Volunteer Position – Social Media Coordinator

  • 4-5 hours per week for meetings, planning, and undertaking social media activities.
  • Remote / online.
  • Previous experience with managing a team-based program is required.
  • Social media experience isn’t required, but is desirable.

The Freedom of Form Foundation is a nonprofit working to support and advocate for scientific research that will enable freedom of one’s physical form – biotech for self-expression.

Social media platforms are an important way to introduce new people to our ideas and mission, and to regularly communicate with stakeholders about recent progress, announcing future efforts, and getting important community feedback. We’ve been making great progress on reaching more people. Our Twitter and YouTube followers have roughly doubled over the past year. While we don’t want to attach too much importance to specific metrics or to a specific growth rate, it’s clear that social media is becoming an important part of accomplishing our mission.

We are looking for someone who can genuinely connect with people on social media platforms to share ideas and information, hold discussions, help our mission reach more eyes, and retain the interest and respect of people who are already giving us their trust. Moreover, we are hoping for someone who can really take charge, and rally the volunteers currently helping with social media with more specific plans. We need your help.

Your responsibilities may include:

  • Being an energetic and professional ambassador on social media.
  • Leading the process of planning and following through on outreach/social media efforts.
  • Coordinating with your team members who help directly with social media.
  • Coordinating with the leadership of research teams, outreach efforts (e.g. guest interviews), and other key producers of content.
  • Coordinating with the company President and working to plan, execute, and communicate outcomes from efforts.

You should be able to:

  • Outline new projects, communicate the main takeaway messages to team members or participants, point out assumptions, and describe expected impacts on company direction.
  • Collect and analyze results, and provide reports on those results to leadership and stakeholders.
  • Learn how to effectively use productivity software such as TweetDeck or HootSuite.
  • Stay well organized, such as:
    • Keeping track of assets and content that you or your team distributes through social media. You should also habitually give credit to, for example, artists who provide content.
    • Keeping track of previous plans, reports, and other materials.
    • Making your materials easily browsable by other project members and stakeholders.
  • Give effective feedback, both positive and negative, while accepting similar feedback from others.
  • Be willing to talk with the team in Discord and/or other tools to have meetings and regular discussions.
  • Work with the team primarily active during US/Eastern time daylight or evening hours.
  • Energize team members! Yes we’re a business, but we’re also here because we want to be here. You’ll be a key leader in our organization and play a big role in continuing to develop our company culture.

All FFF volunteers and employees are expected to:

  • Have a steady hand, especially in stressful situations.
  • Demonstrate unerring commitment to teamwork and professionalism.
  • Always keep learning, and likewise be willing to help others learn and improve.
  • Demonstrate tolerance to each other, to stakeholders, and to the broader community.
  • Learn about regulations we must abide by, including, our Bylaws, Conflict of Interest Policy, Community Rules, Code of Conduct, regulations pertaining to 501(c)(3) organizations, and all laws.

Questions?

If you have any questions or want to discuss more before applying, please send an email at [email protected]. We won’t bite (too hard)!

Sounds good? Please apply!

Please send an email to [email protected] and attach your Resume or CV. Be sure to use a descriptive Subject title in your email, and reference this position.

And don’t worry, you can skip the cover letter! Just a couple sentences about why you’re interested in our organization, and in this position, should be sufficient.