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Secular Student Alliance seeks Campus Organizing Assistant (PT)

Secular Student Alliance seeks Communications Director

Richard Dawkins Foundation seeks Development Director

Secular Coalition for America seeks Fall Interns

American Atheists seeks Membership Coordinator

Center for Inquiry seeks Web Content Coordinator

Recovering From Religion seeks Project Hotline Volunteers

Secular Coalition for America seeks Executive Director

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Secular Student Alliance seeks Campus Organizing Assistant (PT)
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Summary

The Secular Student Alliance is seeking a part-time Campus Organizing Assistant to provide program and administrative support to the Campus Organizing department and the Group Starting program.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative and logistical support to the Campus Organizing department
  • Organization of physical and digital materials
  • Preparing and mailing packets
  • Data entry/import processes
  • support for department-wide processes (affiliation renewals, grant allocations, etc.),
  • Coordinating the SSA’s Group Starting program in close collaboration with our regional staff
  • Maintains service delivery records
  • Provides direct support for students starting groups outside of our staffed regions
  • Updates materials as necessary
  • Leads our annual audit, evaluation, and budgeting for this program. 
  • Includes opportunities for:
    • Resource development
    • Organization-wide copyediting/proofreading
    • Programming
    • Conference travel

Requirements

  • Two years or more college experience
  • Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel OR Google Docs and Spreadsheets
  • Self-motivated and independent
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail
  • Able to follow directions and complete tasks autonomously
  • Able to maintain focus and be productive while managing simultaneous tasks
  • Ability to learn and navigate specialized computer systems
  • Flexible and adaptive

Experience

  • Knowledge of secular/atheist/humanist/freethought movement and/or involvement in a secular grassroots group (campus or off-campus)
  • Basic knowledge of HTML, PHP, and/or MySQL
  • Writing and/or technical writing, editing, and/or proofreading skills
  • Graphic design skills and/or experience with Adobe Creative Suite (most notably Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator)
  • Experience with CiviCRM, Drupal, phpList, or Wufoo

Compensation

  • Starts at $12/hour, 20 hours/week
  • Holiday pay for designated holidays (6/year, proportionate to hours worked/week)
  • Health, dental and vision insurance available (paid by employee)

To apply: send a cover letter and resume
hr DOT co AT secularstudents DOT org

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Secular Student Alliance seeks Communications Director
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Summary

The Communications Director works directly with our Executive Director, Director of Campus Organizing, Development Director, the Communications Associate (who will report to you), other staff, and Board members. Your work is to tell the story of the Secular Student Alliance and the student activists we serve. Students are the future (and the present!), and the Secular Student Alliance is at the center of shaping the secular movement.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage the Communications Department
  • Garner major media coverage in traditional media (newspapers, magazines, television, radio)
  • Strengthen our social media presence
  • Manage the email program. Being the primary email writer, and copy editing emails written by other staffers
  • Develop and lead coordinated communications campaign in support of organizational priorities. 
  • Understanding, segmenting, prioritizing, and engaging multiple audiences 
  • Act as a spokesperson for the Secular Student Alliance
  • Leverage secular student activism to normalize secular identities and spread secular values with multiple audiences
  • Set strategic direction for the organization as a key staff leader
  • Execute the Strategic Communications Plan and update the plan as needed.
  • Provide visionary leadership to shape the Secular Student Alliance brand
  • Manage and empower communications staff and interns
  • Provide primary oversight of www.secularstudents.org
  • Offer support and guidance for the communications work of the Campus Organizing and Development departments 

Requirements

  • Four-year degree (or equivalent experience)
  • Knowledge of the secular movement
  • Management experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Fantastic proofreading skills
  • Willing to travel to multi-day conferences up to once a month (all costs covered)
  • Investment in using research to make decisions and improve practices

Experience

  • Experience leading a team responsible for engaging and cultivating multiple audiences
  • Experience working with social media 
  • Experience executing a strategic communications plan
  • Experience developing and promoting a brand (ideally in a social change context)
  • Nonprofit leadership experience
  • Development or sales experience
  • Video production experience 
  • Graphic design experience
  • Experience working with the secular movement

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample (ideally a press release)
careers-dm AT secularstudents DOT org

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Richard Dawkins Foundation seeks Development Director
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Summary

The Director of Development will provide leadership, management and hands-on implementation of the Richard Dawkins Foundation for Reason & Science’s growing development program. Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will create and implement fundraising strategies that will advance RDFRS’ work, with particular emphasis on major donors and membership growth.

