Marketing and Events Coordinator

JOB DESCRIPTION   

TitleMarketing and Events Coordinator 

Position Status: Non-exempt, Part-time (20 hrs./week). This position can be part time from home and part time in the office per the Director of Development.

Reports to: Director of Development   

To apply, please send PDF versions of your resume, a cover letter, and a writing sample to apply@ourvoicenc.org. No phone calls or in-person inquiries, please.

Deadline is November 15, 2021 at 5pm EST.

POSITION SUMMARY 

The Marketing and Events Coordinator supports the Development Director in all of Our VOICE’s funding initiatives. This individual is responsible for all agency marketing (including social media, lite graphic design, periodic website updates, and monthly e-newsletter) and all agency fundraising events.    

QUALIFICATIONS  

  • Staff must be passionate about empowering survivors of sexual violence and human trafficking as well prevention efforts to end these types of abuses  
  • Commitment to anti-oppression principles in all areas of our internal and external work as well as commitment to self-growth in this area 
  • Minimum 2 years of social media, marketing, or event experience  
  • Minimum 2 years experience with graphic design software  
  • Experience with contact management system for social media, e-newsletter, etc. 
  • Excellent organizational and office skills 
  • Good written and interpersonal communication skills  
  • Ability to work flexible hours 
  • Independent, self-motivated, proactive worker  
  • Has own reliable car to carry out job tasks 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES  

  • General development support:  
  • Provide support to the Director of Development in all fundraising initiatives 
  • Support all annual appeals and annual Our VOICE events  
  • Support the timely acknowledgement of businesses and individuals who support Our VOICE through marketing and written letters of acknowledgement  
  • Proficient use of donor database and the collection and analysis of data in development  
  • Maintain and update databases, including contact management system mailing lists  

Events 

  • Manage logistics for each fundraising event as needed 
  • Coordinate and execute planning of each event (includes, but is not limited to venue booking, sponsor stewardship, volunteer management, merchandising/sales, and day-of logistics)  
  • Promote events through social media, e-newsletter, and website   

Marketing   

  • Partner with Development Director to implement activities in the communications calendar   
  • Prepare written materials including some marketing copy, business communications, reports, and presentation scripts  
  • Write and distribute press releases 
  • Be responsible for ensuring accuracy in information and proofreading   

Other  

  • Maintain appropriate levels of professional expertise and participate in ongoing professional development 
  • Attend monthly staff meetings and participate in Our VOICE agency trainings  
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice 
     

  

Our VOICE now offers SoulCollage groups!

 

 

 

Free & confidential workshops for survivors of sexual violence and their support people

Access and empower your creative self.

Protector archetypes

an arts-based support group for female survivors of sexual violence

During this 4-week SoulCollage® group, we will work with the archetypes of protector, nurturer, and wise one. Each participant will create a personalized team of supports, and learn to engage the team in the journey of healing. We will be using imagery and journaling, as well as group support to facilitate this process.
                                                     
Tuesday afternoons starting January 30, 2018
Group runs for 4 weeks

Free. Confidential. All materials provided.
Group led by a licensed professional counselor/SoulCollage® facilitator.
Please plan to attend all 4 sessions.

Contact Rebecca at 252-0562 ext 110 for more information and to sign up. A brief orientation/screening meeting is required for all potential participants.

 

Guías protectores

Un grupo basado en los artes, para mujeres/sobrevivientes de la violencia sexual

Durante este grupo de 4 semanas, basado en el proceso de SoulCollage®, participantes trabajarán con arquetipos de protector, madre, y guía sabia. Utilizaremos un proceso de collage, escribir, e apoyo de grupo para creer un equipo personalizado que nos  apoye durante el viaje de sanación de la violencia sexual.

Empezando el 30 de enero 2018
El grupo corre 4 semanas

Gratis. Confidencial. Todos los materiales son previstos.
Grupo facilitado por una consejera licensiada/facilitatora certificada de SoulCollage®
Favor de asistir a todas las 4 sesiones.

