In pursuit of happiness, freedom & safety 

Join Our Team.

  • All listed positions are unpaid. 

  • All director and associate positions are virtual/remote.

  • Everyone is welcome to apply! Passionate student as well as experienced professionals are encouraged to apply. 

  • For director and associate positions, preference is given to candidates who 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 volunteer translator.)

  • 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.


 

JUNIOR BOARD MEMBERSHIP

are you a young professional under 40 living in nyc?

Join AsylumConnect’s new Junior Board of young professionals to help support and promote our mission, fundraise, and build greater awareness for the first ever digital platform for LGBTQ asylum. 

Membership requirements include:

  • Under 40 years old 

  • Regularly attend monthly meetings in NYC

  • Raise a minimum of $1,000 per year, including $250 in annual dues

  • Passion for LGBTQ and/or immigration issues

If you are interested in joining and learning more, please follow the instructions in the application.

 

DIRECTOR POSITIONS 

There are currently no open positions on our leadership team. Please check back for updates.

 
 
 

 

ASSOCIATE POSITIONS

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

DETAILS ON OUR ASSOCIATE POSITIONS:

  • All associate positions listed below are for immediate hire 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.

 
 

+ Google Ads Specialist

We're seeking a digital marketer with Google Ads certification to join our team. You will work closely with our executive team and report directly to our Director of Marketing & PR. As our Google Ads Specialist, you will run AsylumConnect’s Google Ads Grants account. You will be involved in the entire campaign cycle from start to finish, helping to determine budgets, strategy, optimization, and helping to create and modify the creatives used. This is an opportunity to play a pivotal role in helping us to spread the word about the first ever resource website and app for LGBTQ asylum.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing & PR.
  • Run and monitor AsylumConnect’s Google Ads Grants account.
  • Create and oversee, and make recommendations on how to optimize them.
  • Craft engaging copy for ads.
  • Present campaigns’ data and performance reports to AsylumConnect’s leadership team.

Qualifications:

  • Google Ads certification.
  • Strong copywriting skills with experience writing online marketing copy.
  • Ability to improve conversion rates, and evaluate and adapt campaigns quickly.
  • An experienced and scientific approach to creative and copy tests to improve click-through rates and conversion.
  • Experience optimizing website and social media channels for SEO.
  • Bonuses: Graphic design and photo-editing skills.

+ Designer

We're seeking a talented designer to assist with designing print and digital informational and promotional materials. We’re looking for a storyteller who is excited about helping to shape AsylumConnect’s visual content.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the Creative Director.
  • Manually upload volunteer translators’ translations into formatted infographic templates using
  • Adobe InDesign in a timely manner. (Create new infographic templates as needed.)
  • Design print and digital graphics and promotional materials, including: pitch deck presentations, donor brochures/handouts, social media graphics, and other promotional materials
  • Assist with the presentation/layout of our Squarespace website.
  • Ensure that all of AsylumConnect’s creative and visual content is in line with its vision, goals, and voice.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in graphic design, art and/or illustration.
  • Access to and expertise in Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop.
  • 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 our HR team at: applications@asylumconnect.org.

+ 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.

+ 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 & PR.
  • Brainstorm relevant topics and write bi-weekly blog posts for the AsylumConnect blog. (Possible topics include: feature interviews, organizational announcements, 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.

+ 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 (Fluent 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 (Fluent 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.
 

 

TRANSLATOR

  • 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