Jobs and Internships with Kidsave

Current Job Listings

Job Title:  Program and Communications Coordinator, Weekend Miracles
Position Type: Non-exempt
Reports to: Weekend Miracles Program Manager  
Work Location:  Los Angeles

Kidsave’s Los Angeles Weekend Miracles Program Coordinator will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of older foster youth and to help create change in the child welfare system. Kidsave is a small organization that depends heavily on volunteers and partnerships to build replicable programs for moving children into adoptive families and meaningful relationships with trusted adults.

The Program Coordinator will be directly involved in program coordination  and communication activities designed to increase the number of families involved in hosting, advocating for and adopting older children growing up in Los Angeles County foster care. The Coordinator will also oversee interns and volunteers. This position involves regular office hours as well as twice monthly evening orientations/program and advocacy trainings, and twice monthly recruitment and advocacy events.

Internships

Kidsave accepts interns on a rolling-basis. We hire interns who can work full-time or part-time in our Washington, DC and Los Angeles, California offices.

We seek students with a wide range of skills with a minimum of 1 year college with relevant coursework in:

  • marketing and communications
  • event planning
  • social entrepreneurship
  • social change
  • social marketing
  • social work
  • political science
  • public policy
  • nonprofit management
  • fundraising and grassroots development

We are currently seeking interns in the following areas:

Kidsave is seeking highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self-starters who are interested in pursuing a career in communications and marketing, particularly in the non-profit world. This intern will work directly with the Communications and Development team on advocacy and media projects.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Program Managers to prepare written program updates and write blogposts for Weekend Miracles, Summer Miracles, Kidsave Russia and Kidsave Colombia, per Kidsave CEO and VP of Program
  • Conduct interviews of Kidsave kids & families to produce success stories, using photos and/or short videos
  • Arrange for and prepare Kidsave kids from Kidsave Programs to speak at advocacy and fundraising events
  • Maintain social media pages and corresponding blogposts for Kidsave official pages and website
  • Assist Weekend Miracles and Summer Miracles Program Managers in planning, writing, and submitting content for e-blasts and e-newsletters.
  • Collect copy, images and other properties to submit to the Project Coordinator for kids’ advocacy flyers and other program event flyers
    Skills:
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills
  • Understanding of the basic principles of public relations and/or marketing
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with press and community contacts
  • Ability to work well independently, and within a team
  • Must have some writing experience outside of the classroom (creative blogging, school newspaper, etc)
  • Must have advance knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, and video editing software
  • Previous internship or related experience in marketing or communications is a plus
    Education/Work Experience:
  • 2 years college, relevant coursework.

To apply for communications intern, please submit a resume, cover letter and writing sample to laurend@kidsave.org.

This is a great opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising and event planning.
The intern position offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, organizational, logistics and administrative skills as well as some experience assisting with or guiding a fundraising event from start to finish.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Intern will help to plan major fundraisers from start to finish (300+ person gala and other small advocacy events)
  • Help coordinate all event logistics
  • Recruit and organize volunteers and committee members
  • Help to collect auction items
  • Help create all print materials, signage, invitations, save the dates and other promotional materials
  • Promote the event in various media outlets
  • Help secure and coordinate celebrity appearances

Minimum skills required:

Good organization skills along with the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong written and verbal communications skills are necessary. Interns should possess basic computer literacy (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator). Any previous event planning experience is highly desirable.

To apply in LA please submit a resume and cover letter to keiara@kidsave.org

To apply in DC please submit a resume and cover letter to bonniew@kidsave.org

To support the goals of the organization, Kidsave is currently seeking an intern to support its Los Angeles Weekend Miracles Program. The Weekend Miracles Program is a partnership with the County of Los Angeles™ Department of Children and Family Services and works to match older foster youth with host families who spend at least two days a month with the child. By mentoring and advocating for an older child in foster care, the host family has a direct role in helping him or her to find an adoptive family.

Responsibilities for the Weekend Miracles intern are as follows:

  • Attend advocacy events and assist with their coordination (Identify event locations, plan activities, prepare materials, create event flyers, advertise to communities, invite media, archive post-event photography, etc.). The Weekend Miracles Program hosts monthly weekend events.
  • Create, maintain, and update program materials, advocacy flyers, spreadsheets, website postings, and files for children and families.
  • Assist with initial hosting inquiries and follow-up with prospective host families.
  • Assist prospective host families throughout the application and training process.
  • Manage and file host family reports. Drive families to complete reports.
  • Organize a team of volunteers to assist with outreach, events, advocacy, and fundraising.
  • Arrange and attend outreach meetings and events with local companies and organizations to recruit hosts and adoptive families for program participation.

Minimum skills required:

Kidsave is seeking candidates with very strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self-starters. They must have the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast-paced team environment, intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator), strong written and verbal communication skills, stellar organizational skills, and an interest in Kidsave’s mission.

Education / Work Experience: 2 years college, relevant coursework.

This internship is well-suited for an individual interested in pursuing a career in social work or in non-profit program administration or child advocacy.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to shirene@kidsave.org

To support the goals of the organization, Kidsave is currently seeking a bilingual intern (English/Spanish) to support its Summer Miracles Program. The Summer Miracles Program brings orphaned children to the US for a five-week stay during the summer or winter with a host family. During that time, the host families and Kidsave advocates to identify permanent families for the children.

Responsibilities for the Summer Miracles intern are as follows:

  • Attend advocacy events and assist with their coordination (Identify event locations, plan activities, prepare materials, create event flyers, advertise to communities, invite media, archive post-event photography, etc.). The Summer Miracles Program will host weekly weekend events while the children are in the US.
  • Create, maintain, and update program materials, advocacy flyers, spreadsheets, website postings, and files for children and families.
  • Assist with initial hosting inquiries and follow-up with prospective host families.
  • Assist prospective host families throughout the application and training process.
  • Assist with written translation of host documents, and verbal translation while interacting with the children and assisting their chaperones.
  • Organize a team of volunteers to assist with outreach, events, advocacy, and fundraising. Recruit Spanish/English translators.
  • Manage and file host family reports. Drive families to complete reports.
  • Arrange and attend outreach meetings and events with local companies and organizations to recruit hosts and adoptive families for program participation. Assist in organizing webinars and tracking RSVP’s.
  • Assist with travel arrangements (flights, insurance, calling cards) for program participants.

Kidsave is seeking candidates with very strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills. Candidates must be highly motivated, dependable, and conscientious self-starters. They must have the ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast-paced team environment, intermediate to advanced computer skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat/Illustrator), strong written and verbal communication skills, stellar organizational skills, and an interest in Kidsave’s mission.

Education / Work Experience: 2 years college, relevant coursework. Spanish language skills required.

To apply please submit a resume and cover letter to madeline@kidsave.org

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Kidsave provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. In addition, Kidsave complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which it has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

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