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Do you like documentary film? Interested in social change? Looking to inspire your peers and make ...

REACT to FILM Student Chapter Leader

December 6th, 2012

Do you like documentary film?

Interested in social change?

Looking to inspire your peers and make a difference?

The REACT to FILM College Action Network aims to expose, engage, and inspire young people around critical social issues. Launched in the fall of 2011, the College Action Network will grow to roughly 50 campuses nationwide this school year. At campuses where we already have a chapter running, we are accepting applications for students who would like to be co-leaders. For campuses where we do not yet have a chapter, you could spearhead one as a leader!

College Action Network Chapter Leaders are responsible for planning screening events featuring REACT to FILM’s social issue based documentaries 3 times per semester, or 6 times per academic school year.

In the 2011-2012 academic year, we screened Hell and Back Again, Miss Representation, The Last Mountain, Sing Your Song, The Tsunami and the Cherry Blossom, and Living for 32. The first screenings of the 2012-2013 school year were Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare, The Invisible War, and Electoral Dysfunction.

Each event aims to draw a large crowd, and uses an important social issue based documentary as the means for getting students to be more engaged in the issues facing themselves and others worldwide. Screenings are followed by a guest speaker or a panel discussion. REACT to FILM occasionally uses Livestream technology to connect multiple colleges in the network for interactive video Q&As with the film director or producer.

Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. To be considered for a role to start in the spring semester, please apply by Dec. 20, 2012.

Responsibilities Include

• Creating or mainting status as a recognized student-run organization

• Participation in webinars and/or leadership training conferences

• Receiving event approval from student government or appropriate entity

• Securing venues and screening times

• Building panels of experts on the issue highlighted in each documentary

• Actively promoting and attracting press coverage

• Drawing students from multi-disciplinary backgrounds

• Inviting professors and faculty members to attend

• Utilizing social media to create a buzz around the film

• Finding someone to take photos and video clips at the event

Qualifications

• Sophomore or higher

• Demonstrates strong communication skills

• Enthusiastic and motivated to excel and inspire others

• Socially aware & interested in social change

• Able to delegate responsibilities

• Willingness to commit a min. of 5 hrs. per wk; more around event dates

• Ideal candidate will be a leader for 2 semesters or longer

The Professional Level Skills Attained:

·Networking, outreach, and public relations

·Organizational strategies and techniques

·Oral and written communication

·Event planning and logistics

·Social media, webinar, and live stream experience

Compensation:

Possible to receive college credit.

Chapter leaders will receive a leadership certificate upon completion of their term.

Opportunity to receive a subsidized trip or full scholarship to NYC for REACT to FILM’s Annual Leadership Conference.

Successful leaders will also be offered letters of recommendation and networking opportunities in the career field of their choice.

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