Volunteer and Staff positions


Research Lead [Paid]

We are seeking an experienced researcher to run our Elephant at the Con research project.

This position reports to the Programs Director and will involve currating questions, participating in data collection, analyzing data, and producing reports for major conventions and online communities.

The workload will vary throughout the year. Instead of a consistent commitment, the workload will be light most of the year and pick up around the due-dates of major reports (4-6 times a year).

You will receive a stipend for your work with us.



Are you...

  • Experienced with survey creation and analysis?
  • Passionate about story-telling through data?
  • Excellent at written communicaton?
  • Familiar with online community and convention experiences?

Want to...

  • Create engaging surveys to understand community dynamics?
  • Produce data-driven reports about safety and inclusion at major conventions?
  • Collaborate with the Programs Director to understand and recommend best practices to event and community organizers?

Video Team Member [Volunteer]

This position reports to the Video Team Manager and will require an average of 5 volunteer hours per week with larger commitments required for big projects.



Are you...

  • Creative and passionate about story telling and experienced in video editing?
  • Experienced with developing and creating online content?
  • A strong writer?
  • A self-starter who works well both collaboratively and individually?

Want to...

  • Work on new content for our YouTube channel UpliftTogether?
  • Work collaboratively with the Communications Team to identify needs and opportunities for Uplift’s social media presence?
  • Contribute to Uplift’s overall work and vision?

Finances Team Member [Volunteer]

We have open positons on our Finances team to work on Grant Writing, Crowdfunding, Budgets, etc. These positions report to the Operations Director with an average time commitment of 5 hours a week.



Are you...

  • Experienced with grant writing?
  • Experienced with crowdfunding?
  • Experienced with handling nonprofit finances?
  • A self-starter who works well both collaboratively and individually?

Want to...

  • Research, track, and draft grant submissions?
  • Plan and execute our next crowdfunding campaign?
  • Work on budgets and taxes?
  • Work collaboratively across departments to stay on top of financial needs throughout the organization?
  • Provide timely financial assistance within the organization and keep Senior Staff up-to-date with Uplift’s finances?

Social Team Member [Volunteer]

We have open positions on our Communications team to write blog posts, write Uplift social media content, and analyze the success of social media campaigns, but the biggest need right now is social media. These positions report to the Communications Director with a commitment of 3-5 hours a week.



Are you...

  • Experienced in social media?
  • Experienced in web analytics analysis and tracking?
  • Passionate about online communities and sexual assault activism?

Want to...

  • Draft and oversee content going on the Uplift accounts?
  • Ensure that content remains fresh and timely?
  • Work to further develop the voice and tone of our accounts?
  • Analyze our social media strategy and synthesize into written reports?

Conventions Team Member [Volunteer]

Our Conventions team works on all aspects of Uplift's presence at Conventions. This team reports to the Programs Director with an average time commitment of 5 hours per week.



Are you...

  • Involved in the fan convention community?
  • Passionate about consent and attendee safety at cons?

Want to...

  • Develop campaigns tailored to the audience of each convention we attend?
  • Write resources for fans of all backgrounds?
  • Work with convention organizers to create safe and inclusive cons?

Tech Team Member [Volunteer]

This team reports to the Programs Director with flexible time commitments that can be seasonal or year round.



Are you...

  • A web, mobile, backend, or fullstack developer?
  • Passionate about using technology for sexual violence advocacy?
  • Looking for a supportive environment to stretch your tech skills?

Want to...

  • Create new microsites like Con Resources for specific campaigns?
  • Work on projects like these?
  • Participate in Hackathons?
  • Brainstorm your own project that will support our mission?

Graphic Designer [Volunteer]

This position reports to the Communications Director with flexible time commitments.



Are you...

  • Experienced in graphic design using Photoshop or other software?
  • Passionate about User Experience?

Want to...

  • Create graphics for social media and videos?
  • Design microsites like Con Resources for specific campaigns?
  • Design buttons, ribbons, banners, flyer, and other event materials?

Emerging Social Networks Researcher [Volunteer]



Are you...

  • Passionate about online communities?
  • Research oriented?
  • A self-starter who works well both collaboratively and individually?

Want to...

  • Research and document trends in the emerging online communities at the creator, platform, and fan level?
  • Identify online communities that are beginning to bloom, particularly among teens?
  • Identify potentially toxic social systems (i.e. widespread idealization of creators) or platform choices (i.e. no accountability for harassment)?
  • Work within a team to formulate potential responses to those systems?

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