December 2023 Update: we are no longer accepting applications for these positions.
ABOUT WORKING FILMS
Working Films brings the worlds of documentary filmmaking and social justice together. We connect movement leaders, organizers, activists, and other change leaders with the right films at the right moment to amplify their efforts and help them meaningfully involve audiences when “the lights come up.” We help mission-driven filmmakers with funding, training, and technical assistance, and we train organizers in how to best use film in their campaigns and efforts for long term change. On issues like racism, income inequality, and the climate crisis, we believe film has a unique power to shift the story and drive change in states and local communities across the nation. Our theory of change centers on the unique ability of documentaries to demonstrate complexity, illuminate the intersections between people and issues, and catalyze action for a just and equitable future
WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are seeking an Impact Coordinator who loves bringing ideas to life, and has a passion for social justice, documentary film, and the power of connecting the two. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, flexible, and have integrity, creativity, initiative, a collaborative spirit, and a sense of humor. We are looking for someone who can interact with people from various backgrounds, facilitate group processes, manage event planning, and overall, move our projects forward. We need someone who can make all of that happen while exhibiting grace under pressure, compassion, and the ability to be both kind and honest. As much as we want someone with a passion for project management, we also want to work with someone who strives to take care of themselves, is able to set boundaries, and who values and aims for a healthy work-life balance. Lastly, we are seeking someone to join our team who works actively toward anti-racism, anti-sexism, anti-ageism, anti-ableism, and anti-classism – both personally and in their work– and somebody who is committed to our core values of collaboration, accountability, grassroots leadership, action, reflection, innovation, justice, equity, and the transformative power of film.
Working Films is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, age, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, genetics, protected veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or familial status, arrest or conviction record, status as a victim of domestic violence, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We strongly encourage Black, Indigenous, People of Color, LGBTQIA+, transgender and nonbinary people, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply.
- Title: Impact Coordinator
- Full-time (4 days / 32 hours per week), salaried: $55,000
- Benefits: We offer a generous benefits package, including paid time off (vacation and sick time), full health insurance coverage, SIMPLE IRA contributions, quarterly self care stipends, cell phone/internet reimbursements to support remote work.
- Location: This is a remote opportunity. Candidates need to be available during East Coast times of 9am – 5pm ET, though flexible depending on location/timezone.
- Physical Environment: TBD based on location of candidate; Current options – open concept office, co-working space, or work from home.
- Reporting: This position will dual report to the Director of Campaigns and Strategy and the Director of Filmmaker Services and Impact.
- Opportunities for growth.
- Application process: Please email your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Timeline: We will begin reviewing submissions on October 20th, but will keep the application period open until the position is filled.
- Implement film-driven organizing campaigns and other programs that meet the needs of allied organizations and filmmakers, in collaboration with fellow staff.
- Ensure campaigns remain aligned with goals and timelines.
- Manage event logistics.
- Track expenses and manage budgets.
- Assist in producing and distributing outreach and press materials (including social media content).
- Co-design and faciliatate trainings for external partners and filmmakers.
- Develop and manage local, statewide, and national organizational partnerships.
- Attend high profile and larger screening events to manage volunteers & speak to audiences.
- Implement tracking and evaluation of project activities through partner surveys and interviews with organizers.
- Participate in issue and partner research.
- Maintain written narratives detailing all aspects of campaigns, and assist in the creation of project newsletters and campaign reports.
- Individually and in collaboration with co-workers, maximize the effectiveness of our organization. Participate in staff and board meetings, team project planning, and ongoing organizational processes.
- Actively participate in organizational team meetings and processes, including weekly staff meetings, decision making circles, staff design teams and meetings, monthly decolonizing sessions, quarterly staff retreats, and board meetings.
Your experience should include:
- Experience collaborating and building power with colleagues and external partners through proactive communication and delegation.
- Experience in community outreach and/or organizing.
- Demonstrated proficiency and experience in managing competing priorities while maintaining high standards of quality and responsiveness.
- Experience in event production and communications.
Your knowledge, skills and abilities should include:
- Commitment to Working Films’ mission and core values as part of a broader social justice movement dedicated to racial, economic, and gender justice.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Highly collaborative with an ability to work in an environment where teamwork and self-motivation are necessary for success.
- Multicultural competence and demonstrated ability to work with people from a variety of ethnic, racial, socio-economic, educational, linguistic, and religious backgrounds, as well as people of various physical abilities, sexual orientations, gender identities, and generations.
- Strong public speaking and group facilitation skills.
- Excellent solution-oriented skills with an ability to respond quickly to changing priorities.
- Strong project management skills, coupled with sharp attention to detail.
- Strong time management and strategic planning skills, with a demonstrated ability to bring an idea to life.
- Familiarity with community engagement with documentary film, visual art, or other media.
To submit your application, please email your resume, a cover letter, and contact information for three references to email@example.com
Applicants with disabilities: Accommodations will be made so that applicants with disabilities have their needs met while applying. Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility requests.