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Atheist Alliance of America seeks Executive Director

Atheist Alliance of America seeks Editor

Center For Inquiry seeks Summer Interns

Secular Coalition for America seeks Spring and Summer Interns

American Humanist Association seeks Communications Associate

The Humanist Community at Harvard seeks Learning Lab Instructors

Humanists of Florida Association seeks several Volunteer Coordinators

Atheist Alliance International seeks Social Media Administrator

International Institute for Secular Humansitic Judaism seeks Campus Outreach Coordinator

Project Interfaith seeks Development Intern

Center For Inquiry seeks Web Developer

Secular Segment Positions

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Atheist Alliance of America seeks Executive Director
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Atheist Alliance of America is seeking an executive director who will supervise a small staff and coordinate activities of professional staff and volunteers. The ideal candidate will have proven organizational proficiency, established fundraising ability, and good communication skills, including some public speaking experience. Any interested person should send a rèsumè and other relevant materials to [email protected].

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Atheist Alliance of America seeks Editor
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Atheist Alliance of America is seeking an editor to handle all editorial aspects of its magazine Secular Nation, as well as keeping up a current a news site on its webpage and issue press releases for the national and local organizations. Education and/or experience in professional journalism is required. The successful candidate will likely have knowledge of the freethought community, skill and resources in photography, and some Internet proficiency. Any interested person should send a rèsumè and other relevant materials to [email protected].

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Center For Inquiry seeks Summer Interns
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The Center For Inquiry seeks two students to intern at CFI–Transnational in Amherst, NY this summer.

  • Stipend: $165/week
  • Dates: May 13 – August 2 (flexible)
  • Housing is provided
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or legally authorized to work in the United States

Interns will be trained in campus outreach, grassroots organizing, event planning and management, and other skills useful in nonprofit advocacy. Specific projects depend on the interns’ interests and experience but may include: developing new online campus organizing resources, producing audio and video materials, and designing new CFI On Campus promotional materials.

Email [email protected] for any questions about the internship. The application deadline is Tuesday, April 1st.

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Secular Coalition for America seeks Spring and Summer Interns
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The Secular Coalition for America is seeking part-time or full-time interns for their Washington, DC office.

Interns have the opportunity to help organizations connect with allies, support daily operations and work on exciting future projects.The SCA seeks proactive, driven, energetic people who are good team players but can also work independently. You must be able to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment. Experience in research and social media is strongly preferred. People of all faiths and no faith are welcome to apply, as long as you support the mission of the organization. Hours are flexible, but at least 10 hours per week is required.

Spring Internship
The internship is flexible, but generally will run from Wednesday, January 15, 2014 through Friday, April 18, 2014. Interns must be available a minimum of 10 hours per week between 9 am and 6 pm, on a schedule to be set in coordination with the intern's class schedule. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be expected. Transportation costs to and from Washington, D.C. will not be provided.

Summer Internship
The internship is a minimum 12 week program, but with flexible start dates between Wednesday, May 7th and Wednesday May 28th and end dates between Thursday July 31st and August 22nd. Interns must be available a minimum of 40 hours per week between 9 am and 6 pm. Occasional weekend and evening hours may be expected. Transportation costs to and from Washington, D.C. will not be provided.

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American Humanist Association seeks Communications Associate
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Summary: The American Humanist Association (AHA), a 501c3 nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a Communications Associate to report directly to the Director of Communications in order to maintain and expand the organization's public and media relations.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitor and maintain knowledge of the news industry, including familiarity with broadcast, print and online outlets
  • Draft press releases, op-eds, letters to the editor, action alerts, and other media outreach
  • Handle press calls and pitch story ideas to reporters
  • Use social media to promote the AHA's mission and stance on issues
  • Prepare and update media content for the AHA's website
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the AHA at public events or local groups
  • Manage publicity for AHA's publishing house, Humanist Press
  • Write articles for the organization's outreach publications, such as TheHumanist.com
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Requirements:

  1. Bachelor's degree
  2. At least three years experience in public relations, journalism or communications (familiarity with Meltwater and strong relationships with reporters a plus)
  3. Ability to multi-task and initiative to discover and take on new projects
  4. Excellent oral and writing skills
  5. Proofreading and copyediting abilities
  6. Ability and interest in promoting humanist and atheist viewpoints

Starting salary will be $35,000-$40,000 based on experience; position is located in Washington, DC. The American Humanist Association offers good benefits, including health insurance and access to a 403(b) retirement savings plan. The American Humanist Association is an equal opportunity employer.

Submit resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. The deadline to apply is March 21st.

Humanism is a progressive lifestance that, without theism or other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead meaningful, ethical lives capable of adding to the greater good of humanity.

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The Humanist Community at Harvard seeks Learning Lab Instructors
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The Humanist Community at Harvard seeks two part time Learning Lab Instructors. One instructor is needed for pre-K through early primary age and the other is needed for primary through early secondary age. Responsibilities include the following:

  • Prepare lesson plans for eight, 90-minute lessons, that align with the curriculum
  • Work with Humanist Community at Harvard staff to secure any needed supplies or materials for lessons
  • Teach lessons, manage classroom, and interact with parents before and after lessons
  • Write lesson descriptions for a monthly newsletter
  • Attend monthly curriculum committee meetings
  • Meet periodically with Humanist Community at Harvard staff
  • Other related duties as assigned by Humanist Community at Harvard staff

The anticipated time commitment for each position is approximately ten hours per month for ten months (two months of preparation over the summer and eight months of teaching over the academic year), and the total compensation for each position is $3000.

Ideal candidates need to have a commitment to educating youth and experience with the relevant age group.  Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, and references to Vanessa Zoltan at vzoltan@har[email protected] no later than March 21st.

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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.

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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]

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International Institute for Secular Humansitic Judaism seeks Campus Outreach Coordinator
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Qualifications:

  • 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.

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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.

  1. 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.

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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.

Requirements:

  • 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]

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Secular Segment - several positions open

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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:
[email protected]
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Director of Membership Development

  • In charge of recruitment and retention of members within The Secular Segment
  • Develop ways to recruit members
  • Improve member experience

Multimedia/News Assistant

  • Coordinates and posts photos, videos, and news in respective sections
  • Posts photos and videos to Facebook and Twitter pages
  • Find and post multimedia and news articles to website
  • Reports to Director of Media and Communications

Coordinator of Partnerships

  • Recruits organizations for partnership status
  • Coordinates relations with partner organizations

Blog Editor (Tradition of the Week)

  • Updates blog on a weekly basis
  • See Tradition of the Week page

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