The Development Intern will assist with the Executive Director in identifying resources to meet NWA’s income goals in the areas of foundation, corporate, government, and individual giving. The intern must be able to understand the complexity of NWA’s programming in order to match needs with foundation guidelines and then tailor proposals for success. Functions include but are not limited to:
• Research foundation and corporate guidelines corresponding with NWA’s mission and programs
• Expand NWA’s grant schedule, prioritize opportunities, and tailor templates
• Draft, edit, and proofread grant proposals
• Work with relevant NWA staff and documentation to produce reports for current funders
• Assist Executive Director and Board Members with individual giving campaign by manage lists, setting appointing, organizing small events, coordinate cultivation opportunities.
The Neighborhood Writing Alliance seeks a highly organized individual for the position of Development Intern. The ideal candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a cohesive team. Qualifications for the position include:
• Earned or currently pursuing masters degree at an accredited university
• An ideal candidate would also have experience in grant research and writing, fundraising, event management, nonprofit management, or a related field
• Interest in fundraising, community-based arts, social justice, and/or adult education
• Strong research skills as well as written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to understand the complexities of NWA’s programming, match it with foundation/corporate guidelines, and combine the two to create relevant, compelling grant proposals.
• Self-motivation, accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines
• The work will be completed both on and offsite. Hours will total 12 per week; 3–4 of those hours will be at NWA’s Hyde Park office. Please send a cover letter & resume to email@example.com by August 20, 2012 at 8am.
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