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 chair, you help lead the board, ensuring that we are able to fulfil our responsibilities to Leiden Pride. You help optimise the relationship between the board and the events and promotions teams. You work in partnership with the coordinators of these teams, helping them resolve issues and achieve their aims. The vice-chair acts for the chair when the chair is not available and will also offer support or take over assignments at the request of the chair.

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

Key responsibilities: Plan board meetings regularly and whenever necessary. Prepare the agenda for these meetings with the help of the rest of the board. Chair board meetings and ensure that the decisions taken at these meetings are implemented. Provide leadership for the organisation, enabling our volunteers to act strategically and meet goals. Represent Leiden Pride as a spokesperson when necessary at external events and meetings.

Example of a week in the life of the chair / vice-chair:

  • Schedule board and team meetings for the upcoming period (20 minutes)
  • Review progress and prepare agenda for meetings (40 minutes)
  • Attend board meeting / team meeting / conference / networking session (60 minutes)
  • Develop/maintain internal processes (60 minutes)

Length of appointment: There is a one-month trial period where you are expected to be proactive and get familiarised with the organisation. After the trial month ends you will discuss and set personal and professional expectations and goals with another 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 board experience but are willing to learn.
  • You value clear and active communication concerning administration, efficiency, problem solving, and delegation.
  • You have an affinity for 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.

Purpose: As the secretary, you work closely with the board, ensuring that we are able to fulfil our responsibilities to Leiden Pride in a transparent manner. Your role is critical, as you maintain all official documents of the organisation and make sure we comply with regulations. 

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

Key responsibilities: Take minutes at board and general meetings, ensuring we operate according to our organisation’s principles. Maintain and safekeep records of key policies and regulations. Oversee team membership by helping onboard and offboard team members. Streamline our external communication channels by making sure meetings with external contacts are set up and emails are responded to on time. 

Example of a week in the life of the secretary:

  • Help schedule board meetings and other engagements such as conferences for the upcoming period (20 minutes)
  • Streamline external correspondence (20 minutes)
  • Attend and take minutes of board and general teams meeting (60 minutes)
  • Develop/maintain internal processes (60 minutes)

Length of appointment: There is a one-month trial period where you are expected to be proactive and get familiarised with the organisation. After the trial month ends you will discuss and set personal and professional expectations and goals with another 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 board experience but are willing to learn.
  • You value clear and active communication concerning administration, efficiency, problem solving, and delegation.
  • You have an affinity for administration and organisation, from facilitating interactions between the teams, to streamlining our 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.

Purpose: As the treasurer, you work closely with the board, ensuring that we are able to fulfil our financial responsibilities to Leiden Pride in a transparent manner. Your role is critical, as you maintain all official financial documents and the financial state of the organisation and make sure we comply with regulations. 

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

Key responsibilities: Process reimbursement claims for team members. Review budget proposals for events. Pursue and manage sponsorships. Create the financial overview at the end of the year, and draft the proposed budget for the upcoming year.

Example of a week of the treasurer:

  • Review budget proposal for an event or initiative (15 min)
  • Process reimbursements for team members, such as for travelling costs (20 min)
  • Attend board meeting / other meetings as necessary (60 min)

Length of appointment: There is a one-month trial period where you are expected to be proactive and get familiarised with the organisation. After the trial month ends you will discuss and set personal and professional expectations and goals with another board member. 

Time commitment: On average 1 hour a week, days are flexible.

Qualifications: 

  • You are proficient in English.
  • You do not necessarily have specific treasury skills but are willing to learn.
  • You value clear and active communication concerning administration, efficiency, problem solving, and delegation.
  • You have an affinity for administration and organisation, from ensuring proposals are sent well ahead of time, to streamlining our financial processes.
  • You have basic knowledge of Excel or other spreadsheet applications.
  • 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 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 an events team coordinator, you align your team’s activities with the work of the marketing 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 an events team coordinator (movie night edition): 

  • Monday: Pick out fun movie nominees for next movie night (30 minutes)
  • Throughout the week: Promote the movie night by sending reminders on Discord and Whatsapp (10 minutes every day)
  • Friday: Help start up movie night by sending in the correct link (10 minutes + length of movie)

Example of a week in the life of an events team coordinator (interactive event edition)

  • Tuesday: Events team meeting to brainstorm the next event (1 hour)
  • Thursday: Write event description to send to the marketing team (30 minutes) 
  • The week after: follow-up events team meeting to work out the details of hosting the event (1 hour) 
  • Throughout the week(s): Promote the event on Discord and Whatsapp, work out the details of the event wherever necessary (+/- 10 minutes every few days)

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 networking AND/OR engaging with an audience, either online or in person.
  • 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.

As a volunteer, you

  • value clear and active communication with team members concerning management, problem solving and delegation.
  • will be contacted by the volunteer coordinator, who will let you know about your duties before the specific event or activity you want to participate in.
  • can choose any time for specific event or activities, matching your availability with our current opportunities.
  • can choose to indicate that you are interested in receiving more responsibilities and apply to join the team with the added benefit or have already worked with us.
  • 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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