Action Network Coordinator

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Posted Date 1 month ago(6/28/2021 11:28 AM)
Job ID
2021-1849
# of Openings
1
Category
Civil Rights, Social Action, and Advocacy
Type
Fiscal Sponsorship Organizations
Location : Name
Fairplay

Overview

Fairplay (fairplayforkids.org), formerly known as Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood (CCFC), is the leading watchdog of the children’s media and marketing industries and the only organization dedicated to ending child-targeted marketing. Our work routinely makes headlines around the world, and our advocacy has forced some of the world’s biggest corporations – including Google, Disney, Mattel, and Amazon – to change their marketing and data collection practices. Fairplay is the home of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network.

 

The Children’s Screen Time Action Network (Action Network) is the leading global coalition of children’s screen time activists and advocates working to reduce excessive technology use harming children, adolescents, and families. We host Work Groups of activists collaborating to make change. We educate members and nonmembers on the business model of big tech, the root cause of screen time challenges. We host an acclaimed webinar series, offer curated resources to professionals, educators, and families, and collaborate with impact partners to promote our agenda supporting children’s health and wellbeing in the digital age. Fairplay is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (tsne.org).

Responsibilities

Fairplay is seeking a full-time Work Group and Administrative Coordinator to advance the advocacy of the Children’s Screen Time Action Network. As the membership, profile, and scope of the Action Network continue to grow, the person in this role will maintain coordination, efficiency, and information exchange among and between Work Groups leaders and Fairplay staff, and offer administrative support to the Action Network’s director. This position will be a full time member of Fairplay’s advocacy team. The position is best suited for someone enthusiastic about both external communication and internal systems management. Ideal candidates are curious, highly organized, detail-oriented, and passionate about reducing corporations’ influence on childhood. Location is flexible and remote work will be considered, but if local to our Boston office, workspace in is available.

 

Essential Functions

 

Work Group Responsibilities

  • Maintain active oversight of the Action Network’s six active Work Groups (Internet Safety, Mental Health Professionals, Screens In Schools, Parent Professionals, Interfaith Communities, and Early Childhood Educators), consistently monitoring and advancing their initiatives as they relate to one another, Fairplay goals, and national news and policy;
  • Assist Work Group leaders with meeting and member management;
  • Support Work Group leaders and members by managing the Action Network’s Slack Workspace;
  • Provide project support as needed, which may include editing, graphic design, event promotion or sharing resources;
  • Manage logistics of new Work Group formation;
  • Meet with and onboard new Work Group member applicants;
  • Research Work Group best practices and suggest efficiencies that would make groups operate more smoothly;
  • Follow relevant legislation, conferences, and other events/activities external to the Action Network to consider how Work Groups might support or be supported by these initiatives.

Administrative Duties

  • Provide administrative support to the Director of the Action Network;
  • Set up and send Action Network emails (including Weekly News You Can Use newsletter with current events, reflections, and member spotlight, Monthly Let’s Talk invitations, and periodic webinar promotion) through our Client Relationship Mangers (CRM), Salsa Engage;
  • Support webinar scheduling, development, and production from start to finish. This includes recruiting, preparing, and liaising with guest speakers, promoting and publicizing the event, scheduling meetings, providing tech support for live webinars, following up attendees, editing and posting recording on websites, and analyzing and operationalizing feedback;
  • Support monthly virtual member coffees with advance preparation and follow up;
  • Update our website regularly;
  • Launch, update and post on the Action Network LinkedIn page;
  • Track and analyze engagement across platforms. Provide monthly summary of analytics.

Qualifications

We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to listen for understanding;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with people from varying backgrounds and with varying perspectives;
  • Willingness to work toward anti-oppression and equity personally and professionally;
  • Project management skills. Ideal candidates are strategic thinkers just as interested in process as outcomes, who are able to see both the “big picture” and the small details needed to get from step to step;
  • Interest in and understanding of concerns relating to the impacts of commercialism and tech on kids, including corporate data practices, privacy issues, and health outcomes;
  • Interest in social activism and justice;
  • Editing skills, including both close proofing and broader content shaping;
  • Ease in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Basic website skills. Experience with Drupal or WordPress a plus;
  • Familiarity with Zoom or other video call software;
  • Familiarity with Client Relationship Mangers (CRM) such as Salsa or Salesforce, and online community platforms such as Slack is a plus;
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment with multiple competing projects and deadlines;
  • Able to work well both collaboratively and independently;
  • Bachelor’s degree in education, communication/media studies, child development, or psychology preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those for this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. Work is performed in an office environment and in close proximity to other workers.

 

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to:

  • Handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;
  • Reach; traverse; sit (usually for longer periods of time); occasionally ascend/descend; and position self (to) move;
  • Occasionally lift and/or move 10-15 pounds;
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate;
  • Job is not subject to significant occupational or environmental hazards;
  • Likelihood of personal injury would be relatively slight;
  • Environmental and work hazards are not present to a measurable degree.

Compensation and Benefits

 

Location: Location is flexible and remote work will be considered, but if local to our Boston office, workspace in is available.

Compensation: The starting salary for this position is $45,000 to $48,000 and is commensurate with experience.

Benefits: This position is eligible for a full benefits package including:

  • Generous Paid-Time-Off (PTO): 12 paid holidays, 3 weeks vacation, 1 week personal holiday, and sick time for full-time staff;
  • 80% Employer-paid, $0 deductible Health Insurance through Harvard Pilgrim;
  • Low-cost Guardian Dental and Vision;
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) for Health and Dependent Care;
  • Employer-paid Life, Long- and Short-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Employer-paid Pension through TIAA;
  • ...and more!

People with disabilities, BIPOC, AAPI, indigenous people, Hispanic/Latinx, and LGBTQIA candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Fairplay is committed to developing a diverse and talented staff. If you are excited about this role but unsure whether you meet all of the requirements, we encourage you to inquire and/or apply. Please submit your thoughtful cover letter and resume here.  If you have any questions feel free to e-mail  at info@fairplayforkids.org. We will accept applications until we have found the ideal candidate, but hope for a start date of August 12, 2021.

 

Fairplay and its fiscal sponsor TSNE envision a society grounded in the principles of social and economic justice. As such, we strive to achieve excellence through a diverse and inclusive workplace that honors the unique talents and lived experiences of each person. Our vision and values are reflected in all our employment-related decisions, including hiring practices. Accordingly, TSNE actively seeks people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in our work.

 

As an EOE/AA employer, TSNE and Fairplay will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, veteran or disability status or any other factor prohibited by law.  

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