Events & Communications Intern (Event Implementation, Marketing)

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Building Impact
101 Tremont St
Boston, MA
Posted: July 24 2015
Application Deadline: No Deadline
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Building Impact Overview:
Building Impact's mission is to strengthen communities by providing individuals and companies with the knowledge and opportunity to volunteer, donate, and connect in the buildings where they work or live. Building Impact makes giving back convenient by bringing volunteer events and donation drives to participants in office and apartment buildings. We then channel 100% of the volunteerism and giving to fill service gaps in underserved local communities.
Building Impact currently reaches over 20,000 people in 640 companies spread across 55 buildings in 15 Massachusetts communities. By partnering with building owners and managers, and business leaders, Building Impact gains access to entire buildings and companies of people who were previously difficult to reach and engage. Our work is unique, creating both social change and needed resources for nonprofits and their worthy clients. The organization is growing, launching in new office buildings and companies in Greater Boston and exploring expansion to other cities. Learn more about Building Impact at

Building Impact Values:
• Demonstrate integrity in all that we do
• Respect others’ time and attention
• Serve our volunteers and clients first
• Trust in teamwork
• Help colleagues on the team when needed
• Ensure Individual Accountability (a.k.a. Michael Jackson’s “Man in the Mirror” theory)


Position Description and Scope of Work:
Building Impact is seeking an Intern for general office, event and program support for the 2015 Fall Semester with the opportunity to extend into 2016. This internship will provide the opportunity to gain insight into Building Impact’s business operations, including but not limited to our programming, communications, marketing and fundraising.

The intern will provide support in the following areas:

Program Support:
• Facilitate volunteer events
• Develop marketing and digital content for our stakeholders (copy, video editing, design) depending on what your interests are
• Help in developing monthly communications (signs, newsletters, emails, website, social media, blog posts)
• Support staff with database management and Salesforce entry (pre- and post- events, new contacts, etc.)
• Research support on nonprofit organizations
• Support with donation drives and blood drives
• Support in compiling and editing quarterly reports
• Support staff in managing Building Impact ad hoc projects and events such as planning and execution of Building Impact’s annual event, and any quarterly volunteer fairs or events

General Support:
• Ad-hoc projects/events
• Office organization
• Printing and inventory counting
• Coordinating and dropping off donations


Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess the following skills and competencies:
• Current B.A./B.S. Candidate
• Candidates 21+ preferred (Zipcar age requirement)
• Valid U.S. Driver’s License required
• Passion for Building Impact’s mission of civic engagement
• Strong verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrates professionalism at all times across a variety of business sectors
• Comfort with ambiguity and problem solving
• Strong organizational and customer service skills
• Computer literacy and proficiency with Microsoft Office systems
• Familiarity with Salesforce a plus
• Highly organized with demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple projects and manage time well
• Comfort in leading groups and in public speaking
• Comfort with technology
• Ability to handle moderate to heavy lifting when needed (preferred but not necessary)


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