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Volunteer Digitial Media Coordinator

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ORGANIZATION: AFRICAN AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

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About the position: As part of the AADA communication team, the Digital Media Coordinator will post to our social platforms daily, hosting and participating in tweet chats and other online events; moderate AADA online diabetes projects with member organizations, volunteers, advocates; use digital channels to create more visibility for the AADA brand, publications, and services; and engage our partners including funders, clients, community-based organizations, local health departments, and other government agencies.

This position, which will report to AADA’s senior management and board to develop a comprehensive communication and digital strategy, and will also contribute to the organization’s daily diabetes news monitoring, provide support for AADA through outreach to clients, and contribute to blogs, video, case studies, or other resources that showcase media advocacy lessons from real-community engagement campaigns.

About AADA: Our mission to ring the alarm about the diabetes epidemic and educate African Americans and the general public about diabetes. We work to assist those impacted to manage and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes). AADA is passionate, serious, and committed to diabetes prevention and educational programs that work to end health disparities. We advocate for African Americans affected by diabetic conditions and empower African Americans to maximize their quality of life and raise public consciousness. Blacks are more frequently diagnosed with diabetes, have less access to consistent and comprehensive care, worse disease control, and suffer from higher rates of complications and hospitalizations.

AADA is committed to improving diabetes health care disparities by building individuals and community based organizations (CBO's) capacity to make the case for policies that move us closer to racial and health equity. We do this through research, training, and journalist education: We study how public health issues are portrayed in the news; teach CBO's how to engage the news media strategically to advance healthy public policies related to African Americans with diabetes; and create recommendations to help reporters more thoroughly and accurately cover a range of public health and social justice issues, related to diabetes.

Pay: As stated previously, This position is time-limited for one year, with possibility to extend to full-time position. The typical hiring range for this position is $50,000 to $70,000 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary will be determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and successful work with the AADA.

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About AFRICAN AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

Location:

PO BOX 1724, BELTSVILLE, MD 20704, US

Mission Statement

The African American Diabetes Association (AADA) is a national tax-exempt 501c3 nonprofit organization that seeks to educate African Americans and the general public about diabetes. We work to assist those impacted to manage and prevent diabetes (including type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and pre-diabetes). AADA is passionate, serious, and committed to diabetes prevention and educational programs that work to end health disparities. We advocate for African Americans affected by diabetic conditions and empower African Americans to maximize their quality of life and raise public consciousness while advancing the search for a universal cure.

Description

AADA believes that high quality diabetes care and education should be available to every individual, in all communities. Unfortunately, individuals from some racial and ethnic groups are at a higher risk for diabetes and the complications of diabetes. We’ve seen the impact of those systemic social and health inequities with COVID-19 across our country, and we see them every day with prediabetes and diabetes in our own communities. To improve health outcomes for people with prediabetes, diabetes and cardiometabolic diseases the AADA is working in partnership with community stakeholders to prevent or delay more cases of type 2 diabetes. AADA believes that we can address these health inequities.

The AADA believes that as Americans we must work to address the disproportional burden of disease health inequities place on communities of color. As a new and emerging national organization, AADA is developing building a national outreach and education strategy to address the challenges of diabetes in the African American community that will ensure optimal health and quality of life a reality for African American (Black) communities throughout our country.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Race & Ethnicity
Community, Health & Medicine, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

Mon Sep 05, 2022 - Sun Dec 04, 2022

WHERE

This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.

SKILLS

  • Web Design
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Graphic Design
  • Google Apps
  • Internet Research

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • We are looking for a volunteer who can spend at least 10 hours per week increasing our social media footprint.
  • Experience working with social media and website content and management.

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