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Want to lend a hand? VIDA depends on a team of dedicated, self-motivated, creative volunteers to pursue its mission.

As an intersectional feminist organization, VIDA strongly believes that opportunities must be widely provided so as to include those historically marginalized from positions of power. We believe that the communities we serve must be represented in all aspects of our organization. Hence, we strongly encourage applications from people who are members of these communities and their many intersections.

VIDA Intersectional Survey Lead Strategist

The VIDA Intersectional Survey Lead Strategist will steer important conversations regarding intersectional feminist theory and the continuous revision of VIDA intersectional survey methodologies. The Lead Strategist will oversee the Intersectional Survey Team, work closely with the Intersectional Data Analyst, and liaise with the VIDA Board to ensure that the Intersectional Count always aligns with VIDA’s mission and strives toward constant improvement.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the VIDA Intersectional Data Analyst in revising and/or redesigning the VIDA Count Intersectional Survey (an intersectional identity-based survey) using best practices for data collection
  • Co-Chair the VIDA Count Intersectional Survey Committee
  • Work closely with the VIDA Count Director and Survey Team Lead to produce our intersectional survey in a timely manner
  • Conduct background research and effective assessments of the VIDA Intersectional Survey
  • Assist the Board of Directors in devising a robust Evaluation Plan for the VIDA Intersectional Count
  • Review methods to improve future surveys

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Previous experience with any of the following: intersectional feminist theory (in both popular and academic arenas), strategic plan / evaluation plan development, radical feminist pedagogy.
  • Ability to work within deadlines.
  • Ability to both lead and work collaboratively with others.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of VIDA’s core mission and values as an intersectional feminist literary organization.

You can find the full position description here.

APPLY NOW:

Email board@vidaweb.org with the subject line “VIDA Count Intersectional Survey Lead Strategist – Last Name”. Attach your cover letter, resume, and any other information you think might be helpful in considering you for this volunteer position. The cover letter should detail what you would bring to VIDA, what you hope to get out of this position, your dedication to and understanding of intersectional feminism, and your previous experience or demonstrated ability to learn.

Social Media Coordinator Position

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for a Social Media Coordinator to join and help shape VIDA’s social media strategy. This is a big picture strategic, project management role that will work directly with the VIDA Media & News Director to help manage the team of Social Media volunteers—Instagram/Facebook volunteers and Twitter volunteer.

This role does not require professional social media experience, and is an exciting opportunity for someone with a lot of creative ideas, enthusiasm, and attention-to-detail who would like to build a social media portfolio in the literary non-profit space.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the Media & News Director in updating the Social Media guide
  • Work with Media & News Director to set social strategy and goals for the Social Media team
  • Oversee Social Media volunteers and ensure that posts meet guidelines laid out in Social Media guide
  • Develop Social Media schedule around holidays, monthly themes, literary happenings
  • Partner with other teams at VIDA (e.g. Count & Review) to create posts and content highlighting VIDA’s work
  • Assist Social Media team in managing responses and handling negative feedback when necessary
  • Set agenda for monthly Social Media team meetings alongside Media & News Director
  • Work on strategic social media projects of your own design to be determined in conjunction with the VIDA Media & News Director
  • Work with team to ensure VIDA’s social media content is inclusive, accessible, and represents a wide range of voices

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have reliable access to internet
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a remote team
  • Project management and organizational experience and skills
  • Experience using social media platforms and online productivity tools
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of VIDA’s core mission and values as an intersectional feminist literary organization
  • Experience with or interest in learning graphic design programs is preferred but not required

You can find the full position description here.

APPLY NOW:

In place of a cover letter, please respond to the following questions. These responses should be brief (~200 words max per response, but can be shorter).

  • Why do you want to join VIDA’s Media & News team?
  • Each of the Media & News team members will have the opportunity to pursue projects to shape our media strategy. What is one project idea you would be interested in pursuing as a member of our team?
  • What organization uses social media in a way that excites you? Can be a literary organization, a non-profit, or something entirely unrelated.

Please email your resume and short question responses to D. Arthur, Media & News Director, darthur@vidaweb.org.

