In pursuit of happiness, freedom & safety 

Join Our 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, LGBTQ advocates, and immigrants 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. 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.


 

DIRECTOR POSITIONS 

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. 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.

 
 

+ Assistant Director of Development

The Assistant Director of Development is responsible for supporting the Director of Development in 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 Assistant Director of Development works closely with the Director of Development and Executive Director in all development and fundraising endeavors.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Development.
  • Help lead the effort to identify all possible sources of funding for AsylumConnect.
  • 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.
  • Assist with grant seeking including research, proposal writing, and reporting requirements.
  • Assist with prospect research.
  • Help to oversee fundraising database and tracking systems.
  • Maintain gift recognition programs.
  • Perform other fundraising related duties as requested.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Strong interpersonal and grant writing skills.
  • Extensive knowledge of fundraising strategies and donor relations unique to the nonprofit sector.
  • 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.

+ 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 our organization as one of the department heads for our main service: the AsylumConnect catalog. In this role, you will help to ensure the continued quality and growth of the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers in the United States. You will directly oversee the data collection and resource verification process for our catalog. You will help to conduct both front-end and back-end audits of our resource catalog to ensure high quality data, and help to enable our catalog to scale. We’re looking for someone who loves working with data and is excited about taking on a leadership role. If you're reliable, driven, detail-oriented, and most of all, passionate about helping to ensure that the AsylumConnect catalog reaches its full potential this is the position for you.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the Senior Director of Data Management and President.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Data Management with onboarding and training of new Data Manager associates.
  • Oversee, lead, and actively contribute to the overall growth of the AsylumConnect catalog; work with the Senior Director of Data Management and Data Manager associate(s) to organize and coordinate the research, verification and uploading of new resources to our database.
  • Serve as one of the primary points of contact for the AsylumConnect catalog.
  • Devote a significant amount of time to personally help build the catalog by researching, verifying, and uploading resources to our data portal.
  • Ensure that all Data Manager associates 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 across the United States.
  • Lead data collection (both quantitative and qualitative) and assist with the creation of detailed case study reports of our catalog's progress.
  • Work with the Director of Marketing & Publicity and other relevant AC teammates to promote the catalog so that people will contribute resources and so that asylum seekers and service providers can find it.
  • Help to explain and answer any questions about the catalog to advisors, team members, asylum seekers, service providers, outside contributors, media, potential partners and donors, etc.
  • Directly oversee and manage a team of Data Manager associates to help achieve major catalog-related objectives.

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.

+ Product Manager

AsylumConnect is looking for an experienced Product Manager to join its leadership team. Working closely with AsylumConnect’s engineering and UX/UI teams, the Product Manager will help to coordinate the vision and execution of the first ever online resource catalog for LGBTQ asylum seekers.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to the Executive Director, and work closely together to define product roadmap.
  • Lead the ideation, technical development, and launch of updates to the AsylumConnect catalog as well as innovative new products.
  • Present and communicate user problems to AsylumConnect’s engineering and design teams. Collaborate with these teams to develop solutions.
  • Integrate usability studies, research and market analysis into product requirements to enhance user satisfaction.
  • Work with our data team to define and analyze metrics that inform the success of new and existing products.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree.
  • Product management or product design experience.
  • Experience working closely with software engineers
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Experience in technical architecture of web applications.
  • Experience designing user interfaces.
  • Ability to build examples through wireframes and mockups
  • Experience with online communication tools (e.g. G Suite, Slack, Zoom, Asana Project Management).
  • Experience leading in a remote environment preferred.
  • Real passion for LGBTQ and immigrant rights.
  • Willingness to make a minimum 2-year commitment to this role.

