Join the AsylumConnect Team! 

  • All positions are unpaid. 
  • All positions are virtual/remote  – we are looking for self-starters and commitment!    
  • Everyone is welcome to apply! Passionate students, young professionals, and LGBTQ asylees/refugees are all highly encouraged to apply. 
  • For director and associate positions, preference is given to candidates who currently live in the U.S. (We encourage candidates living outside of the U.S. to consider our translator positions.)
  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All open director and associate positions can be viewed below. 

director positions (start date: june 2017)

we're looking for our next generation of leadership! 

As an AsylumConnect director, you'll get in on the ground floor of a young nonprofit initiative. You'll be able to truly make a difference in the lives of LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S., and your voice will matter in our organization. Together, we will shape the future and vision of AsylumConnect. 

We're looking for individuals who are passionate about AsylumConnect's mission. Our directors have a deep understanding and appreciation for the impact of our organization, and a dedication to ensuring that AsylumConnect reaches its full potential. 

Picture Yourself Here! Aly Murray, AsylumConnect Webmaster, and Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect Co-Founder & President, at the 2016 NYC Pride Parade in New York City.

Picture Yourself Here! Aly Murray, AsylumConnect Webmaster, and Katie Sgarro, AsylumConnect Co-Founder & President, at the 2016 NYC Pride Parade in New York City.

Additional Details on our Director Positions:

  • The following director positions will begin in June 2017 (exact start date negotiable) and require a minimum commitment through June 2018. (*Preference will be given to candidates who are genuinely interested in remaining on our leadership team for multiple 1-year terms.)
  • All directors will report to the President and come with the opportunity to lead related associate positions.
  • All directors are expected to attend monthly director meetings via Google Hangouts. 
  • All directors will receive a personalized AsylumConnect Gmail account.
  • All directors are expected to work collaboratively with teammates and do their best to prioritize AsylumConnect-related correspondence (i.e. Slack, email, Hangouts meetings). 

See our open director positions below for more information. (Click to expand.)

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

Vice President +

Ever wonder what it's like to use the Internet to make social change and an international impact? Are you interested in global LGBTQ rights, social entrepreneurship, nonprofit management, and/or operations? Do you believe in asylum seekers’ fundamental human right to safety? In this exciting new role, you will work closely with and receive 1-on-1 mentorship from our current Co-Founder & President, Katie Sgarro. You will help to oversee all aspects of organizational development, run our day-to-day operations, and set long-term strategy for AsylumConnect. This is a fantastic opportunity to help shape and lead our organization. We're looking for someone who is invested in improving both our operations and impact. *Upon successful completion of this role, you will be a competitive candidate for our President position.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Help run day-to-day operations and proactively set the agenda.
  • Help supervise all areas of organizational development, including: recruiting, marketing and advertising, PR/communications, technical and non-technical catalog development, funding, and partnerships.
  • Brainstorm and implement short-term and long-term objectives.
  • Assist with supervising/managing the leadership team.
  • Help to conduct regular check-ins (via Google Hangouts, email and Slack) with AC team members, assign clear tasks, and evaluate deliverables.
  • Help the President and Director of Human Resources enforce AsylumConnect's discipline policy (as needed).
  • Provide additional extra support as assigned by the President.
  • *This position offers an exciting opportunity for substantial leadership development and mentorship by our current President. Upon successful completion of this role, you will be a competitive candidate for our President position.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): Nonprofit management, operations, strategy, social entrepreneurship, international development, LGBTQ and/or immigration advocacy.
  • Willingness and ability to prioritize AsylumConnect.
  • Willingness to learn in-depth AsylumConnect’s history, achievements to-date, and future aspirations.
  • You are comfortable in a major leadership role, including: leading meetings, conducting presentations (virtual & in-person), drafting professional reports, and taking disciplinary action (when needed).
  • You are interested in serving AsylumConnect in a leadership position for the long haul!
  • Strong leadership potential and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to write a clear professional email (in English).
  • You are reliable, responsible, eager, proactive, and goal-oriented.
  • You subscribe to the philosophy: "Actions speak louder than words."
  • You have an inspiring passion for both our cause and catalog.
  • Bonus(es): Past leadership or management experience, remote team experience.

