Informational Interview Organizer Job Description Job Title: Informational Interview Organizer Department: Passion Impact Work-Study Staff Supported by: Executive Director and the High School Program Coordinator Hired by: Executive Director Purpose: To support in operational functions of the Informational Interviews hosted by high school students Location: Remote Time: 10-20 hours per week depending on money allotted as a work-study student Hourly Rate: $13.50 Start Date:October 6, 2020 Minimum Class Credit: 6 hours
Background of Informational Interviews In introducing tele-programs when COVID-19 hit in March 2020, Informational Interviews were produced to provide a career focus for students who were struggling to engage in school. Between April and June, 30 professionals spanning 18 professions interviewed with over 30 unique students from six high schools and colleges across Oregon. Students promoted the events, prepared for the interviews, and hosted them in intimate audiences over Zoom. Over 1500 teachers from Northwest OR and Southwest WA were contacted to inform them of the programming as well as invite their students to partake in a Student Career Survey. June’s Informational Interviews were researched and conducted based on this information and we have since paused the work to plan the next steps of the program.
Description Moving forward, the Informational Interview Organizer will support the operational and communicative logistics of the Informational Interview students. They will be supported by the Executive Director and managed by the High School Program Coordinator as they support in facilitating the communication with students, teachers, and parents, the research of professionals, and the operational logistics of producing succinct informational interviews. The back-end process will require communication and delegation of tasks to multiple internal partners, including, but not limited to: Volunteer Event Program Student Leaders, The High School Program Coordinator, The Communication Organizer, The Executive Director, The DEI Committee, teachers and more. In continuing to develop this program, we will be strengthening our relationships with teachers of videography, art, world languages, and more in an effort to provide projects for students to actively engage their learning. What does success look like? When the Informational Interview Organizer is successful; there is seamless logistical organization of informational interviews; student hosts and professionals will be prepared to interview on predetermined dates; videos will be produced and edited with appropriate translation in multiple languages; and interviews will be distributed through accessible media avenues. This will allow for students, and teachers to utilize the interviews as a piece of discussion and inspiration around students’ futures. Duties
Read the book “Emerging Strategy” and engage in ongoing social justice training internally and externally
Support student hosts in twice monthly meetings with pertinent information to prepare them for hosting
Utilize student feedback to direct research and recruit local professionals
Steward professionals in preparing for and after completing their interviews
Disseminate information to and communicate with videography and world language teachers to finalize the videos
Disseminate interviewee information and final videos to the Communication Coordinator to prepare and publish promotional materials
Attend weekly check-in meetings with the High School Program Coordinator
Humorous and intentional
Professional writing and editing experience or previous experience as an editor
High level of organization skill, ability to multi-task and work with hard deadlines
Able to manage a monthly project from start to completion
Able to work with multiple teams and collaborate over expectations, goals, deadlines, etc.
Attention to detail, especially in editing, proofing
Proficient computer skills—use of Google docs
Personal commitment to volunteerism and education.
Computer and dependable internet access (can be provided by PI if not available)
Must successfully pass a Background check
Mentor and engage students during quarantine
$50 budget toward Professional Development
Work with local professionals
Engage in social justice professional development opportunities