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  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT
  • COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST
  • WIKIMEDIA REGIONAL PROXY
  • METADATA TAGGER

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EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

Works With: The Executive Assistant works with the Finance and Operations Managing Director and the Executive Director(s) of Black Lunch Table 

Reports directly to: Finance and Operations Managing Director and secondarily reporting to the Executive Director(s) 

Job Overview: The Executive Assistant is important support to the overall smooth operation and fulfillment of the organization’s mission. The individual will provide general support to the operations, finance, development and day to day functions of the organization

Finance and Accounting Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Serve as executive liaison to the Board of Directors and Board Committees. Manage the scheduling of in-person/virtual quarterly board and committee meetings. Coordinate the production of all materials for board and committee meetings, ensuring that the board receives materials in a timely fashion. Transcribe minutes of board and committee meetings. Help maintain records of all matters related to board governance (e.g., policies, committees, by-laws, minutes, financials, resolutions, election of members, new member orientation).
  • Manage logistics associated with the Executive Director(s) calendar and activities, organizing meetings, sending reminders, and screening incoming emails.
  • Assist in financial record-keeping, including but not limited to helping to reconcile business accounts on a monthly basis; data entry; and running bimonthly reports from Quickbooks or other software. Ad hoc financial reports.

Human Resources & Operations Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist with processing Accounts Payable.
  • Help coordinate staff timesheet submissions.
  • Help process employee HR requests.
  • Coordinate staff and management meetings and reminders.
  • Help prepare invitations or thank you letters to donors and participants, and other general administrative support to the development function of the organization.
  • Work with the Executive Director(s) and staff in coordinating staff meeting requests and related correspondence.

Development Duties:

  • Provide administrative support in planning and executing fundraising events, including coordinating event calendar timelines, donation tracking, and reports.
  • Assist in the preparation and distribution of materials related to events.
  • Work with leadership to implement goals and strategies for events.
  • Assist with the execution of post-event activities, including generating and mailing thank you letters, following up on pledges and invoices, tracking vendor payments, and reconciling income and expenses.

This position requires general record keeping and remote office organization. They will coordinate special projects as needed and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Highly motivated and empathetic team-player
  • Strong writing skills
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and desire to learn new skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively across a diversity of people
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to meet deadlines
  • Proficiency in or ability to learn Quickbooks, Asana and Google Drive platforms
  • Demonstrated investment in Black lives and the organization’s mission.

Expected Hours to work: 15 hours per week. The Finance and Operations Specialist will inform directors if more hours are needed. Salary is commensurate with experience. 

Please send your cover letter + resume to jobs(at)blacklunchtable.com


COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST

This temporary part-time specialist will begin by analyzing our social media use and metrics, clarifying the org’s voice on each platform, strategizing for and working towards the organizational goals communicated by BLT leadership 

Tasks include:

  • Define and manage our our social media strategy in accordance with goals defined including:
    • Defining most important social media KPI (key performance indicators) 
    • advising on user engagement and optimization
    • Helping BLT measure the success of our social media campaigns
  • Advise on our social media identity and oversee organization consistency
  • Publish and automate scheduled content posting using social media marketing tools such as Buffer
  • Manage social media content including some content creation 
  • Monitor social media comments and DMs 
  • Stay up to date with the latest social media best-practices and technologies, suggesting improvements to technology utilization and organizational awareness
  • Collaborate with all directors and teams as necessary  
  • Provide constructive feedback

Skills needed:

  • Great communication 
  • Proven experience in social media analysis and strategy
  • Solid Adobe Creative Suite skills (eg: Photoshop, InDesign)
  • Quick at learning new apps and processes
  • Investment in Black people (and/or Black Lunch Table’s mission)
  • Self-motivated, disciplined, and team-working skills required !

8 hours/week

Pay commensurate with experience

Black Lunch Table’s (BLT) primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT mobilizes a democratic rewriting of contemporary cultural history by animating discourse around and among the people living it. First staged in 2005 at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture artist residency, the project has grown by way of contributions from and collaborations with artists, digital humanities researchers, and Wikipedians. BLT currently includes two roundtable series’, an online oral history archive, and a Wikipedia initiative. Much like its creation of physical spaces that foster community and generate critical dialogue, BLT creates a digital space for art, Black studies and social justice issues. BLT became a 501c3 in 2019.

Please send a cover letter, resume, contact info of two professional references and optional link to portfolio to jobs [at] blacklunchtable.com


WIKIMEDIA REGIONAL PROXY

Black Lunch Table is seeking experienced Wikimedia editors based outside of the New York/ Chicago regions. We are especially keen to connect with editors throughout the Caribbean, the west coast of the USA, Canada, and all regions and countries of Africa. 

BLT regional proxies help establish Black Lunch Table’s Wikipedia initiative in their own community and developing the local editorship by hosting Wikipedia edit-a-thons, photobooths, or contests. A Regional Proxy should be an experienced and active Wikimedia editor, organized, and a quick learner.  Those without a lot of editing experience but who  have a vested interest in community organizing, library science, and art are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should be excited about archives, activism and the African diaspora. 

Responsibilities include :

-Outreach to local organizations and groups not affiliated with Black Lunch Table

-Work with BLT to develop publicize events

-Host 3 events in their communities by December 31st 2021

-Oversee the development and realization of events in their region

-Organize and lead Wiki trainings when necessary

-Maintain relationships with local editors

This is an independent contractor position. 

To apply please send a brief letter of interest, relevant resume, and contact info of two professional references to jobs[at]blacklunchtable.com


METADATA TAGGER

Black Lunch Table is searching for a Metadata Tagger to help conceptualize our online oral history archive. The work will include adding metadata tags to our audio recording concepts. This contract position will conclude at the end of 2021, with a high probability of renewal for the following year. 

Excellent attention to detail as well as innovative conceptual thinking is a must. The Black Lunch Table currently has over 60 hours of recorded round table discussions, which will ultimately be transcribed, metadata tagged, mastered and uploaded to an online database.  We require more than one tagger and more than one transcriber to listen to each audio record and transcribe/tag the conversations. Experience preferred but we will provide training for the right candidate.

Black Lunch Table’s (BLT) primary aim is the production of discursive sites, wherein artists and local community members engage in dialogue on a variety of critical issues. BLT mobilizes a democratic rewriting of contemporary cultural history by animating discourse around and among the people living it. First staged in 2005 at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture artist residency, the project has grown by way of contributions from and collaborations with artists, digital humanities researchers, and Wikipedians. BLT currently includes two roundtable series’, an online oral history archive, and a Wikipedia initiative. Much like its creation of physical spaces that foster community and generate critical dialogue, BLT creates a digital space for art, Black studies and social justice issues. www.blacklunchtable.org.

Please send a cover letter and resume to portfolio to jobs[at]blacklunchtable.com