The Social Media Volunteer is responsible for contributing to the development of Dance for All Bodies’s media presence. Depending on your preference on which social media pages you would like to be responsible for, you might be responsible for engaging with other relevant social media posts (liking, commenting, etc.), creating posts, setting up event pages for our classes on Facebook and/or establishing our Twitter account.
We encourage individuals with disabilities to apply for this position.
The main duty of the social media volunteer is to help DfAB expand its impact by:
Maintaining social media presence on Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter through consistent posts, responding to direct messages, engaging (liking, commenting, sharing stories) with other online groups, and promotional strategies.
Creating and posting within a time-sensitive framework:
Posting on Dance for All Bodies’s Instagram, Facebook and/or Twitter account. (daily or every other day)
Editing videos from classes and creating new content.
Spending at least 20 minutes per day (or per weekday) directly engaging with other online accounts on Instagram and Facebook. This means liking posts, liking comments, commenting on posts, and sharing content from fellow orgs on our stories.
Following relevant accounts on the social media accounts and coming up with new strategies to engage with our audiences.
Help shape the company's brand voice on social media
Post on Twitter; find and research content (photos, videos) and articles to share.
Post on other community groups that include our target audience.
Find new ways to engage with underserved communities, low-income communities who might not be using social media.
Relationship building and engagement pipeline:
Drive the development and maintenance of long-term relationships with influencers, journalists, and experts in fields that align with the interests of Dance for All Bodies.
Schedule social media updates and regularly monitor social media platforms, responding to mentions, comments, and direct inquiries. Engaging with other groups and their platforms.
Grow and manage company's engagement pipeline:
Identify relevant industries, competitors, non-profits or groups to target for relationship-building efforts
Research, identify and interact with individuals whose missions align with that of DfAB.
Perform any necessary social actions (following individuals on Facebook, subscribing to their blog, inviting people to like our Facebook page if they reacted to a Facebook ad etc.)
Personal or professional experience working with people with disabilities preferred.
Previous experience working for a non-profit or grassroots organization is preferred.
Previous experience in social media management is preferred.
Must be committed to DfAB’s mission to change the face of dance through accessible dance classes.
Disciplined in working independently and remotely; not afraid to ask questions or admit when you don’t know something.
Collaborative mindset ; eager to be part of a team and contribute.
Self-motivated and shows stamina in the face of obstacles.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Previous experience using Google Drive.
All work can be done remotely. We will also meet virtually through Zoom once a week.
Expected Hours of Work:
While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit at least 5 hours to DfAB every week. You might be expected to commit more than that during the weeks that we host classes, as you will be expected to attend the classes. If you plan to travel or take a break, let us know in advance.
Preferred Education and Experience:
At DfAB we believe that experience comes in many different forms. We want to prioritize those who demonstrate a strong commitment to our mission and are therefore willing to commit a great amount of time, thought, and effort into this cause. If you have previous experience in this field, we would love to learn more about your experiences through any previous work, a portfolio, or other examples. If not, don’t worry, we would still love to see how you can help us!
Send your resume and one short paragraph to firstname.lastname@example.org "Social Media Volunteer" in the subject heading.
Answer these questions in your application:
Why does making dance accessible to people with physical disabilities matter to you?
Tell us about a time when you approached a problem in a creative and unique way (does not have to be in the professional setting).
The mission of Dance for All Bodies (DfAB) is to dismantle the notion that dance is only for a certain kind of body and to spread the joy of dance to all bodies. To achieve this mission, DfAB organizes low cost dance classes, where dance moves are instructed to be modified by the dancer to fit their body. Our dance classes are designed for people with disabilities.
The inspiration behind DfAB came from a one time adaptive dance class Yagmur, one of the co-founders, organized for an amputee support group as a volunteer at San Francisco General Hospital. Yagmur left this class in August 2018 feeling a beautiful spark in her heart. Participants left the event asking when the next dance class would be and thus, Yagmur hatched a plan to satisfy this demand. She quickly realized that she needed an accomplice who shared her desire to make dance a more inclusive art form. This brought Tess, a close friend who is also a dancer, into the project.
After some research, they learned that there were no organizations that focus on organizing adaptive dance classes in the Bay Area. As two able-bodied dancers who have the privilege of extensive dance training, they decided to make what was available to them available to people with differently abled bodies too. Thus, to make high quality, adaptive dance classes a reality they started working with experienced dance teachers with physical disabilities or who have worked in such spaces, making the dance class a positive and encouraging environment. Since August 2018, they have organized more than 15 dance classes and impacted more than 50 individuals thanks to funding from ZSFGH and Big Ideas. Currently they organize most of their dance classes in Berkeley and San Francisco. You can help DfAB expand its services to new locations and impact more lives by donating today!
Arts & Culture
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
November 30, 2020
Marketing Strategy & Planning
Brand Development & Messaging
Social Media / Blogging
Content Management Systems
While there is room for flexibility in regards to hours, you will be expected to commit around 5 hours to DfAB every week.