WORLD SPORT CHICAGO
POSITION TITLE: Community-Based Program Planning and Management Intern
ABOUT WORLD SPORT CHICAGO:
World Sport Chicago is an independent, 501c(3) non-profit organization founded as the living legacy of the Chicago 2016 Olympic and Paralympic bid. In this role WSC promotes the awareness of and involvement in Olympic and Paralympic sports to the youth of Chicago. While not generally a direct service provider, the organization provides national and local resources, on-going expertise, networking and financial support to grow and enhance sport opportunities in some of Chicago’s most at-risk communities. WSC partners with some of the leading sport service providers to enhance their reach and effectiveness in these communities and works with academic institutions to promote learning opportunities and research around urban sport engagement. WSC seeks to grow a passion for sport and help Chicago children find the sport that will help their dreams grow.
Interns will provide support for the overall planning and management for one or more of the following community-based programs: Athlete Ambassador Program, Becoming a Man – Sports Edition (BAM-Sports), SportsLaunch: Archery, SportsLaunch: Track & Field and WSC Scholars Program.
Specific responsibility clusters may include but are not limited to:
• Facility assessment and scheduling – Includes visiting area parks and schools to assess for space and functionality
• Publicity and marketing – Includes promoting programs to area schools, parks and community groups, developing program recruitment materials and developing alternative marketing strategies with schools and community groups
• Coach recruitment and assignment – Includes training and assessment of coaches, scheduling and administrative oversight
• Administrative planning – Includes process planning for paper work related to human resources, contractor compensation, parental consent for services, risk management and program data collection
• Data management – Includes data entry, report generation and monitoring
• Program monitoring and oversight – Includes contractor oversight, field reporting and problem solving
• Small event management – Includes the logistics and planning for seasonal events and competitions
• Research and evaluation – Includes surveying, interviewing and presenting results
Other Administrative duties may be needed and may include:
• Archiving and filing of soft and hard files
• Assist with WSC research projects when needed
• Must demonstrate previous leadership experience
• Must demonstrate previous experience working with the public (for example: point of sale, point of information, community outreach, public relations, marketing, phone sales, reception)
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Self-starter, able to work independently or as a part of a team
• Outstanding attention to detail and organization
• Ability to work well under tight deadlines and on several projects simultaneously
• Creative, “outside-the-box” thinker
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (PowerPoint, Excel, Word) preferred
• Previous volunteer experience and/or volunteer management experience preferred
• Knowledge of Chicago and Chicago communities preferred
• Knowledge and/or experience with track and field preferred (select positions)
• Paid or volunteer event planning experience preferred (select positions)
• Familiarity with database management and related software such as Microsoft Access preferred (select positions)
• Previous research or data collection experience preferred (select positions)
The hours for this position have some flexibility but do require a minimum of sixteen (16) hours per week in-office, during normal business hours. Some non-traditional hours (nights and weekends) may also be required do to the nature of this position.
This position is an unpaid internship. Interns will receive a meal and transportation stipend of $15 per day for every full day worked (four hours or more) and $5 per day for every half day worked (less than four hours).
One or more internship positions will be filled on a rolling basis, year round for eight to twelve (8-12) week commitments.
HOW TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should apply through World Sport Chicago's Internship Application Portal (https://www.wizehive.com/appform/login/intern). Candidates should only submit one application per time period but may reapply at any time for a different time period. Only complete applications will be considered.
Questions can be directed via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional information on World Sport Chicago can be found at www.worldsportchicago.org