Contacta a Rebecca at 252-0562 ext 110 para más información y para maricular. Se Se requiere una corta orientación para todos participantes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15th Survivor Art Show Artist’s Bios

Artist Bios

Featured Artist: Anne Heck
Website: www.anneheck.com

Anne Heck is a fiber and mixed-media artist. She began creating dolls to connect with emotion associated with trauma. Mentored by healing doll artist Barb Kobe and inspired by the healing potential of the Native American medicine wheel, Anne embarked on a 7-year doll-making journey to transform her sexual violence experience and to reclaim her power. Anne is a Healing Touch practitioner, she facilitates healing doll workshops as well as empowerment programs for women and girls and has been a featured speaker at a wide range of events where she shares insights about her healing journey. Anne appeared on Good Morning America with Diane Sawyer, has been interviewed by the Washington Post, spoke on the TEDx stage and is a published author. An avid hiker and nature-lover, Anne is often found on the trail with her therapy dog Szoke. You can learn more about Anne and her healing dolls at www.anneheck.com
Artist: Chris Wilhelm 
Artist: Jay Joslin
Website: http://jayjoslin.com
unnamedJay is often described as a person who wears many hats, without enough hat racks. Tonight’s piece is a result of Community Choreography’s May Project, “My Body: My Intimate Companion.” His participation  created breakthroughs on many levels, in particular the ability to recite without script his own spoken word. A lover of awe, Jay seeks out connection and meaning in sensory relationships through poetry, essay, and photography. His photography has been featured in San Francisco’s Exploratorium Museum, he has three published collections of writing, and as a Substance Abuse Counselor founded a progressive men’s residential recovery program. He’s Jubilee’s Minister of Ritual, Teaching, and Counseling, and if he ever finds the meaning of life, he hopes to die laughing as a result.
          Artist: Barrie Barton
          Website: http://standanddeliverasheville.com
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         Community Choreography Project offers innovative and
         expressive work relevant to the human experience. Each
         projects is motivated and inspired by a theme that
         represents  a creative synthesis of the participant’s life,

         their collective stories and the community.

         By engaging in these story-choreography workshops and
         performances people experience the liberation of dormant
         creative potential, self- confidence, and an open door to
         the strength and profound notion of art and community.
         Artist: Laura Hope-Gill
         Website: www.thehealingseed.com
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         Laura Hope-Gill is Director of the M.A. in Writing Program
         at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Asheville. An advocate for
         the value of stories in healthcare and healing, she launched
         the Narrative Healthcare Certificate Program in 2014 at
         Lenoir-Rhyne, which has seeded multiple narrative
         programs in hospitals across the country. In addition to
         writing, Laura paints, composes and improvises on piano,
         and takes care of six animals and her 13-year old amazing
         daughter.

Free Art Workshops!

Our VOICE is hosting several free workshops for individuals impacted by sexual violence.

For more information or to register, please email: arts@ourvoicenc.org

or visit us at: ourvoicenc.org

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Our VOICE Statement on HB2

Our VOICE remains committed to our mission: “In the pursuit of a community that is free of sexual violence, Our VOICE serves all individuals in Buncombe County affected by sexual assault and abuse, through counseling, advocacy and education.” We believe that all people deserve to experience healthy sexuality and personal safety regardless of sex, gender identity or sexual identity.  We see sexual violence as a widespread public health threat with historical and cultural origins, rather than the isolated problem of a small margin of people. Sexual violence is one aspect of gender-based oppression and is inextricably linked to other forms of oppression. We also believe that sexual assault is a crime that is motivated by power and control of one over another.  We recognize that those with the least amount of power are more likely to experience sexual violence, yet less likely to seek out services.

As such, we would like to make clear our continued commitment to the transgender community, and all other marginalized communities, to provide services that will place victims of rape and sexual violence on the journey to becoming survivors.  Our VOICE would also like to make clear that we remain deeply committed to eliminating sexual violence in our communities by implementing strategies that address the root causes and social norms that contribute to sexual violence.  We will continue, among other things, to dismantle rape myths, conduct awareness events and focus on primary prevention education in our communities.

