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The Soul Box Project is excited about expanding our tiny but terrific team! We are a close-knit, supportive organization that relies on creative and considerate collaboration.

We are seeking to fill part-time Administrative Assistant & Social Media Lead positions. Ideally, this could be one position at a combined pay rate. However, applications for one or the other will be given equal consideration.

The Soul Box Project is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. Gun Violence Survivors are encouraged to apply.

OVERVIEW : ART REVEALING THE GUNFIRE EPIDEMIC
The Soul Box Project raises awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by exhibiting thousands of hand-folded origami Soul Boxes representing victims. We are an arts-based nonprofit influencing the decisions of individuals and policymakers with a visually stunning call-to-action unlike any other gun violence prevention organization. Our mission is to raise awareness of the U.S. gunfire epidemic by counting and honoring victims with memorial exhibits, offer healing participation to those seeking solace, and provide dramatic visual support for all initiatives working for a safer, more civil society.

Learn more at SoulBoxProject.org.

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Administrative Assistant

Up to 20 hrs/wk (flexible schedule); $20/hr
Local applicants only. You will primarily work from your own space via Zoom, but may also attend in-person meetings and attend to tasks usually in the S.W. Portland/Multnomah Village area.

We’re seeking someone to work with the Founder/Executive Director and in collaboration with the Soul Box Project organization. We need a fast learner who can maintain current administrative systems and make suggestions for new processes where needed.

You’ll be the information nexus of our organization, supporting day-to-day operations, making sure the team gets the updates they need as projects and priorities shift. You’ll be relied upon to answer inquiries and interact with participants, volunteers and donors. You’ll be one of the organization’s main points-of-contact, the note-taker, document-filer, and task-master supreme.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Keep Executive Director on track with daily check-in
Provide reliable administrative and time/calendar management for the team
Respond to incoming mail, emails and phone messages as needed.
Deposit checks and maintain records of donations, pay bills and process payroll.
Assist in the creation of email newsletters
Provide event and exhibition support as needed.
Be the liaison for volunteers.

REQUIREMENTS
Detail-oriented with strong organizational and internal communication skills.
Be willing to adjust timelines and problem-solve with us as needed
Experience using Zoom, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Sheets and Google Photos, Slack, Asana, Mailchimp, etc.
Accurate keyboarding and proofreading skills.
Technical knowledge of smart phones, computers (PC and MAC) and AV presentations, with ability to troubleshoot problems.
Reliable personal transportation for various regular local errands.
Reliable computer and internet access.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience working or volunteering for a nonprofit organization.
Familiarity or willingness to learn online platforms such as Qgiv, SignUp Genius, Doodle, etc.
Familiarity with art+activism and/or the gun violence prevention movement


Social Media Lead

Up to 20 hrs/wk (flexible schedule); $25/hr
You will primarily work from your own space with Zoom meetings. Local residents preferred but not required.

We’re looking for someone who enjoys posting on social media and coming up with ideas for content, and is engaged and interested in the U.S. gunfire epidemic.

You’ll take the lead on managing our social media channels, from overall strategy to content creation to actual posting.

You’ll be working part-time with our small team of creative people who love our Project but don’t love curating a social media feed. If you looked at our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages and saw things you think we could do better: great, let’s talk!

RESPONSIBILITIES
Working closely with the Founder/Executive Director and in collaboration with the Soul Box team, the Social Media Lead will:

Develop and execute our social media strategy.
Refine and optimize our social media presence (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc? ) to increase visibility.
Generate, edit, publish and share content (text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages readers to take action.
Attract and invite new members to our virtual communities.
Interact daily with all social media interactions.
Develop and implement a posting schedule and editorial calendar.
Strive to improve outreach by capturing and analyzing social data/metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information.

REQUIREMENTS
Excellent communication, writing, and editing skills (photo/video/content).
Understanding of basic design and photo editing.
Experience using Zoom, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Google Photos.
Paid or volunteer social networking experience.
A solid understanding of how each social media platform works, and how to optimize engaging content.
Experience with social analytics tools.
Reliable computer and internet access.

PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
Experience working or volunteering for a nonprofit organization.
Experience with or willingness to learn online tools such as Canva, Loomley, and Slack.
Familiarity with art+activism and/or the gun violence prevention movement.


Combined Role:
Administrative Assistant + Social Media Lead

Up to 35 hrs/wk (flexible schedule); $23/hr
If you have the skills, interest, and availability to cover both Administrative and Social Media roles, please let us know!

To apply for any of these positions, please submit your cover letter and resume to info@soulboxproject.org.
We look forward to hearing from you.

~The Soul Box Project Team.

Philosophy of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

In our Soul Box Project exhibits, we represent and honor people killed or injured in the U.S. by gunfire–including those of every race, cultural background, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious or political affiliation, and circumstance of shooting.

  • We strengthen our organization by cultivating that same diversity of representation in our operations by:
    Embracing and promoting a culture that values each person working for and with The Soul Box Project.
  • Learning from and listening to the voices of those people most affected by gunfire–victims, their families, and loved ones–recognizing that each person’s grief and experience is unique.
  • Actively reaching out to and engaging communities affected by gun violence, which are disproportionately people of color.
  • Building alliances with initiatives working for a safer, more civil society, regardless of cultural background or religious or political affiliation, by offering dramatic visual support.

The Soul Box Project began as the vision of one artist. Throughout its evolution, the organization has grown to encompass many voices. We are addressing a complicated issue. We strive to be sensitive and grow from our missteps. We recognize we can only be effective in our mission by embracing the systemic and structural changes this country so desperately needs.