Liberal Arts Career Services
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REACT to Film, Chapter Leader, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 10007

Wed, March 11, 2015

Explore this position and learn how to apply via your BTT Gateway account, 10007

 

The REACT to FILM College Action Network (RtF CAN) was created in the fall of 2011 to expose, engage, and inspire students through documentary film screenings on campuses nationwide, and get them involved in the social issues that affect the world around them. 


As your college’s Chapter Leader, you along with your co-leader(s) and with the guidance of REACT to FILM’s Outreach Staff, will be responsible for marketing, planning, and executing screening events featuring REACT to FILM’s inspiring social-issue-based documentaries. 


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


Past REACT to FILM documentaries include: The Internet’s Own Boy, Fed Up, The Crash Reel, Black Fish, Food Inc., How to Make Money Selling Drugs, Miss Representation, and Searching for Sugar Man. 


In your first month as Chapter Leader, the REACT to FILM Outreach Staff will organize two Google Hangout trainings to get you acclimated with your position. In addition, the REACT to FILM Outreach Staff will conduct two preparation webinars per documentary screening for all national College Chapter Leaders around topics of: Social Media Marketing, Partnerships and Co-sponsors, Event Planning, and General Problem Solving. The REACT to FILM Outreach Staff is available at all times to guide and support all College Chapter Leaders. 


Applications for student chapter leaders will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 


Initial Responsibilities: 

-Receive approval to run RtF events at your school as an independent group or under the umbrella of a strong existing organization that will support REACT to FILM’s screenings. 

-Review provided REACT to FILM materials and participate in webinars and/or leadership training conferences. 


The chapter leader’s responsibilities for each event will include: 

-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 multidisciplinary backgrounds 

-Inviting professors and faculty members to attend 

-Utilizing social media to create a buzz around the film 

-Finding a student to take photos and video clips at the event 


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. This is an unpaid leadership opportunity. However, chapter leaders will receive a leadership certificate upon completion of their term. Successful leaders will also be offered letters of recommendation and networking opportunities. 


Qualifications: 

-Second Semester Freshman or older 

-Demonstrates strong communication skills 

-Enthusiastic and motivated to excel and inspire others 

-Socially aware and interested in social change 
-Willingness to commit a minimum of 4 hrs. per week (more around screening dates) 

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