SEU Workstudy: Woman’s Storybook Project of Texas
Positions Available: 1 for 2020-2021 academic term
Pay Range: $9.75-$10.75, commensurate with experience
Women’s Storybook Project of Texas’ (WSP) mission is to connect children with their incarcerated mothers through the joy of literature. We help incarcerated bring comfort to their children. Mothers record stories and messages of love for their children so the children know that they are loved.
WSP is seeking an intern interested in building a brighter future for the children of incarcerated mothers across Texas and the U.S. by helping us research and develop a list of new grantors. Our goal is program expansion and mission awareness. Our Grant Intern will gain experience in a variety of tasks including: research, reporting, documentation, mission alignment and strategy screening.
WSP seeks a part time Development Work Study with organizational skills, time management, and an inquisitive nature. Students will work 10-12 hours per week under the supervision of our Executive Director.
You will be part of team shaping Women’s Storybook Project’s development strategy for 2021 budget year (Jan-Dec.) WSP’s current development strategy includes a fundraising luncheon featuring a sustainable giving society, an annual giving letter, peer to peer, an online store, major gifts and grants. This experience should be highly transferable to a professional work environment.
Job responsibilities will include:
· Research: familiarize yourself with our grant history and database, ensure complete and correct information
· Become familiar with the areas where WSP serves children. (State Map, U.S. Map, Prison Map)
· Research: identify prospective grantors with that align with our mission and goals using Texas Grants Resource Center, GuideStar, Foundation Directory Online
· Coordinate with marketing volunteer and statewide outreach intern for new contacts.
· Identify Strategic grantors in Texas with high potential for success. Create mini profiles: content, approach, pitch, strategy.
· Management: track complete contact information and any connection we may have: board member, volunteer, staff, etc.
· Other tasks as assigned.
· Passion for our mission.
· Candidates for the position must have work or volunteer experience, and/or coursework in English, Communications, Non-Profit Studies or similar discipline.
· Have superior written communication skills with an emphasis on concise, persuasive correspondence.
· Must be familiar with Microsoft Office.
· Ideally, have experience working with a non-profit organization as a volunteer
· In addition, candidates should have some or all of the following skills:
o Ability to analyze and draw meaningful conclusions from data
o A willingness to learn new things or new ways of doing things
o Ability to meet deadlines with little to no daily onsite supervision
o Attention to detail
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills
o Enthusiasm about making a difference