisco Bay Area and nationally.

 

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Our Program Manager, Tanya Beat, delivering an About-Face workshop.

Our School and Community Program teaches young women the media-literacy skills they need to truly understand the media they’re seeing to reduce the effects of harmful media messages. We tailor our workshops to young women from all backgrounds and income levels. About-Face workshops are sassy, edgy, fun, creative, and interactive. We go to schools and other organizations throughout the Bay Area to teach young women and their male peers how to dissect all types of media including magazine ads, music videos, TV commercials, Internet content, and movie clips.

Workshops are between 50 and 90 minutes, and can be for girls only or young women and men in the same room.

In the past 8 years, we have reached more than 5,000 young women and men in the Bay Area. We are looking to reach even more, and to make sure we have a diverse group of workshop leaders from all backgrounds. That’s where you come in!

If you’re a Workshop Leader, you’re passionate about the work we do and looking for a way to make a powerful difference in young women’s lives. You’re also outgoing, energetic, youthful, and sensitive to issues around body image, race and ethnicity, class, and gender. You love talking with groups, thrive being in front of an audience, and knowing your subject well helps you. While you love talking to friends about the things that are most important to you, you also listen to other people’s points of view and are able to engage in a productive discussion. You have a flexible schedule that would allow you to visit schools during weekdays once per month. You’re able to relate to high school students, you’re up on the latest mainstream media, and maybe you get a hip-hop hook stuck in your head every once in a while. You live, go to school, or work in San Francisco, Peninsula/South Bay, or the East Bay. And last but not least, you have access to a reliable vehicle.

If this describes you, you may just be a great About-Face workshop leader!

This is a volunteer commitment, not a full-time job. However, workshop leaders do receive travel reimbursement for each workshop they deliver.

Our programs function best when we have workshop leaders of diverse backgrounds and ethnicities. Women/men of color and LGBT individuals are encouraged to apply.

Next Steps

1)  By the specified deadline, send your résumé via e-mail to our School and Community Program Coordinator, at workshops [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org. No formal cover letter is needed, but do tell us why you think you can contribute to About-Face’s work and mission.

2)  We will notify you of your status and potentially schedule a videoconference or in-person interview.

Please contact us before the application deadline if you have questions or concerns.

Application Deadline: Friday, December 2, 2016

Mandatory Training Dates: Saturday, January 21 and Saturday, February 4, 2017

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About-Face Board of Directors Membership

We are looking for some amazing Board of Directors members, and we’re actively recruiting to fill our board. If you are an experienced professional who’s passionate about helping teen girls become stronger in the face of their destructive media environment, read on.

Who are you?
You are committed. And when you’re committed, you’re “in it to win it.” And you have great skills and networks that you can lend to benefit a non-profit organization like ours.

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About-Face Board of Directors members with our Embody Awards honorees, 2016.

What is the recruitment process?

The About-Face board recruitment process begins with a few short-answer questions about your interests and background that is filled out and e-mailed to us, along with your resume. Following your submittal, your application will be reviewed by About-Face’s board and you will be contacted. If it is determined that there is a mutual interest, you will be invited to an interview. Selected board members will be invited to begin their board service at the following quarter’s board meeting.

Who is the About-Face board?
We are a focused and fun group of women and men who are committed to changing our culture for us all. You can see our bios here.

What will be expected of me as an About-Face board member?

  • Share your expertise, perspective, and viewpoint.
  • Attend quarterly, 2-hour board meetings in person in San Francisco or via videoconference from elsewhere.
  • Be an active part of a committee, which will meet once per month and report in to the board before quarterly board meetings.
  • Contribute to the organization by giving and/or raising a pre-determined minimum amount of money each year (currently a minimum of $5,000, 15% of which should be a personal donation from the board member).
  • Assist in fundraising and garnering sponsorships for our yearly Embody Awards event.
  • Build awareness and make connections for About-Face within your networks, including hosting a fundraising event at your home or another location.
  • Make a two-year commitment to do all of the above.

If you would like to learn more about what Board of Directors membership at a nonprofit entails, check out this excellent article on the National Council of Nonprofits web site.

About-Face values ethnic, age, and gender diversity. Women of color and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

If you believe girls and women need help to navigate our media environment and want to explore being part of an effective, professionally run board, please send the following information to Narda Skov, About-Face’s Board President, at narda [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org. We accept board applications on a rolling basis.

