Position:                      Gift-in-Kind Program Intern

Reports To:                
Director, Community Impact

Community Impact

Position Objective: Through a partnership with the Community Impact Department, this internship will provide the United Way of the Dutchess-Orange Region with a more effective and efficient Gifts-in-Kind program in which the community needs will be better met.

I. Nature and Scope of Responsibilities:

·         Research existing GIK programs throughout the region and country (for example: Good 360 and other United Way  GIK programs)

o   Determine if their methods are more effective and if they can be applied to the UWDOR program

o   Research Good 360 registration and facilitate process for CI staff

·         Build on existing relationships with the local non-profit organizations that utilize the GIK program in order to better serve these organizations.

o   Catholic Charities

o   Easter Seals

o   Salvation Army

o   Child Abuse Prevention Center

o   And more…

·         Organize, document, and track inventory of donated goods

·         Organize bi-monthly “Days of Sharing”:

o   Clean and organize Poughkeepsie office basement space in order for non-profit representatives to “shop” for items

o   Utilize volunteers, such as Young Leaders, for additional “man-power”

o   Use tracking system to document item movement

·         Retrieve items from retailers in the area, mainly Newburgh Bed, Bath, & Beyond

·         Maintain relationship with existing businesses and retailers that provide donations and create new relationships with other businesses/retailers that can provide donations

·         Attend and assist in the organization of United Way volunteer event, Days of Caring, and Days of Sharing as determined by Community Impact Department

II. Marginal Job Functions:

·         Other duties as determined by the Director or Associate of Community Impact and/or the President

III. Working Relationships:
Volunteers of the Community Impact Division; United Way staff; staff and volunteers of funded and partner programs; PointsOfLights/HandsOn Connect staff; leaders, staff and volunteers of nonprofit agencies; representatives of government, business, and other community leaders; staff and volunteers of other United Ways.

Existing Contact List:

·         Bed, Bath & Beyond, Newburgh, NY

o   Joann - (845) 566-6949

·         Woodbury Commons

o   IZOD - (845) 928-7024

o   Calvin Klein - (845) 928-9080

o   Van Heusen - (845) 928-0623

o   Hugo Boss - (845) 928-4333

IV. Skills Required:

·         Strong project management skills with timely and consistent attention to follow-up

·         Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment to accomplish goals

·         Proven record of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with individuals and groups having diverse interests and backgrounds

·         Excellent written and verbal communication

·         Ability to exercise good judgment in a personal manner

·         Extensive knowledge of computers and software, especially Word and Excel

V. Experience Required:
Obtaining a Bachelors Degree in human development, human services, physiology, public administration, or other related discipline. Extensive volunteer experience preferred.

VI. Salary Range:
Non-paid internship. College internship or course credit given, upon Community Impact Director’s approval.

Prospective applicants are requested to send a detailed cover letter and resume to