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If you are interested in becoming involved with Wide Angle Youth Media but do not see a position that is a good fit for you, please know we are also always looking to connect with potential guest artists and volunteers or interns.

Wide Angle is currently hiring for the following positions:

DEVELOPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

How would you like to work for a company that is defined by its core values, diverse culture, and professional leadership? Through media arts education, Wide Angle Youth Media cultivates and amplifies the voices of Baltimore youth to engage audiences across generational, cultural, and social divides. Wide Angle programs inspire creativity and instill confidence in young people, empowering them with skills to navigate school, career, and life.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director
STATUS: Full Time Exempt
START DATE: January/February 2018

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Wide Angle is currently seeking an exceptional candidate for the role of Development and Communications Director to lead the organization’s development, communications, and marketing strategies. The successful candidate will fill many roles, operate as a key leader in the organization and work closely with the Executive Director. At a current annual budget of slightly less than one million dollars, this position will be driven by goals in the organization’s latest five-year strategic plan that began on July 1, 2017 (wideanglemedia.org/plan) to reach a budget of 1.3 million by FY2022. Wide Angle is a high-energy workplace that thrives with students, staff and non-profit partners. Each day is dynamic, comprising a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities as outlined below. This position will also oversee and manage up to three supporting staff members.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

INDIVIDUAL GIVING
• Build relationships with community members to advance the mission and fundraising goals of the organization,
• Manage direct-mail and crowdsourcing appeals from concept through completion,
• Ensure all donors receive timely acknowledgements,
• Work closely with Board of Directors and staff on fund development and individual board pledges,
• Support donor cultivation and stewardship activities including re-engaging lapsed donors and increasing major gifts.

INSTITUTIONAL GIVING
• Conduct research on potential funding sources and develop cultivation strategies,
• Foundation and corporate grant and sponsor proposal preparation, writing, submission, and cultivation.
• Work closely with Program Director to ensure timely execution of grant reports,
• Maintain and monitor calendar of grant proposal and report deadlines.

DATABASE
• Oversee Development Assistant to ensure all donor information is recorded in database (Network for Good),
• Update records with current and accurate information,
• Provide database reports and profiles when needed.

EVENTS
• Oversee the strategy for special fundraising events alongside Event Coordinator,
• Manage announcements and invitations for special events,
• Identify and cultivate event sponsorships,
• Represent Wide Angle at relevant public activities and perform public speaking on behalf of the organization.

COMMUNICATIONS
• Oversee and manage a communication plan to promote the organization to donors, stakeholders, students, and audience members – maximizing public awareness of the organization,
• Manage social media and website presence,
• Write donor communications and marketing copy,
• Prepare annual impact report,
• Serve as a staff liaison on Wide Angle’s volunteer Marketing and Communications Committee.

BOARD ENGAGEMENT
• Work closely with the Board of Directors on their board pledges both collectively and individually,
• Attend Board Meetings when appropriate,
• Engage Board of Directors to interact with donors, businesses, and the media where appropriate.

OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED.

PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS – IS THIS JOB RIGHT FOR YOU?

Do you…
• Have stellar interpersonal skills and enjoy being around young people?
• Thrive in a non-structured environment?
• Demonstrate initiative and community stewardship?

Are you…
• Good at problem solving?
• Able to prioritize and multi-task fluidly between tasks?
• Team oriented, yet self-directed and proactive?
• Aware of systemic imbalances that affect many youth in Baltimore?
• Able to communicate effectively to diverse groups of audiences?
• Committed to improving the lives of young people and Wide Angle’s mission?

QUALIFICATIONS:
• 4+ years of progressive experience in development and communications.
• Proven effectiveness in fundraising and communications strategy and implementation.
• Superior organizational skills and attention to detail.
• Experience maintaining donor management software.
• Self-starter and adept at both working independently or collaboratively.
• Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills.
• Flexibility to adjust priorities to meet deadlines, juggle multiple assignments, and work in a dynamic environment.
• Exceptional interpersonal skills for collaborating with or leading staff and external partners.
• Familiarity with budgeting, event planning, and trends in social media marketing.
• Familiarity with graphic design preferred.
• Understanding of creative youth development preferred.

HOW TO APPLY:

All WAYM hiring is contingent upon successful state and federal background check clearance. To apply, email your resume and cover letter, along with a writing sample, to jobs@wideanglemedia.org. Include your name and position in the email subject line (ie: Joe Doe: Development and Communications Director Application). Interviews for qualified applicants will begin on a rolling basis before the deadline, with December 4, 2017 as the last day to apply.

This full-time hourly position offers a starting salary of $52,500. In addition to a positive organizational culture, our comprehensive benefits package for this position includes:
• Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
• Eligibility for year-end discretionary bonus
• Medical, vision and dental insurance plans
• Paid Professional Development Opportunities
• Life Insurance (100% Employer Paid)

Wide Angle Youth Media is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or handicap, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information, union affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.




PART TIME LEAD MEDIA INSTRUCTOR – High School Programming

Wide Angle Youth Media is currently hiring outgoing and team-oriented Lead Instructors to facilitate our Video Team. Wide Angle Youth Media is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides Baltimore youth with media education to tell their own stories and become engaged with their communities. The Video Team is an after school programs comprised of approximately 12-15 students aged 10-15 from Baltimore City schools. Throughout the fall and spring semesters, students in the Video Team meet twice a week to learn video production, photography, critical thinking, and leadership skills while engaging in their communities. These are part-time positions that last throughout the academic year and are approximately 12-15 hours per week; candidates must be available during after school hours from 3:30 – 7:30, Tuesday and Thursday.

In addition to facilitating the workshop, the LEAD INSTRUCTOR is responsible for the following:
• Working with students to produce and complete a short video that will be screened at the end of the program. Post-production work will be required.
• Reviewing curriculum and communicating with the assistant instructor before and during each class.
• Oversee the Supper Program by serving food to students and keeping track of reporting paperwork as necessary.
• Participating in weekly meetings to discuss classroom progress and review curriculum with the Program Manager and attending weekly staff meetings.
• Organizing production field trips, a recruitment event, and a closing ceremony event.
• Acting as an advocate and leader in recruitment and community outreach to create awareness of the program. Making recruitment presentations in the community.
• Completing daily reports after each class, keeping track of attendance and paperwork, and other administrative tasks as assigned.

The following skills are required for the LEAD INSTRUCTOR position:
• Advanced experience with video production, video editing, photography, lighting, and audio recording.
• Previous experience facilitating/teaching 5th-12th grade aged youth, working with racially and ethnically diverse and/or low-income communities.
• Demonstrates awareness of how to address and navigate systemic power imbalances through curriculum and/or artistic practices.
• Holds high expectations for each student and works to foster student achievement through building individual relationships
• Ability to communicate effectively with citizens, staff, parents, young people, volunteers, and community groups.
• Familiarity with basic computer operations: email, word-processing, spreadsheets, and basic graphics.
• Event planning skills are a plus.
• Enthusiasm and passion for mentoring others and making change in communities.
• A vehicle is required for this position.

How to apply:
• Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a link to your online media portfolio to
info@wideanglemedia.org. Include name and position in subject line. Qualified applicants will be invited to interview on a rolling basis, only candidates selected for an interview will be notified, all finalists must complete a finger print background check.
• Wide Angle Youth Media is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or handicap, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, citizenship status, service member status, genetic information, union affiliation or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.