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The Laundromat Project - Media & Storytelling Manager

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$78,000
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February 6, 2023

The Laundromat Project - Media & Storytelling Manager

 

Description:

The Laundromat Project (The LP) is seeking a Media & Storytelling Manager. This individual will oversee the development and execution of digital content and campaigns that build greater awareness of the ways in which The LP advances its mission to support artists and neighbors creating change in their own communities. This includes marketing and promotion of day-to-day programmatic activities, seasonal fundraising appeals, and the launch of new organizational initiatives. The individual in this role will also develop strategies for the co-creation of unique editorial content (long-form and social media friendly) that affirms The LP’s position as a leading organization shaping the fields of art, social justice, and community building. The Media & Storytelling Manager will play an integral role in helping to shape The LP’s approach to preserving and amplifying self-determined narratives as we write our own histories (a key LP value).

 

Reporting Structure

  • Reports to Interim Director of External Affairs

  • Manages the Media & Storytelling Coordinator

 

Lead Responsibilities:

  • Map and keep track of The LP’s growing content ecosystem and identify opportunities for expansion into key stakeholder audiences with strategic and meaningful content development 

  • Guide the development and execution of a comprehensive content strategy––as established by the (Interim) Director of External Affairs––highlighting the mission, vision, values, programs, and strategic goals of The LP within a cohesive and inspiring brand identity 

  • Guide the development of a cohesive, multi-platform, and metrics-based social media strategy with community growth in mind, that promotes knowledge building and engagement across The LP’s social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn 

  • Commissioning & curating new, innovative, and multimodal content (digital, editorial, and video) that connects the stories of LP artists and neighbors with a wider audience 

  • Oversee an editorial calendar for effective promotion of The LP’s programs, events, public programs, and campaigns

  • Oversee the management of The LP’s website to consistently reflect The LP’s messaging and brand identity. Liaise with web developers on website updates including flagging technical issues

  • Copywriting for social media, blogs, newsletters, press releases and website content

  • Establish trackable metrics to increase online engagement, serve programmatic and fundraising goals, and inform The LP’s use of traditional, non-traditional, and digital media 

  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant LP departments are kept informed of and engaged with marketing and communications objectives

 

Support Responsibilities:

  • With support from (Interim) Director of External Affairs, regularly assess, identify and lead activation of new and existing platforms (conferences, publications, and digital) to deliver thought leadership in support of The LP’s expanding goals and objectives

  • Support the (Interim) Director of External Affairs and external strategic communications consultants to  create and execute a thoughtful media relations strategy designed to increase press coverage on a local, regional, and national level

  • Work with (Interim) Director of External Affairs to create The LP’s Annual Report

  • Support the design of digital and print marketing collateral to promote programs and events

  • Ensure that The LP’s external communications meet a variety of accessibility needs 

  • Additional responsibilities as The LP’s programming demands 

 

Professional Qualifications: 

This position is ideal for a highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-directed individual who believes in the power of art as a tool for advocacy and community-led transformation. The ideal candidate has a demonstrated understanding of The LP, our brand and organizational objectives. 

 

Qualifications include:

 

  • Minimum of 5 years marketing and communications experience in a fast-paced and goal-driven environment

  • Excellent editorial judgment, writing, and verbal communication skills

  • Deep commitment to social justice, equity, and values-based work

  • Experience with writing content around The LP’s issues such as gentrification, displacement, BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ community needs and demands

  • Enjoys communicating a complex message concisely and creatively

  • Superb attention to detail and organizational management

  • Proven success in developing and executing creative communications, editorial, and marketing strategies to achieve measurable goals

  • Strong graphic design proficiency and familiarity with Adobe Suite and Mailchimp 

  • Expertise with social media management, copywriting, and marketing

  • Passionate, energetic, and open to building a thriving community

  • While not required, we encourage bi/multilingual candidates and candidates with a strong interest in language justice to apply 

 

Compensation: 

The salary for this role is $78,000. 

 

We offer excellent benefits including health, dental, vision insurance, a retirement savings plan (401k) with a 4% employer contribution, a wellness fund for personal development and self-care, and funds for professional membership and development opportunities. Time off includes vacation, holidays, personal time off, and a collective week off during the Summer and year end.

