Sadhana: Coalition of Progressive Hindus is seeking two motivated and responsible individuals to serve as Operations and Communications Fellows for the Fall 2019 semester. This is a great paid opportunity for those interested in working at the intersection of non-profit management and faith-based social justice work. Ideal applicants will be excited by the opportunity to help successfully develop and implement the operations and communications systems and structures for a growing and dynamic mission-driven organization.
Prospective applicants should be passionate about our mission of empowering Hindu American communities to live out the values of their faith through service, community transformation, and targeted advocacy work.
Learn about the internal workings of nonprofit management, logistics, fundraising, communications, and more!
Help the members of our Executive Board through every stage of our programming and communications strategy, moving from conceptualization and goal-setting, to implementation and achievement.
Create a process for planning, implementing, measuring, and evaluating our short-term and long-term progress.
Conduct in-depth product and process research to ensure we are choosing the most cost-efficient options for our organization.
Ideal candidates will have at least an undergraduate degree, and be pursuing an advanced degree in either Public Policy, Non-Profit Management, Social Work, or another related field. Exceptionally driven and organized candidates with alternative backgrounds and experience are also encouraged to apply.
Exemplify a strong commitment to Sadhana's mission and theory of change, which emphasizes service, community transformation, and advocacy.
Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to handle time-sensitive administrative tasks. Must be self-directed and able to plan and coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to write and speak clearly and effectively, and to interact with staff in a positive and professional manner.
Highly proficient in contemporary office software applications, including Google Docs, Asana, Slack, Mailchimp, Canva, etc.
*Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis and must not now or in the future require sponsorship for employment-based visa status.
OPERATIONS FELLOWSHIP DUTIES
Maintain and organize database of supporters/funders, distribution lists, and update contact information. As directed, Fellows will help add to existing lists and help generate new lists in order to advance organizational goals.
Support day-to-day operations: drafting/sending emails, maintaining existing channels on Slack and Asana platforms, and providing additional suggestions for systems to help organize and streamline our work as an organization.
Researching funding and grant opportunities from philanthropic entities, government agencies, and other relevant sources.
Collaborate with Communications Fellow in developing an operational strategy and targeted prospective donor list for Sadhana’s 2019 Diwali fundraising campaign
COMMUNICATIONS FELLOW DUTIES
Compile daily press clips, monitor and collect press hits, outreach campaigns, and other examples of our work to be shared on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
Compile weekly e-newsletters to Sadhana’s members and press lists via Mailchimp
Assist with redesign of Sadhana’s website and marketing materials
Create posters and graphics for upcoming Sadhana events
Collaborate with Operations Fellow in developing a marketing plan for Sadhana’s 2019 Diwali fundraising campaign
Aid in long-term research projects relating to communication and marketing strategies for non-profits and faith-based organizations.
This fellowship requires a time commitment of 20 hours per week.
Sadhana is willing to work with your university to secure school credit. This fellowship includes a stipend with a base pay of $15/hour.
We unfortunately cannot provide health benefits at this time.
Fellowships are project-based, 3-month programs, starting in September 2019.
HOW TO APPLY
Please send a resume, one-page cover letter, and contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be due Friday, August 16th.