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, executing all efforts for the JOURNEY OF HOPE campaign, 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 support the resource development team around the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of fundraising events, the preparation of event materials, on site event support and general event support. Various responsibilities include assembling and distributing invitations, organizing and managing guest lists, assisting in coordinating volunteer roles, overseeing event registration and check in, and assisting with the set up and tear down at events.

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. The intern will also participate in departmental and committee meetings.

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 the summer, one semester or for the entire academic year. Attendance at occasional weekend or evening events required.

Supervision:
Individual supervision provided weekly.

Inquire Online:
Hannah Sims | HR@outreachcommin.org|  www.outreachcommunityministries.org

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