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We need your help! Here’s how to get involved. Also, check our Events page for more ways to get involved.

Current Opportunities

Summer 2014 Internship: Program Intern
Summer 2014 Internship: Online Presence and Marketing Intern
Summer 2014 Internship: Volunteer Engagement Intern
About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)
Social Media Activist (Volunteer)
About-Face Awareness Activist (Volunteer)
About-Face Activist (Volunteer)
Board of Directors Membership


Summer 2014 Internship: Program Intern

Are you looking for an internship that will give you insight into how a nonprofit program works? About-Face is looking for a smart, passionate, enthusiastic, and organized intern. High school students and college students are encouraged to apply. Note that internships are unpaid.

three spring interns

Our Spring 2014 interns.

We highly prefer that interns be eligible for credit or hours through their school or university. Please check on this before applying.

Timeline and time commitment: This internship will ideally take place June-August 2014, 8-20 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:
– Responding to requests for in-school About-Face programs and scheduling programs
– Scheduling trainings for new workshop leaders and group leaders
– Looking for and collecting media examples that will inform our work via our workshops and online
– Various other office tasks as needed (database updating, organizing, etc.)
– With other interns, creating and executing an action that furthers About-Face’s message

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
– Interest in how media affects women and girls
– Willingness to learn new technology and confidence with technology
– Initiative-taking, critical-thinking skills, and ability to ask questions when appropriate

TO APPLY
Apply between Friday April 4 and Monday May 5, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying earlier will help. Receiving credit through an internship or requirement for college or university is highly preferred. (Please find out your school’s requirements before applying.)

To apply, e-mail the following to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, at iwanttovolunteer@about-face.org.
– IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL: A brief e-mail cover letter (no more than 1 printed page) that tells us
1) what makes you a good fit for this role;
2) name of your current college, or university; and
3) 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.

We aim to respond by 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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Summer 2014 Internship: Online Presence and Marketing Intern

Are you looking for an internship that will be a mentorship opportunity, professional training, and a way to make a difference for women and girls around how they look at media messages? About-Face is looking for a super-organized natural writer with a love of promoting good causes, and who is an Internet “natural”, with experience with Facebook and Twitter. Note that our internships are unpaid.

We highly prefer that interns be eligible for credit or hours through their school or university. Please check on this before applying.

Timeline and time commitment: This internship will ideally take place June-August 2014, 8-20 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:
– Learning how to or expanding your experience in posting statuses and tweets for an organization
– Writing new content and updating content on our web site, including our blog and Gallery of Offenders/Winners
– Researching effectiveness of our social media and web site to inform improvements
– With other interns, creating and executing an action that furthers About-Face’s message

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
– Excellent, natural writer with impeccable grammar and spelling
– Willingness to learn new technology (especially social media, WordPress) and confidence with technology (HTML knowledge and coding NOT required)
– Devoted to Internet communications, including Facebook and Twitter
– Initiative-taking, critical-thinking skills, and generation of your own ideas
– Ability to communicate effectively with a manager via phone and e-mail

TO APPLY
Apply between Friday April 4 and Monday May 5, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying earlier will help. Receiving credit through an internship or requirement for college or university is highly preferred. (Please find out your school’s requirements before applying.)

To apply, e-mail the following to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, at iwanttovolunteer@about-face.org.
– IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL: A brief e-mail cover letter (no more than 1 printed page) that tells us 1) what makes you a good fit for this role; 2) name of your current college, or university AND department; and 3) Number of total hours or weekly hours you will be available to work with us.
– ATTACH: 1) A resume or another description of your previous work and volunteer experience. 2) A writing sample that is NOT an academic paper (blog article, essay, other long-form writing).

We aim to respond by 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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Spring 2014 Internship: Volunteer Engagement Intern

Are you looking for an internship that will boost your abilities in managing others, communication, and getting to know how people tick? About-Face is looking for a detail-oriented intern with great people, follow-up, and phone skills. Note that our internships are unpaid.

We highly prefer that interns be eligible for credit or hours through their school or university. Please check on this before applying.

Timeline and time commitment: This internship will ideally take place June-August 2014, 8-20 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
– Training and working with volunteers virtually and in person
– 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

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS
– Basic computer skills to use Salesforce (training provided), a database
– Interest in learning to managing others ethically and smoothly
– Great communication skills via phone, in person, and in writing

TO APPLY
Apply between Friday April 4 and Monday May 5, 2014. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, so applying earlier will help. Receiving credit through an internship or requirement for college or university is highly preferred. (Please find out your school’s requirements before applying.)

To apply, e-mail the following to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, at iwanttovolunteer@about-face.org.
– IN THE BODY OF YOUR EMAIL: A brief e-mail cover letter (no more than 1 printed page) that tells us 1) what makes you a good fit for this role; 2) name of your current college, or university; and 3) Number of total hours or weekly hours you will be available to work with us.
– ATTACH: 1) A resume or another description of your previous work and volunteer experience.

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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About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

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

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 45 and 90 minutes, and can be for girls only or young women and men in the same room.

In the past 6 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. Talking to a group or audience doesn’t give you an anxiety attack 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 Tanya Beat, Program Coordinator, at tanya@about-face.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 Skype or in-person interview.

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

Application Deadline: Monday May 19

Mandatory Training Dates: Saturday May 31 and Saturday June 7

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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.

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.

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.

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 Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, February 2014: Dan Dworkin, Lee Ann Bird, Shailushi Ritchie, Jennifer Berger, Janet Hohbach.

Our Board of Directors, February 2014: Dan Dworkin, Lee Ann Bird, Shailushi Ritchie, Jennifer Berger, Janet Hohbach.

About-Face, a San Francisco-based nonprofit organization, has vacancies on its board of directors. If you are passionate about helping young women understand the media’s effects on their self-esteem and body image, and preventing the many problems (including eating disorders) that can result from our truly crazed media environment, read on.

Our mission: About-Face equips women and girls with tools to understand and resist harmful media messages that affect their self-esteem and body image. To do this, we lead media-literacy education and advocacy training for young women and men; parent education sessions on media, self-esteem, and body image; maintain a resource-filled web site with our blog and Gallery of Offenders.

Are you committed to working with a group of dedicated, passionate people to support an organization that makes significant changes in the way girls and women see themselves through the lens of the media? Join the About-Face Board of Directors and make your impact!

Who are you?
You are fierce. You are empowered. You make change happen. You are seeking an opportunity to take your volunteerism to the next level in the ways you donate both your time and money. And you have personal and professional skill sets that you are committed to sharing with a group of like-minded women and men.

In this round of recruitment, we are specifically looking for professionally minded individuals who have a wide variety of skills, not limited to:

  • Fundraising
  • Finance: accounting, other finance
  • Sales
  • Psychology/Psychiatry
  • Nonprofit leadership
  • Law
  • Public relations/marketing
  • Health care

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 our office 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 month’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 monthly 2-hour board meetings in person in San Francisco (currently second Tuesday of each month), and spend about 30 minutes preparing for each board meeting.
  • Contribute in a productive way to discussions about the organization; have a willingness to hear all members of the group.
  • Contribute to the organization by giving and raising a pre-determined amount of money each year (currently $200).
  • Fundraise for About-Face in your networks according to our yearly fundraising plan.
  • Build awareness for About-Face among your networks.
  • Make a six-month trial commitment to the About-Face board of directors. (A full board term is 2 years.)

About-Face values ethnic, age, and gender diversity. Women of color and members of the LGBT community are especially 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 Jennifer Berger, About-Face’s executive director, at jberger@about-face.org by the second Tuesday of each month. We take 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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