Director of Finance +

Are you looking for an opportunity to put your finance and fundraising skills to good use? Look no further! As Director of Finance for AsylumConnect, you will have the opportunity to oversee and lead the financial arm of an early-stage nonprofit initiative. In this role, you will gain transferable professional experience through completing major financial tasks, such as: planning innovative crowdfunding campaigns, drafting grant applications, logging an ongoing organizational budget, seeking corporate sponsorship, and preparing comprehensive financial reports. If your long-term career goals involve finance, nonprofit management, or the title “CFO,” this position is for you. The Director of Finance is an incredible opportunity to gain resume-enhancing professional experience while making a tangible difference in the lives of the estimated 300,000 LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. We’re looking for a reliable and organized self-starter with a passion for budgets, financial reports, and fundraising.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Oversee, lead, and actively contribute to the overall financial growth of AsylumConnect; work with other directors and relevant associate(s) to identify all possible sources of funding for AC.
  • Work with the President and other directors to set yearly budget allocations for individual departments.
  • Lead and supervise all fundraising efforts, including: seeking corporate sponsorship, launching innovative crowdfunding and social media campaigns, applying for private and governmental grants, and soliciting individual one-time/monthly donations.
  • Record an ongoing budget of how we use our funds, and create detailed projections for additional funding needed to meet future organizational goals.
  • Prepare comprehensive financial reports for use by the President, advisors, existing donors, as well as potential donors and funders.
  • Oversee budget and cash flow (assist the President with monitoring the AC bank account); coordinate all audit activities.
  • Act as a liaison between AC and any outsourced financial assistance (such as a professional accountant).
  • Serve as primary contact person for outsourced financial assistance, funders, and donors.
  • Directly oversee/manage assigned associate position(s) to help achieve major financial objectives, including: Fundraising Manager and Donor Relations Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): Finance, fundraising, grant writing, nonprofit management, strategy, and/or operations.
  • Willingness and ability to prioritize AsylumConnect.
  • Demonstrated financial prowess: you are comfortable recording an ongoing detailed budget, creating financial projections, and preparing comprehensive financial reports.
  • You should have a solid command of Excel and/or other spreadsheet tools.
  • Strong leadership potential and problem-solving skills.
  • You are reliable, responsible, organized, proactive, and ambitious.
  • You are interested in serving AsylumConnect in a leadership position for the long haul!
  • You have a contagious passion for our cause and catalog.
  • Bonus(es): Past grant writing experience, experience drafting budgets and/or financial projections, experience leading fundraising campaigns and/or soliciting donations, experience drafting financial reports.

