We have a new unpaid internship posted online at www.arcrelief.org.
Jeff Radke | International Recruiter, American Refugee Committee
615 1st Ave NE, Suite 500 Minneapolis, MN 55413, USA
DEPARTMENT: Development & Communications
RESPONSIBLE TO: Engagement Coordinator
STATUS: Part Time 15-20hrs/wk
SUPERVISORY CAPACITY: None COMPENSATION: Unpaid
START DATE: 07/23/12 END DATE: 10/31/12
Note: APPLICANTS MUST ALREADY BE ELIGIBLE TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES.________________________________________
DEPARTMENT/COUNTRY PROGRAM DESCRIPTION/MISSION
The purpose of the organization is to be transformative in the lives of the people it touches - including all supporters. Engagement staff works with supporters and potential partners to make their work with the American Refugee Committee meaningful and to empower them to organize and act using their individual agency.
The Development & Public Affairs department ambitiously advances the work of the American Refugee Committee by actively engaging individual donors, supporters, and corporate and foundation partners in a way that is meaningful to them and promotes the American Refugee Committee's work with refugees worldwide.
Team members actively work to expand numbers of supporters and partners, promote the organization's purpose, raise the agency profile, raise critical unrestricted annual funds, and raise strategic restricted funds.
PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION
As a member of the Development & Public Affairs team, the Engagement Intern will be heavily focused on events - assisting the Engagement Coordinators with event-related tasks. The American Refugee Committee sets a very high bar for all engagements - events are engagement-focused, meaningful and incredibly professional. The Engagement Intern will assist in implementing and managing two major events this summer and fall - the 2012 Summer Facebook campaign and the 2012 Run to Unite 5K.
The Engagement Intern may also be asked to contribute to other engagement projects on a planning and implementation level.
MAJOR AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY
This position will be responsible for assisting and supporting the Event Manager with American Refugee Committee events this summer and fall.
Event related responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Assist in general public outreach to promote event, encourage fundraising and to register participants
Assist event manager with facilitation of event sponsorship and solicitation of in-kind donations
Provide administrative support, including, but not limited to: ordering & picking up event supplies, tracking registrant data and assisting with all guest and donor correspondence
Assist in miscellaneous projects as needed in preparation for and facilitation of event
Assist in volunteer recruitment and following correspondence
Attend event to assist in managing details the day of, including, but not limited to: Event set-up, logistical oversight, volunteer management, and event tear-down
Excellent organizational skills: the ability to work productively in a super fast-paced environment + the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
Event coordination experience preferred
Excellent interpersonal skills: the ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically. Ability to establish productive relationships with all kinds of people
Detail oriented: consistently strives for accuracy
Comfortable and professional representing the American Refugee Committee publicly
Some college preferred
Flexible, flexible, flexible: we respond to opportunity as it arises and it rarely fits our schedule or is in our plans
A problem solver and a forward thinker, this person will take a positive approach to making things happen and will motivate others to take action. This person knows how to get things done
A keen interest in the purpose of the American Refugee Committee and a genuine enthusiasm for the untapped possibilities of engaging donors in that mission
Creative problem solving skills: the ability to apply sound judgment and innovative ideas to meet challenges presented
Comfortable working independently and as a member of a team
Follows instructions respectfully and responsibly
The ability to meet deadlines and keep a cool head under pressure
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