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Development and Communications Intern

Status: Part-time
Reports to: Senior Director of Development and External Relations

About the Position
LEDA is offering an internship for a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and highly accountable college student or recent college graduate. The Development and Communications Intern will directly assist with fundraising efforts related to Foundation, Corporate, and Individual Giving, and potential alternative funding streams. Projects will include researching prospective donors, report and grant writing, database entry and management, and select administrative tasks. The prospective intern will gain hands-on experience of the inner-workings of a burgeoning Development and Communications department.

The ideal candidate will be a strong communicator, resourceful, proactive, and possess superb written and verbal communication skills. They will have a sincere commitment to professionalism and the process of learning, and be excited to learn about different aspects of fundraising, communications, and the nonprofit sector. The internship will last ten weeks beginning in mid-June and end on approximately August 17. Start date is negotiable. The position will be based in our New York City office and the intern must have flexibility to travel to Princeton, NJ, if required.

Key Responsibilities

The Development and Communications Team is committed to making this internship a valuable learning experience. To that end, the intern will work collaboratively with the team to fulfill the responsibilities outlined below and other tasks as needed.

Development

  • Research prospective donors to prepare the Senior Director of Development and External Relations and Executive Director for in-person meetings
  • Research corporate and foundation donors to help build a pipeline of future donors to identify and secure meetings
  • Draft profiles for prospective Individual, Corporate, and Foundation donors
  • Help draft grant materials and maintain, track, and update grants calendar
  • Support the development of a long-term LEDA Fundraising Campaign
  • Provide administrative support for donor cultivation projects and development campaigns
  • Prepare acknowledgement letters and other correspondence
  • Continually update and correct database records; accurately input donor data collected by department personnel, as well as key donor notes
  • Develop and maintain a department-wide tracking system for routine development tasks to ensure timely execution and clear organization
  • On-going special projects including, but not limited to, creating unique donor recognition strategies, researching development best practices, and creating a database of potential development opportunities

Communications

  • Update LEDA presentations for corporate partnerships and work with Development and Communications Officer to update collateral
  • Assemble media and donor kits for events and meetings
  • Assist Development and Communications Officer with developing a Google Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy
  • Draft and proofread collateral, media stories, social media posts, etc.
  • Research communications best practices and assist with website and social media reporting and analytics

Qualifications

  • Working towards or have recently completed a Bachelor’s degree
  • Previous nonprofit development/office experience preferred
  • Willingness to travel to Princeton University in Princeton, NJ, to support the Development and Communications team
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills — both highly professional and friendly
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines with minimal oversight
  • Adept at using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment
  • Flexibility to take on new projects/tasks as needed
  • Demonstrated commitment to LEDA’s Mission and Core Values

Compensation
This is a paid summer internship for 25+ hours/week at $15-$17/hour. The internship will start mid-June 2018 and continue through August 17, with the possibility of extending for the full 2018-2019 academic year.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to employment@ledascholars.org with “Development and Communications Internship” in the subject line.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Office Manager

Status: Exempt
Reports to: Senior Director of Finance and Operations

About the Position
LEDA is seeking a highly-dedicated, passionate individual to join our program team in order to support LEDA Scholars in their efforts become transformative leaders in their communities and on their college campuses. Reporting to the Senior Director of Finance and Operations, the Office Manager plays an integral role in ensuring that LEDA is an efficient and well-operating organization in order to maximize our mission impact. The Office Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the day-to-day operations of the LEDA office, including general office infrastructure and support, financial management, human resources, travel and event support, communications and technology, and other functions as determined by the Senior Director of Finance and Operations. The Office Manager will also support the operations and administration of the seven-week Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute at Princeton University and will be in residence regularly while the Summer Institute is in session.

Key Responsibilities

Office Management

  • Manage the overall maintenance of the LEDA office facilities
  • Provide excellent customer service and support to LEDA team members to allow for smooth program operations
  • Negotiate contracts with LEDA vendors, including but not limited to technology, wireless, cleaning services, etc., to maximize cost-savings and guarantee optimal level of service
  • Oversee the reception area, including welcoming guests and handling mail and deliveries
  • Ensure that LEDA’s technology functions smoothly, working with vendors to troubleshoot as necessary for computer, phone, copier, and other needs
  • Assist in the coordination and execution of meetings and special events as required, including document preparation, pre-ordering of materials, and on-site management
  • Arrange travel for LEDA Scholars and staff when needed
  • Track and coordinate inventory, including purchasing office supplies and equipment
  • Support operations and administration of the Summer Institute in collaboration with Princeton University staff and LEDA’s summer operations team
  • Calendar management for room scheduling and events
  • Provide other administrative support as needed, especially during “peak” program periods

Finance

  • Manage invoices, bill payments, accounts receivabl,e and other financial record-keeping to ensure financial accuracy
  • Coordinate weekly reporting and correspondence with LEDA’s outside accountant
  • Administer petty cash and credit card reports on a monthly basis
  • Oversee program disbursements for Scholars for travel, meals, and other reimbursements
  • Maintain all financial records through QuickBooks accounting software
  • Prepare records for the annual audit

Human Resources

  • Coordinate biweekly payroll administration
  • On-board new employees and ensure that their payroll, benefits, workspace, and technology needs are addressed
  • Assist in the administration of staff hiring, including job postings and scheduling for prospective hires
  • Facilitate the administration of LEDA’s 401(k) plan
  • Maintain personnel files

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years of relevant work experience
  • Excellent financial management and record-keeping skills
  • Familiarity with personnel management and payroll systems
  • Experience with software to support record-keeping and personnel management (QuickBooks, Bill.com, expense reimbursement systems, etc.)
  • Highly adept in using Microsoft Office software, especially Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral interpersonal communications skills – both highly professional and customer-friendly
  • Highly organized with strong project management skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects and competing deadlines
  • Proven ability to work effectively as part of a team, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment
  • Proven ability to work with confidential, sensitive information
  • Passion for both people and processes
  • Highly motivated, self-starter with an energetic, entrepreneurial attitude
  • Experience working with students from under-resourced backgrounds is a plus
  • Ability to be in residence regularly at the Aspects of Leadership Summer Institute
  • Driver’s License preferred

Compensation
This is a full-time position. The salary will be commensurate with experience. LEDA offers medical and dental insurance, a 401(k) retirement plan, TransitChek, at least three weeks paid vacation, and paid sick leave.

Work Environment
LEDA offers a flexible, collegial work environment that welcomes new ideas and innovation. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send an email with a cover letter, résumé, and salary requirements to employment@ledascholars.org with “Office Manager” in the subject line.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to LEDA. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

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