GSA Network Central Valley Intern Job Description
Title: GSA Network Central Valley Intern
Job Status: Volunteer/Internship
Reports to: Central Valley Program Coordinator
Work Schedule: 10-15 hrs, flexible
Organization and Position Overview:
Gay-Straight Alliance Network (GSA Network) is a statewide, youth-driven, social justice organization based in San Francisco that empowers youth activists fighting homophobia and transphobia in high schools and middle schools. GSA clubs provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth who are facing pervasive discrimination and harassment at school. As a non-profit organization formed in 1998, GSA Network provides resources, training, and grassroots organizing support to clubs working to educate schools about LGBTQ issues and organize for social change. GSA Network currently runs a network of more than 790 GSA clubs throughout California.
The GSA Network Central Valley Intern is responsible for assisting the Central Valley Program Coordinator in maintaining the data for and responding to resource requests from GSA clubs in the Central Valley counties. The intern is also responsible for providing administrative and event planning assistance to the Program Coordinator as we prepare Fall GSA Network Summit(s) for local youth. This internship may be on a continuous basis or for Fall 2012 (ending May, 2012). Interns in this position will gain concrete skills for careers in Member or Client Services, Even Planning and Management, and Non-Profit Administration. This internship is ideal for someone interested in an entry-level nonprofit Administrative and Event Planning position. A demonstrated passion for LGBTQ youth leadership and empowerment, an understanding of youth culture, and commitment to social change is required for all positions at GSA Network.
• Maintain and update accurate records of existing GSA clubs • Process new GSA registrations and ensure new GSAʼs have a positive experience joining
GSA Network • Confirm SF office has completed local requests for materials, resources, and poster orders • Data Management • Help prepare E-Blasts to GSAs • Write content for our bi-weekly GSA Network News and blogs for GSA Network website • Occasional program-related tasks, as appropriate • Support GSA Network program staff with the following events:
o Central Valley Fall 2012 Summit(s) • Assist with onsite registration if applicable • Assist with responding to or fulfill requests for event info • Organizing beginning-of-the-year and occasional mailings • Update and maintain Central Valley GSA Network Facebook and social media sites • Post event data entry • Other duties as assigned
Skills Gained at the end of this assignment:
• Basic Administrative skills oCreate and edit documents in Excel, Word, Power Point oWriting E-mails oPublic speaking to youth and youth leaders in the community • Reception and Phone skills • Practical skills in member or client services • Familiarity with Drupal Websites • Familiarity with CiviCRM data management systems • Familiarity with Constant Contact mass emailing program • Knowledge of planning and managing large and small-scale non-profit events directed at
• Excellent attention to detail • Solid time management skills • Strong oral and written communication skills, including Word, Excel, and Power Point • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced organization • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, anti-oppression work, and LGBTQ rights • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and with people from a variety of different
racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, educational, religious, sexual, gender, and generational backgrounds
To Apply by September 25, 2011:
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
1295 N. Wishon Ave. Suite 6 Fresno, CA 93728
Specify job title when applying; no phone calls or faxes please.
Equal Opportunity Employer:
GSA Network, is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from youth, people of color, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and people with disabilities.