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Coordinator, Storyteller Support and Advocacy

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Define American
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Alexandria, VA
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Published 11 days ago

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Storyteller Support and Advocacy Coordinator will support the work of the Storyteller Support and Advocacy pillar of Define American and be crucially involved in all aspects of both the fellowship and advocacy programs elevating immigrant artists and storytellers and advocating for increased access to fellowships, residencies, and other opportunities for immigrant creatives. The ideal candidate is highly organized, independently motivated, and passionate about artists and creative leadership. 

This position reports to the Associate Director, Storyteller Support and Advocacy and will work closely with the Define American Creative Fellows and collaborate with other Define American colleagues in Entertainment Partnerships, Journalism Partnerships, Digital Storytelling, Research, Communications, Strategic Growth, and more. This position coordinates the fellowship application and review process, coordinates fellows’ schedules including workshops and conversations, and supports and provides insight on the inclusion and artist advocacy work including pipeline development for creative industries, advancing immigrant storytellers, and elevating the role of immigrant creative talent.

WORK SCHEDULE: 40 hours per week, Monday - Friday (very occasional evening or weekend availability for special events)

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt

LOCATION: Remote

SALARY: starts at $50,000, commensurate with experience

DEPARTMENT: Storyteller Support and Advocacy

REPORTS TO: Associate Director, Storyteller Support and Advocacy 

TRAVEL: 5 - 10% (when travel resumes)

CORE RESPONSIBILITIES:

Fellowship

  • Collaborate on developing the curriculum for the creative fellowship including designing workshops and coordinating guest panels.
  • Manage fellowship application and selection process including sharing the application and answering questions from applicants and selection team.
  • Manage onboarding process for selected fellows including making honorarium payments and coordinating orientation (may be virtual or in-person depending on latest guidelines).
  • Take an active role in curating each fellow’s experience including coordinating conversations/workshops and participating in fellows’ regular check-ins.

Advocacy

  • Identify artist support organizations that are currently closed to undocumented applicants and make recommendations for more inclusive application requirements.
  • Collaborate on development of resources for the broader artist/creative support community on best practices for inclusion of immigrant (especially undocumented) creatives and take an active role in sharing that information.
  • Develop partnerships and share fellowship/residency/grant opportunities with broader immigrant artist and storyteller community through monthly newsletter/listserv/other.
  • Support team in coordinating two immigrant creative gatherings per year in different cities around the U.S. including selecting cities, curating the program, choosing panelists, and inviting participants.

EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

  • 1-3 years of experience in artist support and/or advocacy
  • Background in creative fields (film, writing, arts, etc.) and/or artist support and/or practical experience as an artist
  • Cultural competency to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and digital communication skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent projects in a deadline-driven environment.
  • Proficient computer skills, especially using Google Suite of applications. Experience with application submission software (such as Submittable or SurveyMonkey Apply) is a bonus.
  • Consultants are also encouraged to apply.

BENEFITS:

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Paid Time Off

401K match

Cell phone reimbursement

Health and Wellness Program

Other reimbursements

HOW TO APPLY: Please submit your employment application, along with all requested documents, via our employment application portal. https://forms.gle/1RmML9ky6XWRie6Y9

NOTE: Define American goes through an incredibly intentional process for hiring new team members and will accept applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Thank you for your patience and interest in joining our family of cultural change-makers!

ABOUT DEFINE AMERICAN:

Define American is a culture change organization that uses the power of narrative to humanize conversations about immigrants. Our advocacy within news, entertainment, and digital media is creating an America where everyone belongs. We were founded in 2011 by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and named one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company in 2019 and 2020.

POSITION OVERVIEW: The Storyteller Support and Advocacy Coordinator will support the work of the Storyteller Support and Advocacy pillar of Define American and be crucially involved in all aspects of both the fellowship and advocacy…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    December 13, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    December 10, 2021
  • Education
    High School Diploma Required
Salary
At least USD $50,000
/ year
Salary will commensurate experience.

Benefits

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Paid Time Off

401K match

Cell phone reimbursement

Health and Wellness Program

Other reimbursements

Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance

Paid Time Off

401K match

Cell phone reimbursement

Health and Wellness Program

Other reimbursements

Level of Language Proficiency

English

English

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
3682 King St, Alexandria, VA 22302, USA

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