Join our team that makes things happen

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Aquí Estamos is a volunteer-run organization. We fight for LGBTQ+ justice in the Rio Grande Valley, and we are looking for passionate, excited, and creative people to join our team and build our movement. Below are positions available!

To apply, please send an email to Dani Marrero Hi at dani@aquiestamosrgv.org with the subject as “AE Application – [your first and last name].” Please include a short cover letter on why you’d like to join our team and a resume. (Don’t stress about making it too professional! We just want to know about your experience and skills when reviewing your application.)

You must be based (anywhere) in the Rio Grande Valley to join. All ages are encouraged to apply. Each positions has 2 – 4 openings available. Deadline to apply is Sunday, April 3, 2016. 

 

All-around Social Media Wizard

Description: Manage and coordinate social media accounts to promote our work and current events related to our work and campaigns.

Expectations & Qualifications:

  1. Loves to use Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat
  2. Frequently reads blogs, articles, and other media on LGBTQ issues
  3. Has managed social media accounts before for other organizations
  4. Well rounded with the work and topics Aquí Estamos does to create relevant and effective social media campaigns

Compensation: Unpaid; Free coffee and pastries available at all meetings; Compensation for pre-approved expenses needed to carry out tasks assigned

 

Super Marketing and Promotion Jedi

Description: Assist in spreading the word about Aqui Estamos in events, businesses, organizations, and other institutions around the Rio Grande Valley.

Expectations & Qualifications:

  1. Down to attend festivals, poetry nights, dances, and other events to table and spread the word
  2. Willing to visit businesses and offices around the Rio Grande Valley to post flyers about upcoming events
  3. Excited to think of creative ways and explore opportunities to promote the work we do

Compensation: Unpaid; Free coffee and pastries available at all meetings; Compensation for pre-approved expenses needed to carry out tasks assigned; Free entrance to all events assigned.

 

Happy Experience Advocate for Aqui Estamos 2016 Conference

Description: Ensure that our conference is a happy, accessible, beautiful, fun, enlightening, and amazing experience for all 200 participants in August 12 and 13.

Expectations & Qualifications:

  1. Have event planning experience
  2. Excited to think of ways to make the conference a great experience for all with things such as decorations, sounds, food, posters, banners, and more (within our budget)
  3. Can visit the STC Cooper Center in McAllen, TX to explore the area and rooms we will be using to help think of ideas
  4. Must attend the conference on August 12 and 13

Compensation: Unpaid; Free coffee and pastries available at all meetings; Compensation for pre-approved expenses needed to carry out tasks assigned

 

Grand Master Blogger

Description: Write blog posts for our website on LGBTQ issues, our work, or interview local LGBTQ people. Or whatever you want that is relevant to our work.

Expectations & Qualifications:

  1. Has some blogging or writing experience
  2. Passionate about writing educational, informative, or list-form articles on LGBTQ issues
  3. Can submit a post at least 2 times per month
  4. Excited to think of creative posts or story ideas to share on our blog
  5. Bonus: Can speak and write in Spanish fluently
  6. Extra bonus: Has photography or filming experience

Compensation: Unpaid; Free coffee and pastries available at all meetings; Compensation for pre-approved expenses needed to carry out tasks assigned; Opportunity to have writings published with local media or other outlets