Knowledge and Skills Required:
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Understanding of Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, Youtube, and Mail Chimp
Solid understanding of the internet and social media marketing best practices
Fearless attitude towards technology and a willingness to learn
ATTIRE/DRESS CODE: Casual- GDTx branded when at events
Each intern will be expected to work 15–20 hours per week (this is flexible), sometime between the hours of 9am–4pm, Monday through Friday in our San Antonio Office located at 1503 Allena Drive 78213.
We are seeking motivated and responsible college students or young professionals looking to gain experience working with a nonprofit. 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 Guide Dogs of Texas and have basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. A potential intern should be comfortable working independently but also working with a team and a supervisor.
This is an unpaid internship. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out “work-study” grants with your college, if that is an option.
If you are interested in the internship, please send an updated resume with a cover letter. In the cover letter you should identify which of the responsibilities and areas listed in the internship description above you are interested in.
Also in the cover letter, please provide information on what semester you are looking to intern, and the estimated days and times you will be available to work.
San Antonio, TX
Austin, TX (Jan, Feb, Mar contract labor)
This position is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the volunteer programs associated with the association’s board of directors, committees and departments.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Organizes, coordinates and manages the recruitment of volunteers for the board, various committees, departments and association programs.
- Works with social, civic and local organizations to develop partnerships, where appropriate, to develop and/or utilize volunteers.
- Develops and implements training programs for all volunteers.
- Maintains updated records on all volunteers.
- Sets up and attends volunteer meetings. Reports to staff on volunteer activities as needed.
- Recommends and develops ongoing volunteer utilization.
- Develops and implements a volunteer recognition program.
- Manage promoting and organizing monthly tour.
- Manage Coin Dog locations already in place with tracking and pick up monthly.
- Develop content for monthly Volunteer one sheet newsletter sent out using Mail Chimp account.
- Communication Proficiency.
- Collaboration Skills.
- Organizational Skills.
- Presentation Skills.
- Teamwork Orientation.
- Technical Capacity.
- Time Management.
This position has no direct staff supervisory responsibilities, but does supervise the entire volunteer force.
This job operates in a professional office environment, off site venues and outside event areas in various weather conditions. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
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.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must frequently lift and/or move objects up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move objects up to 25 pounds.
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Evening and weekend work frequently may be required as job duties demand.
Travel is primarily local San Antonio during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight travel may be expected. in 2015 more Austin, Tx promotions will take place.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in social sciences, communication or related field- Or successful work experience in this or a related field.
Preferred Education and Experience Prior experience as volunteer coordinator for public or nonprofit employer. Prior experience creating and implementing volunteer programs and training.
You can email or mail your resume and cover letter, but email is preferred.
When using email, attach your resume and cover letter as a Microsoft Word (.doc) or Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) format.
Guide Dogs of Texas
1303 Allena Dr
San Antonio, TX 78213