Development Intern

TITLE: Development Intern

AVAILABLE AS OF: August 2013

REPORTS TO: Manager of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships


STATUS: Internship, Part-Time

The DC Cancer Consortium (DCCC) is a community-based 501(c)(3) public charity composed of more than 75 organizations from the healthcare and advocacy communities committed to addressing cancer control and prevention in the District of Columbia Metropolitan area. We are working to implement the 2012-2016 DC Cancer Control Plan, our road map to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, reduce racial and ethnic disparities in access to care, prevention and cancer treatment, and improve the quality of life for cancer survivors. More details on the Consortium, the Cancer Control Plan and member organizations can be found at

The Development Department’s primary responsibility is for raising funds necessary to support and sustain the organization. Core activities include:

• Corporate, foundation, and government grantsmanship
• Major gifts, annual giving, special events and fee-for-service activities
• Memorials, bequests or other planned gifting processes
• Participation in collaborative or federated fund raising activities
• Volunteer program organization and administration
• Membership engagement

The Development Intern’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative support to the Development and Communications Offices.

1. General responsibilities
• Provide direct support to Development Manager and Communications Manager in developing and implementing strategies to raise awareness, expand donor base and cultivate donors.
• Assist in creation and implementation of direct mail and individual giving campaigns including drafting materials, managing the production schedule, and overseeing assigned projects
• Creates, maintains and insures integrity and functionality of data bases, mailing lists and listservs.
• Performs donor and prospect research as requested
• Plans, coordinates and executes special events and activities
• Represents DCCC at community events as assigned

2. Volunteer Engagement
• Survey staff and membership regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance
• Supports and/or directs volunteer activities as assigned
• Recommend the most efficient use of volunteers
• Participates in volunteer orientation and trainings
• Schedules volunteer activities as assigned
• Participates in volunteer recognition programs and special events
• Host and attend recruiting events to attract volunteers
• Provide ongoing support and guidance for volunteers
• Facilitate distribution of information relevant to volunteer

3. Membership Engagement
• Assists in updating, adding and maintaining membership records
• Assists in coordination and logistical support for trainings, events and special projects

4. Databases, mailings and mail list maintenance
• Creates and maintains database(s) to assure data integrity and database performance
• Creates and maintains mailing/rsvp lists for solicitations and special events; inputs into database related to event invitations, registrants and attendees
• Perform mail merges and assist with solicitation and other department mailings

6. Other duties as assigned
• Creates and produces customized reports as requested
• Supports events, including receptions, seminars, and dinners as requested. Travel to events/functions as necessary to provide support for the organization as requested
• Performs other job related duties as required

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• Experience: Proficiency in working with culturally diverse populations.
• Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Excellent knowledge of standard office practices, procedures, equipment, and techniques.
• Non-smoking: It is the policy of DC Cancer Consortium to provide a smoke free working environment to all employees, visitors and contractors.
• Education and/or Experience: High School diploma and related experience.
• Language Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents; good writing skills, ability to generate reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively.
• Mathematical Skills: Ability to calculate figures and amounts.
• Personal Attributes: Ability to handle confidential information with sensitivity and integrity. Able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects and to work both independently and in a team. Concern for the health of the community and an interest in community health as a career is desirable.
• Communication Skills: Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram form.
• Computer Skills: Experience with and knowledge of computer operation; knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.). Knowledge and experience using social media.

Performance of this job will be evaluated semi-annually in accordance with the provisions of the applicable policies of the DC Cancer Consortium. Upon successful completion of the internship period, qualified candidates may be eligible for part-time or full time employment opportunities with the organization

This is an unpaid part-time internship position. Work schedule and other conditions of employment are in accordance with the policies of the DC Cancer Consortium.
DC Cancer Consortium is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the Human Resource Department at DC Cancer Consortium.

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