Employment and Internships
at MotherWoman 


MotherWoman, a Hadley-based nonprofit, works to support and empower mothers to create personal and social change by building community safety nets, impacting family policy, and promoting the leadership and resilience of mothers. Our core philosophy is that when mothers are strong and supported, families and communities thrive.

Employment

TITLE: DEVELOPMENT COORDINATOR

SUMMARY: Working directly with the Executive Director, the Development Coordinator will provide support for all aspects of development and fundraising for MotherWoman. The Coordinator facilitates, organizes and executes fundraising activities essential for MotherWoman’s growth and sustainability. The Development Coordinator plays an integral role by participating in drafts, proofreads, and creation of funding requests, direct mail appeals and online campaigns, donor and public relations, donor research and cultivation plans, gift processing and special events. The Development Coordinator provides support for project management related to development & fundraising.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts funding research for grant opportunities
  • Drafts, proofreads, and submits funding requests at the direction of the Executive Director
  • Coordinates all direct mail fundraising campaigns—currently consisting of year-end and spring appeal
  • Leads implementation of online fundraising campaigns; utilizing social media and Constant Contact to promote online campaigns
  • Composes, proofreads and copy-edits documents such as acknowledgement letters, reports, memos, etc. Tracks the progress and process of acknowledgement letters to ensure timely and accurate acknowledgement of gifts received
  • Coordinates accurate data entry and record maintenance on an ongoing basis in the Blackbaud E-Tapestry donor database. Utilize the fundraising database to research information
  • Monitors donor database, gift reports and alert the executive director to charitable gifts made by key individuals, donors, and/or volunteers
  • Develops and executes donor cultivation plan to implement with Executive Director
  • Attends networking events to promote MotherWoman and cultivate relationships/ partnerships
  • Collaborates with the financial manager to ensure accurate donation processing, reconciliation with Quick Books and Blackbaud database and reporting
  • Serves as staff liaison to  Events Committee working on all special fundraising and volunteer initiatives; including sponsorship support, donor cultivation, staff and volunteer support, and all other event logistics and planning
  • Serves as Team Leader of MotherWoman’s sustainable fundraising program, modeled after Benevon, including coordinating team meetings and bi-weekly information sessions and follow up calls
  • Coordinates quarterly e-newsletter
  • Provides administrative support to Executive Director including scheduling meetings and making travel arrangements

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • A bachelor’s degree or further advanced education is required.
  • A minimum of five years of successful work experience in nonprofit development, sales, public relations, or similar work required.
  • Proven experience with fundraising, contact management or other database software
  • Demonstrated skill and knowledge of Microsoft Windows computer environment, Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Constant Contact and E-Tapestry.  In addition, knowledge of HTML and design software required. 
  • Valid driver's license required and willingness to travel.
  • Experience working with volunteers and interns.
  • Experience planning and executing events.
  • Superior verbal and writing skills, high attention to detail and follow-up, excellent organizational skills and presentation skills required.
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion and tact required.
  • Strong leadership qualities, including the ability both to delegate and to execute, while being a part of a dynamic team.
  • An exceptional work ethic, creative problem solving skills, and track record of personal initiative and resourcefulness required. 

This is position is full-time. For compensation and benefit package details, please contact: 

Griffin Staffing Network
1145 Main Street, Suite 508
Springfield, MA 01103
413-788-0751
info@griffinstaffingnetwork.com 
www.griffinstaffingnetwork.com. 

TO APPLY: Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and two portfolio/ writing samples directly to Griffin Staffing Network.

**Note: Please do not contact MotherWoman directly for inquiries.

 

Part-time Childcare Providers for Support Groups
MotherWoman seeks caring, experienced childcare providers to provide regular and substitute childcare in Hadley at $12/hour. Regular hours listed below, other periodic opportunities for childcare may also be available. 

Location: Hadley
Times needed: Friday mornings from 9:45am-12:15pm (15 mins for set up and clean up)
1-2 days a month 

Location: Amherst
Times needed: Thursday mornings from 9:30am-11:45 (15 mins for set up and clean up)
Only 4 consecutive weeks starting July 9, 2015 and ending July 30, 2015

Reliable transportation is required. Experience with infants and toddlers required. CORI checks will be performed.

