• We’re seeking a talented and enthusiastic individual to contribute to the RUF Herald, our Monthly Newsletter, a pivotal platform in informing and connecting our vibrant global community. You’ll have the privilege to pen articles that shed light on our initiatives, such as the stunning Via Transilvanica trail, Magicamp, Summer Camps, Trips to Romania, Business Events and more! 🌲🏞️

    ✍️🌟 Calling All Writers! Volunteer Opportunity with Romanian United Fund! 🌟✍️

    📰 Role: Newsletter Writer Volunteer
    🗺️ Organization: Romanian United Fund (RUF)

    Are you passionate about Romania and its diaspora communities? Do you have a flair for writing compelling content? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you! 🇷🇴🖋️

    Responsibilities Include:

    • Crafting engaging and informative articles for the RUF Newsletter 📝
    • Collaborating with the team to explore and decide on newsletter content 🤝
    • Keeping abreast with RUF's projects and initiatives to create relevant content 🌐

    What’s in it for you?

    • Play a crucial role in enhancing community engagement and awareness 🌍
    • Enhance your writing portfolio with articles on meaningful initiatives 📘
    • Network with passionate individuals and communities 🌟

    How to Apply:

    If you're eager to lend your writing prowess to enlighten and unite the Romanian diaspora communities, we’re excited to welcome you! 🎉

    To express your interest or to get more information about this enriching volunteer opportunity, please email deeea (at) romanianunitedfund.org 📩 and sign up below:


    Let’s join hands in weaving stories that resonate with our vibrant community! 💬🇷🇴

    #RomanianUnitedFund #VolunteerOpportunity #RUFNewsletter #CommunityEngagement #DrumulCareUneste #ViaTransilvanica

  • Join Our Team of Young Volunteers and Make a Difference!

    Are you a high school student in grades 9-10 looking to make an impact while gaining valuable skills? Romanian United Fund is excited to offer a unique volunteering opportunity just for you!


    We are assembling a small, dynamic team of enthusiastic young volunteers who are ready to dedicate up to 1 hour per week to a rewarding cause. This remote, Zoom-based position offers incredible flexibility, requiring as little as 15 minutes at a time to contribute.

    Apply Now

    What You'll Need

    Basic computer skills
    Access to internet on your own computer
    A keen eye for detail

    What You'll Gain

    Practical experience in online research
    Skills in using AI tools for research
    Image editing capabilities
    Familiarity with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) systems
    As part of our team, you'll not only contribute to meaningful projects but also earn volunteer time credits with the Romanian United Fund. Plus, your efforts will be recognized when applying for the prestigious Romanian American National Heritage Award.

    Work Flexibility

    Highly flexible position
    Work at your own pace and choose your own hours

    Get Started

    Join us for our first training session on Tuesday, Jan 23, from 4:00 to 4:30 PM CST, and kickstart your volunteer journey with us!

    👉 Zoom Link: bit.ly/rufzoom1

    Don't miss this chance to learn, grow, and be a part of something bigger. We can't wait to welcome you to our team!

    Apply Now and Make a Difference!

  • We seek an innovative and driven Marketing Communications Manager to lead our marketing and communications efforts. This role involves developing strategic marketing plans and giving campaigns, overseeing the creation of engaging content, and enhancing the organization's presence across various media platforms.

    Job Title: RUF (Nonprofit) Marketing Manager
    Location: Remote
    Organization: Romanian United Foundation (RUF)
    Position Type: Full-Time