Director of Catalog Programs +

The Director of Catalog Programs plays a pivotal role in our organization as the department head and primary contact for our main service: the AsylumConnect catalog (the first online, centralized database of service providers for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.). In this role, you will help to ensure that our innovative idea continues to become reality. You will help to brainstorm and implement changes to continue to improve our resource verification process as well as our catalog’s overall functionality and user-friendliness. As our Director of Catalog Programs, you will oversee existing on-the-ground catalog operations as well as expansion into additional cities. You will also assist in data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) and the creation of detailed, transparent case study reports for each new city the catalog is scaled to. We’re looking for someone who is reliable, driven, detail-oriented, and most of all, passionate about helping to ensure that the AsylumConnect catalog reaches its full potential.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Oversee, lead, and actively contribute to the overall growth of the AsylumConnect catalog; work with other directors and relevant associate(s) to continue to improve our catalog model.
  • Work closely with the President, Director of Finance, and Director of Technology to set a comprehensive target timeline for catalog development, including: technical functionality, scaling to additional cities, and estimated short-term and long-term funding needs.
  • Work closely with AsylumConnect’s advisors to ensure ethical, sustainable and client-facing development of AsylumConnect’s catalog model.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for the AsylumConnect catalog. (Your AsylumConnect email will be featured on the catalog section of our website.)
  • Organize and coordinate the data collection and resource verification effort for the catalog. Devote a significant amount of time to personally help build the catalog by collecting, verifying, and migrating resources. Ensure that all AsylumConnect team members (through reminder emails, etc.) who are assigned catalog-related tasks are completing their assignments in a timely manner. Update data collection and resource verification protocols as needed.
  • Oversee all existing on-the-ground catalog operations as well as expansion into additional cities.
  • Assist in data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) and the creation of detailed, transparent case study reports for each new city the catalog is scaled to.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing and Publicity and other relevant AC teammates to promote the catalog so that people will contribute resources and so that asylum seekers can find it.
  • Explain and answer any questions about the catalog to advisors, directors, associates, volunteers, asylum seekers, outside contributors, media, potential partners and donors, etc.
  • Consult LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. to understand their experience with the catalog and brainstorm ways to make our catalog more useful to them.
  • Help to oversee volunteers assisting with catalog-related tasks.
  • Directly oversee/manage assigned associate position(s) to help achieve major catalog-related objectives, including: small team of Data Managers, Partner Relations Managers, & Policy and Research Manager.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): database management, data collection and analysis, research, statistics.
  • Willingness and ability to prioritize AsylumConnect.
  • Comfortable in a major leadership role.
  • Superior understanding of the AsylumConnect catalog and vision for catalog development.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • Ability to collect and analyze both quantitative and qualitative data.
  • Working skill set in Excel, and/or Squarespace, HTML, CSS, WordPress or other content management system(s). You are technical, data-driven, and meticulous.
  • Bonus(es): Extensive experience working with data, knowledge of analysis software (SPSS, SAS), prior experience working with vulnerable populations

Director of Technology +

We’re currently searching for an imaginative and proactive developer to join our team as the new Director of Technology. In this leadership role, you will lead the technical development of the AsylumConnect catalog. You will work with the rest of the leadership team as well as our web developer associates to ensure that the AsylumConnect catalog remains as user-friendly and visual as possible. This is a unique opportunity to help implement our vision of providing the first online, centralized resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. If you have strong technical skills and a passion for advancing socially impactful technology, we want to hear from you!

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Lead the technical development of the AsylumConnect catalog and oversee/utilize related associates (small team of web developer associates, user experience developer associate, etc).
  • Work closely with the President and the Director of Catalog Programs to ensure that all technical catalog development matches our long-term vision for the catalog.
  • Collaborate with the Creative Director to improve the visual appeal and user experience of the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Work closely with the President, Director of Finance, and Director of Catalog Programs to set a comprehensive target timeline for catalog development, including: technical functionality, scaling the catalog to additional U.S. cities, and estimated short-term and long-term funding needs.
  • Participate in seeking out and submitting applications for available grant funds related to technology.
  • Identify user needs and goals through user-centered design research.
  • Conduct usability testing and provide recommendations for improvement.
  • Design, code and modify the AsylumConnect catalog website.
  • Design and develop iOS and Android mobile applications.
  • Assist in data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) and the creation of detailed, transparent case study reports for each new city the catalog is scaled to.
  • Directly oversee/manage assigned associate position(s): Small team of web developers, user experience developer, etc.
  • Act as primary point of contact between AsylumConnect and any outsourced technical development assistance.

Qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills with passion for web design and development.
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (or current undergraduate student majoring in) computer science and engineering or related engineering.
  • Willingness and ability to prioritize AsylumConnect.
  • Experience with web application development.
  • Working skill set in web design and development and/or in Squarespace, HTML, CSS, WordPress or other content management system(s).
  • Proficient at programming in Java, Python, C/C++.
  • Must have a positive “can do” attitude and be willing to work collaboratively.
  • Must have a proactive approach to keeping our systems and data safe.
  • Must have project management skills.
  • Must have a strong passion for advancing the technical development of our catalog.
  • Bonus(es): Experience with user-centered design research and/or open-sourced code.
  • *If you have a personal GitHub, please send us a link to your profile in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

Director of Human Resources +

We’re currently seeking a friendly and organized individual to join our leadership team as our new Director of Human Resources. In this role, you will lead the effort to recruit top talent to the AsylumConnect team. You will update our recruitment databases, review applications, conduct interviews, and help to onboard new hires. This is a great opportunity to gain valuable leadership, interviewing and human resources experience!

