You can get involved with Hollaback! at a lot of different levels. You can host an event. You can volunteer with an existing Hollaback! site near you. If there aren’t any, you can go through our leadership training and start up a Hollaback! chapter in your own community. If you want to work with us as a board member or at our New York City headquarters, as a fellow, or as a staff member, we’ve got these options for you.
JOIN THE TEAM
Interested in joining our team? Check out our job board where you will find our current openings at Hollaback!. Ready to apply? Easy! Just visit our job board, select the position(s) you are interested in, and begin your application! If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at [email protected].
Hollaback! Open Call for Board of Directors Membership
With our fourteenth year anniversary approaching, Hollaback! is committed to expanding the conversation on equal rights to public spaces. As we celebrate this momentous milestone for the organization, we’re pushing forward, asking how we can create the kind of change that we’ve seen with the street harassment movement across all the intersections of harassment in public space.
Over the last fourteen years, Hollaback! has developed best practices and resources that have resulted in scalable change worldwide. We have over 500 trained local leaders in 49 cities, 25 countries, and 20 different languages. We’ve collected over 11,000 stories of harassment on our site, and been written about in media over 2,500 times. We’ve received the Ted City 2.0 prize, been named one of CNN’s Top Safety Apps, and have recently had HeartMob, our platform addressing online harassment, win “Best New Product” at Netroots Nation, the nation’s largest conference of progressives. We’ve expanded our Bystander Intervention program, and have trained amazing groups like Portland’s TriMet transportation authorities, the Women Donors Network, and Make The Road New York. Barack and Michelle Obama each facilitated a People’s Supper, our newest program to build community through better conversations.
Our mission is to build safe, inclusive public spaces by transforming the culture that perpetuates discrimination and violence. We want to end harassment from the moment we walk outside, to when we raise our hands in the classroom, access services, and connect online or in the boardroom. But to do that effectively, we need your help.
Our current board members include:
Chair: Allison Sesso, Executive Director of the Human Services Council (full bio)
Vice-Chair: Rita Pasarell, employment lawyer (full bio)
Treasurer: Esther Pang, Business Manager at major finance firm (full bio)
Secretary: Courtney Young, Popular culture and politics writer; founder of Think Young Media Group (full bio)
Jon Atkins, Former Managing Director at KCG Holdings
Jenny Dills, Sexual and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention Expert
Nicolai Bezsonoff, Managing Director of Security Services at Neustar, Inc. (full bio)
Raina Kumra, co-founder at Mavin, Inc. (full bio)
We are seeking 2-3 additional board members to help lead the way as we explore how we can build the power of people to create measurable and long-lasting impacts in the movement for social justice. We are especially interested in board members with a background and interest in human resources, racial justice, technology development, individual giving, corporate partnerships, marketing, law, finance, and/or movement-building. We encourage women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, and others who voices are not regularly elevated in public conversations about harassment and discrimination to apply.
Board members must be able to think outside of the box, enthusiastically represent the organization, and have a demonstrated track record of success in their own lives. The board will be expected to be active in both fundraising and board expansion activities. A personal network, combined with access to resources, and an ability to fundraise is required. Each board member is expected to secure $5,000 annually to support the organization.
Board members can be located around the world; full board meetings are once a month for one hour (currently scheduled on Mondays at noon EST, but this is flexible) over video conferencing and you are expected to attend 75% of meetings. In addition, we have one weekend-long in-person meeting annually in Brooklyn where attendance is required. All board members are required to be a member of at least one committee, and committee meetings range from 1-4 times per year, depending on the committee.
If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Board Vice Chair and Governance Committee Chair, Rita Pasarell, at [email protected].