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Learn how you can join the team at AFSP by reviewing positions currently available.

Area Director, Arkansas

Position Summary

Responsible for implementing AFSP’s fundraising and program initiatives within assigned market area and working with chapter(s) in that area.

Responsibilities

  • Implement AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walks and other approved fundraising within the assigned market, including additional fundraising events
  • Implement approved programs within the assigned market area including survivor programs, education programs and awareness initiatives
  • Responsible for development and support of the Chapter board and committees within the market
  • In conjunction with Chapter Boards develop business plan and budget for assigned market area
  • Responsible for volunteer management, including recruiting, training, assigning and recognizing volunteers within assigned market area
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community leaders and organizations to promote AFSP’s message, build support for our mission and increase involvement in AFSP events and programs
  • Work with media to publicize AFSP events and mission and to heighten public awareness and reach fundraising goals
  • Responsible for fiscal management, including relationships with vendors, handling cash, expense management and working with National Office on accounts payable and receivables
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit special event fundraising
  • Some program experience preferred
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position, and resume to https://careersinnonprofits.com/job/area-director-ar/

Area Director, Georgia

Position Summary

Responsible for implementing AFSP’s fundraising and program initiatives within assigned market area and working with chapter(s) in that area.

Responsibilities

  • Implement AFSP Out of the Darkness Community Walks and other approved fundraising within the assigned market, including additional fundraising events
  • Implement approved programs within the assigned market area including survivor programs, education programs and awareness initiatives
  • Responsible for development and support of the Chapter board and committees within the market
  • In conjunction with Chapter Boards develop business plan and budget for assigned market area
  • Responsible for volunteer management, including recruiting, training, assigning and recognizing volunteers within assigned market area
  • Develop and maintain working relationships with community leaders and organizations to promote AFSP’s message, build support for our mission and increase involvement in AFSP events and programs
  • Work with media to publicize AFSP events and mission and to heighten public awareness and reach fundraising goals
  • Responsible for fiscal management, including relationships with vendors, handling cash, expense management and working with National Office on accounts payable and receivables
  • Oversee Associate Area Director
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in nonprofit special event fundraising
  • Some program experience preferred
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills required

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position, and resume to https://careersinnonprofits.com/job/area-director-2/

Social Media Coordinator

Position Summary

AFSP is seeking a Social Media Coordinator to assist our Social Media Manager on all things social. This person would ideally have social media management and copywriting skills with basic design capabilities.

The role includes managing and scheduling content for posting on social media channels like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, etc., in addition to working with staff, volunteers and other external audiences as part of our digital storytelling efforts. This position includes content management support such as writing copy for social and designing social media assets to assisting in live events like Instagram and Facebook live-streams. The position will work closely with our social media manager.

The ideal candidate for this position is highly creative, lives and breathes social media and trends, is able to think outside of the box, is a great storyteller through visuals and captivating copy, and can juggle multiple projects at once.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Public Relations, Social Media or Digital Communications, Advertising, or Graphic Design
  • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience working in social media
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, TikTok
  • Knowledge of Twitch, Discord and gaming is a plus, but not a must
  • Highly motivated individual with ability to work in fast, dynamic work environment
  • Ability to maintain and juggle multiple or competing priorities at one time
  • Strong interpersonal skills including an ability to listen to and interpret requests and needs
  • Strong writing skills is preferred
  • Microsoft Suite knowledge a must; Sprout Social knowledge is a plus
  • Ability to work in team dynamic is a plus

Salary and Benefits

  • 22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year)
  • 10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment
  • Flexible Summer Fridays
  • Low to Mid 50s depending on experience

How to Apply

Submit cover letter, with a compelling reason why you should be considered for this position and resume to hresources@afsp.org. Write SocialMedia in the subject line. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Senior Manager, Correctional Systems Initiative

Position Summary

The Senior Manager for Project 2025’s Correctional Systems Initiative will enhance suicide prevention care for people during legal involvement, including initial contact with law enforcement (crisis response), availability of mental health courts, incarceration at federal, state and county levels, and in the community (probation and parole). The Senior Manager will influence the legal and correctional systems nationwide to initiate and sustain the comprehensive implementation of suicide prevention interventions.

Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with Project 2025 team, other AFSP national leadership and Project 2025 stakeholders, identify specific, actionable suicide prevention goals in correctional systems
  • Establish and lead a working group of national experts in legal and correctional systems, including academic/medical associations, researchers, accrediting bodies and advocacy groups
  • Cultivate and expand strategic partnerships and tactics to advance each identified goal, including close collaboration with AFSP’s national advocacy team and chapter advocacy network
  • Identify, build and sustain partnerships that serve strategic goals for the Correctional Systems Initiative
  • Together with AFSP national teams and the Chapter Engagement manager, create project implementation plans, track project milestones and resolve threats to project success
  • Develop implementation plans for each identified goal including target outcomes and fully manage projects to meeting those outcomes
  • Collaborate with the Impact Measurement team to establish evaluation plans and data management systems for each project
  • Serve as an organization spokesperson related to Project 2025’s Correctional Systems Initiative goals and priorities
  • Ongoing awareness of research findings for suicide prevention best practices in correctional systems and continuous exploration of translating those findings into practice
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by senior leadership in support of Project 2025 strategic objectives

