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Medical & Community Outreach Coordinator - Tampa Bay

JOB SUMMARY: The Medical & Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for managing and executing strategic initiatives to meet referral goals and increase visibility and knowledge of Make-A-Wish in Tampa Bay, Southwest Florida and Suncoast regions. The medical and community outreach coordinator may represent Make-A-Wish at health fairs, community events, charity walks and more. Responsibilities also include working with the Volunteer Manager in all aspects of volunteer recruitment, training and recognition. 

Specific responsibilities include:
• Develop and Execute Medical Outreach strategic plan initiatives
• Evaluate referral trends and identify new referral markets and strategically determine best outreach methods
• Identify innovative ways to reach wish families and communities
• Build strong ongoing relationships with referral sources
• Coordinate and conduct educational sessions and presentations
• Provide updates and feedback to referral sources regarding wish progress
• Manage Chapter Medical Advisor program and ensure broad representation
• Keep abreast of, and notify referral community regarding changes in National policies, guidelines and resources related to eligibility and medical outreach efforts
• Attend Make-A-Wish events and committee meetings as required 
• Manage the development and production of all medical outreach materials
• Work with Volunteer Manager to assist in recruiting new volunteers, as needed
• Assist with coordinating and delivering volunteer training
• Work with Volunteer Manager on planning and executing volunteer recognition events
• Other duties as assigned


Desired Qualifications: Experience in the healthcare industry; working knowledge of child development and childhood illnesses and treatments; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal and relationship development skills; and self-motivated, team-oriented and highly organized with strong attention to detail.

Please submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements to Karen Mullins at xzhyyvaf@fsyn.jvfu.bet.

Administrative Assistant - Fort Lauderdale office

JOB SUMMARY: This position will oversee the day-to-day administrative responsibilities of the foundation’s front desk and administratively assist the CEO and President. A friendly and positive attitude with a desire to work as efficiently as possible with excellent client-facing communication skills. The ability to work in a team environment with little supervision while managing multiple tasks.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Distributes and process in-coming and out-going mail according to established audit policy and procedures.
• Responsible for individual donor acknowledgements under $250, including memorial and honor donation notifications.
• Answer incoming calls and assume other receptionist duties as needed.
• Assume responsibility for maintaining and replenishing the postage machine. Order and maintain general front desk office supplies.
• Update and distribute chapter phone list including emergency contact information.
• Write “wish stories” using the establish Adopt-A-Wish guidelines.
• Assist in scanning photos of wish children as provided by the wish department into the child’s raisers-edge card.
• Assist the CEO with expense reports, daily calendar, office files, travel itineraries, meeting logistics and telephone calls.
• Generate memos, emails and reports when appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree preferred; proficiency in MS Office with expertise in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Excel, Word and Outlook; ability to revise operating practices to improve efficiency; detail-oriented and comfortable working in a fast-paced office environment; exceptional communication skills; superior organization skills and dedication to completing projects in a timely manner; ability to thrive in a teamwork environment.

Please submit resume along with a cover letter to Julie Katz at wxngm@fsyn.jvfu.bet. No phone calls please.

Internship Requirements

Internships are available during the Fall, Spring & Summer semesters and applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Interns are expected to work between 15 to 20 hours a week during an 12 to 16 week period. Internships are also available for course credit (contingent upon university approval). All internships are non-paid.

Qualified applicants will possess strong written and oral communication skills, working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite which includes Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and demonstrate maturity and responsibility. Ability to handle multiple tasks and possess strong organizational skills is also encouraged.

To apply for an internship in the Ft. Lauderdale office, potential candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Melanie Holley at zubyyrl@fsyn.jvfu.bet or fax (954) 967-2468. No phone calls please.

To apply for an internship in the Bonita Springs office, potential candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Lesley Colantonio at ypbynagbavb@fsyn.jvfu.bet or fax (239) 992-2833. No phone calls please.

To apply for an internship in the Tampa office, potential candidates should email a resume and cover letter to: Lisa Andrews, Regional Director at ynaqerjf@fsyn.jvfu.bet. No phone calls please.

Internship - Program Services

This individual will assist the Program Services Department in planning and follow-up of wishes for eligible children. This intern will maintain communication with wish families, communicate with medical professionals, assist with referral calls, complete file close-outs, and update the wish database. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Child Life or related fields. All majors are welcome. Applicants that are bilingual in Spanish or Creole are needed and encouraged to apply. Ft. Lauderdale office only.

