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n The Rise’s Management Team and Board of Directors are committed to running a secure, stable organization with a strong infrastructure. On The Rise strives to be a premier provider of services and an excellent place to work. Every member of On The Rise’s 15-person staff is integral to achieving our mission.

When opportunities arise, we will post them on this website and on www.idealist.org.

On The Rise creates a community where women have the relationships, safety and resources they need to move out of homelessness.  We engage with those most in need and support their initiative and strength as they move beyond crisis and discover new possibilities.

On The Rise is a community-based organization with 13 employees and an annual budget of approximately $1M, from private philanthropy (80%) and government contracts (20%).   On The Rise is committed to excellence, innovation and continuing evolution. We are committed to providing highly accountable and responsive programming and being an excellent place to work.

Special events intern

Description of Position
This is a unique opportunity to work in a small non-profit and support the needs of the Development Department, with focus on the organization’s largest event, the Prepare For Winter Dinner, which takes place in September.  You will succeed here if you possess extreme attention to detail, creativity, resourcefulness and a collaborative spirit. The first phase of this opportunity requires zealous solicitation of businesses to support the event’s silent auction and the second phase involves follow-up and creativity for ways to enhance the auction prior to the dinner. This position does not involve direct-service to the women we serve at On The Rise, but there is opportunity to enjoy lunch or a break with program participants; therefore, an individual who possess sensitivity to others, and an appreciation for different life experiences and choices will do well in this environment. Please submit a cover letter and résumé with a focus on why this internship is of interest to you.

The position is unpaid.

Hours
18-20 hours per week, suggested 3 days per week starting May 30, 2016 through September 30, 2016.  There is flexibility with work schedule should school conflict.

Special Events support – Responsibilities include:
oSupport planning and execution of events - such as the Prepare For Winter Dinner, and in-house events (summer barbeque, for example), and volunteer days.
o Solicit silent auction items for events; manage data entry of items received, (this will be a large part of the weekly work-load)
o Support the Development team (the Director of Development and Communications, the Community Relations Coordinator, and the Development Coordinator)

Donor and volunteer stewardship, information management – Responsibilities include:
o Actively seek out online resources for volunteer opportunities, maintain volunteer postings and communicate with interested individuals about the ways they can get involved.
o Manage volunteer calendar of in-house and off-site volunteer activities, (e.g. volunteer lunch cooks, Moving Home Drive leaders) via email and phone.
o Help coordinate volunteer projects, greet volunteers and donors at the door, and accept donations and accurately record donations.
o Learn the development database, Donor Perfect Online, and assist with accurate data-entry such as in-kind donations that are received.
o Represent On The Rise via telephone, email, and through personal contacts within the community.
o Remain flexible and pitch in as needed with other duties that arise, e.g. assist with collecting, sorting, and organizing of clothes, toiletries, and the other in-kind donations that are directly distributed to program participants. Ensure women have access to these tangible essentials throughout the week.

Commitment to our Mission & Skill Preferences
o Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
oInterest in fundraising, special events, and public relations/ communications.
o Outgoing personality and comfortable with speaking in front of groups of people
o The ability to work on multiple tasks at once
o Proficiency in MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and In Design, social media
o Professionalism, organization and self-starting approach to work is highly desired
o Personal discretion and the ability to gauge boundaries while in the Safe Haven and interacting with Program Participants.
o We are searching for a team player who has a desire to learn. As the Development activities and the Safe Haven Program take place in the same space, the candidate must be comfortable engaging with program participants on a daily basis.

Please submit your résumé and cover letter as attachments to Taylor Bartley, Community Relations Coordinator, at taylor.bartley@ontherise.org.  Please write "Special Events Internship - Your Name" in the subject line. Kindly express why this is opportunity is of interest to you.

summer Intern

Description of Position
OTR’s Safe Haven Interns provide direct service in OTR’s flagship program, helping to deliver the goods and services available through the Safe Haven and fostering a supportive community in which program participants can progress beyond their immediate tangible needs and begin to gain access to the broader social service network through OTR’s team of Advocates. In the Safe Haven, Interns begin to develop hands-on experience with the population OTR serves, learning about the variety and complexity of the women’s challenges, and the cumulative impact of trauma in their lives. Working with OTR’s Advocates, Interns learn effective techniques and practices of providing holistic services, using a relational model informed by the philosophy of harm reduction.

OTR’s internships are unpaid.

Qualifications:
The Safe Haven Internship requires a minimum commitment of 20 hours per week for 3 months (summer schedule) Internships run late May through early August. College juniors, seniors or graduates are preferred. Interns are supervised by OTR’s Community Advocates.

Interns will have interest in the mission of On The Rise and a desire to further this mission through direct service to women. Coursework in trauma, substance abuse, mental health, homelessness and other relevant topics are a plus. Excellent active listening skills are needed as well as an empathetic non-judgmental perspective, ability to work well with a wide range of populations, good problem-solving skills and a sense of humor!

