Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses. PTR joins the movement to reduce the global mental health gap by addressing the psychosocial impacts of trauma caused by war, torture, forced displacement, human trafficking and persecution due to identity and beliefs. At our Bay Area-based Mosaic Healing Center, we draw on synergies among the core components of our model to: (a) Provide culturally aware, trauma-informed and contextually adapted mental health care for refugees, asylees, asylum seekers and human trafficking survivors, (b) Expand clinical capacity to serve these populations, and (c) Advocate for policies to prevent trauma and re-traumatization.
With combined expertise gained through over twenty years of providing clinical services to survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution, and in-depth experience implementing international human rights programming, our team integrates the fields of global mental health and human rights to expand the range – and increase the depth – of psychosocial support for this highly vulnerable population.
PTR is recruiting a 20-hour per week Human Rights and Refugee Trauma Outreach and Admin Volunteer that will be working directly with our Executive Director. This position is an exciting opportunity to be part of a nonprofit organization working at the nexus of the fields of mental health and human rights. Reporting to, and working in close collaboration with, the Executive Director, the Human Rights and Refugee Trauma Outreach and Admin Volunteer will gain experience in programmatic and administrative aspects of a nonprofit. Specific projects will vary depending upon organizational needs and volunteer’s skills and strengths. Priority responsibilities will involve: administration, research, writing, and communication.
Roles and Responsibilities
· Administrative – Organizing, maintaining and purchasing office supplies, scheduling appointment for the Executive Director, drafting emails, welcoming clients as they arrive, mailing documents, and running errands.
· Research and Writing – Developing fact sheets and other outreach and research materials.
· Communications – If candidate has experience with social media, help PTR build its public profile on facebook, twitter, etc. in collaboration with outside web design consultant.
· Outreach, Creative Initiative and General Organizational Support – As a startup nonprofit, PTR provides volunteers the opportunity to resourcefully brainstorm about creative ways to grow the organization.
· Nonprofit sector experience and a passion for working for social change and human rights.
· Experience conducting research and writing and an ability to absorb and communicate new information effectively.
· Solid written and oral communication skills, with an ability to write clearly · Maturity, passion, initiative and an ability to creatively problem-solve and work collaboratively with staff and other volunteers.
· Excellent organizational skills. Self-discipline in meeting deadlines for deliverables.
· Comfort with computers including Microsoft Word, Excel and the Internet.
· Desired: Social media and communication outreach experience.
Benefits to the Volunteer
· The opportunity to work for a human rights organization here in Berkeley alongside an Executive Director with twenty years’ experience in the human rights field including significant experience in the human trafficking arena, as well as a Clinical Director with over twenty years’ experience providing psychotherapy to international survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution.
· The opportunity to work on issues related to refugees and asylees, a topic with significant media attention and public debate at this time.
· The chance to participate in the administration of a nonprofit organization and gain related experience.
· The chance to develop written materials that may be used for programming, fundraising and/or communications for social media outreach.
· A strong recommendation letter based upon performance.
Deadline for Applying
To apply, send a cover letter describing your interest in, and qualifications for, this specific position, as well as a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnerships for Trauma Recovery (PTR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to healing trauma among international survivors of human rights abuses. PTR joins the global movement to reduce the mental health gap by addressing psychological trauma caused by war, torture, human trafficking, and persecution due to identity and beliefs. We strive to narrow the gap by: (a) Expanding the availability of culturally aware, trauma-informed and linguistically accessible mental health care; and (b) Reducing factors that cause trauma through trauma-informed policy analysis and advocacy.
With combined expertise gained through over twenty years of providing clinical services to survivors of war trauma, torture and persecution, and in-depth experience implementing international human rights programming, our team integrates the fields of global mental health and human rights to expand the range - and increase the depth - of psychosocial support for this highly vulnerable population.