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Friends of Refugees, Inc.
3895 Church St.
Posted: August 04 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionFriends of Refugees is a non-profit organization that exists to empower refugees through opportunities that provide for their well-being, education, and employment. We seek to empower refugees in many unique ways–teaching English, engaging children & students, managing a community garden complex, running an 8 week summer camp, operating an Internet café, offering job placement services, and supporting expectant refugee moms, just to name a few! We connect some 1,500 volunteers a year with over 2,000 refugees, and hope to more than double that in the next few years.
Have you thought about what it takes to manage and grow a non-profit? We are seeking an intern to work alongside our Executive Director. You will be mentored as you assist in taking ideas from beginning to end. You will provide administrative support, including drafting communications, solving unexpected problems, participating in board and administrative meetings, and interfacing with our different programs. This internship will be very fast-paced and demand high quality work.
Ten to twenty hours a week are requested. Applicants are considered year round, but they must be available for at least 4 months.
ResponsibilitiesWork alongside our Executive Director. You will be mentored as you assist in taking ideas from beginning to end. You will provide administrative support, including drafting communications, solving unexpected problems, participating in board and administrative meetings, and interfacing with our different programs. You can expect to do just about anything and meet people from all over the world!
RequirementsIn order to be the best fit with the Executive Director, only candidates who are quick thinkers, energetic, enjoy a fast-paced environment, and can be highly organized without losing sight of larger objectives will be considered. A candidate must also be a strong communicator, have excellent written, presentation, oral communications and interpersonal skills. Large vocabulary a plus. The individual must be able to think creatively and strategically in a changing environment. If you can keep up, you will learn things that will prepare you to succeed in leadership and management.
Pursuing a degree or experience in non-profit administration/management, business, or related field is preferred. Must have own vehicle, smartphone and laptop.
FOR does not have the capacity offer a Visa sponsorship, so all applicants must be US and, as the opportunity is not paid, able to sustain living in the vicinity (reasonable accommodation for simultaneous paying employment elsewhere will be made).
SkillsRequired - MS Office Suite, Cellular Communications, Non-profit Administration, Gmail, Driving License, Event Planning and Management, Proficient Typing Skills
Preferred - Grant Writing, Research Information, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, QuickBooks, Salesforce, Community Gardens, Permaculture