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 

CAMPAIGNS RESEARCHER [RACIAL JUSTICE]

This position is responsible for gathering, ingesting, and reporting information regarding advocacy and activism related to racial justice issues, current events, action opportunities, and education. The purpose is to keep senior staff, campaigns department, and social media staff updated on movements and major headlines related to the researcher's area of focus. The researcher collects breaking news, pending newsworthy court cases and legislation, and upcoming activist actions and events. Suggested research methods include (but are not limited to) email alerts (e.g. gmail alerts), social media, news outlets in any format, and networking with organizations and people who work on this issue and related issues. Although campaign researchers focus on an individual area of activism, most topics will overlap and all research and reporting should be conducted through an intersectional lens. 

This position reports to the Research Team Lead and the Campaigns Director. This position will require 4 hours per week, though hours may vary depending on the news cycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide at least one report per month, in addition to any breaking new items throughout the month.
  • Be responsive and engaged with all team and department communications in a timely manner.
  • Find ways to connect current HPA campaigns and projects to your issue area, such as sharing relevant links with the Social Media team, following HPA partner activities, and writing long form articles for HPA’s Medium.
  • Help the HPA plan upcoming campaigns and/or actions related to racial justice.
  • Contribute to major HPA campaigns regardless of the issue. This may involve research, copy writing and editing, brainstorming, strategy, and other forms of creative collaboration.

Qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for racial justice, advocacy, action, and education.
  • Some understanding of the US legal system and other relevant legal entities and procedures.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to view each headline, victory, and setback in the broader context of the movement.
  • Enthusiasm for story and fandom.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

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.

 

SOCIAL MEDIA ANALYST

Social media is the backbone of the HPA’s campaigns and outreach. In order to continue to improve our engagement and thereby further our mission, it is important that we consistently track and analyze the data on our engagement. This volunteer position supports the HPA’s Department of Magical Causes and Correspondence by helping to track, analyze, and measure the impact of our digital communications. We’re looking for people who have experience and passion for analytic data as well as a sophisticated understanding of social media.

This position reports to the Analytics Team Leads and the Campaigns Director and will require an average of 7.5 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities 

  • Track weekly data for one or more official HPA social media platforms with an emphasis on analyzing the data for higher engagement.

  • Track unique data for individual campaigns (e.g. unique hashtags, one-off websites, fundraising data, etc.)

  • Investigate new methods of tracking and analyzing data.

  • Compile a monthly report of assigned platform(s) and present to the Analytics and Social Media Teams and Campaigns Director.

  • Contribute to post-campaign reports.

  • Attend regular analytics team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with analytics and statistics

  • Deep understanding of social media engagement

  • Consistent work and team player

  • Familiarity with Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, and all common social media platforms

  • Passion for numbers and spreadsheets

  • Interest in social change and activism

  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sara at saram@thehpalliance.org. 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.