ISED Solutions (Institute for Social & Economic Development) has served 400+ organizations in the national refugee and immigrant service sector since 1983. We primarily partner with refugee farming projects to develop audience-appropriate training resources and to otherwise support the work of locally-based partners nationwide. We are primarily funded by USDA for this work. Some of our resources can be found at http://isedsolutions.net. ISED Solutions is a fiscally sponsored project of TSNE (www.tsne.org). TSNE has provided fiscal sponsorship services to nonprofit projects since its founding in 1959 as a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.
Summary: Assist ISED and partners to produce and disseminate T&TA resources, primarily for refugee beginning farmer incubators and their audiences
Context - Visually-related resource development: Currently, ISED staff and partners are capturing photographic images and creating photo sequences and a photo bank of individual photos. We are also producing a few short videos. We are also developing products such as posters that emphasize photos, videos, graphic images, etc. During the coming year, we are completing 150 photo series, producing hundreds or thousands of individual images for our new photobank, and creating dozens of other products with high image content levels. ISED staff and partners are generating this visual content and associated products. Most are fairly new to photography, so the content and quality of images varies, but they are also building skills in photography and visual literacy.
Once drafted, products are being field-tested with farmers and readied for final stage editing and production before being posted on websites and widely circulated. Developers do some first-stage editing, but not at a more professional level to the most part. (We do have a handful of folks with more advanced photo and/or video skills). We now need help with final stages of editing and overall content production.
Preferred but not essential:
What we need done:
Photographic images: These need to be edited for overall quality (resolution, lighting, cropping, color, etc.), sizing and placement, and then packaged individually or as sequences and collections for uploading to our website as ready-to-download content.
Sizing includes producing versions of single images and image products (e.g., photo series) at varied scales to facilitate access using varied applications and settings - e.g., viewing on a large screen, on a computer, on a smart phone, and in print / hard copy formats. Most images and image-centered products will contain written content to go along with them These also need to be sized, standardized as to size, fonts, colors, etc. and placement in the products. In addition, attribution and related accreditations need to be incorporated, which requires they be edited and standardized before posting.
Once ready to circulate, visually based products may be kept as is (e.g., as intact Jpegs and PowerPoints) or formatted further, using existing or new presentation designs such as available via Word, Adobe Acrobat and Illustrator, etc. We may use of our existing module-type designs (see here as an example: https://nesfp.org/new-american-resources.
Posting: These products items will primarily be posted on our website. Our web techie will help with initial uploading and with developing an improved topic search capacity. After that initial work, individual items can be uploaded independently and/or in concert with the web site associate as needed. Some items like videos will be uploaded to independent media websites such as YouTube and connected via URLs.
We will consider exceptional candidates who demonstrate a strong combination of the specific qualifications and skills described below.
Preferred but not essential:
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:
Regarding COVID-19: TSNE considers the health and safety of our employees of the utmost importance, and due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and subject to your state and local laws, our policy requires that all employees performing in-person work at a TSNE designated office are fully vaccinated. For the purpose of this policy, fully vaccinated indicates that you have received a single dose of the Janssen vaccine, or both doses of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine. Certain exemptions may be requested and will be considered by Human Resources.
Compensation and Benefits
Location: Work will be primarily performed remote.
Compensation: The starting hourly rate is $25.00.
Benefits: This position is not eligible for benefits.
Hours: Initially 10-15 hours a week on average (will know better once there is a better fix on the time it takes to perform responsibilities listed). Potential to become more permanent half-time position or greater.
Hours worked are flexible but candidate is expected to be available for calls and on-line meetings (typically flexible scheduling as well, but not always).
TSNE/ISED Solutions envisions 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/ISED Solutions 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.