HB2 excludes individuals who identify as LGBTQ from legal protections, and does so while perpetuating rape myths.  A key argument for HB 2 was the prevention of sexual violence and the safe use of public bathrooms and locker rooms.  As a rape crisis and prevention center that has served the community since 1974, we are committed to and encourage community efforts to prevent sexual violence.  However, we cannot support prevention efforts that are based on misinformation, fear, and bigotry.

HB 2 perpetuates the myth that being transgender equates to being a sexual predator.  Just the opposite is in fact true:  transgender people are more likely to be victims of sexual violence as one in two transgender individuals have been sexually abused or assaulted sometime during their lives. Furthermore, sexual violence has been found to be higher in some subpopulations within the transgender community, such as youth, people of color, individuals living with disabilities, and homeless individuals.

We encourage you to share this with members in your community.  We encourage you to learn more about sexual violence and the transgender community. We encourage you to help create a community free of sexual violence for all individuals. To find out more on how you can get involved, visit our website atourvoicenc.org. If you or someone you care about could use support, please contact with us via our 24 hr. crisis line at 828-255-7576 or by coming to our office at 44 Merrimon Ave., Ste 1, Asheville, NC 28801.

To transgender individuals in our community impacted by sexual violence, Our VOICE would like to say to you that we believe you, it was not your fault and that you are not alone.  Our VOICE is a safe space where you can receive services without fear of discrimination. We will stand with you as you walk on your journey towards healing.

Sincerely,

Our VOICE, Inc. Board of Directors

V-Day Black Mountain

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V-Day Black Mountain:

The Vagina Monologues
A Celebration of
Women, Sensuality, and
The Performing Arts

A Full Evening of Unique Entertainment and Fine Dining For This Valentine’s Day Weekend!

This Valentine’s Day weekend join us for a special evening at The White Horse in Black Mountain. There will be dinner, live music, and a Vagina Monologues performance. Proceeds will benefit Our VOICE!

The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women. With humor and grace, the piece celebrates women’s sexuality and strength. Through this play and the liberation of this one word, countless women throughout the world have taken control of their bodies and their lives. For more than a decade, “The Vagina Monologues” has given voice to some of the experiences and feelings not previously exposed in public and brought a deeper consciousness to the conversation around ending violence and domestic abuse. Featuring Golden Globe and BAFTA nominated actress Kelly McGillis.

For more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Writers Workshop

In anticipation for our upcoming Survivor’s Art Show, we will be hosting a Writing Workshop, consisting of 4 workshop meetings and culminating with performance of finished products at our Survivors Art Show on November 12th. The first meeting will be held on October 13th at the Our VOICE office.

For more information please email anniefahy@gmail.com or to register please call us at 828-252-0562.

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Statement Regarding Waking Life Espresso

We were disturbed and outraged by what was posted by Jared and Jacob regarding women. We will not be taking their money because it is not our place to forgive. Our VOICE is not in a position of absolving them for their misogyny as it perpetuates a culture of danger to all women and girls. Jared’s and Jacob’s actions not only objectified women but also perpetuated rape culture and violence against women.

While Jared and Jacob apologized, Jared’s apology infers that he believes his inability to date well contributed to his actions. How damaged must our society be that he can reason in this manner and it be thought as an apology. It is disturbing to think he can rationalize violence against all women because he struggled with insecurities around dating.

On a positive note, while Jared and Jacob’s actions were deplorable, they inadvertently created an opportunity for our community to come together and dialogue about rape culture. We look forward to Our VOICE being a part of that conversation.

While we will not be accepting Waking Life’s contribution, we will gladly accept support from concerned individuals and businesses to support Our VOICE’s sexual assault and prevention programs. They can donate online at ourvoicenc.org or contribute by mail at 44 Merrimon Avenue, Ste 1, Asheville, NC 28801.