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  • Public Relations
  • Summer
  • ,
  • 2011

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Step Up Women’s Network is a national nonprofit membership organization dedicated to strengthening community resources for women and girl through four areas: direct service programs for underserved teen girls, professional mentorship and development for women, women’s health education and advocacy, and social networking.
Position Summary
Step Up Women’s Network seeks volunteers/student interns to assist the Managing Director with the overall growth and strategic direction of the organization in Chicago as well as to assist with the day-to-day administration, operations, and logistics. Specific duties include:
• Drafting and producing marketing/promotional/press materials for Step Up programs and events
• Preparing materials for volunteer, fundraising, professional development, or other Step Up events
• Making phone calls and writing letters/emails relating to membership, events, fundraising and programs with members, donors, potential sponsors, and other program partners
• Assisting with event production
• Assisting with meeting preparation for the Step Up Board of Directors and Committees
• Researching fundraising and sponsorship opportunities
• Managing prospect, membership, and business information and materials in the Step Up database and by other means
• Writing articles for the monthly newsletter
• Handling out-of-office errands, as necessary
• All other office administrative support and special projects as needed
Fill Date and Commitment
This a four month position from January through April 2010. A minimum of two days or 20 hours per week is required. Some evening hours may be necessary for events. The position is unpaid.

Requirements/Necessary Skills for Recruitment: 

Benefits of Volunteering with Step Up
• Training in non-profit management, marketing, and all around business practices
• Resume building experience tailored to your interests and skills
• Ability to work closely with the Managing Director
• Attendance at high level events with the opportunity to network with dynamic women
Graduate-level students are preferred; however, Step Up will consider candidates studying for their bachelor’s degree or with 2+ years of office experience. The selected candidates will have the following additional qualities:
• Passionate about our mission and women’s issues
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Team player with a positive, professional, can-do attitude
• Strong attention to detail and care to deliver quality, professional work
• A flexible self-starter that does not require heavy supervision
• High level of organization and the ability to multi-task
• Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook

Benefits & Perks: 
Hours Required: 
12-15 Hours Per Week