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Job Title: Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening Internship
Company Name: Support Center for Nonprofit Management
Location: New York, NY United States
Position Type: Internship
Post Date: 06/10/2024
Expire Date: 08/10/2024
Job Categories: Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Nonprofit Capacity Strengthening Internship
Internship Overview
Support Center and the LeadersTrust are hosting an internship program for individuals interested in nonprofit organizational development/capacity strengthening. An intern will be paired with each organization and will gain experience through a mixture of hands-on work, monthly gatherings with leaders, and professional development opportunities.

The internship will begin in September 2024 and conclude in May 2025. Interns are expected to commit 10-15 hours per week during their host organization’s business hours and will be paid $25/hour. This is a remote internship.

About Support Center and The LeadersTrust

Support Center is nonprofit capacity building organization created
as part of an international network of management support organizations (Support Centers of America) originally established in 1971. We have been a trusted partner to nonprofits in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years. Support Center specializes in organizational development, consulting and executive transition. Within the world of management support organizations, we are unique in our commitment to be a deeply engaged “partner” to the nonprofits with which we work. We take the long view in committing to help our partners and propose long-term navigational support for organizations
to ensure that our work leads to sustained change and success. We work in close collaboration with our clients, ensuring that the work is focused on accomplishing goals as we continuously assess progress and refine strategy as needed.

The LeadersTrust delivers long-term, high touch support that helps change makers lead boldly and dream big. We collaborate with foundations, organizations, and skilled consultants to invest in the inherent power of leaders to create a world that is loving, sustainable and just. We dream of a world that is loving, equitable, joyful and just that celebrates the interdependence
and individuality of communities and allows people to be healthy, safe, and whole. We believe it is our duty to protect our planet, our democracy, and our people. Winning the transformative, structural changes we need requires a deep belief and investment in people, organizations, and their collective power. Our work builds a social change eco-system that is rooted in trust, where resources are invested more equitably, power is shared, and agents of change have the capacity, connections, and investment they need to reach their goals and thrive.

Role and Responsibilities

Core Responsibilities:

● Provide administrative support to programs staff, such as taking minutes during calls with internal and external partners, data entry and research, etc.;
● Manage emerging projects in partnership with staff members;
● Participate in monthly gatherings with leaders about emerging topics in the leadership development & capacity strengthening field.

Learning and Growth Goals:
● Develop an understanding of the different forms of capacity strengthening from coaching to consulting and facilitation, as well as project management;
● Build a personal network of capacity strengthening practitioners and organizations;
● Explore nonprofit capacity strengthening as a long-term career path;
● Contribute meaningfully to the host organization’s goals and work.

Qualifications:

● Passionate about social justice and learning about capacity strengthening in the nonprofit sector;
● Interested to learn about the work of supporting nonprofit leaders to build, manage and maintain healthy, vibrant, and impactful organizations;
● High-school diploma or equivalent;
● Proficient with office tools (ex. Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Docs, etc.) and/or willingness to learn;
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
● Proficient in written and verbal communication skills;
● Preferred, but not required: connections to and/or recent lived experience with, BIPOC and transgender-centered and/or led communities.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should complete this application by Friday, July 12, 2024.

The LeadersTrust is a project of the Tides Center and Support Center for Nonprofit Management is a standalone 501c3 organization. Support Center and Tides are equal opportunity employers. We strongly encourage applications from women, people of color, and bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities. Applicants shall not be discriminated against because of race, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, color, marital status, or medical condition including acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and AIDS-related conditions. Also pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we encourage and will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. Applicants with Disabilities: Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.
Qualifications & Requirements
Qualifications:

● Passionate about social justice and learning about capacity strengthening in the nonprofit sector;
● Interested to learn about the work of supporting nonprofit leaders to build, manage and maintain healthy, vibrant, and impactful organizations;
● High-school diploma or equivalent;
● Proficient with office tools (ex. Microsoft Office, Zoom, Google Docs, etc.) and/or willingness to learn;
● Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
● Proficient in written and verbal communication skills;
● Preferred, but not required: connections to and/or recent lived experience with, BIPOC and transgender-centered and/or led communities.
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Contact Information
Company Name: Support Center for Nonprofit Management
Website:https://supportcenteronline.org/job/nonprofit-capacity-strengthening-internship/
Company Description:
Support Center seeks to advance our mission for social change by empowering nonprofits and social enterprises to transform their leadership and management. Support Center is a nonprofit capacity building organization specializing in organizational development, leadership, and executive transition. Originally created as part of an international network of management support organizations (Support Centers of America) originally established in 1971, Support Center has been a trusted partner to nonprofit and philanthropic organizations in the greater New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area for more than 30 years. Support Center provides capacity building support to approximately 150 nonprofit organizations and social enterprises annually, primarily in the metro NYC area (five boroughs of NYC, Long Island, Westchester County), New Jersey (Newark, Ocean/Monmouth Counties, statewide), and Connecticut. Support Center’s program areas are: Strategy and Management, Executive Transition, Professional and Leadership Development, and Organizational Navigation. Support Center derives its revenue from invoiced services, event and program registration fees, government contracts (e.g., New York City Department of Small Business Services, NYC Department of Youth and Community Development), foundation grants (general operating and program grants), and individual donations. Our vision for social change is tied to the envisioned outcomes of our work. Specifically, we envision a society where: Coalitions and organizations have the resources needed to understand and address inequities. Boards and their organizations work towards identifying, retaining, and advancing more diverse leadership. Communities and the people most directly impacted lead and represent organizations and coalitions. Support Center, our partners, and clients hold each other and themselves accountable to understanding the systems that perpetuate inequities across health, wealth, happiness, safety, and security. We expect to bring our authentic selves to work, regardless of race, sexual orientation, ability, age, national origin/ethnicity, appearance, and gender. We design and adopt new ways of operating that question the practices of a white dominant culture. Videos on our YouTube channel provide a glimpse into our culture and values.
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