Job Opportunities

Atlanta, GA (flexible for the right candidate)
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.
Atlanta, GA
Responsible for the coordination of administrative functions for the Human Resources Department. Incumbent will participate in the administration of staffing, salary, training and benefits program and Points of Light’s Talent Management. Incumbent will be responsible for areas of performance management and training as assigned. Incumbent must assure that the Points of Light’s HR guiding principles are adhered to in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position. These include having a focused and disciplined approach with an eye toward compliance with HR policies, regulations, laws and other Points of Light procedures, driving for results, delivering excellent customer service, emphasizing communication, recognition, teamwork and collaboration, seeking ways to support and develop standardized processes and common procedures, and an unwavering attention to growth and development in self and internal clients.
Atlanta, Georgia preferred, Washington, DC and New York, NY considered.
Points of Light is seeking an experienced Monitoring and Evaluation Director to design and implement M&E strategies for Points of Light Business Units, with a focus on National Service and Volunteer Impact Programs. Program focus areas include Emergency Preparedness and Response, Economic Opportunity, Youth Education and Military and Veterans Support Services and include utilization of National Service, community based, and corporate volunteers for service delivery. This position is in the Evaluation and Performance Measurement department and reports directly to the Vice President of Evaluation and Performance Measurement.
Atlanta, GA (preferred)
Points of Light is seeking an entrepreneurial leader who has a passion for social change, belief in the power of the private sector to impact community needs, and experience developing and delivering results-focused services and solutions. The Global Manager, Corporate Solutions is responsible for supporting Points of Light global corporate partners to scope and plan worldwide employee engagement programs, manage delivery across multiple international markets in collaboration with local HandsOn Network delivery partners, administer contract and payment processes, identify creative solutions to local challenges, and deliver evaluation and reporting.
Washington, D.C. or Atlanta, GA (preferred); non-U.S. locations (Europe) may be considered
Points of Light is seeking an entrepreneurial leader who is passionate about working with social entrepreneurs around the world. The Global Manager, Programs and Network supports Points of Light affiliate leaders in more than 30 countries to grow and strengthen their organizations by developing new programs, providing capacity building and advisory support, and strengthening the network among the affiliates. This leader will identify new markets in which Points of Light can either support entrepreneurs to start new affiliate organizations (and provide start-up support for those entrepreneurs) or build partnerships with existing volunteer organizations. The Global Manager will play a key role in setting strategy and shaping the next phase of Points of Light’s global growth by working with Points of Light’s business unit leaders to scale programs globally as well as develop new market-driven programs. This position reports to the Vice President, Global Service.
Singapore
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.
New York, NY
The Senior Manager, Youth Leadership Sets and guides the strategy for all generationOn youth leadership programs that advance youth service, service learning and leadership development. They manage all aspects of youth leadership programs and facilitate a network of youth leaders and youth practitioners. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Programs, generationOn.
Atlanta, GA or Washington, DC
The Senior Director of Digital Media Strategy will develop and implement Points of Light’s social media campaigns, collaborate with our program and development teams on digital campaigns, and provide high-level strategic and communications support to our public relations and marketing campaigns. Our goal is to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do. Our work -- and our digital campaigns -- support veterans, education, emergency preparedness and disaster recovery, the environment, job readiness, national days of service, holiday toy drives, galas and fundraisers, award-winning volunteers with lessons to share, and much more.
Atlanta, GA preferred; Washington, DC considered
Points of Light’s Veteran Leader Corps, an AmeriCorps program, works in local communities across America to address the most common challenges facing veterans by transforming goodwill into service. The members of the Veteran Leader Corps leverage the power of volunteers — civilians and veterans alike — to help tens of thousands of returning veterans meet reintegration challenges, from housing to health care, and from education to employment.

Members serve within Community Blueprint host organization sites. The Community Blueprint is a conglomerate of local community tools, best practices and framework to help foster coordination and collaboration so that all veterans, military members and their families can get the help they need to be successful.
Atlanta, Georgia or Washington, DC
The Corporate Institute Executive Director is a crucial role that will lead, strengthen and expand Points of Light’s corporate engagement strategies. Corporations helped to build the national service movement and are critical partners to engage individuals in their communities and in funding our mission and work. Reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer and President, Action Networks the successful candidate will drive the strategic vision and tactical execution of four distinct but integrated areas of our corporate partnership work.
New York, NY

Do you believe that innovation drives results and passion overcomes obstacles? Then join a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with a decidedly entrepreneurial spirit.