If you are available for any of the above times and interested in the position, please email your resume and three references in PDF or Word Document format to admin@motherwoman.org.

 

Masters Public Health Capstone Program - Summer and Fall 2015

We are actively searching for graduate students interested in applying their public health knowledge to the MotherWoman Community-based Perinatal Support Model© (CPSM).  The CPSM is an intervention that supports communities in creating a comprehensive safety net for mothers at risk for/or experiencing perinatal depression. The CPSM aims to address barriers to care to achieve optimal mental health outcomes for mothers and families, through multi-sector collaboration in the areas of education, training, resource development, triage/referral protocols and screening.

We understand that capstone projects as well as other collaborative projects are a part of student course requirements. We would like to offer students the opportunity to complete their capstone project with MotherWoman. Many of these projects can be done without being on location at our site in Western MA. We have active data sets and are eager to partner with students even when they are unable to be at our physical site.  

In completing your capstone project with us you will be able to: 

  • Complete 120-300 hours public health experience
  • Apply and test public health concepts and theories in practice settings
  • Implement one or more of the ten essential services of public health
  • Utilize problemā€solving skills to assess and analyze public health issues
  • Propose and, to the extent possible, implement effective intervention strategies
  • Justify the importance of interdisciplinary teamwork to address public health problems
  • Learn to function successfully as a public health professional in a work setting

For more information contact Shelly Smith, shelly@motherwoman.org.

 

 

General Internships - Fall 2015

Overview of MotherWoman Internship Requirements:
  • Require attendance at MotherWoman's Internship Orientation. 
  • Requirements depend on specific internship postings - be sure to read these thoroughly.
  • Motherwoman internships are unpaid. MotherWoman partners with local colleges and academic programs in order to secure stipends/pay for student interns. We encourage students to seek out and apply to these programs.
  • Applications with typos and other errors will not be considered. 
  • Fall semester internship period generally runs from September 8  - December 12, 2015
  • Internships may be extended to include Spring; preference may be given to those able to commit to Fall and Spring semesters. Please state preference/availability.
  • Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. For upcoming MoM schedules, see our website calendar. 
Questions and applications should be addressed to MotherWoman's Administrative Coordinator at admin@motherwoman.org. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

 

General Internships

  1. Graphic Design Intern --NEW
  2. Administrative Assistant Intern --NEW
  3. Website Development Intern --Coming Soon!

Development and Fundraising Internships

  1. Development Data Entry Intern --NEW

Training & Programming Internships

  1. Training Marketing Intern 
  2. Media and Web Development Intern
  3. Training Team Intern
  4. Evaluation Intern
  5. Support Group Research Intern
  6. Public Policy and Advocacy Intern
  7. Public Health/Policy Special Project


General Internships

Graphic Design Internship
Reports to: Administrative Coordinator

Desirable skills: Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator), Publisher, Microsoft Office, Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, HTML; vector graphic illustration skills, comfortable speaking on the phone, good people skills, and excellent writing skills 

This position is appropriate for students studying graphic design, photography, marketing, and other related fields.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials 
  • Design and produce fliers, banners, brochures for programs and special events 
  • Develop informational packaging for corporate campaigns
  • Design graphics for website and social media sites 
  • Research sellables and liaise with designer and print company 
  • Assist with photography at events 
  • Provide support with the promotion of special events

Minimum of 8 hours per week.

Interested candidates must submit: (all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 2 References
  4. Graphic Design samples

Business Adminstration Internship
Reports to: Operations Coordinator 

Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. It will be an internship of a lifetime!

Desired Skills: Microsoft Office Suite (Power Point , Excel, Word,) Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign,) Google Apps, Data entry, comfortable speaking on the phone, good people skills, and excellent writing skills. 