    About the RUF:
    The Romanian United Foundation (RUF) is a 501c3 philanthropic organization dedicated to fostering the growth and development of the Romanian diaspora community. RUF operates as a platform connecting individuals, non-profits, and resources, focusing on areas such as education, healthcare, and civic engagement to create a positive impact both locally and globally. Through strategic partnerships and community-driven initiatives, RUF aims to strengthen cultural ties and support the needs of Romanians worldwide.
    Key Responsibilities:
    • Develop and implement comprehensive marketing and communication strategies and content calendar to effectively promote the organization’s mission and programs.
    • Oversee brand management, ensuring consistency in messaging and visual identity across all platforms, including CMS, CRM, social media & email.
    • Produce and/or manage the production of engaging content (text, visual, video) for multiple channels, including social media, newsletters, blogs, and websites.
    • Coordinate and manage public relations activities, including media outreach and press release distribution.
    • Plan and execute integrated marketing campaigns and events to increase organization awareness and giving.
    • Monitor and analyze marketing and communication activities to assess effectiveness and identify areas for improvement.
    • Collaborate with other departments and with our media and nonprofit partners to ensure integrated and cohesive marketing efforts.
    • Manage, train and mentor the team.
    • Administer the marketing budget and ensure efficient allocation of resources.
    • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, or a related field.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in marketing and communications, preferably in a non-profit or similar environment.
    • Strong understanding of marketing principles and strategies.
    • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Experience with digital marketing, social media management, and content creation.
    • Proven ability to develop and execute successful marketing campaigns.
    • Leadership experience and strong team management skills.
    • Proficient in using marketing software and social media platforms.
    • Passionate about the mission and goals of RUF.
    • Prestigious position within an organization with a strong international brand.
    • We offer highly flexible hours and ample time off/unpaid vacation when needed (esp. in summer/winter).
    • We offer a decent salary for a flexible and remote position, commensurate with your experience.
    • We offer no other benefits, like health insurance, or paid vacation.
    Application Process:
    To apply, please submit your resume, cover letter, and portfolio/examples of previous work. Your cover letter should highlight your interest in this role and your relevant experience.
    Application Deadline: January 31st, 2024
    RUF is an equal opportunity employer and values diversity. We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all staff members.
  • We’re seeking a volunteer passionate about photography and storytelling through images. As our Visual Content Organizer, you'll be the heart of preserving the memories and moments that define our community. You'll have the unique opportunity to gather and organize photographs from various events, weaving together the visual stories that showcase our vibrant culture and community spirit.

    🌟 Join the Romanian United Fund as a Visual Content Organizer! 🌟

    Who We Are: The Romanian United Fund (RUF) is a global community dedicated to the growth and connection of the Romanian Diaspora with Romania. We're known for our vibrant events, including the Annual Romanian Food & Folk Festival, historical exhibits, community gatherings, and our hallmark fundraising galas.

    Your Role: As our Visual Content Organizer, you'll be the heart of preserving the memories and moments that define our community. You'll have the unique opportunity to gather and organize photographs from various events, weaving together the visual stories that showcase our vibrant culture and community spirit.

    Time Requirements: Meets every Monday (for roughly one hour) on Zoom: collect, file, select & upload photos from last week.

    Apply Now

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Collect event photographs from various contributors, ensuring a timely and organized archive.
    • Upload and manage these photographs on Google Drive, creating easily accessible albums.
    • Curate selections of the best photos for sharing on our Facebook page.
    • Maintain a consistent and engaging digital presence, reflecting the energy and diversity of our events.

    We Need Someone Who Is:

    • Tech-savvy, with a good grasp of Google Drive and Facebook functionalities.
    • Passionate about photography and storytelling through images.
    • Organized and detail-oriented, ensuring prompt and efficient photo collection and upload.
    • Fluent in English and comfortable with computer work.
    • Able to dedicate 1 hour per week to this role.

    Why Volunteer With Us?

    • Make a meaningful impact by preserving and sharing the essence of our events.
    • Be part of a dynamic and supportive team.
    • Enhance your skills in digital archiving and social media management.
    • Connect with the Romanian community and be at the heart of cultural exchange.

    📅 Immediate Start Available! Join us in this exciting journey to capture and share the essence of Romanian culture and community life. Your contribution will not only preserve memories but also inspire and connect people.

    📧 Apply Now! Send your application to [your email/contact details]. We can't wait to welcome you to our team!

  • We’re seeking a passionate and organized individual to help us coordinate and host enlightening webinars. You’ll have the chance to work closely with notable speakers like Mihai Lehene, the president of Romanian United Fund, and Alin Useriu, the initiator of the Via Transilvanica project! 🎙️🌟

    🌿 Exciting Volunteer Opportunity with Romanian United Fund and Via Transilvanica! 🌿

    🌐 Role: Webinar Organizer Volunteer

    🗺️ Project: “Drumul Care Uneste”


    We're on a quest to unite 50 diaspora communities globally through the vibrant “Drumul Care Uneste” project, aimed at promoting the beautiful Via Transilvanica, a 1400 km hiking trail, as a global Romanian brand! 🌲🏞️


    Responsibilities Include:

    * Coordinating schedules and setting up webinars 🗓️

    * Inviting and engaging with speakers and participants 💌

    * Managing post-webinar activities and gathering feedback 📊


    What’s in it for you?

