Secular Jobs & Internships
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Secular Student Alliance Seeks Communications Associate
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The Secular Student Alliance is looking for a social media savvy person who takes pride in their superior organizational skills, ability to get along with people, and has a drive to amplify the voices of secular students to join our team as our new Communications Associate.
The Communications Associate will provide overall support for the SSA’s communications activities. The Communications Associate will work closely with the Director of Communications and other SSA staff to achieve timely, accurate, and relevant communications. These communications advance SSA’s mission and inform others about the activities of the SSA’s affiliate groups and individual student activists.
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in a communications-related field or equivalent experience
- One to two years of relevant work experience spectacular writing and editing skills
- Strong oral communication and public speaking skills with excellent verbal and written command of the English language
- Strong attention to detail
- Excellent scheduling and organizational skills
- Act as liaison between headquarters and the Director of Communications based in Washington, DC
- Ability to respond appropriately to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities
- Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
- Comfort and ability to work within a culturally diverse and accepting environment
- Ability to conduct online research
- Knowledge of and/or interest in secular and student issues
- Ability to work well independently as well working as an effective part of a team
- Proficient in basic office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Knowledge of and/or interest in new and emerging online tools such as Instagram, Storify, podcasts, and smartphone applications
Applications for the Communications Associate position will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply soon.
Center For Inquiry seeks Database Admin
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The Center for Inquiry is looking for a database administrator to complete database conversion project and then maintain and update system following.
The systems are all a part of the Blackbaud software suite and include the Raiser's Edge, Net Community Spark, and Convio Luminate. Position is based in Amherst, NY.
Incumbent will work primarily with the development staff. De-duping and preparing for the final phases of the conversion are the initial focus; assisting with the creation of policies, procedures and workflows will also be necessary. The incumbent will also train staff to these systems.
Essential Job Tasks and Activities:
- Administer and maintain security and integrity of the Raiser's Edge and related databases while working collaboratively with the staff.
- Point person for all database-related issues with local and remote staff, volunteers, and donors in addition to support staff at Blackbaud.
- Ability to work independently.
- Assist with the creation and implementation of data policies as the systems evolve.
- Customer service focus
Interested and qualified individuals should send cover letter and resume to: [email protected].
Sunday Assembly seeks Volunteer Organizers
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The Sunday Assembly seeks fun and friendly people that want to get experience volunteering for a grassroots Community Building Summer Programme. The Sunday Assembly is changing the world and who want the chance to make a real difference to the expansion of Sunday Assembly globally.
Purpose of the Community Organiser
You’ll be acting as guides to organisers of new assemblies that are setting up around the world. Community Organisers will help support new Assemblies to put together a local organising team and get things up and running, as well as being a friendly point of contact to help them troubleshoot problems as they arise.
By the end of your internship you will have helped create new communities across the world.
Projects May Include:
- Making contact with our organising teams and leaders from around the world
- Being their ‘Guide’ through the process of starting up a new local Sunday Assembly
- Making sure new Assemblies have all the documents and toolkits they need to get going
- Responding to queries as and when they arise (during office hours)
- Finding other potential organisers in the local areas you’re working with to help form a local organising team
Skills, Abilities and Attributes:
- Positive, friendly and fun (absolutely essential!)
- Fantastic written and verbal communication skills (most of your work will be done on the phone, via skype or by email)
- Self motivated and well organised
- An interest in community organisations and social change
- A commitment to wanting to make the world a better place
- Experience of volunteering or working for a grassroots community organisation (desirable)
You’ll also need a laptop and Skype for you to work on.
6 weeks (ideally full time but not essential) from the week commencing Tuesday 28th May (some flexibility on start date if still finishing exams etc).
Hours by agreement working remotely.
Attendance at a Sunday Assembly in US ideal, but if there ain't one near you, don't sweat it.
Support and Benefits:
- The chance to make a real difference to the expansion of an exciting, young, international grassroots organisation
- A glowing reference upon successful completion of the programme
- The warm fuzzy feeling of knowing you’re helping to change the world for the better
What to do next:
If you’re interested in coming on board for the summer, drop us a line ASAP and by Wed 21st May at the latest, at info@sundayassembly[email protected] telling us the following (in 250 words or less)
- why you think Sunday Assembly is great
- why you are great
- and finally how you think your greatness can make Sunday Assembly even more great
Please pop “I want to make Sunday Assembly even more great” in the subject line of your email so they can find your email quickly.
