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Special Events Intern At Les Turner ALS Foundation

Location: Skokie, Illinois

Job Description

What You'll Do
The Special Events Intern is a paid internship, ideally starting in May and working through the end of September. You will act as an integral member of the special events team, working aside and learning from our lead events staff. Our special events are some of the longest running, most respected events in the ALS community. Your primary focus will be to provide support to the fundraising team in the execution of our Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk & Roll at Guaranteed Rate Field in July and
our ALS Walk for Life at Soldier Field in September. The Strike Out ALS 5k is attended by nearly 1,000 participants while the ALS Walk for Life is attended by close to 7,000. Combined, these events raise nearly $1 million dollars to support the Les Turner ALS Foundation's support service programs, clinical care and research initiatives. The position is 3 days (20 hours) per week, with the possibility of more
hours needed just before and during an event.

Cover Letter and Resume are required

Key Responsibilities
Special Events Logistics and Communications
Assist with the recruitment of participants for upcoming events
Assist with pre and post-event communication with registered and prospective event
participants through multiple communication channels including emails, calls and mailed letters
Manage event responses and registrations through data entry in to our fundraising database
Field questions pertaining to event websites and online fundraising
Collaborate on the development and execution of event materials (e.g. forms, signage,
promotional items, fundraising incentives)
Miscellaneous event tasks as needed
Attend special events and provide on-site help as needed
o Strike Out ALS 5k and 1 Mile Run, Walk and Roll - Saturday, July 13, 2019
o Matt Creen Golf Invitational - Thursday, August 8, 2019
o ALS Walk for Life - Sunday, September 15, 2019 (back up date - September 14, 2019)

Administrative
Assist with matching gift confirmations and follow-up
Assist with answering phones as needed
Assist with database updates and clean up
Stuffing and mailing letters

What You'll Bring
High School Diploma or higher. Some college preferred.
Ability to successfully handle multiple projects, meet deadlines and work independently, as well
as be part of a team
Dependable, detail oriented, team player, excellent writing skills
Possess the ability to interact professionally with members of staff, board, vendors, volunteers
and Foundation constituents
Be comfortable working with people and families affected by ALS
Must have a car and a valid driver's license and auto insurance
Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
Proficiency with database software and/or Luminate Online is a plus
Ability to recognize the benefits of helping support and solve a complex, terminal disease

Job Type: Internship

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