Internship - Development/Fundraising

The Development - Fundraising Intern will assist in all areas related to fundraising and will support major fundraising programs. General responsibilities include strategic planning to grow programs such as Kids For Wish Kids, Wishes in Flight, Corporate partners, and Workplace giving; research and solicit local companies, schools, clubs and civic organization etc.; cultivate new donors; set up speaking engagements for new donors; form and manage a youth advisory board to grow our Kids for Wish Kids program; and help update and maintain files for donors and events. Ideal for applicants with ease and comfort speaking with others, organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks, proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, working knowledge of social media, excellent writing and communications skills and a positive attitude. Bonita Springs office only.

Internship - Development/National Alliances

The Development/National Alliances Intern will provide assistance and support to annual fundraising campaigns that include, but are not limited to, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual and corporate donors to help build relationships with our local and national alliances. Intern will play a role in the coordination and implementation of fundraising initiatives including promotions with national corporate partners, and learn how for-profit corporations partner with nonprofits to further their initiatives. Additionally, there will be some event planning assistance, including an opportunity to participate in and organize logistics for wish celebrations and donor cultivation events. This role will directly participate in the coordination of key national partnership campaigns including Subaru’s Share The Love & Macy’s Thanks For Sharing campaigns. Applicants should have strong organizational and time management skills, excellent customer service skills and be passionate about learning non-profit work. Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations, the intern will gain an understanding of nonprofit fundraising, community outreach and marketing. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Business, Public Relations or Non-profit Management. All majors are welcome to apply. Ft. Lauderdale office only.

Internship - Development/Stewardship

The Development/Stewardship Intern will provide assistance and support to the Development department with annual fundraising efforts that include, but are not limited to, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding individual, corporate and foundation donors. Responsibilities will include cause-related marketing projects, community outreach, grant research, help in coordinating donor stewardship that includes, but is not limited to, gathering wish story information to share with donors, coordinating donor mailings  etc. - all in an effort to raise funds needed to grant wishes.

Applicants should have strong organizational and time management skills, excellent customer service skills and be passionate to learn about  this aspect of non-profit work . Through a combination of learning experiences, work projects and group collaborations, the intern will gain an understanding of nonprofit fundraising, community outreach and marketing. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Business, Public Relations or Non-profit Management.  All majors are welcome to apply. Ft. Lauderdale office only.

Internship - Brand Advancement

This intern will support the Brand Advancement Team in a variety of areas including story writing/researching, social media, and public relations. During this internship you will learn to work within a team, develop oral and written communication skills, improve problem solving skills through task management, and gain knowledge of a career in the non-profit field.

Applicants should be self-motivated and have strong communication skills and attention to detail. Experience with social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Google+), web research, and story writing is strongly encouraged. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Communications, Journalism, or other fields with an emphasis on writing skills. You may be asked to submit a writing sample for further consideration.

Internship - Special Events

The Special Events Intern supports Make-A-Wish's major special events. The primary responsibilities include assisting with marketing of events, facilitating the donation of high-end auction items and designing and implementing the visual aspects of silent auction displays. The Special Events Intern will also provide general assistance and office support to Development Team, and interact with donors and vendors relating to the events. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Marketing, Public Relations, Business or related fields. All majors are welcome.

Internship - Volunteer Relations

The Volunteer Relations Intern will assist the Volunteer Coordinator in all aspects of the Volunteer Program including but not limited to recruitment and training volunteers, managing volunteer files, processing applications, and communicating with volunteers. Must be comfortable and confident communicating over the phone. Ideal for applicants pursuing a degree in Human Resources, Public Administration, or other related fields. All majors are welcome. Ft. Lauderdale office only.

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Inc.
4491 S State Road 7
Suite 201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33314
(954) 967-9474
Toll Free (888) 773-9474
Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Southwest Florida Regional Office
3655 Bonita Beach Road
Suite 3
Bonita Springs, FL 34134
(239) 992-9474

Make-A-Wish® U.S. Virgin Islands
PMB 547
8168 Crown Bay Marina Ste 505
St Thomas, VI 00802-5819
(340) 474-0798

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Tampa Bay Regional Office
324 North Dale Mabry Hwy
Suite 203
Tampa, FL 33609
(813) 288-2600

Make-A-Wish® Southern Florida, Suncoast Regional Office
3430 Magic Oak Lane
Sarasota, FL 34232
(941) 378-9474