Thanks for your interest in volunteering with DEF! Below you will find a list of different job descriptions, if they sound interesting, click the button below to apply:
Community Development Team.
Agora Director. Support monthly event planners and community strategy. Responsible for identifying trends and topics of interest, recommending improved or new mechanisms for supporting the DEF community, and building connections to entrepreneurs, academia, and national security elements in diverse environments. Familiarity with Slack, Google Docs, and Trello is ideal, but training is available. Will work closely with the Community Engagement Director and Community Development Director. Time commitment is 2-5 hours per week.
Community Engagement Director. Help bring new DEF members into the community. Responsible for facilitating a program that welcomes new members into physical and digital communities and determines how DEF can support them. Familiarity with Slack, Google Docs, and Trello is ideal, but training is available. Will work closely with the Agora Director and Community Development Director. Time commitment is 2-5 hours per week.
Topic Coach. Engage and guide the DEF community and the broader national security community through a dialogue about a specific subject. Coaches will use a variety of digital for a to engage the community. Familiarity with or interest in subjects like artificial intelligence, additive manufacturing, talent management, and others is needed. Training on different platforms is available. Time commitment is 3-5 hours per month.
External Engagement Team.
Partnership & Sponsorship Director. Develop and help execute plans to work with DEF’s sponsors & partners. Responsible for working to establish goals, objectives, and priorities, then conducting engagements alongside the Executive Director, Director of External Engagement, and other team members. Responsible for maintaining an understanding of DEF’s contributions to and relationships in the national security community. Relationship management or sponsorship experience appreciated, but not required. Time commitment is 3-4 hours per week.
Government Advocacy Director. Develop and help execute plans to facilitate awareness of DEF’s work with government advocates. Responsible for working to establish goals, objectives, and priorities in coordination with key members of the External Engagement team. Responsible for maintaining an understanding of DEF’s contributions to and relationships in the national security community, particularly projects benefitting government advocates. Previous relationship management experience appreciated, but not required. Time commitment is 3-4 hours per week.
Media & Design Lead. Provide visual design support. Responsible for working with the marketing team to create routine images for local events and periodic regional conferences, and for supporting development efforts as the marketing team evolves. No experience required, but an eye for aesthetics is appreciated. Time commitment may vary, but is likely no more than 1-3 hours per week.
Social Media Lead. Engage the DEF and national security communities on a variety of social media platforms. Responsible for working as part of marketing team by using Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to provide information to a diverse network. Familiarity with Buffer, live video, and other interactive elements is a plus. Time commitment is 5-10 hours per week.
Grant Seeker. Develop and coordinate a grant application strategy for DEF. Responsible for identifying suitable grant opportunities and working with the leadership team to write applications. Knowledge of potential grant organizations and grant writing experience preferred. Time commitment is likely to ebb and flow.