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

Current Opportunities

Workshop Leaders (Volunteer)

Blog Writers (Volunteer)

Social Media Activists (Volunteer)

About-Face Awareness Activists (Volunteer)

About-Face Activists (Volunteer)

Board of Directors Members (Volunteer)

 

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: none currently scheduled

Mandatory Training Dates: none currently scheduled

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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 Activists

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 Activists

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 Activists

Maybe you 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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Board of Directors Members

We are looking for some amazing Board of Directors members, and we’re actively recruiting for vacant spaces on our board.

About-Face, a nonprofit organization based in the San Francisco Bay Area, is recruiting new, engaged Board members. If you are in the Bay Area or elsewhere, and passionate about helping teen girls fight back against their toxic culture, read on.

Who are we?

About-Face’s mission is to free girls from the confines of a toxic culture so they can achieve their full potential. This is more important than ever given today’s political climate of bullying, misogyny, and corporate greed — and more important than during any other point in About-Face’s history. Girls are under attack, and being blocked out of their own sense of power and worth. They need tools to fight back.

To fulfill our mission, we reach teen girls and their adult advocates through:

  • Education Into Action workshops and curriculum that teaches teens how to understand, reject, and help change culture that diminishes and disempowers them.
  • Online methods, including our web site for teens and social media presence.

Who are you?

You are an enthusiastic, innovative initiator. You are deeply passionate — fired up, even — about resisting the toxic sludge of harmful media messaging that damages girls’ idea of their own potential. You don’t always do things the easy way; instead, you do them in ways that are creative and smart and unconventional. You have experience with activism, of the online and offline varieties: You’ve engaged in social media campaigns to make social change and have participated loudly at some marches and protests. You love to ask for money to support causes you care about and to ask your circles for help. You are a badass who gets stuff done and can bring in the right people for assistance when needed.

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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 phone call or in-person meeting with a board member. If it is determined that there is a mutual interest, you will be invited to a meeting with a board member and the Executive Director. We bring on new board members in our August and January meetings.

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?

  • Prepare for, attend (in person or via videoconference), and participate fully in all meetings: every-other-month board meetings, board orientation, monthly committee meetings, and yearly Board Retreat.
  • Vote on board decisions and approvals.
  • Participate in budget development, approval, and financial oversight. Note that Board Members have legal and fiduciary responsibility for the organization.
  • 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 minimum of $5,000 per year, 15% of which is due upon joining.
  • Be a strong champion for About-Face through social media, media/news outlets, and personal and professional circles, including hosting an Intro to About-Face event at your home or another location.
  • Make a one-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 diversity of race/ethnicity, age, ability, and gender diversity. Women of color and members of the LGBT community are encouraged to apply.

If you believe girls need to be armed with the knowledge and tools they need to fight back against a culture that diminishes and disempowers them, and want to explore being part of an effective, engaged board, please contact Dan Dworkin, Board Treasurer, at dan [at] about [hyphen] face [dot] org. We accept board applications on a rolling basis and bring on new board members twice a year, in August and January.

 

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