| The Wake Forest Athletic Development Internship is a three-phase program that offers a variety of learning objectives. Our program provides an outstanding opportunity to learn fundamental development operations from a talented fundraising team led by the 2015 NAADD Fundraiser of the Year, Barry Faircloth. Our highly successful staff has led the ACC in capital fundraising for the last two years. |
The Deacon Club is committed to ensuring that each intern receives valuable experience through a variety of special projects and day-to-day interaction. Our program is designed so that each participant is assigned to one of five areas of focus throughout the internship: Major Gifts, Annual Fund, Donor Experience, Communications, and Internal Operations/Analytics. While interns will have a specific area of focus, all participants will have access to learning every aspect of how a development office operates in a Power 5 conference school and will leave the program fully prepared for the next step in their career.
We are now accepting applications from candidates interested in completing all phases of the program, starting August 1, 2017.
Fall Phase August 1 – December 22
Learn about game day development responsibilities, premium seating set up and hospitality. Learn Blackbaud, Paciolan, Advizor and other software systems to manage development operations. Learn about the activation of social functions including Homecoming and Deacon Club Appreciation events. Participate in the student-athlete Thank-a-Thon. Learn strategic communications related to fundraising initiatives.
Spring Phase Jan 2 – May 30
Learn how to set up a successful reunion weekend and observe high-end stewardship events. Learn to develop strategic long-term plans for prospects and the actions and best practices for reaching fundraiser targets and goals. Observe programs and events designed to support our capital campaign.
Summer Phase June 1 – July 31
At the Development Staff Retreat, our interns will participate in role play for development calls and learn the responsibilities of each development position. Learn to evaluate challenges and opportunities in the fundraising environment. Learn about our year-end fundraising push, securing new donors, annual fund renewals, solicitations and other external communications.
Learning will take place with various staff members including the Senior Associate Athletic Director of Development, Associate Athletic Director of Major Gifts, Assistant Athletic Director of Donor Experience, Assistant Athletic Director of Annual Fund & Development, Assistant Athletic Director of Development and Sales, Director of Strategic Communications, and the Operations Manager of Development. Their roles are to educate interns on all aspects of the responsibilities under their area. Interns will participate in role play, and observe and shadow each supervisor.
At the conclusion of each phase, interns will document their learning experience and review the opportunity to continue to the next phase.
TO APPLY: Email letter of interest and resume (including 2 references) to email@example.com