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Posted: August 28 2016
Company Location: New Providence, NJ
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionWant to help vulnerable people right in your own community? Project Pixie Project Pixie was created in December 2015 with the goal of engaging the community to provide donations of feminine care products for underprivileged women and girls, ensuring that all women have access to clean periods regardless of financial circumstances. Our mission is to ensure that underprivileged girls and women have access to feminine care products and we do so by engaging in direct street outreach and through partnerships with organizations who also provide services for this demographic. While our goal is to eventually fill this gap in communities throughout the country, we are starting this initiative in the greater Philadelphia area and Union County, NJ.
We are currently seeking a Non-Profit Administration Intern to assist with special projects and events, as well as general administration (fundraising, creating outreach mailings, assisting with grant-writing, etc...). This is an excellent opportunity for students seeking real-world experience in all aspects of grass roots, non-profit organization. Interns will work directly with staff, volunteers, and other social service organizations under the guidance of our foundation's Executive Director.
The ideal candidate is a dedicated, enthusiastic individual who can commit to working 15 – 20 hours per week for a SIX MONTH commitment. For the mature & responsible candidate, hours are flexible around your schedule and after the first two months, half of them can be completed with greater flexibility.
You must have your own highly functioning laptop and reliable internet connection. Although working in the area is preferred, it is not required – the right candidate may work remotely.
This is a unique opportunity to work in an innovative, rapidly growing community-based organization, gain and improve skills, and gain experience working in collaboration with others.
ResponsibilitiesMain responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
─ Provide logistical support for Project Pixie events
─ Support staff with data entry using multiple platforms
─ Support staff with organizing files and mailing materials
─ Research contacts for event outreach
─ ─ Engaging media to include Project Pixie in their coverage of the organization's events
Manage contact lists
─ Managing some administrative tasks as needed (e.g., updating databases, files, etc.)
─ Perform additional duties as assigned
─ Prior event planning experience, preferably for a club, organization or business
─ Outstanding oral & written skills
─ Ability to work both independently & as part of a team, managing multiple priorities
─ Attention to detail, organizational skills & flexibility
─ Strong track record of project management / project completion
─ Self-motivated and enthusiastic about learning about issues surrounding homelessness, women’s health, women’s rights, and the demystification of menstrual cycles – particularly in Northern Jersey or the Greater Philadelphia area; previous NGO experience preferred
─ Telecommuting/working at home required, and the availability of own computer or laptop & internet access
─ Major in one of the following preferred: Social Media, Communications, Marketing, Women’s’ Health
─ Photo and/or video editing skills preferred
─ Strong background or interest in marketing, press relations
─ Experience with social media and blogging platforms (Mail Chimp, Wordpress and/or html is a plus, but not required)