Employment Opportunities

Quaker Voluntary Service has three openings.

QVS is hiring for multiple positions. You are welcome to apply for more than one position, if you have a genuine interest and consider yourself qualified for more than one job description. Since these three positions will be hired and supervised by different staff members we encourage you to write separate cover letters that speak to your abilities. If you are applying for multiple positions we would appreciate it if you could indicate that in your cover letter, and include an additional paragraph describing how you rank these positions or can imagine them working together. Staff will be in conversation with one another during the process.
 

Updated AUG 2022

Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) seeks a part-time (20 hrs/week) Alumni Engagement Coordinator to continue formalizing and deepening QVS’s engagement with Alums. You can download a full job description here.

This is a grant-funded, two year position intended to lay the groundwork for QVS Alumni to become a vibrant, self-led community after a startup period. The Alumni Engagement Coordinator will also support national staff with some communications responsibilities. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and administrative skills required.

You will be joining an amazing and dedicated team of people who are passionate about social justice and spirituality. QVS is a collaborative and relational environment where your coworkers are committed to your success. Our community is diverse in age, race, gender identity, and sexuality, and we believe that multicultural relationships are essential to our work. Though this is a remote position, you will have several opportunities per year to gather in person with other staff members. This is a highly flexible position; other than scheduled meetings, you can determine your schedule in consultation with the Executive Director.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Working closely with QVS Alumni to create new systems of engagement with one another and with QVS.
  • Gathering QVS Alumni together, both regionally and nationally, in order to support Alumni in spiritual deepening, community-building, and vocational discernment.
  • Collaborating with QVS staff to connect Alumni with current Fellows and existing QVS structures.
  • Considering opportunities for collaboration with other Quaker institutions, convening bodies, and individual Friends called to ministry.

 

 

Competencies & Qualifications

  • Experience integrating spirituality into work life and everyday conversations, and experience supporting this practice in others.
  • Experience managing your time and work goals without the structure of regular office hours.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills; ability to build new relationships, bring people together, and engage in group discernment.
  • Experience organizing with others, engaging in group discernment and decision making.
  • Administrative skills for managing budgets, organizing events, and keeping records.
  • Passion for the vision and mission of Quaker Voluntary Service (Community Life, Spiritual Exploration and Social Justice). Experience in a service year program will be seen as a plus.

 

Location

Remote, from Massachusetts, Oregon, Georgia, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania. An eligible candidate must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. QVS will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

 

Compensation

This is a 20 hour per week, non-exempt position. Base annual compensation is $23,000-$25,000. Starting salary based on experience and geographical location. QVS offers prorated health insurance or a $3,000 health insurance bonus, vision care reimbursement, and ability to contribute to a 403(b) plan (unmatched). Employees working 20 hours per week receive twelve and a half PTO days, eight holidays per year, four sick days, and time off for the period between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

Some travel will be required when travel is safe. 

 

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to [email protected]Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis as applications arrive, with priority given to applications received before August 31. The position is scheduled to begin mid- to late-September. 

 

QVS reserves the right to modify, interpret, or apply this job description in any way QVS desires. This job description in no way implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. This job description is not an employment contract, implied or otherwise. The employment relationship remains “at-will.” Quaker Voluntary Service is an equal opportunity employer. Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), LGBTQIA+ individuals, and persons living with a disability are strongly encouraged to apply.

Communications Coordinator

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) seeks a part-time (20 hrs/week) Communications Coordinator to generate and coordinate all national communications. You would be a great fit for this job if you have exceptional written, visual, and verbal communication skills, and are able to prioritize and multitask. You should be able to see the big picture and have a willingness to pitch in and do what needs to be done, including small administrative tasks. This is a 20 hour/week, exempt position. Compensation will be commensurate with experience; salary range is $24,000-$26,000. You can download the full job description that includes more details about compensation here.

You will be joining an amazing and dedicated team of people who are passionate about social justice and spirituality. QVS is a collaborative and relational environment where your coworkers are committed to your success. Our community is diverse in age, race, gender identity, and sexuality, and we believe that multicultural relationships are essential to our work. Though this is a remote position, you will have several opportunities per year to gather in person with other staff members. This is a highly flexible position; other than scheduled meetings, you can determine your schedule in consultation with the Development Director.

