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Friday, May 21, 2010

Internship Positions Available At Stryckers'

Non-Profit Development Director and Associate


Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council is a community center that provides New York City’s working poor and fixed income families and their children with capacity-building programs that foster economic stability and personal growth.

We have three main programs that serve over 1200 families and their children annually.

a LACASA (The Learning Action Center for Academic Success and Achievement) is a youth serving program providing after school programming, literacy, counseling, and social activities for 200 youth between the ages of 5-21 annually.

a Tenant Advocacy & Housing Counseling Program provides crisis intervention services and prevents 300 evictions annually.

a Our Information, Referral, and Advocacy Program counsels and provides direct services to 700 households regarding eligibility requirements for income assistance, health insurance, food stamps, and subsidized housing.

Founded in 1959, we currently have eight board members representing the diverse residents of the West Side community. Our budget is presently just over $450,000, 50% of which we earmark for our youth programming. Overall, we serve more than 1200 NYC families per year.

Over the next three years, SBNC need to increase our annual revenue by $100,000, specifically by expanding our individual donor base and accessing new government and foundation funding. We are also working to strengthen board membership by recruiting corporate professionals, who will complement our current community resident members. We will also seek secure and renovate program space for our youth program LACASA.

To achieve our goals over the next three years, we must recruit and cultivate a full-time development director and associate staff person; development staff is essential to cultivating individual donor relationships, public relations outreach, and grant writing efforts.

Our internship position is designed to offer qualified candidates an opportunity to gain hands on experience in the area of non-profit program development while hopefully growing into the full-time on staff development director and associate the organization needs.

An ideal candidate for our development director and associate intern positions should meet the following criteria and have the following skills and abilities:

Currently a college student seeking hands on experience in the non-profit development and fundraising field.

Available to work 15-30 hours per week and/or available 20-30 per week during 7 weeks in the summer. One and two semester options are available.

Excellent research skills

Excellent writing skills

Can work independently

Enjoys a diverse work environment

Ability to juggle more than one project at a time

Interested candidates should submit resumes and references to:
Kelley Williams, Executive Director Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council kwilliams@stryckersbay.org

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