Executive Director – Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix
About the Humanist Society of Greater Phoenix
We are the secular Humanist oasis in the valley, guided by reason, inspired by compassion and informed by experience. Our community is ready to grow and be recognized on a state and national level. The Humanist and humanist-friendly people of Phoenix who do not have a religious community to call home can find friends and intellectual exploration among us. Additionally, we have a dedication to giving back to the local community by running, participating, and contributing to organizations assisting and supporting those in need.
Each day you’ll serve our mission: To foster the secular humanist community and advocate for humanist values in Greater Phoenix.
Job Duties and Responsibilities
Support the HSGP Board of Directors and Committee Chairs in growing membership and influence in the Community by the following:
- Work with Fundraising Committee Chair to meet fundraising goals:
- Identify and pursue potential donors
- Create new and enhance current donor relationships
- Participate and/or lead brainstorming events creating new ways to raise funds
- Utilize all tools available to identify and communicate with prospective donors
- Work with Membership Director to:
- Energize the membership
- Get members more involved in volunteering
- Oversee ongoing communications with existing members
- Send out monthly newsletters updating the membership on past and upcoming major events and news
- Volunteer Oversight and Supervision:
- Organize volunteers for major events
- Recruit volunteers to run various programs at HSGP
- Help volunteers with their duties and goal setting
- Identify needs for running the Center and recruit volunteers to be responsible for these needs
- Conduct volunteer meetings and brainstorming as needed
- Will be the “Face” of HSGP in the AZ Community
- Tabling at Special Events
- Giving presentations at various events to share what Humanism is all about
- Represent HSGP at various events to foster the growth of Humanism
- Handle day-to-day business of operating the center
- Attend board meetings, present reports on tasks and activities
- Establish partnerships/relationships with other Secular Communities
- Prepare reports to present to the Board that convey accomplishments, forecasting, budgeting and current activities
- Analyze programs, strategies, and suggestions for growth
- Attend appropriate conferences to network and grow the Humanist Community
- Research Market and Industry trends
- Handle rental agreements
- Work with Property Director to keep the property well-maintained
- Plan for the upcoming expansion of the community
- Work with Communication Committee Chair to write & post press releases for events
- Work with Service Outreach Director to plan events to benefit our community
- Fulfill the role while embodying the integrity and values of Humanism
Requirements and Qualities:
- Embraces Humanism and its Philosophy
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Creative Problem Solver
- Self-Motivated and Directed
- Inspirational personality: able to take a kernel of an idea and turn it into action and results
- Sales experience
- Fundraising experience
- Goal oriented
- Familiar with Digital media and Microsoft Office Suite
- Comfortable with both leadership and team-player roles
- Able to deal with many different personality styles
- Excels at multitasking, prioritizing, and managing time effectively
- Articulate, competent public speaker experience
1099 Contract Position: $40-50K, depending on experience
To Apply: If you are interested in this position, please email your resume and any additional information you would like to provide to email@example.com.
The AHA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to join our team. We strongly encourage people of color, transgender and non-binary people to apply for our open positions. We encourage you to explore our website for more information about humanism, the idea that you can be good without a belief in a god.
The American Humanist Association has internships available year-round for students, recent grads, and volunteers in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how a progressive, national nonprofit organization works, while gaining valuable skills for the future.
An internship at the AHA will provide an opportunity to support the organization’s current work: advancing humanist values and progressive issue advocacy, focusing on church-state separation, civil liberties, reproductive freedom, human rights, and equality.
Internships are currently available in following areas:
Videography and Design Internship
The American Humanist Association is hiring a part-time videography and design intern for the upcoming Spring 2019 semester. This position is a great opportunity to assist the organization’s current work advancing humanist values and increasing public awareness of humanism.
The videography and design intern will:
- Assist in drafting, editing, and creating projects using Adobe Creative Suite.
- Help build creative video products for use across a variety of social media platforms, including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
- Assist on post-production tasks such as reviewing footage, making editorial decisions, tape logging, rough cuts, audio adjustment, color correction, and final editing.
- Make insightful, creative, and actionable recommendations on how to improve content and campaigns.
- Match produced video content to existing American Humanist Association brand standards.
Applicants must be organized, self-motivated, reliable, and demonstrate an understanding of humanism and interest in progressive issues. Interns are expected to work at the American Humanist Association national office, located at 1821 Jefferson Place NW, Washington, DC, and travel and shoot at a variety of locations within the DC metro area for a combined 10-15 hours weekly starting January 7.
Please send the following materials to Sarah Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Cover letter, detailing your experience relevant to the position and your interest and background in secular humanism.
- Current resume, including knowledge and/or access to specific equipment.
- Video sample.
- Weekly availability.
The American Humanist Association’s Appignani Humanist Legal Center accepts interns year-round. To be considered for the Summer of 2019, please apply by April 30, 2019. The AHA’s legal arm, the Appignani Humanist Legal Center, handles constitutional litigation and church-state separation cases, with clients ranging from parents and students to federal inmates.
The legal intern is primarily responsible for researching and writing legal memoranda and assisting in litigation under the supervision of the legal center’s attorneys. The intern may also be assigned the task of investigating new complaints, maintaining case files and submitting public records requests. Learn more here!