Internships & Coordinator Positions
Below is a list of Coordinator Positions available with KU Alternative Breaks starting Fall 2017. The application consists of three parts: a brief application, interview, and resume. Deadlines for all positions are Fri., April 28th.
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Interviews will be conducted April 29th from 10am -12pm If you are unavailable during this time, please shoot us an email so we may arrange an alternative interview time.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE COMMITTED TO MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF OTHERS AND MAKING POSITIVE CHANGES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES. WE ARE SPECIFICALLY INTERESTED IN INDIVIDUALS WHO DEMONSTRATE ABILITY TO:
- Initiate and carry out activities
- Motivate others to become active citizens
- Lead energetically
- Work well within groups
- Communicate effectively
- Meet deadlines effectively/efficiently
- Invest additional time in a project as needed
CORE MEMBERS FULFILL THE FOLLOWING DUTIES:
- Serve office hours (~ 2hrs/week)
- Participate in all AB related group projects or development workshops
- Meet with Co-Directors periodically for position updates
- Attend AB Core meetings (1hr/week)
- Participate in PRing for all weeklong seasons (this includes tabling, postering, chalking, and class visits)
Questions for each position are available here. Please send in your responses and resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 28th at 11:59pm. Below is a description of each position:
Public Relations Coordinators
Working with all divisions of the program, the PR Coordinators execute advertising and recruiting efforts. Printing flyers and brochures, setting up ads for the University Daily Kansan, arranging student organization and classroom visits, running information sessions, coordinating tabling efforts in the Union and in front of Wescoe Hall, chalking campus, arranging for the banner to be placed in prominent places, coordinating facebook ads, and running social media campaigns, the PR Coordinators work year-round using a variety of strategies to spread the word about Alternative Breaks programs. The people in this position are also responsible for drafting press releases and alerting campus and local news agencies about AB volunteer opportunities and the work students did on their breaks. They are also responsible for maintaining and updating the Alternative Breaks social media presence, as well as designing/ordering t-shirts. They will also be responsible for creating and maintaining the multiple listservs affiliated with our programs. PR Coordinators will work in conjuction with the Design Coordinator to develop effective graphics and designs to be used for advertising purposes throughout the year. This year’s incoming PR Coordinators will be tasked with assisting the Design Coordinator to develop new branding materials for the AB organization to use for future years.
The Finance Coordinator keeps the books for all AB programming. This individual is responsible for preparing and updating the AB budget, preparing financial packets for each break, processing reimbursements, and reconciling the bank account. The Finance Coordinator explains all financial procedures to site leaders and break participantsparticipants, and with his or her projections helps the Co-Directors set program costs for participants. This person will work closely with the Accounting Coordinator to ensure the financial success of Alternative Breaks, and is responsible for maintaining proper checks and balances.
The Accounting Coordinator will work closely with the Finance Coordinator and Fundraising Coordinators to facilitate the overall financial health of the organization. Duties include: processing transactions, preparing and verifying weekly updates, compiling reports for each season (Fall, Winter, Spring, and Summer), and tracking participant payment plans and notifying participants of missed payments. The Accounting Coordinator will meet with the Finance Coordinator once a week.