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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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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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