Scholarship Outreach with Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley

This opportunity is available during the Fall 2022 semester. Parts of this opportunity can be conducted virtually. This position is only available for CEL credit.

The Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley works to strengthen our community by helping individuals, businesses and organizations establish and administer funds that support vital causes and charities. Partnering with our generous donors, we address current and emerging community needs through effective grantmaking and scholarships to improve the quality of life for all. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to help nonprofits operate more effectively.

Location: 25 Van Wagner Rd, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

The Community Foundations Program department is excited to partner with local students to help with a variety of projects and tasks to support our mission.

Responsibilities:

Community Outreach:

  • We are looking for creative ideas to better connect with schools, students and families and to promote the impact of these awards to the community.

Grantmaking

On the grantmaking side of our work, we also seek support to reach out to local nonprofits and community based programs, conduct site visits, and highlight the needs and assets of the community to our donor base.

Administrative Tasks

  • While we have some specific administrative tasks to tend to, we are interested in working with students to craft a meaningful experience connecting them to our local schools and nonprofits.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Creative
  • Social media background
  • Basic photography/video experience/interest

Hours:  Flexible. Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley’s typical hours are 9-5 M-F, but opportunities to do site visits or work in evenings/weekends can be accommodated; Students can register for either 0.5 unit or 1.0 unit of credit ( min. 40 hrs with org over the semester for + 30 hrs of academic work OR min. 80 hr over the semester with org + 60 hours of academic work)

Other Requirements: Currently all CFHV staff are up to date with our Covid vaccinations. We request proof of vaccination and/or medical exemption so we can ensure the safety of all.

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

 

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