In pursuit of happiness, freedom & safety 

Join Our Team.

  • All listed positions are unpaid. 

  • All positions are virtual/remote  – we are looking for self-starters and commitment!

  • Everyone is welcome to apply! Passionate students, experienced professionals, LGBTQ advocates, and immigration activists are all 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. Scroll down to the bottom of this page for details on becoming a translator for us.)

  • 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.


 

SUMMER 2019 INTERNSHIPS

Come work with us in nyc! 

We’re looking for interns based in NYC to join our team during Summer 2019. Interns will join our executive director in-person at AsylumConnect’s NYC office based at the Urban Justice Center in lower Manhattan.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON OUR internships:

  • Interns must be based in the NYC area for Summer 2019 (exact internship dates negotiable).

  • Tentative internship schedule: 10am - 5pm ET, Monday through Friday at AsylumConnect’s office at the Urban Justice Center in lower Manhattan.

  • *Note: All internships are unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to receive a letter of reference from AsylumConnect’s executive director upon successful completion of the internship.

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

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

+ Development Intern

We’re looking for an intern based in NYC to join our team during the Summer 2019 to support our fundraising efforts. The intern will join our executive director in-person at AsylumConnect’s NYC office based at the Urban Justice Center in lower Manhattan. The development intern will be involved in all aspects of AsylumConnect’s development strategy, including foundation research and relations, corporate sponsorship, individual donor prospects research and outreach, and special events planning. This a fantastic opportunity to develop your nonprofit fundraising skills to support LGBTQ and asylum rights.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) AsylumConnect’s Executive Director.
  • Help to identify, research and make contact with key donor prospects in NYC.
  • Cultivate a portfolio of priority donor prospects and relationships in the NYC area.
  • Assist with donor communication through email campaigns, annual donor reports, etc.
  • Support foundations grants through research, drafting letters of inquiry and proposals.
  • Support corporate sponsorship thr ough researching LGBTQ-friendly corporate partners.
  • Assist with planning an in-person fundraising event in NYC to reach new donors.
  • Perform other related development duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Based in the NYC area for Summer 2019 (exact dates negotiable). Tentative schedule: 10am - 5pm ET, Monday through Friday at AsylumConnect’s office at the Urban Justice Center in lower Manhattan.
  • Obtained or pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree (e.g. M.B.A., J.D., M.S.).
  • Strong interpersonal and grant writing skills.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
  • Experience with online communication tools (e.g. G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Asana Project Management).
  • Passion for LGBTQ rights and/or immigration.
  • Note: This internship is unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to receive a letter of reference from AsylumConnect’s executive director upon successful completion of the internship.

+ Data Management Intern

We’re looking for an intern based in NYC to join our team during the Summer 2019. Our data management team plays a pivotal role in growing and improving the AsylumConnect resource catalog. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Directors of Data Management, our Data Managers work to maintain and efficiently grow our resource catalog. The data management intern will focus on verifying new organizations for inclusion in our resource catalog. The intern wiill help to ensure our resource database’s verified information remains up-to-date and error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data collection and verification skills while expanding the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers. We're looking for a meticulous, hard-working individual who is passionate about expanding the first ever online resource database for LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) AsylumConnect’s Executive Director.
  • Call and email organizations to verify their fit for the AsylumConnect resource catalog.
  • Use our backend dashboard to add new verified resources to our live catalog.
  • Additional ad hoc data management tasks as assigned by our Directors of Data Management.

Qualifications:

  • Based in the NYC area for Summer 2019 (exact dates negotiable). Tentative schedule: 10am - 5pm ET, Monday through Friday at AsylumConnect’s office at the Urban Justice Center in lower Manhattan.
  • Obtained or pursuing a bachelor’s or graduate degree (e.g. M.B.A., J.D., M.S.).
  • The willingness to call organizations during business hours to assess their fit for the AsylumConnect resource catalog.
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • You are reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn in-depth about the AsylumConnect catalog and our tailored resource verification process.
  • Experience with online communication tools (e.g. G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Asana Project Management).
  • Passion for LGBTQ rights and/or immigration.
  • Note: This internship is unpaid. Interns will have the opportunity to receive a letter of reference from AsylumConnect’s executive director upon successful completion of the internship.

DIRECTOR POSITIONS 

join asylumconnect’s LEADERSHIP team! 

As an AsylumConnect director, 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 resource catalog, and a dedication to ensuring that it reaches its full potential. 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS ON OUR DIRECTOR POSITIONS:

  • The following director positions are for immediate hire (exact start date negotiable) and require a minimum commitment of at least 1 year. (*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 Executive Director and come with the chance to lead associate positions.

  • All directors are expected to attend monthly director meetings (via video call).

  • 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, video calls, etc.).

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

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

 
 

+ Director of Development

The Director of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of AsylumConnect’s fundraising including, the annual Giving Club, individual donations, private and public grants, corporate partners, and special events. The Director of Development works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Responsibilities:

  • Report (and work closely with) the Executive Director.
  • Supervise and collaborate with other fundraising staff, such as: Assistant Director of Development, Fundraising Manager associate(s).
  • Lead the effort to identify all possible sources of funding for AsylumConnect.
  • Partner with the Executive Director and the Director of Finance on the creation and implementation of a comprehensive annual fundraising plan.
  • Work to raise sufficient funding to hire AsylumConnect’s first paid full-time staff.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with donors, foundations, and corporate partners.
  • Cultivate a portfolio of priority donor relationships.
  • Meet prospective donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them.
  • Grow the annual Giving Club program including identification, cultivation and solicitation of major donors.
  • Oversee grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Oversee prospect research.
  • Make public appearances/accept speaking engagements to share information about AsylumConnect with the community.
  • Oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Staff board development meetings as needed.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree. Graduate degree (e.g. M.B.A., J.D., M.S.) preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and grant writing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
  • Senior nonprofit fundraising experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with online communication tools (e.g. G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Asana Project Management).
  • Experience leading in a remote environment preferred.
  • Experience with volunteer management preferred.
  • Willingness to make a minimum 2-year commitment to this role.
 

