From: chasnoff@womedia.org
Date: September 6, 2005

Women's Educational Media/The Respect for All Project
Job Opening: Program Director

The Program Director will provide the leadership, strategic direction, management and coordination for developing and maintaining WEM's collaborative relationships and projects with other organizations, with the goal of enabling as many youth and adults as possible to see and discuss our films. The Program Director will run our training program, pursue wide scale distribution of our films, training and advocacy partnerships with local, statewide, and national organizations and educational entities, and key opportunities to showcase our films and programs as professional development opportunities in many fields.

Women's Educational Media is a highly acclaimed progressive social issue documentary film production company and a leader in the field of anti-bias, diversity education. WEM's primary current focus is its Respect for All Project, a very successful organizing campaign to address issues of prejudice among young people and the adults who guide their development. Through the distribution of award-winning films, accompanying curricula, and a training program aimed at educators, youth service providers and parents, the project strives to create safe schools and communities by opening up dialogue about diversity and discrimination. The project has been a national pioneer advocating for the inclusion of age-appropriate curricula that addresses anti-gay bias. WEM has been highly successful in forging collaborations with local, regional and national organizations to work on campaigns related to the issues in its films.

The films in the Respect for All Project include It's Elementary-Talking About Gay Issues in School, That's a Family! (about growing up in different kinds of family structures) and Let's Get Real (about bullying and prejudice). A new film is in production to challenge high school students to think about gender roles and anti-gay prejudice.

For a full description of the position and how to apply, visit http://www.womedia.org.

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Last updated 9/14/2005 by Jean Richter, richter@eecs.Berkeley.EDU