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Internships: Technical Services
Information Technology Internship Spring Semester 2015 - USA Rugby (Boulder, CO)

Term

This internship is expected to start in January 2015 and continue through early April 2015. Interns must be eligible to receive college credit, or be satisfying an academic requirement, in order to be considered. This is a full-time internship at 40 hours per week. This internship is also open to graduate school candidates.

Overview

The primary focus of this internship will be to support and assist in the infrastructure and technological needs of the national office.  The Information Technology [I.T.] Intern will assist with answering help requests through our internal ticketing system, troubleshooting issues that include but are not limited to workstation setup and deployment, network connectivity, server management as well as any other tasks that contribute to the efficiencies of the Digital Platform department.

Responsibilities include:

·         Assisting with the delivery of services provided by the Digital Platform department

·         Answering and completing ticket requests in a timely manner

·         Simplifying and communicating complex technical issues to all constituents

·         Working alongside various levels of management to address all technical needs

·         Assisting with the completion of special projects currently in-progress

·         Assisting with overall management of our office network

·         Other duties as assigned

Benefit to Intern

·         Exposure to the demands of working in the IT field

·         Experience in meeting the demands of the IT field

·         Learning how to fully utilize industry-wide tools that directly impact our global reach

·         Understanding and developing simplified processes involved when servicing technical issues

·         Experience working with a National Governing Body (NGB)

·         Experience working with an organization that has a global fan base

Percentage of Duties

·         50% - Answering and completing service requests

·         25% - Assisting with special projects currently in-progress

·         20% - Researching current trends regarding infrastructure, data management and best practices

·         5% - Other duties as assigned

Interns should possess a passion for helping others overcome any and all digital/technical challenges while providing excellent customer service—remember, these are your coworkers who work with you 5 days a week!  Additionally, you will be allowed to spend 4 hours per week working on a fun project with the following parameters: (1) it must benefit and enhance a facet of I.T. that you want to learn more about, (2) it must be based on the values and mission statement of USA Rugby, and (3) the day you designate will be the same day every week.

Questions about the internship can be directed to David Jacobson at djacobson@usarugby.org.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to get school credit for this internship?

2. Please describe your IT/help desk experience/knowledge.

3. Please describe your coding/programming experience/knowledge, including which languages have you used in the past.

4. Have you ever used ConnectWise?

5. Please describe your proficiency with Microsoft Office applications. List each and provide your level of experience on a scale of 1 to 5 (5 being highest).

6. How did you hear about this internship?

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Membership: Fundraising/Major Gifts
Major Gifts Officer - USA Rugby Trust - USA Rugby Trust (Boulder, CO)

Overview:
This position is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major gift prospects (individuals, corporations, foundations) and participating in donor stewardship activities. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Officer will develop and manage a portfolio of 100+ donors and prospects capable of giving $50,000+. Some travel required.

USA Rugby Trust is the philanthropic arm of USA Rugby. Our fundraising activities support rugby youth initiatives, coaching and referee development, and build world class athletes through age-grade pathways, National, and Olympic teams.

Location:

This position is not required to be based in our Boulder, CO office. If selected, a candidate may be allowed to work remotely from their home office as long as the candidate lives within close proximity to a major airport in the United States. Should you wish to work from a home office, please state this in your cover letter.

 Responsibilities include:

·In consultation with the ED, establish an annual operating plan, with measurable performance objectives, that is linked to USA Rugby Trust’s fundraising goals and priorities. Participate in assessing progress toward objectives and adjust plan as necessary.

·Successfully manage a major gift portfolio of approximately 100 donors and prospects. Engage in activities that focus on donor-centered philanthropy to maximize potential long-term giving.

·Research and identify major gift prospects capable of supporting USA Rugby Trust with significant charitable gifts. Cultivate identified prospects via in-person visits, telephone and email communication, and engagement opportunities such as special events.

·Solicit prospects for significant charitable gifts to support the vision and mission of USA Rugby Trust.

·Demonstrate accountability and transparency.

·Ensure all prospect/donor engagement activities and communications are entered into the donor database.

Minimum Qualifications Required:

Education:       

·Bachelor’s degree

Experience/Skills:

·Demonstrated success of at least three years with direct solicitation.

·Demonstrated success in personally securing major gifts of $25,000 or more.

·Demonstrated effectiveness in prospect identification and relationship building.

·Proven ability to translate complex organizational funding needs into brief and compelling gift proposals.

·Highly skilled in successfully managing multiple priorities and deadlines.

·Working knowledge of donor (moves) management systems.

·Superior written and verbal communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.

·Outstanding interpersonal skills. Resourceful and independent, yet able to work creatively, effectively, and collaboratively within an integrated, team-oriented fundraising environment.

Percentage of duties:

  • 60%- Donor cultivation, engagement, and solicitation
  • 25%- Donor research, identification, and strategy development
  • 10%- Monitoring and reporting
  • 5%- All other duties assigned

No VISA sponsorship is provided for this position.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. What is your salary requirement?

