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YNPNdc is looking for creative, energetic, and enthusiastic volunteers to join our team. Check out the opportunities listed below and apply now.
YNPNdc requires volunteers to be a Member. Become a member today or please reach out to info@ynpndc.org for more information. If selected, volunteers will receive complimentary Membership for the duration of their volunteer service.

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External Relations Manager

Position Overview

The External Relations Manager is responsible for media relations of YNPNdc and for creating and maintaining marketing partnerships, including but not limited to universities, nonprofits, businesses and more. This position will also help grow our sponsorship programming as well as collaborating with the Fundraising Committee to create and execute benefits for sponsors.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Create media strategy for YNPNdc events and initiatives
  • Identify, prioritize, and pursue high potential and long-term partnership opportunities
  • Support the Fundraising Committee with identifying and building relationships with sponsors
  • Manage the execution of sponsor benefits
  • Ensure the organization is represented at events and meetings organized by partners.
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Deep connections within the Greater Washington nonprofit sector
  • Strong ability to focus, listen deeply, and create space for open conversation and learning.
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Experience with partner relations, communications strategy, or community organizing strongly preferred
  • Interested in the non-profit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours per month)

Strategic Partnerships Manager

Position Overview

The Strategic Partnerships Manager is responsible for overseeing the YNPNdc sponsorship strategy. This includes the acquisition and engagement of new sponsorships, presiding over the stewardship of current partners, and activating the fulfilment of sponsor benefits. The position will report to YNPNdc’s Director of Fundraising and Advancement and will be a part of the Fundraising Committee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages the market research and recruitment of new sponsorships
  • Maintains and tracks current and new sponsorship asks and proposal development
  • Cultivates and maintains current partner relationships
  • Collaborates with the Communications and Programming Committees on the partner deliverables and benefits
  • Works closely with the Director of Fundraising and Advancement on developing and implementing outreach strategy
  • Supports the deliverable creation with the Director of Fundraising and Advancement
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interested in the non-profit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision.
  • Fundraising and sponsorship experience preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours per month).

Grants Manager

Position Overview

The Grants Manager is responsible for overseeing YNPNdc’s grant management and strategy. This includes recruitment and engagement of new partnerships, management of the writing, development and grant solicitation process, and the contribution of YNPNdc’s strategic grant language. The position will report to YNPNdc’s Director of Fundraising and Advancement and will be a part of the Fundraising Committee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manages the research and prospecting process for grants
  • Maintains and tracks grant calendar
  • Assists in the writing process of grant applications
  • Supports the reporting process of grant applications
  • Works closely with the Director of Fundraising and Advancement on developing and implementing outreach strategy
  • Aids in deliverable creation with the Director of Fundraising and Advancement
  • Collaborates with the Programming Committee to receive regular updates on programming and strategy in order to accurately update grant applications 
 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Interested in the non-profit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision.
  • Fundraising and sponsorship experience preferred
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours per month).

Graphic  Designer

Position Overview

The Graphic Designer is responsible for overseeing all asset creation, management, and distribution for maximum impact and reach of YNPNdc communications. The position will develop the overall design concept and production for all communications and marketing materials, including one-pagers, email/social/web graphics, and other advertisements. This position will report to the Communications Director and be a part of the Communications Committee.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Create visual concepts, by hand or using computer software, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, or captivate YNPNdc members and new audiences.
  • Manage creation and design of all graphic art elements (print, digital, and social) for YNPNdc communications, including brand, program, and fundraising initiatives.
  • Maintain YNPNdc brand integrity by regulating the use of logos, messaging, and imagery, upholding brand identity and quality.
  • Work closely with the communications committee to align design concepts with digital media and marketing strategies.
 

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Serve as creative production liaison to the programs and fundraising committees.
  • Provide guidance on design content for web, email and social.
  • Ensure all graphic design elements follow best practice.
  • Maintain brand and logo consistency with sponsors, partners, and events.
 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Passion for YNPNdc’s mission and vision.
  • Proficiency in design programs such as Canva and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Knowledge of typography, color and production.
  • Strong ability to focus, listen deeply, and create space for open conversation and learning.
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth.
  • Interested in the non-profit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours/month)
  • Length of volunteer term: 6 month minimum 
 

Photographer/Videographer

Position Overview

The Photographer/Videographer is responsible for creating and editing photo and video content for communications channels. The position will be responsible for taking photos and video at YNPNdc events as well as editing these items for maximum impact and reach of YNPNdc communications and marketing.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Take photos and video at YNPNdc events (approximately three per month)
  • Create photo and video content for all communications channels
  • Maintain a library of images and clips for communications and marketing purposes
 

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Create a media management system
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to meet communications media needs
 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of photo and video design software
  • Experience with Canva
  • Photography and videography experience preferred
  • Interested in the non-profit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours per month)
  • Length of volunteer term: 6 month minimum 

 

Website Manager

Position Overview

The Website Manager is responsible for overseeing YNPNdc’s website strategy, and the creation and maintenance of web pages and other web content. This position will collaborate closely with the Content Manager to help tell the story of YNPN online, especially through the blog. 

Primary Responsibilities
  • Manage and develop all website content for YNPNdc.org
  • Create and curate shareable content for YNPNdc.org (including the blog)
  • Work closely with Communications Director to develop and manage editorial calendar for all web content (including editorial and production workflow for the blog)
  • Monitor web analytics and make recommendations based on SEO best practice
  • Coordinate with communications team for blog promotion on social media and in email blasts
  • Serve as communications liaison to the Fundraising Committee

 

Secondary Responsibilities
  • Provide guidance on marketing content for the web, such as event pages, calls for applications, promotions, surveys, etc.
  • Generate monthly reports on web analytics for Communications Committee
  • Design graphics to accompany blog posts as needed
  • Ensure all editorial content follows best practice
  • Maintain brand consistency

 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with Content Management Systems (WordPress preferred)
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Strong ability to focus, listen deeply, and create space for open conversation and learning
  • Commitment to personal and professional growth
  • Interested in the nonprofit field and YNPNdc’s mission and vision
  • Ability to dedicate time to the position and organization (5-10 hours per month)
  • Length of volunteer term: 6 month minimum