A. JOB SUMMARY
CIC is looking for two students to join for the summer of 2023 in the capacity of Operations and Project Assistant. Working at CIC is a unique opportunity for students to be fully involved in a local and diverse organization. Work-study students will be offered an array of experiences to include: developing marketing materials and client outreach, evaluating and monitoring success metrics associated with the financing and education of entrepreneurs, researching organizational funding opportunities and writing grants, arranging special events, website and social media management, developing programmatic elements, assisting with micro loan applications and proposals. CIC work-study students can be assured of having a meaningful impact in the development of a local community organization that supports small businesses.
B. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
The Operations and Communication Assistant will experience the organic process of entrepreneurship not only through projects assigned but also through the stories and daily realities of CIC clients as they launch and grow their businesses. CIC maintains intimate relationships with its entrepreneur clients in order to ensure full support. Therefore, will similarly have strong connections with the struggles and triumphs of business.
Students will learn the art of communication through CIC’s education programs and stakeholder engagement, the basics of business through the training courses and live client examples (Conducting interviews, writing stories, successful fundraising strategies, community impact measurement, researching businesses, and collecting information.) Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to branch out and learn about other parts of CIC.
The Operations and Communications Assistant will experience the organic process of entrepreneurship not only through assigned projects but also through the stories and daily realities of CIC clients as they launch and grow their businesses. CIC maintains intimate relationships with its entrepreneurs in order to ensure full and ongoing support.
Students will hone their communication skills through CIC’s educational programs and stakeholder engagement and expand their knowledge of business throughout the course of their internship.
C. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Curiosity/interest in learning
Interest in working with others and teams
Interest in marketing (social media, email newsletters, website management) Interest in event planning and coordination
Interest in small business and entrepreneurship
Interest in helping individuals from low-income backgrounds
Strong communication skills
Strong writing skills, interest in grant writing
Strong technology skills (G Suite, Microsoft Office)
Ability to manage multiple projects at one time
The work-study students will collaborate with the site supervisor to establish a mutually agreeable, required, and consistent schedule throughout the summer. We request that students work in the office at least 2 days a week and preferably 3-4 days, depending on the maximum allowable hours. Our office is located at 300 Preston Ave. Suite 206, Charlottesville VA.
The student will be compensated $15.00 dollars per hour for a maximum of 20 hours per week.
HOW TO APPLY:
Please send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Priority consideration given to resumes received by April 21, 2023 and resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Target start date is in May 2023.
COMMUNITY INVESTMENT COLLABORATIVE
Community Investment Collaborative (CIC) is a Community Development Finance Institution (CDFI) with a mission of strengthening our community and contributing to economic development by fueling the success of under-resourced entrepreneurs through education, mentoring, financing and networking.