KYIX Team Building

Know Your IX is building its team! We’re looking for anti-violence activists to take on one of a number of roles to keep the campaign strong and sustainable. To fill these roles we’re looking for survivors and activists excited to help run this four-month-old campaign to empower students to end sexual and gender-based violence, abuse, and harassment on their campuses.

KYIX is not a registered non-profit, and we do not have a full-time staff: right now we have a very small team working behind the scenes to maintain the campaign after classes and work. Because we have such a bare-bones infrastructure, and because everyone working on KYIX has other full-time commitments, we’re looking for self-motivated activists with the time and commitment to meet deadlines, finish projects, and hold themselves accountable to their team. Please, please only apply if you know you’ll be able to do the job. If you don’t think you have the time available, there are many other ways you can contribute to the campaign on your own schedule.

To apply, please fill out the form below. Our main criteria are free time, enthusiasm, and some relevant experience, so don’t stress about perfect answers! We particularly encourage people from historically marginalized groups, including but not limited to people with disabilities, people of color, trans people, queer people, first- or second-generation immigrants (including undocumented people), and people from low income families. We also encourage students from types of schools often overlooked in discussions of campus violence, and survivors of forms of sexual and gender-based violence commonly ignored by anti-violence efforts (relationship abuse, same-sex violence, etc.) to apply. KYIX is a student-driven campaign, so we will prioritize applications from those currently or recently enrolled as students and those directly impacted by campus violence. The KYIX budget is unfortunately too small to pay any organizers. We’ve broken up the roles to small enough commitments to enable, we hope, students to hold other jobs simultaneously. If KYIX’s inability to pay would preclude your involvement, email us at knowyourIX@gmail.com

We will start reading your statements on a rolling basis starting December 20, so encourage you to apply soon!

OPEN POSITIONS:

Social media manager
Commitment: 2-3 hours a week
Job: You’re in charge of our online presence! You’ll schedule Facebook and Twitter posts and respond/retweet other people’s posts.
Skills: Enthusiastic previous use of Twitter and Facebook, an awareness of the functions and politics of the feminist internet, interest in staying up to date with relevant news, ability to be near a computer often. (For this position, please include your twitter handle and three sample tweets in the “Anything else we should know?” box below.)

Organizational outreach
Commitment: 3-4 hours a week
Job: Communicate with other organizations -- those that contact us and those that we think would be good to talk with -- to see how we can work together to amplify our efforts.
Skills: Gregarious and easygoing, punctual responding to emails and skills, familiarity with anti-violence non-profit landscape

Online ad manager
Commitment: 2-3 hours a week
Job: Some of our most successful “ads” (notices of Title IX rights) have been placed online! You’ll work with our newspaper ad manager to strategize and place ads on Facebook and potentially other social media platforms.
Skills: General comfort with online interfaces, responsiveness to emails and calls, experience working on a small budget :(

Task manager
Commitment: 2-3 hours a week
Job: Your job is to keep us all on track! You’ll maintain the KYIX internal calendar and hold people to deadlines.
Skills: Punctuality and strong organizational skills, management experience, comfort to hold people accountable with a smile

Website caretaker
Commitment: 2-3 hours a week
Job: Keep the website looking beautiful! This will mean cleaning up/reformatting our existing site, checking up on any new problems that arise, and working with our designers to add new, beautiful features.
Skills: Comfort working with Wordpress, some design (particularly web design) knowledge

Activist profile writer
Commitment: 2-3 hours a week
Job: You’ll write up two profiles of awesome anti-violence student activists each month. The format is up to you, and the piece can be a simple Q&A, but you’ll need to schedule an interview with the students
Skills: Previous experience writing and/or editing for a publication (school publication is fine!), responsiveness to emails and calls, punctual

Case study editor
Commitment: 3-4 hours a week
Job: You’ll recruit student organizers to write up case studies of their campus activism, both through student networks and social media, and edit these for the website (for some samples, see http://knowyourix.org/activism/campus-activism-case-studies/)
Skills: Previous experience editing for a publication (school publication is fine!), responsiveness to emails and calls, punctual, knowledge of campus activism across the country

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