Think of Us (TOU) operates as an R+D lab for child welfare. We take on strategic - and opportunistic - projects with the goal of causing “good trouble” and ultimately, driving concrete, structural changes in policy, practice, resource flows, power dynamics, relationships and mental models.
Our ultimate goal is to build proximity so that those with Lived Experience in child welfare (former foster youth and those surrounding them) are fully integrated into every level and every decision of the system, ensuring everyone touched by child welfare has the conditions they need to Heal, Develop and Thrive.
We work across the ecosystem of current and former foster youth, child welfare workers, philanthropists and policymakers to Spark, Support and Drive to change the power dynamics to systematically center those with lived experience in child welfare.
Think of Us is doing revolutionary work, and we need your help deepening our connection to our community – current and former foster youth, partners, supporters, and beyond – through scaled digital outreach. Developing a way to thoughtfully and effectively communicate + share crucial resources with our growing youth network is a particular priority of ours, so building that strategy and workflow will be a core focus of your work. Success across all audiences + channels means having recipients responding to your call-to-actions.
Some questions to explore and solve in this role: how can we efficiently create and send engaging and impactful content to a broad audience? What outreach channels work and what don’t? How can we make each campaign better than the last? If you are creative and analytical, scrappy and quality-obsessed, you could be a great fit!
A recent challenge we tackled: we wanted to share out a new grant opportunity for youth in California, and we needed to segment our user database to establish our campaign audience. We then needed to contact them via the most impactful channels – which meant some rapid trial and error – and ensure that they got the right information at the right moment. The work was a frantic scramble... and it was also an audacious undertaking that connected an unprecedented number of youth with crucial government funds.
At Think of Us, we’re proud of our dynamic and sometimes chaotic culture – it means we’re ready to meet challenges and opportunities as they emerge. You must be comfortable operating effectively even when priorities are shifting, tasks are ambiguous, and many strong perspectives are existing in the same room at once.
Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 dependent on experience of delivering results.