Employment / Internships
at MotherWoman 

Employment

Postitions:

  1. Development Coordinator
  2. Bookkeeper
  3. Part-time Childcare Providers

 

Development Coordinator - posted 4/18/14

Founded in 1999, MotherWoman supports and empowers mothers to create positive personal and social change. We do this through mothers’ support groups, our Community-based Perinatal Support Coalitions, training programs and political action.

SUMMARY: Working under the direct supervision of 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.

HOURS: 25 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $23-28,000 annually

BENEFITS: 1 week paid vacation. Pro-rated paid personal time and sick leave. Flex-time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conducts funding research and drafts, proofreads, and submits grants at the direction of the Executive Director.
  • Coordinate all direct mail fundraising campaigns—currently consisting of year-end and spring appeal.
  • Lead implementation of online fundraising campaigns; utilizing social media and Constant Contact to promote online campaigns.
  • Compose, proofread and copy-edit 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.
  • Coordinate accurate data entry and record maintenance on an ongoing basis in the Blackbaud E-Tapestry donor database. Utilize the fundraising database to research information.
  • Monitor donor database, gift reports and alert the executive director to charitable gifts made by key individuals, donors, and/or volunteers. Utilize fundraising database to research in order to inform Executive Director of cultivation plan.
  • Collaborate with the financial manager to ensure accurate donation processing, reconciliation with Quick Books and Blackbaud database and reporting.
  • Coordinate special events; including sponsorship support, donor cultivation, staff and volunteer support, and all other event logistics and planning.
  • Contribute to quarterly e-newsletter.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • A bachelor’s degree or further advanced education is required.
  • A minimum of three 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.

TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to employment@motherwoman.org.
Applications are due by 5/9/14.

 

Bookkeeper - posted 4/18/14

Founded in 1999, MotherWoman supports and empowers mothers to create positive personal and social change. We do this through mothers’ support groups, our Community-based Perinatal Support Coalitions, training programs and political action.

REPORTS TO: Executive Director

SUMMARY: The Bookkeeper is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of MotherWoman’s financial records (general ledger).

HOURS: 12-15 hours per week

COMPENSATION: $18.00/hour

BENEFITS: Pro-rated paid personal time and sick leave. Flex-time.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain current and accurate records in QuickBooks for Nonprofits
  • Conduct all duties associated with accounts payable, including interacting with staff and vendors, processing invoices, expense coding and data entry
  • Conduct all duties associated with accounts receivable including preparing and submitting invoices; performing bank deposits; and tracking and following up on all accounts receivables, including fee for service, grants, gifts and pledges
  • Conduct all duties associated with bi-weekly payroll, including inputting data to third party-company
  • Perform monthly bank reconciliations
  • Process cash disbursements and assist in cash management
  • Coordinate donor information with Development Coordinator (Blackbaud E-Tapestry)
  • Keep track of In-Kind donations of goods and services
  • Process credit card transactions and associated transfers
  • Prepare annual tax forms for employees and contractors (W2s and 1099s)
  • Provide all necessary financial reporting including, regular budget status reports
  • Coordinate the Year-end Financial Review

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A bachelor’s degree in accounting and/or three plus years of proven experience with nonprofits bookkeeping
  • Ability to act with integrity & manage confidential information with discretion required
  • Ability to think strategically about finances
  • Highly proficient in QuickBooks, Microsoft Office, including Excel
  • Excellent organizational and follow-through skills, ability to multi-task and prioritize work under deadlines
  • Must possess a keen attention to detail and a commitment to high quality work
  • Good communication skills (oral and written)
  • Resourceful in problem solving

TO APPLY: Please e-mail your resume and cover letter to employment@motherwoman.org.
Applications due by 5/9/14.

 

Part-time Childcare Providers - Posted 4/7/14

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.

Times regularly needed:  Friday mornings from 9:45am-12:15pm
   1 day a month starting at either 9:15-10:45am or 5:15-6:45pm

 

Reliable transportation is required. Experience with infants and toddlers required. CORI checks will be performed. Please contact us if you are available for any of the above times, you need not be able to fill all of them. 

Call (413) 387-0703 or email admin@motherwoman.org for questions. If interested in the position, please email your resume and three references in PDF or Word Document format. 

