[Englmajors] Community Engagement Internship with Big Brothers Big
Sisters of Puget Sound (fwd)
swayze at u.washington.edu
Wed Aug 20 07:30:58 PDT 2008
INTERNSHIP TITLE: Community Recruitment Intern
DEPARTMENT: Advocacy and Community Engagement
REPORTS TO: Director of Advocacy and Community Engagement
STATUS: Part Time Volunteer Intern (10-12 hours per week for 1-2
OUR MISSION: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound partners with actively
community members to match caring adults with children, both of whom benefit
our one-to-one mentoring programs.
Each employee in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound helps to extend the
of the agency in particular ways as outlined in the position description.
The Community Recruitment Intern is responsible for collaborating with the
and Community Engagement Team to recruit volunteers and children for our
mentoring program. The Community Recruitment Intern will be responsible for
assisting Community Recruitment Coordinators with their targeted recruitment
efforts. The Community Recruitment Intern will also assist with the goals of
Advocacy and Community Engagement Department, which include assisting with the
coordination of a State Legislative Advocacy Day in February.
· Staffing recruitment events such as organizational tabling, community
and delivering presentations to community groups
· Organizing materials for recruitment and outreach to the community
· With the Advocacy and Community Engagement Team, making new contacts
and strengthening existing contacts with community based organizations in
· As appropriate, assist with appointments and logistic details for the State
Legislative Advocacy Day
· Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advocacy and Community
· Experience in recruitment and public speaking preferred.
· Experience with serving diverse communities required
· Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint required.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills reflecting solid customer
service both in person and via the telephone and email.
· Able to work independently exercising good judgment, decision making and
problem solving skills required
· Able to succeed in a fast-paced environment required
· Able to work with confidential information required
· Access to a reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and automobile
· Some evening and weekend hours required
REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and
customers; gets first-hand customer information and uses it for improvements in
products and service; talks and acts with customers in mind; establishes and
effective relationship with customers and gains their trust and respect;
customers feel they have been listened to; establishes credibility quickly.
Relates well to all kinds of people; builds appropriate rapport; practices
listening; builds constructive and effective relationships; deals effectively
diversity; uses diplomacy and tact; capable of diffusing difficult situations
manages frustration appropriately; is easy to approach and talk to; spends the
effort to put others at ease.
Can marshal resources to get things done; orchestrate multiple activities at
accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges
follows established process.
Can be counted on to meet goals successfully; is constantly and consistently
the top performers; steadfastly pushes self and others for results; sets clear
and measures process and progress.
Promotes Vision and Mission
Effectively promotes the agency mission and vision, internally, as well as with
The environmental conditions described are representative of those that must be
by an employee to successfully perform the functions of the job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform
Routine office environment.
Frequent independent travel.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of
being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended
an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and required skills. Intern
may be subject to change to meet the needs of the organization.
Your internship with BBBSPS is “at will,” meaning that either you or BBBSPS may
your internship at any time and for any reason, with or without cause.
Please contact human.resources at bbbs.org to apply. No calls, please.
Mail: 1600 South Graham, Seattle, WA 98108
Fax: (206) 763-8748
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