Volunteer

Accounting Specialist


There are two Accounting Specialists on the HPA’s finance team. Accounting Specialists provide support to the Finance Manager and Finance Director for many aspects of the HPA’s accounting functions. Important tasks include classifying expenses and income in QuickBooks, organizing the Finance Team’s Google Drive documents, and regular communication with other members of the Finance Team.

 

This position reports to the Finance Manager and requires an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Respond to weekly check-in emails & attend team meetings
  • Classify bank transactions daily
  • Keep Finance Manager and Finance Director apprised of any issues that develop
  • Obtain & file receipts in the Finance Team’s Google Drive folder
  • Process reimbursements & stipends, as requested
  • Reconcile deposits & fees for major fundraisers
  • Other duties as assigned by Finance Manager or Finance Director

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Experience with QuickBooks, or willingness to learn
  • Proficient with Google Docs, or willingness to learn
  • Ability to learn new things quickly and enthusiastically
  • Consistent follow-through on projects and effectively meet deadlines
  • A passion for spreadsheets, education, civic engagement, equality, stories, fandom, and social change

Please submit your resume and cover letter to amber@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. 


STREET TEAM PROJECT LEADER


Each HPA campaign features a “Street Team” - a program where dedicated wizard activists can sign up to receive weekly emails, take additional actions, and receive online training on taking action during the campaign. For example, during Protego, the Aurors received weekly emails detailing actions taken by the team and additional ways to make a difference in the fight for trans equality. The Street Team Project Leader will work with the Campaigns Director and other HPA volunteers to plan, execute, and evaluate a street team program for each campaign.  This position requires a strategic thinker who is highly motivated, organized, and creative.

This position reports to the Campaigns Program Manager and the Campaigns Director and will require an average of 7 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities

  • Work with Campaigns Director and volunteers to develop and execute plans & timelines to recruit and engage “street teams” in each major HPA campaign (2 - 4 campaigns/year).  

  • When campaigns are active, write weekly or bi-weekly emails that help street team members connect with activism in a fun, exciting, imaginative way.

  • Assist with the development of actions for Neville Fights Back.

  • Work with Campaigns Director and Analytics Team to prepare post-campaign reports about participation and impact of street team.

  • Contribute to Team and Department discussions and brainstorms as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Imaginative, creative writer with a passion for storytelling

  • Organized, efficient, and dedicated self-starter

  • Experience with Slack a plus

  • 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. 


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.

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.

  • 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

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Sara at saram@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.