Volunteer Position (Lower East Side location)

Published

06/27/2018

Start Date

08/01/2018

End Date

09/30/2018

Time Commitment

Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

287 East 139th Street
Bronx
New York
10454
United States

Description

Volunteering Description


Organization


UpBeat NYC is a not-for-profit organization providing free music programming to South Bronx children and youth. UpBeat NYC uses the pursuit of musical excellence and ensemble performance to bring about positive change in the lives of South Bronx children.


Why volunteer for Upbeat?


  1. We actively seek to recruit those often excluded due to economic and social barriers. We believe that all children have a right to music education. 
  2. The volunteer position will be a vocational opportunity to explore and acquire invaluable skills related to individual giving, communications, database management and other professional fields in the area of arts management.
  3. We believe in creating an environment that is warm and fully supportive for the members of our team, assisting them in possible connections for future opportunities and mentoring them in other aspects of professional life. 
  4. UpBeat is open to partnering with schools to qualify volunteers for college credit.


Responsibilities (Training and full support will be provided):


  • Database management (Salesforce): Pulling reports (eg. a list of students based on a specific instrument) and updating records (emails, phone numbers, student status). 
  • Assist communication efforts with parents during class registration, concerts and special events.
  • Assist with checklists that track the status of all communication efforts with parents and prospective parents on an ongoing basis. 
  • Support in communications with prospective candidates for the upcoming fall session.
  • Flyer creation, social media and website management.
  • Other clerical duties as needed. 


Requirements and Qualifications:


  • Current undergraduate or graduate student
  • Interest in Nonprofit Management and/or Social Entrepreneurship
  • Attention to detail
  • Self sufficiency 
  • Open communication 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Schedule commitment (although schedule is flexible)
  • Computer dexterity


Experience with the following a plus but not required:


  • Graphic design (beginner level)
  • Numbers user (MAC)
  • Spanish


Schedule and Location:


We are looking for a minimum of a two month commitment with a flexible start and end date, and a range of two to three days a week (from Monday through Thursday). A day of work can range from 3 to 4 hours. 


Location

Seward Park NY Public Library in Lower East Side, Manhattan


Equal Opportunity Employment and Commitment to Diversity


UpBeat NYC believes it is critical for leaders to reflect the urban communities they serve. We actively recruit women and people of color to join our team. We support equal opportunity for all people.

Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Language/Cultural Support Available

How To Apply

gerardo@upbeatnyc.org

Apply:


To apply, please submit your resume along with ONE of the following:


a cover letter detailing your interest in this position

a link to a project/piece of work you are proud of

a resume


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