Advocacy Development Researcher Volunteer/InternAL!VE (Association of Leaders in Volunteer Engagement) is a national membership organization of leaders and professionals in volunteer engagement. AL!VE serves to enhance and sustain the spirit of volunteering in America by fostering collaboration and networking, promoting professional development, and providing advocacy for leaders in community engagement.
AL!VE has determined that a greater focus must now be placed on Advocacy in order to best serve our membership and the profession. An Advocacy Development Researcher is being sought to help AL!VE develop this critical function of the organization. The Advocacy Development Researcher will:
AL!VE will work with the individual who fills this position to meet institutional requirements. View the position description here.
- Research national associations of similar size and scope active in advocacy work to identify potential models and best practices.
- Research relevant advocacy resources specific to volunteer engagement and management.
- Identify potential policy priorities, issues, legislation, and trends which impact organizations and associations (micro), and volunteer engagement in the US (macro).
- Analyze findings, submit recommendations for AL!VE’s advocacy offerings, and help develop an action plan for implementing key functions.
The Advocacy Development Researcher’s research and recommendations will help lay the foundation for AL!VE’s advocacy work. Furthering the effectiveness of advocacy by and for volunteer engagement and management will strengthen the nonprofit and public sectors. This research work will be supported by the volunteer members of the Programs and Advocacy Committee, the AL!VE Board of Directors, and the AL!VE contract staff member. This project can be completed remotely and can be customized as an unpaid capstone, internship, or Service-Learning project. Please ensure that any modification of this brief description reflects the description, qualifications, and responsibilities as outlined in the Advocacy Development Researcher Position Description. Please email Emilie Bromet-Bauer with the name of the institution, program, and contact so that we can coordinate our outreach. If you have any questions, please contact Emilie.