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Mayor's Office Intern (Community Initiatives) 

Open Date 7/10/2020  
Close Date 8/16/2020  
Full-Time/Part-Time Seasonal  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Bargaining / Non-Bargaining Non-bargaining  
Division Mayor's Office  
Location Mayor's Office  
Reports To Project Manager  
Schedule Flexible schedule Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Possible evening and weekend hours. Schedule may vary based on departmental needs.  
Pay Rate $10.10/hr.; or college credit available.  
Description

** For consideration, please submit 2 graphic design samples from your portfolio along with a resume and a writing sample. **

SUMMARY
The Office of the Mayor is seeking interns to assist the with communications, social media and special projects for the Community Initiatives Director and GVI (Group Violence Intervention) Program Manager.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Not applicable.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
This list represents the types of duties required by the position. Other duties may be assigned as reasonably expected.
• Create and design website and social media for special projects overseen by GVI Program Manager.
• Create and design graphics for the GVI Program Manager in the Office of the Mayor.
• Respond to specific public correspondence regarding Special Projects overseen by GVI Program Manager via telephone, email and traditional correspondence in timely, efficient manner and redirecting to other city departments or outside agencies when necessary. Create and maintain records relating to the assistance provided.
• Create informational briefings for Community Initiatives Director and GVI Program Manager for internal meetings.
• Assist with organizing and coordinating city outreach efforts and other public events.
• Conduct in-depth policy research on areas as assigned.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Perform other duties and assume other responsibilities as requested.

QUALIFICATIONS
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

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
• Current undergraduate or graduate student in good standing working toward a degree in Marketing, Graphic Design, Business Administration, or similar program. Recent graduates will also be considered.
• Experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Experience with Canva, or other graphic design tools.
• Proficient in website creation and management.
• Proficient in social media management and design.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES PREFERRED
• Ability to work with a degree of autonomy.
• Willing to engage in intentionally intercultural, diverse, and socially challenging work environments.
• Must be flexible, courteous, and interested in public service as well as a wide variety of public functions.
• Excellent communication, writing, and analytical skills.
• Quick learner.
• Ability to work well with others.
• Foreign language skills (especially Spanish) a plus.
• Graphic design and digital media experience.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
• None.

EQUIPMENT
Computer, telephone, calculator, copy machine.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here 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 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required in this job include vision and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Work is performed in an office setting with moderate inside temperatures. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate in the office. Entire office is smoke free. This role may include frequent out-of-office meetings with public collaborators, contracted employees, and community stake holders. Reliable transportation for such travel is required.

** For consideration, please submit 2 graphic design samples from your portfolio along with a resume and a writing sample. **

 
Required Pre-employment drug screen  
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 aderose@southbendin.gov and Office of Human Resources at humanresources@southbendin.gov 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).  

This position is currently not accepting applications.

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