Fields: education, international development, youth, marketing, Africa
Location: Bay Area, California
About the Organization: The African Library Project (ALP) changes lives book by book by starting libraries in rural Africa. Our grassroots approach mobilizes U.S. volunteers, young and old, to organize book drives and ship books to partner libraries in Africa. Our method makes a concrete and personal difference for children and adults on both continents. We work with our African partners to create small sustainable libraries in Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Sierra Leone and Swaziland. Our model provides many benefits for the U.S. as well including greater knowledge of Africa, leadership opportunities for youth, and recycling of books. We have helped develop over 2500 libraries in 12 African countries and are looking to double the number of libraries we provide annually by 2020!
About the Position: The African Library Project has been awarded a 3-year grant to launch its Youth Engagement Program. To help implement a high-quality youth engagement and leadership program, ALP will hire part-time interns who will be supervised by the Business & Community Development Manager. They will: Assist with strategic outreach to youth (ages 5-25) in the U.S. and Canada so as to increase their engagement as Book Drive Organizers (BDOs) and ALP Youth Ambassadors as well as help develop brand and outreach materials including print materials, toolkits, and promotional items that attract and target youth – i.e., make it cool.
20 hours per week (Nov – May 2019); We prefer interns who can commit to both semesters. This is a remote position. Regular team meetings will take place at Port Workspaces (BART accessible) and remotely via Zoom/Skype teleconference. Schedule: Flexible during the school year, Full-time during summer.
- The Youth Outreach Intern will:
- Assist the implementation of the Youth Ambassador Program including helping to train and support youth leaders throughout the 8-month leadership program
- Help develop, track, and strengthen relationships with college consortiums, school districts and youth community service groups […]
- The Marketing & Administrative Support Intern will:
- Co-lead content creation including writing, editing, updating, and using project management tools for social media, website, and email marketing
- Help manage our social media platforms with a goal of enhanced growth and engagement; Track and report on social media, website, email, and Google AdWords analytics
- Manage database and data entry in CRM
- Assist with research of best youth engagement strategies and help conduct youth focus groups
- Conduct market research to identify new target markets for additional youth BDOs to help achieve ALP’s growth targets
- Strong interest in literacy, education, youth engagement, and/or development work in Africa
- Experience or strong interest in working with non-profit organizations
- People-oriented person who is comfortable speaking in front of diverse audiences
- Can work independently and is a creative problem solver. Ability to coordinate multiple projects, organize priorities, and manage a flexible schedule. Ability to work independently and complete tasks with minimal supervision and work collaboratively as a team member. Prior experience working remotely preferred
- Ability to offer creative solutions for consideration and the ability to think critically about issues and challenge old ideas
- Experience creating visual and written materials or presentations
- Experience with graphic design, strongly preferred
- Remote position but applicant must be available to attend regular meetings in rotating locations in the SF Bay Area; Must have access to a car
- Must be currently enrolled in an accredited undergraduate or graduate program or have a Bachelor’s degree.
Estimated Salary: $15/hour
Deadline: November 13, 2018 5:00 PM
African Library Project