Job Opportunities

Atlanta, GA

The VP of Digital Products is a critical position in Points of Light’s new strategy. The successful candidate is a creative, results-oriented technology leader who can translate a product and business strategy into execution of elegant digital applications. S/he has extensive qualifications in design, implementation, and ongoing evaluation and iteration of architectural infrastructure and technology roadmaps that continuously balance innovation and the need for enterprise level stability and security.

New York

generationOn is seeking a driven and creative Digital Marketing Associate who will be responsible for managing social media channels and website content. This position is also responsible for day-to-day growth and engagement of social platforms and website, as well as management and optimization of content across programs.

New York, NY

generationOn is seeking a data-driven people-person to join our team to lead national and global outreach, provide technical assistance to current members, with a specific focus on our Clubs network, and assist in the collection and analysis of impact data/stories.

Atlanta, GA

If you are looking for an opportunity to combine managerial and operational skills with IT technology and expertise, this is a great role! The Senior Director of IT Infrastructure and Operations has full responsibility for planning, directing, organizing and supervising internal Information Technology activities and Business Operations for our locations in Atlanta, New York, and D.C. This position reflects dual responsibilities in IT managing overall infrastructure, desktop and servers, hosted operations and telephone and Operations: managing facilities in 3 locations, space planning and general maintenance and operations.  In addition, the director will be responsible for implementing and leading effective processes and operational controls for the organization. Will provide supervision for Operations and Technology staff.

Atlanta, Georgia

The Manager, Affiliate Corporate Engagement works extensively with HandsOn Network affiliates to deliver best-in-class volunteer experiences, primarily through corporate partners. This includes providing exemplary customer service and technical assistance, working across business units to ensure affiliate readiness, implementation, and evaluation of managed corporate projects that are consistent with HandsOn Network standards. The Manager will join a team of passionate and talented colleagues who work together to source and develop innovative project models to engage volunteers in new ways.

Washington, DC (Preferred) or Atlanta, GA
The Communications team is seeking a Communications Director to manage Points of Light’s flagship website, from content development to engagement, and run PR/communications campaigns to fulfill the goals of the Communications Department.
Washington, DC (Preferred) or Atlanta, GA
The Communications team is seeking a coordinator to assist the Communications department in maintaining Points of Light’s flagship website, PR campaigns, media outreach and metrics program; write and edit for blog, PR, and social media projects; and run digital media libraries.
New York, NY
The generationOn team is seeking a candidate with exceptional project management, analytical and organizational, as well as creative and digital skills. This position will collaborate with generationOn programs staff, Points of Light departments, particularly Marketing/Communications and Events Planning, and with external stakeholders. This position reports to the Senior Vice President, will have supervision of a Communications Associate and will work closely with peers as a member of a lean, high energy team.
Atlanta, Georgia
Points of Light is seeking a Manager to support the work of the Corporate Partnership - Philanthropic Investments team. The Manager will be responsible for overall support of the Philanthropic Investments team, assisting with the development and management of a portfolio of corporate sponsors, supporting the overall activities and priorities of the Corporate Partnership team, and acting as an ambassador for the organization. The Philanthropic Investment Team has broad fundraising commitments to the organization with a particular responsibility for engaging funders for Impact Programs including Education, Disaster Preparedness and Recovery, Civic Accelerator and Entrepreneurship, Military Initiatives, Opportunity Youth, Poverty/Economic Opportunity, generationOn (POL’s youth division) and AmeriCorps Alums.
Atlanta, GA

The Outreach Coordinator is a coordinator level position within POL, reporting directly to the Senior Director of Education and Youth Opportunity. This position will manage the recruitment process and strategies for the recruitment of up to 125 AmeriCorps VISTA members to serve throughout the ServiceWorks sites across the country.

Washington, DC
Points of Light (POL) is seeking a manager to assist in helping meet the strategic planning and operational needs of a new, cross-functional initiative at POL. This manager will be responsible for a range of project management activities focused on both planning and execution, spanning a complex range of services (strategic and business planning, key partner relationship-building and account management and program design and assessment). The position is an ideal opportunity for an experienced and intellectually curious individual committed to service as a solution for various community challenges and to innovating in both the nonprofit and corporate service sectors. S/he is energized by building and executing new work and being part of a multi-disciplinary, diverse team, excellent at communications, and capable of balancing a complex portfolio of work.
Washington, DC
The Points of Light Corporate Institute is looking for a senior events and marketing manager to increase visibility and awareness of our initiatives, manage the Business Track at Points of Light’s annual Conference on Volunteering and Service, and plan other events as required for our Corporate Service Council. The role requires someone with the right combination of strategic thinking and ability to execute. The ideal candidate should have experience in channel marketing, content development, social media, website management, and email marketing (including e-newsletter development). A devotion to volunteerism required; business background preferred.
Atlanta, Georgia
Points of Light is seeking an accounting professional to assist our finance team. Under the direction of and in collaboration with the Vice President of Finance and Accounting, the Accounting Manager is responsible for Cash and Accounts Receivable and Revenue Recognition and Reporting.
Atlanta, Georgia
The Recognition team at Points of Light is seeking a community manager to manage and engage the global Daily Point of Light community through an online platform, in person events and other engagement strategies. The Community Manager will manage the online community, help connect DPOL honorees with one another and the public; help DPOL honorees effectively leverage the online community and their award; and engage others in the work of the honorees.
Atlanta, Georgia
The Recognition team at Points of Light is seeking a Producer and Audience Developer who will be responsible for creating—compelling, shareable, often visual, and optimized for mobile— content for the Daily Point of Light Award program. This Producer & Audience Developer will also create and execute an overall content strategy to grow the Daily Point of Light audience, inspire more people to take action that changes the world, and empower everyone to hold up a point of light in their own life.

