Career Opportunities With HAF

Are you passionate about community service? Do you want to help ensure that future generations of Hindu Americans live in a society where their traditions are respected? Want to join a cause that seeks to give voice to Hindus who are suffering around the world?

Content Writer | Managing Director of DevelopmentSystems Administrator | Academic Year Internships

Content Writer

Job Overview

The Hindu American Foundation (HAF) is seeking a web content writer to be responsible for writing, editing, proofreading and posting content onto the HAF website. In addition, this position will be tasked with creating content for blogs/articles, white papers, policy briefs/fact sheets, press releases, and action alerts. The Content Writer should be able to follow editorial guidelines when creating content and be familiar with the latest SEO techniques. The Content Writer will also work closely with Senior Director, Communications to manage social media channels in developing content to support HAF’s mission and strategic objectives. Reports to Sr. Director, Communications.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Daily posting of content to social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube) for HAF.
  • Create, develop, manage and post web content for HAF website, while meeting current Search Engine Optimization (SEO) standards.
  • Ensure that the content written conveys the desired branding and messaging for the organization to uphold the reputation of HAF.
  • Conduct in-depth research on relevant topics in order to develop original content.
  • Develop content for blogs/articles, white papers, policy briefs/fact sheets, press releases, and action alerts.
  • Proofread content for errors and inconsistencies.
  • Edit and polish existing content to improve readability and to create derivative pieces.
  • Create body copy that will capture the attention of the target audience.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Communications, Journalism, or Political Science. 2-4 years writing experience required.
  • Deep working knowledge of India, and Hindu teachings, practices, and traditions.
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and analytical skills.
  • Organized and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines in a timely manner.
  • Fluency in online platforms such as Google, social networks, Zoom, etc.
  • Works well in a close-knit team environment, but can complete tasks independently when necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of public relations, technical writing and editing online publications.
  • Writing experience for non-profit.
  • Working knowledge of principles and processes of web design.

To Apply:

  1. Cover letter.
  2. Resume.
  3. Two professional references (please include how long you have known the individual).
  4. Two Writing samples (up to 500 words, preferably on a policy issue, but not required; prior publications acceptable).

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Managing Director of Development

Job Overview

We seek a Managing Director of Development to oversee our comprehensive fundraising activities with complete responsibility for developing, overseeing, and implementing comprehensive strategies for the Foundation’s financial sustainability and growth. This individual will work closely with our Executive Team on targeted goals, quantifiable outcomes, and timelines. Our goal is to strengthen our development infrastructure, increase our visibility, and build new partnerships. Reporting to the Executive Director, this individual will focus on raising funds through individual gifts, corporate sponsorships, special events, foundations, and government grants. Additionally this individual will assist with the production, event marketing, and fundraising and will oversee donor cultivation events. The Managing Director of Development would be joining a small, hardworking and committed team and play an instrumental role in taking the organization into the future. Reports to the Executive Director.

Responsibilities and Required Skills

  • Play a leadership role in building institutional giving and corporate matching programs.
  • Research foundation, corporate, and government funding opportunities and recommend prospects with the greatest potential and propose cultivation strategies including developing relationships with individuals and program officers.
  • Examine HAF’s existing development portfolio and identify strengths to build upon and areas to improve.
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a data-driven outreach plan.
  • Identify and develop new markets as well as expanding current markets.
  • Create and implement e-fundraising plans.
  • Build or strengthen relationships with donors and represent HAF externally.
  • Possess excellent project management skills for motivating and helping to guide cross-departmental teams.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to manage tasks independently, supported by weekly meetings with senior management team.
  • Oversee the Senior Director of Philanthropic Partnerships regarding major gifts, planned giving, and donor directed gifts programs to acknowledge major donors and nurture continued giving.
  • Keep Executive Director and HAF management informed of trends and key donor information.


  • Bachelor's degree a minimum, Masters preferred.
  • 7+ years work experience in non-profit Development required.
  • Strong working knowledge with G-Suite and Google Analytics.
  • Experience with Salesforce NPSP.
  • Experience working in a close-knit team environment, but can complete tasks independently when necessary.
  • Outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
  • Creative, bold, and ambitious.

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Systems Administrator

Job Overview

The Systems Administrator acts as technical resource to management and staff assisting in the operational support of the current environment and implementation of technology initiatives that align with the Firm’s overall strategic plan and its commitment to its staff and supporters. This position supports and maintains the firm’s Salesforce instance, manages integration of various systems, provides assistance with website maintenance and updates, and oversees G-suite. Reports to CFO/Managing Director.

