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Outreach and Engagement Fellowship Program

Outreach and Engagement Fellowship Program

Title: Outreach and Engagement Fellow

Reports To: Director of Community Outreach and Engagement and work closely with the Director of the English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program.

Position Overview: To provide support to AFTDJ’s community outreach and engagement efforts by building further trust and expanding our engagement with immigrant populations.  The Outreach and Engagement Fellow will be responsible for building relationships with individuals, grass-roots leaders, community-based, including faith-based, organizations in Boston (specifically Roxbury, East Boston, Jamaica Plain, Roslindale, and Dorchester) and other metro-Boston communities (such as Chelsea, Everett, Cambridge, and Quincy), to expand and enhance our reach to immigrant and other populations who require beginner English language instruction and related support services. The goal of this position is to better engage with community members and organizations, improve awareness of AFTDJ to result in making our immigrant focused programs and services accessible and trusted community resources.

Responsibilities and Duties

Successful candidates would spend 12 months as a half-time (20 hours a week) Outreach and Engagement Fellow, responsible for:

  • Developing and implementing an Outreach Plan
  • Identifying key community organizations and individuals with which AFTDJ should partner in promoting and further developing its engagement program
  • Outreach to target organizations through email, phone calls & one-on-one meetings
  • Attending relevant community meetings to represent AFTDJ
  • Providing information to our audience regarding our programs for immigrants, and work with ESOL program leads to recruit potential students and secure program registrations
  • Making recommendations for AFTDJ program expansion and improvement

Qualifications

  • Resident of Roxbury, East Boston, Dorchester, Jamaica Plain or Roslindale
  • High school diploma required
  • Enrollment in an advanced degree or professional certification program preferred
  • Ability to work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel
  • Bilingual in Spanish & English
  • Applicants will provide their own personal computer

A Faith That Does Justice is pleased to offer this position thanks in part to a grant from Eastern Bank

About A Faith That Does Justice

A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ) is an interfaith organization that challenges people to experience God by living their faith intentionally in service to others. We do this by showing how unjust societal structures marginalize people and by acting to help those in need.

AFTDJ’s core program is our free English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program for Boston’s immigrant communities. The ESOL program is offered to those who are seeking to improve their English language skills as a first step towards language proficiency and ultimately advanced language instruction, education and job training and placement.  Participants in the ESOL program are representative of Boston’s larger adult immigrant community and reside in diverse neighborhoods including Roxbury, East Boston, and Dorchester.

Also central to our mission are Community Meetings, public events held 3 times per year that focus on social justice issues. Our most recent meeting was “Health Care Disparities: What can we do about it?” Workshops are smaller public sessions led by invited speakers offering faith-based presentations challenging participants to take action on behalf of people who have historically been marginalized.

Type of Position:  One-year Fellowship

Application deadline:  Open until filled

Pay: $20 per hour

Schedule:  20 hours/week, flexible days & times

Work remotely:  Yes

Apply by submitting cover letter and resume to:

Michele Fisher, Director Of Community Outreach at mfisher@faith-justice.org

Request for Proposals for Video Production Services for A Faith That Does Justice

Request for Proposals for Video Production Services for A Faith That Does Justice

A Faith That Does Justice (AFTDJ) is requesting proposals from qualified video production companies to produce a 3-5-minute video about the organization, to be completed in Fall 2021. The successful candidate will lead the creation of the video from interviews to final production, working under the direction of, and in alignment with, the vision of the Communications and Marketing team. Proposals are due September 15, 2021 by 5:00PM ET.

Purpose and Audiences

The purpose of the video is not only to inform viewers about the organization, but also to engage them in wanting to volunteer to help AFTDJ and those it serves by donating their time and/or to encourage them to donate financially. 

Use of the Video

The video will be used on the AFTDJ website and its various social media platforms to inform and engage potential volunteers and donors.  Links to the video will be included in other marketing platforms such as weekly newsletters and fundraising materials.  It might also be shown at special events hosted by AFTDJ.

About A Faith That Does Justice

A Faith That Does Justice is an interfaith organization that challenges people to experience God by living their faith intentionally in service to others. We do this by showing how unjust societal structures marginalize people and by acting to help those in need. 

AFTDJ serves among the most marginalized in our community: resident immigrants in the Boston area who do not speak English. Our key program serving this population today is our free English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program which enrolls adult immigrants and refugees who have a desire to learn English. For some of our students, the ESOL program represents their first school experience, either in the United States or in their countries of birth.

English learners face myriad, daily challenges that are nearly overwhelming to them until they can gain basic language skills to navigate interactions that many of us take for granted. These include registering their children for school, talking to teachers, doctors, and other health care workers, applying for employment, starting a business, and interacting with people in their communities like neighbors, retail workers, law enforcement and other public servants, to name a few. AFTDJ’s free ESOL program provides a lifeline to new English speakers by reaching out to them, gaining their trust, and helping them to acquire the basic English language skills needed to navigate experiences and activities essential to security and wellness in their lives.

Also central to our mission are our Community Meetings, public events held 3 times per year that educate participants on relevant social justice issues and inspire them to act to mitigate those issues. Topics are complex, frequently in the news, and important to our mission.  Three to four panelists with an expertise and unique perspective are invited to speak and answer questions in a person roundtable format.

Finally, AFTDJ Workshops are smaller public sessions led by invited speakers offering faith-based presentations that challenge participants to take action with and on behalf of historically marginalized people. Our last Workshop followed our Community Meeting about how disparities are impacting the health of communities of color. The Workshop was a conversation about how an individual can be an agent for change by putting their faith in action working toward justice, equity, and inclusion in health care.

For additional information about AFTDJ, please visit www.faith-justice.org. 

Timeline

RFP release date: August 18, 2021

Response deadline: September 15, 2021, 5:00PM ET

Companies selected for consideration may be invited to make an oral presentation to clarify their proposal, answer questions, and ensure mutual understanding of the project scope. 

Scope of Work

The video production company, in partnership with AFTDJ’s Communications and Marketing team, will lead the creation of a 3-5-minute video that tells the unique story of how A Faith That Does Justice is putting faith into action through service to others by:

  • Understanding how societal structures marginalize people.
  • Learning how to act on behalf of the marginalized and walk in solidarity with others.
  • Serving immigrant populations by teaching English language skills

The project includes shooting and conducting approximately 4 interviews (in-person and possibly virtually), shooting b-roll of ESOL classes or other activities, using existing b-roll of Community Meetings and Workshops, and any other tasks needed to achieve final production.

Submission Requirements

All proposals will be submitted electronically. The proposal must be sent by email to acurran@aliciacurrancommunications.com by 5:00PM ET on September 15, 2021.

The following items must be included in your proposal:

  • Letter of interest
  • Proposal of work, including approach and methodology
  • Fee/Cost proposal
  • Project timeline
  • Firm overview
  • Client references
  • Examples of relevant work product

Evaluation Criteria

  • Quality of previous work
  • Nonprofit sector knowledge and experience
  • Qualifications and experience
  • Approach and methodology
  • Project workplan and timeline
  • Quality of the proposal
  • Total cost