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Development Events and Special Projects Intern

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Partnership Schools
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New York, NY
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Published 14 days ago

Partnership Schools is accepting applications for the role of Development Events and Special Projects Intern. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, passionate about education reform and fundraising, and is ready to dive into a fast-paced and exciting entrepreneurial work environment. Applicants with clear career objectives are preferred.

The Partnership is a pioneering school management organization (SMO) that is shaping the next generation of urban Catholic education. Granted operational management in 2013 of seven long-standing Pre-K to 8th-grade schools in the South Bronx and Harlem and an additional two schools in the heart of Cleveland in 2020, the Partnership is committed to providing students in historically underserved neighborhoods with the academic preparation, values, and skills they need to excel.

The historic success of urban Catholic schools stems not only from a rigorous tradition of academic excellence, but also from an emphasis on developing self-worth, moral character, a love of learning, and a sense of civic responsibility—all part of our long-standing commitment to educating the whole child. The Partnership is unique in knitting this tradition together with lessons from the high-achieving public, charter, and independent schools, in the service of our students.

For more than twenty years, the Partnership has raised and invested over $200 million in urban Catholic schools. Today, as an SMO, the Partnership is intensifying its efforts to break the cycle of poverty and close the achievement gap across our network schools. The Partnership currently serves over 2,300 students across the network. 99.4% of the students are minorities, and 65% of the students are Catholic.

At the Partnership, we believe all children can achieve at the highest levels. We are eager to meet candidates that are excited and motivated by the challenge of building from the ground up. If you are interested in serving as a pioneer in education and share an unwavering commitment to raising student achievement and an appreciation and respect for Catholic culture, identity, and values, we want to hear from you!

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Development Events and Special Projects Intern will play an integral part in the overall success of the Advancement Office and Partnership Schools fundraising goal of $12.5 million for NY and over $4 million for Cleveland. Reporting directly to the Manager of Special Projects, the Development Events, and Special Projects Intern will play a key role in both the fundraising and events portion of the development team. The position will assist in ensuring all event logistics are seamless, provide crucial research and work with all aspects of the database and with data management including Salesforce. You will gain valuable work experience through providing support to the Finance, Academics, Operations, and Development departments, as well as aiding the Office with various organizational tasks and administrative needs. 

 

WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Support the Manager of Special Projects in planning and executing all donor cultivation and fundraising events, both in-person and virtual. 
  • Ensure all event-related documentation is clearly organized in appropriate systems.  
  • Support logistics coordination, including equipment setup, vendor management, and staging. 
  • Assist with other administrative tasks related to pre-and post-event needs, including documentation, coordination with the Finance team, management of vendor relationships, and more.
  • Work with the advancement team with database management, maintaining guest lists, and updating campaigns in Salesforce. 
  • Learn about and practice nonprofit gift stewardship including drafting gift acknowledgments
  • Support in preparing and integrating students, principals, and teachers or student-related content with donors during events.
  • Support additional communications efforts, including website, e-blasts, and social media, and manage the distribution lists.
  • Perform other duties and special projects as assigned. 
  • Support with office organization and clean-up
  • Aid the Executive team with other administrative tasks such as registrations 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Passion for fundraising, event planning, and education
  • Ability to remain respectful and calm when interfacing with staff, vendors, and event guests
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, and strong attention to detail
  • Experience with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), Google Suite, and web applications
  • Self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently in a hands-on work environment
  • Must be able to travel and work the occasional early morning, evening, and weekend.
  • Must be available to work in person at our office in Midtown New York. 

APPLY:

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter, which details your career objectives, to Megan at Megan.Stretton@Partnershipnyc.org expressing your interest in the Development Events and Special Projects internship position with Partnership Schools. 

Partnership Schools is accepting applications for the role of Development Events and Special Projects Intern. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, organized, passionate about education reform and fundraising, and is ready to dive…

Details at a Glance

  • End Date
    November 1, 2022
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Stipend / Wage
    15/hour
  • Hours Per Week
    Monday-Friday

Benefits

Start and end dates are flexible according to your schedule.

Start and end dates are flexible according to your schedule.

Location

On-site
1011 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022, USA
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