Humanists of Florida Association seeks several Volunteer Coordinators
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Humanists of Florida Associations seeks interested volunteer coordinator. Each coordinator will spend just a few hours a month to help promote Humanism. Check the link above to see if any coordinator positions listed is right for you.
Each position requires 2-3 hours per week. After 6 months of continuous volunteering with a positive review, a letter of recommendation will be given (upon request) as well as free admission to their annual conference.
Click here to read highlights from their last conference.You may apply for more than one position.
Atheist Alliance International seeks Social Media Administrator
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Atheist Alliance International (AAI) seeks a candidate to manage its social media channels and campaigns and to assist in membership management.
This is considered to be a part-time contract position consisting of 15-20 hours per week.
This position will be responsible for:
- Posting AAI campaign- and image-directed messages for AAI to social media channels, including Facebook; Twitter; Google+; and AtheistNexus.
- Coordinating AAI News Team and posting new articles from Team to the AAI website.
- Crafting campaign messages to be disseminated through email and social media, as directed by other AAI officers.
- Executing campaigns through AAI's social media platform as directed by other AAI officers.
- May also be responsible for scheduling & arranging for Secular World podcast co-hosts and guests as directed by other AAI officers.
The position will be as a contractor to AAI and be paid a rate of US $800-$1,200 per month, depending on experience and other skills brought to the position.
Position to be open until filled. Interested candidates should submit a resume and up to a page explaining your interest and the background you bring to this position to: [email protected].
International Institute for Secular Humansitic Judaism seeks Campus Outreach Coordinator
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- At least one year experience working with youth, with campus or community organizing, or in non-profit management.
- Strong identification with the ideas of cultural, Humanistic and Secular Judaism.
- Organized and professional with strong writing and computer skills. Graphic design skills a plus.
- Relates well to college-aged students, professors and university administrators.
Hours: 5-10 hours per week in first year
Compensation: $4,000 per year, to increase as job responsibilities increase
Job description may be downloaded here.
To learn more about the International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism, visit their website.
To Apply: Send a resume and cover letter to:
International Institute for Secular Humanistic Judaism
[email protected] or 175 Olde Half Day Road, Suite 124, Lincolnshire, IL 60069
For more information contact IISHJ Dean for North America Adam Chalom at [email protected] or 847-383-6330.
Project Interfaith seeks Development Intern
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Project Interfaith educates and engages people on issues of faith, religion, identity, interfaith relations, and religious and cultural diversity in new and interesting ways. They two motivated interns for Spring 2014. These internships are perfect for college students, recent graduates or those interested in getting non-profit experience. Click on the corresponding links below for more information.
- Development Internship - Project Interfaith’s Development Intern will help expand their development efforts to meet their increasing funding needs. This position is for someone interested in learning all aspects of development tasks for a non-profit organization.
Center For Inquiry seeks Web Developer
The web developer maintains CFI's current suite of websites and web applications and also develops additional web-based solutions to address various needs. The web developer will work closely with the web designer to:
- develop ExpressionEngine-based dynamic websites
- develop dynamic, database-driven Ruby-on-Rails applications for solutions that fall outside the bounds of standard content-management systems
- plan strategies to ensure that all of CFI’s web assets are effectively designed, developed, and maintained
- create documentation for all of CFI’s current websites and web applications.
- demonstrable experience with the Ruby language and the Ruby-on-Rails web framework
- experience administering and configuring Linux/Apache servers
- strong knowledge of HTML and CSS standards and compliance
- the ability to discern the macroscopic goals of Center for Inquiry and its affiliate organizations in order to create web solutions that provide the best compromise between the needs of the organizations, the capabilities of a small web department, and the potential solutions provided by dynamic web applications:
Additional information can be found here.
The Web Developer position is located at CFI headquarters in Amherst, NY. Telecommuting is not available for this position. Salary is negotiable and based on the applicant’s experience. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to [email protected]
To apply, send the following to Anthony Graham:
Current curriculum vitae/resume.
Letter (max 400 words) expressing interest and demonstrating the desirable characteristics
Optional: additional links or attachments demonstrating relevant activities or skills
*note: all positions are currently unpaid and virtual*
For more information submit the contact form or email Anthony at:
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- Reports to Director of Media and Communications
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