Marketing and Development Internship

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W.A.G.S. 4 Kids
112 East Center Street
Berea, OH
Posted: November 17 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

Organization Mission:
Provide mobility service and autism spectrum service dogs to children with disabilities in
Northeast Ohio. All dogs are trained utilizing the W.A.G.S. 4 Kids Accredited Apprenticeship
Cell Dog Training Program.
Organizational Overview:
Headquartered in Berea, ​Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids is a non­ profit dedicated to
training and placing mobility service and autism spectrum service dogs to children with
disabilities in Northeast Ohio. W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is the charity that Cleveland grew. Awarded your
2015 Cleveland Scene Magazine Readers’ Choice Best Charity. All dogs are trained at Grafton
Correctional Institution in Grafton, OH by a select group of inmates as part of our Award
Winning Accredited Apprenticeship Service Dog Training Program. W.A.G.S. 4 Kids is driven by
our belief in early intervention and in the power of that special bond between a child and a dog.
We work with a family as early in a child’s life as there is a need and an interest. W.A.G.S.’ core
programs build on a child’s strengths by enhancing mobility skills, increasing a child's
confidence, building on existing physical and other therapies, promoting positive communication
and interaction within and between families, reducing isolation and promoting independence.
www.wags4kids.org
Intern Summary (Min. 1 Semester, Summer Internships Also Available):
Working Animals Giving Service 4 Kids has available two (2) for­credit student intern positions
to assist with marketing, fundraising and governance functions for 10 ­ 15 hours per week. The
Marketing and Development Intern(s) will assist the Director of Development and Executive
Director to support all Development & Awareness initiatives. You will be working to help us
transition to a new Mailchimp E­mail system, working to help design our 2016 E­Newsletter,
drafting monthly YouTube Video scripts to be shot with our Executive Director and uploaded to
the W.A.G.S 4 Kids YouTube Channel, and maintain the staff’s donor database. In addition to
Database projects, interns will be responsible for the public profile for the organization, keeping
all social media platforms up to date with information on current and ongoing campaigns (and
cute puppy pictures, of course!). Events are a huge part of what we do, this position will act as
the right hand person to the Director of Development & Special Events for all current and
upcoming events. Whenever possible, this person will attend committee meetings, help
coordinate resources, look for opportunities to grow attendance and community partnership and
draft Press Releases as necessary for approval and disbursement. This position is a major
contributor to the department’s cultivation, outreach and decision­making process.
This internship will require you to be a creative thinker and also take direction. It will provide you
with real­world development experience, event planning experience, interaction with donors,
local and l

Responsibilities

RESPONSIBILITIES (as directed by the Development Director):
● Marketing / Development:
o Participate in the Lead Generation and Marketing Administration Systems as
directed by the Development Director
o Maintain Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
o Design Monthly E­Newsletters Distribution
o Produce Topical Monthly YouTube Videos
o Recruit and lead the CLE Have A Heart Ambassador efforts.
o Coordinate Event Planning Committee Meetings and Action Items
o Maintain individual, foundations, and corporate records.
o Maintain confidentiality of all donor records and information in accordance with
internal policies and privacy laws.
o Lead our street team efforts in partnership with Baldwin Wallace Community
Outreach.
o Lead Generation
▪ Identify prospects for sponsorship (In­Kind, Corporate, Matching, Grants)
▪ Reach out to local businesses for prospective In­Kind donations
(gift­cards, raffle baskets, experience packages, etc.) We always have an
event coming up ­ join the committee and help us plan the next
FUNdraiser!
o Interface with industry partners and media to identify marketing opportunities and
content placement (free) to support market position and gain additional exposure.
o Develop Others:
▪ Coordinate and Manage Event Volunteers and Lead any “Street Team”
efforts.
o Exhibit consistent, quality work that achieves the goal
o Support the Executive Director with other duties as assigned
● Time Management:
o Meet all deadlines as assigned

Requirements

SKILLS:
● Soft:
o Ability to Learn Quickly and Independently –​The marketing intern must
exhibit the ability to learn quickly and successfully apply that knowledge to the
development of marketing­related assignments. Have the ability to organize and
prioritize.
o Ability to Execute Independently –​The Marketing Intern must be able to think
independently (strategically?) and successfully execute assigned tasks with
minimal guidance or input.
o Superior Written and Oral Communications​– The Marketing Intern must have
superior written and oral communication abilities.
o Attention to Detail –​The Marketing Intern must exhibit extreme attention to
detail, as small things can cause significant impact in marketing.
o Escalating when Not Succeeding​– The Marketing Intern must identify and
escalate issues to the Development Director in a timely manner to ensure
deadlines are not missed and that small issues don’t turn into large issues.
o Integrity​– The Marketing Intern must act with integrity when designing and
executing marketing­related tasks and never compromise the reputation of
W.A.G.S. 4 Kids, its brands or people. Must be able to work with a range of
people and show sensitivity to individual differences.
o Flexibility ­ ​Availability to work an occasional evening and weekend as needed
to participate in super­fun events that you will be helping to plan.
o Subject Matter Knowledge ­​Graduate student or experienced undergraduate in
relevant field (non­profit management, marketing, communications, public
relations, education etc.)
● Hard:
o Working conceptual and base functional knowledge of marketing­related tools
and platforms:
▪ Marketing Automation, email marketing, and Volunteer Management
systems
▪ Website and Content Management Systems
▪ Social Media Platforms (Twitter, Instgram, Facebook)
▪ Adobe Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign)
▪ Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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