Opportunities

Development & Communications Director

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional Development and Communications Director to join our team at a time of strategic growth. EVC is an award-winning non-profit youth media arts and social justice organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

The Development and Communications Directors’ primary focus will be proposal and report writing, prospecting and research of funding opportunities, cultivation of new and existing funding relationships, liaising with EVC’s program teams and other departments to understand needs and programming, and effectively and compellingly communicating EVC’s mission, programming, accomplishments, and needs to external audiences in both verbal and written form. Extensive grant writing experience is required; experience in marketing and public relations is a plus.

Responsibilities

The Development and Communications Director responsibilities include: Developing and implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy to ensure that EVC’s revenue meets its annual funding objectives and broadens its donor base through: foundation and government grant writing, corporate giving, individual and major donor recruitment and retention, digital fundraising, and in-person and virtual events planning.

GRANT WRITING AND REPORTING (75%)

  • Write, review, and edit foundation, government and corporate grant proposals and reports, funder emails and other grant-related materials (one-pagers, information summaries, program briefs).

  • Coordinate language development with ED and other staff, including development of new language as appropriate, as well as splicing, synthesizing, and expanding upon existing language, depending on the specific needs and aims of each piece of writing.

  • Work closely with program staff to gather data, client stories and program news to prepare compelling narratives for funder audiences.

  • Sift through information from disparate sources, and then identify and prioritize the key pieces, and synthesize and organize them into coherent narratives.

  • Conduct prospect research on foundation, government and corporate funders and prepare briefing documents; attend pre-proposal conferences and other informational sessions.

  • Develop and manage fundraising calendars of LOIs, proposals, and report deadlines.

  • Help to cultivate relationships with new foundation and corporate funders in collaboration with ED including thank you calls, high stakes emails, periodic email updates, virtual tours, and other opportunities for funder engagement.

  • Research trends in the field to support team learning, coordinate stewardship of existing foundation donors, and identify and strategize around new private funding sources to meet ambitious annual fundraising goals.

INDIVIDUAL GIVING, MAJOR DONORS AND FUNDRAISING EVENTS (15%)

  • Oversee individual and major donor engagement activities, including donor research, cultivation and stewardship; creating and launching campaigns; peer-to-peer fundraising; and identifying new opportunities in collaboration with ED and Board of Directors.

  • Manage all aspects of donor-focused events. These events range from virtual events, annual Benefit in June, annual Winter Cocktail in January, to intimate cultivation events that occur throughout the year.

SYSTEMS, PROCESSES, AND DEPARTMENT ADMINISTRATION (5%)

  • Oversee fundraising operational systems including donation processing, tracking, and acknowledgement.

  • Oversee maintenance of EVC’s donor database (Salesforce).

  • Oversee maintenance of all department files, systems, and processes.

  • Schedule, coordinate, and participate in external and internal meetings as requested.

  • As needed, assist with volunteer, visibility, and employee engagement opportunities throughout the year.

COMMUNICATIONS (5%)

  • Develop communications strategies and calendars.

  • Draft newsletter and e-blast texts.

  • Draft all external communications including press releases, annual impact reports, promotional materials, website texts etc. Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

CANDIDATE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.

  • Three or more years of grant writing experience with a proven record of success; multi-year grants and six-figure grants experience preferred.

  • Exceptional writer, storyteller, and communicator; ability to see “big picture,” think strategically, and translate strategy into goals and actions.

  • Ability to manage multiple strategic writing projects and deadlines in a fast-paced, results-oriented work environment, while maintaining a very high bar for quality.

  • Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices.

  • A passion for youth media and social justice, as well as a familiarity with current social, political, cultural, and economic issues.

  • In depth awareness of the New York philanthropic community and youth development and education foundations nationally.

Employee Benefits

The position will be compensated at a full time rate with benefits in the range of $70,000 – $80,000 commensurate with experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Executive Director.

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter benefits, and more.


How to Apply for this Job

Please submit your resumé and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis and handled with confidentiality.

As an organization EVC is committed to engaging in work that disrupts and roots out systems and structures that perpetuate racial inequities and oppression. We intentionally seek to build and maintain a diverse and talented team that reflects the backgrounds and experiences of our students and creates an inclusive environment for all employees. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, EVC encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis.

Deputy Director, Programs

The Educational Video Center is seeking an exceptional Deputy Director, Programs to support all programs. The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is an award-winning non-profit youth media organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

This is a full time position supporting EVC’s program directors and instructors through program goal setting and evaluation, financial oversight, and grant and contract compliance, coordination of program communications and marketing, as well as classroom observation, review of lesson plans and staff professional development. The Deputy Director, Programs will work under the supervision of the EVC Executive Director and will oversee universal administrative and pedagogical aspects of EVC’s programming which includes Youth Doc Workshops (YDW), New Media Arts (NMA) and Professional Development Programs (PDP).

