The exchanges will culminate with a City Council forum that is planned by a team of the journalists and community advocates involved in the exchange and organized around the issues discussed in the previous dialogues. The project aims to: 1. Create a consistent exchange between community advocates and journalists 2. Follow-up these exchanges with reporting and editorial writing on pressing issues from diverse perspectives. 3. Develop relationships and a network that bridges the divide between community advocates and journalists and 4. Begin to develop best practices for long-term engagement between these two communities for Philadelphia and beyond.
The CJE plans on holding 3-4 forums in addition to the main forum, and possible topics include:1. Public education 2. Housing 3. Poverty/work 4. Criminal justice 5. Climate change & environmental justice 6. Health and harm reduction
We are looking for a project assistant who will work with MIC and MMP (based at MMP) to work across all organizational aspects of this project, including:
- Helping to conceptualize the forums and conduct outreach among community advocacy groups- Collaborating on the forum agendas with various stakeholders- Outreach and liaising with local journalists - Establish social media and web presence for events- Outreach, marketing, and promotion (both digital promo and using other analog methods) of the events themselves; handling rsvps- Assistance with event planning, with any set-up/take-down, catering orders, and attendance at the events- Helping to administer post-event questionnaires in furtherance of the project’s internal evaluation
Qualifications:- Strong event planning experience- Strong attention to details, highly organized- Good oral and writing skills, Microsoft office literate - Able to establish relationships and partnerships, good networking ability - Relationships with community groups working in the forum topics a plus - Nimble, creative, problem solver, ability to think on feet and come up with ad-hoc solutions - Familiarity with the possible forum topics - Ability to conduct outreach and recruitment to drive up attendance at forums
Term: Mid-February to Mid-May (approximately 3 months), 15-25 hours a week, $20/hr. ContractedPlease apply by Feb 1st, 2019