Ascendant Neighborhood Development Seeks Paid Summer Comms/Development Intern (East Harlem)

Description
June 2018 – September 2018 (Negotiable, possible to extend)15 – 20 hours/ week
$20/hr

Ascendant Neighborhood Development (AND) is seeking an intern to help our organization communicate our past, current, and future projects to community stakeholders; to assist our team in applying for grant funding and projects; to help improve and streamline internal communications; and to support plans for our 30th anniversary year celebrations. We’re looking for an independent self-starter with some experience in communications and fundraising, and an interest in learning more about affordable housing and community development in Northern Manhattan.

Responsibilities
-Draft content for and update AND website, e-newsletter, and Facebook page
-Support the development and production of other public materials, including flyers, press releases, infographics, and one-pagers
-Work with AND staff to grow e-newsletter subscriber list
-Assist Project Manager and Executive Director in drafting text for grant and project applications -Assist staff in planning events to celebrate AND’s 30th birthday throughout 2018
-Photograph and create catalogue of images of AND buildings, residents, activities, etc.
-Consult with AND staff to help improve internal communications among AND, property management, and our residents
-Assume other activities and responsibilities as needed

Required Qualifications / Skills
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills -Strong proofreading and editing skills
-Ability to manage tasks and time
-Experience with managing websites
-Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
-Proficiency in Adobe Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator)
-Some knowledge/experience of affordable housing/community planning in New York City

Helpful, but not required
-Experience in grant writing
-Bilingual (English/Spanish or English/Mandarin)

Please email a resume, cover letter, and two writing samples to  CALMESM@ascendant.nyc.

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