Job Opportunities

Atlanta, GA
Do you talk the talk and walk the walk? Are you someone who knows how to tell a story for the digital age? Points of Light is seeking someone who understands how the pieces come together to create the big picture. We are looking for an energetic individual who thrives in fast-paced environment to fill a Recognition Program Coordinator position with our Recognition and Cause Programs team in our Atlanta, Georgia, office.
Atlanta, GA
The Executive Assistant is responsible for the maintenance of a wide range of administrative and support services to ensure the efficiency of the CSO/President, Action Networks and the division overall. This includes managing the CSO/President, Action Networks extremely active schedule, expense reports, timesheets, staffing the CSO/President, Action Networks, driving the development of processes and systems that improve performance and effectiveness across the Division as well as specific project based tasks. The part-time position reports to the CSO/President, Action Networks.
Atlanta, GA
The Director of Individual Giving will lead and manage fundraising efforts to develop and grow relationships with individual donors of all levels. Through these efforts, the Director will work with the Chief Development Officer and senior team to solidify an individual giving strategy, raise awareness of Points of Light, deepen understanding of our efforts and our theory of change, and increase donations from individuals across the country. This position will have a particular emphasis on major donor partnerships, fundraising events, and developing new revenue streams. The Director is responsible for annual fund-raising goals associated with these activities as assigned by the Chief Development Officer.
Atlanta, GA
Points of Light seeks a Coordinator for its Volunteer Services and Staff Engagement department to manage a portfolio of service integrated programs. The Coordinator will effectively integrate a service culture throughout the organization. The Coordinator will also establish new, and maintain current relationships with local, regional and national university and campus personnel. This includes, a variety of intern and fellowship programs and organizations interested in service learning opportunities. Additionally, the Coordinator will serve as the primary point of contact for staff and service associates. The Coordinator will be responsible for service associate recognition and retention processes; and support guidance, resources and training to staff around program best practices, compliance and regulations.
Atlanta, GA
Points of Light seeks to grow the power of voluntary action through its recognition and cause programs, to engage all of us to think in new ways about our real capabilities as citizens and communities, and to step forward in greater numbers to act. The Recognition Manager will support the long-term growth, refinement and impact of recognition and cause programs as well as the associated honorees of those programs. The Recognition and Cause team seeks someone who enjoys finding volunteers who are taking action to create change in their communities, finding creative ways to tell and share their stories, helping to increase the capacity of these volunteers to make more of an impact, and engaging others with those stories so they will be inspired to act as well. This position reports to the Vice President, Recognition Program and is located in Atlanta, Georgia.
This is an exciting new position to set up and lead the newly established Asia office of Points of Light, an international organization focused on volunteerism (see organization description below). Points of Light Asia is our first international office and will be based in Singapore. We are looking for a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader to formally launch operations and build on our work in the region. Please note that the name of the Points of Light Asia operations and board configuration will be confirmed following formal approval of the legal structure which is in process.


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Grants and Development Intern
Atlanta, GA
The grants intern will support a range of foundation and government funding activities such as research, developing timelines and maintaining tracking systems, learning about Points of Light programs and funding needs, and writing & proofing funder communication.
Daily Point of Light Award Program Intern
Atlanta, GA
Are you obsessed with finding the next big story and then telling everyone you know about it? Are you someone that walks into a room and doesn’t leave without making a few new friends? Points of Light is seeking an energetic individual with a nose for news to fill an internship position with our Daily Point of Light Award program in our Atlanta, Georgia, office.
Disaster Services Intern
Washington, D.C.
The POL Washington, D.C. office is looking for a detail-oriented problem solver with excellent research skills. This internship will provide a rich, hands-on experience that will give the selected candidate a deeper understanding of the disaster arena, program development, and organizational skills.
AmeriCorps Alums Strategy Graduate Intern
Atlanta or Washington D.C.
AmeriCorps Alums is seeking highly qualified and committed individuals at this exciting time in the organization’s growth. As AmeriCorps celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, this graduate internship is designed to support the strategic growth of the organization. Interns will work in an entrepreneurial and fast-paced environment, supporting the organization’s leadership at the highest levels. Project areas will be scoped based on each interns interests and expertise, and could include: fundraising, research, event planning (including event in DC and our online professional development series), business development and stakeholder engagement (internal and external communications, digital strategy). In addition, the intern will have the opportunity to participate in departmental and organizational staff meetings, network with industry leaders, attend webinars and trainings as well as contribute to thought leadership and practice in the sector.
Conference Event Intern
Atlanta, GA
Major functions of work will include tasks related to project management, administration, logistics, client management, registration and follow-up. Manages attendee, speaker and sponsor registration and overall questions related to Conference via the Conference hotline and email inboxes. Support the Senior Event manager for Conference by assisting with the project tasks, timelines and. Assist with creating and improving the Conference volunteer strategy. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.
Intern, Events
Atlanta, GA
Responsible for supporting national events to inspire a culture of service which includes all aspects of planning and implementation.
Civic Accelerator Pipeline Development Associate
Atlanta, GA; Chicago, IL; New York, NY; Washington, DC; Seattle, WA; Boston, MA; Austin, TX; and Denver, CO
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 2015. 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
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.
Washington, DC
The Military Initiatives eLearning and Outreach Specialist will build Community Blueprint Network (CBN) tools and connections and make them available to military and veterans support organizations and nonprofit civilian organizations who serve and mobilize veterans, military service members and their families in poverty or at risk of poverty. Specific duties include developing e-learning series (1) on volunteer management basics for volunteer service leaders of military and veteran organizations and (2) on veteran and military topics for community leaders serving the veteran/military population. Additionally they will assist CBN partners and communities in organizing and delivering service projects for veterans, service members and, their families with the involvement of general community members. The assignments require strong communication skills (written and verbal), initiative, task order skills and a commitment to veterans.
Washington, DC
Each Military Initiatives Subject Matter Specialist will build Community Blueprint Network (CBN) tools and connections and make them available to military and veterans support organizations and nonprofit civilian organizations who serve and mobilize veterans, military service members and their families in poverty or at risk of poverty. Specific duties include refreshing existing tools and resources and developing new tools and resources, contributing to an e-learning series for community volunteers, and assisting communities in using the Community Blueprint’s tools and resources. Each VISTA Member will be assigned one of four pairs of the Community Blueprint’s impact areas: 1) behavioral health, housing; 2) education, family strength; 3) employment, financial assistance and legal assistance; or 4) reintegration, volunteerism. The assignments require strong communication skills (written and oral), initiative, task order skills and a commitment to veterans.
Washington, DC
The Military Initiatives Outreach and Marketing Specialist will help assess and develop communication strategies for informing communities and partners about tools and resources available to better serve and mobilize veterans, service members and their families in poverty or at risk of poverty. They will also work with other AmeriCorps members to develop freestanding packages for communities to implement the Community Blueprint, and organize and promote involvement in national days and seasons of service. The assignments require strong communication skills (written and verbal), initiative, task order skills and a commitment to veterans.
Atlanta, GA
The Community Emergency Preparedness Corps (CEPC), an AmeriCorps National program implemented by Points of Light, creates disaster resilient communities by increasing preparedness of individuals and families through volunteer engagement. A total of 24 CEP Corps members in host sites across the country will serve 10-month terms beginning in October 2014.

Volunteer Opportunities

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.