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Shoal Creek Conservancy, Development Internship, Application Deadline, BTT Gateway Job ID 11308

Fri, January 8, 2016

The Shoal Creek Conservancy ( is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 2013 with the mission of restoring, protecting and enhancing the ecological, social and cultural vibrancy of Shoal Creek for the people of Austin, Texas by engaging the public and partnering with the community. We seek to achieve this mission through activities that maintain and improve the Shoal Creek trail and greenway; enhance the public’s enjoyment of the Creek; and restore the watershed. Shoal Creek is the city’s oldest trail and extends for approximately four miles through the heart of Austin, Texas. 

Description: Shoal Creek Conservancy seeks an extremely organized, strong writer that is interested in learning more about nonprofit fundraising and development. This person would work closely with the Development and Programs Associate and Executive Director to assist with fundraising and other tasks. The position is available to undergraduate or graduate students as well as recent graduates. 

Assist with donor relations, including preparing thank you letters 
Assist with donor database management 
Work with Executive Director to draft grant proposal and reports 
Research and create a database of new funding prospects, including foundation, corporate 
and government grant programs 
Assist with planning of major fundraising events 
Work with other staff to develop materials to use for fundraising effort and pursue strategies 
to grow the membership of the Conservancy 
Assist with day-to-day administrative tasks as needed 

Strong writing, editing and proofreading skills 
Experience with nonprofit development work, grant writing a plus, but not necessary 
Desire to learn about nonprofit fundraising and management 
Ability to work independently and as part of a team 
Highly organized and able to manage multiple ongoing projects 
Excellent computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office products 
Enthusiasm for the Conservancy’s mission 

Start Date: Position open until filled, requires a minimum semester/summer commitment 

Hours: At least 15 hours a week, preferably two to three times a week in the office 

Stipend: $1000 per semester/summer

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    University of Texas at Austin
    FAC 18
    2304 Whitis Ave. Stop G6200
    Austin, Texas 78712-1508