Mission Capital: Program Intern

Internship Summary
The Program Intern is an organized and detail-oriented individual who can successfully prioritize and execute administrative tasks in support of Mission Capital’s activities—and is interested in learning more about nonprofit management and/or the Central Texas social sector. The Intern is supervised by the Learning & Leadership Program Specialist and will support numerous functional teams within Mission Capital.

Department:  Reports to Learning & Leadership
Work Schedule:  Part-time
Hours per Week:  28 (Fall Semester September-December, with opportunity to extend a semester)
Wage/Salary:  Paid

About Mission Capital
Mission Capital is an Austin-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit social enterprise with a team of highly motivated people who are passionate about multiplying the impact of other mission-driven leaders and organizations. We believe that our community’s most complex challenges can and should be solved, and we provide the tools and guidance needed to tackle these issues and create lasting social change.  We help bring together the best that each sector has to offer: proven programs, innovative approaches to problem solving, business savvy, political will and long-term commitment to mission and purpose.  

We operate under six core organizational values: collaboration, continuous innovation, service excellence, trusted relationships, active learning, and team connectedness. Learn more about Mission Capital at www.MissionCapital.org 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•    Provide administrative support for Mission Capital’s staff, including: printing and assembling physical materials, formatting electronic materials, ordering and managing office supplies, tracking client payments, and other administrative support as needed.
•    Provide logistical event support for Mission Capital’s training and convenings, including: set-up and tear-down of training space, welcoming and assisting event attendees, ordering and setting up lunch and refreshments, and other event support as needed.
•    Participate in learning and development opportunities, including: staff meetings and staff development sessions, and attending Mission Capital’s training courses, as applicable to intern’s interests.
•    May also include: preparing and compiling surveys and evaluations to support Mission Capital’s trainings and consulting engagements, notetaking for meetings, and administrative back-up to cover reception desk.
•    Support other Mission Capital initiatives as assigned.

Indicators of Success
•    Mission Capital’s administrative and event needs are fulfilled
•    Proactive action is taken to address the above job responsibilities
•    Positive feedback from peers on adherence to our core values and overall performance 
•    Assigned projects and associated tasks are completed on time and with a high satisfaction score from partners/clients  
•    Intern’s workload is effectively managed 

Internship Qualifications and Competencies
•    A flexible and enthusiastic approach to providing outstanding service to internal and external customers
•    Strong attention to detail and well-developed organizational skills
•    An internal drive to produce high-quality work
•    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
•    Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Excel
•    Proven ability to prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced, fluid environment with multiple goals and deadlines
•    A high degree of professional competence and integrity 
•    A “team player” attitude and alignment with Mission Capital’s core values of collaboration, service excellence, trust, learning, innovation and connectedness

Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment with low to moderate noise level. Work is generally sedentary in nature, but requires standing and walking for up to 35% of the time. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available, and requires out-of-office work up to 35% of the time. Occasional work required outside of normal business hours. Access to a mobile phone (with email access) is required periodically. Personal transportation is required.

The work conditions and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
Equal Opportunity Employer
Mission Capital is an equal opportunity employer.  We encourage all qualified candidates, regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity to apply.

To apply, please submit the following as PDFs through this online application:
•    Resume
•    Cover letter 
•    Three references (Your references will not be contacted before you are informed).

In your cover letter, please note which of our six core values resonates most with you and why—and also indicate how you heard about this position.


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