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Lead the effort to recruit top talent to join the AsylumConnect team.
  • Participate in the selection, interviewing, and onboarding of new team members.
  • Monitor and update AsylumConnect’s recruitment databases and online job postings.
  • Write new job descriptions (as needed).
  • Recommend, evaluate and participate in staff development for the initiative.
  • Assist in disciplining team members; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing team members’ job contributions.
  • Brainstorm and execute ways to keep team members happy and productive: work to create and sustain a positive team environment.
  • Coordinate or conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind leaving (as needed)
  • Participate in special projects and seek additional responsibilities.
  • Directly oversee/manage assigned associate position(s), including: HR & Recruitment Managers, Team Coordinator, Volunteer Coordinators.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in one or more of the following area(s): Human resources, organizational development, nonprofit management, LGBTQ and/or immigration advocacy.
  • You are outgoing, personable and organized.
  • Passion for our cause and ability to clearly articulate our mission.
  • Bonus(es): Previous interview experience, previous experience with university databases (Handshake, etc.) and/or volunteer sites (VolunteerMatch, All for Good, Idealist, etc.).

Creative Director +

We are currently seeking a talented creative director to help with all aspects of design from our Squarespace website presentation/layout to the visual appeal and user experience of our catalog site to creating informative, aesthetically appealing promotional materials. We’re looking for a storyteller who is excited about shaping AsylumConnect’s visual content.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the President.
  • Design graphics and promotional materials (infographics, brochures, print and social media advertisements, and other materials as needed).
  • Collaborate with the Director of Technology to improve the visual appeal and user experience of the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Supervise and assist the Webmaster associate with the presentation/layout of our Squarespace website.
  • Work with the Associate Graphic Designer associate to manually upload volunteer translators’ translations into formatted infographic templates using Adobe InDesign in a timely manner (as needed).
  • Supervise and collaborate with the Photographer associate to contribute and edit photos to be used on website, promotional materials, and social media.
  • Assist with writing/editing online copy and content for promotional materials.
  • Ensure that all of AsylumConnect’s creative and visual content is in line with its vision, goals, and voice.
  • Directly oversee/manage assigned associate position(s) including: Webmaster, Photographer, Associate Graphic Designer, etc.

Qualifications:

  • Interest in one or more of the following area(s): art, design, illustration, photography.
  • Experience in graphic design preferred.
  • User design experience is also a plus.
  • Access to and expertise in Adobe InDesign, & Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • Comfortable/familiar with the SquareSpace website template, WordPress and/or other content management system(s).
  • Passion for our cause and vision of how to use visuals to tell our story.
  • *If you have samples of your design work or an online portfolio, please include it in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

associate positions

Associates work directly with the associated AsylumConnect director and are invaluable to the continued growth of our organization. Our associate positions allow individuals with specialized skill sets to make a meaningful contribution to AsylumConnect while making less of a time commitment than director positions. 

Additional details on our associate positions:

  • All associate positions listed below are for immediate hire. All associate positions will be reassessed in June 2018 and offer a chance of renewal upon satisfactory completion. 
  • All associates report directly to the associated AsylumConnect director. 

See our open associate positions below for more information. (Click to expand.)

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

Web Developer +

We are currently seeking a talented web developer for immediate hire. As a web developer for AsylumConnect, you will report directly to (and work closely with) our Director of Technology.

The web developer associate will help AsylumConnect with designing and developing its catalog, a web application serving LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S.

