Position: Volunteer intern - Community Engagement Specialist
Organization: Jurupa Valley Adopt a Family
Contact: Angel Sanchez at email@example.com
Closing Date: April 30, 2015
Estimated hours per week: 12-20
Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Description: The Jurupa Valley Adopt a Family program, seeks a creative, dedicated and detail-oriented student to assist with the growth of our Opportunity Development program. The candidate will assist with events and fundraising. Primary responsibilities will include managing and growing our social media presence with updates about events, assisting with event planning, managing/recruiting event volunteers, as well as assisting with donor solicitations and grant writing, mass mailings and community engagement. The candidate must be able to meet strict deadlines and work independently.
Key expectations include:
The intern is expected to work 12 to 20 hours weekly. Hours are flexible and much of the work may be accomplished at home. The intern will be expected to attend relevant community and city council meetings along with any meetings of the board of directors. Occasional weekend and some evening event management required.
The intern must have reliable transportation.
This position provides great experience for students interested in pursuing a career in event planning, communications/marketing, nonprofit management and fundraising. Preference will be given to candidates with strong organizational skills and event planning experience. S/he must be able to communicate well and succinctly via Facebook and Twitter. Graphic design and bilingual skills a plus.
The Opportunity Development program will be centered on building resources for members of our community to assist them in developing skills needed for attaining gainful employment. We also want to support our youth by providing them with tools that can be used to get into and pay for higher education. Because this is a newer element of our 23 year old program, the intern will be a vital part of the creation of an exciting opportunity that will help hundreds of young adults break the cycle of poverty and achieve success.