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Development Intern - Venues Parks & Arts - Spring 2020 

Open Date 9/25/2019  
Close Date Until filled  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time and/or Part-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Volunteer  
Division Venues Parks and Arts  
Location VPA Administration  
Reports To Volunteer Coordinator; Chief Development Officer  
Schedule January 13-May 8, 2020; flexible schedule depending on availability. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm.  
Pay Rate Unpaid; college credit available.  

Supports the Venues Parks & Arts development team in fundraising efforts for the benefit of city parks, community centers and other public spaces or events.
Works and observes processes in different facilities and group meetings as applicable.
Maintains professional contact with internal staff, external partners and the public.

This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Works closely with Venues Parks & Arts Chief Development Officer, the Director of Development and the Development Coordinator to complete grant searches, information-gathering and donor database management activities.
• Assists the Partnerships, Community and Standards Coordinator with special fundraising projects as needed.
• Seeks out opportunities for the VPA to partner with local businesses and organizations in the South Bend community.
• Attends community and VPA Foundation meetings, as well as special events.
• Researches trends in parks/recreation, sustainability, social equity, fundraising and/or public affairs.
• Attends divisional and departmental staff meetings, as requested.
• Networks with professionals in multiple fields within the City of South Bend and the local business community.

To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty in a satisfactory manner. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Position Requirements

• College undergraduate, graduate student or recent university graduate with academic focus/experience related to public affairs, nonprofit management, business or a related discipline.

• Has knowledge of, or can readily learn, various software applications.
• Knowledge of, or willingness to learn: client relationship management (CRM) systems, fundraising/advancement processes and best practices of the nonprofit sector.
• Ability to communicate effectively and work with patrons of all ages.
• Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

• Valid Driver’s License required.
• Dependable transportation required.

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and walk, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; use hands to fingers; handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work is performed in office settings, with moderate inside temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate. Entire office is smoke-free.

About the Organization South Bend is the economic, educational, media, and cultural hub of a multi-county region spanning the Michigan-Indiana border. It's the fourth-largest city in Indiana with over 100,000 residents. South Bend's flourishing collegiate community and burgeoning tech industry have built upon the foundation of the city's industrial past to create a vibrant present and a promising future. The city's 14 institutions of higher learning, including the internationally renowned University of Notre Dame, infuse South Bend with creative energy in the arts, business, and technology. Combined with recent economic growth, strong neighborhoods, an affordable cost of living, exciting recreational opportunities, and thriving arts venues make South Bend a fabulous place to live, work, and, play.

***AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni who meet the required qualifications are encouraged to apply.***  
EOE Statement EOE/ADA Statement

The City of South Bend provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application/hiring process should contact the Legal Department's ADA Compliance Officer at and Office of Human Resources at to request a reasonable accommodation. Determinations as to granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a case-by-case basis.

The City of South Bend seeks to attract, develop, and retain the highest quality public safety officers, staff and administration. The City of South Bend is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to building a culturally diverse workplace. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented candidates and others that will enhance our community in compliance with EO No. 1-2016 Section 1. Moreover, the City of South Bend prohibits discrimination against veterans or disabled qualified individuals, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors to employ and advance veterans and qualified individuals with disabilities in compliance with 41 CFR 60-741.5(a) and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  

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