Volunteer Opportunity

Assistant Community Organizer Volunteer

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My Dog is My Home | New York, NY
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My Dog is My Home


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Our Story

What is home? Is it four walls? Or can it be built in the heart of a loved one? What if that heart belonged to someone with four paws?

Home means different things to different people - to some it's the physical structure, and to others it is the relationships they hold closest to their hearts. At My Dog is My Home, we believe home is a combination of the two.

We envision equitable access to home for all families. To this end, My Dog is My Home’s mission is to increase access to shelter and housing for people experiencing homelessness with animals. By securing their ability to maintain their most important relationships andfind adequate shelter, we ensure every family’s right to a home.

About this position

My Dog is My Home is seeking an Assistant Community Organizer to help guide our staff in the development and implementation of our programs. The Assistant Community Organizer will provide the Executive Director with ongoing support in matters related to the board development, fundraising, and event logistics. Volunteers commit to a six-month position with potential for extension based on interest and availability.

About you

You are an experienced project manager capable of organizing systems, tasks, and projects. You are a highly motivated, creative individual with a passion for connecting with people. You care about social issues related to people and animals. You have excellent communication skills and are able to express an organization’s views positively and creatively. You are analytical and like using tools to track engagement progress and how to market content or you’re very interested in learning and getting better at this! You have a drive for continuous individual learning. Maintaining positive relationships with your co-workers makes you feel good and connected.

Location: Remote, Digital

Reports to: Executive Director

Compensation: Unpaid

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Being the first point of contact for all incoming inquiries to MDIMH via the website, info email and voicemail.
  • Providing ongoing support to the Executive Director for Board engagement activities.  
  • Facilitate internal calendars by scheduling meetings, conferences, and travel.
  • Provide operational assistance where needed. 
  • Lead/support fundraising strategies.
  • Assist Events Managers with event organizing logistics for service fairs including:
  • Engagement of potential organizational partners
  • Outreach and event promotion to potential service fair clients
  • Creating service fair print materials
  • Securing donations

Essential Qualifications

  • Familiarity with Microsoft products, Google platforms, Airtable, and Squarespace.    
  • Experience or interest in communications (can be professional or volunteer experience)
  • Excellent writing and language skills
  • Team player with the confidence to take the lead and guide other staff volunteers when necessary. (ie: content development, creation, and editing of content, and online reputation management)
  • Demonstrated winning Social Customer Service techniques such as empathy, patience, advocacy, and conflict resolution
  • A great sense of humor!
  • Love of continuous learning

Preferred, but not necessary

  • Experience or interest in animal welfare
  • Degree or course-related work in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field

How to Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

People of color, women, individuals who have experienced homelessness, formerly incarcerated people, LGBTQ individuals, and progressive visionaries are encouraged to apply.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will review applications on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews immediately. Your phone interview may be followed by an in-person one-hour interview.
  • If you are invited for an interview, we will ask for examples of your work relevant to this position, e.g. a campaign you created, a writing sample, or other relevant materials.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start as soon as possible.

Equal Opportunity Statement: We are committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, and to creating a work environment that is dynamic, rewarding and that enables each of us to realize our potential. Our work environment is safe and open to all employees and partners, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability. My Dog is My Home does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of these identities in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services.

Our Story

What is home? Is it four walls? Or can it be built in the heart of a loved one? What if that heart belonged to someone with four paws?

Home means different things to different people - to some it's the physical structure, and to others it is the…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible

How To Apply

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

Please send your resume to Richard Encarnacion, HR and Volunteer Manager, with a statement of interest in the body of the email at richard@mydogismyhome.org.

Location

New York, NY
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