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 

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. 

 

TRAINING FACILITATOR

The Training Facilitator works with the Training Team to implement the Chapter Organizers training program, including facilitating online workshops, providing feedback to chapter organizers, and administrative duties as assigned. Reports to Training Team Leader. This is a 7.5 hour per week commitment. 

Responsibilities 

  • Responsible for the implementation of the Chapter Organizers Training program, including facilitating online workshops, assessing completed training assignments, and providing feedback for program participants. 
  • Performs administrative duties such as record keeping, updating documents, and sending emails
  • Designs and facilitates additional trainings for campaigns and projects as assigned 
  • May also assist with Granger Leadership Academy as assigned

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication
  • Comfort speaking in front of small groups
  • Ability to provide effective feedback and critique
  • Timeliness
  • Good humor and a positive attitude
  • Prior experience in facilitation, teaching, and/or leadership training roles highly preferred but not required

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. 

  

Social Media Copywriter

The Social Media Team strategizes, organizes, and produces all content for the HPA’s Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, and Pinterest accounts. This volunteer position will write draft copy for social media platforms as well as assisting with copywriting for other projects in the Campaigns Department such as email blasts, press releases, and occasionally the website and submissions for the quarterly newsletter, The W.A.N.D. We’re looking for someone with a natural talent for writing, deep familiarity with social media trends, and a reliable work ethic and team spirit!

This position reports to the Social Media Team Lead and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Write draft copy for social media platforms following specific topic areas, such as HPA Chapter activities, Campaigns, Current Events, etc.  Topic areas will be assigned after volunteers are brought on.
  • Suggest content for social media platforms.
  • Help brainstorm and strategize messaging for campaigns.
  • Occasionally write copy for  email blasts, press releases, the website, and The W.A.N.D.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant updates to social media channels and trends.
  • Attend regular Social Media Team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

Qualifications:

  • Experience writing copy and/or reporting
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and all common social media platforms
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and a writing sample to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. Your writing sample should demonstrate your ability to write for three platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

Pinterest Curator

The Social Media Team strategizes, organizes, and produces all content for the HPA’s Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Snapchat, Medium, and Pinterest accounts. This volunteer position will work with the Social Media Team to curate the HPA’s Pinterest page.  While this will be the Pinterest Curator’s primary duties, there will be opportunities for additional projects such as assisting with copywriting for email blasts, press releases, and the HPA website and long form submissions for the quarterly newsletter, The W.A.N.D. We’re looking for someone who is a Pinterest expert with extensive experience using the platform (either personally or professionally), a natural talent for writing, deep familiarity with social media trends, and a reliable work ethic and team spirit!

This position reports to the Social Media Team Lead and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Under the guidance of the Social Media Team Lead, curate/write draft content for Pinterest.  
  • Suggest content for social media platforms.
  • Help brainstorm and strategize messaging for campaigns.
  • Occasionally write copy for  email blasts, press releases, the website, and The W.A.N.D.
  • Keep abreast of all relevant updates to social media channels and trends.
  • Attend regular Social Media Team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience with Pinterest
  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft Office, and all common social media platforms
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Ability to be a collaborative team player
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

To apply, please send (a) cover letter, (b) resume and (c) links to examples of your work on Pinterest to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.