Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Speak Out for Haiti Seeks Volunteer

Volunteer Position—Speak Out for Haiti         

Speak Out for Haiti (www.speakoutforhaiti.org/) provides resources for U.S. friends of Haiti to advocate for policies that will enhance stability and prosperity in Haiti, and learn about political and institutional challenges to justice and democracy in the country. With a particular attention to connecting the many U.S. faith-based Haiti charitable and service efforts to advocacy, we provide educational resources as well as email and social media alerts. The mission is to provide U.S. friends of Haiti with reliable information as well as regular opportunities to take action in support of our Haitian brothers and sisters.

Position Description:

A volunteer is needed to help move Speak Out for Haiti up to the next level by increasing its membership and improving its communications and action alerts. The Volunteer will coordinate the drafting and sending of monthly alerts and twice-weekly social media notices. The volunteer will also maintain the website and reach out to people and organizations wishing to advocate for fairness and opportunity for Haitians.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone interested in making a difference for Haitians by promoting international policies that help Haitians learn, earn, organize and vote their way out of poverty.  The position does not require in-depth knowledge or experience as much as strong communications and organizations skills, and a willingness to learn more about Haiti and Haiti advocacy.  It is a leadership position- the volunteer will take the lead in outreach, advocacy and shaping the direction of Speak Out for Haiti (with support).

The volunteer will work closely with Fran Quigley, Indiana law professor and author of How Human Rights Can Build Haiti, and Speak Out for Haiti partner the Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti, as well as an enthusiastic group of church leaders, political leaders, solidarity activists, medical professionals and human rights advocates who have been touched by Haiti.

Estimated time commitment of four hours per week; a one-year commitment is requested.

Qualifications:

  • Experience with Facebook, Twitter, and MailChimp or a willingness to learn
  • Ability and enthusiasm for engaging people in social justice advocacy through strong written and oral  communications skills
  • Leadership and ability to work independently to complete tasks
  • Commitment to making a difference in Haiti

Application Procedure:

Interested applicants should contact Fran Quigley at quigley2@iupui.edu, with a cover letter and a current resume. The deadline for this position is rolling.

Contact IJDH

Institute for Justice & Democracy In Haiti
15 Newbury Street
Boston, MA 02116

Telephone: (617) 652-0876
General Inquiries: info@ijdh.org
Media Inquiries: media@ijdh.org

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