The Design Advocacy Group (DAG) seeks a highly motivated individual for challenging part-time employment as the DAG Fellow, a communications and administrative coordinator.
The DAG Fellow will
Oversee DAG’s overall communications, including maintaining and keeping up-to-date the website (using the content management system) and maintaining presence on social media platforms. Draft content, design, and distribute DAG’s bi-monthly eblasts to its more than 1,500 members. Design and develop web content and graphics as needed. Design and supervise production of printed materials as needed. Maintain an up-to-date membership mailing list and press list.
Provide administrative and logistical support for monthly meetings, including scheduling and following up with presenters, supporting audio visual and other aspects of presentations, and posting presentation materials on the website. Provide administrative and logistical support for Steering Committee activities and meetings, advocacy task force meetings, and special events, including forums, charrettes, etc.
Conduct research to support advocacy initiatives as directed. This may include interviews with agencies and research in publications and collections of plans and photographs.
Assist with fund raising, membership outreach and organizational development. Work in this sphere may include benchmarking DAG in relative to comparable organizations in other cities, assisting with grant and other reporting requirements and supporting DAG fund raising campaigns with messaging and materials.
Attend and take notes at all monthly DAG meetings, quarterly Steering Committee meetings and advocacy task force meetings. Archive and distribute notes as directed.
The DAG Fellow will report to the chair of DAG or the chair’s designee.
The DAG Fellowship begins on September 1, 2017, and continues for twelve months. It is renewable for one year by mutual agreement.
The position requires approximately 40 hours of work per month.
The Fellow will have access to the “co-pilot” shared workspace at CultureWorks, 1315 Walnut Street. The Fellow will be required to have his/her own computer.
DAG supports equal opportunity and affirmative action
in all employment decisions.
Send a letter of interest and your curriculum vitae as PDFs to Prof. David Brownlee (firstname.lastname@example.org) by August 7, 2017. Put “DAG Fellow” in the subject line. Questions may also be directed to Prof. Brownlee. Finalists will be interviewed in August.
The Design Advocacy Group is a volunteer organization whose more than 1,500 members come from a broad spectrum of disciplines and share an interest in Philadelphia’s design, development and planning. DAG’s mission is to encourage public discussion about design and to advocate for design excellence.