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In Her Shoes Foundation

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In Her Shoes Foundation

NEWSLETTER EDITOR

VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTION

In Her Shoes Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. Our vision is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. Our mission is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: Positive Influences, Learning Opportunities, Community Partnerships and Leadership Development. In Her Shoes Foundation’s core values form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: Accountable, Empathetic, Intentional, Authentic and Inclusive.

Reporting to: Marketing Committee and Executive Director

SKILLS REQUIRED: 1. Have knowledge and use of personal computer skills 2. Type (word processing) 3. Edit 4. Create artistic ideas in layout and design within professional limits 5. Utilize Microsoft Office software, Printshop, and adobe Acrobat, etc.

TOOLS REQUIRED: 1. Personal Computer 2. Color Printer 3. Email address and access 4. Scanner 5. Fax machine 6. Microsoft Office 7. Be familiar with MAILCHIMP

COMMITMENT: At minimal volunteer 3-5 per week for at least one year.

RELATIONSHIPS: 1. Work with all leaders from various committee teams 2. Work with Board of Directors 3. Work with the Executive Director and CMO in coordinating the final production of the newsletter 4. Work with the Executive/ Marketing Committee in the editing of the newsletter 5. Work with the marketing agency to coordinate advertisements. 6. Work with the Executive Committee as to the tenor, nature and content of each issue.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Solicit information and materials from the members and related professions. 2. Produce a camera-ready copy of the newsletter to the CMO/ Executive Director by designated deadline. 3. Coordinate the publishing and mailing of the newsletter with the Executive Director. 4. Publish a minimum 4-6 newsletters per year.

VOLUNTEER DESCRIPTION: 1. Collect information to be included in the newsletter from the appropriate sources. Submitted information by contributors should be in the final format so that little editing is required of the editor. Editor should not rewrite articles without the approval of the author. 2. The format of the newsletter should be in a conservative professional style approved by the Executive/ Marketing Committee which should be used as a final editing source. 3. Take the final newsletter master to the Executive Director to be reproduced a mailed. 4. Prepare advertising copy by working with the marketing company. Generally all advertising is camera ready 10. Be aware of and avoid any possibility of copyright infringement. 11. Adhere to deadlines for the newsletter. 12. Create a calendar of when to collect info and when to send out. 13. Using computer software, desktop publishers format and combine text, numerical data, photographs, charts, and other visual graphic elements the editor will produce publication-ready material. 14. Depending on the nature of a particular newsletter, the newsletter editor may write and edit text, create graphics to accompany text, convert photographs and drawings into digital images and then manipulate those images, design page layouts, create proposals.

Suggested Articles for the newsletter may include:

  1. All meeting, programs, seminar information. 2. Executive board information 3. Membership information 4. Local upcoming events 5. Appropriate coupons 6. Treasurer’s report 7. Easy to read calendar 8. Advertisements 9. Workshop information 10. General information about the date, time and location of meetings, officers, publications schedule, advertising rates and mission statement 11. Book, website, convention, lesson plan review 12. Member profile

EVALUATION: The Executive/ Marketing Committee will evaluate the Newsletter Editor on an annual basis using the "responsibilities" and "job description" criteria. The Executive Director, as a representative of the Executive Committee, will share both behaviors that are strong and those needing improvement. This assessment will be in writing and in person if thought necessary by the Newsletter Editor or Executive Committee.

How to Apply

In Her Shoes Foundation is run entirely by volunteers. If you have the passion for this program and a mission driven mind-set, please submit a personalized cover letter on why you connect with our mission, vision and core values and a CV/ resume to inhershoesfoundation@gmail.com and cc: hrdirector.ihsf@gmail.com

***Only those whose applications are being considered will be contacted.

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About In Her Shoes Foundation

Location:

155 N MICHIGAN AVE STE 9012, CHICAGO, IL 60601, US

Mission Statement

In Her Shoes Foundation (IHSF) is a 501(c)3 organization that is dedicated to making a positive impact on society by empowering women and girls. OUR VISION is to empower and inspire every woman and girl to be her personal best. OUR MISSION is to embrace the potential of all women and girls by providing: • Positive Influences • Learning Opportunities • Community Partnerships • Leadership Development OUR CORE VALUES form the foundation of how we conduct ourselves as an organization. These are also the qualities we value and encourage in our members and volunteers. We are: • Accountable • Empathetic • Intentional • Authentic • Inclusive

Description

A NOTE FROM OUR FOUNDER
In Her Shoes Foundation has over 60 committee volunteers who run this organization on a daily basis, in addition to working their full-time jobs and fulfilling their everyday obligations as parents, spouses, siblings, daughters - or sons and friends. When I founded this foundation in 2008 we originally called it The Positive Girls Club. It was envisioned as an organization that would support women of all ages who were determined to make positive changes in their lives. I started hosting monthly professional development workshops to inspire, connect, educate, and support the women in our community. Today, over 10 years later, we’re now known as In Her Shoes Foundation, and our flagship program, Ready Set Girls Academy, is exceeding our goals year over year for reaching young women preventatively. This curriculum-based program is run by our volunteer group mentors and is being delivered within public and private high schools. In addition we partnered with multiple community organization who support our initiative.

Today, we are achieving our vision of empowering and inspiring every woman and girl to be her personal best. We currently have three programs and hope to expand in the next couple of years. Please learn more about the Professional Development Program and the Giving Back Program via www.inhershoesfoundation.org

Thank you for attending and supporting our events.
Kasia Wereszczynska, MA, LCPC, RYT.

Children & Youth
Community
Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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