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Interfaith Youth Core seeks Alumni Relations Associate

Freedom From Religion Foundation seeks Webmaster/Information Technology Support Specialist

Secular News Network seeks Writers

Spectrum Experience seeks Interns

Secular Coalition for America seeks Interns

American Humanist Association seeks Interns

Reason Rally 2016 seeks Volunteers

Camp Quest West seeks Virtual Office Administrator

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Interfaith Youth Core seeks Alumni Relations Associate
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Summary

In 2010, IFYC began a formal Alumni Relations program to ensure these interfaith leaders stay connected to IFYC and continue to advance interfaith cooperation throughout their lives. The program provides professional development support as well as connections to IFYC staff, other alumni, and current program participants. According to a 2012 survey, 96% of alumni are actively applying their interfaith leadership skills in their personal or professional lives. Our programming is designed to keep the largest possible percentage of the network actively engaged while also stewarding those with the greatest potential into positions of significant influence across strategic professional sectors.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Alumni Relations Programs 
  • Manage and update a tracking system to monitor relevant opportunities for alumni including jobs, internships, conferences, and awards; 
  • Proactively research opportunities directly connected to IFYC Alumni increasing interfaith cooperation; 
  • Support implementation of evolving programs, including but not limited to, fundraising strategies to create a culture of giving among IFYC Alumni, and a cross-organizational approach to onboarding graduating students to the IFYC Alumni network.
  • Develop content for social media and mass communications.
  • Assist in development of new resources, programs, and support mechanisms for IFYC Alumni based on constituent needs.
  • Provide coaching and support for a portfolio of IFYC Alumni leaders to assist them in their growth as professional and/or civic interfaith leaders.
  • Support members of IFYC Alumni Speakers Bureau in preparing for speaking opportunities. 
  • Strategically recruit IFYC Alumni participation in programs.
  • Ad hoc support for individual alumni via social media, phone, and email.
  • Support the building and use of systems for detailed data tracking.
  • Support preparations for IFYC Alumni gatherings and other events as needed; Represent IFYC Alumni at Interfaith Leadership Institutes and other conferences as needed.
  • Manage application/nomination processes and other logistics for programs including but not limited to a professional development fund, a fellowship program for social entrepreneurs, and graduate school scholarships available exclusively to IFYC Alumni. 
  • Assist Alumni Relations Manager and Director in other duties as assigned.
  • Occasional travel will be required.

Requirements

  • Ability to communicate knowledgeably and persuasively; Excellent formal and informal writing, proofreading, public speaking, phone, and social media skills.
  • Ability to design, manage, and adapt the strategies, systems, and processes needed to support a quickly growing network.
  • Strong competence in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
  • Strong planning, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Authorization to work in the United States.

Experience

  • At least 1 year of professional or student leadership experience in mentorship and/or project management.
  • Experience with using common social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat; Experience engaging large millennial audiences on social media preferred. 
  • Experience working with young adult leaders.

To apply: send cover letter and resume through the ADP application form by June 12, 2016
Application form


Freedom From Religion Foundation seeks Webmaster/Information Technology Support Specialist
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Summary

Full-time opportunity to work for lively nonprofit cause group focusing on state/church separation and freethought, based in new building in downtown Madison, Wisconsin. Continuing growth keeps FFRF very busy, and they also take time to have fun and celebrate successes in a collegial, casual office. Salary negotiable, based on experience. FFRF provides a generous benefit package, including vacation and sick leave, health insurance, dental insurance, short-term disability insurance, and a 401(k) plan with a generous employer contribution. Business hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Friday, with one-hour paid lunch. FFRF is an equal opportunity employer.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the structure and architecture of the website
  • Developing, editing and implementing dynamic templates across the entirety of the website
  • Integrating third party content APIs, such as video, audio, photos, documents or web apps for development, staff and end user’s needs
  • Managing search engine optimization, usability, accessibility and analytics 
  • Working with the communications coordinator to keep web content current and accurate
  • Recommending software, researching technology purchases and assisting staff with technology and networking needs
  • Monitoring system security, software and hardware licensing and management, and recommending and implementing IT solutions to improve efficiency 
  • Providing staff with basic tech support, including configuring new computers, installing and updating software as needed
  • Configuring and maintaining email and network access for office staff and visitors 
  • Trouble-shooting web/database end user support issues

Requirements

  • Have a Bachelor’s degree in information technology, computer science or related field or equivalent training and/or experience
  • Must have experience with HTML 5, CSS, and Javascript knowledge, PHP, SEO, accessibility standards (508 compliance) and Google Analytics
  • Proficiency with Joomla content management system preferred
  • InDesign and Adobe Photoshop helpful
  • Familiarity with CiviCRM
  • Video editing software (preferably Avid Media Composer) a huge plus  
  • Ability to communicate technological concepts and challenges to non-technical staff is also important

Experience

  • FFRF is a Mac environment

To apply: email cover letter and resume
helpwanted AT ffrf DOT org

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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


Spectrum Experience seeks Interns
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Summary

Spectrum Experience is a full-service brand and PR firm with expertise in experiential earned media. Spectrum Experience is devoted to inspirational ideas, progressive humanist innovation, and powerful, effective political change. They seek to empower businesses and changemakers who strive for a more humanist world.

