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Fundraising & Event Planning Intern (Summer 2014)


Type: College Credit or Volunteer
Reports to: Events & Corporate Sponsorships Manager
Purpose: The Fundraising intern will work in cooperation with the Events and Corporate Sponsorships Manager to meet the event fundraising goals of the Colorado Mountain Club. The focus will be on assisting with event planning for the CMC’s fundraising events, including the Backcountry Film Festival, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Speaker Series, Backyard Benefit, ect. Internship with also include administrative duties related to events and donor management, including data entry in Raiser’s Edge.


Critical Duties and Responsibilities:
• Help plan and prepare for the Backcountry Film Festival Spring Tour, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Speakers, ect.
• Provide marketing support for events, including calendar postings, posting flyers, sending emails to media contacts
• Provide administrative support for development activities associated with foundation, individual, and corporate fundraising
• Ensure proper and timely entry of contributions and in-kind gifts into the Raiser’s Edge system
• Create and distribute timely, accurate, and thoughtful gift-acknowledgement letters


Additional Duties May Include:
• Assist in the marketing efforts for special events
• Communicate with donors, corporations and foundations via email, postal mail and phone calls
• Assist in designing and implementing email campaigns and social media posts
• Solicit and track donations and sponsorship agreements with outdoor industry partners
• Material preparation and assembly related to events and fundraising
• Complete special projects as assigned


Education/Work Experience:
• Minimum of college level Junior classification; at least 1 year of previous work experience


Recommended Skills:
• Experience with PC Microsoft Windows and the software programs associated with Windows, particularly but not limited to Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Database-entry skills, is a plus (not required)


Hours & Compensation:
• The development intern works between 8-36 hours per week depending on desired hours; hours and schedule is very flexible. Starting and ending dates are also flexible.
• Preferred start date April 15, 2014 and end date is negotiable (4 month commitment preferred)
• Occasional evening or weekend work may be requested for special events, including film festivals and fundraisers.
• This is an unpaid internship, offering the right candidate program credit and invaluable experience in fundraising, event planning and management, and donor communication using Raiser’s Edge.
• Benefits include access to some pro-deals on outdoor industry gear


How to Apply:
Send a cover letter and resume to Kristin Vanderver at The position is open until filled.

CMC provides equal employment opportunities to all people regardless of race, age, sex, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or any other basis protected by law.