This position is appropriate for students studying business, management, marketing, and other related fields.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist Administrative Coordinator with coordination in preparation for board and committee meetings 
  • Assist with logistics and materials in preparation for meetings, trainings and fundraising events 
  • Assist with hiring and recruitment of new interns
  • Input & maintain data in donor database, ensuring all correspondence completed 
  • Provide general administrative support duties including: word processing, correspondence, event logistics, data entry, bulk mailing projects, organizing and filing 
  • Provide general customer service through answering telephone, responding to requests for information and forward messages 
  • Maintain office area, ensuring office is kept orderly 
  • Organize, inventory and replenish supplies for general office and specific program need 
  • Distribute all incoming mail and assist with outgoing mail  

Minimum of 8 hours per week.

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 2 References
  4. 2 Writing samples

 

Development Internships

Development Assistant Internship
Reports to: Development Coordinator

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct demographic and statistical research, from internal and external sources, to provide MotherWoman with a robust collection of information to be used for applying for grants and other fundraising and marketing purposes.
  • Scan and upload hard-copy donations to convert to electronic filing system (familiarity with fundraising software a plus).
  • Assist with donor cultivation, special mailing projects and follow-up phone calls.
  • Provide support with special events
  • Assist with monthly information sessions (preparation, participation and follow-up); and 
  • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns (preparation, participation, and follow-up).
  •  

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school.

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume

 

Training & Program Internships

  • Graduate and Undergraduate students are invited to apply
  • Preference given to candidates who can commit to two semesters or more
  • Applicants should understand MotherWoman’s programming by reviewing our website and social media outlets.


Training Marketing Internship
Reports to: Program Manager

Qualities/Skills: competency with social media, excellent writing skills and ability to adapt to the voice of MotherWoman, able to work independently as well as collaboratively.  We are looking for students who are independent thinkers, not easily intimidated by doing things that are new, are interested in learning about 
non-profit organizations and have a good sense of humor and adventure. Join us in doing incredible work that is changing the landscape for mothers.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct demographic and statistical research, from internal and external sources, to provide MotherWoman with a robust collection of information to be used for applying for grants and other fundraising and marketing purposes.
  • Scan and upload hard-copy donations to convert to electronic filing system (familiarity with fundraising software a plus).
  • Assist with donor cultivation, special mailing projects and follow-up phone calls.
  • Provide support with special events 
    • Assist with monthly information sessions (preparation, participation and follow-up); and 
    • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns (preparation, participation, and follow-up).

Minimum of 8 hours per week, 12 hours preferred. Preference given to candidates who are available for more than one semester. Possibility for Full Time Summer Internship. 

Interested candidates must submit: (all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 2 References
  4. Graphic Design samples


Media and Web Development Internship
Reports to: Program Director 

Desired Skills:This successful intern will be social media savvy, an excellent writer, have experience in creating media library or be a quick study, have experience in utilizing media to engage in active media campaigns, able to understand MotherWoman’s messaging and replicate it, as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For interested students with photography and video skills, there is potential for supporting MotherWoman in development of new materials utilizing these mediums. It will be an internship of a lifetime!

This position is appropriate for students studying communications, media development, public relations, video production, and public policy, public health, social work and other related fields.

Responsibilities includes:

  • Develop a library of images for use in PowerPoint and materials
  • Develop media library and archive system for existing MotherWoman media (Photos, video, text)
  • Develop new materials
  • Implement social media engagement utilizing media library 
  • Partner with staff and/or consultant on website redesign
  • Familiarity with publishing and media software such as the Adobe Suite, Microsoft Publisher, etc.

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples


Training Team Internship
Reports to: Program Manager

This position is appropriate for students studying communications, media development, public relations, and public policy, public health, social work and other related fields. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Training preparation, support delivery, and post training follow up
  • Research on program expansion and development of budgets
  • Research conferences, development opportunities and training models
  • Assessment, including profiling the demographics of MotherWoman communities
  • Bibliography research and maintenance for MotherWoman presentations
  • Data management
  • File management
  • Special projects TBD

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples


Evaluation Internship
Reports to: Program Director

Desired Skills: Successful intern should be familiar with and have experience in evaluation as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For students interested in publication, there may be opportunities. It will be an internship of a lifetime! 

