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California Dance Institute
3131 Olympic Blvd
Santa Monica, CA
DescriptionThe California Dance Institute (CDI) is an in-school and after-school arts education program that teaches life and learning skills through dance and music. CDI’s mission is to motivate children to develop a personal standard of excellence by instilling confidence, discipline and focus through the rigor and joy of dance. The schools that CDI serves are in ethnically diverse, low-income neighborhoods where children are at risk.
CDI is seeking a self-motivated, passionate, tech-savvy college student or recent graduate to help with Administrative and Programmatic Duties. The Administrative Intern will work closely with CDI’s Managing Director and Development Associate in general office administration, including updating CDI’s donor database; assisting with donor correspondences; and social media outreach. The Administrative Intern will also assist CDI's Program Coordinator in preparing materials for the in school and after school program and end of year performances. The intern will gain a real-world understanding of how a mid-sized arts education non-profit is run, while learning administrative, development and marketing skills.
The Administrative Intern will be trained in Salesforce, a sophisticated Constituent Resource Management (CRM) tool that functions as CDI's donor database. The Intern will enter donation information into the database as donations come in; update donor contact information; write and send thank you notes (using a template); learn how to design E-blasts and newsletters through Vertical Response and assist in generating regular electronic campaigns; and assist in ordering and organizing marketing materials. The Intern will make frequent updates to Facebook and Youtube.
The Administrative Intern will gain significant knowledge in the area of non-profit development. S/he will observe the implementation, from beginning to end, of a comprehensive individual donor cultivation effort integrating direct mail, electronic newsletters, social networking, telephone follow-up, and in-person donor cultivation. S/he will be trained in Salesforce, a sophisticated Constituent Resource Management (CRM) tool that functions as CDI's donor database. S/he will be trained in Vertical Response and will gain knowledge of how to design and write successful newsletters. S/he will gain knowledge about donor cultivation and solicitation.
The Intern will also have the opportunity to attend Partner Council Meetings as part of the Capshaw-Spielberg Center for Educational Justice where CDI has its office. The Center was created to foster collaboration among its ten non-profit partners and these enlightening monthly meetings are opportunities for brainstorming and sharing of best practices and resources among a group of dynamic non-profit organizations.
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter and one letter of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org.
ResponsibilitiesThe Administrative Intern will work closely with CDI’s Managing Director and Development Associate in general office administration, including updating CDI’s donor database; assisting with donor correspondences; and social media outreach. The Administrative Intern will also assist CDI's Program Coordinator in preparing materials for the in school and after school program and end of year performances.
Successful applicants should have excellent writing and communication skills; the ability to work both as a team and independently with limited supervision; excellent computer skills (including Powerpoint, Excel, Dropbox, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Photoshop); facility with social networking platforms; an interest and passion for arts education; and a strong work ethic. Must be available to work 5-10 hours per week.