Volunteer Positions

The D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association currently has openings for a Website Consultant and Fundraising Coordinator.

Website Consultant


The D.C. Area Phi Beta Kappa Association is a local non-profit organization with a membership of about 500. We seek a volunteer Website Consultant to update our Drupal-based website and overhaul the databases maintained on the website. Visit us at www.DCPBK.org.

The website is used to:

  • Publicize our organization, its mission, programs, past and future events, photos, and newsletters
  • Enroll members and maintain member information
  • Track financial contributions via PayPal or check
  • Track RSVPs to events
  • The updated web site must maintainable by the organization members.

Position Description

  • Work with Board Members to update layout of website to make it more user-friendly and accessible
  • Develop and design web pages and web tools to meet the need of a growing membership and to communicate about new programs and events
  • Overhaul databases that track membership information so that they function automatically and accurately
  • Overhaul automated messaging systems on website regarding dues notice reminders


  • Prior experience with Drupal Content Management System
  • Must have prior experience with maintaining a website (any platform)
  • Assertive; Responsive to e-mail and phone calls
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Availability to dedicate two to four hours a week (occasionally more) until the website has been satisfactorily updated

To Apply:

Send an e-mail to volunteer@dcpbk.org with the following information: A cover letter addressing how you meet the above qualifications and a resume.

This is a non-paid volunteer position and will remain open until filled. This position is limited to the scope of updating the website. Once the website has been satisfactorily updated, the Website Consultant will not be expected to maintain the website going forward.

Fundraising Coordinator


The DC Area Phi Beta Kappa Association seeks a Fundraising Coordinator to help focus and renew our fundraising goals, to organize a potential fundraising campaign, and to manage any fundraising campaigns with which we decide to move forward. This is a new position and we are open to hearing any and all ideas you might have. We are looking to raise money in order to help grow our revenue to further the goals of the Association, including fostering friendship, scholarship, cultural interests, and intellectual exchange among Phi Betes in the D.C. area and increasing our scholarships to students who have demonstrated excellence in high school. The Association is a small non-profit in Washington, D.C. The majority of our current funding is used to award three annual merit scholarships for local high school students that they can use toward their college tuition.

Position Description

  • Evaluate our membership, association goals, and current financial statements to determine how best to use our current resources to fundraise
  • Seek input from the Manager of the High School Awards Program and volunteer leaders of other significant programs to determine potential fundraising opportunities
  • Collaborate with the leaders of other successful programs (e.g. mentorship program, book club, and even to a certain extent the YP group) to come up with new ideas for fundraising
  • Use information about current programs, operations, and potential fundraising opportunities to develop a fundraising plan to be presented to the Board
  • Work with the Board on how best to proceed with chosen plan
  • Organize a committee, if necessary, to implement the fundraising campaign
  • Communicate with members to promote any fundraising


  • Member of the DC Area PBK association in good standing
  • Previous fundraising experience (either professionally or as a volunteer)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Time Commitment: This will be more time intensive at the beginning and then TBD once we agree on next steps to implement; the Coordinator needs to be around to help implement his or her ideas, so we expect any applicants to be planning to stay in the DC area for at least one year.

To Apply

Please send the following documents to volunteer@dcpbk.org:

  • A cover letter detailing how you meet the qualifications and other experiences and attributes that have prepared you for this position.
  • Your resume

This is a volunteer position and will remain open until filled.

If you are interested in future volunteer opportunities, please send an e-mail to volunteer@dcpbk.org and let us know your interests!