SPUR is one of North America’s preeminent urban planning and public policy organizations. Through research, advocacy and public education, SPUR promotes good planning and good government. SPUR is a member-supported nonprofit organization.
Location: SPUR Urban Center, 654 Mission Street, San Francisco
Hours per week: Flexible, but two full (9-5) days per week preferred. Availability to help with the occasional late night or early morning event preferred.
Duration: 3 months minimum
Start Date: Immediately (Fall through Winter)
Important Event Date: Participation mandatory all day Wednesday, November 29
Reports to: Special Events Team
SPUR is seeking an intern to assist with fundraising, and special events. Depending on the applicant’s strengths and day-to-day needs of our team, the intern will gain experience in nonprofit marketing, data analysis, database management, event logistics, and other administrative tasks.
The ideal intern will be highly motivated to learn about the nonprofit sector, and won’t be afraid to take initiative. They will also have a strong eye for detail and a positive attitude.
We are seeking interns to start immediately. Interns will help us prepare for the 2017 The Silver SPUR Awards Luncheon and other events.
Event logistics and day-of coordination
Prepare by performing inventory, assisting with RSVP tracking and gathering supplies
Update VIP lists as directed
Lead volunteers on event day by assigning tasks and providing support
Setup poster boards, registration, and decorations at events
Assist with clean-up and attendance tracking post event
Assist Development Events Associate with additional administrative tasks as needed
Data + database support
Maintain and add database records on an ongoing basis
Draft agenda and taking point
Respond to members’ email inquiries abut events
Update the SPUR Events webpage as needed
Assemble packets, envelopes, invitations
Assist with meeting preparation and clean-up
Other duties as assigned
Management of special projects and research opportunities
Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities
Interest in cities, public policy and urban issues
Office Skills, preferably knowledge of Word and Excel to mail merge, and database experience
Familiarity with online databases (eTapestry, Salesforce etc.)
Strong communications skills, both verbally and in writing
Copywriting and copyediting experience
Experience with managing multichannel marketing campaigns (social media, print, email) with measured results
Ability to independently manage workflow but also thrive in a team environment
Ability to lead volunteers
Ability to comfortably lift 30 lbs.
Ability to travel to off site events as needed.
Ability to participate in early morning and evening events as needed.
Free SPUR membership for 1 year
Free access to SPUR’s lunchtime and evening forums
Exposure to Bay Area urban planning and policy
Commuter checks available for interns working at least 24 hours/week
To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Research and Volunteer Coordinator, with the position title in the subject line, to firstname.lastname@example.org.