Responsibilities:

Direct service to women:

o Provide general support for program participants through nonjudgmental, empathic active listening.
o Provide referrals and advocacy to help program participant gain access to resources offered by other providers
o Be a liaison between women in the Safe Haven and the goods and services available through the program. Answer questions, give access to secured goods as directed by Advocates, maintain generally available supplies.
o Facilitate the daily offering of breakfast and lunch in the Safe Haven, helping with set-up, breakdown, and other logistics of meals.
o Assist with Safe Haven communications – create and post informational signs and sign-up sheets,
o Work with staff to plan and execute occasional special activities and trips

Other programmatic services:
o Participate in organization’s data collection and performance measurement and evaluation activities.
o Attend semi-weekly Advocates Team meetings and weekly staff meetings to develop responses to individual cases, and develop understanding of program participants’ challenges.
o Attend occasional trainings on specific topics, as recommended by staff.
o Accompany staff on visits and appointments with program participants.
o As appropriate accompany women on outside appointments.

Fundraising, Administrative and Other:
o Support staff in supplying, organizing and maintaining program needs, offices and facility: food and supplies, files, tools, donations, etc.
o Assist with occasional Development projects – publications, mailings, volunteer events, fundraisers, etc.
o Like all OTR employees, Interns will be flexible and open to “pitching in” as needed with other duties that arise in the course of a small organization’s day-to-day operations

On The Rise is partially supported by MOVA through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

On The Rise recognizes the importance and benefits of diversity in the workplace and the community. We are an AA/EOE, and we strongly encourage people of color to apply. Individuals who have experienced homelessness or overcome other significant life challenges are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please address these questions in a cover letter:
1. What excites you about On The Rise's mission?
2. What are your strongest skills and qualifications that will help you in this internship?
3. What do you hope to learn?

Please apply on-line by submitting your résumé and cover letter as attachments to: benny.wheat@ontherise.org with "Summer Internship" in the subject line.

academic year Intern

Description of Position
OTR’s Safe Haven Interns provide direct service in OTR’s flagship program, helping to deliver the goods and services available through the Safe Haven and fostering a supportive community in which program participants can progress beyond their immediate tangible needs and begin to gain access to the broader social service network through OTR’s team of Advocates.  In the Safe Haven, interns begin to develop hands-on experience with the population OTR serves, learning about the variety and complexity of the women’s challenges, and the cumulative impact of trauma in their lives.  Working with OTR’s Community Advocates, interns learn effective techniques and practices of providing holistic services, using a relational model informed by the philosophy of harm reduction.

OTR’s internships are unpaid.

Qualifications: 
The Safe Haven Internship requires a minimum commitment of 16 hours per week for the academic year.  College juniors, seniors or graduates are preferred.  Interns are supervised by OTR’s Safe Haven Advocates.

Interns will have interest in the mission of On The Rise and a desire to further this mission through direct service to women.  Coursework in trauma, substance abuse, mental health, homelessness and other relevant topics are a plus.  Excellent active listening skills are needed as well as an empathetic non-judgmental perspective, ability to work well with a wide range of populations, good problem-solving skills and a sense of humor!

Responsibilities: 

Direct service to women:
o Provide general support for program participants through nonjudgmental, empathic active listening.
o Provide referrals and advocacy to help program participant gain access to resources offered by other providers
o Be a liaison between women in the Safe Haven and the goods and services available through the program. Answer questions, give access to secured goods as directed by Advocates, maintain generally available supplies.
o Facilitate the daily offering of breakfast and lunch in the Safe Haven, helping with set-up, breakdown, and other logistics of meals.
o Assist with Safe Haven communications – create and post informational signs and sign-up sheets,
o Work with staff to plan and execute occasional special activities and trips

Other programmatic services:
o Participate in organization’s data collection and performance measurement and evaluation activities.
o Attend semi-weekly Advocates Team meetings and weekly staff meetings to develop responses to individual cases, and develop understanding of program participants’ challenges.
o Attend occasional trainings on specific topics, as recommended by staff.
o Accompany staff on visits and appointments with program participants.
o As appropriate accompany women on outside appointments.

Fundraising, Administrative and Other:
o Support staff in supplying, organizing and maintaining program needs, offices and facility: food and supplies, files, tools, donations, etc.
o Assist with occasional Development projects – publications, mailings, volunteer events, fundraisers, etc.
o Like all OTR employees, Interns will be flexible and open to “pitching in” as needed with other duties that arise in the course of a small organization’s day-to-day operations

On The Rise is partially supported by MOVA through the 1984 VOCA grant from the Office of Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

On The Rise recognizes the importance and benefits of diversity in the workplace and the community. We are an AA/EOE, and we strongly encourage people of color to apply. Individuals who have experienced homelessness or overcome other significant life challenges are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply:

Please address these questions in a cover letter:
1. What excites you about On The Rise's mission?
2. What are your strongest skills and qualifications that will help you in this internship?
3. What do you hope to learn?

Please apply online by submitting your résumé and cover letter as attachments to: benny.wheat@ontherise.org with "Academic Year Internship" in the subject line.

 

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