In pursuit of happiness, freedom & safety 

Join Our Team.

  • Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

  • Candidates located outside of the U.S. are encouraged to consider our volunteer translator positions. (Scroll down the page for more information.)

  • All director and associate positions are virtual/remote and unpaid.

  • All open positions can be viewed below.


 

STAFF OPENINGS

We’re hiring for a Lead Developer (part-time)! This is an essential position and a fantastic opportunity for anyone with technical project management experience, excellent communication skills, and strong knowledge of web and mobile application development.

Sound like you? Head over to the job description for more information and instructions on how to apply.


NYC JUNIOR BOARD

Join AsylumConnect’s new Junior Board of young professionals. Members will help support and promote our mission, fundraise and build greater awareness for the first ever digital platform for LGBTQ asylum. We’re now accepting applications for the 2020 Junior Board.

*Please note our 2020 Junior Board priority deadline is November 1st, 2019.


VOLUNTEER DIRECTOR POSITIONS 

Our volunteer leadership team collaborates with staff to run our day-to-day operations, manage our associate volunteers and execute AsylumConnect’s long-term vision.

DETAILS ON OUR DIRECTOR POSITIONS:

  • All director positions are unpaid and virtual/remote.

  • All director positions are listed below and require a minimum commitment of 1 year.

  • All director positions will be re-assessed in one year after the start date and offer a chance of renewal upon satisfactory completion.

  • All director positions report directly to AsylumConnect’s executive director.

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

Ready to apply? Here's the application.

+ Assistant Director of Data Management

Working closely with our Senior Director of Data Management, the Assistant Director of Data Management will play a pivotal role in maintaining and growing the AsylumConnect resource catalog. In this role, you will help to manage and coordinate our team of data manager volunteers to ensure our catalog grows efficiently and our data remains up-to-date. You will also contribute directly to our data entry and resource verification efforts. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with strong project management and communication skills, and a willingness to be on the front-lines of expanding the first ever resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum seekers. We're looking for a meticulous, hard-working individual who is passionate about advancing the AsylumConnect catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Report and work closely with the Senior Director of Data Management.

Project and Volunteer Management:

  • Work with the Senior Director of Data Management to onboard new Data Manager volunteers.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Data Management to assign Data Manager volunteers clear monthly resource verification and data entry assignments.
  • Work with the Senior Director of Data Management to coordinate follow-ups/check-ins with Data Manager volunteer to ensure deadlines are met.
  • Assist with coordinating and leading monthly data management team meetings over Zoom.

Resource Verification and Data Entry:

  • Call and email organizations to verify their fit for the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Use our backend dashboard to add new verified resources to our live catalog.

Coding:

  • Use coding skills to pull catalog data monthly (and as needed) from tech partner One Degree’s backend dashboard.

Qualifications:

  • The flexibility to call organizations during business hours for resource verification.
  • Previous project or volunteer management experience strongly preferred.
  • Coding skills necessary to use an API to download data from a remote database (e.g. using languages such as Python or Java).
  • Self-starter with the ability to learn quickly and work independently.
  • Excellent written and oral English language skills.
  • You are reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines.
  • Comfortable using online communication tools, such as: G Suite, Slack, Zoom and Asana.
  • Willingness to learn in-depth about the AsylumConnect catalog and our tailored resource verification process.
 

 

VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

Associate volunteers support our leadership team through specialized roles. Our associate positions allow volunteers with specialized skill sets to make a meaningful contribution to AsylumConnect.

DETAILS ON OUR ASSOCIATE POSITIONS:

  • All associate positions are unpaid and virtual/remote.

  • All associate positions are listed below and require a minimum commitment of 1 year.

  • All associate positions will be re-assessed 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.

