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Job Opportunities

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
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.
Atlanta, GA
Do you believe that innovation drives results and passion overcomes obstacles? Does working with social entrepreneurs and helping to build and support new initiatives inspire and motivate you? Then join a fast-paced, mission-driven organization with a decidedly entrepreneurial spirit.
Atlanta, GA
The ServiceWorks Program Coordinator provides general support to the ServiceWorks Vice President and serves as project manager for special projects. The Coordinator provides limited administrative support for the ServiceWorks team, including monitoring VISTA timesheets and collecting/maintaining necessary paperwork from VISTAs. The Coordinator will manage the ServiceWorks calendar, ensure consistent documentation of ServiceWorks processes and practices, and serve as a project coordinator on special projects assigned by the Vice President. The Coordinator will also identify and develop tools and resources to support ServiceWorks programming.
Atlanta, GA
Provide leadership, initiative and direction to the federal grants team in compliant administration - programmatic and financial - of all federal, corporate and international grants. This includes developing grant application, budget development, allocation of grant funds to sub-recipients, prioritizing objectives and programmatic commitments, monitoring financial and programmatic activities and ultimately providing final reports documenting use of funds and programmatic achievements.
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.
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.
New York, NY
The Director of Communications sets and guides the strategy for all communications, digital assets, and public relations including key messages, content and collateral to consistently articulate and advance generationOn’s mission and brand in alignment with the Points of Light umbrella brand.
New York, NY
The Campaigns Manager sets and guides the strategy for all generationOn campaigns that advance youth service, service learning and leadership development in line with community needs; manages all aspects of campaign planning and implementation with cross-functional teams of internal and external stakeholders; gathers, analyzes and reports data related to campaign performance and impact.
New York, NY
The Manager of Family Volunteerism sets and guides the strategy for all generationOn family volunteer programming; manages all aspects of program planning and implementation with cross-functional teams of internal and external stakeholders including the annual Family Volunteer day of service; gathers, analyzes and reports data related to family volunteer programming performance and impact.
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.

