Marketing/Social Media/Philanthropy Internship with Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. This opportunity can be conducted virtually and is only available for CEL credit.

The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation (PPSF) is helping the
Poughkeepsie City School District (PCSD) build a base of alumnae/i supporters – people who can be mentors, career presenters, commencement speakers, etc. and play other inspirational roles to current students. The District sent out a survey, including a place for alum respondents to give permission for their information to be shared with the Foundation, and Spring and Summer 2021 interns identified additional alums through social media. Between the survey and research, the Foundation and District have a good start for developing an alumnae/i group. www.ppsfonline.org

The Poughkeepsie Public Schools Foundation received an anonymous $10,000 pledge that has to be matched with alumnae/i gifts by December 31, 2021 in order for the pledge to be fulfilled. The half-way mark has been passed, and now the Foundation will launch a major campaign to meet the final goal.

Position Description: 

  • Focus primarily on alumnae/i marketing, tracking, and fundraising through radio ads, social media outreach and postings, outreach throughout the regional community, and other ways of identifying and soliciting alums for donations.
  • Attend PPSF Communications Committee and Fundraising Committee meetings as well as the full bi-monthly board meetings to understand their work in the larger context, and to learn more about nonprofit operations.
  • Contributing to the creation, development and design of marketing materials and social media postings.
  • Researching/producing various marketing and promotional materials in collaboration the executive director and communications committee.

Desired Skills: 

  • Artistic/creative, Microsoft Office Suite skills, strong FaceBook and website updating abilities, and capable of communicating effectively both orally and in
    writing.
  • Spanish language skills and database experience are a plus. Interns must be
    able to treat all information and data shared within the scope of their positions with an appropriate level of confidentiality and security.

Hours:

  • M- F business hours, with some evening meetings 6pm-7pm or 7pm-8pm EST.
  • 40 hours of experiential work for the semester.
  • Must be available at least 30 minutes weekly by phone/Zoom for meetings/check-ins. PPSF considers this to be a learning experience for both parties.

Interns must be willing to sign a nondisclosure form, as they will have access to people’s contact information.

To Apply:  Please email a statement of interest and your resume to OCELapplication@Vassar.edu

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