We are looking for a driven individual who is excited about making our website as user-friendly and maintainable as possible. This is an essential position and a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a working knowledge of web application design and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Technology.
  • Assist with web application development for the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Write code to maintain server-side logic, manage the application database, and add new features.
  • Help develop the user interface and ensure a positive user experience.
  • Ensure the AsylumConnect catalog is mobile-friendly and cross-browser compatible.
  • Plan for future changes to our catalog website and web application.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with web application development.
  • Self-starter with the ability to learn quickly and work independently.
  • Proficient knowledge of a back-end programming language (e.g., Python, Ruby, Java, PHP).
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as: JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Vision for the AsylumConnect catalog website and web application.
  • Passion for advancing the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Bonus(es): Familiarity with any of the following: Flask, Heroku, SQL, Redis, User Authentication, User Security; and/or proficient understanding of code versioning tools (such as GitHub).
  • If you have a personal GitHub, please send us a link to your profile in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

Social Media Manager +

We are recruiting for a reliable, creative Social Media Manager. As AsylumConnect's Social Media Manager, you will grow our presence across social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, YouTube, etc.). This position offers an exciting opportunity to hone your social media skills while playing a key role in our organizational branding and advocacy work.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing and Publicity.
  • Regularly update and monitor AsylumConnect's social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube). Promptly respond to any comments on our posts.
  • Work to grow our following across social platforms.
  • Follow news and social media accounts related to LGBTQ asylum seekers/asylees, global LGBTQ rights, immigration advocacy, etc.
  • Work with teammates to brainstorm and launch innovative creative multimedia campaigns using social media (Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, etc.). Work with President, the Director of Finance and Legal, and related directors/associates on advertising any future online fundraising campaigns.
  • Actively stay up-to-date on AsylumConnect's activities and growth.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following areas: communictions, journalism, marketing, public relations, computer science.
  • Extensive experience and comfortable using social platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube).
  • Advanced computer, research, and writing skills (e.g. the ability to write effective copy in different styles depending on the social platform).
  • Superior written English language skills.
  • Enthusiasm for raising awareness for our cause and organization.
  • Bonus(es): Familiarity with any of the following: Social media management tools (Hootsuite, Buffer, etc.); Paid social media advertising (Facebook Ads, "Boosted" Facebook posts, Twitter Ads, etc.); Knowledge of writing for search engine optimization (SEO); Social media analytics and tracking/reporting key metrics over time.

Media Relations Manager +

Are you interested in media and public relations? As AsylumConnect's Media Relations Manager you will help to oversee our media strategy. In this role, you will work to cultivate and manage collaborative relationships with relevant media reps. You will write press releases, research and write briefing materials, and assemble press kits. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape AsylumConnect's image in the media and to help us continue to raise much-needed awareness for our cause.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing and Publicity.
  • Identify and reach out to relevant media outlets to help spread the word about AsylumConnect and the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Build and cultivate collaborative relationships within the press and publicity community.
  • Compose and edit press releases, organizational literature, and articles for internal and external use.
  • Manage the flow of news about the organization to the media.
  • Gather and disseminate timely information to press and staff.
  • Research and write briefing materials.
  • Assemble press kits.
  • Ensure AsylumConnect protects and promotes its image in a proper, coordinated, and consistent manner across all platforms.
  • Complete other publicity-related tasks as assigned by the Director of Marketing and Publicity.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): media, journalism, public relations, capacity building, project management.
  • Excellent English language written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience in research and project management.
  • Demonstrated ability to meed deadlines.
  • Bonus(es): Experience writing press releases, creating press kits and/or building and managing relationships with media representatives.
  • *Please include 1 writing sample (press release, article, op-ed, blog post, academic essay, etc.) in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