 

Summer & Fall Internships (Posted 4/7/14)

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.

If applying to internships at MotherWoman, please state which internship you are interested in and which time period you are looking at: summer/fall. All application materials should be emailed to Jayke at jayke@motherwoman.org.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Positions: 

  1. Marketing and Public Relations Intern - Fall
  2. Marketing and Media Intern - Fall
  3. Policy and Advocacy Intern - Summer, Fall
  4. Research Intern - Summer, Fall
  5. Community-based Perinatal Support Model Intern - Summer, Fall
  6. Community-based Perinatal Support Model Communications Intern - Summer, Fall
  7. Training Intern - Summer, Fall
  8. Support Group Intern - Fall
  9. Special Focus Grants Research Intern - Summer, Fall
  10. Special Focus Membership Program Intern - Summer, Fall
  11. Administrative Support Intern - Summer, Fall

 

1. Marketing and Public Relations Intern - Fall 2014 Only

Reports to Marketing Coordinator
Desirable skills: Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, basic HTML; comfortable speaking on the phone, good people skills, and excellent writing skills.

  • Assist with developing promotional and outreach materials:
    • Design and produce fliers, banners, brochures for programs and special events
    • Develop an info packet and distribute materials for doctor’s offices 
    • Research sellables and liaise with designer and print company
  • Assist with news generation and press relations:
    • Assist with quarterly e-Newsletter and other e-communications
    • Draft press releases, follow up with the media
    • Deepen and expand media relations and maintain press contact list
    • Maintain internal library of press releases and press mentions
    • Monitor Google Alerts and other publicity listings for press opportunities
  • Assist with outreach to the wider community:
    • Conduct college outreach to provide mini info sessions in relevant departments 
    • Establish relationships to provide mini info sessions at pre-k venues 
    • Research and establish opportunities for links exchanges with relevant organizations
  • Provide support with the promotion of special events 

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school
Possibility for Full-time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Example of previous work

Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

2. Marketing and Media Intern - Fall 2014 Only
Reports to Marketing Coordinator
Desirable skills: Social Media wiz; Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, basic HTML; video production experience, good people skills, excellent writing skills.

  • Assist with social media tracking and posting  
    • Develop and maintain media calendar and associated messaging
    • Monitor Google Alerts to create relevant messaging
    • Assist with managing Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn
    • Help expand blogger relations; assist with the Blog publication 
  • Create and maintaining the media library 
    • Assist with capturing endorsements and testimonials, and maintain a log 
    • Liaise with professional photography and videography at trainings and events 
    • Capture, sort, edit, and file photos and videos
  • Assist with production of short videos for campaigns and programs
  • Assist with website management (basic html experience)
  • Provide support with the promotion of special events 

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school
Possibility for Full-time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Resume
  3. Example of previous work

Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

3. Policy and Advocacy Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • Understanding of basic structure of political system a plus

Qualities/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

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school year.
Possibility for Full Time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references
    Spelling and grammar count!

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

4. Research Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
The research intern will work directly with the Program Director and will oversee components of research regarding perinatal mental health. Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze studies regarding prenatal and postpartum issues
  • Assemble synopses of analysis
  • Compile research relating to MotherWoman’s mission
  • Track research projects and administer accordingly
Qualities/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
  • Background in research and perinatal mental health

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school
Possibility for Full Time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references 
    Spelling and grammar count!

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

5. Community-based Perinatal Support Model (CPSM) Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
The Community-based Perinatal Support Model Intern will work directly with the Program Director supporting implementation of public health initiatives focused on developing mental health safety nets for mothers during the perinatal period and will oversee components of evaluation and research regarding perinatal mental health initiatives.  Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level.

Qualities/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
  • Background in research and perinatal mental health
  • Background in public health/public policy/community organizing 

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school year
Possibility for Full Time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references 
    Spelling and grammar count!

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

6. Community-based Perinatal Support Model (CPSM) Communications Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level. Reports directly to Program Director.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and oversee online media content ie. Website, Facebook, Twitter, Blogging, Flickr etc.
  • Respond and follow up with connections made on social media
  • Design photos and graphics to accompany posts and website 

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school year
Possibility for Full Time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references 
    Spelling and grammar count!