This position is appropriate for students studying evaluation, implementation science, community-readiness including students studying non-profit administration, program implementation, public policy, public health, social work and other related fields.

Responsibilities include:

  • Development of pre and post evaluation protocols, reporting mechanisms and data collection for programs
  • Processing of evaluation and interpretation of outcomes
  • Development of evaluation reports
  • Literature reviews on applicable subjects
  • Development of research/evaluation designs and IRBs for evaluation 
  • Research opportunities for publication and presentation 
  • Possible opportunity for working directly on articles for publication
  • Competence with Excel necessary
  • Support and leadership with focus groups and evaluation interviews
  • Familiarity with coding software a plus!

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples


Support Group Research Internship
Reports to: Program Manager

Desired Skills:Successful intern should be familiar with and have experience in research as well as be self-motivated, confident and bold as a team member. Interns at MotherWoman are given whole project responsibilities, have opportunities to do important work and are relied on. You must be reliable, committed and willing to work. For students interested in being engaged in research and publication, there may be opportunities. It will be an internship of a lifetime! 

This position is appropriate for students studying research and mental health interventions and outcomes, as well as public policy, public health, social work, psychology and other related fields. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintenance of research project
  • Oversight of monthly outreach to research participants
  • Literature review on related subjects
  • Outreach for research support
  • Grant research and writing
  • Development of protocols for research expansion
  • Providing support for writing articles from research 
  • Development of research/evaluation designs and IRBs for evaluation 
  • Research opportunities for publication and presentation 
  • Support and leadership with focus groups and evaluation interviews
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact and databases a plus!

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples


Public Policy and Advocacy Internship
Reports to: Program Director

Policy and Advocacy Intern will actively work on advocacy for social policy priorities of MotherWoman. Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level. MotherWoman is actively engaged in several public policy initiatives including the Earned Paid Sick Leave and Living Wage Campaigns at the MA state-level, new legislation on pregnancy discrimination issues, education and engagement of voters for the Fall election cycle on family policy issues, development a family-friendly business initiative to support local business to adopt family-friendly workplace policies, etc. MotherWoman is looking for serious students with a good sense of humor, self-initiative, and excellent work ethic to join our team.

This position is appropriate for students in gender and women’s studies, activism, social policy change, public service, policy development, community organizing, as well as public policy and other related fields. Students interested in a future in political office are encouraged to apply.

Desired Skills:

  • Possess strong analytical, research, and verbal and written communication skills
  • Leadership skills and ability to prioritize work and multitask
  • Work well independently and as part of a team
  • Creativity and initiative are welcome 

Responsibilities include:

  • Research current policies that impact mothers and families
  • Develop opportunities for MotherWoman to promote policy change
  • Collaborate with organizations and coalitions with similar policy work
  • Implement initiatives to educate and empower MotherWoman constituents on issues 
  • Engage in writing and social media education
  • Write multiple blogs for MotherWoman’s Huffington Post page on social policy and impact on family
  • Minimum of 8 hours per week during school
  • Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples

Public Health/Polcy Special Project
Reports to: Program Director

MotherWoman has partnered with Smith, University of Massachusetts, Northeastern, Harvard, Smith College School of Social Work and University of Alabama graduate students in pursuing projects that are of mutual interest and benefit. This includes capstone projects, dissertations, or other internships for credit. MotherWoman is looking for serious students with a good sense of humor, self-initiative, and excellent work ethic to join our team. 

Possible projects can include but are not limited to program development, literature review, logic model and theory of change development, business plan development, program evaluation and research. This is the perfect opportunity for a student who is interested in being at the ground level of interventions that are expanding state-wide as well as nationally. Opportunities for research and/or publication are possible.
This position is appropriate for students studying research and mental health interventions and outcomes, as well as public policy, public health, social work, psychology and other related fields.

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity and experience in research
  • Motivated, confident, bold team member
  • Reliable and committed
  • Capable of managing whole projects

Minimum of 8 hours per week during school.

Interested candidates must submit:(all in one packet or message, if applying by electronic mail)

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. 3 References
  4. Writing samples

 

    MotherWoman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all to apply.