Are you interested in helping students across the country take their activism to the next level? Maybe you’re a skilled researcher with an passion for Central African issues. Maybe your chapter had a great lobby meeting at your local Congressional office, and you want to help other chapters achieve the same success. Maybe you spend your free time coding, or trying out the newest social media platform. If any of these apply to you, there’s a Task Force position that will allow you to put your skills to use!
Each Task Force works with the relevant Managing Committee member–the Education, Advocacy, Media, Online Communications, or Grassroots Outreach Coordinator–to carry out duties that are crucial to STAND’s day-to-day operations. We’re currently hiring for positions on the Education, Advocacy, and Online Communications Teams. You’ll find position descriptions and application links below. Positions on the Media and Grassroots Outreach Teams will open later in the summer, so stay tuned!
Education Team positions
Supervisor: Mac Hamilton, Education Coordinator (email@example.com)
Conflict Education Coordinator (4 positions): Conflict Education Coordinators serve as the experts-in-residence for the STAND Leadership Team on their given conflict(s). They are responsible for educating STAND’s leadership and membership, primarily through the creation of conflict-specific educational materials, and helping to inform STAND’s advocacy campaigns and programming pertaining to their particular conflicts. For the 2012-2013 school year, we are hiring one Conflict Education Coordinator for each of the following regions: Sudan and South Sudan (Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, and border-state clashes); Central Africa (the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi); the Middle East (Syria and Libya); and Burma. Apply at http://bit.ly/Ljv3gc.
Multimedia Specialist: The Education Team Multimedia specialist will work with the Education Coordinator and Education Team members to create informational materials for STAND chapters. These will mostly entail videos, but may also include PowerPoints, social media tools, webinars, etc., although prior knowledge in all of these fields is not required. Applicants should have a strong background in video editing and an interest in learning about other multimedia platforms. Applicants should be prepared to devote 10-15 hours per week to this position. Base-level knowledge of STAND’s conflict areas is highly encouraged. Apply at http://bit.ly/NBpiuK.
Advocacy Team positions
Supervisor: Daniel Solomon, Advocacy Coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Advocacy Training Coordinator: The Advocacy Training Coordinator will work with STAND’s Advocacy Coordinator to develop training materials, webinars, and opportunities for direct advocacy. The Coordinator will serve as a resource to chapters interested in participating in Congressional lobbying, university-based advocacy, and legislative outreach. Applicants should have a strong background in direct advocacy and lobbying, as well as strong oral and written communication skills. Applicants should be prepared to devote 10-15 hours per week to this position. Apply at http://bit.ly/OjgkEJ.
Latin America Policy Analyst: The Policy Analyst for Latin America will work with STAND’s Advocacy Coordinator to develop policy materials, briefings, and analysis related to the ongoing atrocities in Latin America, including cartel violence in Mexico, indigenous persons, and gang conflicts in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. STAND is expanding its policy coverage of mass atrocities in Latin America, and the Policy Analyst will be central to ensuring constant, informed coverage of unaddressed issues. Applicants should have a strong background in conflict and mass atrocity in Latin America, as well as strong writing skills. Applicants should be prepared to devote 10-15 hours per week to this position. Apply at http://bit.ly/M5OTlH.
Online Communications Team positions
Supervisor: Matthew Heck, Online Communications Coordinator (email@example.com)
Social Media Coordinator: The Social Media Coordinator is responsible for maintaining STAND’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, posting regular updates and actively engaging users on these platforms. In addition, the Social Media Coordinator will provide input to the Managing Committee on the best means of using these platforms for campaigns and other programming, and continually research new ways to expand STAND’s presence on other platforms. Applicants should have experience with Twitter, Facebook Pages, Google+, and preferably other platforms, and strong writing and creative thinking skills. Apply at http://bit.ly/SK8KFK.