Job Requirements

  • Must be Salesforce ADM-201 certified (experience with NPSP a plus).
  • Experience with Lightning.
  • Experience with Pardot or Marketing Cloud.
  • Experience with Wordpress and HTML.
  • Experience with G-Suite.
  • Proven ability to design and implement new processes.
  • Ability to work independently and solve complex problems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Salesforce Administration

  • Provide Salesforce administrative and technical support, and provide user training.
  • Manage Users and Security profiles.
  • Maintain and create: custom objects, workflows, validation rules and page layouts.
  • Maintain and create standard and ad-hoc reports/dashboards.
  • Manage all integration projects, enhancements and data migration initiatives.
  • Identify system issues and ensure resolution.
  • Maintain Master Data Integrity; responsible for merging duplicates and establishing a methodology to keep the database clean.
  • Enhance the SF experience by suggesting and implementing improvements.
  • Customize Lightning experience for various teams.
  • Experience with Process Builder a plus.

Pardot, Marketing Cloud, or similar Salesforce-integrated marketing automation system

  • Implement marketing automation.
  • Improve segmenation practices.
  • Assist with creation of e-blasts.


  • Manage creation and deletion of new users.
  • Manage groups and aliases.
  • Set up and maintain Google Vault.
  • Ensure security of all user accounts.


  • Assist with management and updating of HAF Wordpress sites.
  • Build out special campaign sites or pages.
  • Integration of systems as needed.

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HAF 2019-2020 Academic Year Internships

Education Fellow Internship

The Hindu American Foundation is looking to hire an Education Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in Hinduism, education, and the non-profit sector.

Ideal candidates are ambitious students who are organized, pay attention to detail, possess strong communication skills and the ability to multitask. We are looking for emerging leaders who want to make a difference and contribute to HAF’s mission in the field of education.

Responsibilities will vary and may include research and analysis, writing and proofreading copy, scheduling events and presentations, coordinating schedules, and other administrative work.

If interested, please submit the following to, with “Education Fellow” in the subject line:

  • Statement of Interest (200 words or less): Briefly explain why are you interested in working with HAF.
  • Resume/CV: Your resume must include your GPA, any prior work/internship experience, as well as any extracurricular activities, on-and/or off-campus.

If selected for the position, we will require two references who can speak to your professionalism and your character.

Public Policy 

The Hindu Americn Foundation (HAF) is looking to hire a Public Policy Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic year. The fellowship is open to undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in the Hindu American community, public policy and advocacy generally, and are well versed in current political events.

Ideal candidates will be hard-working, dependable, detail-oriented, and professional with strong communication and writing skills. We are looking for emerging leaders who want to make a difference and contribute to HAF’s mission in the field of advocacy and public policy.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Legislative and media research; conducting reviews and analysis of various policy issues both foreign and domestic; writing, proofreading and contributing to blogs, press releases, newsletters, and statements; assisting in coordinating and scheduling meetings, events and presentations; attending and recording Congressional hearings and think-tank briefings; and assisting with general administrative tasks around the office.

The HAF Public Policy Fellowship is unpaid and runs from October 21, 2019 through May 1, 2020. Work days and times are flexible, but applicants must be able to commit at least 10 hours per week in a standard, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm work week.

If interested, please submit the following to, with “Public Policy Fellow” in the subject line: 

  • Statement of Interest (200 words or less): Briefly explain why are you interested in working with HAF. 
  • Resume/CV: Your resume must include your GPA, Your resume must include your GPA, field of study, any prior work/internship experience, as well as any extracurricular activities, on-and/or off-campus.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants who have successfully met the requirements above will be contacted.

No phone calls or drop-bys please.


Volunteer With HAF

Requirements & Application Process
  1. HAF requires all volunteers to be active members of HAF. If you are not sure whether your membership is active and to confirm that we have your updated contact details, please contact our Office Manager (202) 223-8222 or email office at hafsite dot org. To become a HAF member or to renew, please click on

  2. Send the following information to

    1. Your resume or CV as a word document or pdf file.

    2. A personal statement with the following:

      1. Two references (name, email, phone and in what capacity you know them) that we can contact to learn more about you and your potential for work with HAF. References may NOT be family members.

      2. Number of hours per week you can commit to HAF. Please be realistic. (i.e. 2 hours, 5 hours)

      3. Length of time you wish to volunteer. (i.e. 2 months, 6 months, 1 year)

      4. Describe your goals, skill set, background and interests as it relates to the HAF.  We will use this information to assist in finding a role both beneficial to you and HAF.

