Place Matters, New Orleans: Student Administrative Intern

September 3, 2013 at 1:59 pm Leave a comment

Position Summary:

Place Matters New Orleans (PM-NOLA) is seeking an ambitious, well-organized intern to set-up and manage the PM-NOLA office.  PM-NOLA is a social justice initiative that is aimed at re-shaping policies that impact the health and disparate life-expectancy of New Orleans residents at the neighborhood level. PM-NOLA is focused on youth educational policy change to reduce dropping-out, as high school education completion rates are associated with increased long-term health, increased financial success and lower incarceration rates.  PM-NOLA is interested in a robust community dialogue around these issues and is seeking an ambitious student to manage the office including routing phone calls, maintaining and organizing meetings, keeping minutes, scheduling events, etc.

Location: This intern will housed at Loyola University in an office space to be determined.

Supervisor:     Dr. Charles Corprew, Psychological Science, Loyola University

Primary Responsibilities:

  1. Organize the PM-NOLA office.
  2. Manage and follow-up on phone calls and route callers to the appropriate PM-NOLA Team.
  3. Coordinate PM-NOLA Team meetings.
  4. Maintain meeting notes and facilitate follow-up on meeting and program activities.
  5. Assist with organizing PM-NOLA press releases, publications, issue briefs etc.
  6. Assist with routine programmatic research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. University student majoring in business administration, public administration or general studies.
  2. Proven experience with effective administration in non-profit or with a university program.
  3. Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access.
  4. Genuine sensitivity to the needs of all children and commitment to youth education.
  5. Professional attitude and manner that reflects the high standards of the PM-NOLA initiative.

 

Desired Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  1. Effective verbal and listening communication skills & ability to communicate effectively.
  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to translate and direct ideas and posts into positive dialogue.
  3. Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well in a team.
  4. Strong attention to detail.
  5. Ability to think proactively and function independently.
  6. Personal Attributes: honest, trustworthy, and respectful, possess cultural awareness and sensitivity, flexibility, demonstrate sound work ethics.

Compensation: Interns will be expected to log 15-20 hours per week during their tenure and compensated at $10 per hour.

Posting Date:  Opens August 26, 2012 and closes September 16, 2013.

Application Instructions: E-Mail questions, cover sheets and resumes to OrleansPlaceMatters@gmail.com.

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