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EVENTS AND OUTREACH INTERN
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
Terms of Position: Available Immediately
Position Description: The Mountains to Sound Greenway is the spectacular landscape that connects Seattle and Central Washington, surrounding Interstate 90. The Events and Outreach Intern is a multi-faceted position within the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
This position will be responsible for supporting Greenway Trust outreach activities and events, as well as providing administrative support to the Trust in Communications and Development. A major component of this position includes supporting Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer.
Greenway Summer is a summer-long celebration filled with community festivals and events located throughout the Greenway. This person will work with Greenway Trust staff, public agencies, corporations, and groups to recruit, manage and grow an essential core group of volunteers to
support the festival and its mission. This position will also help with event planning, coordination of booths and volunteers at select Greenway Summer community events, and volunteer trainings.
This position will also help with a variety of special projects in the Communications and Development areas of the Greenway Trust.
This position is ideal for an outgoing, energetic, organized, accurate individual with experience working with the public and a passion for the outdoors, event coordination and public outreach.
Responsibilities for Mountains to Sound Greenway Summer:
? Recruitment: Work with Greenway Trust staff to recruit, train and retain volunteers
? Communications: Develop relationships with and educate volunteers about the Greenway,
available volunteer opportunities during Greenway Summer, and other relevant information
? Coordination: Manage festival volunteer registrations, track volunteer tasks and hours, and
distribute detailed shift information prior to the event
? Distribute information materials and t-shirts to all volunteers
? Recognition: Write thank-you letters and send out personalized notes and other recognition
? Other event coordination tasks as requested
Communications and Development Responsibilities:
? Proof read, help edit, and produce communications and fundraising materials, both in print
and online, as needed
? Support fundraising of the organization, including research and tracking
? Assist in the coordination of Communications and Development activities and outreach
? Act as front office greeter
? Data Entry: help with day-to-day data entry
? File materials as needed
? Other duties as assigned
Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust
911 Western Avenue, Suite 203, Seattle, WA, 98104
Phone: 206.382.5565 ext 32
Web: www.mtsgreenway.org http://www.mtsgreenway.orgemail/
Email: email@example.com mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrating 20 years of linking forests, trails, wildlife, history and
communities in Washington State
To be approved for posting, an internship position must meet the following requirements:
• The internship must expose the student to a communication-related industry or career path.
The Intern will work in outreach, communications, development and events in an environmental nonprofit organization.
• The intern’s responsibilities must link to substantive communication industry practices: e.g., writing for media, assisting with marketing campaigns, planning for events. Interns may not be used for personal errands; political fundraising calls; passing out flyers, coupons, or movie passes; retail sales; or tasks that require little skill or have no relation to communication industry practices.
The Intern will assist in marketing and communications activities including but not limited to: writing for media and the web, event planning, outreach activities and working with community supporters.
• The student will work with a mentor or supervisor who can teach him or her some skills needed to succeed in a communication-related industry or career path.
The Intern will work with the Communications Manager, Director of Development and Greenway Summer Festival Coordinator.
The Intern will report to:
Greenway Summer Festival Coordinator
• The student will have an opportunity to apply his or her knowledge of communication processes and theories to practice.
The Intern will be encouraged to contribute ideas and processes to assist in Communications and Development activities.
• The student will be in professional settings (e.g., working in office, attending events, or participating in business meetings) where they experience the “soft skills” related to professional behavior.
The Intern will work in an office as well as “out in the field”. They will be required to attend meetings as representatives of the Mountains to Sound Greenway Trust.
• At the end of the internship, the student will have some work products to show or specific achievements to describe for his or her work that could go on a resume or in a portfolio.
The Intern will have an extensive portfolio of events planned, including a major community festival, to show for their time with the Mountains to Sound Greenway. They will potentially have print pieces and other media pieces in their portfolio as well.
The Intern will receive a bus pass for transportation purposes during their internship.
Contact: Erin MacCoy
-- Posted 10/4/2011 9:46:20 AM by monet