 

Additional Details:

 

Anticipated Start Date:​ March 2023 

Position:​ Full time, with some weekends and evenings required 

Reports to:​ Interim Director of External Affairs

Office Location:​ 1476 Fulton St. Brooklyn, NY (Work time includes both regularly scheduled in-office hours and virtual / remote hours)

Geographic Reach:​ Citywide, with particular focus on Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn

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About The Laundromat Project 

Locally relevant and nationally recognized, The Laundromat Project advances artists and neighbors as change agents in their own communities. We envision a world in which artists and neighbors in communities of color work together to unleash the power of creativity to transform their lives and surroundings. We make sustained investments in a community of multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and neighbors committed to societal change by supporting their artmaking, community building, and leadership development.

 

Since 2005, we have directly invested over $1M in 200+ multiracial, multigenerational, and multidisciplinary artists and 83 innovative community art projects, while engaging over 48,000 New Yorkers. This is an especially exciting time to join our team as we make our new home into a creative community hub on Fulton Street in the heart of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. To learn more about The LP, please visit: laundromatproject.org/

 

The LP values and centers the voices, cultures, imaginations, knowledge, and leadership of people of color in all of our work and operations. To learn more about The LP, please visit: laundromatproject.org.

 

Organizational Culture

The LP strives to be a positive, fulfilling, and healthy place to work by providing professional development opportunities, generous benefits, and a reasonable work schedule that allows staff to have greater wellbeing both in and outside of work. We are a POC-centered learning organization committed to working together as a staff to further our collective understanding around the many intersecting cultures, histories, and experiences that inform our work. 

 

Please Note: Newly hired employees are required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 (i.e., have received both doses of a two-dose vaccine or a single dose of a one-dose vaccine) and must provide proof of vaccination upon request by the organization. Requests for potential accommodation shall be considered in accordance with applicable law if and at such time as a conditional offer of employment is extended to a candidate. Applicants should not provide any medical or genetic information with their application.

 

We cannot respond to all inquiries—only candidates for consideration will be contacted. We will not accept reference letters or phone calls. 

 

The Laundromat Project is an equal opportunity employer. People of color, women, immigrants, LGBTQIA+ individuals, and others who may contribute to a rich diversity of perspectives and ideas are especially welcome and encouraged to apply.

Executive Assistant

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$58,000 annually
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2/13/2023

About the Asian Cultural Council

The Asian Cultural ouncil (ACC) is a grantmaking and grant seeking nonprofit organization that advances international dialogue, understanding, and respect through cultural exchange activities in Asia and the United States. This mission is accomplished through fellowships, grants, and other programs that support individual artists, scholars, arts professionals, and cultural institutions.

 

Position Summary

The Executive Assistant is a key member of the Executive office reporting to the Executive Director (ED) to keep the ED organized, informed, and prepared for anything that comes their way. She/he/they provides both general and advanced administrative support for the ED related to all areas of ED’s portfolio. 

The Executive Assistant handles highly confidential material and frequently serves as liaison to the ACC board chair, trustees, and senior executives internal and external to ACC. She/he/they must have an aptitude for maintaining relationships, understanding the Executive Director’s strategic goals, and working independently. She/he/they facilitates communication between ACC’s New York headquarters and four offices in Asia and within the New York office. She/he/they manages special projects as needed and performs all other tasks assigned by the Executive Director.

The starting salary for this role is $58,000 USD. ACC’s New York staff are currently working on a hybrid schedule with 3 days in the office and 2 days remote, subject to change.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities

Administrative Support                                                                                                            

  • Provide executive and administrative support to the Executive Director, including: managing a robust calendar of meetings; fielding a wide variety of inquiries from internal and external constituents; anticipating needs and next steps to assist the Executive Director.
  • Manage complex international travel logistics and create corresponding itineraries for ED, trustees, and overseas affiliate staff attending meetings in NY; prepare detailed expense reports in multiple currencies for ED.
  • Schedule, facilitate, and take meeting notes for all-staff meetings and select Board committee meetings.
  • Open, read, log and route mail addressed to the Executive Director and the Board Chair. Reply to correspondence as needed. Maintain a tracking system to follow-up on correspondence when necessary.
  • Organize and maintain electronic and physical filing system and manage data within various databases on behalf of the Executive Director. Maintain documentation of office procedures.
  • Vet materials before they reach the Executive Director and contribute to the writing, editing, proofreading, and copyediting of materials. This may include correspondence, grant proposals and reports, annual reports, newsletters, invitations, and event programs.
  • Work closely with Development staff to ensure timely follow-up from executive office with donors and prospects.
  • Support hiring opportunities across departments. Oversee and manage the internship recruitment and program.
  • Organize staff events and opportunities to build teamwork and a healthy organizational culture.  

Board Relations             

  • Coordinate two annual board meetings in New York or Asia and numerous committee meetings (particularly the Governance & Nominating and Executive Committees) throughout the year. Manage day-of logistics for meetings, delegating to other staff as appropriate and necessary.
  • Follow through to execute meeting deliverables in coordination with the Executive Director and other senior staff, with particular emphasis on work related to board nominations and governance.
  • Support logistical planning with the Executive Director, the Development department, and other relevant staff in hosting and arranging board dinners, events, and trips.
  • Support the Executive Director by researching materials and preparing reports, briefings, and presentations for the board.
  • Draft correspondence to individual Trustees and the board at large on behalf of the Executive Director and in relation to all board events and initiatives.
  • Gain familiarity with ACC bylaws and other governance policies to ensure compliance with all such policies.
  • Maintain board-related files and documents, including the Board Metrics and Board Manual.
  • Keep accurate calendars of board events.           
  • Monitor the Board Chair’s ACC email inbox, flagging for attention when necessary, any urgent emails, and sending emails on the Chair’s behalf to Trustees and constituents.                      

             

Position Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least three years’ administrative experience preferred. Project management, supervisory responsibilities, or significant accomplishments may be considered in lieu.
  • Familiarity and interest in the arts, Asia, and cultural exchange.
  • Intermediate communication abilities in one or more Asian languages a plus.

Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptionally strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to consistently be diplomatic, tactful, and have a sense of humor while maintaining professionalism.
  • Excellent written, research, verbal, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, and to be flexible, detail-oriented, and able to prioritize while working under pressure and meeting short deadlines.
  • Ability to operate independently, set goals, and be disciplined in achieving them with minimal supervision. Resourceful and able to exercise sound judgement.
  • Ability to interact with all levels of staff, trustees, and leaders from other organizations with awareness of and sensitivity to cultural difference.
  • Fluency using computers, software and technology applications such as Microsoft Outlook, PowerPoint, Adobe, and others.

 

Application Process

The Asian Cultural Council (ACC) is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications from candidates regardless of race, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, or religion. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and a generous benefits package. 

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the position to opportunities@accny.org. Please include “Executive Assistant” in the subject line.  No telephone or fax inquiries please. The application deadline is Monday, February 13, 2023.

For additional information, please visit our website at www.asianculturalcouncil.org

 

Expectations of All ACC Positions

Commitment to ACC’s Mission and Vision. Commitment to the ACC’s short- and long-term goals; demonstrate understanding of and dedication to ACC’s mission of fostering international dialogue through cultural exchange; be mindful that program goals should drive work priorities and plans; value the work of ACC grantees and be a resource for grantees in Asia and the U.S.

Prudent Use of Resources and Accountability. Be mindful of resource limitations and manage resources to effectively carry out ACC’s mission in a fiscally responsible manner, while striving to maximize the funds available for charitable activity; recognize the importance of development activities to the organization’s long-term sustainability and contribute to a culture of fundraising across all departments.

Teamwork and Professionalism. Appreciate the value of diversity, inclusion, and equity in all work relationships; be willing to help as well as learn from co-workers in the U.S. and Asia, regardless of job title or seniority; work collaboratively with colleagues toward shared goals and objectives; be willing to perform tasks outside of one’s job description; embrace a positive and collaborative spirit that motivates and inspires others to work for the good of the organization.  Embrace and foster continued sharing of information among colleagues.

Adaptability. Seek out opportunities to improve the quality and impact of ACC’s work; remain open to new ideas and ways of working and innovations in the field; support diverse ways of thinking or doing and suggest new approaches in accordance with a dynamic organization that is faithful to its mission; be open to change and new ideas for improving outcomes.

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