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Development Intern - Summer


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Job Summary:
The Central Park Conservancy raises 75% of Central Park’s nearly $80 million annual operating budget. The Development Intern works with the Director of Individual Giving, Director of Corporate Development, Director of Membership, and Director of Institutional and Planned Giving to assist with various fundraising projects (both unrestricted and capital). These projects often include researching and cultivating supporters, learning to use and manage the organization’s donor database, tracking and evaluating fundraising efforts, and assisting to organize and help at stewardship events.

Job Description:

Development Intern

The Central Park Conservancy raises 75% of Central Park’s nearly $80 million annual operating budget. The Development Intern works with the Director of Individual Giving, Director of Corporate Development, Director of Membership, and Director of Institutional and Planned Giving to assist with various fundraising projects (both unrestricted and capital). These projects often include researching and cultivating supporters, learning to use and manage the organization’s donor database, tracking and evaluating fundraising efforts, and assisting to organize and help at stewardship events.

Duties include:

·         Entering major giving proposals in Raiser’s Edge for fall solicitations.

·         Assisting with planning and follow up for major donor and perimeter stewardship events.

·         Assisting with gift pyramids (researching, data entry) for various capital campaign projects.

·         Working with Graphics department to work on fall issue of the Vine, the Conservancy’s major donor newsletter, as well as updating the major giving membership brochures.

·         Assisting with assembling premium/gift packages for new members.

·         Collecting demographic information on current donors.

·         Conducting donor/prospect research using LexisNexis, Relationship Science, Research Point, and other resources.

·         Assisting in updating Raiser’s Edge records to reflect most up to date corporate information including HQ addresses and more - Provide onsite Day in the Dirt support assisting in greeting, project support and any corporate special requests.

·         Helping to identify relevant corporate grants and begin drafts of the applications.

·         Assisting in the creation of a Gilder Run Paving Stone map.

·         Other development related tasks as needed.

Requirements:         

·         Desire to pursue a career in philanthropy, non-profits, or cultural management, with an interest in learning how to become an impactful development professional.

·         Excellent written and verbal communication skills

·         Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, time management skills and the ability to prioritize.

·         Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint 

·         Strong people skills.

·         Customer service experience a plus.

Schedule:

Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm

*Please note: for your application to be considered, you must provide you must provide the following documents 1.) Current resume 2.) Cover Letter and 3.) A written personal reference. Your reference letter can be from a teacher, counselor, coach or supervisor.

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CPC is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.


Safety Requirements
Establishment and maintenance of a safe work environment is the shared responsibility of this organization and employees at every level. The Conservancy will make every effort to assure a safe environment and be in compliance with federal, state, and local safety regulations.  Employees are expected to obey safety rules and to exercise caution in all their work activities.  Accordingly, employees should be aware of any hazards, which could cause an injury or accident (e.g., spills, obstacles in walkways).  If an employee discovers a potential dangerous condition, he/she should alert other employees and notify his/her supervisor immediately.


Disclaimer
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.  All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed