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Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator for ACT Human Rights Film Festival

The 9th annual ACT Human Rights Film Festival comes to Colorado State University in April 2024. Produced by the Department of Communication Studies, the festival showcases the best in human rights cinema from around the world. The Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator plays a key role in the ACT Human Rights Film Festival’s success by helping connect audiences with pathways toward social justice engagement and collective action. This position helps ACT connect with nonprofits and other civil society activists. ACT Human Rights Film Festival Community Outreach & Engagement Coordinator reports to ACT’s Managing Director. Location of office varies depending on task. A laptop computer is available for use.  

This is a Spring 2024 semester-long workstudy position. Applicants must be available April 3-7, 2024 to assist in-person at the film festival. Applicant must be eligible for workstudy to apply and in academic good standing. Priority will be given to College of Liberal Arts applicants and/or Honor’s Program applications.  


Outreach and Community Engagement 

Goal: To connect community activists and nonprofits with the film festival’s themes and topics 

  • Research and identify grassroots movements, nonprofits and other civil society groups that advocate for social justice and human rights.
  • Create outreach materials other collateral to share with targeted affinity groups.
  • Distribute ACT materials to various community groups and partners.
  • Recruit speakers and engagement for audiences to connect with nonprofits and human rights activists during the festival
  • Communicate and engage with diverse groups aligned with film-specific interests.
  • Create impact campaigns for each feature length film to support audience engagement.
  • Attend and help staff the festival
  • Coordinate activist/nonprofit staff speakers’ schedules as the official liaison with all active participants.

Timeline: Workstudy follows Colorado State University’s academic calendar for the Spring 2024 semester. 

Wage: $15/hour. Estimated weekly hours 8/week. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Undergraduate student in good standing
  • Eligible for workstudy

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Previous film festival experience.
  • Experience working for human rights focused initiatives.
  • Meaningful past volunteer experience
  • College of Liberal Arts Major
  • Honor’s Program member

Colorado State University may conduct background checks on final candidates. 

This is a work-study position; applicants must have been awarded work-study to apply.

Employee Benefits: Employee Benefit information can be found on HR’s Website.

Number of Openings: 1

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume.

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