Program Development Intern

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 Program Development Intern will support ASAP's Program Manager and Program Coordinators in the planning and execution of ASAP’s classes, workshops, and performances across its service areas (DC and Hampton Roads). 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 planning and execution of programs in a fast-paced start-up environment in order to facilitate ASAP’s programmatic excellence and growth

  • Help manage relationships and directly interface with instructors, volunteers, students, classroom and performance venues, and other partners to effectively execute ASAP’s programs and performances

  • Support the development, budgeting, implementation, evaluation, and revision of ASAP’s arts curricula

  • Assist with the creation and execution of processes for expanding the program, including instructor assessment and training, admissions, program/performance standard operating procedures, program communications, and volunteer recruitment and management

  • Support partnership development with local arts instructors, arts organizations, colleges, veterans organizations, and businesses throughout Hampton Roads

  • Perform all other program-related tasks as needed

 

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

This person will be critical in supporting the execution and growth of ASAP’s programs. S/he will be responsible for helping to implement ASAP’s programmatic vision and ensure that the day-to-day operations run smoothly. As such, s/he must have the ability to work independently and autonomously, demonstrate flexibility in the face of changing demands, diligently drive execution, and be present for the organization’s evening and weekend programs/performances. Other qualifications include:

  • Interest in project management and execution, curriculum and training development, event planning, and external communications; 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.