Internships

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Daily Point of Light Award Data Admin Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Daily Point of Light Award team is seeking a highly organized individual to help implement a brand new database. You’ll be working with Salesforce legacy data to clean up records for all past Daily Point of Light Award recipients. You will also be responsible for compiling missing data on honoree. This database will eventually be integrated into an online self-serve portal system The ideal candidate is an independent worker with experience in data administration and research. The intern will work with the Daily Point of Light Award team to help determine the current and future needs of the program and will be instrumental in the primary stages of the database construction.
Evaluation Data Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Evaluation Data Intern will be responsible for providing preliminary data analysis and creating insights to organizational programming. The intern will work on a youth/education project to develop research questions, gather data from multiple data sources, create reports & findings, and create data visualizations using Tableau. The intern will need to have an understanding of quantitative data analysis and familiarity using technological software to create data visualization dashboards and stories. This is a graduate level position for someone with a background in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Education, Policy, or related field.
Global Service: Graphic Design Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Global Service team is seeking an outstanding undergraduate and graduate graphic design students as interns to collaborate on communicating Points of Light Global Work. We are looking for entrepreneurial, passionate, and energetic students with exceptional skills presentation layouts, flyers, logos, etc. Specific responsibilities: • Conduct research to produce graphic material for the purpose of social media, website, email and other marketing collateral. • Create concepts, design and produce marketing materials for traditional and digital marketing channels. • Help produce presentation materials. • Collaborate with various people in the marketing department.
Global Service: Projects Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Points of Light Global Team is seeking an intern to assist in the support of various projects, which may include research, market/trend analysis, data gathering and communications regarding Points of Light’s annual Conference on Service & Volunteering. They will assist in data collection regarding activities taking place across the global network and in the preparation of research reports.
Daily Point of Light Award: Special Projects Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Daily Point of Light Award (DPOL) aims to encourage the growth of the voluntary service movement by celebrating the impact of outstanding volunteers. To commemorate the efforts of individuals and organizations doing this type of work, Points of Light and former President George H. W. Bush recognize 260 outstanding volunteers each year, one for each day of the week. Please visit www.pointsoflight.org/dailypointoflight for more information. The ideal candidate is a strong writer with a journalist’s instinct and is interested leveraging technology to source, package and distribute stories. This intern will assist our Vice President of Recognition Programs with special projects for the Daily Point of Light Award program. In between special projects, the intern will support efforts to identify high potential honorees, exceptional service stories and to increase the program’s nomination pool.
Presidential Volunteer Service Award Intern
Atlanta, Georgia
The President’s Volunteer Service Award is looking for 1-2 college or graduate school interns who can help us better understand our audience and collaborate on strategies to grow the program through coordinated, targeted outreach initiatives. This program is a White House initiative, managed through Points of Light and the Corporation for National and Community Service, to provide Presidential recognition to volunteers making time-intensive contributions to their community. Intern(s) will work directly with managers to develop and implement strategies to grow the ability of the program to identify and recognize outstanding volunteers. Specific duties may include developing content for website, social media, and email marketing campaigns; auditing and analyzing data about awardees and participating community organizations; research on volunteering and volunteer recognition using direct outreach, web-based sources, and evaluating academic/government reports.
Marketing Intern
Atlanta, GA
The marketing intern will work collaboratively with the Points of Light marketing team. Some of the general tasks he or she will be responsible for include contributing to email marketing activities, including some database research and data input, as well as supporting events and meetings of the marketing team. Responsibilities will also include creating a content library showcasing best-in-class templates for Points of Light’s standard communications and contributions to the Daily News Digest email newsletter including updates to the editorial calendar and writing and editing stories.
Monument Program Intern
Atlanta, Georgia or Washington DC
The Points of Light Monument is a one-mile walkway in Washington, D.C., honoring actions and commitments to service that have transformed our nation and the world. Through the monument we honor civil rights leaders, including Susan B. Anthony, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and founders of some of the world’s most important social change institutions. In doing so, we tell the connected story of how the actions of these trailblazers turned into powerful movements that shaped history and continue to influence our world today. The Monument intern will support the development of key program extensions including interactive learning experiences including a virtual tour and other interactive additions to the Monument as well as program partnerships to support the future of the Monument program.
generationOn Campaigns & Days of Service Intern
New York, NY
The responsibilities of the Campaigns and Days of Service Intern will include but not be limited to program resource creation, social media and marketing, relationship management and outreach, rudimentary data analysis and general administrative duties.
generationOn Clubs Intern
New York, NY
The generationOn Clubs Intern will support the generationOn Clubs program, a network of groups across the country engaging kids and teens in structured community service during out-of-school time. This position is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the youth service field and in program development and administration.
STEM Project Model Coordinator (Contract Position)
Atlanta, GA
Introducing STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) concepts to children has become a growing, and important, educational trend. As a result, the interest in volunteer opportunities that engage volunteers in interactive STEM projects has grown significantly as well. The HandsOn Network team at Points of Light seeks a Project Model Coordinator to support the development of 3-4 interactive technology focused volunteer projects that engage youth.
Pipeline Development Associate
Several Locations Available
We are seeking a team of part-time “Pipeline Development Associates” to aid in the recruitment and selection process for our next program which will launch in Spring 2016. The Associate will work independently and collaboratively with the Civic Accelerator team to develop a pipeline of qualified entrepreneur applicants and local partners, encourage strong applicants to apply, and assist in the cohort selection process. A successful Associate will become the “Civic Accelerator go-to person” for their specific region, as well as the “eyes and ears” on the ground for the Civic Accelerator Leadership Team.

