From the beginning, STAND has been student-led, not only at the campus level but also at the national level. STAND offers two types of national leadership positions: Managing Committee positions, and Task Force positions. The Managing Committee is responsible for developing STAND’s national advocacy campaigns, crafting our public brand and messaging, and coordinating our grassroots outreach efforts. Task Force members work with the Managing Committee to develop resources for our grassroots members, assist with policy analysis, and provide support to other crucial day-to-day functions.
Managing Committee (MC) Positions
Interested in joining a group of the most passionate, hardworking, and hilarious student leaders around? Ready to up your impact and take your activism to the next level, all the while learning how nonprofits work from the inside? Look no further than the STAND Managing Committee! The Managing Committee is STAND’s national governing body, from organizing national campaigns and programming to running our outreach efforts on the ground. The MC is responsible for looking out for STAND’s long-term future, and making sure we’re doing all we can to work towards ending and preventing genocide and mass atrocities.
MC Members should expect to spend an average of 10 hours per week in their role, and all MC members are expected to attend (expenses-paid) summer and winter MC Retreats in Washington, DC for training, bonding, and campaign planning! Applicants should be prepared to attend weekly MC Calls and weekly Programmatic or Outreach Calls, based on position. Any questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Applications for the Managing Committee are now closed. Scroll down for additional leadership opportunities!
Without our dedicated Task Forces, we would have no power! We are looking for state-based grassroots organizers, writers, and policy analysts to help us fulfill our goals of building an informed and engaged grassroots constituency across the U.S. Join us!
State Advocacy Leads
As a grassroots movement, we are working to build a community of activists in every state across the country in order to make an impact on local, state, and national policy. As a State Advocacy Coordinator, you will connect to influential grasstops and grassroots leaders in your state, plan local advocacy strategy with our Outreach and Advocacy Teams, write op-eds, lobby locally, and mobilize people in your state to take urgent actions.
Primarily works with: Advocacy Coordinator
Weekly Time Commitment: 4 to 6 hours per week
- Excellent communication skills
- Understanding of basic advocacy and campaign strategy
- Ability to learn about state-specific politics and policymaking processes
- Strong writing skills
Education Task Force
As a member of the Education Task Force, you will form a vital part of STAND’s student leadership team. As a conflict specialist, you will draft regular news briefs on your region for our constituency; update and develop educational resources such as one pagers, blog posts, PowerPoints, and webinars; and advise the STAND Managing Committee on relevant policy points on your region.
As a Conflict Coordinator, your primary duties will be to assist the Education Coordinator with the Weekly News Brief by compiling and summarizing pertinent articles related to mass atrocity situations in your region of focus; and to inform STAND’s Leadership Team on possible avenues for policy leverage on conflict(s) in your region. As events on the ground in each region are ever-evolving, you will be responsible for sending a policy brief once or twice a month to STAND’s leadership team.
Within your position, you’ll act as a resource for STAND’s leadership and membership on the conflict(s) in your region of focus, by assisting in the creation of educational materials and blog posts on the history, context, and root causes of the conflict(s); the research behind possible options for U.S. policy to mitigate the conflict(s); and assistance of the Managing Committee in developing national campaigns related to the conflict(s).
Works with: Education Task Force Members, Education Coordinator
Weekly time commitment: 5-8 hours
- Interest in developing a nuanced, sophisticated understanding of your conflict(s) of focus
- Strong research and writing skills
- Ability to track, comprehend, and compile news reports, policy briefs, etc. for STAND’s regular Weekly News Brief
- Ability to communicate complex information to audiences of all knowledge levels
- Background knowledge, previous coursework, and/or previous research experience related to the region for which you are applying will be helpful but not necessary.
Education Task Force Positions:
- Central and West Africa. Apply here.
- Great Lakes of Africa. Apply here.
- Sudan and South Sudan. Apply here.
We are accepting applications for these positions on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible for strongest consideration. Please contact email@example.com with any questions.
Development Task Force
As a member of the Development Task Force, you will form a vital part of STAND’s team, responsible for the financing of STAND’s programs and events. As a development specialist, you will help draft grant proposals; contribute to grassroots fundraising campaigns; oversee our merchandising operations from both a design and supply chain management perspective; and advise local chapters in their individual fundraising efforts.
As part of the development team, your primary duties will be to assist the Development Coordinator with Weekly Updates by summarizing any notable changes in campaigns and new grants as they come up; and to inform STAND’s Leadership Team on possible new avenues for fundraising.
Primarily works with: Development Coordinator
Weekly time commitment: 3-5 hours
- Strong writing skills
- Experience with fundraising
- A passion for international human rights and our anti-genocide mission
Communications Task Force
We’re looking for activists to write quality posts for our blog and to write for local publications. As a member of the Communications Task Force, you will be responsible for researching and writing a minimum of one blog post and/or one local opinion piece per month. Each team member will work with our Communications Coordinator to expand their knowledge about STAND’s conflict areas, fine-tune their writing abilities, and producing content for our widely read national blog and other local or campus publications.
Primarily works with: Communications Coordinator
Weekly time commitment: 1-3 hours
- Strong writing skills
- Experience writing blog posts
- A passion for human rights and our anti-genocide mission
To apply, send a resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your writing sample should be 1-2 pages double spaced, and relate to policy, advocacy, grassroots organizing, or one of our conflict zones. If you do not have a related writing sample, that’s okay – we can provide you with a prompt! Please contact us at email@example.com with any questions.