Internships

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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. Responsibilities will include:
  • List management and website maintenance
  • Planning, coordination and management of event logistics for the Corporate Service Council
  • Draft a variety of communication and marketing pieces (web, email, print) to inform, educate and inspire member companies
  • Scheduling meetings and calls, prepare memos
  • Monitoring and engaging on various social media platforms
  • Creation of collateral, signage and marketing materials
  • Special projects as designed by manager and intern jointly
Instructional Design Intern
Atlanta, GA
Points of Light is seeking an experienced and knowledgeable individual to develop Points of Light’s Instructional Design initiatives. In line with Points of Light’s mission, the intern will develop online resources that focus on putting people in the center of change as well as inspiring, equipping, and mobilizing people to take action that changes the world. The intern will also gain applicable work-field skills, the opportunity to network with nonprofit professionals, and managerial experience of a major project. Duties and responsibilities will include:
  • Develop and execute design of training materials that are in line with the Points of Light brand to appeal to a broad spectrum of adult learners
  • Design and build web-based learning courseware in Articulate or Captivate to then upload in the Firmwater LMS
  • Use storyboards, graphics, sound files, text, video clips, and animations to construct eCourses from existing written materials
Program Evaluation Intern
Atlanta, GA
The Evaluation Intern will be responsible for managing program evaluation activities with a focus on volunteerism, civic engagement and service. The intern will research, collect, and analyze data to support the successful completion of program evaluations. The opportunity will encourage utilization of both creative and analytical talents in the work being undertaken.
generationOn Campaigns Intern
New York, NY
GenerationOn seeks an organized, articulate, and reliable individual to assist with event planning, outreach, and communications for generationOn signature days of service and national campaigns including Family Volunteer Day, Holiday Joy Maker and a hunger campaign entitled, What Will You Bring to the Table.
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.
generationOn Communications Intern
New York, NY
generationOn seeks a knowledgeable, passionate, and creative individual to assist with developing web content and communications for generationOn audiences including kids, teens, and families and special campaigns. This is the perfect opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in writing and editing for kids, teens, and parents, design programs such as Photoshop and InDesign and online publishing. This is also the ideal opportunity for someone who enjoys working in an educational setting with a collaborative environment.
generationOn Youth Leadership Intern
New York, NY
The generationOn Youth Leadership intern will work with our team to -
  • Research and develop program materials and conduct outreach for our Youth Advisory Council program.
  • Help to create new content and refresh online tools for our teen audience.
  • Develop materials and track grants for our signature youth leadership training — goLEAD.
  • Moderate social media community for goLEAD Facilitators.
  • Update and organize existing Youth Leadership program materials.
  • Support Youth Leadership communications.
  • Gather and organize Youth Leadership stories and data.
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
Corporate Institute Fellowship
Washington, DC
The Corporate Institute Fellow at Points of Light (DC Office) will work directly with the Senior Manager, Corporate Resources and Programs. This person will be responsible for supporting the production and organization of trainings, webinars and the creation of resources to help businesses build effective employee volunteer programs. They will also have the opportunity to work on special projects directly with the Vice President of Corporate Strategy 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. Responsibilities will include:
  • Supporting the coordination and production of webinars and trainings on employee volunteerism.
  • Drafting case studies featuring the impact of corporate volunteerism on critical social and economic needs of communities.
  • List management and website maintenance.
  • Conducting literature reviews on corporate social responsibility trends, especially focusing on employee volunteerism and the service movement, summarizing research for Corporate Institute staff, and helping to identify new trends and research in the field.
  • Special projects as assigned.
Interactive Design Intern – President’s Volunteer Service Award
Atlanta, GA
The Points of Light Recognition team is seeking an Interactive Design Intern to join an exciting team that will launch a brand new site for the President’s Volunteer Service Award program. We want an individual who will help us bring our great ideas to life and present a great customer experience with the launch of our new web site. As a member of the team you’ll help with the communication of one of the most desired forms of recognition - presidential honors! You will have the ability to own projects that will provide you with the experience of taking program goals and bringing them to life with your creativity. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Revamping the current operations manual so it’s less technical and more user friendly
  • Supporting the design and layout of marketing and sales materials.
  • Developing internal communication vehicles to assist departments with the promotion of the program.
  • Providing insights that will help the functionality of the site to provide a greater customer experience.
  • Creating customized HTML email design for targeted audiences.
  • Creating a digital quarterly newsletter.
  • Adding to and developing content for the website as needed.
Marketing Intern – President’s Volunteer Service Award
Atlanta, GA
The Points of Light Recognition team is seeking a Marketing Intern to join an exciting team that will launch a brand new site for the President’s Volunteer Service Award program. We want an individual who will help us bring our great ideas to life and present a great customer experience with the launch of our new web site. As a member of the team you’ll help with the communication of one of the most desired forms of recognition - presidential honors! You will have the ability to own projects that will provide you with the experience of taking program goals and bringing them to life with your creativity. Duties and responsibilities include:
  • Designing and implementing marketing and sales materials.
  • Developing internal communication vehicles to assist departments with the promotion of the program.
  • Assisting the team with the review and improvement of customer service channels through updated manuals and guides.
  • Providing insights that will help the functionality of the site to provide a greater customer experience.
  • Writing stories for publication on the website.
  • Creating a digital quarterly newsletter.
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.
Civic Accelerator Pipeline Development Associate
Nationwide
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 October 2014. 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.
Technology Intern
Atlanta, GA
Intern will assist the Technology Director in providing hands-on technical support to local and remote staff including but not limited to network connectivity, Microsoft Office 365 support, SharePoint 2013, Lync 2013, SkyDrive 2013, and more. Prior knowledge of these applications is a plus, but can training will also be offered in these areas.

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.