 
 

+ Web Developer

We’re looking for talented, experienced web developers to help us complete the MVP of our second product: “AsylumConnect Community.” Community will add private moderated online forums to the first ever resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum. This is an essential position and a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a strong knowledge of web application design and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate closely with AsylumConnect’s UX/UI designers, product manager and leadership team.
  • Help clean up the code for the Community MVP.
  • Assist with web and mobile application development for Community.
  • 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 Community is mobile-friendly and cross-browser compatible.
  • Plan for future changes to our website, web application and pending mobile application.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with web and/or mobile application development.
  • Self-starter with the ability to learn quickly and work independently.
  • Familiarity with code versioning tools (GitHub), Flask, Heroku, SQL, Redis, User Authentication, User Security.
  • Proficient knowledge of Sequelize/SQL back-end in conjunction with Heroku Postgres database.
  • Basic understanding of front-end technologies and platforms, such as: JavaScript, HTML5, and CSS3.
  • Passion for advancing AsylumConnect.

+ Growth Marketing Specialist

We’re looking for a self-motivated and experienced marketing professional to help us spread the word about the first ever resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum. As AsylumConnect’s Growth Marketing Specialist, you will assist in the development and execution of our email marketing/CRM strategy.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing & PR.
  • Code, test and execute email marketing campaigns that deliver against goals such as: CTR, open rates, and conversions.
  • Maintain email calendar for AsylumConnect including concept, content, testing and audience information.
  • Develop email content and landing pages.
  • Set up A/B subject line, creative and copy tests regularly.
  • Manage review and approval process for email content.
  • Monitor and maintain email deliverability and list integrity.
  • Analyze data to determine ways to optimize performance to improve conversion and retention.

Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in email marketing.
  • You are data-driven, detail-oriented and reliable.
  • Knowledge of overall email processes.
  • Hands-on experience with HubSpot, Google Analytics, CRM Software, Google Apps, and Excel.
  • Proficient knowledge of HTML and CSS for email design.
  • Passion for AsylumConnect’s product and mission.

+ Fundraising Manager

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated Fundraising Manager to work closely with our Director of Development on leading our fundraising efforts. Fundraising Managers assist with all aspects of nonprofit fundraising, including: foundation grants, individual giving and corporate sponsorship.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Development.
  • Assist with outreach for new annual sponsorship program.
  • Assist with donor research, outreach and retention.
  • Support foundation grants through research and drafting initial written materials.
  • Help to maintain all fund development records.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): fundraising, grant writing, research, proposal development, project management.
  • Knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
  • Strong interpersonal and grant writing skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.

+ HR & Recruitment Manager

As one of AsylumConnect's HR & Recruitment Manager you will play a pivotal role in helping us to recruit the best volunteers possible to our 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.

+ Data Manager (Bilingual in Spanish & English)

We're looking for new volunteers who are fluent in Spanish to join our Data Management team. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in scaling the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum to Mexico. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Directors 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 app and help to ensure our resource database remains error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data collection and outreach/verification skills while expanding our resource catalog to support LGBTQ asylum seekers in Mexico. We're looking for meticulous, hard-working individuals who are passionate about the AsylumConnect resource catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Directors 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:

  • Fluent in both English and Spanish.
  • The flexibility to call organizations during business hours.
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently in a remote environment.
  • 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.

+ Data Manager (Bilingual in French & English)

We're looking for new volunteers who are fluent in French to join our Data Management team. In this role, you will play a pivotal part in scaling the first and only resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum across Canada. Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Directors 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 app and help to ensure our resource database remains error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data collection and outreach/verification skills while expanding our resource catalog to support LGBTQ asylum seekers in Canada. We're looking for meticulous, hard-working individuals who are passionate about the AsylumConnect resource catalog.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Senior Director of Data Management and Assistant Directors 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:

  • Fluent in French and English.
  • The flexibility to call organizations during business hours.
  • The ability to follow instructions and work independently in a remote environment.
  • 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.

+ Data Manager (Fluent in English)

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 Directors 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.
 

 

VOLUNTEER TRANSLATORS

  • All translator positions are unpaid.

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

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

  • The following languages are in high demand: Arabic, French, Spanish, Somali, and Russian.

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