VIDA Twitter Volunteer

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for a Twitter Volunteer to join the social media team. This volunteer will work with the Media & News Director and the Social Media Coordinator to determine the strategy and content for VIDA’s Twitter account. This is an interactive role that will engage with the broader literary community through VIDA’s presence on Twitter. Ideally, VIDA’s Twitter is a space to empower our online literary community, as opposed to a space just for marketing and promotion.

This role does not require professional social media experience, and is an exciting opportunity for someone with a lot of creative ideas, enthusiasm, and attention-to-detail who would like to build a social media portfolio in the literary non-profit space.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft and publish daily tweets that align with VIDA’s social media strategy
  • Monitor VIDA’s social media for relevant mentions and retweets to be boosted on the VIDA Twitter
  • Retweet literary news or other relevant conversation starters that align with VIDA’s social media guide
  • Tweet in response to newsworthy or time-sensitive conversations in the literary world
  • Tweet and retweet content that boosts VIDA’s projects, VIDA volunteers, and VIDA Review contributors
  • Work with Social Media Coordinator to build Twitter lists of relevant accounts to follow and engage with (e.g. publications, writers, non-profits)
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Social Media team to ensure consistency of voice across all platforms
  • Organically build Twitter reach within the community
  • Work on strategic social media projects of your own design to be determined in conjunction with the VIDA Social Media Coordinator and the VIDA Media & News Director

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have reliable access to internet
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a remote team
  • Experience using social media platforms and online productivity tools
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of VIDA’s core mission and values as an intersectional feminist literary organization
  • Experience with or interest in learning graphic design programs is preferred but not required

You can find the full position description here.

APPLY NOW:

In place of a cover letter, please respond to the following questions. These responses should be brief (~200 words max per response, but can be shorter).

  • Why do you want to join VIDA’s Media & News team?
  • Each of the Media & News team members will have the opportunity to pursue projects to shape our media strategy. What is one project idea you would be interested in pursuing as a member of our team?
  • What organization uses social media in a way that excites you? Can be a literary organization, a non-profit, or something entirely unrelated.

Please email your resume and short question responses to D. Arthur, Media & News Director, darthur@vidaweb.org.

VIDA Instagram & Facebook Volunteer

The VIDA Media & News team is looking for an Instagram & Facebook Volunteer to join the social media team. This volunteer will work with the Media & News Director and the Social Media Coordinator to determine the strategy and content for VIDA’s Instagram and Facebook accounts. This is an interactive role that will engage with the broader literary community through VIDA’s presence on Instagram and Facebook. Ideally, VIDA’s social media is a space to empower our online literary community, as opposed to a space just for marketing and promotion.

This role does not require professional social media experience, and is an exciting opportunity for someone with a lot of creative ideas, enthusiasm, and attention-to-detail who would like to build a social media portfolio in the literary non-profit space.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Draft and publish Facebook and Instagram posts that align with VIDA’s social media strategy
  • Monitor VIDA’s social media for relevant mentions to be boosted on the VIDA accounts (e.g. tagged stories on Instagram to be shared on VIDA’s stories)
  • Post literary news or other relevant conversation starters that align with VIDA’s social media guide
  • Post in response to newsworthy or time-sensitive conversations in the literary world
  • Post visually engaging content that boosts VIDA’s projects, VIDA volunteers, and VIDA Review contributors
  • Develop content for Instagram stories and curate Instagram story highlights
  • Collaborate with the rest of the Social Media team to ensure consistency of voice across all platforms
  • Organically build Facebook and Instagram reach within the community
  • Work on strategic social media projects of your own design to be determined in conjunction with the VIDA Socia Media Coordinator and the VIDA Media & News Director

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must have reliable access to internet
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a remote team
  • Experience using social media platforms and online productivity tools
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of VIDA’s core mission and values as an intersectional feminist literary organization
  • Experience with or interest in learning graphic design programs is preferred but not required

You can find the full position description here.

APPLY NOW:

In place of a cover letter, please respond to the following questions. These responses should be brief (~200 words max per response, but can be shorter).

  • Why do you want to join VIDA’s Media & News team?
  • Each of the Media & News team members will have the opportunity to pursue projects to shape our media strategy. What is one project idea you would be interested in pursuing as a member of our team?
  • What organization uses social media in a way that excites you? Can be a literary organization, a non-profit, or something entirely unrelated.

Please email your resume and short question responses to D. Arthur, Media & News Director, darthur@vidaweb.org.