interim program manager

DESCRIPTION:

Global Action Project (GAP) seeks an experienced and enthusiastic Interim Program Manager to lead and manage the development, planning and implementation of GAP’s social justice youth media programs, including Youth Breaking Borders, SupaFriends, our Outreach Distribution Fellowship, cross-program initiatives and other strategic programmatic collaborations. This is temporary a contract positioning from January-July 2018.

Responsibilities include:

Program Direction:

  • Lead program-planning and program development 
  • Lead curriculum development, grounded in GAP’s Core Curriculum 
  • Supervise and manage collaborative video production processes     
  • Supervise Youth Breaking Borders and SupaFriends Media Educators and the Outreach and Distribution Fellows 
  • Oversee recruitment efforts for programs
  • Lead the development of a retention and community wellness plan for youth participants
  • Create and implement professional development plans for staff 
  • Manage systems for program documentation, program evaluation, and program reporting
  • Implement and manage program budgets    
  • Generate program-specific content for communications materials and grant proposals and reports
  • Oversee the coordination of cross-program events 

Developing Strategic Partnerships: 

  • Identify, develop and coordinate program-specific partnerships

Outreach and Distribution: 

  • Oversee outreach and distribution opportunities 
  • Co-lead outreach and distribution planning including online distribution, screenings & workshops, film festivals and development of strategic distribution partnerships

Qualifications: 

  • Passion and capacity for GAP’s transformative media organizing approach, which connects media analysis & production, youth leadership and social justice & movement-building     
  • Strong pedagogical and facilitation skills and experience in alternative educational methods (such as popular education)    
  • Demonstrated commitment to the individual, social & intellectual development of youth
  • Demonstrated value of asset-based support for youth & staff development     
  • Knowledgeable about local, national & global social justice issues
  • Experience with digital video production (pre-production, production, post-production) & commitment to the aesthetic quality of their work
  • At least three years experience as a program manager 
  • Comfortable in a collaborative, creative work environment with a diverse staff & youth community
  • A sense of humor is much appreciated!

Compensation:

Salary commensurate with experience. Includes a generous benefits package including personal, vacation & sick days and health, dental and vision insurance. GAP is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of color, women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.


How to Apply:  

Please email cover letter, resume, and three references to: media@global-action.org
With the heading ATTN: Interim Program Manager


SUPAFRIENDS LEAD MEDIA EDUCATOR

DESCRIPTION:

Global Action Project (GAP) seeks a part-time (15-20 hrs/wk) experienced and enthusiastic Lead Media Educator to coordinate SupaFriends, our TLGBQ youth social justice media program. SupaFriends is a media arts and leadership program for TLGBQ youth in which TLGBQ youth define their issues and solution and express their unique stories and perspectives through popular education, storytelling, and video production. The Lead Media Educator, with the support of Program Manager, provides overall program coordination for SupaFriends, including curriculum design, program facilitation and leading media production and distribution.  

RESPONSIBILITIES include:

  • Lead planning and facilitation of SupaFriends program 
  • Organize recruitment and retention efforts
  • Guide a collective youth video production process, including leading pre-production, production and post-production work.
  • Engage with young people to build healthy supportive relationships; offer ongoing support to young people in program
  • Prepare, debrief and assess program designs (in the areas of youth development, media production, political education, and popular education)
  • Coordinate program-specific partnerships, with TLGBQ justice organizations and TLGBQ youth-serving organizations
  • Provide mentorship support for SupaFriends Peer Media Educator
  • Program administration, including managing youth applications and intakes, data management, providing program documentation, correspondence, etc.
  • Support in developing and implementing distribution and communications strategies for SupaFriends media 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of production experience, with at least 1-3 years experience in production coordination
  • Knowledgeable of TLGBQ organizing landscape in NYC preferred 
  • Knowledgeable of best practices for using media as a tool for social change and movement-building
  • Ability to produce and edit a short narrative video
  • Proficient in Adobe Premiere 
  • Knowledge of Photoshop, After Effects and of other design software or willingness to learn
  • Experience with social media campaigns and social media distribution or desire to learn and experiment in this field
  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience with alternative educational methods
  • Contributes to creating a collaborative, creative work environment with diverse staff and youth
  • Strong program administration and project management abilities 
  • Experience with leading community organizing and media organizing efforts a plus
  • Ability to speak multiple languages a plus
  • Sense of humor greatly appreciated!

Compensation:

This is an hourly, contract position with competitive hourly rates. G.A.P. is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of color, women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.

How to Apply:

GAP is most interested in finding the ideal person to contribute to its future. The position is open until filled.  Please email resume, three references and cover letter to:
media@global-action.org
ATTN: SupaFriends Lead Media Educator


Youth Breaking Borders Media Educator

DESCRIPTION:

Global Action Project (GAP) seeks an experienced and enthusiastic part-time media educator (10-12hrs/wk) to co-facilitate our Youth Breaking Borders program. GAP's Youth Breaking Borders is a program for immigrant youth to create community, build leadership and produce media for immigration justice. The Youth Breaking Borders Media Educator, with the support of Program Manager and Lead Media Educator, provides overall program support, including curriculum design, program facilitation and leading media production and distribution.  

Responsibilities Include:

  • Co-facilitate and plan program using G.A.P. curriculum with Lead Media Educator
  • Guide a collective youth video production process, including leading pre-production, production and post-production work.
  • Conduct recruitment and retention activities for young people for programs
  • Engage with young people to build healthy supportive relationships; offer ongoing support to young people in the program
  • Prepare, debrief and assess program designs (in the areas of youth development, media production, political education, and popular education)
  • Participate in staff development and program support activities
  • Plan and facilitate community events in collaboration with other staff and youth around related immigrant justice issues and community needs
  • Participate in organizational development and overall program planning, where applicable
  • Support the creation of outreach and distribution plans for media produced

Qualifications:

  • A willingness to engage with GAP’s curriculum and popular education approach, which integrates youth leadership development, political education, media analysis and production

  • Excellent facilitation skills and experience with alternative educational methods

  • Solid experience with digital video production (pre-production through post; experience with Final Cut Pro 7; Adobe Premiere a plus) and a commitment to the aesthetic quality of the work being produced

  • Committed and passionate about social justice and political education, with deep knowledge of issues of importance to immigrant youth in New York City and immigrant justice movements

  • Contributes to creating a collaborative, creative work environment with diverse staff and youth

  • Strong administrative and time management skills

  • Experience working with non-English speaking participants in a workshop setting

  • Ability to speak multiple languages a plus

  • Sense of humor greatly appreciated!

Compensation:

This is an hourly, contract position with competitive hourly rates. G.A.P. is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of color, women, transgender and gender nonconforming people, and people with disabilities to apply.

How to Apply:

G.A.P. is most interested in finding the ideal person to contribute to its future. The position is open until filled. Please email resume, 3 references and cover letter to: media@global-action.org ATTN: Youth Breaking Borders Media Educator