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Volunteer Programs, Sr. Associate
Catchafire Inc in ,
Date Posted 10/05/2021
Nonprofit-Senior/Executive Management
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply here https://boards.greenhouse.io/catchafire/jobs/4125838004

About Catchafire
Catchafire is a full service, on-demand solution designed to address the wide-ranging and complex needs of nonprofits by connecting them with talented pro bono professionals. We partner with major funders to provide unlimited access to Catchafire to tens of thousands of nonprofits ready to invest in the growth of their organizations and the impact of their service.

Catchafire is home to a diverse and vibrant community of volunteers, partners, nonprofits, and staff with the drive to do something that matters and insist that we can use our talents in service of our shared humanity.

About the Role and the Department*
As demand for our service grows, we’re looking for a Senior Associate to support our volunteers and partners to get the most out of their Catchafire experience. The Volunteer Programs Senior Associate will elevate our partnerships work through providing support on communications, program marketing and storytelling, event planning, and ongoing engagement initiatives.

This position reports to the Director of Volunteer Programs.

  • Strong organizational skills: You can prioritize and triage quickly while keeping track of each moving part. You work systematically and thoughtfully, utilizing systems and processes to help you accomplish your goals effectively.
  • Strong creativity: You are able to “connect the dots” of a narrative and bring stories to life with enthusiasm. You enjoy speaking with volunteers and nonprofit leaders alike, and are able to render words and experiences into easy-to-share formats to inspire others.
  • Quick to learn and adjust: You process large amounts of information quickly and grow with every experience. You are not afraid to try something new, and are constantly thinking about what we can do better by applying what we have learned so far. You are comfortable with ambiguity and unknowns.
  • Do-what-it-takes attitude: No task is too small or arduous if it is in service of the larger mission. You are hungry for responsibility and can see how tiny pieces of work elevate an overall experience.
  • Natural communicator and relationship builder: You’re authentic, empathetic, and able to communicate clearly through any channel.

Responsibilities of the Volunteer Programs Sr. Associate

  • Multimedia storytelling: Create inspiring and visually appealing stories of impact to boost engagement in our corporate programs and boost client satisfaction overall.
  • Virtual Event coordination and preparation: Ideate, coordinate and support all our virtual events including educational webinars and group volunteering events
  • Marketing and communications support: Create custom content to engage all our corporate partners and support their awareness-building efforts around our programs.
  • Performance monitoring: Monitor the performance of our corporate partnerships on a daily basis and provide high-touch support to grow toward desired outcomes.
  • Innovation to boost engagement: Collaborate with the director to execute pilots and test new volunteer engagement initiatives.

Experience / Background
In order to be successful in this role you must meet most, if not all, of the following needs:

  • 2-5 years of relevant work experience supporting programmatic work
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Familiarity with, or high willingness to learn, marketing software
  • e.g. Mailchimp and video editing software (preferably Adobe Premiere Pro)
  • Experience working in a digital company or start-up
  • Experience in nonprofit and/or philanthropy OR experience working with analytics, marketing and/or technology teams

Catchafire’s office is based in NYC, though we will be working remotely as long as COVID-19 persists. We consider our employees’ safety as a top priority and we will continue to assess our return date and when we will resume work travel as the situation progresses. We also provide accommodations to help with home office set up. This role can be remote full time, with the expectation that the employee is willing and able to travel to the NYC office periodically as deemed necessary and beneficial.

Catchafire is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We are also welcoming to any reasonable accommodations that can be made for candidates in our hiring process.

Unfortunately, we are unable to provide sponsorship for employment at this time.

Apply here https://boards.greenhouse.io/catchafire/jobs/4125838004

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Parental leave
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday


  • relevant work experience supporting programmatic work: 2 years (Preferred)

Work Location: Remote

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