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The Sankofa Center
DescriptionAt The Sankofa Center we empower people to change lives and foster healthy behaviors to prevent, detect, and treat HIV/AIDS. We do this through utilizing traditional African dance & drama fused with health information to educate people of all ages in Ghana. We are committed to providing free counseling, rapid HIV/AIDS testing and connecting people with HIV/AIDS to local medical resources. We value equipping the next generation with tools to wipe out HIV/AIDS with a compassionate and open-minded ethos.
Since 2004 we have educated 35,000 students about HIV prevention, 50,000 community members on HIV transmission, and have provided over 4,000 individuals with free rapid HIV testing with links to care.
The organizaton is supported by an international tuition-based volunteer/internship program & a vibrant product line made by their Co-op in Africa in support of free HIV services for thousands. The Sales Operations Management Intern will be the primary sales and marketing manager for these initiatives at the Sunnyvale, California office working under remote directives of Executive Director. Strong sales, marketing, recruitment, interpersonal communication, organizational & management skills will be needed by successful candidate for long-term placement. Knowledge of the retail/wholesale trade industry is highly preferred by not mandatory.
Responsibilities• Assist in Sales & Marketing- Sales calls to existing wholesale clients & booking new accounts, organizing weekly email/social media campaigns for various initiatives with advertisements created by graphic interns, using marketing & training directives provided by the organization. Strategic Planning.
• Assist in Recruit & Manage- Sales Reps, interns, & volunteers working in the Sunnyvale Office and remotely on B2B wholesale and B2C retail marketing campaigns, PR, graphic design assignments, market research, social media marketing campaigns ,and fashion merchandising/warehousing duties, using marketing & training protocols provided by the organization.
• Assist in Online Store- Updating esthetic presentation of wholesale/retail website, sales, promotions, stock/warehousing, intern management.
• Assist in General Office- Accounting, payroll of reps, returns, order fulfillment/warehousing, order supplies, shipping coordination & carrier pickup, weekly reports for ED.
The intern will work directly under the Sales/ Operation Manager.