Available Internships

Event Programming
The programming intern will be primarily responsible for assisting Spectrum Experience with planning creative, fun, and effective campaign events . Duties may include:

  • Working with volunteers vendors and venues to cerate successful events
  • Offering innovative and exciting event ideas
  • Assisting Spectrum Experience with event coordination
  • The ideal candidate:
    • Excited about progressive politics and changing the world through positive, engaging, and creative messaging and approaches to politics.
    • Interested in the innovative thinking about events with an eye for creating a fun and memorable experience with the viral potential on social media.
    • Looking for a fun internship opportunity, rich with creative and innovative approaches to civic engagement, messaging and campaigning
    • Able to complete work with minimal supervision
  • Outcomes:
    • Better understanding of complex event planning
    • Hands-on experience with campaign field work and planning events
    • Invaluable networking opportunities with progressive politicians and activists

Online Marketing
The Communications and Online Marketing intern will be primarily responsible for assisting Spectrum Experience implement viral and internet based marketing strategies for candidates and political issues. Duties may include:

  • Working with volunteers in the field, visiting voters
  • Offering innovative and exciting ideas for creating engaging marketing campaigns
  • Assisting Spectrum Experience with deployment of marketing plans
  • Offering suggesting on increasing the social impact or viral potential of marketing ideas
  • The ideal candidate is:
    • Excited about progressive politics and changing the world through positive, engaging, and creative messaging and approaches to politics.
    • Interested in creating real change and social impact through effective viral messaging and issues oriented marketing strategies.
    • Willing to engage voters in person, some times door-to-door
    • Looking for a fun internship opportunity, rich with creative and innovative approaches to civic engagement, messaging, and campaigning
    • Able to complete work with minimal supervision
    • Excellent familiarity with the use of major social media platforms
  • Outcomes:
    • Better understanding of the electoral process at local, state, and federal levels.
    • Hands-on experience with campaign messaging and marketing
    • Hands-on experience contributing to social media strategies and implementing those strategies.
    • Invaluable networking opportunities with progressive politicians and activists

Field Operations
The Field Operations intern will be primarily responsible for assisting Spectrum Experience implement their ground operations strategies for candidates. Duties may include:

  • Working with volunteers in the field, visiting voters
  • Offering innovative and exciting ideas for creating engaging campaign events
  • Assisting Spectrum Experience with event coordination
  • The ideal candidate is:
    • Excited about progressive politics and changing the world through positive, engaging, and creative messaging and approaches to politics.
    • Interested in the finer details of what it takes to run a political campaign
    • Willing to engage voters in person, some times door-to-door, and assist with coordinating campaign volunteers
    • Looking for a fun internship opportunity, rich with creative and innovative approaches to civic engagement, messaging and campaigning
    • Able to complete work with minimal supervision
  • Outcomes:
    • Better understanding of the electoral process at local, state, and federal levels.
    • Hands-on experience with campaign field work
    • Invaluable networking opportunities with progressive politicians and activists

All internships are unpaid. While they would prefer to offer internship positions for academic credit, they are willing to consider applicants seeking internship opportunities for experience only.

To apply: fill out the online application form. Direct questions to their Operations Manager, Andre Salais
andre AT spectrumexperience DOT com

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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


American Humanist Association seeks Interns
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Summary

The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how a progressive, national nonprofit organization works, while gaining valuable skills for the future.

Available Internships

  • Communications and Advocacy: The intern will track key issues and specific legislative developments, attend coalition meetings and briefings, draft action alerts, fact sheets, and articles for AHA's membership newsletter, Free Mind, and assist in implementing AHA's organization's media strategy.
    • drafting press releases
    • letters to the editor and opinion pieces
    • maintaining a media contact list
    • communicating AHA's message to the press
  • Editorial: The intern will assist the editorial staff of our national award-winning magazine, the Humanist.
    • Reviewing submissions
    • Fact-checking manuscripts and magazine articles
    • Proofreading
    • Assisting in managing the online magazine
    • Potentially writing editorials, book reviews, or articles
  • Field: The intern will assist in providing support for the AHA's 120 chapters and affiliates across the U.S., as well as providing support for the Humanist Celebrant program.
    • Contacting chapter leaders for updates
    • Preparing mailings and providing other services for chapters
    • Draft articles for Grass Roots News, the local group's newsletter
    • Assisting with content for and mailing of Action Packets
    • Assisting with other tasks as needed for the field

Requirements

  • Applicants should have a background or strong interest in one or more of the four areas.
  • Should be enthusiastic, organized, self-motivated, and reliable, and have an interest in humanism and progressive issues.
  • Interns' work schedules can range from part-time to full-time.
  • Internships are unpaid.

To apply: send resume, cover letter, areas of interest, and availability. Subject line: Attn: Intern Program
intern AT americanhumanist DOT org

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Reason Rally 2016 seeks Volunteers
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Summary

The Reason Rally is seeking volunteers to do various tasks before and during the rally. Volunteers do not need to be located in Washington D.C. in order to participate in certain roles. Volunteers are eligible to receive Reason Rally t-shirts!

Volunteer Roles

  • Info desk
  • Newsletter
  • Fundraising
  • Bus Captain
  • Registration
  • Social media
  • Graphic design
  • Student Outreach
  • Merchandise sales
  • ADA Accomodations
  • Capitol Hill escorting
  • Media/press support
  • Family Accomodations
  • Multi-cultural Outreach
  • Voter registration drive
  • Speaker support/escorting
  • VIP sales and packet pick-up
  • Mini-conference operational support
  • Service project coordination and leadership
  • Odd jobs (brief information-gathering or similar tasks)

To apply: complete the sign up form with availablity and areas of interests
Sign up form

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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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