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Family Equality Council
41 Winter Street
DescriptionFamily Equality Council connects, supports, and represents the more than three million parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) and their six million children in the U.S. today. For over 30 years, we have developed an approach that strengthens these families in three primary ways: building community to support LGBTQ parents and their children; sharing their stories to open hearts and minds; and raising collective voices to promote social justice for all families.
Family Equality Council is looking for 2 candidates who are available to start no later than March 17th. The spring 2014 Executive Interns are slated to end their service by May 2014 but actual end dates are subject to negotiation. The work hours affiliated with these positions are flexible but typically fit within the confines of a standard Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, work week.
ResponsibilitiesThe Executive Interns are an integral part of the Program Team within Family Equality Council®
and play a critical support role in each of the events and activities that will be coordinated during this internship period.
This unpaid internship involves community outreach (cultivating relationships), event planning and execution (managing event logistics), fundraising research (identifying, connecting and securing potential sponsors), overseeing materials (inventory, purchasing, organization and transport), writing and publishing content to promote events and activities (for Facebook, Twitter and e-blasts), drafting and designing event materials (gratitude letters and event reports) and other support functions as assigned.
Success in this position requires excellent organizational skills, the ability to problem solve independently, a team-oriented mindset, highly-developed communication skills (written and verbal), superior interpersonal skills, and a commitment to social justice (and fun!)
-Flexibility, a positive attitude, and willingness to learn
-Excellent organization skills coupled with the ability to maintain sight of larger objectives
-Commitment to social justice
-Effective written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
-The ability to work well independently and with others, as a team player.
-A solution-oriented mindset and ability to work effectively in high pressure settings
-Experience planning and executing successful events and activities
-Experience working within the LGBTQ movement and/or with families
-Outgoing demeanor and high comfort level with networking at events
-Candidates who hold or are working towards a Bachelor's Degree (or higher) are preferred