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ROOTS & WINGS FOUNDATION A NEW JERSEY NON PROFIT CORPORATION

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Roots and Wings is a small non-profit with 7 staff members, providing 30+ young people with housing and social services in both Union and Morris Counties. We are a small yet fun team that loves what we do and would appreciate some additional help reaching more supporters!

We are seeking 1 - 2 volunteers to work with our Admin team to help us build our Social Media and Marketing Presence. We are seeking individuals with mid-level experience in marketing and social media platforms including: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hootsuite, etc. If you have experience building and designing websites that would be a huge help too!

We are seeking support in the following areas:

1) Creating and identifying content that is relevant to the population that we serve which is aged-out foster youth.
2) Entering content into the various platforms and scheduling it to run based on our social media calendar
3) Market Research
4) Helping us to plan fundraising events and market them on social media and our website.
5) Website development / design if possible

If you're interested in learning more you can reach out directly to our Executive Director - Shaun Adams at Shaun.Adams@rootsandwingsnj.org

The work would be virtual and the hours would be based around your schedule.

Thank you,
Shaun



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Location:

75 BLOOMFIELD AVE STE 303, DENVILLE, NJ 07834, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Roots and Wings is to provide motivated young adults who age out of the foster care system of New Jersey with safe housing, education, counseling, and life skills in order to empower them towards self-sufficiency.

Description

Remember turning 18? Maybe heading off to college or starting a new job? Now imagine attempting these milestones without the support of your family -- without parents to encourage, guide, and come home to. This is the reality for 600 - 800 young adults in New Jersey exiting foster care every single year. They struggle to navigate alone in a world in which they are ill-equipped to thrive. Study after study shows these young adults are at extremely high risk for unemployment, poor educational outcomes, early parenthood, increased rates of incarceration and homelessness. Only 27% of aged out foster youth either complete high school or obtain a GED and only 6% graduate from college.

Many of the young people that we serve have lived in over 15 foster homes within the first 18 years of their lives. Several have lived in more than 20 foster homes, that is more than one foster home per year! That is just not acceptable to us. Roots and Wings is an organization that provides safe and stable housing, so that our clients can begin to heal from years of trauma, begin to figure out who they are, and take the next steps in becoming truly self-sufficient.

You can make a difference with us! Our model works -- we have the outcomes to prove it -- and we couldn't do it without volunteers. Please consider applying to join our amazing board and collaborate with a strong, dynamic group of staff members completely dedicated to helping our clients achieve their goals!

Computers & Technology
Homeless & Housing
Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Web Design
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Graphic Design
  • Social Media / Blogging

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are seeking individuals skilled in social media and marketing with a heart for our cause. Hours are flexible and work is remote.

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