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Seeking Social Media/Public Relations Specialist for Victory Lap 5K

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BE GREAT FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

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We are currently seeking a Social Media Manager, Public Relations Specialist or Journalism student seeking real world experience to assist in spreading the word about Victory Lap 5K. We are seeking someone to perform the following duties.

  1. Implement a holistic social media strategy (develop campaign, schedule posts, interact with followers and target audience through liking, commenting, and DM'ing. Ultimately grow social media following and increase awareness of the event.
  2. Develop relationships with local publications and broadcast media outlets. Write/Submit press releases to local media outlets to generate interest in the virtual run and the event.
  3. Reach out via LinkedIn, Social Media, etc to recruit mentors and mentees for our mentorship platform The MENT Collaborative for minorities in STEM.
  4. Other creative ideas to generate awareness and participation in the Victory Lap 5K both virtually and for the in-person event on April 10th, 2020.


Victory Lap 5K Event Mission:

To increase the representation of minorities and individuals from low income families towards the development of and participation in engineering and technology based businesses and careers.

About Victory Lap 5K:

Black and Hispanic Americans, and people from other marginalized groups are twice as likely to be adversely impacted by the disruption of automation technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous devices, and the Internet of Things as counterparts of other races and cultures. Over 50% of all service based jobs are occupied by African Americans and, though they only comprise 13% of the population in the United States. This disparity presents a mounting concern in an already wide gap in income, wealth, and economic opportunity.

Be Great Foundation Inc. was created to address such economic and opportunity disparities by advocating for STEM education, entrepreneurship and equity for underrepresented and marginalized populations. Inspired by Nipsey Hussle, the purpose of the Victory Lap 5K is to raise funding to support students and entrepreneurs in our local community towards the progression and development of STEM careers in an effort to prepare individuals from underrepresented populations to secure the jobs of the future. Due to Covid-19, our original event has been postponed to the Spring of 2021. However, we will open up virtual run registration and participation on October 10th, and people will be able to register and run on a time and date of their choosing up until the date of the event.

Event Objectives:

Our event is a fundraiser, and we seek to achieve the following objectives through sponsorships and event proceeds.
  1. Raise funds to send (25) children from marginalized communities to virtual STEM camp to learn skills like coding, 3D Printing, Digital Animation, Game Development and more.
  2. Send (2) individuals ages 18-25 to Virtual Bootcamps to obtain certifications in high demand skills such as User Experience Design and Software Engineering. The targeted Bootcamps have guaranteed job placement and will allow graduates to obtain high demand employment opportunities upon requiring certification - while being debt free.
  3. Provide seed grant funding to (2) local entrepreneurs/tech founders from marginalized backgrounds to start or grown their technology based venture

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About BE GREAT FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

Location:

900 HOBBS RD APT 124, GREENSBORO, NC 27410, US

Mission Statement

We advocate for economic empowerment by educating, equipping, and exposing people from marginalized communities to the jobs and businesses of the future through STEM events and programming.

Description

Black and Hispanic Americans, and people form other marginalized groups are twice as likely to be adversely impacted by the disruption of automation technologies such as artificial intelligence, autonomous devices, and the Internet of Things as counterparts of other races and cultures. Over 50% of all service based jobs are occupied by African Americans, though they only comprise 13% of the population in the United States. This disparity presents a mounting concern in an already wide gap in income, wealth, and economic opportunity.

Be Great Foundation Inc., a North Carolina based non-profit organization, was created to address such economic and opportunity disparities by advocating for STEM education, entrepreneurship and equity for underrepresented populations. We offer workshops, trainings, and resources aimed at helping individuals from underrepresented populations gain exposure to the skills of the future, while equipping them to create businesses and seek careers which embrace engineering and technology based approaches and paradigms.

Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Public Relations
  • Recruiting
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Community Outreach

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • 10-20 hours per month.

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