Jobs and Internships with Kidsave

**PLEASE NOTE: ALL POSITIONS ARE VIRTUAL (WORKING REMOTELY FROM HOME) UNTIL SOCIAL DISTANCING MANDATES HAVE BEEN LIFTED**

Weekend Miracles Program and Communications Coordinator

Position Type: Non-exempt Base salary is $35,000/yr, with expected overtime of approximately $5,000 per year
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $35,000.00 to $40,000.00 /year

Purpose of the Position

Kidsave’s Los Angeles Weekend Miracles Program and Communications 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 and Communications Coordinator will be directly involved in activities designed to create opportunities for interested families to meet older children growing up in Los Angeles County foster care and to increase number of families involved in hosting, advocating for and adopting older foster youth This position involves regular office hours as well as twice monthly evening orientations/program and advocacy trainings, and twice monthly recruitment and advocacy events.

Functional Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate day-to day operational, communications and administrative activities of the Weekend Miracles Program.
  • Schedule and facilitate orientations and trainings; respond to inquiries.
  • Maintain participant files, website gallery, photo library, advocacy materials, and tracking.
  • Manage family and volunteer applications and ongoing correspondence. Track family paperwork and training through the application process.
  • Ensure that weekend host reports are responded to in a timely manner
  • During Covid-19 shelter at home: Plan, coordinate and implement two Zoom advocacy events each weekend, including all logistics. Once COVID-19 lifted, implement twice monthly Zoom events
  • Once Covid-19 shelter at home lifted: Plan, coordinate and implement monthly advocacy events on weekends, including all logistics. Arrange transportation for youth to events.
  • Complete post-event spreadsheets within 48 hours of each advocacy event.
  • Work with program management to identify opportunities in the community to recruit hosts, adoptive families and volunteers. Schedule and attend recruitment events.
  • Work with program management and host families to coordinate individual youth advocacy efforts, including youth and family stories and photography, preparation for videos, interviews, speaking engagements.
  • Work with program management to ensure that data are collected to enable evaluation and marketing of results
  • Supervise Weekend Miracles interns and volunteers
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings, conference presentations and travel for program management.
  • Participate in fundraising activities necessary to fund programs (e.g. gala, luncheons, golf tournament).
  • Work with communications department on content for website, social media, and updates regarding children in the program, including events and activities.
  • Assist in creating, updating and maintaining Kidsave’s social media presence, including Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter
  • Assist in planning, writing, designing marketing materials, including flyers, graphics, brochures.
  • Conduct interviews with Kidsave youth and families and write stories for web, marketing and social media use.
  • Organize and maintain files for release forms for Kidsave youth and families
  • Write weekly blogposts on Weekend Miracles events and program updates

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Excellent communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational, supervisory and administrative skills
  • Ability to write plans/proposals/consumer-oriented materials and to track data
  • Ability to build relationships with/collaborate with multiple partners, government and private agencies, volunteers, families, children, social workers and staff
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced Kidsave team environment, across offices and programs.
  • Computer literacy: Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, Access
  • Social media literacy: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Linked-In
  • Spanish language

Education/Work Experience:

  • Minimum undergraduate degree
  • At least two years work experience;
    • minimum one year in communications, marketing, events, outreach
    • minimum one year experience working with domestic foster care population or at-risk youth
  • Experience working with and African American, Latino and LGBT communities a plus.

To apply email a resume and the following to randi@kidsave.org:

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What is the highest level of education you have completed?
Are you able to work in Culver City, CA?
Do you speak Spanish?
Are you authorized to work in the following country: United States?
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Featured Internship

Job Title: Grant Writing / Research Intern
Posted: 4/15/2020
Position Period: 3 months, 15 hours per week
Start Date: Immediate
Salary: Unpaid Position

Purpose of the Position

The position of Grant Writing Intern is a 3 month voluntary position (which is extendable) to support Kidsave’s fundraising efforts. It requires excellent writing skills and strong communications and will provide the intern with substantial grant-writing experience, mentorship, potential for college credit, and the opportunity to leave a profound legacy on Kidsave as an organization. Depending on the success of our fundraising, this internship could become a part-time, paid position.

Responsibilities

  • Weekly check-in/mentoring with Kidsave volunteer and staff regarding preparation of grant application materials.
  • Work with Kidsave staff/board to research and develop connections to prospect foundations that are a good fit for Kidsave’s programs.
  • Prepare proposal and letter of inquiry applications to prospect foundations.
  • Review and submit draft application materials in conjunction with the Executive Director and board members and staff.
  • Support staff in maintaining an organized system of foundation prospect research and history of applications to foundations.

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Proactive and independent
  • MS Office skills
  • Organized and with attention to deadlines

Please note: This internship is a VIRTUAL position during the California COVID-19 stay at home mandate. Supervision is based out of our Los Angeles offices.

To apply email the following to randi@kidsave.org:

  • How did you hear about Kidsave? Have you been involved with the organization before?
  • Do you have any non-profit experience, fundraising or otherwise?
  • Tell us about your writing and research experience.
  • Can you commit to 15 hours/week most weeks?
  • What do you hope to gain on a personal level by volunteering for Kidsave?
  • Please attach a simple resume or short narrative summary of your relevant experience.
  • Please attach a writing sample. Any style is fine, roughly 2-5 pages.

Ongoing Internships

Kidsave accepts interns on a rolling-basis. We hire interns who can work full-time or part-time with 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 gaining hands-on experience in nonprofit fundraising and event planning. The ideal candidate will have a desire to pursue a career in events having 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 solicit for and collect auction items
  • Help create, order and pick up 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 with the Director of Communications and Chief Development Officer

Minimum skills required:

Superior organizational skills, an ability to multi-task and perform work in a fast-paced team environment, and strong time management, written and verbal communications skills. 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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