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

7. Training Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level. Intern will report to the Training Coordinator.

Responsibilities:

  • Training related Support:
    • Assist with preparing documents for trainings
    • Make phone calls and in-person asks to solicit donations for MotherWoman related events
  • Training related Social Media:
    • Design and produce specific training flyers
    • Schedule and post trainings on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter
    • Update and create MotherWoman Information packets and distribute materials to local medical offices and community providers
  • Training related research:
    • Research Training Marketing products as needed
    • Research and establish opportunities for links/ exchanges with relevant organizations
    • Tally and summarize post Pre and Post Self-Assessments for trainings
  • Training Outreach and Follow Up:
    • Input Training information into database
    • Utilize Constant Contact to send training announcement blasts
    • Post Training follow up/outreach by phone with individual participants

Qualities/Skills:
Competency with the following applications: Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, basic HTML; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. Strong relational phone and interpersonal skills, and excellent writing skills, ability to organize and prepare training documents, conduct research, follow directions, and seek clarity.

Minimum of 4 hours per week.

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references 
    Spelling and grammar count!

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

8. Support Group Intern - Fall 2014 Only

Graduate and under-graduate interns are encouraged to apply and will be given responsibilities and opportunities according to their skill and experience level. Intern will report to Director of Training.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Group Support
    • Set up for meetings/groups as directed
    • Support Childcare Providers as needed
    • Solicit donations for MotherWoman events, by phone and in-person
  • Administrative Support
    • Update Group Facilitator database
    • Responsible for updating Support Group Information
    • Create Support Group Fliers
    • Send group emails to Facilitators as assigned
    • Assist Director of Training with developing webinars and curricula
  • Social Media Support
    • Post Support Group Meetings on Facebook, Twitter

Qualities/Skills:
Competency with the following applications: Power Point, Photoshop, InDesign, Constant Contact, basic HTML; Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter. Strong relational phone and interpersonal skills, and excellent writing skills, ability to organize and prepare training documents, conduct research, follow directions, and seek clarity. Familiarity with group processes and dynamics preferred.

Minimum of 4 hours per week.  

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. One writing sample
  4. Two references 
    Spelling and grammar count!

Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

9. Special Focus Grants Research Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
Reports to Development Associate/Executive Director
Intern should be aware of how to research online.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct Funding Research
    • Conducting Grant research
    • Assisting with grant submissions (incl: assist with writing and compiling grant support documents)
    • Providing administrative support to Development Coordinator
  • Perform Data Entry & Filing
  • Assist with mailing projects
  • Assist with donor cultivation, special mailing projects and follow-up phone calls
  • Assist with development of in-kind donation requests (incl: gift certificates and perks)
  • Provide support with special events
    • Assist with monthly information sessions (preparation, participation and follow-up)
    • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns (preparation, participation, and follow-up)

Minimum of 6 hours per week during school
Possibility for Full-time Summer Internship

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

 

10. Special Focus Membership Program Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
Reports to Executive Director

Responsibilities:

  • Create a Donor/Membership Program 
    • Conduct initial research on membership programs
    • Develop membership perks
  • Perform Data Entry & Filing
  • Assist with mailing projects 
  • Assist with donor cultivation, special mailing projects and follow-up phone calls
  • Assist with development of in-kind donation requests (incl: gift certificates and perks)
  • Provide support with special events
    • Assist with monthly information sessions (preparation, participation and follow-up)
    • Assist with annual fundraising campaigns (preparation, participation, and follow-up)

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

   

11. Administrative Support Intern - Summer and Fall 2014
Reports to Administrative Assistnat

Desired skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite, basic HTML/web editing, detail oriented.
Responsibilities:

  • Perform data entry and filing for various departments
  • Assist with mailing projects: volunteer recruitment and organizing, mail merging and printing materials, USPS bulk mail.
  • Edit/proof-read documents and publications
  • Assist with office inventorying and office supplies
  • Periodically post updates on website and/or social media. 
  • Assistance with other administrative projects as needed

Interested candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter of interest
  2. Resume

Strongly preferred for Summer candidates, required for Fall candidates: Interested candidates should attend a Mission of MotherWoman (MoM) gathering which are scheduled regularly. RSVP for MoM with jayke@motherwoman.org.

   

MotherWoman is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women, persons of color, GLBTQ identified persons, and persons with disabilities to apply.