Details: Pay is $25 / hour, 20 hours per week
**This is a remote position. Applicants are welcome from throughout the United States.**
Art With Impact, a virtually-run, national nonprofit, is hiring an Outreach and Community Coordinator (OCC). Art With Impact promotes mental wellness by creating space for young people to learn and connect through art and media. Through our flagship program, Movies for Mental Health, we run film-based workshops on college campuses to ignite discussions about mental health and wellness, and reduce stigma around mental illness. Since 2011, Art With Impact (AWI) has grown from working with a handful of colleges and universities in California, to having run over 200 workshops in 17 states. We are continuing to grow, and in the not-too-distant-future, plan to offer workshops at colleges and universities in all 48 continental states.
The OCC will play a pivotal role in our organization’s expansion. They will connect with, grow, and nurture relationships with our core partners, including mental health and student services staff at colleges and universities, volunteers, workshop facilitators, filmmakers, and of course college and university students (who we call AWI Ambassadors). The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of “sales” processes. This includes finding the right person to talk to at potential partner institutions, making positive connections, and compellingly articulating how our work supports our partners’ initiatives.
Communication with the Art With Impact team will take place over email and video calls, as well as a staff retreat in California in May, and an annual training in San Francisco in January. The selected OCC will attend occasional workshops as an observer. They will begin working 20 hours per week ASAP, with the potential to become a full-time employee on August 1, 2018. Hourly pay is $25 per hour. Position will remain open until filled - applications accepted on a rolling basis.
Primary Tasks and Responsibilities
- Identify potential contacts at colleges and universities across the United States
- Create and implement strategies for outreach to these contacts
- Effectively communicate the importance of reducing stigma around mental health on college campuses, advocating for the value of arts-based mental health initiatives
- Manage communications with all contacts, engage them in conversations about our work, and bringing them to the point of booking workshops with us
- Oversee all AWI volunteers
- Maintain regular communication with each of the communities we work with (workshop hosts, volunteers, student Ambassadors, AWI staff, filmmakers)
- Serve as the organization’s point person for aligning national programming with funding opportunities by maintaining the organization’s program-related grant calendar
- Meet (virtually) with AWI’s Program Director at least once per week
Required Skills and Experience
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Experience in sales, community development and/or outreach - including cold calls, email campaigns, and fostering relationships
- Lived and / or professional experience with mental illness and maintaining mental wellness - i.e. at least a basic understanding of mental health and stigma
- A connection with the arts / film / media / creativity
- Strong commitment to fostering mental wellness in college students
- Strong organizational and multitasking skills; ability to manage various concurrent projects with tight deadlines
- Ability to work independently and virtually, managing time well, and keeping team members informed and up to date
We work with a great diversity of students and stakeholders, and are looking for applicants who can reflect some of the identities of those we serve. Therefore, people of color, differently-abled people, first generation college students, and immigrants to the United States are especially encouraged to apply.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
To apply, please record a 60-second or less video of you talking about something you're passionate about - it can be anything! Please upload the video to Youtube or Vimeo (if you make it "private," please be sure to give us permission to view it), or send a link to a file in Google Drive or Dropbox. Please also send a resume and cover letter (as two separate attachments) to Maya Grodman, Program Director, at email@example.com with the subject line: Outreach and Community Coordinator Application.