2. If you wish to work from a home office, in what city are you located?

3. Please describe your experience in cultivating, engaging and soliciting major gifts.

4. Are you eligible to work in the United States?

5. Give an example of a time you secured a gift of at least $25k. What skills did you apply and what made you successful?

6. How did you hear about this job?

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Internships: Athlete Management/Coaching
Strength & Conditioning Internship – Spring Semester 2015 - USA Rugby (Chula Vista, CO)

Term:
This internship is expected to start in February 2015 and continue through June 2015. Interns must be eligible to receive college credit, or be satisfying an academic requirement, in order to be considered. This is a full-time internship at 40 hours per week. This internship is also open to graduate school candidates.

Overview:
The primary focus of this internship is to effectively assist the Head of Strength and Conditioning to manage and co-ordinate all aspects of Strength and Conditioning support to National 7’s Squad players for the duration of the 2014/2015 International season.

Responsibilities include:

  •  Assist Strength and Conditioning Advisor to maintain all records of information relating to testing of National 7’s Squad Players.
  • Assist the Strength and Conditioning Advisor in providing meals and supplementation needs to all National 7’s Squad Players.
  • Once educated and given clearance from the Strength and Conditioning Advisor, provide specified recovery protocol to all squad members.
  • Once educated and given clearance from the Head of Strength and Conditioning, effectively Coach National 7’s Squad players in all areas of Strength and Conditioning at National Squad sessions & external.
  • Assist the Strength and Conditioning Advisor in managing an integrated monitoring program for the National 7’s Squad to track player readiness, individual training volumes, and enhance player development.
  • Willingness to assist Performance Analyst in videoing sessions when required.
  • Assist the Head of Strength and Conditioning, Performance Analyst or Physio in collating all aspects of National 7’s Squad individual player data with reference to physical performance.
  • Assist the Strength and Conditioning Advisor in managing and processing all data to give outcomes and recommendations for further progress of the National 7’s Squad.
  • Assist the Head of Strength and Conditioning in keeping on-going records of all National 7’s Squad individual player data using the USA Data Management System.
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours of Work/Availability:

  • Standard working hours will normally be Monday to Friday 0700 -1600. This role may require the candidate to work extended hours, evenings and weekends as required.

  • When the Head of Strength and Conditioning is traveling with the Tour squad or is unable to attend specific sessions, be available to supervise, provide and monitor all Strength and Conditioning requirements of the remaining Squad members/ complete squad that have been communicated to you by the Head of Strength and Conditioning.

Interns should possess qualifications in sport science and/or sports coaching. Post Graduate qualifications in sport science and/ or sport coaching/ Teaching or communication desirable.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to get school credit for this internship?

2. Are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?

3. Do you have experience in sport science and/or sports coaching?

4. How did you hear about this internship?

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Internships: Communications/Community Relations
USA Rugby Trust Communications/Fundraising Internship - Summer Semester - USA Rugby Trust (Boulder, CO)

Term:

This internship is expected to start in May 2015 and continue through August 2015. Interns must be eligible to receive college credit, or be satisfying an academic requirement, in order to be considered. This is a part-time internship at 20 hours per week, unless your school authorizes you to complete a full-time internship program during the spring semester.

Overview:
The primary focus of this internship is to support and assist in the development, implementation, and monitoring of fundraising programs, appeals, and events directly benefitting USA Rugby Trust. The Communications/Fundraising Intern will assist with executing fundraising appeals and events, working with our donor database, developing social media and website marketing strategies, and responding to general donor inquiries and requests.

Responsibilities include:

  • Support Executive Director and Communications Manager in planning, executing, and monitoring fundraising events and appeals
  • Assist in the creation of fundraising literature
  • Assist in the creation of acknowledgement letters
  • Assist in the planning and implementing of board meetings and subsequent material preparation
  • Assist in the creation of engagement tools
  • Assist in producing a monthly newsletter
  • Assist in creation of grant proposals
  • Assist in the development of a USA Rugby Trust presence through social networking (i.e. Facebook, Twitter)
  • Execute office administrative tasks such as mailing, data entry, etc.
  • Respond to foundation and giving inquiries and provide information and resources as requested
  • Other duties as assigned

Percentage of duties:
25%- Customer service by, email, phone and in person contact
50%- Website, marketing and mass communication development
15%- Event and initiative support
10%- All other duties assigned

Interns should possess a passion for philanthropy, creative writing, strong computer skills, and be comfortable interacting with high level professionals.

Questions about this internship can be directed to Nikki Wiederaenders, Executive Director, at nwieder@usarugby.org or by phone at 720-508-8025.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are you able to get school credit for this internship?

2. Are you willing and able to relocate at your own expense?

3. Do you have prior fundraising/event planning/donor database experience?

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