    * Be a vital part of a project that aims to create a unified Romanian community 🤝

    * Gain experience in event organization and coordination 🌐

    * Network with influential figures in the Romanian diaspora community 🌍


    More details

      * See Google Doc


    How to Apply:

    If your heart beats for Romania and you’re excited to help in uniting Romanian communities globally, we’d love to hear from you! 💚

    To express your interest or to learn more about this enriching volunteer opportunity, please email tamara (at) romanianunitedfund.org 📩 and sign up below:



    Let's walk together on the path that unites – Drumul Care Uneste! 🇷🇴🌿

    #ViaTransilvanica #RomanianUnitedFund #VolunteerOpportunity #DrumulCareUneste

  • We are looking for a detailed oriented, passionate Excellence Center Administrative Assistant that has between 2-4 hours/week availability to join our team and help coordinate Excellence Center activities

    Job Title: Part-Time Excellence Center Administrative Assistant

    Department: Excellence Center

    Location: remote/online

    Pay: $25/h
    Position Type: Part-Time - 2-4 hours/week

    Reports to: Excellence Center Director

    Job Summary: The Part-Time Excellence Center Administrative Assistant provides part-time administrative support to the Excellence Center within RUF. This role assists in coordinating activities, maintains efficient communication, and contributes to the smooth functioning of the center while working part-time. The Administrative Assistant will support the Excellence Center team and help ensure its success.

    Key Responsibilities:

    Administrative Support:
    Assist with day-to-day responsibilities, including greeting visitors and handling inquiries.
    Help maintain organized records and files.
    Support scheduling of meetings, appointments, and events for the Excellence Center.
    Assist in preparing and distributing internal and external communications.

    Documentation and Reporting:
    Aid in the preparation and updating of documents, reports, and presentations.
    Assist in keeping accurate records of program activities and feedback. Contribute to the preparation of regular reports on the center's performance.

    Logistics and Facility Management:
    Assist in coordinating logistical arrangements for center activities and events.
    Monitor and replenish office supplies and equipment. Help maintain the cleanliness and organization of the Excellence Center's physical space.

    Communication and Stakeholder Engagement:
    Act as a liaison between the Excellence Center team and teachers, parents, and internal departments. Maintain a professional and helpful demeanor when interacting with stakeholders.
    Support the development and dissemination of marketing materials and communications.

    Data Management:
    Assist in collecting, organizing, and analyzing center program and initiative data.
    Ensure the confidentiality and integrity of sensitive information.

    Other Duties:

    Provide assistance with special projects and initiatives as the Excellence Center Director assigns. Stay informed about relevant industry trends and best practices.

    High school diploma or equivalent; associate's or bachelor's degree preferred.
    Some prior experience in an administrative role or related field.
    Basic proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). G Suite is an added bonus.
    Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
    Good organizational and time-management abilities.
    Attention to detail and accuracy.
    Ability to handle multiple tasks and work efficiently.
    Professionalism, discretion, and a positive attitude.
    This job description aims to convey essential information about the role and is not an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or working conditions. The organization reserves the right to modify job duties and requirements as necessary.

    RUF is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and encourages applicants of all backgrounds to apply for this part-time position.

    Please submit your resume, accompanied by a short cover letter explaining why you would like to be a part of RUF, to [email protected]


  • We are seeking a detail-oriented and motivated individual to join our team as a part-time Data Entry and bookkeeping Specialist. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in ensuring the accuracy and consistency of our financial and donor-related data across multiple platforms.

    Data Entry & Bookkeeping Position (Part-Time)

    Company: Romanian United Fund
    Location: 5408 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL, 60625
    Salary: $22-$25/hr (Depending on Experience)
    Hours: Highly flexible, 20 hours per week (additional volunteering hours accepted and highly desirable)

    Key Responsibilities:

    1. Carry out basic office tasks, including data entry in NationBuilder, ensuring all information is accurately saved.
    2. Update and file documents in Quip.
    3. Assist in the preparation of regularly scheduled reports.
    4. Plan and potentially attend meetings, taking detailed minutes as necessary.
    5. Retrieve donor information from third-party systems (such as Benevity) and accurately upload donation and donor details into NationBuilder.
    6. Periodically reconcile NationBuilder with third-party systems to ensure consistency.
    7. Monitor and respond to emails in a timely and professional manner.
    8. Organize and save documents, payments, and project details in Quip, Google Drive, and Db.
    9. Manage bill payments.
    10. Prepare documents, reports, and other relevant information for the annual audit and Form 990 submission.
    11. Run errands as directed by the management.
    12. Assist in grant application processes and related documentation.
    13. Open and update online applications for RUF, ensuring the status is up-to-date in all online systems.


