Volunteer

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. Analysts will also work with a team to help analyze and design the annual Wizard Activist Community Survey. 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 volunteer hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Track weekly data for one or more official HPA social media platforms with an emphasis on analyzing the data for higher engagement.
  • Compile a monthly report of assigned platform(s) and present to the Analytics Team Leads and Campaigns Director.
  • Contribute to post-campaign reports.
  • Attend regular analytics team meetings and all-staff meetings via Skype/Hangout.

Qualifications:

  • A passion for numbers and spreadsheets
  • Understanding of social media engagement
  • Consistent work and team player
  • Interest in activism, stories, and fandom

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.


Social Media Copywriter


Housed in the Campaigns Department (the Department of Magical Causes and Communications), the Social Media Team strategizes, organizes, and produces all content for the HPA’s Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest and Linkedin 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 the This Week in Wizard Activism newsletter, email blasts, press releases, and occasionally submissions for the quarterly magazine, The W.A.N.D. Copywriters may also assist with queueing and curating social media copy. We’re looking for someone with a natural talent for writing, familiarity with social media trends, and a reliable work ethic.

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

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Write draft copy for social media platforms following recommended topics and requests.
  • Suggest content for social media platforms.
  • Help brainstorm and strategize messaging for campaigns.
  • Occasionally write copy for weekly newsletter, 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 monthly Social Media Team meetings and all-staff meetings via Google Meet.

Qualifications:

  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and all common social media platforms
  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter
  • Interest in activism, stories, fandom, and popular culture
  • Experience writing copy and/or reporting a plus

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 posts for three HPA platforms: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. We'll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 


Campaigns Researcher [Climate Change Movement]


Summary

This position is responsible for gathering, ingesting and reporting information regarding the global climate change movement. The purpose is to keep senior staff, social media staff, campaigns team staff, and (where appropriate) all staff updated on movements and major headlines in the climate change movement. The researcher collects breaking news, pending newsworthy legislation and court cases, upcoming activist actions, environmental racism, and related topics. Suggested research methods include (but are not limited to) email alerts (e.g. gmail alerts), following climate activists on social media, news outlets in any format, and networking with organizations and activists who focus on climate change. Campaign Researchers also contribute to major HPA campaigns regardless of the issue. This may involve research, copywriting and editing, brainstorming, strategy, and other forms of creative collaboration.

This position reports to the Research Team Leader. Though the news cycle will vary, we anticipate this position to average 3 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide regular (at least 2x per month) reports to HPA staff around developments in climate change activism around the globe.
  • Advise on the preparation of actions and campaigns, especially when related to climate change activism.
  • As time and interest allows, write occasional articles to inform the broader wizard activist community about getting involved in climate change activism.

Qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for protecting the climate and stirring people to action.
  • Interest in learning more about climate movements and legislation.
  • Strong writing and communication skills.
  • Ability to view and explain each headline, victory, and setback in the broader context of the movement.
  • Enthusiasm for story and fandom.

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.


CHAPTERS LIAISON


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
  • Processes Start a Chapter requests and helps on board new chapters
  • 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 abigail@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 abigail@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 abigail@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 abigail@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.