About-Face frees girls* from the confines of our toxic culture so they can fulfill their potential. At the organization’s roots are activism, awareness-raising, body positivity, media and cultural literacy, a belief in the power of youth, social justice principles, and gender equity. We work with self-identified girls ages 12-18 in their schools, organizations, and via social media to teach them critical thinking and skills centered on understanding and critiquing our mainstream culture, including media and social media. We then transform that knowledge into activism skills that they can use throughout their lives. About-Face is in the San Francisco Bay Area and is working to expand its online and on-the-ground presence.
The work we do to empower teen girls*, turning education into action, is even more relevant and critical today, and as things progress quickly, we are shifting and evolving accordingly.
* About-Face welcomes and includes gender-expansive youth. To us, “girls” means self-identified girls, trans girls, gender-expansive youth, gender non-conforming, and non-binary youth
About This Role
We are looking for someone who cares deeply about the well-being and leadership development of teen girls* and is committed to supporting and guiding them as they build confidence and power for themselves.
The Program Coordinator will undertake a variety of program management tasks. The ideal candidate will help in planning and organizing About-Face media-literacy and activism programs and activities, as well as facilitating some of our Education Into Action programs. The person in this role will hold a strong personal commitment to working from a lens of anti-oppression (against systemic racism, homophobia, transphobia, misogyny, and ableism) and with a sense of duty toward access and inclusion for all.
Reports to: Director of Programs
Required experience and skills
- A minimum of 2 years or 300 hours of experience in total working directly with youth ages 12 to 18: teaching, leading workshops, or facilitating another program
- Track record of setting and delivering on clear goals, within realistic timelines
- Able to wear multiple “hats” and work with many moving pieces
- Organized, detail-oriented, self-motivated, and efficient
- Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written)
- Strong collaboration skills
- Excellent problem-solving and time-management skills
- Data management and scheduling, including via Salesforce and Google Sheets
- Comfortable with presentation technology (Google Slides and Zoom primarily)
- Willing to develop strong subject matter knowledge in media literacy and social justice
- A deep interest in education and youth welfare, especially that of young women and girls
- Some experience with event planning preferred
- Coordinate outreach efforts with existing and potential school and organization partners via phone, email, in-person meetings, and mailings
- Ensure effective and clear communication between About-Face and all parties we work with, and represent us in a professional and engaging manner
- Support the recruitment and coordination of our instructors
- Facilitate a minority of Education Into Action (EIA) programs
- Schedule interviews and meetings with instructors, partners, and volunteers
- Coordinate logistics for programs and programs-related events (including space rentals, meals, refreshments, supplies, setting up technology, etc.)
- Send invoices to partners and manage payment
- Keep track of paperwork such as program evaluation surveys
- Orient, onboard, and support volunteers completing program-related tasks
- Conduct ongoing research related to media-literacy and youth-led activism
Compensation and benefits
This is a part-time position at 20 hours/week. Salary range is $22,000-24,000/year, depending on experience and skills. This role includes full health and life insurance benefits, including premiums covered at 90% and time off.
About-Face values inclusivity and strives to maintain a diverse team. People of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and those in other marginalized communities are encouraged to apply.
Please send your cover letter and résumé to Hénia Belalia, Director of Programs, at henia[at]about[hyphen]face[dot]org. Applications will not be accepted without a cover letter of 1/2 page to 1 page. PDF format is preferred for all applications.
Apply by Friday, August 14, 2020. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.