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Fundraising and Special Events Intern (Operation Jump Start)

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Operation Jump Start (OJS) is looking for a self-motivated individual to assist the Development and Communications Manager with fundraising efforts and event planning. Your work and contribution as a fundraising and special events intern is important in helping OJS fulfill its mission, which is: to help low-resourced, high-potential first-generation students get in, stay in, and graduate from a four-year college by providing academic support, mentoring, and exposure to a broader world.

Location
Operation Jump Start (3515 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90907)

Responsibilities and Duties
● Writing solicitation letters seeking sponsorships
● Soliciting for in-kind donations for silent and live auctions
● Picking up donations
● Support donor acknowledgement process, including thank you letters and calls

● Assist logistically with social media campaigns, including content development and
activity tracking
● Assist Development team with planning special events

Time commitment
15 hours/week

Qualifications
● Previous fundraising, event planning, and social media campaign development experience is preferred but not required
● Must demonstrate experience working with confidential and sensitive information
● Passion for higher education and empowering underserved youth

Skills
● Strong customer service skills and interest in relationship building
● Able to record information with exceptional accuracy
● Quick to learn new databases, follow directions, and cohesively organize information
● Patience entering data and not afraid to ask questions
● Be skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat

How to apply/contact information
To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to yanira@operationjumpstart.org.

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