    • Proficiency in NationBuilder, Quip, Google Drive, and Db.
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multitask.
    • Previous experience in data entry and bookkeeping preferred.
    • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy.
    • Effective communication skills.
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
    • Basic knowledge of accounting and financial principles.

    * This highly flexible, part-time position does not include benefits, such as health insurance or retirement contributions.

    How to Apply:
    Please send your resume, a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, and two professional references to cosmina @ ruf.global. Use "Data Entry & Bookkeeping Position - [Your Name]" as the subject line.

    Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2023, with interviews to be scheduled shortly after. Romanian United Fund is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

  • We are seeking a skilled and motivated volunteer project manager to oversee the development of our website's UX, design, HTML, and CSS. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in website development, project management, UX, and design. (Click + to learn more)

    Job Title: Volunteer Project Manager for Website UX, Design, HTML, CSS, and Liquid

    Time requirements: 2-6h/week (variable)

    Option: Paid Position Opportunity available after three months probation


    We are seeking a skilled and motivated volunteer project manager to oversee the development of our website's UX, design, HTML, CSS, and Liquid (on NationBuilder).

    Apply Now

    The Ideal Candidate

    • The ideal candidate will have a strong background in website development, project management, UX, and design.
    • Should be able to take on and enjoy independent work
    • Should be able to take on small HTML/CSS projects
    • Should have a flexible schedule and generally deliver small projects quickly
    • Should have a good eye for high-quality, modern design webpages
    • Should have a good grasp and understanding of branding concepts
    • Should have experience with Bootstrap (4/5)
    • Prior experience with Liquid and NationBuilder is a plus


    • Take on small HTML/CSS projects and deliver with a quick turnaround
    • Collaborate with the website development team to define project scope, goals, and deliverables
    • Develop and maintain a detailed project plan for website UX, design, HTML, and CSS, including timelines, milestones, and resource allocation
    • Manage project timelines and ensure timely delivery of project milestones
    • Ensure projects stay within time, scope, and budget
    • Communicate project status, risks, and issues to stakeholders, including senior leadership
    • Lead project meetings, and provide direction and guidance to team members
    • Ensure that project documentation is complete and accurate
    • Conduct quality assurance reviews of all deliverables
    • Monitor and report on project progress to senior management


    • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field.
    • 3 years of experience in project management for website development projects, including UX, design, HTML, and CSS.
    • Strong knowledge of front-end web development technologies, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and responsive design principles.
    • Experience with project management tools and methodologies, such as Agile or Waterfall.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Strong leadership and team management skills.
    • Ability to work independently and prioritize tasks effectively.
    • Passion for technology, web development, UX, and design.

    This is a volunteer position, so no compensation will be provided for the first three months. After three months, you will have the option to request to be paid for your work.

  • We seek a skilled and detail-oriented Data Management Admin to join our nonprofit organization. The ideal candidate will be responsible for managing our NationBuilder CRM database and ensuring the accuracy and completeness of our data. The primary duties will include organizing, structuring, data cleaning, scrubbing, and updating our database to ensure it is up-to-date and efficient.

    Job Title: Volunteer Project Manager for Website UX, Design, HTML, and CSS

    Time requirements: 4h/week

    Option: Paid Position Opportunity available after 3 months probation


    As a data admin, you will oversee the activity of our volunteers in the collection, storage, organization, and maintenance of data in our NationBuilder CRM. This includes creating data policies and procedures, defining data quality standards, and ensuring data compliance with regulatory requirements.

    Apply Now


    • Organize and maintain our database, ensuring data is consistent and easily accessible to team members.
    • Perform regular data cleaning and scrubbing to ensure that our data is accurate, complete, and up-to-date.
    • Train and support other team members (volunteers) in the use of the NationBuilder CRM platform.
    • Conduct regular audits of our data to identify inconsistencies or errors and work to resolve them promptly.
    • Collaborate with other team members to ensure that data is being properly entered, tracked, and analyzed.
    • Identify and implement strategies to improve our data management processes and increase efficiency.
    • Develop and maintain documentation on data management processes and procedures.


    • At least 2 years of experience in data management, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve data-related issues.
    • Experience with NationBuilder CRM or similar CRM platforms is preferred.
    • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with cross-functional teams.
    • Detail-oriented with a focus on accuracy and data integrity.
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Familiarity with data privacy laws and regulations is a plus.

    This position requires you to work independently. The amount of hours per week may vary, but 4-6 hours per week would really help. It also helps if you are flexible and if you can offer 5-10 minutes "on call" whenever you are needed.

    If you are passionate about using data to make a positive impact on society, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity!