Position Title: Community Philanthropy Intern
Reports to: Executive Director, Community Foundation of Westmoreland County
Position Status: Temporary, Part-time, Non-Exempt
Hourly Compensation: $15/hr based on educational level and experience
Start date/End Date: September 1, 2019 – January 1, 2019 (1st semester with the possibility to extend)

About The Foundation:

Established in 1995, The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County (CFWC) encourages local residents to become philanthropists, provides grants that support a wide variety of charitable organizations, and serves as a community leader. Our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses, and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to strengthening and celebrating the Westmoreland County community. CFWC currently has more than 235 individual donor funds and grants over $2M every year.

The Community Foundation of Westmoreland County is an affiliate organization of The Pittsburgh Foundation, one of the nation’s oldest community foundations and the 13th largest of more than 750 community foundations across the United States. As a community foundation, our resources comprise endowment funds established by individuals, businesses, and organizations with a passion for charitable giving and a deep commitment to the Pittsburgh community. The Foundation has approximately 2,000 individual donor funds and, together with its supporting organizations, assets of more than $1.14 billion. Grantmaking from the funds benefits a broad spectrum of community life within Pittsburgh and beyond with more than 2,000 grantees receiving funding annually. The Foundation typically awards grants of more than $40 million each year. Grantmaking from the Foundation’s discretionary funds leverages a broad range of resources and enables the Foundation to be an important change agent for the region. Approximately 85 percent of all grant-making dollars stay within the Pittsburgh region.

Position Summary

The Community Philanthropy Intern will support the grantmaking, development, and community leadership efforts of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County. The Community Philanthropy Intern will assist in communications, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn) as well as writing articles about grantees, donors, and community issues. They will assist in research related to nonprofit organization and carrying out grantmaking processes. The Intern will also prepare materials and coordinate logistics for meetings with donors and other key stakeholders and special events, as they arise. The Intern will also assist the organization with various community leadership initiatives across the county. The internship will average 10 hours per week.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create original content and manage social media sites, coordinating with the communications department at The Pittsburgh Foundation.
  • Prepare and assist in the preparation of research for donors and internal staff related to fundraising and grantmaking.
  • Assist with planning and logistics for meetings and events with internal staff, nonprofits, donors and the public.
  • Format documents, presentations and other materials as requested.
  •  Update documents (using In Design) as needed.
  • Assist the development and donor services staff, the program staff, and clerical staff as needed.
  • Research articles of interest on philanthropic topics and trends.
  • Assist with clerical tasks on an as-needed basis.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in the fields of Management, Public Policy, Social Work, Communications or other related fields. Have successfully completed at minimum the sophomore year of college.
  • Experience or familiarity using Adobe products, specifically In Design.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  •  A strong, demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in public service, foundation or nonprofit work.
  • Attention to detail and quality of final work product.
  • Ability to manage several projects for multiple staff members simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • A sense of humor.

The applicant will be required to work from the office of the Community Foundation of Westmoreland County located at the Greensburg Garden and Civic Center, 951 Old Salem Rd, Greensburg PA, 15601.

From time to time, the applicant may be required to work from the office of The Pittsburgh Foundation located at 5 PPG #250, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222 and therefore having the ability to drive to the Pittsburgh office.

Please submit your resume with a 1-page cover letter detailing your interest in this position and why you believe you could be a good fit to jobs@pghfdn.org.

No phone calls please.