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The Graduate Institutional Giving Intern (the Intern) position provides the incumbent with entry-level corporate, foundation, and government relations experience. Under the direction of full-time staff, the Intern will support departmental functions by drafting reports, proposals, letters of inquiry, acknowledgement letters, talking points, and will perform prospect research, using the Raiser's Edge database accordingly.
Duties and Responsibilities:
With guidance from the Director, write first drafts of reports for institutional donors by established deadlines, detailing the University's use of their funding. Creation of these reports includes gathering relevant information from project directors, students, and MSMU administration and independently writing and/or editing both the narrative and budget sections, updating the database, and submitting reports.
With guidance from the Director, write first drafts of time-sensitive grant proposals, applications, letters of inquiry, and acknowledgement letters for submission to donors. Creation of these documents involves liaising with various internal campus constituents and offices, independently creating project budgets, obtaining necessary institutional approvals, updating the database, and submitting and tracking these solicitations and/or acknowledgements.
Incorporate feedback and edits from faculty, senior administration, project directors and department staff into reports, proposals, acknowledgement letters, etc.
Conduct prospect research utilizing various sources including computerized databases, internet, philanthropy resource materials and print media.
Handle logistics associated with donor site visits and other events.
Compose a variety of professional correspondence on behalf of the University President, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Provost, and other senior administrators. Edit letters, reports, and other correspondence. Effectively coordinate distribution and mailings. Create talking points and strategy briefings for senior administration.
Ensure the fundraising database, electronic, and hard-copy files are updated and maintained.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Firm grasp of business English (i.e. correct grammar, spelling and punctuation).
General knowledge of grant writing, institutional fundraising, and stewardship is preferred.
Working knowledge of MS Office software programs (and proficient knowledge of Word, Outlook and Excel).
Broad knowledge of the structure, academic programs, and learning support systems within higher education is preferred.
Knowledge of Raiser's Edge or similar fundraising databases or ability to quickly learn Raiser's Edge upon hiring.
Abilities and Skills:
Effectively organize, prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet established deadlines.
Professional demeanor and interpersonal skills sufficient to build rapport and effectively interact with a diverse University community, institutional donors, and the public.
Work independently and creatively.
Effectively manage and safeguard confidential and complex information.
Strong organization and prioritization abilities.
Strong oral/written communication and basic math skills.
Bachelor's degree required
Current enrollment in a graduate degree program at an accredited institution
This is an entry level internship position designed to provide the incumbent with an opportunity to learn about institutional advancement.
No prior development work experience is required.
Work Location: Doheny Campus (Downtown Los Angeles)
Start Date: Immediately
End Date: May 2019
Applications Deadline: Open until filled
The University is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse student population and workforce as a reflection of our commitment to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of learning. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply to be a student or to work for the University.
Mount Saint Mary's University is an independent, Catholic, liberal arts university which provides a values-based undergraduate education for women, as well as innovative programs for professional men and women on two historic campuses in Los Angeles. The Mount is the only Catholic university primarily for women in the Western United States. It is also nationally recognized for its academic programs, its culturally diverse student body, and its focus on preparing the next generation of citizen leaders.