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Bridging the Gap Community Center
3916 Old Lexington Rd.
Posted: January 22 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Full-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionThe Bridging the Gap Community Center for the Bridge Project is seeking Interns for the Bridge Project. The Bridge Project mission is to support under-served middle school age children through athletic, educational and enrichment programs to help them achieve academic success, develop the personal skills and traits necessary to reach their goals and grow as individuals of sound character and reputation.
The Bridging the Gap Community Center is a small grass root and community focused, but successful non-profit looking to expand its mission and services. To do this, Bridge Project is seeking qualified individuals for various internship positions. Because of its structure (with people working remotely from all over the US), BTGCC is looking for independently-driven, but team-oriented individuals who are able to be proactive without direct supervision and with the ability to manage multiple tasks well.
In addition, individuals working as interns for BTGCC should be familiar with and committed to upholding and promoting the Bridge Project’s mission of supporting under-served middle school age children through athletic, educational and enrichment programs.
There are currently five internships available, all of which are unpaid positions. If your school provides internship credit, we are happy to provide assistance securing it. While start and end dates are negotiable for these internships, the Bridge Project is especially interested in candidates who are able to work with our organization for several months (ideally a semester minimum) and those who are willing to work independently with direction as needed (after being trained on the Bridge Project organizational structure).We want someone who is: fun, flexible, creative, a self-starter, and a team player!!!
The internship is ideal for at least an associate's degree with 2 years of professional experience, junior professionals with bachelors and students seeking masters or PhDs whose background or experience, degree and majors include Agriculture & Earth care; Environmental Studies & Science; Public Health and Nutrition: Social Work; Mass Communication & Journalism; Business Communications, English, Math, Middle School Education, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, and/or related areas.
Please read the description of the listed position and its requirements below. Submit your resume and cover letter to: Kenneth@wholemanministries.com For questions or concerns, please send them to the email listed, or contact us at (336) 602-3819. All current internships with Bridging the Gap Community Center are unfortunately unpaid positions.
• Develop and execute Bridging the Gap Community Center Nonprofit's annual fundraising plan
• Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with major donors
• Developing and tracking proposals and reports for all foundation and corporate fundraising Designs, implements, overseeing organization of special events
• Develops and implements parent and after school-based fundraising programs within the Annual Fund.
• Develops a comprehensive planned-giving program as the need becomes appropriate.
• Manages all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other Community Center-related solicitations.
• Manages all strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relations.
• Maintains contact with and develops grant proposals for foundations and corporations.
• Manage the implementation of Raiser's Edge and oversee staff responsible for data entry and gift processing
• Creating and executing a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
Public Relations, Marketing, and Advertising
• Works closely with the Managing Director to develop public relations plan and an advertising plan.
• Designs and oversees production of all major publications, including a newsletter, the Annual Report, the Ministries website, and working with designers and printers to promote the organization fund and friend raising goals and activities.
• Creates and implements a communication and promotional plan for the Capital Campaign
Board of Director Relations
• Works with the Fundraising Committee to develop strategies to initiate and meet aggressive fundraising goals.
• Develops fundraising training for committee and other leadership volunteers.
• Assumes responsibility for all Development reports to the Board and other agencies, and attends all Board meetings.
• Assists the Board with recommending and researching potential new members.
Development Office Infrastructure
• Creates office systems to support all Development projects and operations.
• Supervises donor and gift record-keeping.
• Coordinates development research activities.
• Oversees the management of databases and all records, files, and gift processing.
• Manages the pledge reminder and acknowledgement programs.
RequirementsThe internship is ideal for junior professionals with bachelors and students seeking masters or PhDs whose background or experience, degree and majors include Agriculture & Earth Care; Environmental Studies & Science; Public Health and Nutrition: Social Work; Mass Communication & Journalism; Business Communications, English, Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, and/or related areas:
• Students who are pursuing a degree in Public Administration, Nonprofit Management, Communication, Organizational Management, Business, or a related field of study
• Interest in working in the nonprofit or public sector
• Comfort in working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Self-sufficient and self-motivated, requiring little supervision
• A passion for supporting local, community and Educational systems and social justice for rights academic success and achievement
• A team player who is able to take instruction from upper management and staff, while working independently with other interns and volunteers.
• A self-starter who can takes initiative with little to no direction
• A resourceful specialist with excellent time management
• A quick learner with ability to thrive in a fast-paced, flexible environment
• Strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to foster lasting community relationship
Knowledge of After School programs, summer camp programs, Life skills training, community impact and transitional programs.
Reporting to and in partnership with the Development Director (Managing Director), the Development Director Intern (Director) will spearhead development efforts as Bridging the Gap Nonprofit continues to grow. A new position in the organization, the Director will have the opportunity to build the development functions.