Blogger +

We are searching for a dynamic blogger to curate regular content for the AsylumConnect blog. In this role you will help interested individuals (team members, supporters, donors, partners, etc.) to stay connected and up-to-date on our progress. You will also help us to raise much-needed awareness for our cause. As AsylumConnect's Blogger, you will work to make our blog as engaging and informative as possible. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone interested in writing, advocacy, and creative expression.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing and Publicity.
  • Brainstorm relevant topics and write bi-weekly blog posts for the AsylumConnect blog. (Possible topics include: feature interviews with AsylumConnect team members, initiative updates, relevant outside content related to seeking asylum in the U.S., developments in the U.S. and/or global LGBTQ rights movement, and broader immigration-related issues.)
  • Curate corresponding visual content for blog posts.
  • Identify and recruit AsylumConnect team members, supporters, and others to write guest blog posts to share their opinions on our organization and cause.
  • Regularly update and monitor AsylumConnect's blog. Respond to comments on our blog in a timely fashion.
  • Work with the social media team to promote blog posts.
  • Stay up-to-date on AsylumConnect's activities and growth.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): blogging, communications, journalism, and/or advocacy.
  • Superior written English language skills.
  • Advanced research, writing and editing skills.
  • Exciting vision for the AsylumConnect blog.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively.
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines.
  • Creative and detail-oriented.
  • Bonus(es): experience in art/photography, working skill set in Squarespace, WordPress or other content management system(s).
  • *Please include 1 writing sample (blog post, article, op-ed, academic essay, etc.) in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

HR & Recruitment Manager +

As our HR & Recruitment Manager you will play a pivotal role in helping us to recruit the best team members possible to our cause and organization. In this role, you will support the Director of Human Resources through providing assistance with recruiting, reviewing, interviewing, and ultimately, selecting applicants to join our team. This position is an excellent opportunity to bolster your recruiting and interviewing skills while helping us to attract the best talent to AsylumConnect.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Human Resources.
  • Help to maintain/monitor current recruitment measures, and assist with brainstorming and implementing new recruitment strategies to attract top talent to join the AsylumConnect team.
  • Participate in the selection, interviewing, and training of new team members.
  • Help to recommend, evaluate, and participate in staff development for our initiative.
  • Coordinate or conduct exit interviews to determine reasons behind leaving (as needed).
  • Participate in special projects and seek additional responsibilities.
  • Complete other HR-related tasks as assigned by the Director of Human Resources.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): HR management, performance management, recruitment, onboarding, employee relations, psychology, a business-related subject, leadership development.
  • Exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
  • Friendly, passionate, organized, and determined to attract the best talent to AsylumConnect.
  • Bonus(es): Experience using online recruitment tools/softwares and/or interviewing experience.

Volunteer Coordinator (Seattle) +

We are looking for a friendly individual currently living in the Seattle, WA area to join our team as the Volunteer Coordinator (Seattle). In this role, you will lead our efforts to recruit motivated local volunteers in Seattle to join our cause. AsylumConnect depends on the time and commitment of our volunteers to achieve our mission. As the Volunteer Coordinator (Seattle), you will oversee and manage our local volunteer program in Seattle. You will develop volunteer position descriptions, spearhead local community outreach to find volunteers, participate in the hiring and training of local volunteers, and lead the effort to host local volunteer forums to gather valuable feedback from our eyes and ears on the ground. You will report directly to (and work closely with) our Director of Human Resources, Matt Noel.

We’re looking for an organized and personable individual who is passionate about growing our volunteer program in Seattle.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Human Resources.
  • Help to recruit and mobilize other local community members to volunteer for AsylumConnect.
  • Participate in the hiring and training of volunteers in Seattle.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for all volunteers in Seattle.
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration between local volunteers. Lead the effort to organize and host local volunteer forum/meet-and-greets to gather valuable feedback from our volunteers in Seattle.
  • Maintain regular communication with local volunteers (i.e. sending out monthly emails to all volunteers as well as touching base with individual volunteers periodically/as needed).
  • Regularly update our team on the progress of and any challenges faced by volunteers in Seattle.
  • Provide support to local volunteers to help accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Brainstorm and execute local volunteer recognition program.

Qualifications:

  • Currently, living in the Seattle, Washington area.
  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): volunteer management, recruitment, performance management, public relations, community service, onboarding, employee relations, leadership development.
  • Exemplary ability to articulate our mission, vision, and cause.
  • Superior written and oral English language skills.
  • Friendly, organized, and reliable.

