STAND.
STRONG.
TOGETHER.

Are you looking for a closer connection to the queer community? Is meeting new people and expanding your contacts a part of your 2021 resolutions? Would you like to discover some of your hidden talents and further your development while helping others? We would love to have you as a part of our passionate team: attend our meetings, organise interesting events and, of course, help us build and expand the LGBTQI+ platform at the heart of Leiden!

Leiden Pride is a growing non-profit organisation, searching for energetic board and team members to fill a wide variety of vacancies. Open applications are also welcome, if you want to help out but feel like you are not fit within our current vacancies. If you don’t have a lot of time to offer, contact us and we can help you figure out what type of work suits you best. A little help goes a long way!

Interested? Have a look at the descriptions below and use our contact form to contact us.

Purpose: As a marketing team coordinator, you align your team’s activities with the work of the events team. You are aware of what your team is working on and offer support, advice, and help to ensure that cooperation between teams runs smoothly and follows Leiden Pride values and guidelines. 

Location: Meetings online through Slack. Physical headquarters at Plexus, Leiden. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Be aware of the processes of your team and how it affects the organisation.
  • Be proactive in helping your team set and meet expectations and goals.
  • Prepare team meetings as necessary. 
  • Stay in the loop by keeping in contact with the other team’s coordinator and by attending board meetings.
  • Help ensure continuity within your team in terms of organisational culture and values.

Example of a week in the life of a marketing team coordinator: 

  • Coordinate with events team to discuss upcoming promotion campaigns (20 minutes)
  • Coordinate with team members to discuss and divide tasks (30 minutes)
  • Create graphics and prepare posts (30 minutes)
  • Be proactive in quality control, and communicate with stakeholders on specific campaigns (10 minutes)
  • Coordinate with other teams (blog and bookclub) for upcoming promotions (20 minutes)
  • Help with interactivity on social media (15 minutes)

Length of appointment: There is a one-month trial period where you can explore the team coordinator position and get familiarised with the organisation. You are expected to attend meetings during this time and be proactive in terms of learning what your position entails. After the trial month ends you will discuss and set personal and professional expectations and goals with a board member. 

Time commitment: On average 2-4 hours a week, days are flexible.

Qualifications: 

  • You are proficient in English.
  • You do not necessarily have specific management skills but are willing to learn.
  • You value clear and active communication concerning administration, efficiency, problem solving, and delegation.
  • You are interested in coordination and leadership, from facilitating interactions between the teams, to encouraging participatory, democratic processes.
  • You have an affinity for either marketing AND/OR design. 
  • You are interested in learning how to use different business communication and lean management platforms, such as Slack and Trello.

Compensation: This is a volunteer position. As a non-profit, we rely on donations to run our organisation and organise our events. We offer remuneration for expenses made on behalf of Leiden Pride, but at this time we can not offer any further financial compensation.

Purpose: As a board trainee, you work alongside board members to learn required skills and gain experience in managing a non-profit organisation like Leiden Pride.

Location: Meetings online through Slack. Physical headquarters at Plexus, Leiden. 

Key responsibilities: As board trainee your main responsibility will be to train with the board. Depending on the position you are aiming for, such as the Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Treasurer, Team Leader, or Team Coordinator, your tasks can include, but are not limited to:

  • Chair / Vice-Chair trainee: Learn how to arrange board meetings, prepare meeting agendas.
  • Secretary trainee: Learn how to write up minutes of meetings, streamline our external communication channels.
  • Treasurer trainee: Learn how to process reimbursement claims, review budgets for events, help create the annual financial overview.
  • Team coordinator trainee:Learn how to manage and coordinate the day-to-day activities of the team with the rest of the organisation, offer support, and advice.

Example of a week in the life of a board trainee:

  • Learn how to use our platforms e.g. Use Doodle to schedule meetings, process tasks on Trello, find documents in our Google Drive, etc (20 minutes)
  • Learn about our internal processes, e.g. depending on which board position you’d like to take, reviewing previous meeting minutes and prepare new agendas, understanding budget proposals, etc (30 minutes)
  • Attend board and team meetings to get familiarised with organisation (60 minutes)

Length of appointment: There is a one-month trial period where you can explore the different board trainee tracks and get familiarised with the organisation. You are expected to attend meetings during this time and be proactive in terms of exploring what the organisation can offer you in terms of the different positions available. After the trial month ends you will discuss and set personal and professional expectations and goals with a board member. 

Time commitment: On average 1-2 hours a week, days are flexible.

Qualifications: 

  • You are proficient in English.
  • You do not necessarily have specific board or management skills but are willing to learn.
  • You value clear and active communication concerning problem solving and delegation.
  • You are proactive about matters of administration, communication, and efficiency.
  • You are interested in coordination and leadership, from facilitating interactions between the teams, to encouraging participatory, democratic processes.
  • You are interested in learning how to use different business communication and lean management platforms, such as Slack and Trello. 

Compensation: This is a volunteer position. As a non-profit, we rely on donations to run our organisation and organise our events. We offer remuneration for expenses made on behalf of Leiden Pride, but at this time we can not offer any further financial compensation.

As a member of our Events team, you

  • value clear and active communication with speakers and team members concerning management, problem solving and delegation.
  • have an interest in event organisation, from symposia and lecture series, to karaoke parties and workshops.
  • are not fazed by working with project deadlines and keeping up a weekly digital report.
  • can allot 2-4 hours a week to: attending and preparing for meetings, streamlining any correspondence concerning the event, updating your ongoing digital report and making sure that all its organisational requirements are met.
  • can proudly display this additional experience on your resume.

NOTE: This is a volunteer position. As a non-profit, we rely on donations to run our organisation and organise our events. We offer remuneration for expenses made on behalf of Leiden Pride, but at this time we can not offer any further financial compensation.

As a member of our Communications & Marketing team, you

  • value clear and active communication with team members concerning management, problem solving and delegation.
  • are fluent in English (especially written).
  • have an interest in marketing and promotion, from sharing posts and contributing to our brand, to coming up with marketing campaigns and innovative ways to promote our events.
  • are adept with social media and keeping our digital channels up-to-date.
  • can allot 2-4 hours a week to: attending and preparing for meetings, writing posts for our social media channels (Facebook, Instagram), managing blog posts on our website, managing the distribution of event information, or creating posters and banners for physical and digital use.
  • can proudly display this additional experience on your resume.

NOTE: This is a volunteer position. As a non-profit, we rely on donations to run our organisation and organise our events. We offer remuneration for expenses made on behalf of Leiden Pride, but at this time we can not offer any further financial compensation.

We strive to keep our events free to attend as much as possible, but we can’t help but make some costs for the running of our organisation and its events. As a non-profit organisation, we are fully dependent on donations and sponsorship from members of our community.

If you would like to support our objectives and work, please consider making a small donation. It would help us out a ton! You can transfer money directly to:

IBAN NL82 ABNA 0562 3367 96
Name Stichting Leiden Pride
Description Donation to Leiden Pride

If you would like to sponsor us instead, please contact us through our contact form and we will get in touch with you.

Thanks so much for supporting us!

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