ABOUT ONE LOVE
One in three women and one in four men experience relationship abuse in their lifetime. Young women ages 16-24 are at three times greater risk. Three women a day are killed by their partners in the U.S. alone. The statistics around relationship abuse make it a public health epidemic that all of us have a stake in changing.
One Love exists for one reason: Yeardley Love was killed, and her death was preventable if anyone in her life understood the warning signs of an unhealthy and increasingly dangerous relationship. This realization is the driving force behind our work to educate young people about relationship abuse and rally them in a campaign that can change the statistics.
What started in 2010 out of a family’s wish to honor their daughter, expanded in 2015 into a national educational campaign to improve young people’s understanding of healthy versus unhealthy relationships. Using emotionally compelling content, and a peer workshop model, we are reaching hundreds of thousands of young people, teaching them how to recognize signs of abuse, and providing them with the language and tools required to navigate these relationships.
Communities are engaging in this conversation across the country and increasingly around the world. Today, One Love is the national leader in educating young people about relationship health, educating more than 600,000 young people through an in-person One Love workshop and training 20,000 facilitators to lead these workshops in their communities. One Love’s #ThatsNotLove and #LoveBetter digital campaigns have had over 100 million views online.
As we continue to scale this campaign, engaging even more young people as leaders of this work, we are focused on ensuring the campaign reflects the perspectives and interests of all who are impacted by this issue. Working closely with individuals at schools and colleges, youth-facing organizations, and domestic violence advocates across the country, we will reach more people and engage more voices in a truly human campaign for change. As Sharon Love, Yeardley’s mom, said early on, “We model off Mothers Against Drunk Driving in our approach, and our goal is to change the statistics and social norms around abuse in one generation.”
 The CDC reported in its 2010-2012 Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) that: Over 1 in 3 women (37.3% or 44,981,000 victims) and nearly 1 in 3 men (30.9% or 35,236,000 victims) experienced contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner during their lifetime. Smith, S.G., Chen, J., Basile, K.C., Gilbert, L.K., Merrick, M.T., Patel, N., Walling, M., & Jain, A. (2017). The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS): 2010-2012 State Report. Atlanta, GA: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Released in April 2017.
Regional Engagement Coordinators work to bring the Escalation Workshop and Team One Love to specific regions where the Foundation seeks to work with a diverse set of partners including high schools and colleges as well as other youth-focused organizations, community groups, parents, and sports groups.
Regional Engagement Coordinators work to build deep roots and authentic partnerships within a given region that can help accelerate the movement to end relationship violence. The Maryland Regional Engagement Coordinator will spend most their time focused on the greater Baltimore area, with the possibility of travel to other cities on occasion to develop support in new areas as needed.
Our Regional Engagement Coordinators play the lead role in engaging people in the movement to end relationship abuse. The ideal candidate will love building relationships with people and will be comfortable calling people he or she has never met to tell them about One Love and persuading them to get involved.
Whether it’s students on college campuses and/or entire communities, he or she will build relationships from the ground up, raising awareness about One Love’s educational tools and campaigns. Coordinators engage students, staff, campus communities, and/or the broader community deeply in our work, ultimately guiding the most motivated individuals to become leaders of this movement.
He or she must also be comfortable as a facilitator and trainer, guiding others in how to lead a meaningful discussion, using our film workshop, Escalation, as a tool. Given the critical importance of this role, it’s essential that the Community Engagement Coordinator believe 100% in the importance of our mission and in the power of communities, and young people in particular, to achieve ambitious goals.
This position will report to One Love’s Maryland Regional Executive Director.
Responsibilities of Regional Engagement Coordinators include:
- Spreading One Love’s message and engaging new relationships in One Love’s work. The Regional Engagement Coordinator will be the lead communicator of our program and vision to their constituents. Whether talking to administrators, coaches, students, parents or community partners, the ideal candidate must be able to clearly communicate the essence of our work in a way that empowers people to participate and makes it easy for them to get involved. He or she must also be extremely organized and a strong detail manager who can work with our Salesforce database to keep track of relationship details and progress to make sure that no relationship or opportunity falls through the cracks.
- Coordinating/facilitating groups of key stakeholders in supporting One Love financially. The Regional Engagement Coordinator will rally groups and individuals to get involved in furthering our mission through education as well as financial means. They will be able to communicate with supporters in a way that allows them to determine how to maximize their involvement and channel the supporters to a fundraising path in the most effective way. The ideal candidate will also be able to engage with our high net worth stakeholders in a way that effectively maximizes their contribution to our efforts.
- Facilitating One Love workshops and training others to do the same. One Love workshops stimulate important and sensitive discussions about relationship violence. Engagement Coordinators must be able to comfortably and adeptly manage workshops and trainings effectively. This includes facilitating small (10-20 person) and large scale (200-500 person) workshops, training facilitators to lead workshops, and helping schools to organize workshops of all sizes.
- Being a coach and cheerleader for inspired individuals, helping them to become community leaders. One Love content is waking students up to the presence of relationship violence in their lives and inspiring them to work for change. As their primary contact, Engagement Coordinators play a critical role in showing inspired individuals how they can participate and become true leaders in this work. This means building relationships with these individuals, providing constant support, and thinking creatively about how to help them engage their community further.
- Working with the overall team to develop best practices to refine and improve our efforts.The Engagement team works together to understand what is working or not working so that best practices can be shared across the country. The ability to set goals and evaluate against these key metrics is essential to evaluating the success of our efforts. Equally important is the ability to creatively think about the other products and tools we can develop to engage students and the broader community even more deeply with this work. Engagement Coordinators have a keen eye to what “works” in reaching young people and readily share new activation ideas amongst themselves and with student volunteers. This role involves listening to what students, administrators, parents and community members on the ground want from One Love – and then bringing those creative ideas back to the team.
Professional Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 2-5 years of work experience
- Comfortable and confident communication skills that enable him/her to wear a number of different hats (e.g. coordinating, educating, rallying, troubleshooting, fundraising, etc.)
- Exceptional project management skills for managing multiple relationships and multiple accounts thoroughly and efficiently:
- Ability to create, manage and adjust schedules quickly, even when traveling
- Ability to develop efficient travel plans that maximize time on the road
- Strong prioritization skills to develop action plans for your work
- Exceptional relationship manager who can recruit a diverse collection of individuals, schools, foundations, and organizations to this cause
Personal Qualities and Attributes
- Deep passion for One Love’s mission and movement
- Extremely self-motivated
- Strong multi-tasking abilities
- Energized by fluidity, and highly adaptable to rapidly evolving and changing environments
- An effective communicator and excellent writer, able to effectively articulate the case for One Love support
- High energy, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic
- Ability to manage multiple priorities at once and to galvanize others to do so as well
- Collaborative, team-driven style
- Superior organizational, time-management and follow-up skills
- Goals and metrics oriented
- Entrepreneurial mindset that embraces experimentation and can quickly pivot where required
- Demonstrated commitment to diversity; someone who views others with an assets-based lens, values all individuals and respects differences in regard to race, ethnicity, age, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstance
COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
This position is based in Baltimore and compensation and benefits package is competitive with comparable nonprofits in the region.
TO APPLY: Send the following to [email protected]
- Put: “I’m your next Maryland Regional Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line
- Include an attached resume in PDF format
- In 300 words or less, pitch us on why you’re the best candidate for the job and share a specific story about how this movement is important to you
One Love is committed to building a truly diverse and inclusive organization, and to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. One Love does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, sex, gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.