Serve Your City is recruiting a Project Manager for our grassroots political education program. The DC 101 program is a monthly political education series hosted by Serve Your City. Each month, we explore topics that shape the lives of Washingtonians, like housing, education, and public safety. We examine each issue in historical context to see how the past shapes the present, and invite speakers with decades of lived experience to discuss current events. Each course features calls to action in support of current struggles for racial and material justice.
Partner Organization: Serve Your City
We are guided by the principle of “Solidarity, not Charity.” We, the community, keep us safe for our common survival and well-being and share a common responsibility.
For more than a decade, Serve Your City has provided life-changing experiences and opportunities for at-risk DC students, giving Black and Brown children access to rowing, swimming, yoga, tennis, tutoring, and inspiring experiences often not readily available to children from under-resourced families.
SYC is the lead partner in Ward 6 Mutual Aid, a partnership of more than three dozen organizations—many of them hyper-local, Black- or Brown-led groups—that came together to share resources and save lives after the COVID-19 pandemic struck the District in March 2020.
- Manage the process & timeline
- Schedule monthly kick off meeting
- Add event to shared W6MA calendar
- Send email invitations to speakers
- Confirm speakers (coordinate follow up as needed)
- Create webinar link for the event and share with Comms Team
- Solicit social medial blurb and share with Comms Team
- Schedule the dry run
- Develop ways to make presentation interactive (e.g., Poll Everywhere)
- Confirm & schedule speakers for We Act Radio
- Assign and manage the following Day Of roles:
- Start Zoom & Facebook Live streams
- Share screen and manage slides
- Manage chat on zoom (& Poll Everywhere)
- Manage chat on FB live
Ideal candidates are self-motivated, organized, and committed to achieving justice for Black and Brown people in DC. This is an opportunity to help build something new and manage a project over the course of a year. The position is well-supported by an experienced team members and as such offers opportunities for mentorship and professional development.
General Student Expectations
This internship opportunity is for students intending to enroll in the Community Engagement section of BADM 4001, Fall 2021. See Course Page for more information.
The Fall 2021 semester runs from August 30-December 11th, allowing 15 weeks for service toward project goals. Allowing for on-boarding time, students serving five hours per week will meet the 70-hours of service expected for the course. Orientation, training, and work toward project goals whether completed on or off-site all contribute toward this requirement. Time spent traveling to/from site or completing course reflection assignments does not.