NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, a statewide, non-profit pro-choice organization and affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, seeks a Development and Communications Assistant for January-June 2014.
Work with a dynamic, young, talented staff and immerse yourself in the day-to-day activities of a professional non-profit development and communications program. Support the Development Manager in planning for our annual fundraising event, Champions for Choice, coordinating our direct mail program, managing our donor database, maintaining and expanding the online advocacy program through social media, email, and the organization’s website and assisting staff with other tasks as needed. This position is perfect for a student interested in non-profit fundraising, special event planning, and communications.
We seek candidates who possess:
·A commitment to reproductive rights and the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts;
·Strong verbal and written communication skills;
·Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite, including a demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Excel;
·An ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
·Organization, flexibility and reliability;
·A strong attention to detail and organization;
·And a willingness to learn.
The Development & Event Planning Assistant will report to the Development Manager.
Support Development Manager with direct mail campaigns’, including assisting in the creation of materials, preparing mail merges and constituent follow-up;
Provide accurate, consistent and thorough maintenance of donor and contact database to ensure that all forms of donor and gift activity are recorded, coded and tracked accurately within database;
Works with development team to ensure timely data entry, processing and acknowledgement of foundation, corporate, and individual gifts.
Works alongside the Development Manager to develop strategies that will increase membership;
Provide administrative support to the Executive Director and Development Manager as they manage the Major Donor portfolio; and
Manage lists and data related to our membership program, and perform analysis on donor levels to help identify prospects.
Assist with planning, implementing and wrapping up events, including the annual fundraising event Chocolate Madness and smaller events;
Facilitate communication with donors and potential sponsors; and
Coordinate event logistics and manage communication with vendors as needed;
Manage administrative responsibilities of the Chocolate Madness Planning Committee and ensure timely and accurate follow up.
Research potential foundations, track foundation deadlines, maintain hard-copy filing system of all foundation contracts, materials and responses;
Assist with writing and submitting Letters of Intent and full grant proposals;
Work with the Development manager to create and execute a foundation plan for FY2014;
Research potential funders and summarize grant opportunities; and
Format all grant applications for submission.
Assist with communications related to fundraising and events as necessary including drafting language for fundraising emails and social media marketing for major events;
Update and maintain fundraising editorial calendar to promote and grow email fundraising capacity.
Supports Development Manager with scheduling, filing, supply management and correspondence as needed; and
Perform other administrative duties and tasks as assigned.
Time Commitment and Compensation
25-32 hours per week preferred. This internship offers a paid stipend of $3000 for six months.
To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, one page writing sample and three references to:
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NARAL PCM), a statewide, nonprofit pro-choice organization and affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, seeks a part-time Campus Campaign Organizer to lead our outreach and education on their respective college campus. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices. This job is perfect for someone with campus, electoral, or issue-based organizing experience.
The Campus Campaign Organizer reports directly to the Health Equity Organizer, and is responsible for building relationships on their college campus and local community and increasing the pool of potential volunteers, members, and activists through a variety of outreach activities. S/he is also responsible for mobilizing current members to influence decision makers related to current NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts campaign priorities.
· Execute a grassroots campaign plan by building campus coalitions and partnerships
· Conduct one-to-one meetings with campus and organizational leaders and activists
· Hold and facilitate educational sessions to educate students and community members on how to access reproductive care
· Build our lists of activists on the ground through tabling, petitions, and online communications
· Oversee the day-to-day work of campus volunteers
· Support electoral work for endorsed candidates
· Produce written materials as needed, including, sample letters to the editor, op-eds, campaign updates to supporters, press releases, and action alert emails
· Regularly track and report on campaign progress
· Partner with the Health Equity Organizer around the development and execution of the campus organizing strategy
· Other duties as needed
· Must be a rising Sophomore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student
· A commitment to reproductive rights and the NARAL PCM’s mission
· Experience with community and/or political organizing
· Experience working with websites and social media and creative thinking around using new media
· An interest in student life and an understanding of the campus’ political climate
· Strong verbal, communication, and interpersonal skills
· An ability to work well independently and as part of a team
· Willingness to work some nights and occasional weekends; statewide travel sometimes necessary
· Maturity, flexibility, humor, and discretion
· Spanish or Portuguese fluency a plus
· Access to a car preferred
TIME COMMITMENT & COMPENSATION
8-12 hours per week
Projects may require evening and weekend availability
$200 monthly stipend
Send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to email@example.com by September 13, 2013. Candidates will be considered on a rolling basis.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, socioeconomic status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, or political affiliation.
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts, a statewide, non-profit pro-choice organization and affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, seeks a Communications and Graphic Design Intern for Spring 2014.Learn about the day-to-day activities of a professional advocacy non-profit communications program. Perfect for someone interested in political advocacy.
We are looking for candidates who possess the following:
A commitment to reproductive rights and the mission of NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts
Strong written communication skills
Working knowledge of dominant social media platforms with competency using them to engage media, thought leaders, and extend the grassroots reach of campaigns.
Proficient experience working with design programs, such as InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Publisher and Paint, as well as website design and maintenance for organizations.
Must have their own access to design software
A creative thinker who likes to come up with new and different ideas
Involvement in politics, campaigns, online fundraising or prior communications experience, is a plus.
An ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
A willingness to learn and flexibility.
· Work with communications staff to develop organizational publications including development materials and campaign-related publications
· Participate in creative and thoughtful in-house design projects
· Create graphics for web and social media
Direct rapid response communications through Facebook and Twitter by updating content and increasing the size of our following;
Analyze results and produce reports on social media engagement; and
Maintain and update social media toolkit to include major followers and successful examples of posts.
Follow up on the campaign email and address all concerns on this account;
Review, edit, and update content throughout our website (www.prochoicemass.org) and online campaign communications platforms; and
Develop strategies to promote website to attract more visitors
Approximately 10 to 40 hours per week (flexible). This is an unpaid internship.
To apply, send resume, cover letter and one page writing sample to:
NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts (NARAL PCM), a statewide, non-profit pro-choice organization and affiliate of NARAL Pro-Choice America, seeks a Political and Organizing Intern for the Fall 2013 semester. Our mission is to develop and sustain a grassroots constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every woman the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices. The internship supports the political department by monitoring and working on legislation, political research, electoral preparations for the 2013 special elections, and assisting with other tasks as needed.
We are looking for candidates who possess the following:
Strong verbal and communication skills
Strong research skills and resourcefulness in finding sources of information
An ability to work well independently and as part of a team
Flexibility and reliability
Experience with community or political organizing a plus
Conduct research and track relevant legislation and issues concerning a woman’s right to choose, mostly in the Massachusetts legislature and with a small portion focused on federal lawmaking
Assist Political Director in distributing fact sheets and testimony on relevant legislation
Work with organizing team to contact NARAL members regarding political activities, endorsements, legislative accomplishments, and upcoming events and volunteer opportunities
Assist in organizing and staffing pro-choice social and academic events in order to educate and recruit new members and volunteers
Attend and table at events and festivals to increase awareness of NARAL PCM
2013 Special Election Preparations
Track developments in districts related to candidates in 2013 special elections and provide weekly updates
Assist Political Director in coordinating endorsement process with candidates and campaigns
May participate in phone banking, canvassing members of NARAL PCM and voters to discuss the upcoming election
May spend part of their time in the NARAL PCM office, and part of their time in districts of NARAL PCM endorsed candidates
This is an unpaid internship. A minimum of 15 hours per week is required.
If interested, please send cover letter and resume to: