Reports To: The External Affairs & Development Intern will report to the Chief of External Affairs and Development Officer and Director of Development and Business Operations.
Job Overview: The candidate will work in correspondence with the Development and Business Operations department at the National Office. The assistance of this position is vital as the department works with current sponsors and partners while also looking to establish new revenue streams. Along with partner and sponsor acquisition, the candidate will also work through contract review and sponsor and partner use throughout the membership. Your insightful contribution will help develop and expand our outreach and the benefits we are able to provide to our members.
Responsibilities & Duties Include:
- Support the Business and Development team in daily administrative tasks
- Assist in the development and implementation of growth within and between organizations.
- Assist in the creation of long-term value for the association from member institutions, existing markets, and relationships.
- Assist in the identification and initial point of contact with prospective customers or partner companies.
- Monitor any NJCAA sanctioned events to ensure cooperation and obligation with any current client.
- Researching and cultivating potential donors
- Other duties as assigned by the Chief External Affairs and Development Officer.
- Current enrollment in a related Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (Business Administration, Marketing, etc.)
- Previous sales, development, media or donor relations understanding
- Familiarity with marketing computer software and social media platforms.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- Ability to work in a face-paced enviroment
- Customer Service
Additional Salary Information: The Fall and Spring Internships at the NJCAA National Office will be unpaid, unless there is the possibility of relocation for the semester. However, things such as apparel, meals, travel costs (if needed) will be covered by the National Office.
About National Junior College Athletic Association
Since 1938, the National Junior College Athletic Association or NJCAA has served as the nation’s premier governing body for two-year collegiate athletics, providing student-athletes opportunities to Prepare, Compete, Succeed, and Achieve in their academic and athletic disciplines. The NJCAA is the second-largest national intercollegiate athletic organization in the United States with over 500 member schools in 43 states. Each year over 3,400 teams compete in 25 (and growing) different sports across multiple divisions in the NJCAA and the organization sponsors 47 national championship events and nine football bowl games.
The NJCAA hopes to attract ambitious upper class undergraduates and graduate students that are interested in a career in the NJCAA or intercollegiate athletics. Prospective interns will have the opportunity to apply in four separate categories in which they seek a future career: NJCAA Administration, NJCAA Marketing & Communications, and NJCAA Events & Championships
Fast Facts: Interns will work directly with employees of the national office and will be housed in the association's office in Charlotte, NC. Other information regarding the internship program: Int...ernships will be semester-long or year-long opportunities (Fall semester, spring semester, summer semester, full calendar year), interns may receive academic credit for their position with the NJCAA, while internships are unpaid, non-benefit positions.
The NJCAA has played a vital role in collegiate athletics for the past eight decades and continues to be the leader in championing academic and athletic opportunities for student-athletes. This section of the association's website is dedicated to celebrating the NJCAA's rich history and tradition as the national governing body of two-year college athletics.
It is the mission of the NJCAA to foster a national program of athletic participation in an environment that supports equitable opportunities consistent with the educational objectives of member colleges.
The NJCAA's mission is to promote and foster two-year college athletics. Unlawful discrimination is incompatible with this mission and detracts from the organization's goal of promoting healthy and fair competition. The NJCAA prohibits unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, national origin, ancestry, disability, religion, creed, sexual orientation, age or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in the NJCAA's governance, programs, regulations and employment practices.