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We are hiring one full-time and one part-time staff for our exciting media literacy initiative!

Creating Courageous Communities

Disinformation, conspiracy theories, and propaganda have become large-scale social problems, shaping the way citizens view facts, define truth, and make decisions. Learning to critically analyze information, digital media, and popular culture can benefit all members of society by diminishing the appeal of us-vs-them thinking that activates strong emotions and oversimplifies ideas and information. The University of Rhode Island will reach members of faith communities, military spouses and family members, public health and public safety workforce, K-12 educators, librarians, high school and college students, and media and public relations professionals in programs that include dialogue, active listening, and creative media production.  In Program 1, online and face-to-face dialogues help demonstrate how to critically analyze propaganda, disinformation, and domestic extremism. In Program 2, high school and college educators learn how to integrate media literacy into civic education. In Program 3, high school and college students participate in a multimedia social media campaign, with support from local state public safety experts as well as communications and public relations professionals.

Program Manager. Full time, 24 months. Working collaboratively with other team members, you will develop, coordinate, and implement a media literacy online discussion series, a media literacy professional development program, and a youth-produced media campaign. The Program Manager is responsible for day-to-day operation of the program, including communicating with stakeholders and participants; social media outreach; program coordination; managing and utilizing resources across programs; scheduling events; and program documentation, including data analysis and report preparation. You work with Stakeholder Coordinator on all communications and help develop website and social media marketing messages. You collaborate with team members to develop online events and program content and participate in documenting program and tracking outcomes. You supervise the Assistant Program Manager and lead the team on writing quarterly reports, research reports, and final report. 

Required Qualifications: Undergraduate degree. Familiarity with media literacy. Evidence of prior experience in education. Evidence of strong communication and organization skills. Preferred: Graduate degree. Experience teaching media literacy. Evidence of website development and social media marketing experience. Most work can be completed remotely but participation in some face-to-face programs in Rhode Island is required. Salary: $60K annually plus benefits for full-time effort. 

Assistant Program Manager. Half time, 24 months. Working collaboratively with other team members, you will develop, coordinate, and implement a media literacy online discussion series, a media literacy professional development program, and a youth-produced media campaign. You help to develop the website and social media outreach, curating and creating curriculum for professional development program content, and communicating with stakeholders and participants. You work with the team to develop the website and social media marketing messages. Other responsibilities include scheduling events, file management, data analysis, and operational support for research and program implementation. Preferred: Undergraduate degree. Familiarity with media literacy. Evidence of website development and social media marketing experience. Most work can be completed remotely but participation in some face-to-face programs in Rhode Island is required. Salary: $25K plus benefits annually for 50% effort. 

HOW TO APPLY. Send resume and cover letter to Renee Hobbs at hobbs@uri.eduApplications will be reviewed upon submission and expected start date is November 1.