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Current Postings

1) Education & Technology Leads

Roles and Responsibilities

The Education & Technology Workstream Leads are responsible for identifying and prioritizing what needs to be done for webinar development, production and other outgoing educational materials.  Individual functional leads may be brought into the Committee as required to focus on these topics under the supervision of the team leaders. 

The Education and/or Technology Leads drive the engagement, promotion and building blocks for strategies and educational materials of the DEFEND Committee as well as oversee the development and production of technology and/or social media messaging. This includes managing communications with Committee Members. These leaders are responsible for ensuring the core principles of DEFEND remain at the centre of educational and/or social media messaging.

 

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Research, develop and understand education and technology priorities for DEFEND.
  • Manage and develop strategic initiatives, educational materials, understand the technology landscape and ensure the organization remains a leading voice for protection of children & vulnerable people on social media.
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to capture and communicate powerful messages in line with education priorities.
  • Ensure social media and website content and educational statements are consistently of exceptional quality.
 
 

2) Research/Data Collection

Role and Responsibilities

The DEFEND Committee is currently collecting usable data from various sources including from groups/individuals who purportedly interact with online child predators. Our hope is that some of this data may become useful in the future of our work, including in educational seminars.

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

    • Watching videos and collecting other useful sources of data
    • Filling out predetermined forms
    • Reporting on findings
    • Communicating with Committee about issues
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3) Media creators

Role and Responsibilities

The DEFEND Committee is currently looking for creators of all kinds (musicians, voice over artists, visual artists, video creators, models, photographers, designers, etc) to partner and/or create content with. This may be ongoing or piecemeal. You may be inspired to create a message or piece of content from representations on our website or you may come up with unique messaging that may align with our values and goals. We are interested in creating for social media and beyond.

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours, ongoing per month or total (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

    • Working with our Leads in one of three areas: Advocacy, Education or Social Media
    • Completing specified creative tasks that may be helpful to yourself and to our mission
    • Create a piece or several works that fit within our ongoing long term Plan
    • Communicating with Committee about progress and needs
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4) Podcast Writers, Producers & Voice Actors

Role and Responsibilities

The DEFEND Committee is currently looking to create a custom podcast (on video and other mediums) to educate, advocate and protect children and vulnerable persons online. We are looking for people that are skilled in video and audio production to assist and produce an ongoing show that will be aimed primarily at parents and educators. The podcast is scripted and each episode will tell a different audio story about how a child or vulnerable person is at risk online. Voice actors are needed to playing various roles.

 

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week, ongoing (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

    • Development of weekly or bi-weekly ideas/concepts
    • Scheduling guests, working on scripts and production assistance
    • Voice talent should have experience, knowledge and passion for the subject matter. They will record parts remotely under direction of production team.
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5) Regional managers/point persons

Role and Responsibilities

The DEFEND Committee is looking for strong voices and leaders in regional areas across the globe! These managers will seek out and manage smaller teams who will be responsible for regional implementation of targeted protests, rallies or petitions. We are looking to create a strong network of people and parents who care deeply about the protection of children and vulnerable persons.

 

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week, ongoing (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

    • Interview and manage regional teams
    • Schedule point person meetings and
    • Report to DEFEND meetings and receive directions on goals/strategies

6) Volunteer Recruiter

Role Description

The DEFEND Committee is looking for a volunteer with experience in Recruitment or HR to help fill vacancies in the Committee membership/teams.  

This individual will manage the recruitment of individuals for various positions in the organization. The Volunteer Recruiter will communicate with DEFEND leadership on their current needs and adapt strategy as necessary. 

 

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week, ongoing (remote work)

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct initial interviews of applicants for DEFEND Committee roles;
  • Schedule meetings with select Committee members after screened candidates are interviewed to arrange additional interviews as required;
  • Report to DEFEND on issues or strategies regarding recruiting for specific roles;
  • Be a point person for applicants to DEFEND;
  • Assess methods to appeal to volunteers for key Committee positions
  • Analyze trends for volunteering, making recommendations to Committee Chair and President about optimal recruitment methods

7) Social Media Leads/Team Members

Role Description

DEFEND's Social Media Work Stream Leads (or team members) are responsible for prioritizing and drafting media messaging, creating a social media plan and working with the other DEFEND teams to develop long term social media success.  This may include some educational messaging, overall social media management and creation planning. 

The Social Media Team Leads (or support team members) will drive the engagement, promotion  and creation of DEFEND's online brand reputation and will effectively be the brains behind our visual or social media. 

TIME COMMITMENT: A few hours per week (remote work)

Key Responsibilities
-Research, develop and understand DEFEND's social media needs.
-Manage, create and develop strategic messages and plans around DEFEND's public messaging. 
-Work with other DEFEND teams and meet regularly (around your team's own schedule) to brainstorm and develop content in line with our mission
Educate. Advocate. Protect.