Counter Disinformation Assistant

Truancy Case Manager
March 13, 2024
Truancy Case Manager
March 13, 2024
  • Part Time
  • Anywhere

JOB TITLE: Counter Disinformation Assistant

DEPARTMENT: Community Development

REPORTS TO: CEO and Deputy Director

JOB SCHEDULE: Part-Time; 20 hours per week

EXEMPTION STATUS: Exempt

Organization Description:

SEAMAAC welcomes applications for the position of Counter Disinformation Assistant. SEAMAAC is a nonprofit organization in Philadelphia, with the mission “To support and serve immigrants and refugees and other politically, socially and economically marginalized communities as they seek to advance the condition of their lives in the United States.” SEAMAAC envisions a strong and unified society, where immigrants and refugees work alongside other Americans to build shared political, economic and social power.

Primary Responsibilities:

The Counter Disinformation Assistant provides support to the CEO and the Deputy Director to counter harmful disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda targeting the Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) and BIPOC communities in Philadelphia. The Counter Disinformation Assistant assists with program goals, implementation, and evaluation of the program. The Counter Disinformation Assistant represents SEAMAAC in task forces and advocacy coalitions focused on misinformation and disinformation.

Duties/Responsibilities/Expectations:

● Research, collect, and collate data on disinformation campaigns, and activities targeting the AANHPI and BIPCOC communities both and nationally.

● Develop content to counter lies, disinformation, misinformation, and propaganda materials.

● Work with local organizations and ethnic groups in and around Philadelphia to share materials debunking disinformation, misinformation, and/or propaganda.

● Research new trends and creative ways to deliver counter disinformation to the communities being targeted.

● Recruitment of bilingual volunteers to support counter-disinformation work in Limited English Proficient communities.

● Coordinate with bilingual staff and volunteers to monitor and inoculate against disinformation on various social media platforms.

● Coordinate door to door canvassing and outreach activities to disseminate counter-disinformation materials.

● Create disinformation reports for internal and external use.

Support training of staff and members in best practices to counter disinformation

Build relationships and support partner organizations, community organizations, and faith organizations around counter disinformation programming.

Assist Counter Disinformation Coordinator with meetings with local and national partners.

Develop program fact and science based materials such as social media content, presentations, and resources.

Support advocacy and coalition-building efforts

Participate in organization-wide work efforts and events at least 5 times per year

Other duties may be assigned from time to time

Skills/Qualification Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree preferred. Minimum of two years of counter disinformation experience is preferred.

Competencies:

The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Experience mobilizing communities and building coalitions around social justice issues.

Knowledgeable about policy issues impacting AANHPI immigrant and BIPOC communities.

Ability to manage time, maintain appropriate boundaries, and prioritize tasks.

Excellent organizational and planning skills.

Excellent digital skills.

Excellent communication skills including written, verbal, and group facilitation.

Ability to work with diverse staff as well as a strong commitment to supporting the collective efforts of the team in accomplishing program objectives and goals.

Ability to work independently

Multilingual skills are highly desirable, including but not limited to Mandarin, Vietnamese, Korean, Hindi, Punjabi, Nepali, Khmer, Lao, Indonesian, Burmese, Karen, Chin, Shan, Rohingya, Spanish, French, Arabic, Pashto, and Dari.

AANHPI and BIPOC candidates are strongly encouraged to apply

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee is required to talk and hear. The employee regularly is required to sit, use hand to finger, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently lifts and/or moves up to 5 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus. While performing the canvassing duties of this job, the employee is regularly expected to be on their feet and/or walking. While canvassing in the neighborhood, there is a potential for interacting with unpredictable community members and inclement weather. This is a hybrid position with some in-person work required.

Necessary Special Requirements:

Applicants must undergo criminal, child abuse and health background checks. SEAMAAC will consider all applicants fairly and will review background check results to determine whether they affect the

applicant’s suitability for the job. A job offer is contingent upon being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and providing proof of vaccination before start date.

COMMENTS: This description is intended to describe the essential job functions. It is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and requirements. SEAMAAC reserves the right to add/change duties and responsibilities as required by our contractual obligations to program funders. Other functions may be assigned and management retains the right to add or change the duties at any time.

Salary and Benefits

Salary Range: $20.00 per hour

Hours: Primarily during business hours, with occasional evenings and weekends.

Benefits: This part-time position does not offer benefits.

SEAMAAC is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should submit a resume, references, and detailed cover letter to [email protected].

To apply for this job email your details to employment@seamaac.org