RDFRS is seeking a talented professional with a can-do spirit who moves easily between the big picture and the day-to-day details, performs at the highest professional standards, and is exceptionally fast, accurate and well-organized.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the planning and implementation of the fundraising program. Create the annual fundraising plan, goals and timetables for major gifts, membership, events and other fundraising activities
  • Develop strategies and tactics to significantly increase giving by individuals and broaden support, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, stewarding and maintaining relationships with major donors
  • Meet or exceed annual fundraising goals
  • Serve as staff liaison to the Board of Directors and work closely with its members and members of the RDFRS Advisory Board to achieve development goals
  • Report to and work collaboratively with the President & CEO to meet the organization’s strategic goals
  • Write and produce all development written and digital materials
  • Prepare and present development reports to the Executive Director, the Board of Directors, the Advisory Board and major donors
  • Maintain the donor database and all records related to fundraising
  • Write regular communications to donors at different giving levels. Implement individualized donor communications plans
  • Investigate and implement web-based fundraising programs, using the latest in crowd-funding and other techniques
  • Identify and supervise interns and volunteers to assist the development program
  • Manage the development department in a fiscally sound manner. Ensure that systems and procedures are in place. Prepare the development expense budget and closely monitor financial progress

Requirements

  • Proven track record of success in implementing successful individual/major gifts programs and membership programs
  • Excellent writing, verbal, analytical, and computer skills
  • Excellent database skills. Knowledge of CiviCRM, VTiger, PayPal and web coding is preferred
  • Superb management and organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Entrepreneurial approach to working in an environment with limited resources
  • Some travel may be required
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • The position is based in Washington D.C.

Experience

  • Minimum of four years of development experience. At least two years in a supervisory capacity is preferred
  • Experience managing and motivating high-level volunteers
  • Experience in marketing is a plus
  • Experience in the secular community or in the sciences is a plus

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Robyn Blumner
robyn AT richarddawkins DOT net

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Secular Coalition for America seeks Fall Interns

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Summary

The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or law students for unpaid internship positions from Monday, August 31, 2015 through Friday, December 18, 2015. SCA is a 501(c)(4) advocacy organization located in Washington, D.C. Its mission is to increase the visibility of and respect for nontheistic viewpoints in the United States, and to protect and strengthen the secular character of our government as the best guarantee of freedom for all.

As a small non-profit, this internship will provide ample opportunities to take on responsibility and produce work samples for addition to a portfolio. Interns work directly with SCA staff and have the opportunity to learn and assist in the four main departments of the office: lobbying and advocacy; research and outreach; development and fundraising; and communications through traditional and new media.

Interns must be available a minimum of 15 hours per week between 10 am and 6 pm, although full-time availability of 40 hours per week is preferred. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be expected. Transportation costs to and from Washington, D.C. will not be provided.

Communications Intern

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Familiarity with Wordpress, the Adobe Suite, graphic design software or video editing are strongly preferred. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Writing press releases and blog posts
  • Posting the SCA Morning Read to social media platforms
  • Updating the SCA website
  • Researching and updating media contact lists
  • Developing SCA’s social media presence by promoting SCA content, expanding the SCA base of followers and managing interaction with current followers

State Chapter Intern

The State Chapter Intern will work directly with the SCA Legislative Associate, Sarah Levin. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Periodically checking and posting state and local news, primarily relevant legislation and court cases
  • Updating state chapter websites
  • Producing and monitoring content on state chapter social media platforms

Legislative Intern (Current Law Students Only)

The Secular Coalition for America is seeking a current law student to directly assist the Legislative Manager, Diana Castillo. This internship is ideal for first or second year law students seeking substantive, hands-on experience in the field of public policy. Applicants for this position must submit a writing sample. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Drafting memoranda
  • Analyzing statutes  
  • Writing policy papers 
  • Attending Hill meetings 
  • Researching case law and precedent 

Operations and Development Intern

The Operations and Development Intern will work directly with the SCA Director of Operations, Austin Cooper. This internship is ideal for students interested in learning about the day-to-day inner workings of a non-profit organization and students of business and accounting seeking hands-on experience. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Working with Quickbooks
  • Drafting year-end tax letters for donors
  • Receive training to assist the Director of Operations in accounting for both (c)3 and (c)4 operations.
  • Receive training to assist Director of Operations in database management, specifically CiviCRM
  • Maintaining relationships with small and mid-level donor base
  • Tracking progress of fundraising campaigns

Outreach Intern

The Outreach Intern will work directly with the Legislative Associate, Sarah Levin. Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Researching local and national secular community events
  • Updating the SCA calendar
  • Taking regular inventory of outreach materials
  • Assisting in event planning for outreach events 

To apply: send a cover letter and resume by August 7, 2015
dan AT secular DOT org

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American Atheists seeks Membership Coordinator
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Summary

The Membership Coordinator provides administrative support to American Atheists by processing and acknowledging incoming gifts, developing, maintaining, and soliciting membership renewal lists, and serving as a primary point of contact for members and supporters of American Atheists.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of membership information.
  • Process incoming gifts, donations, and contributions to American Atheists. 
  • Acknowledge, thank, and fulfill membership cards for new and renewing members and donors.
  • Develop, design, and regularly distribute compelling renewal mailings for annual members of American Atheists. 
  • Develop, design, and regularly distribute compelling email appeals. 
  • Compile membership and donor reports for the National Program Director and President.
  • Assist department heads in identifying prospective major donors by completing research, preparing call lists, arranging meetings during travel.
  • Develop and design informational publications for members, donors, and supporters, including brochures, pamphlets, and others.
  • Write compelling, engaging, informative articles and copy for member newsletters, annual reports, and other American Atheists publications. 
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for supporter inquiries, questions, and member support received via email or telephone.
  • Provide excellent customer service for American Atheists members and supporters.
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned. 

