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

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.

 

Web Copy Writer

The HPA’s website is the most visible location for information about who we are and what we have accomplished. It is essential that we project that we’re legitimate, up-to-date, and professional to whoever’s looking, while still maintaining our smart, savvy, and (sometimes) snarky tone.

The HPA regularly requires updates to pages across the website, most often campaign pages and subpages and small blurbs on the homepage.

This volunteer position supports the HPA’s creative department by being able to turn around good web copy quickly that is cohesive with the rest of the site. We are looking for someone with a passion for writing, a deep knowledge of the HPA’s mission, methodology and campaigns, and a healthy dose of pop culture.

This position reports to the Creative Director and will require an average of 1-5 volunteer hours per week depending on campaign season.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Writing (and rewriting, if necessary) pages of web copy as specified by Senior Staff and Creative Director
  • Timely summaries of campaigns for the main campaign page and small blurb for success stories page if applicable
  • Updating other pages on the site when specified

Qualifications:

  • Possesses excellent writing and communication skills
  • Deep Investment and knowledge of HPA campaigns
  • Clear familiarity with HPA Mission and Methodology
  • Consistent worker and ability to make short deadlines.
  • Sense of humor and ability to hit on all the facts in creative, compelling ways.

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

 

GLA MARKETING COORDINATOR

The Granger Leadership Academy  (GLA) Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for carrying out the GLA marketing plan before, during, and after the event in order to increase engagement with the event as well as attendance to the event.

Qualifications

  • Prior experience in marketing, communications, social media, and/or design
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Strong attention to details
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
  • An understanding of fan activism and/or knowledge of HPA history
  • Creative spirit as well as a fun and fearless attitude!

Responsibilities

  • Maintaining the schedule of promotional messaging based on the GLA marketing plan and writing copy for website updates, emails, and print materials
  • Identifying opportunities for promotion at other events and/or in other fan communities
  • Writing copy for promotional materials and collaborating on design elements
  • Managing all GLA social media accounts, including, Twitter, GLA Facebook group, and collaborating with the HPA’s overall social media team
  • Managing the creation of the GLA program book
  • Creating branded presentations/decks for conference programming as needed
  • Assists with Chapters primary social media presence when needed

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and at least one example of prior social media work to taekia@thehpalliance.org. We’ll be in touch soon if we wish to set up an interview.

 

PRESS ARCHIVIST

The HPA receives media attention, large and small, every day. It is important that we keep track of all mentions of the organization for future promotional, grant application, and press strategy opportunities. This volunteer position supports the HPA’s Communications Department by tracking and organizing press mentions and contacts as well as being a part of the press team. We’re looking for a volunteer who is consistently committed and organized and who has a reasonable familiarity with social media and press strategy.

This position reports to the Communications Director and will require an average of 7.5 volunteer hours per week.

Key Responsibilities and Duties

  • Use Google Alerts, Mention, Twitter searches, and more to track press mentions of the HPA and our work, both in-print and online.
  • Maintain an organized spreadsheet of all HPA mentions and press contacts.
  • Participate in press strategy along with the press team.
  • Attend press team meetings and all-staff meetings.

Qualifications:

  • Organizational skills
  • Love of spreadsheets
  • Basic knowledge of the media landscape
  • Interest in social change and activism
  • Interest in stories, fandom, and popular culture

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

CHAPTERS LIAISON – UNITED STATES

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.

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: Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Northwest, Southwest. It is preferred but not required that a liaison lives within their assigned region.

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.

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, Canada. 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.