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City Year Boston
287 Columbus Avenue
DescriptionCity Year Boston is looking for an energetic, self-directed, and organized Development Operations Assistant to support the operations of the development department at City Year Boston. This unpaid opportunity pairs the Development Operations Assistant with the Senior Manager of Development Operations and Annual Appeal, who will serve as a supervisor and mentor throughout the internship. The Development Operations Assistant will provide event support, including but not limited to, pre-event preparation and event registration. He or she will also research prospects, integrate information into the development database, and develop and produce comprehensive research reports. Through purposeful, authentic, and meaningful projects and tasks, the Development Operations Assistant will gain essential professional skills and deepen his/her understanding of development and fundraising in the non-profit sector throughout the summer internship. This position requires a minimum commitment of 24 hours a week and is eligible for course credit. Hours can be flexible based on weekly academic commitments.
City Year unites highly talented young adults of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to help
students succeed in school and stay on track to high school graduation. City Year was founded upon
the simple and powerful idea that young people can change the world, and our mission is to build
democracy through citizen service, civic leadership, and social entrepreneurship. We believe that
service is the foundation upon which we can engage citizens to benefit the common good, and it is
through our corps members’ service in schools that they make a difference in the lives of youth and
develop the skills critical to becoming socially responsible, civic-minded leaders for the next
generation. Through our Whole School Whole Child model, diverse teams of full-time corps members
serve in the highest-need elementary, middle, and high schools to help improve student attendance,
behavior, and course performance which research confirms are indications of a student’s likelihood of
graduation from high school.
Responsibilities. Assist with conducting research profiles on prospective and current donors using both public and
. Organize and compile mailings such as donor acknowledgement letters and direct report mailings
. Provide event support such as venue and vendor research, event registration, and post event follow up
. Complete data entry projects on an as-needed basis using development database to maintain donor record
accuracy and increase efficiency of development operations
. Support Development department with meeting preparation for high-level donors and prospective donors.
RequirementsEager to learn more about development, fundraising, and/or education non-profits.
. Strong critical thinking skills, the ability to solve problems and see projects through start-to-finish.
. Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail.
. Proactive, yet able to take direction.
. Commitment to quality work.
. Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel.
. Demonstrates understanding of City Year’s work within the national service movement and education
. City Year and AmeriCorps alumni are encouraged to apply.