United Way of Central Indiana
  • - Fundraising
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • 13.00
  • Hourly
  • Internship


20 hours weekly, January 2020- April 2020 (temporary assignment)

Fundraising Team

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. This is an exciting time to be part of United Way of Central Indiana's team as we embark on a new strategic framework that fosters innovation, builds community partnerships, and integrates across traditional functional areas.


Position Summary

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 fundraising 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 late February.
• 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 years of college completion and current enrollment/recent graduation required. Work experience may substitute for education requirements on a case by case basis
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.

Physical Demands

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.
• The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

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.

Core Competencies

United Way of Central Indiana's team is evaluated on the following core competencies:

• Courage
• Accountability
• Respect
• Excellence
• 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.

This position has been closed and is no longer available.
United Way of Central Indiana


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