 

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 one year after the start date and offer a chance of renewal upon satisfactory completion.

  • All associates report directly to the associated AsylumConnect supervising director.

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

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

 
 

+ Policy & Research Associate (Canada)

We’re looking for a experienced immigration attorney licensed to practice in Canada. In this role, you will keep our team apprised of Canadian asylum policy, create content for new legal guides for LGBTQ asylum seekers in Canada, and help us to evaluate our legal subcategories on our Canadian resource catalog (launching in April 2019). This is a fast-paced, research-oriented position with the opportunity to help ensure LGBTQ asylum seekers in Canada always know their legal rights.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitor shifts in Canadian asylum policies.
  • Draft content for new legal guides for LGBTQ asylum seekers in Canada.
  • Efficiently update the content of Canadian legal guides (as needed).
  • Help keep legal resource categories on the Canadian resource catalog as up-to-date and useful as possible.

Qualifications:

  • Licensed to practice law in Canada with experience in immigration law.
  • Excellent research and English language / writing skills.
  • Fluency in multiple languages is a plus.
  • Willingness to commit at least 1 year to this role.

+ Grant Writer

The Grant Writer is responsible for supporting the Director of Development in securing public and private grants for AsylumConnect. You will work to identify and apply for all relevant grant opportunities. As a grant writer for AsylumConnect, you will play a pivotal role in attracting much-needed funding to our cause.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Development.
  • Research and evaluate public and private grant opportunities to pursue.
  • Prepare drafts of letters of inquiry, grant proposals, and other funding applications.
  • Maintain up-to-date records of past, current, and upcoming funding opportunities.
  • Perform other fundraising related duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): nonprofit fundraising, grant writing / research, proposal development.
  • Previous experience applying for and securing major grants strongly preferred.
  • Excellent written communication (English) skills: ability to help craft compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals.
  • Strong research skills and attention to detail: research potential public and private grants.
  • You are a skilled writer, self-motivated, and enthusiastic about AsylumConnect.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • If you have a sample letter of inquiry or grant proposal, please also include it in your application to: applications@asylumconnect.org.

+ Data Manager (Multiple Openings)

Our team of Data Manager associates play a pivotal role in growing and improving the AsylumConnect resource catalog. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Director of Data Management, our Data Managers work to maintain and efficiently grow our resource catalog. Data Managers focus on verifying new organizations for inclusion in our resource catalog. They help to ensure our resource database remains error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data collection and verification skills while expanding the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers. We're looking for meticulous, hard-working individuals who are passionate about expanding the AsylumConnect resource catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Director of Data Management.
  • Call and email organizations to verify their fit for the AsylumConnect resource catalog.
  • Use our backend dashboard to add new verified resources to our live catalog (as needed).
  • Additional ad hoc data management tasks (as needed).

Qualifications:

  • The flexibility to call organizations during business hours.
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently in a remote environment.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • You are reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines.
  • Willingness to learn in-depth about the AsylumConnect catalog and our tailored resource verification process.

+ UX/UI Designer

As a UX/UI Designer for AsylumConnect, you will play an integral role in the catalog development process. Your designs will allow us to add exciting new features and functionality to our resource catalog. In this role, you will develop new features, from wireframes to high-fidelity mockups, building upon the standards laid out in our existing UI kit. We’re looking for a reliable and highly-skilled UX/UI Designer who is passionate about helping LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources in their new home.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with AsylumConnect's other UX/UI designers and developers to create a design system for AsylumConnect.
  • Gather and evaluate user research and requirements, in collaboration with relevant team members.
  • Create and present wireframes to internal teams and key stakeholders.
  • Develop new mockups and prototypes for desktop and mobile, adhering to and improving style guidelines set in AsylumConnect’s UI kit.
  • Prepare designs for handoff to developer, clearly illustrating how site functions and looks.
  • Create original graphic designs to use on site (e.g. icons, images, sketches and tables).

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with standards on fonts, colors and images laid out in AsylumConnect’s UI kit.
  • Previous experience as a UX/UI Designer or similar role.
  • Experience creating design systems preferred.
  • Portfolio of design projects demonstrating knowledge of UX process.
  • Knowledge of prototyping tools (e.g. InVision).
  • Up-to-date knowledge of design software (our current design files are all in Sketch).
  • Previous experience working with developers.
 

 

TRANSLATOR

  • The position is unpaid.

  • Anyone who is fluent in English and other language(s) is welcome to apply to be a translator.

  • The time commitment for translators is on an as needed basis.

  • The following languages are in high demand: French, Somali, Russian, Nepali, Armenian, Chaldean, Burmese, Filipino, Serbian, Haitian Creole, and Portuguese.

Are you fluent in a language other than English? Sign up to translate for AsylumConnect! Our translators will help to ensure that our informational resources remain as accessible as possible. Sample translation assignments include: infographics, flyers, text on our catalog site, and additional text for our website. In this role, you will be asked to translate for us on an as needed basis. 

To apply to become a translator: please email your resume and a short paragraph explaining your interest to applications@asylumconnect.org