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American Humanist Association seeks Social Justice Digital Media Interns

American Atheists seek Staff Attorney

Society for Humanistic Judaism seeks Executive Director

Secular News Network seeks Writers

Secular Coalition for America seeks Interns

American Humanist Association seeks Interns

Camp Quest West seeks Virtual Office Administrator

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American Humanist Association seeks Social Justice Digital Media Intern
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Summary

Are you passionate about humanist activism and secular social justice? If so, you may be a good fit for the American Humanist Association's social justice digital media internship. This is a great opportunity to support the organization's current work involving advancing humanist values and progressive issue advocacy. 3 days/week (Mon/Tues/Thurs), 10am-4pm. In office or remote.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create and manage digital media related to our adjunct groups, the LGBTQ Humanist Alliance, the Feminist Humanist Alliance, and the Black Humanist Alliance.
  • Research current events and stories relevant to our social justice initiatives
  • Aid with contact and follow-up with individuals, groups, and organizations engaged in humanist and social justice activism.
  • Update and organize a spreadsheet of humanist volunteers engaged in outreach programs
  • Pitch and write articles for theHumanist.com
  • Other duties related to assisting the social justice coordinator, and other staff members of the AHA office as assigned

Requirements

  • Strong intersectional analysis of cultural prejudices and oppression
  • Well-informed familiarity with social issues, including (but not limited to) sex, gender, race, sexuality, and disability
  • Understands the framework of being an accomplice (rather than "ally") for social justice progress
  • Applicants should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and reliable.

To apply: fill out the application form on Idealist.org
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American Atheists seek Staff Attorney
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Summary

American Atheists seeks a full-time attorney to support its legal and public policy center. The Staff Attorney will advance the work of the American Atheists Legal Center. The Staff Attorney will review requests for legal assistance and information from members; update the American Atheists' website about relevant legal issues, current legal cases, and the legal FAQs about separation of religion and government. The Staff Attorney will help craft complaints, conduct legal research, draft and edit documents, and write briefs. The Staff Attorney may also assist with public policy initiatives as needed.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct thorough legal research.
  • Write clear and concise legal documents for the courts and documents explaining legal issues for the public.
  • Update American Atheists' legal information resources on its website and other media.
  • Demonstrate compassion and understanding to members who seek assistance.
  • Travel and represent American Atheists at conferences and other events.
  • Collaborate with secular organization attorneys and coalition partner organizations.
  • Contribute to American Atheists' newsletter, magazine, and social media.
  • Provide excellent customer service to American Atheists members and supporters.
  • Perform other related duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
  • The Staff Attorney may work from the Cranford, NJ office or from home in the Washington, D.C. area with the expectation that the Staff Attorney will work at American Atheists' D.C. office that will open in mid-2017.

Requirements

  • Demonstrated interest in separation of religion and government issues and a willingness to support the mission of American Atheists.
  • Juris doctor degree from an ABA-accredited law school.
  • Current admission to any state bar in the United States.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Superb attention to detail and ability to meet regular deadlines.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information, including court cases, public relations strategy, and pending announcements with discretion and integrity.
  • Experience with WordPress and basic web standards.
  • Experience with LexisNexis or other legal research system, Microsoft Office, particularly Word, and Google Docs.

To apply: go to the idealist.org listing and apply online.
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Society for Humanistic Judaism seeks Executive Director
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Summary

The primary charge of the new Executive Director (ED) will be to realize the board-approved goals and recommendations of the Vision Project at this critical stage of SHJ’s existence, working with a highly motivated board and staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Growing membership
  • Fundraising beyond current sources of income
  • Advocacy and networking around secular Jewish issues
  • Inspirational engagement of the Society and its potential constituency among North American Jews
  • Overall strategic and operational responsibility for executing SHJ’s mission and implementing Board policy
  • Developing new donors in the Jewish and Humanist communities
  • Directing SHJ’s programs
  • Growing the organization
  • Be a principal spokesperson for SHJ
  • Overall responsibility for communication and outreach

Requirements

  • A strong understanding and commitment to Humanistic Judaism.
  • At least five years of senior nonprofit management experience, including actual success in developing and implementing strategies which grew an organization.
  • A proven fundraiser, friend-raiser, and network-builder with strong marketing, public relations, and communications skills. Knowledge of and experience with fundraising strategies, grant writing, and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
  • Excellent verbal, written, digital and social media communication skills.
  • Strong public speaking ability.
  • Availability to travel multiple times per year to conferences, meetings and to the SHJ office.

To apply: Please send a cover letter and resume in one electronic file by to July 27th.
shjedsearch AT gmail DOT com


Secular News Network seeks Writers
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Secular News Network is looking for unpaid reporters, columnists, editorial cartoonists, and guest columnists. 

Requirements

  • News articles must be originals
  • Articles should be 500-600 words long
  • Can cover:
    • Events
    • Tea Party Watch
    • Culture Wars
    • Court Battles
    • Politics
    • God and Science
    • Views
    • Woo Review

To apply: email Jenica Crail a writing sample
jenica AT dogmadebate DOT com


Secular Coalition for America seeks Interns

The Secular Coalition for America (SCA) seeks highly motivated undergraduate, graduate, or law students for unpaid internship positions in the spring, summer and fall semesters. 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.

SCA has internship positions available in its Communications, State Chapter and Outreach, Legislative, and Operations and Development departments. Applicants for the Legislative Intern position must be current law students. Positions remain open until filled throughout the year.

For info on how to apply contact Dan Green
Dan AT secular DOT org


Camp Quest West seeks Virtual Office Administrator
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Summary

Camp Quest West is seeking a Virtual Office Administrator who can coordinate communication and recordkeeping via phone and computer. This is a year-round, flexible part-time, work-from-home position. You would act as a first point of contact for parents and volunteers, send follow-up reminders and assist volunteer task force leads with record-keeping, reporting, tweeting, and tracking. You would report to and meet regularly by phone with your board-appointed supervisor. This is a great job for someone who can wear multiple hats and keep things organized and on schedule.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Effective and professional email and phone communication with customers, volunteers, vendors and board members
  • Backend data management including data entry and pulling camp statistics for board reports
  • Drafting or editing documents to support task forces
  • Assisting board executives with communication and recordkeeping
  • Managing occasional donor or parent mailings
  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements

  • Some college
  • A friendly, customer-driven attitude
  • Good communication skills: email, phone, Facebook
  • A friendly, customer-driven attitude
  • Good time-management, multi-tasking, and organizational skills
  • Absolute commitment to integrity, privacy, and professionalism
  • Ability to manage occasional postal mailings
  • Internet access (you will work from home)
  • Phone access (you will call from home)
  • Weight will be given to candidates who are:
    • Located in California, or the Pacific time zone.
    • Verbal fluency in Spanish (for communicating with parents)

Experience

  • Experience with camp administration, office administration, or project management
  • Experience working in a professional setting
  • Intermediate-level familiarity with Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel

To apply: email resume to David Diskin
West-Careers AT CampQuest DOT org

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Opportunities for Law Students to Help Find Jobs or Internships
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Are you a law student and/or part of an SSA Secular Legal Society on your campus? We have formed a new partnership with the Appignani Humanist Legal Center at the American Humanist Association in order to better support you and your group. As part of this partnership, we are making available a new service to enable law students to contact any friendly allies in the legal world about potential jobs or internships in a specific geographic area. If you would like to submit an inquiry, please let us know and we will work with the AHLC to connect you to any opportunities that might exist. Or if you have any questions, let us know!


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