Volunteer

Volunteer

Are you part of an HPA chapter but want to be even more involved? Are you addicted to the Internet? In love with all things Harry Potter and social change? We are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated members to join our volunteer staff!

How to Apply:

To apply for a volunteer staff position, send an email to jobs@thehpalliance.org (unless a different email address is specified below) with which job you’re applying for in the subject line. Please include:

  • A little information about yourself and why you want to join our staff.
  • A resume, or explanation of past work experience.
  • Estimated number hours per week you can volunteer (minimum: 7 hours)
  • Any sample materials you think would be helpful: writing samples, video samples or hyperlinks to your work

Open Positions   

WAND GRAPHICS & LAYOUT EDITOR

The WAND is more than just a quarterly publication featuring the HPA’s current campaigns and recent accomplishments. It is also a powerful donor stewardship tool and a means of developing strong relationships with our most influential supporters and strategic partners. In order to reach its potential, the WAND must maintain a high visual standard and incorporate the HPA’s unique branding, voice, and aesthetic into every story. The graphics and layout editor’s primary responsibility is ensuring that every element looks magical to the reader and that all visuals are as inspiring and as memorable as the written content.

This position reports to the HPA’s Executive Director and WAND Editor-in-Chief and requires 2 to 7.5 volunteer hours per week, depending on each issue’s editorial cycle.

Responsibilites:

  • Must be able to design pages and create common themes for the WAND magazine.

  • Keep our visual branding consistent and eye pleasing.

  • Work with editors to input copy and photos and ensure accurate layout.

  • Design cover art for most issues.

  • May be asked to create diagrams or charts to match the article.

  • Contribute spot illustrations to articles and features as needed.

  • Provide the final, print ready document to send to our printer that adheres to the printer specs and requirements.

  • Take direction from the Executive Director and the Editor-in-Chief.

  • Attend quarterly WAND meetings, read and respond to emails weekly, and attend all-staff meetings when possible.

Skills:

  • Must have a strong attention to detail and be able to meet deadlines.

  • Proficient in Adobe programs such as InDesign or InCopy, Illustrator, and Photoshop.

  • Must have access to either Adobe InDesign or InCopy.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to matt@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

RESOURCE TRANSLATOR: HINDI

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. Resource Translators help ensure that these resources are accessible on a global scale. This is a 3 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Translates resource documents as directed by the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication in Hindi
  • Ability to translate from English to Hindi
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to camille@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

RESOURCE TRANSLATOR: ARABIC

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. Resource Translators help ensure that these resources are accessible on a global scale. This is a 3 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Translates resource documents as directed by the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication in Arabic
  • Ability to translate from English to Arabic
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to camille@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview. 

CHAPTERS LIAISON: USA NORTHEAST

Do you enjoy helping people be the best they can be? Are you regularly the Parent Friend of the group? Are you good at keeping records? Want to foster community in a whole region? This job is for you! As a Chapters Liaison you are the first point of contact between chapters and HPA HQ. It's your role to not only serve as a mentor to them, but to become the expert on the chapters in your region. This is a 5 hour per week commitment.  

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Outreach Team Leader
  • Sends monthly check in emails to all chapters in your region
  • Assists chapters with questions and problem solving
  • Helps chapters find the resources they need
  • Completes monthly reports on chapter activities
  • Ensures all records are up to date
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication
  • Timeliness and willingness to work one on one with chapters
  • Motivation to find creative ways to connect chapters in your region
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to camille@thehpalliance.org if you are interested. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.