Atlanta, GA
Do you have a passion for making a difference in the world? Do you believe that innovation drives results? Then join a fast-paced, mission-driven global organization with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Internships

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Communications Intern, HandsOn Network
Washington, D.C.
HandsOn Network is seeking a Communications Intern who can work with staff to maintain and improve our communication channels including our website, blog, and social media profiles. The Communications Intern will play a key role in assisting staff in engaging our 200+ affiliate network and 250,000+ online network to inspire, equip, and mobilize people to take action that changes the world. This position is ideal for aspiring communications professionals or online strategists looking for an in-depth experience to expand their portfolio. You will own projects, develop new ideas, and be given the time to make them great.
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.
Disaster Services Intern
Washington, D.C.
The Disaster Services Team at Points of Light is seeking 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.
Marketing and Communications Intern
Washington, D.C.
Do you know how to make a 300-word blog post sing? A Facebook post? A tweet? Points of Light is looking for an energetic person – part storyteller, part social media whiz – to fill an internship position in our Washington, D.C., office. This is a rich, hands-on experience that will give the selected candidate a deeper understanding of communications strategy and messaging. The intern will assist our Marketing/Communications team in various ways, including: writing blog posts and press releases; contributing to our social media pages; proofreading; assisting members of the media; and developing resources for internal and external communications.
Marketing Intern
Atlanta, GA
The marketing intern will support the marketing team in promoting Points of Light and its enterprises, programs and signature Days of Service. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Support marketing for the 2015 Points of Light Conference on Volunteering and Service (Conference) in Houston, TX
  • Develop and maintain Conference marketing database
    • Identify and research new audiences of potential attendees
  • Develop customized content for Conference attendees
  • Support marketing team in developing content for website, email messages and collateral as needed
  • Support marketing for POL programs, enterprises and Days of Service (in particular, MLK Day 2015 and National Volunteer Week)
    • Writing, copy editing, project coordination as needed
  • Become familiar with Silverpop Engage email marketing platform
  • Support creative designer on projects as needed
  • Work closely with social media and online media directors in developing content, research and media metrics as required
2014-2015 ServiceWorks Fellowship, Public Allies
San Francisco, CA
Points of Light, in collaboration with Public Allies San Francisco, seeks to support the ServiceWorks program at the ground level. The ServiceWorks Fellow will partner with current AmeriCorps VISTAs at Public Allies San Francisco to develop a service leadership and employability training program providing professional development, networking, and project management skills, and ultimately increasing employability for young adults (16‐24 years of age) participating in the program. Fellows will engage volunteers to support training provision, mentorship and long‐term program sustainability. This position reports to Bethtina Woodridge, Director of Public Allies at San Francisco.
2014-2015 ServiceWorks Fellowship, Jersey Cares
Newark, NJ
Points of Light, in collaboration with Jersey Cares, seeks to support the ServiceWorks program at the ground level. The ServiceWorks Fellow will partner with current AmeriCorps VISTAs at Jersey Cares to develop a service leadership and employability training program providing professional development, networking, and project management skills, and ultimately increasing employability for young adults (16‐24 years of age) participating in the program. Fellows will engage volunteers to support training provision, mentorship and long‐term program sustainability. This position reports to Thomas Dougherty, Director of Volunteer Programs at Jersey Cares.
Corporate Institute Intern
Washington, DC
The Corporate Institute Intern at Points of Light (DC Office) will be working directly with and supporting the Manager, Corporate Services and Vice President, Corporate Strategy. The Corporate Institute intern will gain invaluable experience in all aspects of communications, event management, data analysis and customer service. The intern will also assist in scheduling meetings, and preparing member communications as needed. The intern will have the opportunity to work on special projects directly with the Manager, Corporate Services with wide latitude for leadership. This is a great opportunity for students interested in corporate social responsibility and volunteerism to break into the field and gain professional experience.
Military Initiatives Intern
Washington, DC
The POL DC 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 coalition building, program development and monitoring and evaluation processes. The intern will assist our Military Initiatives team in various ways, including:
  • Proofreading
  • Researching potential partnerships
  • Developing resources for internal and external communications
  • Coordinating deliverables from existing and new partners
  • Coordinating logistics for a national program

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.