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Current Opportunities

About-Face Online Activism and Communications Manager (Part-time)

About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

Community Engagement Intern for Fall 2016

Blog Writers (Volunteer)

Social Media Activist (Volunteer)

About-Face Awareness Activist (Volunteer)

About-Face Activist (Volunteer)

Board of Directors Membership

About-Face Online Activism and Communications Manager (Part-time)

About-Face improves teen girls’ self-esteem and body image by teaching them skills to understand their media environment and inspiring effective action to address harmful messages. At our roots are activism, awareness-raising, social justice, body positivity, and gender equity. About-Face has been a full-time nonprofit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area with national reach since 2009.

Via online venues and in-person outreach, we inform and inspire action by teen girls and their adult advocates.

About this Role
About-Face is looking to bring our online communications and activism to the next level through this role focusing on engaging young women in online activism (through our web site, social media, e-mail, mobile messaging). This role would be a great fit for a marketing professional who has done digital marketing in corporate/for-profit roles, and who wants to use their experience and skills to create positive social change.

The Online Activism and Communications Coordinator will also ensure that About-Face’s messaging and activism are infused with creativity, quality, and effectiveness for the young people we serve and their adult advocates.

Reports to: Executive Director

Location: Virtual and/or About-Face office in downtown San Francisco

Benefits and duration
This is a 16 hour/week, short-term contract position with potential for extending to long-term employee status. Hourly rate: $15-25/hour depending on experience and skills. Benefits are not provided at this time.

Required Experience and Skills

  • 2-5 or more years full-time professional experience
  • Creative thinker and idea generator with sharp problem-solving abilities
  • Experience running social action and online campaigns from start to finish
  • Clear communicator via phone, e-mail, and in person
  • Excellent writing skills, including the nitty-gritty of spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • Experience with posting and engaging on social media, including Instagram, Tumblr, Twitter, and Facebook, preferably in representing an organization
  • Thoroughly comfortable with learning new technologies
  • Basic video-editing skills
  • Basic photo-editing skills for web use

Preferred Experience and Skills

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree or higher
  • Marketing or communications background, especially in digital/social media marketing
  • Experience leading and organizing awareness campaigns (social action or marketing), including in-person and internet-based campaigning
  • Educational background in gender issues, including effects of media on women and girls
  • Technology experience including blogging, web programming (HTML), and/or producing images/video for use on a web site
  • Experience with WordPress, Google Analytics and Ads, web/email hosting services, and email marketing systems
  • Management of a web site with more than 15 pages

Specific Duties
Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • Stay up-to-date on traditional and social media that is popular with teen girls
  • Create and execute social action campaigns including social media, texting, online petitions, and e-mail
  • Follow and update social media and digital strategy
  • Maintain social media editorial calendar/posting schedule based on strategy playbook and trending content
  • Track visitors, engagement, and other metrics with the goal of increasing visitors and engagement
  • Think creatively and strategically to engage teen girls in activism and our community
  • Be aware of current social media and internet trends/major happenings, and translate those into opportunities for About-Face’s online presence
  • Community building: Engage visitors through commenting, sharing, moderating, and responding
  • Work with other About-Facers to plan at least two actions per year, and execute the online aspects of the action
  • Work with other staff to coordinate the SPARK Action Squad, a national group of young women activists
  • Outreach to traditional press and online outlets/bloggers to gain coverage for actions
  • Develop and maintain web site content on a regular schedule and in line with our strategy
  • Implement improvements to web site based on strategy recommendations
  • Edit, coordinate, and promote the About-Face blog
  • Create text, visual, and some video content for online channels, and/or work with creative professionals to do so
  • Craft and effectively send updates and other communication via email to various audiences
  • Provide assistance and campaign-building for crowdfunding campaigns

About Our Workplace and Management
At About-Face, we are professionals who also have fun doing our important work. In this role, the successful candidate will work in our flexible workspace or another location. Our office is located about a block away from the Embarcadero BART/Muni station in San Francisco.

The Online Activism and Communications Coordinator will report to the Executive Director and be in regular contact with the School and Community Program Coordinator. They will also have the support of an Online Presence/Communications Intern.

The Online Activism and Communications Coordinator will receive ongoing feedback and performance reviews to support their success. Work hours are flexible, but some must be during regular business hours for staff and project meetings.

About-Face values diversity and a variety of perspectives. People of color, people with disabilities, and LGBT persons are strongly encouraged to apply. Our office is wheelchair-accessible.

How to Apply
Please e-mail the following to Jennifer Berger, Executive Director, at workwithus [at] about [dash] face [dot] org:

  1. Cover letter (in email or as an attachment)
  2. Resume (PDF preferred, as an email attachment)
  3. A sample of your writing in a formal or informal style.

Please wait two weeks before following up. After interviewing with us at a later date, you may be asked for 3-5 references.

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About-Face Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

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

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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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Fall 2016 Internship: Community Engagement Intern

Are you looking for an internship that will boost your abilities in creating and developing community around a cause? Do you want to find out what goes on behind the scenes at a nonprofit organization? About-Face is looking for an outgoing, passionate, and organized intern to do just that.

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.

College students and others are encouraged to apply. Note that internships are unpaid. We require that interns be eligible for credit or hours through a 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 beginning September through December 2016, 12-16 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:

  • Interviewing potential volunteers who have applied via videoconferencing and in person
  • Planning, setting up, and co-facilitating monthly All-Team meetings
  • Training and working with volunteers virtually and in person
  • Ensuring volunteer roles are filled for specific events and other needs
  • Recruiting and retaining volunteers via e-mail, texting, phone calls, and social media
  • Thanking donors via e-mail and mail
  • Assistance in planning a donor appreciation event
  • With other interns and staff, creating and executing an action that furthers About-Face’s message

REQUIREMENTS AND SKILLS

  • Friendly, effective communication skills via phone, in person, and in writing
  • Interest in learning to motivate and manage people ethically and smoothly
  • Basic computer skills to use Salesforce (training provided), our contact database 

TO APPLY

Apply by Friday, August 19th, 2016. 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 [dash] 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) how you can contribute to About-Face’s work;

2) name of your current college or university;

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

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.

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 videoconference. 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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About-Face Board of Directors

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 [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] 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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