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Gains experience and skills in corporate relations and fundraising. Works with the National Community Relations and Development Department’s (NCRD) Corporate Relations team in conjunction with other company wide departments to help advance The Salvation Army National Headquarter’s (NHQ) corporate development and partnership goals.

Learns about the corporate philanthropy landscape through educational resources and hands on experience acquired through the internship. Collaborates with the Corporate Relations Manager in applying knowledge as best practices to daily work. Oversees the distribution of an internal newsletter which provides updates on corporate partner news, trends in corporate giving, and other relevant information. Will conduct research through social media channels, news sources, and other digital platforms. Works with the Corporate Relations Manager in obtaining requested donor information from local Salvation Army units. Must be able to understand and consolidate large volumes of information in the form of Excel spreadsheets and written communication. Supports the management of a large digital fundraising system, including the maintenance of a database and handling of requests from Salvation Army field staff and donors.

Attends virtual meetings with current and prospective partners along with Salvation Army staff. Takes meeting notes that capture important details and debriefs with the Corporate Relations Manager on how discussions fit into the greater framework of corporate giving.

Engages independently with internal and external partners through email, phone, and video call. Must demonstrate professional conduct and effectively communicate on behalf of The Salvation Army. Tracks corporate partner campaigns and activations by recording promotional dates, media engagement, fundraising metrics, and other relevant information. Will work with the Corporate Relations Manager and NHQ’s Communications Department to help promote partnerships and learn about donor fulfillment. Identifies prospective partners and ways to grow existing partnerships. Will learn methods to analyze donor giving history and trends and how it may align with The Salvation Army’s mission and work.

Assists the Director of Corporate Relations and Corporate Relations Manager in writing, developing, and editing stewardship reports and partnership proposals.

Processes partnership agreements by obtaining signatures from Salvation Army Executive leadership. Composes, prepares, types, proofreads, and/or edits a wide variety of written communications including that of a confidential nature; ensures the accuracy, completeness, and timeliness of the same, including meeting tight deadlines.

Routes corporate inquiry requests made through NHQ’s website to Salvation Army field staff for potential business development opportunities.

Education and Experience:

Junior/Senior undergraduate student pursuing a degree in business, communications, NPO management, or a related field. Previous experience working in a professional office setting preferred.

Strong writing skills, including spelling, grammar, punctuation, proofreading and editing skills. Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office365 (primarily Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop preferred but not required.

Ability to effectively and efficiently work on multiple deadline projects at the same time without becoming frustrated or disorganized. Ability to gather, compile, and assemble information into a final product for letters, records, and reports. Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work in compliance with quality standards and deadlines. Ability to find the most effective method to accomplish goals and to work under minimal supervision. Ability to make effective and professional relationships with officers and employees at National Headquarters and throughout the territories. 

Qualified individuals must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without accommodation. A qualified person with a disability may request a modification or adjustment to the job or work environment in order to meet the physical requirements of the position. The Salvation Army will attempt to satisfy requests as long as the accommodation needed is reasonable and no undue hardship would result. 

Ability to commute to the National Headquarters office located in Alexandria, VA when needed. Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during standard office hours. Days and exact times are flexible. 

Gains experience and skills in corporate relations and fundraising. Works with the National Community Relations and Development Department’s (NCRD) Corporate Relations team in conjunction with other company wide departments to help…

Details at a Glance

  • End Date
    November 23, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 18, 2021
  • Payment
    Hourly
  • Hours Per Week
    12 Weeks

Benefits

Free underground parking and lunch provided.

Free underground parking and lunch provided.

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters…

Location

On-site
615 Slaters Lane, Alexandria, VA 22314, United States

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