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!
Looking for a paid position? Then head right over here!

How to Apply:

To apply for a volunteer staff position, send an email to jobs@thehpalliance.org 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

FUNDRAISING TEAM – PROJECT MANAGER

The HPA derives 90% of its operating budget from member-driven fundraisers and merchandise sales. This is a testament to the strength and dedication of our community, but it also underscores the need for the expansion of our strategy into other areas of opportunity. The HPA has an array of highly fundable programs and projects, but historically we’ve lacked the ability to connect these elements to appropriate sources of funding.

No more! The goal of the project manager is to aid in the process of expanding other sources of revenue in one (or more) of the following ways: 1) Captaining long-term efforts to build and capitalize on a relationship with a specific funder, whether it be a foundation, potential corporate sponsor, highest-tier major donor, or another entity that could provide game-changing funds for the HPA; 2) Focusing in on a specific HPA project and exploring possibilities for funding to support that specific project; 3) Seeking opportunities for all projects and programs within a specific HPA department (e.g., chapters department, campaigns department, etc.). In all cases, the goal is the same: to build on the HPA’s sources of revenue so that our unique model of fan activism can continue expanding well into the future.

This position requires 5 to 10 hours of volunteer time per week and reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Embrace and become a genuine fan and advocate of a specific HPA campaign, project, program, or department.
  • Identify opportunities to fund this element of HPA.
  • Work with the Executive Director to develop a long-term strategy for the specific target or area of interest.
  • Follow through with grant proposals and applications and any other procedures required by funding entities.
  • Coordinate efforts with other Project Managers and Donor Management Team members as needed.
  • Lead special fundraising projects and manage all applicable tasks and deadlines as assigned by the Executive Director.
  • Perform related tasks as needed and delegated by the Executive Director.

Qualifications:

  • Professional experience in development and fundraising.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Deep love and appreciation for fan activism and fan communities.
  • Positive, enthusiastic attitude and a desire to work with weirdos and creative types.
  • Self-motivated and self-starting approach to duties and tasks.
  • Ability to work independently when needed.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to matt@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

CHAPTERS LIAISON – GLOBAL

Do you love helping people? Are you often referred to as the parent of your friend group? You’d probably make a great Chapters Liaison. Liaisons work one on one with assigned chapters to help them with everything they need to be successful – from brainstorming on campaign ideas to getting through leadership transitions. Liaisons also help the Outreach team keep track of all of the awesome things their chapters are doing every month. This is a 5 hour/week time commitment.

Responsibilities

  • Contacts assigned chapters monthly to provide updates from the Chapters Department.
  • Monitors chapter success and provides advice and mentorship when needed.
  • Documents chapter activities and provides monthly reports to Chapters Department.
  • Tracks assigned chapters’ active status and ensures contact information is up to date.
  • Helps facilitate chapter leadership transitions.
  • Reports to the Outreach Team Leader and Global Project Leader..

Qualifications

  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong follow through
  • Positive attitude
  • Organization and attention to detail
  • Current or prior experience as a Chapter Organizer or member of a chapter is strongly preferred

Currently hiring for the following regions: Australia/New Zealand. It is preferred but not required that a liaison lives within their assigned region. For this position we do recommend that the applicant lives outside of the U.S. in order to best understand the needs of global chapters.

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.