Americorps Opportunities

Washington, DC or Atlanta, GA

Ready Corps, an AmeriCorps program implemented by Points of Light, creates disaster resilient communities by increasing preparedness of individuals and families through volunteer engagement. Ready Corps Team Leaders will serve 10-month terms beginning in April 2016. Ready Corps Team Leaders will provide direct service and train volunteer leaders to recruit and educate teams of volunteers.

Various Locations

Ready Corps, an AmeriCorps program implemented by Points of Light, creates disaster resilient communities by increasing preparedness of individuals and families through volunteer engagement. Ready Corps members will serve 10-month terms beginning in April 2016. Ready Corps members will provide direct service and train volunteer leaders to recruit and educate teams of volunteers.

Atlanta, GA
We are recruiting one VISTA Leader to work with our program staff in developing resources, providing training, and developing a strong network among the twenty national VISTAs placed across the country through this program.
Atlanta, GA
Have you served at least one year as a VISTA? Do you want to develop leadership skills while supporting VISTAs in their efforts to fight poverty and empower communities?

ServiceWorks VISTA Program members will develop a youth service and employability training program to provide professional development, networking, and project management skills, ultimately increasing employability for young adults (16‐24 year‐olds) participating in the program. VISTAs will engage volunteers to support training provision, mentorship and long‐term program sustainability.

Volunteer Opportunities

Skills Based Volunteer - Nonprofit Researcher
Atlanta, Georgia
The Points of Light Knowledge Center is seeking a skilled researcher to help provide valuable data on the nonprofit sector to assist in the development of a new Points of Light initiative. The researcher will identify and research other nonprofit organizations based on specific criteria. They will gather key information, such as contacts and current initiatives, in order to help guide and inform outreach strategies.
Skills Based Volunteer: Finance Administrative Manager
Atlanta, GA
Points of Light is searching for a talented and highly driven Skills Based Volunteer (SBV) to provide diverse administrative support to the Chief Financial and Administration Officer. The SBV Finance Administrative Manager will support the office of the CFAO and operations by planning, organizing, and implementing administrative systems, as well as assisting with monitoring budgetary and financial reports, tracking project milestones and deliverables, and performing other specific project based tasks. This volunteer position reports to the Chief Financial and Administration Officer, Points of Light Foundation.
AMERICORPS ALUMS – Individual Giving Campaign Skills-based Volunteer
Washington, DC
AmeriCorps Alums is seeking highly qualified and committed individual to design key systems to support the organization’s growth. Nearly 820,000 Americans have served as AmeriCorps members. An additional 80,000 AmeriCorps members serve each year, which means our alumni community is nearly 1 million strong. Though we are a vibrant and growing alumni community, we have never launched a systemic individual giving campaign. This year, the 20th anniversary of AmeriCorps, is a pivotal moment to engage our alumni community in opportunities to give. We are seeking a skills-based volunteer (ideally with fundraising experience) to help us launch the anniversary giving campaign.