Event Planning Intern (Academic Year)

Division:
Administrative Office
The Administrative Office provides organization-wide support through its various departments, including: Executive Leadership, Human Resources, Grants Management, Resource Development, Volunteer Management and the Business Office.

Department:
Resource Development: Event Planning
The primary goal of the resource development department is to provide for the current and long-term financial stability of the organization and to facilitate expanded service capacity in collaboration with the chief executive officer and the organization’s board of trustees. The responsibilities of the department include broadening and deepening relationships with Outreach supporters, providing support for special fundraising campaigns, expanding the OCM Partner financial support community, planning and executing events to strengthen Outreach programs, submitting proposals for foundation and corporate funding, designing and implementing organizational communications, ensuring accurate gift processing, donor care and maintaining a healthy database.

Responsibilities/Opportunities:
The intern will have opportunities to work directly with the VP of Strategic Development, Events and Communications with day-to-day supervision provided by the Resource Development Event Assistant. The intern will provide support to the resource development team around the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising events. Responsibilities may include assembling event materials, guest list development and reporting, organizing and archiving event resources, preparing event planning meeting materials, and transporting event donations and supplies. Responsibilities may also include providing support for day-of event activities including set up and tear down, conducting research to support event decisions, and assisting with a wide range of event logistics. The intern may also have the opportunity to participate in departmental and committee meetings.

The intern will receive exposure to the overall working of a Christian, community-based non-profit organization and will gain valuable knowledge about event planning and the broader functions of resource development including fundraising structure and marketing and public relations procedures.

Requirements:
BA/BS student in event planning, business management, marketing, or a related field. Strong organizational skills are required, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Power Point). Some social service or volunteer experience preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.

Schedule/Hours:
Minimum of 12 hours/week, Monday – Friday, between the hours of 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
The internship can be for one semester or for the entire academic year. Attendance at occasional weekend or evening events required.

Supervision:
Individual supervision provided by the Resource Development Events Assistant.

Inquire Online:
Shalina Wozny | HR@outreachcommin.org|  www.outreachcommunityministries.org