Special Events Internship
- - Community Engagement
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
SPECIAL EVENTS INTERNSHIP
20 hours weekly, January 2019 – April 2019 (temporary assignment)
United Way fights for the education, financial stability, health and basic needs of everyone in our community.
We pursue this vision in all we do as we ask our community to give, advocate and volunteer. We believe that vision can only be achieved if pursued with shared values, and therefore place great emphasis on building a team that will pursue this vision together with CARE.
Courage - Accountability - Respect - Excellence
United Way of Central Indiana recognizes that the key to success is a strong and cohesive team that works through shared values to achieve our mission. The Special Events Intern is a member of the community engagement team and will be an integral part of promoting the United Way brand, fostering a better understanding of United Way, encouraging volunteer involvement and providing recognition for United Way of Central Indiana donors and companies.
Position Duties & Responsibilities
The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
-Coordinate activities associated with the creation, coordination and implementation of new and existing special events.
-Coordinate silent auction for United Way fundraising event in early March.
- Evaluate and analyze event and activity results through effective documentation and records as directed.
- Identify and assist in securing silent auction donations and in-kind products.
- Work with marketing staff to ensure events positively and effectively convey brand message.
- Assist in managing volunteer event committees to develop and implement event project plans.
- Generate enthusiasm among staff and volunteers for special events and promote a cooperative spirit within the organization among volunteers, agencies, investors and clients.
- Assist with set-up, tear down and running of select United Way events.
- Work with volunteer committees to develop special event plans that build and mobilize a volunteer base to take an active role in implementation of events.
- Assure the United Way message, brand and good community relations are evident in all special events.
- Performs special assignments and other work, on an as-needed basis.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily and be present in the office while performing those functions. The requirements listed are representative of the basic knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The individual in this role must display the highest level of integrity and confidentiality. United Way also values innovative thinking, and a successful candidate will be a self-starter who can work within the team to achieve goals and objectives. The individual should have effective communication skills, attention to detail and organization, and flexibility and adaptability. The individual will also maintain knowledge of trends in his/her area of responsibility and reviews literature to understand key issues.
Education and/or Experience
A minimum of two- three years of college completion and current enrollment/recent graduation required. A history of volunteer activities and experiences preferred
Computer proficiency and a working knowledge of various computer and database software including Microsoft's Excel, Word and PowerPoint is essential.
The physical demands described here are general representations of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to use hands to touch and handle objects. The employee frequently stands or walks.
• Candidate must have valid driver's license and state mandated automobile insurance.
• Candidate must be willing and able to perform manual labor such as event set-up, teardown, etc. and lift and manipulate items weighing up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Office setting, with sustained use of a computer.
• The noise level in the work environment is minimal to moderate.
• Maintains personal/professional competency and works to create an environment of courtesy, respect, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude in all interactions both internal and external to the organization.
United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:
• Thinking Strategically
• Stakeholder Experience
• Effective Communication
Position Leader: Special Events Director
FLSA Status: Temporary, Non-exempt/hourly
Salary Range: $13 hourly
Equal Opportunity Employer
Please apply at uwci.org/careers
This position description does not constitute a contract of employment or a guarantee of any terms or conditions of employment. UWCI employees are employed on an at-will basis. In addition, nothing in this position description restricts UWCI's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this position at any time.