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Business, or relevant social or behavioral science, with 3+ years of experience in correctional systems and/or policy is preferred
  • Ability to identify national correctional stakeholders, including researchers, executives, policy advocates, etc. in support of strategic outcomes
  • Skills to proactively seek out and build functioning coalitions with diverse set of stakeholders, and effectively advocate with partners around specific asks
  • Ability to think creatively with partners in identifying tactics to achieve Project 2025 goals
  • Ability to speak knowledgably and persuasively with national level stakeholders/executives in legal and correctional communities
  • Expert level project management skills: for complex national projects, ability to set interim milestones, map out timelines, track progress, early identification and active resolution of barriers
  • Knowledge of national level multi-site program evaluation
  • Proven track record of accountability and meeting or surpassing outcomes
  • Knowledge of basic science of suicide prevention and mental health (community and clinical approaches)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a diverse set of colleagues
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communications

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter including a compelling reason why you should be considered for this role to hresources@afsp.org. Write “Senior Manager” in the subject line of the email.

Public Policy Internships

Our selection process for the Summer 2021 term has concluded. We have not yet set a deadline for applications for the Fall 2021 term. Please note that in order to be eligible, applicants must be associated with an undergraduate or graduate-level internship program.

Position Summary

Public Policy Associates will assist the AFSP Public Policy Office in carrying out the organization's public policy priorities and legislative agenda, and in maintaining and enhancing AFSP’s advocacy presence in Washington, D.C. and at the state and local levels of government. Associates must be available to work 20 hours per week. Click here for bios of previous Associates.

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist in research, tracking, analysis, evaluation, and communication of relevant federal and state policy issues, legislation and regulations
  • Track Congressional hearing activity for assigned Committees, attend relevant hearings, and prepare summary reports for sharing with AFSP’s grassroots and grasstops advocacy networks
  • Assist with the development and execution of public policy events, including the annual Advocacy Forum (summer semester), State Capitol Days (spring semester), and Congressional briefings
  • Support AFSP staff in regard to federal, state, and local policy development, communications, and administrative duties as assigned
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by Public Policy Office staff

Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written, public speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in computer programs, including excel
  • Ability to work under pressure and think quickly on your feet
  • Ability to work independently, as well as part of a team
  • Experience/interest in engaging and motivating a large group of volunteers a plus
  • Familiarity with and interest in healthcare issues a plus

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, college or university transcript, 1-2 letters of recommendation, and a writing sample between 500 – 1,000 words to advocacy@afsp.org.

Summer 2021 Marketing Management Intern

Position Summary

Our internship program will provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students who are interested in gaining real-world experience in marketing project coordination within the not-for-profit sector.

Assignments may vary, but generally include:

  • Project Coordination, including planning kick-off meetings, recording meeting notes, establishing timelines, proof-reading, facilitating feedback 
  • Asset Management, including final asset publishing to content management platform and file organization
  • Creative Concepting, including ideating social media content, promotional tools and campaigns
  • Beginner Design, including updating and altering established templates for promotional tools, ads and billboards

Students will also attend weekly team meetings and brainstorms and have the opportunity to learn about the communications field, build networking skills and discuss career planning. 

The program offers a PAID internship to students and runs from May to August with the option to extend into additional semesters if desired. The internship must be tied to a college-level internship program.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Part-time or full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Available to work a 20- to 30-hour work week (Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Qualifications

  • Experience working with Adobe Creative Suite products (InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop) – proficiency a plus but not required
  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated leadership and an interest in communications and marketing via coursework or extracurricular activity
  • Interest or passion for working in the non-profit field

How to Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to hmartin@afsp.org with Marketing Management Intern in the subject line.

Summer 2021 Communications Social Media Intern

Position Summary

Our social media internship program will provide an enriching and rewarding experience for students who are interested in social media and communications. The program is designed to expose students to the not-for-profit sector and to provide them with a rich learning and development experience.

We are looking for someone with strong interest in social media, community engagement, and a passion to make a difference. Assignments may vary, but generally include assisting with social media, public relations, and our blog. Students will also attend weekly team meetings and brainstorms and have the opportunity to learn about the communications field, build networking skills and discuss career planning.

The program offers a PAID internship to students, which runs from August to December, and must be tied to a college-level internship program. This position is located in New York City.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Part-time or full-time college student (undergraduate or graduate student)
  • Residents of the New York Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey or Connecticut)
  • Available to work a 15- to 20-hour work week (Monday – Friday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm)

Qualifications

  • Excellent writing, communications and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge in social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linkedin, Twitch etc.
  • Excellent computer skills and demonstrated proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Demonstrated leadership and an interest in communications and marketing via coursework or extracurricular activity
  • Interest or passion for working in the non-profit field

How To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to vlukacs@afsp.org with Social Media Intern in the subject line. Applications without a personalized cover letter will not be considered.

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