Executive Apprentice Internship

oRganization Description

The Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP) helps veterans, service members, and military families reintegrate into their communities through the arts. ASAP promotes expression, skill-building, and camaraderie through seven- to ten-week classes in stand-up comedy, improv, storytelling, and creative writing. ASAP then partners with local colleges, arts organizations, and performance venues to offer its graduates continuous opportunities for artistic and personal growth. In the process, ASAP provides participants with transferable life skills, a renewed sense of purpose, and healing benefits, and strengthens ties between veterans and their communities through the arts. The organization has been featured on CNN, ABC, BBC, and the Washington Post among others; is the subject of a documentary from PBS; and has delivered a performance at The White House. ASAP has been recognized by Americans for the Arts as a national leader in engaging veterans through the arts, HillVets as one of the 100 most influential organizations in the veterans space, and on the renowned Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

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Position Summary

The Executive Apprentice will play a primary role in supporting the Executive Director's efforts, including fundraising, strategy, programming, partnerships, and board development. ASAP is looking for a creative, entrepreneurial individual who is passionate about the arts, supporting veterans’ transition home, and building a start-up from the ground-level. For the Fall 2017 semester, this will be a part-time internship role (15-25 hours/week) based in Washington, D.C. Qualified applicants must be able to work evenings and weekends in support of the organization’s programs and performances. The primary duties and responsibilities of the position are detailed below:

 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the organization with all relevant fundraising activities, including but not limited to research, grant writing, event planning and execution, marketing, prospect outreach, and donor stewardship

  • Assist Executive Director, Program Manager, and ASAP's program evaluation partners with research, data analysis, and the development of improved evaluation methodologies

  • Support ASAP’s Executive Director and program team in the development of documentation, templates, and standard operating procedures to strengthen the organization’s programs

  • Help the Executive Director build and manage relationships with comedians, artists, and other entertainment stakeholders

  • Support the Executive Director in his/her day-to-day responsibilities, including but not limited to the management of calendars, e-mails, meetings, documents and files, payments and invoices, and travel

  • Assist the Executive Director with all other day-to-day activities and long-term initiatives on an as needed basis

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Interest in all elements of non-profit fundraising, project management and execution, event planning, and external communications a must; interest in arts, veterans affairs, or mental health preferred; experience working in an office a plus

  • Ability to operate, prioritize, and thrive in a demanding, high-growth, start-up environment; proven ability to solve complex problems with limited data and directions; intellectually curious and driven to develop skills in areas in which s/he may be deficient; high tolerance for stress, ambiguity, and change  

  • Superior attention to detail; excellent written and verbal communications skills; open to receiving and willing to deliver constructive feedback; comfortable interacting with a variety of stakeholders

  • Entrepreneurial; capable of managing time effectively and efficiently in a remote work environment; thrives in highly autonomous situations in which s/he has the opportunity to drive her/his own work

  • Mandatory proficiency in: Microsoft Office Suite; Google Drive, Calendar, Documents, Sheets, and Forms; Slack and task management software; and Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn

Compensation & Benefits

  • Stipend

  • Course credits from undergraduate/graduate university (eligibility permitting)

  • Mentorship support from ASAP's network of advisors and supporters

  • The opportunity to build a program from the ground and, in the process, impact the lives of thousands of veterans, service members, and military family members

 

To Apply

Please submit your résumé, a writing sample of no more than three pages, and a 250 word statement of interest explaining why you would be a fit for this opportunity by Friday, July 21st, 2017. Résumé’s, writing samples, and statements of interest should be sent directly to recruiting@asapasap.org.