Job Opportunities at the
Community Foundation

The North Texas Community Foundation helps build the capacity of others to do good work.  By bringing together diverse stakeholders and supporting innovative approaches to problem solving, we aim to make our region a better place for us all.  Whether we’re helping our donors grow and invest their philanthropic portfolios, sharing information, convening nonprofit practitioners, connecting key players or making strategic grants, all activities are undertaken with the aim of producing greater resources, greater efficiency, and greater effectiveness for the community we serve.  With more than 200 different charitable funds of $227 million in assets under management, we provide a trusted, local vehicle that enables people to give more effectively and to think strategically and creatively about the future of our community.

Overview of the Position

The Program Intern is responsible for assisting the Executive Vice President and the Program Associate with general office duties and follow up on special projects that serve the communities of North Texas.  The Intern is aware of ongoing projects and keeps track of appointments, tasks and materials for meetings and events. The ultimate goal is to support the Foundation’s efforts to grow philanthropy throughout the North Texas region by engaging individuals and families in charitable community work through the Foundation.  Successful candidates will take pride in collecting and helping analyze the right data to better understand the community need, leadership and vision of our community. Their efforts will help achieve amazing impact in our community. As with all our efforts, you will have the opportunity to meet some remarkable community leaders, from both the for-profit and non-profit sectors.

Description of Duties

  • We are looking for an energetic, responsible, discreet, innovative, positive person to fill this position. An interest in research, public policy, or the nonprofit sector would be beneficial.
  • Intern will assist the Program Associate in planning and executing events related to the Community Foundation’s grant cycles. Intern will maintain records for the grant cycles including grant proposals, reports, correspondence and media pieces.
  • This internship provides meaningful projects and opportunities to develop work related skills and assist the Community Foundation on various projects directly related to its mission. The hours are flexible, but would be up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 35 hours per week during the summer.
  • Intern will become familiar with key community leaders and interact with them by phone, email, and in person. She/he will also become familiar with the laws and regulations governing Community Foundations and charitable donations. Intern will also assist staff members with front desk/administrative duties such as answering the phone, assembling mailings and filing occasionally.

Requirements

Pursuing a 4 year degree or graduate degree in one of the following related areas: Business, Communications, Liberal Arts, Planning, and Public Administration.

Skills

Ability to analyze and summarize complex documents, interpersonal skills, proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, Adobe, or Web design software is a plus.
Working experience with nonprofits a plus.

This is a paid internship.
If interested, please submit resume and cover letter to Angela White (awhite@northtexascf.org)

The North Texas Community Foundation is a Fort Worth-based nonprofit that helps individuals in our region make an impact on the community through charitable giving. Individuals, families and businesses work with us to create permanent charitable funds that support effective community changes in North Texas. Donors tell us what their passion is, and we help them fulfill it by translating their values into an appropriate fund.

The Community Foundation is currently seeking a dynamic and motivated self-starter to assist in web maintenance and communications efforts. This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable experience and build a portfolio in social media, website management, marketing, public relations, advertising and branding.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Update and maintain new website using Word Press.
  • Publish relevant content on social media platforms and produce quarterly reports.
  • Monitor online tools that provide access to opportunities for media coverage.
  • Maintain weekly status report.
  • Assist with meeting preparations; developing spreadsheets and agendas.
  • Monitor and re-order collateral as needed.
  • Maintain media clippings online and in print publications.
  • Submit events to online calendars and news releases to partner sites.

Qualifications

  • Proven experience with web design, particularly Word Press.
  • Working toward or recently completed degree in a related field (Web Design, Emerging Media, Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, etc.).
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Proficiency in Adobe CC Suite is a plus.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate in a professional manner with press, community contacts and constituents.

This position will work under the Community Foundation’s Director of Communications, but will be expected to complete projects for other areas as needed.

Contract position: Hourly compensation – number of hours to be determined as job progresses, not to exceed 20/week.

Please send a cover letter and resume to the Communications Department at pr@northtexascf.org. For more information about the North Texas Community Foundation, visit our website at www.NorthTexasCF.org.