Public Administration Externship, North Penn United Way

Posted by North Penn United Way on May 18, 2015

Public Administration Externship

North Penn United Way (NPUW) is a nonprofit organization that works in partnership with local community leaders, education, businesses, government agencies, other nonprofits, and individuals to build a stronger, healthier community. By focusing on the investment plans of Students Succeeding in School, Older Adults remaining as Independent and Community-Connected as Possible, and Providing a Strong Safety Net for People in Crisis, we create long-lasting and positive changes in the lives of children, families, and individuals.

Extern, Part-Time (20 hours per week) or Full-Time (40 hours per week)

Director of Community Engagement and Volunteerism

If academic credit for externship is of interest or desired, it will be the extern’s responsibility to make arrangements with his/her school. The North Penn United Way will provide the necessary job description and performance review upon request.

This position meets a critical need for North Penn United Way and provides hands on experience to individuals interested in entering into the non‐profit or social service profession. While serving as an extern, this individual will participate in clerical functions supporting customer relationship management (CRM), e.g. donors, corporate and non-profit partners and stake holder groups, critical to improving lives in the North Penn and Indian Valley regions. Additionally, this individual will assist in the planning and execution of community impact activities that help to achieve strategic goals for the organization. Under the direction of the Director of Community Engagement and Volunteerism, the extern will be engaged in direct program activities that build healthy communities, create financial stability, promote education and respond to emergency needs for people of all ages throughout North Penn and Indian Valley.

Tasks including but not limited to:
• Database Management: fundraising databases, data management tools and customer relationship management (CRM) practices.
• Data Analysis: including statistical analysis, prospect research, implementation of donor recognition strategies, tracking and reporting.
• Office Liaison: interaction with guests, partners and clients; welcoming visitors, fielding inbound calls, etc.
• Community Relations: Represent NPUW at functions throughout the community.
• Support Community Impact Investment Plan: aide in the organization and analysis of upcoming work
• Currently enrolled in college, and/or an academic/career interest in non-profit management, communications, market research, public policy, public administration, or the like.
• Tremendous attention to detail.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently, manage time effectively, organize multiple tasks, and meet deadlines.
• Possess the talent needed to build and maintain relationships with individuals, community groups, agencies, organizations, businesses and institutions.
• Must demonstrate basic computer skills; proficiency with a Windows operating system
(Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher).

Must be physically able to lift/move up to 20 pounds. Must be able to stand, walk, or sit for extended periods of time. The candidate also assists with the gathering of supplies for community events or presentations as well as creating displays and hanging signage.

• Non-profit data analysis and advocacy implementation experience.
• The opportunity to interact with other professionals in the business, government, academic and nonprofit sectors.
• A great professional recommendation for your valuable work.

Blair Dawson, Director of Community Engagement and Volunteerism
email: phone: (215)855-3002

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