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At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we’re always looking for talented, dedicated people who believe in the power of role models and the potential of children.

One of the most rewarding ways to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters is to work with us. A career with Big Brothers Big Sisters is an opportunity to merge your talents and personal values with your desire to make a difference.

Every day, we are changing the perspectives of children and enabling them to see the world around them in a more positive light. With that newfound point of view, they can see their potential more clearly and dream bigger about their future. Our success is a result of committed and inspired employees, working together to make a lasting impact on America’s youth, schools, and communities.

ABOUT BBBS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas exists to help children succeed in life. We do this by matching children ages 6 and above with caring adults who serve as mentors, advocates, resources, and guides. Volunteers commit to meeting with their Littles 3 to 4 times per month for a minimum of one year. Our professional staff are there every step of the way to solve problems and support each match’s success.

INTERNSHIP DESCRIPTION

The Programs Team of BBBSCTX is seeking interns who can work approx. 12-20 hours per week during the Spring 2022 Semester. This position will work closely with our Customer Relations, Enrollment and Match Support staff and Directors as well as VP of Programs to help support BBBS matches and programmatic activities.  This is an unpaid internship but is an exceptional opportunity to gain experience in youth development and child/family services at a nationally-recognized non-profit. We will work with your institution to give you academic credit for your experience.

Local candidates only. This is not a remote position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Specific responsibilities may include (but are not limited to):

  • Assist Customer Relations team in conducting Volunteer and Family inquiries
  • Lead and support agency match activities – Sister 2 Sister, Brother 2 Brother, Youth Activity Center, agency events, etc
  • Research, identify and develop match resource list, including contacts with partner agencies
  • Creating, editing & distributing match newsletter, events and communications
  • Conduct reference checks for Volunteers
  • Managing BBBS participant files and documentation
  • Assist in providing Volunteer Information Sessions, and pre-match volunteer training
  • Assist in Recruitment efforts which includes participating in recruitment events
  • Other duties as assigned

 QUALIFICATIONS:

Applicant must be a recent graduate or student working toward a degree in Social Work, Sociology, Child Development, Human Services or related field.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills, and attention to detail
  • Ability to organize time, set priorities, and meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong computer skills (Email, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

HOW TO APPLY

An application will be considered complete after completing the following two steps:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is accepting applications for one or more volunteers/interns to work with the agency’s Marketing Department 15-20 hours per weekInterns may specialize in one of the following areas, although the ability to work in more than one is an advantage: writing/editing, website management/digital communications, or social media.

This is a great opportunity to work with an established non-profit organization while gaining valuable marketing and communications experience. We can work with your school or institution to provide academic credit for your internship with BBBS.

Prefer local candidates.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Web Management/Digital Communications – Primary Responsibilities

  • Make regular updates, edits and changes to agency websites
  • Maintain information, photos, logos, videos and materials on online community calendars and platforms
  • Create and distribute materials and information electronically
  • Assist with the creation and distribution of email blasts, newsletters, and blog posts
  • Monitor website analytics
  • Conduct research and produce reports
  • Other projects as assigned

Must have a knowledge of, and experience with, WordPress.

Familiarity with SEO, web analytics, and Google Adwords is desirable

Social Media – Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with supervisor on the creation and implementation of a social media calendar
  • Manage the creation and distribution of social media content in accordance with brand guidelines and agency/dept. strategy and priorities
  • Monitor social media performance and analytics
  • Assist with the development and implementation of strategies to boost audience reach and engagement
  • Conduct research and produce reports

Writing/Editing – Primary Responsibilities

  • Write, edit and proofread stories, articles, press releases, and general agency information
  • Prepare copy/content for a broad range of print and electronic materials
  • Conduct research
  • Interview and interact with children, families, staff, volunteers, donors, community partners and others
  • Help organize photo shoots
  • Assist with organization of marketing materials, folders, samples
  • Assist with other projects as assigned

Skills:

  1. Strong knowledge of, and experience with, WordPress
  2. Experience producing, delivering and monitoring content across a range of social media platforms for a professional/business/nonprofit organization
  3. Working knowledge of Canva, Photoshop, and/or other design/photo editing software
  4. Exceptional writing, editing and proofreading skills
  5. Exceptional communication skills
  6. Strong organizational skills
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Project coordination skills
  9. Ability to take direction and to contribute ideas
  10. Familiarity with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, YouTube, Hootsuite

Desired Attributes

  1. Takes pride in producing excellent work
  2. Proactive problem-solver
  3. Follows through
  4. Demonstrates respect for others
  5. Responsible
  6. Dependable
  7. Kind
  8. Passionate about our mission

Please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include exact job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is accepting applications for a volunteer/intern to work with the agency’s Marketing Department 15 – 20 hours/week on a special project collecting, cataloguing, and organizing the agency’s historical information, photos, and materials as part of the agency’s 50th anniversary this year.

This is a great project for someone who has, or who is pursuing, a degree in history, library science, archival science, records management, museum studies or a similar field.

This is a great opportunity to work with an established non-profit organization while gaining valuable professional experience. We can work with your school or institution to provide academic credit for your internship with BBBS.

Local candidates only.  Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Obtain copies of newspaper articles and photos from the Statesman’s archives
  • Obtain photos, stories, testimonials and other materials from former and current volunteers, community partners, staff members, board members and donors
  • Organize and catalogue all digital and physical materials
  • Edit and format photos and videos
  • Write articles, emails, and reports
  • Other tasks as assigned

Skills:

  1. Exceptional organizational skills
  2. Exceptional communication skills
  3. Passion for people, history, stories and ideas
  4. Strong interpersonal skills. Good at working with, and connecting with, others
  5. Strong writing, editing and proofreading experience
  6. Working knowledge of design/photo formats, editing processes, and software
  7. Attention to detail
  8. Project coordination skills
  9. Ability to take direction and contribute ideas
  10. Familiarity with WordPress, Flickr, Photoshop, Canva

Desired Attributes

  1. Takes pride in producing excellent work
  2. Proactive problem-solver
  3. Follows through
  4. Demonstrates respect for others
  5. Responsible
  6. Dependable
  7. Kind
  8. Passionate about our mission

Please email a cover letter, resume and completed employment application to jobs@bigmentoring.org. Include exact job title in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please. BBBS is an equal opportunity employer.

Resumes without cover letters will not be considered.

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