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Storytelling and Communications Associate, Agenda for Children Out of School Time (AFCOST)

Company: City of Cambridge
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

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. 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. We are seeking a dynamic, people-oriented person with strong multi-media storytelling and collaboration skills who has demonstrated an understanding of how children and youth are affected by social inequities and how OST partnership with families can support positive youth outcomes. The Storytelling and Communications Associate will report to the AFCOST Impact and Evaluation Advisor. Review existing story-telling strategy. Work with team to plan storytelling 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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 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. The City of Cambridge's workforce, like the community it serves, is diverse. Applicants must have the ability to work and interact effectively with individuals and groups with a variety of identities, cultures, backgrounds, and ideologies. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard office environment at 51 Inman, which includes fluorescent lighting, carpeting, and air conditioning. Shared office space can be busy and moderately loud. The person will also spend time in the field in schools and youth centers, and community-based organizations. This position may be eligible for hybrid work under the City's Telework Policy depending on operational needs. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Sufficient mobility to travel throughout the city. Ability to access, input and retrieve information from a computer. Ability to answer phones, maintain multiple files and be able to lift 10-15 lbs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. RATE: $25.00 per hour APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Internal applicants submit a job bidding form and 2 copies of both your resume and cover letter; external applicants submit both your resume and cover letter via email to: or to the Personnel Dept, Room 309, City Hall, 795 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge MA 02139. Fax 617-349-4312. Review of resumes is ongoing. Position will remain open until filled. THE CITY OF CAMBRIDGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, SEX, RELIGION, AGE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, DISABILITY OR ANY OTHER PROTECTED CATEGORY. WOMEN, MINORITIES, VETERANS, MEMBERS OF THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY, AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. CITY OF CAMBRIDGE RESIDENTS ARE ESPECIALLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. AUXILIARY AIDS AND SERVICES, WRITTEN MATERIALS IN ALTERNATIVE FORMATS, AND REASONABLE MODIFICATIONS IN POLICIES AND PROCEDURES WILL BE PROVIDED TO QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES FREE OF CHARGE, UPON REQUEST. The City is committed to advancing a workforce culture of antiracism, diversity, equity, and inclusion. PDN-96d1a72b-3e54-4597-b2e1-0b2fd98470ec

Keywords: City of Cambridge, Cambridge , Storytelling and Communications Associate, Agenda for Children Out of School Time (AFCOST), Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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