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

PUBLICATIONS SPECIALIST

Resource Development Team Members contribute to the development of resources for all aspects of the HPA Chapters Program, helping the RD Team Leader to ensure that resources are informative, high in quality, and effectively worded for utilization by HPA chapters. The Publications Specialist formats these resources in a visually appealing way and creates graphic resources for Chapters programs and communications.

Responsibilities:

    • Reports to the Resource Development Team Leader.
    • Designs document formatting and graphic elements for resources developed for all aspects of the Chapters Program, including everyday organizational functions, activities, community engagement, leadership development and transitions, etc.
    • Designs document formatting and graphic elements for specialized resources for current HPA campaigns.
    • Designs document formatting and graphic elements for resources for all special programs associated with HPA Chapters, including the Granger Grant, Granger Leadership Academy, etc.
    • Creates additional graphics as needed for all HPA Chapters communications, including emails and social media.
    • Performs additional tasks, as delegated by the Resource Development Team Leader.

The ideal candidate:

  • Has experience with Harry Potter Alliance chapters, either as a Chapter Organizer or a member
  • Has experience in publication and graphic design
  • Has working knowledge of document design programs (i.e. advanced Word/PDF editing or InDesign) and graphic design programs (i.e. Photoshop, GIMP)
  • Possesses excellent writing and communication skills
  • Does not mind working in a remote environment.
  • Wears their passion and nerdiness on their sleeve.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and examples of your graphic and document formatting work to camille@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

FINANCE TEAM MEMBER

Finance Team Members provide support to the Finance Team Leader for all aspects of the HPA’s accounting functions. Important tasks include keeping accounting records up-to-date, organizing the Finance Team’s Google Drive documents, and regular communication with other members of the Finance Team as well as the Operations & Finance Director.

This position reports to the Finance Team Leader and requires an average of 7.5 volunteer hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly Finance Team meetings and complete assigned tasks in a timely manner
  • Classify bank transactions daily
  • Keep Finance Team Leader and appropriate Senior Staff apprised of any issues that develop
  • Obtain and file receipts from Senior Staff in the Finance Team’s Google Drive
  • Assist with weekly merchandise tracking
  • Other duties, as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong organizational skills
  • 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 a cover letter and resume to amber@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

CAMPAIGNS TEAM RESEARCHER [NET NEUTRALITY]

This position is responsible for gathering, ingesting and reporting information regarding issues of media access and consolidation, with a focus on net neutrality in the US. The purpose is to keep senior staff (and where appropriate, all staff) and social media staff updated on movements and major headlines in net neutrality and other media access issues as requested by senior staff. The researcher collects breaking news, pending newsworthy court cases, upcoming activist actions, and related 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 activists who focus on media access and net neutrality.

Information will be reported to the senior staff by email either in ad hoc breaking news with links or via emailed reports. Either method should include a summary and links to verifiable references for each item being reported. Reports should be submitted on a regular basis, as defined by senior staff. Breaking news should be submitted to the senior staff and social media team ASAHP so that HPA can post any social media updates if appropriate.

Additionally this person should be prepared to be asked to advise senior staff on HPA campaigns related to net neutrality and other media access issues.

Finally, all Campaign Researchers are expected to 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.

In lieu of a Campaigns Director, this position reports to the Executive Director. There is no specific weekly hourly requirement, as the news cycle will vary.

Qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for media access and net neutrality.
  • Some understanding of the US legal system.
  • 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.

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.

CAMPAIGNS TEAM RESEARCHER [CLIMATE CHANGE]

This position is responsible for gathering, ingesting and reporting information regarding environmental issues, with a focus on climate change. The purpose is to keep senior staff (and where appropriate, all staff) and social media staff updated on movements and major headlines in climate change and other environmental issues as requested by senior staff. The researcher collects breaking news, pending newsworthy court cases, upcoming activist actions, and related 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 activists who focus on climate change and other environmental issues.

Information will be reported to the senior staff by email either in ad hoc breaking news with links or via emailed reports. Either method should include a summary and links to verifiable references for each item being reported. Reports should be submitted on a regular basis, as defined by senior staff. Breaking news should be submitted to the senior staff and social media team ASAHP so that HPA can post any social media updates if appropriate.

Additionally this person should be prepared to be asked to advise senior staff on HPA campaigns related to climate change and other environmental issues.

Finally, all Campaign Researchers are expected to 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.

In lieu of a Campaigns Director, this position reports to the Executive Director. There is no specific weekly hourly requirement, as the news cycle will vary.

Qualifications:

  • A genuine passion for the environment, animal rights, and related issues.
  • Some understanding of the US legal system as well as the United Nations and other global regulatory bodies.
  • 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.
  • 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.