Special Event Intern - Walk MS and Bike MSBookmark This
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
2730 S. 114th Street
DescriptionThe National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS. The Mid America Chapter offers programs and services to more than 11,000 individuals living with MS and annually raises nearly $5 million to create a world free of MS. The Chapter has four offices including Kansas City; Omaha, NE; Springfield, MO; and Wichita, KS. Internships are available in the following areas: Marketing, Event and Program Planning, Social Work, Volunteer Engagement, Public Relations and Media, Corporate Development, Community Service Research, Public Policy and Advocacy, Community Outreach-Development, Long Term Care Outreach, Self Help Groups, Health and Wellness, and Program Outcomes - Data Quality.
The Special Event Intern will provide assist to Walk MS and Bike MS. The Omaha Office hosts 9 Walk MS events in the spring across Nebraska. Bike MS is a two-day, cycling event that takes place on September 6 and 7, 2014, but work is already in process!
Responsibilities•This position will work directly with the Development Department in order to execute professional, solid, and successful fundraising events.
•Under the supervision of Development Managers, coordinate logistics for special events such as Walk MS and Bike MS. (Logistics include but are not limited to: securing event permits, organizing vendor contracts, route details, site maps, rest stops, start/finish locations, etc.)
•Solicit in-kind donations and sponsorships
•Assist in timely and efficient customer service for key contributors, vendors and participants.
•Work with volunteers, committees and staff to ensure on-time completion of projects,
Requirements•Computer proficiency required
•Posses strong oral and written communication skills
•Excellent customer services skills
•Individuals should possess strong organizational skills and be able to work independently.
•Previous volunteer experience preferred, specifically in event planning
•Must have reliable transportation and current drivers license and insurance
•Some evenings and weekends