+ Assistant Director of Partnerships

Join AsylumConnect as our Assistant Director of Partnerships. We’re looking for someone to support our Director of Partnerships in building and maintaining high-impact partnerships. Additionally, the Assistant Director of Partnerships will focus on the crucial task of keeping all of the organizations listed in our resource catalog up-to-date on AsylumConnect’s progress, and apprised of any new functionality they can use to assist their LGBTQ clients. We are looking for a personable, organized, and hard-working individual to keep our partners and catalog’s service provider community engaged and aware of our lifesaving technology.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to (and work closely with) the Director of Partnerships & Executive Director.
  • Oversee and manage AsylumConnect’s high-priority partnerships, including: 1) maintain AsylumConnect’s relationship with existing major partners and 2) work to solidify AsylumConnect’s relationship with additional high-priority partners.
  • Work to engage all of the organizations listed in the resource catalog through regular communication and updates.
  • Lead the effort to compile, write, and send monthly e-newsletters highlighting AsylumConnect's progress to both high-priority partners (who may or may not be directly listed in the resource catalog) and all of the organizations listed in the resource catalog.
  • Assist the Director of Partnerships with outreach to organizations listed in the resource catalog with the goal of increasing the number of organizations who choose to “claim” their organization’s catalog profile.
  • Attend partnership meetings and serve as one of the primary contacts for partners.
  • Respond to the special needs and requests of our partners in a timely manner.
  • Assist the Director of Partnerships with managing the Partner Relations Manager associates.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): partner relations, capacity building, public relations, business administration, proposals development.
  • Ability to clearly articulate the mission and significance of the AsylumConnect resource catalog to prospective partners.
  • Previous leadership or management experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Professionalism, administrative skills, and follow-through.
 

 

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.

 
 

+ UI/UX Designer

As a UI/UX 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 UI/UX Designer who is passionate about helping LGBTQ asylum seekers find safe resources in their new home.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with AsylumConnect's 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 UI/UX Designer or similar role.
  • Experience creating design systems strongly 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.

+ Public Relations Specialist

The Public Relations Specialist performs an essential role by helping AsylumConnect increase its public image and the public’s awareness of its services. This person researches reporters, publications, communities, and individuals that are either active or interested in assisting LGBTQ asylum seekers, and creates and maintains targeted media lists for the organization. After researching appropriate points of contact, this person makes initial contact to promote AsylumConnect and its services to key media reporters and outlets.

Responsibilities include:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Marketing and Publicity
  • Conduct research to support PR planning
  • Aid in researching media contacts, new outlets and other investigative activities
  • Create and maintain media lists
  • Assist in tracking media coverage or PR metrics (e.g. web analytics)
  • Distribute AsylumConnect promotional material such as newsletters and press kits to appropriate media contacts

Your core tasks would include:

  • Build targeted media lists for web and print outlets as well as digital influencers
  • Manage media relationships
  • Create and distributing press releases
  • Send out pitches to secure media coverage
  • Secure byline placements
  • Secure podcast interviews
  • Research speaking opportunities at programs and events
  • Research awards opportunities and draft awards submissions
  • Monitor relevant keywords

Qualifications:

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, multi-task, and complete tasks on schedule
  • Ability to meet production deadlines and maintain accuracy in all publicity and projects
  • Proficient in MailChimp, Microsoft Word, Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, and other software as relates to Public Relations
  • Ability to exercise initiative and use good judgment when/where appropriate
  • Previous experience in PR/communications strongly preferred

+ 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.

+ Fundraising Manager (Multiple Openings)

We are looking for dynamic and motivated Fundraising Managers to work closely with our Director of Fundraising on leading our fundraising efforts. This position presents the unique opportunity to brainstorm and execute comprehensive fundraising strategies for AsylumConnect. You will work to identify and apply for major funding opportunities, including: foundations, governmental grants, pitch competitions, and corporate sponsorship. You will also work to bolster our grassroots fundraising strategy in order to secure more private individual donations as well as increase donor loyalty. As a Fundraising Manager 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 Fundraising.
  • Develop and implement fundraising strategies (including creative crowdfunding campaigns, targeting email lists via MailChimp, using social media campaign tools for fundraising purposes, etc.).
  • Work with the Director of Fundraising to bolster AsylumConnect's grassroots donations strategy.
  • Assist the Director of Fundraising with maintaining donor relations and keeping donors engaged with AsylumConnect.
  • Help to assess/monitor fundraising needs to meet organizational goals.
  • Assist the Director of Fundraising with researching and applying for additional sources of funding (private and governmental grants, pitch competitions, etc.).
  • Assist the Director of Fundraising with researching and obtaining corporate sponsorship.
  • Assist with maintaining all fund development records.