Requirements

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent experience with one to three years of related experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to articulate the priorities and mission of American Atheists.
  • Superb attention to detail and ability to meet regular deadlines.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little supervision.
  • A supporters-first attitude in handling questions, concerns, and inquiries from members, donors, and supporters.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, including court cases, public relations strategy, and pending announcements with discretion and integrity.
  • Interest in and passion for the mission of American Atheists.
  • This position is based in Cranford, New Jersey, just outside New York City.

Experience

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel is a must.
  • Experience with the Adobe Suite and other creative tools is a plus.
  • Experience with RaisersEdge or other membership database tools is a plus. 

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements
careers AT atheists DOT org

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Center for Inquiry seeks Web Content Coordinator
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Summary

The Center for Inquiry, a nonprofit educational organization advocating for science and secularism, is looking to hire a Web Content Coordinator to maintain and add new content to its websites. They have a number of sites to which they regularly add new articles, posts, and other updates, and are looking for someone to help keep things running smoothly.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work directly with our Web Product Designer.
  • Most responsibilities will involve formatting and adding new content to existing sites

Requirements

  • Detail-oriented and have a good eye for whether things look right or wrong
  • Should know how to make things look consistent and presentable—and how to catch and fix problems when they occur
  • Be able to communicate clearly, reliably, and comfortably
  • Learning new concepts and skills to expand your areas of expertise
  • Staying on top of a variety of different projects at the same time
  • Willing to move to Amherst, NY to work at CFI–Transnational 

Experience

  • Formatting and managing posts, entries, or other content in a blogging platform or content management system
  • Some basic HTML tags and CSS styles
  • More advanced image manipulation and creation
  • ExpressionEngine or Wordpress in particular
  • HTML email composition
  • Resizing and cropping images for web use
  • Modifying a site’s theme/template to suit changing needs

To apply: send a cover letter, resume, and a few links to your work
webdev+jobs AT centerforinquiry DOT net

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Recovering From Religion seeks Project Hotline Volunteers
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Summary

Recovering from Religion receives countless emails and phone calls from people seeking help on their journey away from faith, at all hours of the day and night, and wants to help everyone who contacts them. Through Hotline Project, they will offer 24/7 national, regional, and local resources – a secular support network people can utilize in their most urgent time of need. Free training classes are going on now and they’re already taking live calls, but need your help to staff to capacity.

  • Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • Managing a phone/computer for struggling people to call
  • Answering the call and helping the caller through their struggles
  • Hotline Agents may train other hotline staff

Requirements

  • A computer
  • Commited availability for the times you sign up for
  • Must be 21 years of age or older

Experience

  • Non-english language skills a plus

To apply: fill out the volunteer form with all required fields, including a reference
Click here to apply

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Secular Coalition for America seeks Executive Director
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Summary

The Executive Director serves as the Chief Executive Officer for the Secular Coalition for America, a 501(c)(4) organization, and its sister organization, the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Directors and is a non-voting member of the Board. The Executive Director is responsible for the organization’s achievement of its mission and financial objectives. The Executive Director oversees the lobbying and public education efforts for the Coalition and its member organizations and serves as the chief spokesperson. The Executive Director supervises all staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Public Policy Development and Advocacy
  • Financial Planning, Management and Oversight
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Program Development and Administration
  • Communications
  • Staff Recruitment, Training and Supervision

Requirements

  • Demonstrated management experience
  • Demonstrated capacity to communicate with legislators, federal agencies, the media and other stakeholders and opinion leaders
  • Graduate level education in the law, public policy (or related fields) or comparable experience
  • A vision of how SCA can grow its influence in Washington to be commensurate with representing its fast-growing constituency of secular American citizens
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and public speaking ability
  • Critical thinking, relation management, negotiation and diplomacy skills needed to resolve conflicts and foster cooperation
  • Highest of ethical standards and a strong work ethic

Experience

  • Capitol Hill experience and/or supervisory experience with an advocacy organization at the federal level
  • Record of effective advocacy and public policy campaign leadership skills
  • Familiar with secular legal, legislative and public policy matters and be able to work with and represent the interest of a diverse coalition of atheists and humanists

To apply: email cover letter and resume to Joe McCormack and Michelle Kriste
Applications will be accepted and processed on a rolling basis. All inquiries or referrals will be held in strict confidence.
search AT wbbmccormack DOT com

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