 

Responsibilities:

 

Program Management and Outreach

  • Work with program directors to co-develop program and pedagogic goals, and benchmarks for evaluating them.
  • Provide oversight of program grants, progress reports, budgets, accounts receivables and contract compliances.
  • Coordinate with program directors to set program calendars and ensure programs meet benchmarks and production deadlines and program outcomes.
  • Provide oversight of student recruitment, retention, and finding supplemental supports for students as needed in collaboration with program directors.
  • Develop and lead career development initiatives for students and alumni including cultivating relationships for internship placements and managing internship placement process.
  • Create and manage an alumni relations communication system for continuous stewardship and cultivation.
  • Coordinate program marketing, communications to stakeholders, and oversight of film festival outreach, distribution opportunities, and sales of documentaries.
  • Cultivate creative strategies for film distributions including but not limited to film festivals and community based screenings for public awareness, advocacy and systems change work;  develop means of measuring the reach of each film.

 

Pedagogy and Curriculum Support

  • Support program directors in intentional pedagogic approaches and curriculum development (grounded in latest evidence-based youth media and critical media literacy, ensuring DOE alignment, and sharing new trends in curriculum/learning landscape).
  • Support staff to align Youth Powered Video (YPV) curriculum with EVC logic models, strategic plans, rubrics and Philosophy of Practice.
  • Work with program directors to set instructional goals and to review lesson plans for YDW, NMA instructors and PDP coaches based on YPV curriculum.
  • Work with program directors to conduct regular site visits observing workshops facilitated by EVC instructional staff implementing EVC’s methodology.
  • Work with program directors to prepare discussion guides for each film in preparation for distribution.

 

Program Staff Support and Professional Development 

  • Provide day-to-day supervision of program staff and report to the Executive Director.
  • Work under the supervision of EVC Executive Director.
  • Fill in for program/instructional staff as needed in event of absence or transition
  • Support Human Resources for program staff including onboarding and orientation, employee paperwork, benefits administration, timesheets, pay-time off, medical leave.
  • Collect and review evidence with staff of their accomplishments meeting goals.
  • Support staff in coordinating culminating screening/launch events.
  • Foster proactive learning community among staff members and key program stakeholders to encourage best practices, interdepartmental collaboration and continuous program improvement.
  • Foster internal and external strategic professional development opportunities for staff (including but not limited to study groups, literature review, retreats, trainings, conferences etc.)
  • In collaboration with the Executive Director, cultivate opportunities for authoring publications and presenting work at conferences.

 

Qualifications

This position requires current knowledge of political, cultural, technical and educational practices and literature relevant to EVC programs with a focus on youth development and student-centered inquiry-based learning, culturally relevant pedagogy, critical pedagogy, equity and social justice. This position will report to and be evaluated by the Executive Director.

 

Education and Experience

  • Masters Degree or higher, from an accredited college or university; Critical Pedagogy degree preferred
  • At least 2 years experience in staff and program management
  • At least 3 years experience teaching a diverse student population in schools and a passion for youth development
  • Comprehensive understanding of budget development and grant management
  • Experience delivering professional development to teachers including instructional scaffolding, differentiated learning, project based learning, restorative justice and ELL teaching
  • Strong instructional and classroom management skills
  • Experience writing unit plans and lessons plans using backwards planning
  • Strong facilitation skills and experience with learner-centered, project-based learning
  • Understanding of and proven track record employing principles of positive youth development
  • Ability to multi-task and attend to details while keeping an eye on the big picture
  • Experience with and respect for protocols
  • Familiarity with student-led portfolio assessments and assessing student work
  • Familiarity with documentary production and youth media
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills

 

Culture and Values

  • Demonstrates commitment to EVC’s educational philosophy rooted in Frierian and Popular education
  • Establishes and leads a culture that results in a love of learning, student agency, and full range of student learning and growth
  • Operates in an assets-based framework for working with youth, adults and families from diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Has an anti-racism and social justice lens, and an ability to talk fearlessly about race, class, gender, sexuality, migration, ability, and structural injustices
  • Creates and sustains a race equity culture, including skill building and leading self and others through awareness, growth, and development towards a more just and equitable world
  • Deeply committed to supporting youth, staff, and other stakeholders to adopt humanizing, healing-centered restorative practices
  • Demonstrates self-awareness, an accurate idea of one’s own strengths and weaknesses, and an ability to treat all stakeholders with respect
  • Flexibility, resourcefulness and a sense of humor

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Archive Distribution Manager

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time mission-driven Archive Distribution Manager to oversee the maintenance and dissemination of our living archive of youth-produced films. EVC is a nonprofit youth media arts organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

For over three decades, EVC youth producers have produced award-winning short documentary films on social justice issues impacting them and their communities. Our archive of over 200 artful youth produced films explore topics such as police brutality, healthcare inequity, environmental racism, unequal education, gentrification, mental health struggles, LGBTQ+ discrimination and more. This position reports to EVC’s Executive Director, will be guided by EVC alumni advisory, and will supervise a full time Film and Video Archivist.

