Volunteer Opportunities

The Pacific Islands Society is looking for innovative young leaders with passion for Pacific affairs. Our volunteer positions are designed to provide young leaders with unique opportunities to develop their communications, management, and leadership skills while simultaneously promoting the Pacific Islands region and its people. The positions therefore provide far more than just an opportunity for professional development – they also enable young leaders to play a direct role in cultural relations.

To apply for any of the following volunteer positions, please email a cover letter and your up-to-date résumé to pacificislandssociety@gmail.com. Make sure to reference the position title in the subject of the email.  Please note that all staff positions are unpaid and on a volunteer basis.

Our open positions are listed below …

Managing Director of Marketing and Communications

Position Description

The Managing Director of Marketing and Communications is responsible for planning, development and implementation of all of the organization’s marketing strategies, marketing communications, and public relations activities, both external and internal. The position reports to the Executive Director.

Job Duties

  • Responsible for developing and tracking progress against the Pacific Islands Society’s strategic communications and marketing plan
  • Overseas the digital communications infrastructure of the organization, including the website and all social media channels
  • Manages all advertising and commercial partnerships
  • Responsible for the functional management of the Marketing and Communications Department, including direct reports such as the Director of Public Affairs

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Passion for Pacific affairs
  • Commitment to non-partisan cultural relations
  • 3-4 years of demonstrated experience in public relations, strategic communications, or public affairs either in the corporate, government or non-profit sectors
  • Available 3-6 hours per week
  • Able to commit to a one year term

Director of Public Affairs

Position Description

The Director of Public Affairs is responsible for maintaining and growing the Pacific Islands Society’s media contacts and promoting the organizations’ work outside of the organization. The position reports to the Managing Director of Marketing and Communications.

Job Duties

  • Participates in implementing the Pacific Islands Society’s strategic communications and marketing plan
  • Self-identify new media opportunities and conduct external, targeted outreach to reporters
  • Develops/maintain relationships with a wide range of media contacts
  • Collects, helps edit and places op-eds by Pacific Islands Society staff in appropriate media
  • Partners with the  programming department to identify media opportunities and implement press strategy

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • Passion for Pacific affairs
  • Commitment to non-partisan cultural relations
  • 3-4 years of demonstrated experience in public relations, strategic communications, or public affairs either in the corporate, government or non-profit sectors
  • Available 3-6 hours per week
  • Able to commit to a one year term

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