Multi-Media Project Coordinator

Responsibilities:

Lead the successful development and implementation of PACT’s “Renters of Silicon Valley” multi-media project, including:

  1. Recruiting at least 25 college students to engage and interview at least 50 community members about their experiences with the housing crisis.

  2. Training students to conduct interviews and prepare people’s stories about housing struggles through written narratives, videos and photos.

  3. Curating “galleries” of stories to share the painful reality of the housing crisis through individual stories and the collection of experiences that create urgency and motivation for action and leadership for solutions.

  4. Coordinate the project to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Students will conduct at least 50 interviews to produce stories/profiles for the “Renters of Silicon Valley” multi-media project.

  • Create at least 2 “segments” of “Renters of Silicon Valley” to highlight the experiences of different groups of people within our diverse region.  (e.g. students, immigrant families, teachers, etc.)

  • Post and promote “Renters of Silicon Valley” on Instagram, Medium, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr and PACT’s website.

  • Track and analyze analytics to evaluate the social media impact and make improvements.

  • Share the stories from “Renters of Silicon Valley” through OpEds, news media articles, in testimony in public meeting, and with public officials to shape the public narrative and public policies.

  1. Coordinating with PACT’s Housing Team to share stories about housing struggles, inform people of their rights, and engage people in organizing for solutions to the housing crisis.  

This is a part-time position (approximately 10-15 hours/week).  Hours are somewhat flexible, but it is essential to be able to meet when student volunteers and other community members are available.  There may be opportunities for future full-time work and advancement within PACT.  Pay rate is dependent on experience, approximately $20/hour.

Qualifications:

  1. Experience creating and curating multi-media projects with video, photos, social media, etc.

  • Website design/interface experience, Wix/Squarespace preferred

  • Experience with Adobe Suite (particularly Premiere), and/or Final Cut Pro a plus

  1. Experience engaging and training community volunteers, especially college students and other millenials

  2. Experience coordinating projects with diverse team members

  3. Experience with and understanding of the housing crisis in Silicon Valley

  4. Commitment to economic and racial justice

  5. Strong interpersonal and relational skills and curiosity about people

  6. Ability to work well independently with limited direction as well as with teams

  7. Desire to learn and openness to challenge

  8. Spanish and/or Vietnamese proficiency a plus.

How to Apply:

Submit the following to christian@pactsj.org with the subject line: Application for Project Coordinator

  1. Resume

  2. Cover letter outlining your qualifications and interest in this position

  3. 1-3 examples of your multi-media projects

For more information, visit www.pactsj.org, https://www.facebook.com/PACTSJ/, https://www.youtube.com/user/pactsj   

PACT: People Acting in Community Together is a multiracial, multi-faith grassroots organization that empowers ordinary people to win extraordinary victories, not by speaking for them, but by teaching them how to build power and take action in the public arena for themselves.

As a member of the PICO National Network, PACT creates change on the local, state and national levels.  Our issues include immigration; affordable housing; police accountability and creating a true public safety and justice system; and closing the racial and economic achievement and opportunity gap in public education.

PACT has a diverse staff and large base of volunteer, grassroots community leaders and clergy/faith leaders in 30+ member congregations and schools across San Jose and Santa Clara County.  We are intentional about building a multicultural organization and putting race and faith at the center of our work.