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): fundraising, grant writing / research, donor relations, proposal development, project management.
  • Ability to record, monitor and update financial progress.
  • Excellent written communication (English) and interpersonal skills: ability to help craft compelling letters of inquiry and grant proposals, and inspire people to donate to our cause, both in writing and in-person.
  • Strong research skills and attention to detail: research potential grants, corporate sponsors and additional sources of funding.
  • You are creative, a skilled writer, self-motivated, and enthusiastic.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines.
  • Bonus(es): Knowledge or experience in securing nonprofits grants / grant writing, securing corporate sponsorship, launching crowdfunding campaigns, soliciting individual donations (via email lists, etc.) and increasing donor loyalty.
  • If you have a sample 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 Director of Data Management, our Data Managers work to maintain and efficiently grow our resource catalog. Data Managers research and verify new resources for inclusion in our resource catalog. They ensure our resource database remains error-free. This is an exciting opportunity to improve your data collection, research and analysis skills while helping us to expand our lifesaving resource catalog.

We're looking for meticulous, hard-working individuals who are passionate about expanding the AsylumConnect resource catalog.

Responsibilities:
This position includes the following major responsibilities:

1. Maintaining the live AsylumConnect resource catalog

  • Conduct regular audits of the live resource catalog (checking for dead links, typos, etc.)
  • Assist the Director of Data Management with monitoring our catalog Gmail account (catalog@asylumconnect.org) to process any incoming user resource “reports” on our live catalog site and/or catalog-related questions
  • Verify any incoming “edits” to resources on our live catalog
  • Use our backend dashboard to make any edits to resources in our live catalog (as needed)
  • Re-verify existing resources (resources listed in our live catalog are re-verified every 6 months to ensure safety)
  • Clean-up internal data storage (as needed)

2. Adding new safe resources to the AsylumConnect resource catalog

  • Verify any incoming new resource suggestions (submitted by members of the general public) for inclusion in our resource catalog
  • Conduct Internet research to collect potential new resources able to serve LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S., and then put those potential new resources through our tailored resource verification process prior to inclusion in our live resource catalog
  • Use our backend dashboard to add new verified resources to our live catalog

3. Resource verification

  • Data managers should have the ability to follow instructions - specifically, data managers will be provided with guides on how to conduct our tailored resource verification process to verify new resources are safe for use by LGBTQ asylum seekers in the U.S. prior to inclusion in the live AsylumConnect resource catalog

4. Option to help with implementing, monitoring & analyzing catalog-related metrics

  • Interested in metrics & data analysis? Time-permitting, Data manager associates are also welcome to assist our Director of Data Management with implementing, monitoring and analyzing catalog-related metrics (using Google Analytics, voluntary survey feedback, etc.) in order to help us accurately report our impact

Qualifications:

  • Interest/background in one or more of the following area(s): database management, data collection/analysis, Internet research, statistics
  • Ability to follow instructions and work independently
  • 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 reliable, meticulous and appreciate the value of deadlines
  • Superior understanding of the AsylumConnect resource catalog (or willingness to learn in-depth about our resource catalog)
  • Bonus(es): Extensive Internet research experience, prior database management experience and/or experience using backend dashboards/portals

+ HR & Recruitment Manager

As one of our HR & Recruitment Managers 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.

+ Web Developer

We are currently seeking talented web developers to help us maintain and improve our resource catalog. As a web developer for AsylumConnect, you will report directly to (and work closely with) our Director of Web Development. You will be called on to address any technical issues (as needed). You also may have the opportunity to help our team add/edit technical functionality as well as develop new integrated products to continue to improve our impact. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone with a working knowledge of web application design and development.

Responsibilities:

  • Report to (and work closely with) the Director of Web Development.
  • Address any technical issues to the live catalog site as needed.
  • Write code to maintain server-side logic, manage the application database, and add new features.
  • 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 full-stack 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).
  • Previous experience with front-end or full-stack web application development.
  • Familiarity with any of the following technologies:
    • HTML/CSS
    • Responsive front-end frameworks such as Bootstrap
    • Javascript
    • Modern web frameworks such as React
    • Node.js or similar Javascript-based run-time environments
    • Heroku
    • APIs, such as the Google Maps API
  • Self-starter with good communication skills and the ability to learn quickly and work independently.
  • Experience collaborating with a development team utilizing version control tools like Git/GitHub.
  • Bonus(es): Experience with user-centered design research and/or open-sourced code.
  • **If you have a personal GitHub, please also include a link to your profile in your application to: applications@asylumconnect.org.
 

 

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