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Job Opportunities

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.
Atlanta, GA or San Francisco, CA
The Vice President will be responsible for advancing the total work of the Civic Incubator. The ideal candidate should have exceptional business development and networking skills with the ability to move projects and partnerships forward. S/he must work effectively with external stakeholders -- such as investors, strategic partners, advisors and mentors -- to ensure we achieve our goals. This position reports directly to the Civic Incubator President and joins a lean, high energy team that operates as a startup.

Internships

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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.
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
generationOn Research and Evaluation Intern
New York, NY
The Research and Evaluation Intern will learn to collect and analyze data across generationOn programs. This position is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to gain experience in research methods and program evaluation within the youth service and leadership development field.

The generationOn Research and Evaluation intern will work with our team to -
  • Update and organize existing generationOn data and research materials.
  • Support the development of literature reviews and landscape analysis aligned to our core programs and target outcomes.
  • Assist in preparing case studies and conducting group interviews / focus groups to inform program strategies and key organizational decisions.
  • Assist in the production of written and visual materials for research reports and presentations to multiple audiences.
HandsOn Network Project Operations Intern
Atlanta, GA
HandsOn Network is a leader in corporate and group volunteering – we’ve coordinated thousands of volunteers to paint classrooms, build benches and garden beds, create murals, pack disaster kits, make fleece blankets and more. The Project Operations intern will bring new efficiencies and solutions to the team to help us work smarter, not just harder. Specific focus will be on identifying and developing key vendor partnerships to achieve economies of scale for our project kits. In addition, the Project Operations intern will serve as the HandsOn Network kit fulfillment expert, managing supply acquisition, packing and shipping of materials that engage corporate volunteers in service projects across the country and globe. Finally, the intern will help us formalize and codify operational procedures around these tasks.
HandsOn Network Research & Development Intern
Location Flexible
HandsOn Network is a leader in corporate and group volunteering – we’ve coordinated thousands of volunteers to paint classrooms, build benches and garden beds, create murals, pack disaster kits, make fleece blankets and more. The R&D intern will help us ensure we stay on the cutting edge of group project models, conducting research and developing “recipes” for innovative and high-impact volunteer projects that benefit schools and nonprofit organizations while effectively engaging volunteers. Through online research, practical “testing” of project models and supply sourcing, the intern will grow and enhance HON’s project model library.
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.
AmeriCorps Alums Strategy and Development Intern
Atlanta, Georgia or Washington, DC
AmeriCorps Alums is seeking highly qualified and committed individuals at this exciting time in the organization’s growth. As AmeriCorps celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2014, this 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, including in areas related to fundraising, research, event planning, business development and stakeholder engagement (internal and external communications). 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.
Daily Point of Light Award Program 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.
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.