Job Opportunities

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.

Atlanta, Georgia

Points of Light is looking for a strategic and innovative Vice President of Foundation Partnerships and Major Gifts to secure grants from both private foundations and major donors. The Vice President of Foundation Partnerships and Major Gifts will provide strategic leadership, organize and deploy Points of Light’s resources to broaden and deepen support from national and community foundations, and pursue substantial annual and capacity-building revenue goals through partnerships, sponsorships, grants and other engagement opportunities. The Vice President will develop the department plan and work collaboratively with other development staff members and across departments in executing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities. This will be a senior leadership position based in Atlanta and fuel the organization’s capacity to ignite a new spirit of service and civic engagement across the world.

Atlanta, Georgia

The Corporate Partnership Team is responsible for raising corporate revenue for the organization, and is committed to providing our key business unit leaders (Presidents and Executive Directors) with strategic, successful Vice President-level fundraisers who are adept at packaging programs and cultivating clients that leads to greater revenue generation that supports our organization’s broad programming portfolio.

Atlanta, GA

Points of Light is seeking a Senior Director to oversee the Information Technology and Operations department. The Senior Director will be responsible for planning, directing, organizing and supervising internal Information Technology activities and Business Operations for our 3 locations: Atlanta, New York, and D.C.

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.
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.


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generationOn Design Intern
New York, NY
The generationOn Design Intern will support the design of print and digital materials. This position is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in the youth service field and get a chance to apply design skills to a range of projects. The generationOn Intern will work with our team to: • Design and lay out templates for projects, resource guides, web and e-communications. • Design flyers, web banners, images for social media and reports and toolkits using the Adobe Creative Suite. • Gather, organize and file photos and video footage from a variety of sources. • Identify gaps and support the development of a media library. • Potentially edit raw sound, still photos and video to create dynamic content for web.
Military Initiatives Conference Intern
Washington DC
The POL DC office is looking for a detail oriented problem solver with excelling planning skills. This internship will provide a rich, hands-on experience that will give the selected candidate a deeper understanding of Military Initiatives, project management, and project assessment. The intern will assist the Military Initiatives division by:  Implementing a marketing campaign to increase virtual attendees for the Military Forum at Conference  Working directly with the POL Conference team to complete required action items  Recruiting attendees for the Military Forum at Conference  Capturing the “Call to Action” at Conference to development a closeout report  Develop best practices from the ideas generated during the conference to be integrated in the Community Blueprint Toolbox  Develop a tracking mechanism to capture data as a result of the implementation of the best practices  Other duties as assigned
Military Initiatives Outreach Intern
Washington DC
Frontline Families, a national service program run by Points of Light, inspires service members and their families to serve their communities as part of the reintegration process. The program trains military families as volunteer leaders to help address the most pressing challenges in their communities, such as homelessness and education. The Military Initiatives Outreach Intern plays a vital role in delivering this national service opportunity to nonprofit organizations across the nation in an effort to build volunteer capacity through the talents of the MilVet population. Duties and responsibilities include: • Assist the Senior Manager of Military Initiatives in developing an outreach campaign to engage local nonprofits interested in mobilizing veterans through volunteerism • Coordinate and schedule Frontline Families host site informational sessions • Develop a comprehensive database of potential Frontline Families host sites • Provide ongoing support to current Frontline Families host sites • Field incoming inquiries to the right member of Military Initiatives staff
Technology Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Technology Intern will assist the Technology Director in redesigning Online SharePoint 2013, Skype for Business, OneDrive, 2013, and more. Prior knowledge of these applications is a plus, but can training will also be offered in these areas.
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.
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 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.
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.
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

Atlanta, GA

Points of Light is seeking VISTAs, who will be responsible to develop and maintain a local Financial Coaching Program that will provide long-term and systemic financial coaching to under resourced communities. Financial Opportunity Corps (FOC) will work within low income communities to form better money habits, ultimately increasing financial knowledge, confidence and sustainability. VISTAs will engage volunteers to support coaching delivery and long-term program sustainability. VISTAs will also recruit and engage members of the community as client beneficiaries of the financial coaching program.

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.