The Borgen Project

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I’m writing with The Borgen Project, a national campaign that is focused on global poverty. We’ve got a volunteer Regional Director opening and would love to have students or faculty involved with our efforts. We have other volunteer positions available and I’ve included more information about all our openings below. If you can forward this email to students and faculty that might be interested, I’d greatly appreciate it!  We currently have Regional Directors in over 160 U.S. cities ranging from college students and professors to news anchors and business leaders. It’s a neat group of volunteers who operate remotely and meet once a week via a national conference call. You can learn more about the program here. Thank you, Karen H. Lee

Positions at The Borgen Project 

Regional Director

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 6 months
Hours: 4-6 hours per week

Regional Directors operate independently from home and maintain contact with The Borgen Project’s Seattle office. Regional Directors sign a 6-month contract. The position is volunteer and is roughly 4-6 hours per week. Regional Directors attend a conference call every Monday evening. Regional Directors come from many diverse backgrounds, some of which include a news anchor, veteran, banker, teacher, relief worker, political staffer, sales manager, programmer, and college students.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend one (30-60 minute) conference call every week with the President of The Borgen Project and Regional Directors from across the United States (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
  • Meet with local congressional leaders and lobby for legislation that improves living conditions for those living on less than $1 per day.
  • Mobilize people in your community to contact their congressional leaders to support poverty reduction legislation.
  • Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • Build a network of people engaged in the cause.
  • Serve as The Borgen Project’s ambassador in your city.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Basic understanding of U.S. Politics and international development.
  • Highly organized with the ability to prioritize multiple functions and tasks while managing their work time efficiently.
  • Strong team player that loves to bring new ideas to the table.
  • Ability to demonstrate frequent independent judgment with decisiveness.
  • Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, send your resume to ops@borgenproject.org.

Learn more about the Regional Director Program

Advocate

Location: Nationwide (Telecommute Volunteer Role)
Salary: Unpaid
Duration: 3-months
Hours: 4-hours per week

This is a great entry-level volunteer position for someone looking to be part of The Borgen Project. Advocates can operate from anywhere in the U.S.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Attend one (30-60 minute) national conference call every week (5PM PDT, 6PM MDT, 7PM CDT, 8PM EDT).
  • Serve as an ambassador for the world’s poor. Build awareness of the issues and ways people can help.
  • Manage and implement fundraising campaigns.
  • Represent The Borgen Project’s in your city. Attend events and engage people in the cause.
  • Contact congressional leaders in support of key poverty-reduction programs.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent overall communication skills: oral, written, presentation.
  • Ability to self-manage and prioritize assignments.

HOW TO APPLY:
To apply, send your resume to ops@borgenproject.org.

The Borgen Project fights for the underdog. The innovative, national campaign is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy. Learn more at borgenproject.org.