* Your résumé, in PDF or Word format, attached to the e-mail.
* A brief e-mail (no longer than 1 printed page) answering the following questions:
1) Why do you want to be an About-Face board member? What excites you about About-Face?
2) Why do you support the About-Face mission?
3) Will you be able to fulfill the expectations of board members?
4) What do you think of as your strengths? What unique qualifications would you bring to About-Face’s board of directors?

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

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Spring 2017 Internship: Community Engagement Intern

Are you looking for an internship that will boost your abilities in creating and developing community around a cause and polish your administrative skills to a shine? About-Face is looking for a friendly, organized intern. Note that our internships are unpaid. The Community Engagement Intern will work with our Executive Director, Jennifer Berger, to ensure that our volunteers and other supporters feel welcomed, prepared, and appreciated.

We require that interns be eligible for credit or hours through their school or university. Please check with the appropriate department/educator and confirm this is possible in your application.
Timeline and time commitment: This internship will ideally take place at the end of January to May 2017, 12-20 hours per week (depending on your school’s requirements). Most work hours will be in our downtown San Francisco office, which is accessible via major public transportation.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and responsibilities may include, but may not be limited to:

— Recruiting volunteers via e-mail, texting, phone calls, and social media

— Interviewing potential volunteers via Skype and in person

— Planning and setting up monthly All-Team meetings

— Assisting in requesting and organizing in-kind donations and volunteers for yearly Embody Awards event

— Representing About-Face at tabling events at 2 Sundays Streets

— Ensuring volunteer roles are filled for specific events and other needs

— Maintaining contact and interests lists for volunteers

— With other interns, creating and executing an action that furthers About-Face’s message

— Various other tasks as needed (database updating, organizing, etc.)

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

— Excellent organizational skills and ability to move forward on projects with little specific guidance

— Interest in learning to motivate and manage people ethically and smoothly

— Friendly, effective communication skills via phone, in person, and in writing

— Basic computer skills to use Salesforce (training provided), our contact database

TO APPLY

Apply by Monday, January 9, 2017. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying earlier will help. Ability to receive credit through an internship program or requirement for your academic institution is highly preferred. (Please check with the appropriate department/educator in advance of applying and confirm this is possible in your application.)

To apply, e-mail the following to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, at iwanttovolunteer [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org.

— IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL: A brief e-mail cover letter (no more than 1 printed page) that tells us

1) why you’re a good fit for this role;

2) name of your current college, or university;

3) whether you will be able to receive credit and/or hours (see above);

4) number of total hours or weekly hours you will be available to work with us.
and
— ATTACH: 1) A resume or another description of your previous work and volunteer experience. (PDF is best, Word/Pages files OK.)

We aim to respond within 7 business days after you apply, when we may ask you to interview in person at our San Francisco office, or via phone or Skype. At that time, you may also be asked to provide contact information for three references.

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Blog Writers

We are not currently looking for new bloggers, but be sure to check back for future opportunities to write about how women and girls are portrayed in the media! You can read our blog here.

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Social Media Activist

If you’re always hanging out on Facebook, Twitter, and similar sites, like spreading online love, write catchy comments and love About-Face’s message, then being a Social Media Activist could be a great volunteer position for you. Use the awesome power you have through your social media networks to get our important message out there! This is especially great if you don’t live in the San Francisco Bay Area. As part of being a volunteer with About-Face, you’ll be invited in person or via videoconference to our All-Team Meetings held about once per month.

To apply: Fill out our Volunteer Application here! We’ll take a look and may contact you for an interview.

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About-Face Awareness Activist

This volunteer position involves working at About-Face’s street fair and event tables to inform curious people about our work. This is an exciting volunteer position if you are outgoing, like to talk about media literacy, body image, and self-esteem, and enjoy meeting new people. As part of being a volunteer with About-Face, you’ll be invited in person or via videoconference to our All-Team Meetings held about once per month.

To apply: Fill out our Volunteer Application here! We’ll take a look and may contact you for an interview.

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About-Face Activist

Are you not specifically interested in social media or don’t want to narrow down your volunteering too much? Become an About-Face Activist! This volunteer position includes a lot of the About-Face fun. Help us set up and organize events, participate in activist stunts, and be a good ambassador for our message. As part of being a volunteer with About-Face, you’ll be invited in person or via videoconference to our All-Team Meetings held about once per month.

To apply: Fill out our Volunteer Application here! We’ll take a look and may contact you for an interview.

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