Volunteer Coordinator (Philadelphia) +

We are looking for a friendly individual currently living in the Philadelphia, PA area to join our team as the Volunteer Coordinator (Philadelphia). In this role, you will lead our efforts to recruit motivated local volunteers in Philadelphia to join our cause. AsylumConnect depends on the time and commitment of our volunteers to achieve our mission. As the Volunteer Coordinator (Philadelphia), you will oversee and manage our local volunteer program in Philly. You will develop volunteer position descriptions, spearhead local community outreach to find volunteers, participate in the hiring and training of local volunteers, and lead the effort to host local volunteer forums to gather valuable feedback from our eyes and ears on the ground. You will report directly to (and work closely with) our Director of Human Resources, Matt Noel.

We’re looking for an organized and personable individual who is passionate about growing our volunteer program in Philadelphia.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Human Resources.
  • Help to recruit and mobilize other local community members to volunteer for AsylumConnect.
  • Participate in the hiring and training of volunteers in Philadelphia.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for all volunteers in Philadelphia.
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration between local volunteers. Lead the effort to organize and host local volunteer forum/meet-and-greets to gather valuable feedback from our volunteers in Philadelphia.
  • Maintain regular communication with local volunteers (i.e. sending out monthly emails to all volunteers as well as touching base with individual volunteers periodically/as needed).
  • Regularly update our team on the progress of and any challenges faced by volunteers in Philadelphia.
  • Provide support to local volunteers to help accomplish assigned tasks.
  • Brainstorm and execute local volunteer recognition program.

Qualifications:

  • Currently, living in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): volunteer management, recruitment, performance management, public relations, community service, onboarding, employee relations, leadership development.
  • Exemplary ability to articulate our mission, vision, and cause.
  • Superior written and oral English language skills.
  • Friendly, organized, and reliable.

Partner Relations Manager (Seattle) +

We’re looking for a driven Partner Relations Manager to join our team. We fully believe in AsylumConnect's ability to create meaningful, positive change in the lives of LGBTQ asylum seekers - but we can't do it alone. AsylumConnect proudly collaborates with a network of exceptional individuals and organizations to achieve our mission. We’re looking for a personable, organized, and hard-working individual to connect with our local partners in Seattle as our Partner Relations Manager (Seattle). In this role, you will work closely with Emma Biegacki, our Director of Catalog, to cultivate local partnerships in Seattle that will greatly aid local catalog operations in the Seattle area.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Catalog.
  • Lead the effort to identify and recruit new potential partners (local service providers, key stakeholders, local community members, governmental offices, national organizations, etc.) in the Seattle area.
  • Assist in our effort to maximize the number of in-person referrals from local service providers in Seattle.
  • Help us to optimize our online presence by increasing our number of online referral links. Reach out to local service providers and organizations in Seattle to link to/feature the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Update and keep track of signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with local service providers.
  • Serve as the primary contact for our local partners in Seattle.
  • Respond to the special needs and requests of local partners in a timely manner.
  • Compile, write, and send monthly email updates of AsylumConnect's progress to local partners.
  • Brainstorm creative ways to utilize our local partners'; expertise and resources.

Qualifications:

  • Currently, living in the Seattle, Washington area.
  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): partner relations, capacity building, public relations, business administration, project management, proposals development.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and significance of AsylumConnect and the AsylumConnect catalog to prospective partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, research and communication skills.
  • Exemplary professionalism, administrative skills, and follow-through.

Partner Relations Manager (Philadelphia) +

We’re looking for a driven Partner Relations Manager to join our team. We fully believe in AsylumConnect's ability to create meaningful, positive change in the lives of LGBTQ asylum seekers - but we can't do it alone. AsylumConnect proudly collaborates with a network of exceptional individuals and organizations to achieve our mission. We’re looking for a personable, organized, and hard-working individual to lead the effort to build our local partnership base in Philadelphia as our Partner Relations Manager (Philadelphia). In this role, you will work closely with Emma Biegacki, our Director of Catalog, to cultivate local partnerships in Philadelphia that will allow AsylumConnect to successfully scale the AsylumConnect catalog to the Philadelphia area.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Catalog.
  • Lead the effort to identify and recruit new potential partners (local service providers, key stakeholders, local community members, governmental offices, national organizations, etc.) in the Philadelphia area.
  • Assist in our effort to maximize the number of in-person referrals from local service providers in Philadelphia.
  • Help us to optimize our online presence by increasing our number of online referral links. Reach out to local service providers and organizations in Philadelphia to link to/feature the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Update and keep track of signed memorandums of understanding (MOUs) with local service providers.
  • Serve as the primary contact for our local partners in Philadelphia.
  • Respond to the special needs and requests of local partners in a timely manner.
  • Compile, write, and send monthly email updates of AsylumConnect's progress to local partners.
  • Brainstorm creative ways to utilize our local partners'; expertise and resources.

