Position: Gift-in-Kind Program Intern

Reports To: Director, Community Impact

Division: 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)
    • Determine if their methods are more effective and if they can be applied to the UWDOR program
    • 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.
    • Catholic Charities
    • Easter Seals
    • Salvation Army
    • Child Abuse Prevention Center
    • And more…
  • Organize, document, and track inventory of donated goods
  • Organize bi-monthly “Days of Sharing”:
    • Clean and organize Poughkeepsie office basement space in order for non-profit representatives to “shop” for items
    • Utilize volunteers, such as Young Leaders, for additional “man-power”
    • 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
    • Joann - (845) 566-6949
  • Woodbury Commons
    • IZOD - (845) 928-7024
    • Calvin Klein - (845) 928-9080
    • Van Heusen - (845) 928-0623
    • 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 inpiduals and groups having perse 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 

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