      5. Review the open roles below and list those role(s) that interest you.

  3. Within 2 weeks of submitting all of the information requested and becoming an HAF member, we will contact you about your application. As positions are in flux, the listing below may not reflect the most up-to-date information on positions available. HAF retains the right to not fill a position. HAF also retains the right to decline an applicant a particular position if he/she does not fall within the HAF's vision.


The following volunteer positions are currently open for application.

HAF Party Host

This is a one time (or more) event. The next time you have friends or family over, share the good work of HAF and encourage your friends to join the cause. HAF will send you a package including a DVD, print material, membership forms (with a return envelope) and access to an online PPT to share with friends. Be an ambassador for HAF and help build our membership from the comfort of your own home!
Required Time Commitment: The duration is up to you but the HAF presentation can take 30-60 minutes. Food costs would be on the host. A DVD player and computer are needed.
Skill Requirements: Friendliness and enthusiasm are keys to success.

Regional Membership Coordinator

Volunteers will be tasked with spreading the word about HAF - educating individuals in the volunteer's local community about the mission and work of HAF, and building support in the form of members and volunteers. Volunteers should consider ideas such as organizing HAF booths at local events, such as Diwali/Holi festivals or melas; contacting their local temple or Samaj membership to inform them of HAF.
Required Time Commitment: 2+ hours per week for at least one year
Skill Requirements: Fluency in English, experience with email, good understanding of HAF's work, basic understanding of Hinduism

Call Center Volunteer

Volunteers will make calls from their personal phones to HAF supporters about upcoming events, campaigns and membership and fundraising drives.
Required Time Commitment: 2+ hours per week, mostly in evenings and weekends, for at least 6 months
Skill Requirements: Fluency in English and ability to speak well over the phone. While not required, sales or telemarketing experience would be useful.

Legal Advisory Team Member

Join HAFLAT! - HAF's Legal Advisory Team. Lawyers will be informed of issues where input is needed, both as a legal professional and as a Hindu American. HAFLAT will guide HAF's legal activism.
Required Time Commitment: 2+ hour per month for at least 6 months
Skill Requirements: Must be a bar-certified attorney.

Database Compilation Assistant

As HAF increases its advocacy efforts, it needs to reach a larger number of Hindu American community members. The Hindu American database will allow the Foundation to connect with a broader audience and increase its outreach and visibility. Volunteers will be provided with guidelines and templates to conduct research.
Required Time Commitment: 2+ hours per week for at least 3 months
Skill Requirements: Familiarity with the Internet, MS Excel & Google spreadsheet
Additional Requirements: Must be based in the US

Media Writer

Individuals experienced in writing press releases and communicating with the media are needed to formulate press releases, editorials and brainstorm ideas for future stories for greater coverage.
Time Commitment: 3-5 hours weekly for at least one year
Skills needed: Prior press experience

Media Outreach Representative

Volunteers will be tasked with outreach to media, contacting journalists who cover issues and topics of interest to HAF. This work will require online research, data collection on spreadsheets, emailing, and some phone calling using a personal phone.
Time Commitment: 2+ hours weekly with daily email use, for at least 6 months
Skills needed: Familiarity with MS Excel, Google spreadsheet, and the Internet, and good writing skills

Media Watchdog

With HAF and issues of concern to HAF being mentioned frequently in blogs and other fora on the Internet, HAF requires a volunteer to regularly monitor select sites and promote HAF's viewpoint when needed.
Time Commitment: 2+ hours weekly, but with daily monitoring required given urgency of some media issues for at least 6 months.
Skills needed: Familiarity the internet and ability to write carefully if needed


Project Outreach Assistants

HAF has several projects under development. A Project Outreach Assistant would provide tactical assistance to an HAF Project Lead by conducting specific outreach and marketing of the project.
Time Commitment: 2+ hours weekly for at least 6 months
Skills needed: Familiarity the Internet, creativity, writing skills, and strategic thinking

Grant Writer

HAF is working on issues that may be eligible for grants from Foundations, individuals, and governments. A grant writer would be responsible for finding grants that HAF would be eligible for, writing a grant application in coordination with HAF staff, and following up on the application.
Time Commitment: 2+ hours weekly for at least 6 months
Skills needed: Experience with grant writing is required. Familiarity the Internet, creativity, writing skills, and strategic thinking are important.

HAF Campus Outreach Coordinator

This role involves increasing awareness of HAF and its work on college campuses. The goal would be to increase student participation in HAF, build partnerships between HAF and campus organizations, and to educate the campus community about HAF.
Time Commitment: 2+ hours weekly for the duration of the college year
Skills needed: Strategic thinking and outgoing personality. Ideally, a student would be best for this role, but faculty and other individuals in the campus community are eligible.