Qualifications:

  • Currently, living in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area.
  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): partner relations, capacity building, public relations, business administration, project management, proposals development.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and significance of AsylumConnect and the AsylumConnect catalog to prospective partners.
  • Excellent interpersonal, research and communication skills.
  • Exemplary professionalism, administrative skills, and follow-through.

Data Manager +

The Data Manager will play a pivotal role in growing and improving the AsylumConnect catalog. You will work closely with our Director of Catalog, Emma Biegacki, to make resource verification more comprehensive, simplify the resource collection process, and ensure our resource database remains error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data analysis skills while helping us to ensure the quality of our catalog.

We're looking for a meticulous, hard-working individual who is passionate about the AsylumConnect catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Catalog.
  • Brainstorm ways to improve resource verification for the catalog.
  • Assist with the cleaning-up and maintaining of the resource database for the catalog.
  • Help to organize and coordinate the data collection and verification efforts for the catalog. Update the data collection and verification rubrics as needed.
  • Complete other catalog-related tasks as assigned by the Director of Catalog.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): database management, data analysis, research, statistics.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • Working skill set in Excel, and/or Squarespace, HTML, CSS, WordPress or other content management system(s).
  • You are technical, data-driven, and meticulous.
  • Superior understaning of the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Bonus(es): Extensive experience working with data, knowledge of analysis software (SPSS, SAS).

Donor Relations Manager +

Our Donor Relations Manager will meaningfully contribute to AsylumConnect through helping us to ensure that all of our donors feel valued and are kept up-to-date on our initiative’s progress. In this role, you will utilize your strong research and interpersonal skills to both identify new donors and convert one-time donors into ongoing contributors to our cause. This is the opportunity to build the substantial relationships necessary for AsylumConnect to reach its full potential.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Finance and Legal.
  • Identify, establish and cultivate lasting relationships with existing and prospective individual donors.
  • Conduct research and analysis for donor prospects. Identify and make personal calls/emails on prospective donors.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for donors.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of all communications with donors.
  • Oversee the development, management, and implementation of an individual donor recognition plan including the timely acknowledgement and follow-up for all individual donors and prospects.
  • Create a bi-weekly newsletter featuring our website’s “Donate Now” button (coming soon) to share with current supporters and potential donors.
  • Respond to special needs and requests of donors in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): donor relations, fundraising, capacity building, customer service, project management.
  • Superior interpersonal skills
  • Organized with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bonus(es): Experience with donor databases or creating regular newsletters

Photographer +

We are searching for a talented photographer to assist our Director of Creative Content. In this role, you will contribute photos for use on our website, informational and recruitment materials, and social media accounts. We are looking for a creative individual who can capture photos of topics related to our cause, including: pride flags, LGBTQ demonstrations, volunteer subjects, landscapes, etc.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Director of Creative Content.
  • Work with the Director of Creative Content to brainstorm relevant subjects for photos and choose locations.
  • Contribute and edit photos to be used on website, promotional materials, and social media accounts.
  • Edit and retouch photos as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): photography, design, journalism, art, public relations.
  • Access to a camera and photo editing software (Photoshop and/or Adobe Bridge).
  • Technical photography skills.
  • You are creative, reliable and detail-oriented.
  • Bonus: Portfolio or sample of photos taken to-date.
  • Please note: In this role, you may contribute photos you have already taken (in addition to contributing new materials).
  • If you have samples of your photography or an online portfolio, please include it in your application to Matt Noel, AsylumConnect Director of Human Resources (matt@asylumconnect.org).

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!