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Fundraising & Marketing Intern

Position Summary: 

This unpaid internship opportunity is focused on the events and programs of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and in Wyoming. Reporting to and working closely with the VP of Engagement, the Intern is responsible for engaging the community in our events and programs to support the mission and goals of the Foundation.

The intern will assist with increasing awareness, participant retention and acquisition, soliciting in-kind donations of food and supplies, supporting team cultivation and fundraising events, and execution of a variety of events including: the Walk to END EPILEPSY, The Drive Golf Tournament, the Annual Gala, patient education programs and general awareness. The intern may be called upon to assist with the execution of events and will have the opportunity to gain on-site event experience. The intern should be competent in Microsoft applications and have strong communication skills.

This position will work with colleagues in administrative, fundraising and education roles. As a member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming, you will play a pivotal role in the success and growth of the Epilepsy Foundation, ensuring that the organization is positioned to serve the nearly 60,000 people in Colorado who are living with epilepsy.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Fundraising:

  • Assist with acquisition, retention, stewardship, and cultivation efforts of teams, fundraisers, sponsors, and in-kind donors
  • Assist with delivering an exceptional event experience (pre-event, on-event, post-event)
  • Assist with outreach and communications to event donors and participants (past and prospective)
  • Serve as an active member of volunteer planning committee meetings (online)

 

Marketing

  • Contribute copy, design assets, and collect relevant images and links and information to share about Foundation programs, events, sponsorships, and news
  • PR duties including: writing and sending press releases and media announcements
  • Submitting events on online community calendars and networking groups
  • Maintaining and updating press contact list

 

Other

  • Responsible for accurate and timely data input and retrieval in the donor database (Salesforce) for reports and mailings for the Development and Programs departments.
  • Assist with donor acknowledgements, mailing and clerical projects.
  • Work in close partnership with the entire staff to ensure success in accomplishment of mutual goals for the Foundation
  • Attend and support community events for people affected by epilepsy (optional)
  • Enthusiastically support a team that often requires shared responsibilities to accomplish major tasks

 

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a lasting impact on the epilepsy community by assisting with a fundraising campaign that raises over $1 million in Colorado annually to directly impact awareness, programs and services for people affected by epilepsy.
  • Understand how a portfolio is built and managed through acquisition, cultivation, stewardship, and retention.
  • Learn how to use the database (Salesforce), tools, and resources to assist with event preparation and execution.
  • Understand the different aspects of event execution and planning, including event production, volunteer management, sponsorship and development.
  • Expand awareness of the Foundation’s services to communities in Colorado and Wyoming.

 

Intern Requirements:

  • Field of Study: Communications/Event Management/Marketing/Non-profit/ Business
  • Time Commitment: 10-16 weeks, Hours per week: 10-15. The work schedule will be flexible.
  • Completion of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification

 

Minimum Experience/Skills   

  • Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, collaborative team
  • Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines
  • Pleasant manner, dependable, people-oriented, and good at multi-tasking

 

Technical/Other

  • Must have reliable work-from-home setup (phone, video conferencing equipment, computer, internet)
  • Transportation to and from the Denver office and event locations (optional)
  • Social Media
  • Microsoft Office
  • Lifting of boxes and supplies (up to 15 lbs.)

 

Supervisor
Corrina Madrid, Vice President of Engagement
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 404
Denver, CO 80111
Direct 303-625-6984

corrina@epilepsycowy.org

Business Administration Intern

Position Summary: 

This unpaid internship opportunity is focused on the business administration of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and in Wyoming. Reporting to and working closely with the Office Manager, the Intern is responsible assisting with the management of daily operations of the organization.

The intern will assist with operations related to finance, human resources, administration, donor management support, and other duties as assigned.

This position will work with colleagues in administrative, fundraising and education roles. As a member of the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado and Wyoming, you will play a pivotal role in the success and growth of the Epilepsy Foundation, ensuring that the organization is positioned to serve the nearly 65,000 people in Colorado and Wyoming who live with epilepsy.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Finance

  • Responsible for donation entry process in our CRM, Salesforce; tracking weekly donations and assisting with improving data syncs between online donations and Salesforce
  • Provides support with monthly deposit reconciliation
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with the Colorado Secretary of State operations regulations
  • Supports special events through financial reconciliation using RunSignUp, GiveSignUp, and OneCause Peer 2 Peer

Administration

  • Responsible for accurate and timely data input and retrieval in the donor database (Salesforce) for reports and mailings for the Development and Programs departments
  • Assist with donor acknowledgements, mailing and clerical projects
  • Work in close partnership with the entire staff to ensure success in accomplishment of mutual goals for the Foundation
  • Attend and support community events for people affected by epilepsy (optional)
  • Enthusiastically support a team that often requires shared responsibilities to accomplish major tasks

Learning Objectives:

  • Create a lasting impact on the epilepsy community by assisting with a fundraising campaign that raises over $1 million in Colorado annually to directly impact awareness, programs and services for people affected by epilepsy.
  • Learn how to use Salesforce, tools, and resources to assist with event preparation and financial reconciliation that follows its conclusion.
  • Understand the different aspects of business administration, including financial reconciliation, client management and retention, event production, volunteer management, sponsorship and development.
  • Expand awareness of the Foundation’s services to communities in Colorado and Wyoming.

Intern Requirements:

  • Field of Study: Communications/ Non-profit/ Business/Business Administration/Other Relevant Majors
  • Time Commitment: 10-16 weeks, Hours per week: 10-15. The work schedule will be flexible and can be done from home or in the Foundation’s Denver office once a week if desired.
  • Completion of the Epilepsy Foundation’s Seizure Recognition and First Aid Certification

Minimum Experience/Skills   

  • Undergraduate students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Salesforce/Other Customer Relation Management tools
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small, collaborative team
  • Ability to prioritize among competing goals to execute on tight deadlines
  • Pleasant manner, dependable, people-oriented, and good at multi-tasking

Technical/Other

  • Must have reliable work-from-home setup (phone, video conferencing equipment, computer, internet)
  • Transportation to and from the Denver office and event locations (optional)
  • Lifting of boxes and supplies (up to 15 lbs.)

Supervisor

Alex Zelaya, Office Manager
Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado & Wyoming
5889 Greenwood Plaza Blvd, Suite 404
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
Direct 720-823-7262

alex@epilepsycowy.org

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