Cape Fear Volunteer Center Assistant to the Director

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The Cape Fear Volunteer Center is a program that matches volunteers to local community service and volunteer opportunities. Our main program is the Big Buddy Program which specializes in pairing at-risk youth ages 5-16 with positive adult role models within the community.

The purpose of the internship would be to assist our director; to supervise, observe and assist in planning and execution of all Cape Fear Volunteer Center programs and events throughout the year, and to specifically support the Director in daily operations of the corporation.


-To assist in day to day operations of the Cape Fear Volunteer Center, including HR, supervision of staff and interns, organize and plan strategies to move the organization forward in operations, fundraising and programming.

-Supervise execution of events of CFVC, including Big/Little Buddies to promote exposure of the Big Buddy program to the community at large and those engaged in the program to each other. ( For example .. Attend staff meetings, reporting on progress of planning large and small events of CFVC and National Make A Difference Day, Kids Voting, Port City Social Club, Disaster Programming, Reach the Beach, agency fundraisers and the Big Buddy Program.
Big Buddy Shoot Out Annually in Spring of each year, National Make A Difference Day Big and Little th​
Buddy Fishing Day 4​Saturday of October each year) along with other National Days of Service.

-Supervise, Communicate and promote activities to those enrolled in CFVC programming, staff and board of directors, advisory boards and general public through regular communication.
-Maintain agency history, including photos, files of news coverage or notables or programs/souvenirs from events related to all programs of CFVC
-Grant writing for specific programs as well as the CFVC in general
-Assist in supervision of staff, including interns, Prevent Blindness, Vocational Rehab and Employment Security Commission trainees.
-Supervise media relations concerning all programs
-Supervise and maintain data bases of contacts and procedures related to each event executed.
-Always present a pleasant and cooperative demeanor.
-Performs other duties as assigned.


Education and Work Experience
BA or BS Degree from a 4 year institution preferred

Specialized Knowledge and Skills
Experience with children desired, event planning, grant writing a plus.

Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Desktop Publishing,
Ability to make phone calls

Interpersonal Skills:
Ability to negotiate contracts, and represent the organization to groups of people. To function as a self starter.

Work Environment and Physical Demands
Individual should be able to stand for several hours, walk, or run with children, lift 20 pounds, be able to be outside for events.


Required - Time Management, Supervisory Skills, Cooperative, Active Team Player
Preferred - Grant Writing

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