 

Responsibilities: 

 

Archive Maintenance

  • Builds, manages, and maintains digital video archive platform(s) for online video monetization through editorial licensing, as well as for independent screenings, teaching, advocacy, and research purposes.
  • Familiarity with archival video platforms and metadata standards for multiple audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of current trends, issues, workflows, and best practices associated with moving image conservation and distribution.
  • Expertise in copyright law as it pertains to video, film and media collections; responsible for researching and responding to copyright and ownership issues.
  • Ensures accurate and up-to-date inventories and reconciliation of archives and records.
  • Evaluates and coordinates the re-housing and stabilization of archives as needed.
  • Develops EVC archive code of ethics in collaboration with EVC alumni advisors, Executive Director and other stakeholders.
  • Advises in the creation, development, and implementation of collections management policies and procedures, as well as departmental goals and preservation planning.

 

Archive Distribution

  • Responsible for working alongside the leadership team to develop distribution strategies, goals and three-year archive monetization business plan.
  • Coordinates and facilitates archive access and licensing requests, as well as responding to archives information inquiries and requests.
  • Structures and negotiates various editorial video licensing and distribution agreements for archive usage requests.
  • Day-to-day platform relationship management and channel growth; Responsible for all aspects of ongoing partnership management including partner onboarding, licensing negotiations, subscriber and viewership growth, technical cooperation, marketing initiatives and new partner development.
  • Monitor breaking news and pitch relevant content to appropriate users.
  • Analyze user and usage data, and prepare regular reports on engagement and trends and provide insights to inform decision-making.
  • Maintain understanding of competitive marketplace and key differentiators

Other responsibilities as assigned and required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Archival Studies, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
  • Experience with professional archives licensing and management.
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Working knowledge of video content needs and technical requirements of both current and emerging digital platforms.
  • Strong editorial judgement, intellectually curious, well-read, and abreast of current events, politics, and popular culture.
  • Must believe in the power of stories to create social change; creates and sustains a race equity culture towards a more just and equitable world.

 

Benefits:

The position will be compensated at a full time rate with benefits in the range of $60,000 – $70,000 commensurate with experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Executive Director.

This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter benefits, and more.

This position is presently remote and could be in-office when it is safe to do so.

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Archive Video Editor

The Educational Video Center (www.evc.org) is seeking an exceptional full time mission-driven Archive Video Editor. EVC is a nonprofit youth media arts organization dedicated to teaching documentary video as a means to develop the artistic, critical literacy, and career skills of young people, while nurturing their idealism and commitment to social change.

For over three decades, EVC youth producers have produced award-winning short documentary films on social justice issues impacting them and their communities. Our archive of over 200 artful youth-produced films explore topics such as police brutality, healthcare inequity, environmental racism, unequal education, gentrification, mental health struggles, LGBTQ+ discrimination and more. This position reports to EVC’s Archive Distribution Manager and will be guided by EVC alumni advisory.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Inventorying and cataloguing EVC video archive with metadata standards for multiple audiences, including internal and external stakeholders.
  • Make creative decisions to edit short youth-produced documentary films (approximately 20 minutes long) to produce multiple short stand-alone video clips (1 – 3 minutes long) for editorial licensing purposes. Understand the context in which finished work will be used to create more effective final products.
  • Perform editorial functions including media reformatting, assemblies, motion graphic design, audio sweetening, color correction, titles/credits, subtitles, and ensuring quality control.
  • Editing and creating trailers, sizzle reels, promotional bumpers, and social media videos as needed.
  • Media management of large amounts of digital content of various sizes to archive in EVC platform(s).
  • Optimize all video assets for web, mobile, and larger screens.
  • Coordinate and attend key creative approval sessions such as final edit playbacks, color/sound correction reviews and legal clearance reviews.
  • Abides by EVC archive code of ethics.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned and required.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required.
  • Must be experienced with Adobe Creative Cloud, particularly Premiere Pro and After Effects, as well as Final Cut Pro.
  • Working knowledge of video content needs and technical requirements of both current and emerging digital platforms.
  • Shows close attention to detail, able to multitask and handle numerous changes under tight deadlines with excellent time management skills.
  • Strong editorial judgement, intellectually curious, well-read, and abreast of current events, politics, and popular culture.
  • Must believe in the power of stories to create social change; creates and sustains a race equity culture towards a more just and equitable world.

 

Benefits

This is a one year full time position, with the possibility of part time work thereafter. The position will be compensated at a full time rate with benefits in the range of $40,000 – $50,000 commensurate with experience, and will be supervised by EVC’s Archive Distribution Manager. This position is eligible for vacation, sick days, and organizational holidays with health and dental insurance, commuter benefits, and more.

This position is presently remote and could be in-office when it is safe to do so.

Candidates should submit digital demo reels or samples of their work that demonstrates strong artistic vision and technical acuity as it relates to storytelling, video sequencing, color correction, basic motion graphics and audio mixing.

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful cover letter detailing how your experiences match the responsibilities of the position to aqureshi@evc.org. Please include the title of the position in the subject line.