 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining and updating the QVS website (this requires proficiency with WordPress and Gravity Forms).
  • Developing and following a comprehensive communications plan for the program year, to include communications across multiple constituencies (potential applicants, current Fellows, volunteers, and donors).
  • Maintaining and building our social media presence across all of our channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, and Linked-in) for outward posting about QVS.
  • Interacting/building relationships with QVS’ wider network, including Quaker groups, recruitment-related connections, and justice organizations.
  • Designing interesting and engaging infographics, videos, reports, and other media.
  • Identifying ways in which we can measure the effectiveness of our communications.
  • Using data to inform future communications strategy, including identifying new ways to reach applicants through social media in conjunction with the Recruitment Coordinator.
  • Maintaining the main QVS email account, and answering constituent questions, or forwarding messages on to the appropriate individuals.
  • Keeping abreast of trends in communication, and ensuring QVS is using the best channels possible for each audience.
  • Other tasks as needs arise.
     
     

Competencies & Qualifications

  • Demonstrated history of success (professional or not, paid work or not) in nonprofit communications or related fields; preference given to candidates with two or more years experience.
  • Two years experience with graphic design preferred.
  • Experience with relevant software (Canva, WordPress, Gravity Forms, G Suite, Dropbox, Mailchimp).
  • Demonstrated experience with social media tools (Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, TikTok, Twitter).
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice and advocacy work.
  • Experience communicating to a variety of constituencies (e.g, multicultural, intergenerational).
  • Familiarity with the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) preferred.
  • Knowledge of local not-for-profits, social justice organizations, and service agencies preferred.

 

Location

Remote, from Massachusetts, Oregon, Georgia, Minnesota, or Pennsylvania. An eligible candidate must have legal authorization to work in the U.S. QVS will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

 

How to Apply

Email a cover letter and resume to Claire Hannapel, QVS Development Director, at [email protected]. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis as applications arrive, with priority given to applications received before August 31. Following two rounds of interviews, we will conduct reference checks for the final two candidates. Start date is no later than October 1, but can be earlier if desired.

Recruitment Coordinator

Quaker Voluntary Service (QVS) seeks a new Recruitment Coordinator to recruit young adults from across the country to apply to Quaker Voluntary Service. The Recruitment Coordinator reports to the Director of Program. This is a year-round, non-exempt position with 6 months of full-time work (peak recruitment season Oct 1 – Mar 31) and 6 months of part-time work (off-season Apr 1 – Sept 30). Salary range is $33,000-$35,000. You can download the full job description that includes more details about compensation here.

You will be joining an amazing and dedicated team of people who are passionate about social justice and spirituality. QVS is a collaborative and relational environment where your coworkers are committed to your success. Our community is diverse in age, race, gender identity, and sexuality, and we believe that multicultural relationships are essential to our work. Though this is a remote position, you will have several opportunities per year to gather in person with other staff members. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Strengthen and expand our relationships with people who are in a position to directly encourage young adults to consider a year of service with QVS. We anticipate the Recruitment Coordinator will develop contacts in universities and colleges (e.g. administrators, professors, student-led organizations, etc.), within yearly meetings and other Quaker groups, and within other organizations that connect to young adults. These connections will require skills for engaging with people in-person and remotely. 
  • Develop and maintain a calendar of events helping QVS prioritize when to recruit at various schools, within Friends organizations and other spiritual communities, arts and cultural organizations, social justice events, etc. 
  • Develop and distribute recruitment materials. Create appealing and informative printed and digital resources for distribution to various audiences. This includes posting directly on a variety of social media platforms and creating resources for others to use.
  • Train and support recruitment volunteers within QVS. Help QVS Alums, Fellows, staff and local Friends successfully promote awareness of QVS by attending events and nurturing relationships. 
  • Oversee our overall recruitment strategies. Help QVS track which recruitment strategies are fruitful and which are not. Monitor our success in reaching a diverse pool of applicants. Help create consistent messages between recruitment and onboarding. Actively experiment with new strategies. 

 

Competencies & Qualifications

  • A body of work that demonstrates exceptional visual and verbal communication skills, especially when communicating with young adults. 
  • Experience managing your time and work goals without the structure of regular office hours. 
  • Administrative skills for managing budgets, organizing events, and keeping records.
  • Passion for the vision and mission of Quaker Voluntary Service (Community Life, Spiritual Exploration and Social Justice). Experience in a service year program will be seen as a plus.

 

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter and resume to Mike Huber at [email protected], the QVS Director of Program. In your cover letter, please provide contact info for three references who can speak to your competencies and qualifications. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis as applications arrive, with priority given to applications received before August 31. The position is scheduled to begin mid- to late-September.

QVS is committed to a policy of Equal Employment Opportunity with respect to all employees and applicants for employment. This policy prohibits discrimination on all legally-recognized bases including, but not limited to, race, creed, color, gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family relationship, disability, national origin or service in the uniformed services.

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