Volunteer

Campaigns Historian


The HPA has been making magic for 13 years - we’re old enough go to Hogsmeade now! This means that we have a lot to learn from the many campaigns that we have led. The Campaigns Historian is responsible for helping make sure that we have an accurate record of the campaigns we are doing to help the HPA learn and grow for years to come. The Campaigns Historian is first and foremost a researcher into the current projects of the HPA, and will work closely with the Campaigns Director. This position will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Work with members of the Campaigns, Chapters, and Creative departments to create written reports about campaigns and actions. Reports may published on the HPA website, Medium, or used internally.
  • Provide updates to all staff about current Campaign activities that they can participate in and/or promote.
  • Work with the Campaigns Director and Analytics Team to assess campaign successes and challenges.
  • Contribute to Team and Department discussions and brainstorms as needed.
  • Be responsive and engaged with all team and department communications in a timely manner.
  • Contribute to major HPA campaigns regardless of the issue. This may involve research, copywriting and editing, brainstorming, strategy, and other forms of creative collaboration.

Qualifications:

  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Enthusiasm for story and fandom


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


Wizard Activist School Facilitator


We're searching for volunteers who want to help train new wizard activists! Our Wizard Activist School provides free training in a wide range of leadership and activism skills to anyone who wants to learn. As a Wizard Activist School Facilitator, you will review responses to modules as they are submitted and provide feedback to trainees so that they can be sure they're getting a full grasp of the information and are ready to take on the world. Plus, you'll facilitate workshops with folks from around the world and help develop new modules as needed. This position requires a strong interest in the field of training and education, a willingness to be trained in these skills yourself, and motivation to respond to module responses in a timely and fully engaged fashion. Prior experience in public training is not necessarily required, but we're looking for folks who have the right personality to mentor trainees and are passionate about learning. If that sounds like you, let us know! This is a 7 hour/week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Wizard Activist School Team Leader
  • Reviews responses to Wizard Activist School modules and gives feedback accordingly to maximize trainee understanding
  • Answers training questions as needed
  • Helps create new modules as needed, which may require research of subject areas and collaboration with team members and Director of Leadership and Education to assess curriculum 
  • Leads workshops on a variety of training subjects as necessary
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication
  • Timeliness and willingness to work one on one with trainees
  • Desire to learn more about leadership training
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

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


TRAINEE COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR


You know that the Harry Potter Alliance's programs are awesome, but can you help us share that with other people? We want to spread the word about the Granger Leadership Academy, and keep trainees for each conference in the loop every step of the way. We're searching for someone with a passion for communicating, heaps of creativity, and a willingness to get out there and try new things. You'll also be part of an exciting new team dedicated to expanding HPA's live training experiences. This is a 7.5 hour a week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Develops calendar of and writes email communications for GLA
  • Works with Social Media Team to submit GLA social media content
  • Develops calendar, writes, and publishes posts for the GLA Facebook group
  • Assists with answering questions posted in the GLA Facebook group
  • Researches marketing opportunities and may be asked to make initial outreach
  • Reports to the Speaker Coordinator 
  • Assists with other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication
  • Self-driven attitude, willing to brainstorm new creative approaches 
  • Attention to detail  
  • Timeliness and good email management
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

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


FANDOM FORWARD WRITER


Our Fandom Forward project creates social activism tookits based on a variety of popular fandoms, from Marvel to Welcome to Night Vale. Intended to be able to be used by any fan who wants to use their fandom for good, Fandom Forward is a powerful tool for expanding the impact of the Harry Potter Alliance. As an on-staff Fandom Forward writer you will play a critical role in ensuring our toolkits are fun, accessible, enjoyable to read, and well-researched. This is a 7.5 hour/week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Write primary content for Fandom Forward toolkits
  • Work with Fandom Consultants to ensure content accurately reflects the themes and messages of the fandom/media
  • Research thoroughly and ensure that sources are well-vetted and accurate
  • Reports to the Fandom Forward Team Leader

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication
  • Timeliness and ability to work in a remote environment
  • Good humor and a positive attitude 

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


RESOURCE DEVELOPER


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. Basically, you're creating the magical textbooks that guide wizard activists. This is a 7 hour/week commitment. 

Responsibilities

  • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader
  • Helps to create and update resources as directed by the RD Team Leader
  • Works with the Campaigns Department to develop resources for campaigns 
  • Assists in other department projects as needed

Qualifications

  • Exceptional written communication
  • Good humor and a positive attitude
  • Timeliness and good email management 

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


WAND: ADVERTISING MANAGER


Summary

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. The Advertising Manager’s chief responsibility is to develop a permanent advertising strategy for the WAND. Working with the HPA’s Executive Director and the WAND’s Editor-in-Chief, the Advertising Manager will establish advertising content and monetary goals for each issue, recruit paid content from HPA partners and sponsors, and coordinate in-house advertising content for HPA programs, events, and merchandise. The Advertising Manager will also coordinate placement of content with the Layout Editor to ensure maximum impact.

Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain paid and in-house advertising strategy for the WAND.
  • Develop relationships with outside clients and pitch advertising opportunities as they arise.
  • Work with HPA Staff to identify opportunities for program, event, and merch promotion within the WAND.
  • Coordinate all aspects of confirmed paid and in-house content projects, including invoicing, content timelines, and placement within each issue.
  • Grow the HPA’s base of advertising clients and cultivate strong business relationships.
  • Participate in WAND strategy meetings and all-staff calls.

Qualifications

  • Professional experience with advertising in print and/or online publications preferred; at minimum, relevant academic experience is required.
  • Graphic design experience and access to Adobe creative suite preferred.
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills.
  • Understanding of the HPA, fan activism, and fandom communities.
  • Ability to manage projects, monitor timelines, and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Feel comfortable operating in a start-up environment and working with artists and weirdos.
  • Passion for social justice, literature, and popular culture.

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