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Please see the opening below and follow us on LinkedIn for more opportunities as we have them.

Location: Fully remote

Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications

Status: Full-time, non-exempt

 

Position Summary 

Project Unloaded has an immediate opening for a Digital and Organizing Associate to support its Youth Council, social media strategy and content creation, and text message program. The person in this role will lead Project Unloaded’s work to build an engaged online movement of Gen Z supporters and allies, and mobilize its Youth Council as a partner in these efforts.

This role should be filled by someone passionate about working with young people and interested in creatively spreading the message that more guns make us less safe. Through Project Unloaded’s text program, social media accounts and Youth Council, this staff member will be tasked with envisioning new and creative ways to spread our key message and growing the movement to change gun culture. The position is fully remote however some travel is required.

 

About Project Unloaded

Project Unloaded launched in January 2022 to prevent gun violence by creating a new cultural narrative that guns make us less safe. Through creative, cultural campaigns, Project Unloaded creates safe spaces for open conversations about guns and inspires the next generation to choose on their own terms not to own a gun.  Project Unloaded is currently fiscally sponsored by New Venture Fund, a 501(c)3 public charity. Project Unloaded plans to exit fiscal sponsorship and transition to independent operation as a 501(c)3 public charity in mid-2024.

                                                                                                                                                        

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Project Unloaded Youth Council:
    • Co-create and support Youth Council programs and projects
    • Maintain regular communications with Youth Council members
    • Manage the annual recruitment and selection process for new Youth Council members
    • Plan and facilitate Project Unloaded’s annual in-person Youth Council retreat
  • Digital Organizing:
    • Build monthly content calendars for Project Unloaded’s Instagram and TikTok accounts
    • Create social media content, including graphics and videos (the person in this role should expect to appear in content themselves) 
    • Work closely with the Youth Council to create additional content
  • SMS Program: Execute SMS program with 3-4 outgoing messages each month and manage any incoming text responses from our audiences
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Comply with New Venture Fund’s Minor Protection Policy.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of 1 year of organizing or digital experience, preferably with a youth focus
  • Experience developing and leading projects 
  • Experience working with teens and/or college-age youth
  • Experience running or contributing to a social media platform for an organization
  • Organized, creative and entrepreneurial approach to work
  • Commitment to the organization’s mission
  • Understanding of how structural racism, misogyny and other biases relate to our nation’s gun violence crisis and a commitment to confronting these factors
  • Problem solving skills, comfort speaking in front of groups
  • An ability to create environments that foster listening, learning and positive group dynamics
  • Flexibility and an openness to evolving responsibilities
  • Experience in a non-profit, start-up environment a plus

 

Compensation and Benefits

Salary Range: $60,000 – $70,000, depending on experience

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package that includes 100% employer-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for employees (and their families). Employees are able to enroll in a 401k retirement plan and are eligible for a 3% automatic contribution and up to a 3% employer match on 401k contributions. Employees are also eligible for pre-tax transportation benefits. Employees will receive 120 hours of vacation time, 80 hours of health leave, up to 2 days of casual leave, and 20 hours of volunteer leave annually. Employees will also receive 13 paid holidays throughout the calendar year. Employees are eligible for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave after 90 days of employment.

 

Hiring Statement

Project Unloaded is a project of New Venture Fund (NVF), a 501(c)(3) public charity that incubates new and innovative public-interest projects and grant-making programs. NVF is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and enables each of us to realize our potential. NVF’s work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, political affiliation, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and all other classifications protected by law in the locality and/or state in which you are working. 

 

 

E-Verify

NVF participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with employees’ Form I-9 information to confirm authorization to work in the United States. Job candidates and employees authorized to work may not be discriminated against on the basis of national origin or citizenship status. 

 

 

How to Apply

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: info@projectunloaded.org.

Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled.

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses.

Thank you for your interest.

Location: Fully remote 
Reports to: Director of Marketing and Communications 
Status: Hourly, non-exempt; Temporary 
Hours per week: Up to 40 hours/week for 8 weeks

Position Summary
Project Unloaded is excited to hire an Communications & Social Media Intern for Summer 2024. The intern will support Project Unloaded’s social media team through content creation, analysis and research projects related to Project Unloaded’s native social media presence, with the goal of reducing gun violence by changing cultural narratives around guns. In addition, this intern will have the opportunity to pitch reporters and develop strategic press lists. Eligible applicants will be incoming or current college students. 

About Project Unloaded 
The mission of Project Unloaded is to create a new cultural narrative that guns make us less safe. Research shows that teens and young adults are forming opinions and making decisions about guns. Through creative and cultural campaigns, Project Unloaded establishes safe spaces for open conversations about guns and provides accurate information about gun ownership to inspire the next generation to choose on their own terms not to own or use guns. 

Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Using brand guidelines provided by Project Unloaded, create a bi-weekly social media editorial calendar
  • Track social analytics and provide recommendations for content optimizations
  • Create videos and graphics for social media use
  • Develop communications materials such as pitches, releases and emails to supporters
  • Conduct research to identify media opportunities and reach out to select press outlets with support from the Project Unloaded team
  • Monitor press stories related to gun violence and culture change for social media posting and/or sharing with the Project Unloaded team


Compensation and Benefits
 
Salary: $15/hour 
Benefits are not available for this position.  

How to Apply 

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: info@projectunloaded.org. 

Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses. 

Thank you for your interest.

Location: Fully remote 
Reports to: Program Manager, Community Partnerships
Status: Hourly, non-exempt; Temporary 

Hours per week: Up to 40 hours/week for up to 10 weeks

Position Summary  
Project Unloaded is excited to hire a Community Engagement Intern for Summer 2024. The intern will further Project Unloaded’s Community Partner Program by supporting the creation of a toolkit of resources for teens and youth organizations interested in reducing gun violence by changing cultural narratives around gun use. In addition, this intern will also support implementation of Project Unloaded’s summer 2024 programs in Chicago and Sacramento. Eligible applicants will be incoming and current college or graduate students. 

About Project Unloaded 
The mission of Project Unloaded is to create a new cultural narrative that guns make us less safe. Research shows that teens and young adults are forming opinions and making decisions about guns. Through creative and cultural campaigns, Project Unloaded establishes safe spaces for open conversations about guns and provides accurate information about gun ownership to inspire the next generation to choose on their own terms not to own or use guns. 

Responsibilities and Tasks 

  • Support the creation of a toolkit for teens and teen-serving organizations interested in addressing gun violence through narrative and culture change
  • Research potential community partnerships in Project Unloaded’s key areas of focus
  • Manage relevant partnerships for toolkit creation
  • Provide technical support for community-based organizations implementing Project Unloaded programming 
  • Perform other duties as assigned


Compensation and Benefits
 

Salary: $15/hour
Benefits are not available for this position.  

How to Apply 

E-mail your resume and cover letter as PDF or Word attachments to: info@projectunloaded.org. 

Please reference the exact title of the job you are applying for in the subject line. This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. 

Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses. 

Thank you for your interest.

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