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 Employment Opportunities in Cambridge

NOTICE OF POSTING

POSTING DATE: May 3, 2017
Open Until FIlled

Cambridge residents are especially encouraged to apply.

Department: Human Service Programs
Job Title: Storytelling & Communications Associate
Job Code: X228
Civil Service Position: Non Civil Service position
Union Affiliation: None
Hours Per Week: 10 hrs/week

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Agenda for Children Out-of-School Time Initiative (AFCOST) seeks a part-time, 10 hours per week Storytelling & Communications Associate to plan, collect and produce digital stories of best practices in culturally proficient family partnering in out-of-school time programs. Some flexibility in schedule is acceptable.

The mission of the AFCOST Initiative is to organize, catalyze and support the youth serving community in Cambridge for the shared purpose of increasing equity, access and innovation and sustaining the highest quality out of school time opportunities and experiences for all children, youth and families. www.agendaforchildrenost.org

We seek a dynamic, people-oriented person with strong planning & communication skills who will:

  • Review existing story-telling strategy
  • Work with team to plan story-telling and collection process (including, questions, media format, and publishing options)
  • Plan and conduct mixed media interviews with OST workers and families to profile culturally proficient family partnering strategies and promising practices
  • Transcribe, edit and produce mixed media interviews and profiles
  • Prepare and publish mixed media interviews for AFCOST website and YouTube channel
  • Perform other duties, in line with family engagement and communications plan
  • Participate as a member of Agenda for Children's communications working group

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Proficiency in use of basic video and editing software (I'Movie, Final Cut Pro, Adobe)
  • Ability to write expressively and effectively in English
  • Experience conducting interviews and writing news, opinion and feature stories
  • Proficiency in use of social media tools (YouTube, Facebook)
  • Experience in use of web tools (Weebly, Wordpress)
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Ability to take responsibility for a project and get it done
  • Demonstrated cultural proficiency
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • 1-3 years of related work experience
  • Commitment to improving the lives of children and youth
  • Knowledge of another language common in Cambridge is desirable (e.g Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Kreyol, Amharic, Tigrinya and/or Portuguese)

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:         Sufficient mobility to travel throughout the city.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:      Office environment with fluorescent lighting, air conditioning, computers and other standard office equipment.  Shared office space can be busy and moderately loud. In addition, this role will spend some time in a busy afterschool or youth center. Afterschool and youth centers include classroom like settings, open environments & gymnasium. The noise level can be very loud.      

RATE: $25/hr

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:

Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest; external applicants submit 2 copies of both your resume and letter of interest via email to: employment@cambridgema.gov or to Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA  02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Applicants may apply directly through www.schoolspring.com and apply for Job ID # 2785525 or go to https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=2785525  Review of resumes will begin immediately. Position will remain open until filled.

THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, AND PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ESPECIALLY ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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