Outreach Social Media Assistant

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Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast
3 Beaver Street
Belfast, ME
Posted: June 01 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Founded in 2005, the Restorative Justice Project of the Midcoast promotes fundamental change in the justice system and schools through responses to crime and wrongdoing that seek renewal and safety for the community; support and healing for victims; and accountability and reintegration of the offender into the community. Serving all four counties that comprise Maine Prosecutorial District Six (Waldo, Knox, Sagadahoc and Lincoln), RJP’s goal is to offer every student, victim, youth or adult offender and incarcerated individual reentering his community the opportunity to participate in a restorative process.

RJP seeks a thoughtful self-starter to assist in public awareness activities. The intern would work closely with the Outreach Coordinator and Executive Director as a team to promote and deepen awareness of the Project and its restorative justice philosophy and practices, particularly via social media and in conjunction with its 10th Anniversary activities. RJP office is located in downtown Belfast. Intern can work from home in conjunction with in-office work as needed. Ideal intern would provide 20-30 hours a week to project; for the right intern, we are flexible.

Responsibilities

Description:
RJP seeks a thoughtful self-starter to assist in public awareness activities. The intern would work closely with the Outreach Coordinator and Executive Director as a team to promote and deepen awareness of the Project and its restorative justice philosophy and practices, particularly in conjunction with its 10th Anniversary activities. RJP office is located in downtown Belfast. Intern can work from home in conjunction with in-office work as needed.

Responsibilities:
Support effective social media communications via Facebook and RJP’s Enewsletter and website. Tasks are likely to include:
• Serving as RJP’s photographer: create, refine, maintain, and organize into an easily retrievable and accessible system, a collection of photographs that effectively convey the story of RJP’s work;
• Regularly updating RJP facebook content
• Maintain up-to-date content for website, guided by an established plan and set of objectives
• Create and/or assist in creation of stories, photos etc for Enews
• Research, recommend and help develop other forms of social media outreach

Support the creation/production of 10th Anniversary programming, working with RJP outreach coordinator and anniversary friends group. These tasks may include:
• Writing press releases, creating flyers, graphics and e-vites and other outreach materials for info sessions, library events, etc.
• Interviewing RJP volunteers and program participants
• Helping to develop and refine RJP’s message in programming outreach materials; printed and online

Develop understanding of RJP’s work through reading, research and participation in RJP’s program as appropriate and possible. These might include attending RJP’s Info Session, mentor training and participation in program as mentor or community observer if a “good-match” opportunity emerges.

Requirements

Qualifications:

--Fluency with social media tools and platforms
--Previous experience in marketing and communications a plus
--Strong computer skills, with working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel; proficiency in Adobe in Design and Photoshop desired. Knowledge of HTML and graphic design a plus
--An effective communicator, both written and oral
--Self-motivated, good organizational skills, detail-oriented, ability to prioritize, multi-task and meet deadlines
--Ability to work independently and as part of a team
--Flexible and pro-active in taking on responsibilities, willingness to learn
--Desire to work for social justice and/or in collaborative, nonprofit environment
--Demonstrated ability to maintain focus and priorities in small office while working collaboratively, as needed, with a broad range of individuals
--Ability and willingness to keep sensitive information confidential
--Interest in developing a basic understanding of, and commitment to, RJP’s mission

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