Title: Development Intern
Reports to: Director of Development
Hours: 15-20 hours per week (flexible)
Wage: $7.25 / hour
Time Period: Fall and/or Spring Terms Available; Opportunity for Possible Advancement to Staff Position TBD
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are important values of The Trail Foundation, and we encourage diverse individuals to apply.
The mission of The Trail Foundation is to protect, enhance and connect the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all.
The Trail Foundation is seeking a detail-oriented individual to assist the Director of Development with database management, donor acknowledgements, grants, giving campaigns, and fundraising events. This is an excellent opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to develop skills in nonprofit development work and ultimately learn about Austin’s green spaces.
Enter data and help maintain donor database (Neon)
Assist with managing donor acknowledgement process
Draft new donor acknowledgements and campaign messaging
Prepare invoices for outstanding pledges
Conduct research on potential donors, corporations, and foundations
Assist with grant writing and tracking as appropriate
Assist in development and implementation of fundraising campaigns
Manage all in-kind donations to be used for fundraising events (Twilight on the Trail, Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run, etc.)
Assist staff and volunteers during fundraising events such as Twilight on the Trail and Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run
Assist with mailings, filing, and special projects as needed
Other duties as assigned
An ideal candidate will...
Be responsible, flexible, hard-working, ethical, and committed to the mission of TTF
Have strong verbal and written communication skills
Be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) and GSuite (Google Docs, Sheets, etc.); experience with Adobe Creative Suite and a database are a plus but not required
Have the ability to work independently and take initiative on projects
Prior interning experience is not a requirement, but we do require you to have a strong work ethic and willingness to learn. A candidate should have an interest in The Trail Foundation mission.
Applications should be sent to: email@example.com
Include a cover letter, resume, and 3 references
Please do not contact staff directly, no phone calls