My Dog Is My Home is seeking a Storytelling Coordinator to join our 100% volunteer staff. As storytelling is essential to MDIMH, the storytelling will develop concepts and work plans for My Dog Is My Home’s storytelling programming including developing films for MDIMH clients upon requests and working with the members of the Co-Sheltering Collaborative to create individual mini-docs about their programming. In collaboration with the My Dog is My Home’s Executive Director, Communications Coordinator and the Co-Sheltering Collaborative, the volunteer’s duties will include: identifying potential video interviewees, interviewing clients, coordinating film shoots; developing story scripts, transcribing interviews, filming and editing video or locating a free/low-cost videographer and film editor.
This position is great for someone who has a passion for social justice; loves creative problem solving; and cares about animal welfare, social issues related to people, and the human-animal bond. The ideal candidate is someone who is interested in a long-term (at least one year) commitment with My Dog is My Home and can contribute about 5-10 hours per week.
You are a highly motivated, creative individual with experience and a passion for connecting with people and empowering them to tell their stories. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent research, planning and people management skills and are able to express the organization’s views positively and creatively. You’re a passionate storyteller and you understand the importance of storytelling to create change and promote the organization.
Location: New York, Los Angeles, or Remote
Reports to: Executive Director
Take on a wide array of projects based on your interests and abilities and MDIMH’s needs. Sample projects/tasks include -
Creating one five minute video for each of the Co-Sheltering Collaborative members (total of 5 - 10 videos)
Creating an "about us" MDIMH video
Identifying opportunities for MDIMH to engage in film, photo, or written storytelling
Creating a plan for MDIMH to build out their storytelling programming
Maintaining a MDIMH photo and story library
Familiarity with impactful storytelling
Experience with filming, video editing, and film interviewing
Ability to work with others
Compassion, empathy, and dedication to social justice
Experience or interest in animal welfare
A great sense of humor!
Love of continuous learning
Clear and timely communication skills
Preferred, but not necessary
Experience in working with people experiencing homelessness
Familiarity with homeless service systems
Experience working with animals or animal welfare organizations
How to Apply
Please send your resume with a statement of interest in the body of the email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.
Our Hiring Process & Timeline
We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.
If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.
We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.
Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.