Flexible Part Time Paid Opportunity
Roosevelt Alumni for Racial Equity (RARE) is a volunteer-run non-profit, founded in 2020. In its short time, it has funded two annual scholarships for disadvantaged students of color, and made a documentary film, Roosevelt High School Beyond Black and White. The film is about historical attempts at desegregation, and about the racial equity issues and divisions of today.
RARE’s film has been very well received. It has already been seen by thousands of people via schools, places of worship, community organizations, public television, and other channels. However, this is only the tip of the iceberg! Our goal is to take the film into hundreds of other institutions throughout the greater Seattle area and even other parts of Washington State. We are seeking a highly motivated and passionate individual to help make this vision a reality.
The purpose of the Coordinator position is to encourage and support a team of part-time volunteers who are responsible for following up with organizations interested in showing the film. Follow-up actions include emails, phone calls, and Zoom meetings. Initially, the Coordinator will directly handle some of the follow-up work in order to develop Standard Operating Procedures for the volunteers who RARE is currently recruiting.
This remote work is approximately 10 to 15 hours per week with flexible hours from March through June, 2023. The candidate must commit to answering emails within one business day and be available for weekly conference calls. The pay for this position will be $30 per hour. And you will meet some very dedicated and smart people with a wide range of backgrounds and interests!
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Familiarity with Seattle educational, religious, neighborhood, and business communities (Seattle residence not required)
- Excellent computer and organizational skills with an attention to detail
- Experience working independently on multi-step projects with many irons in the fire
- Experience with a CRM preferred but not required, including updating contact data and entering notes about calls and meetings
- Experience with social media preferred but not required.
Join a Diverse Team
The RARE team is composed of more than 40 passionate volunteers, including 22 board members. Half are people of color. The team is evenly split between male and female. The first volunteers were mostly graduates of RHS. Now most of our new volunteers are from other schools. Many live outside the Seattle area. Nearly all of our meetings are via Zoom. We are migrating to Slack for most of our written communications.
RARE has other programs relating to racial equity that will also require coordination of volunteers and project management. Let us know if you are interested in working additional hours on these other programs.
If you are interested, please use our Contact Us form to give us your name, email address, and statement of interest. We will then provide you with an email address for sending your resume and any other additional information.