Development/Special Events Intern


Cause Areas


Tue Jan 17, 2017 - Thu Jun 08, 2017


324 west 15th stNew York, NY 10011


Job Description

Development and Special Events Intern


About Corlears

Corlears School, is a Nursery through 5th Grade, New York City independent school. When you enter Corlears School from its front door on West 15th Street in Chelsea, you are immediately struck by the energy and the excitement of the community. Students and teachers know each other in deep and authentic ways. Families support and partner with the school to elevate every child’s experience.
Our Mission: Corlears students learn, play and grow together in a school designed for who they are at ages 2 through 10. During these crucial formative years, we build a foundation of compassion, critical thinking, imagination and leadership, and cultivate a joy and confidence in learning that serves our graduates throughout their lives.


Working closely with the Director of Development & Alumni Affairs assist with the following key projects:

  • Assist in reviewing our current Annual Fund messaging, researching current strategies used by small independent schools serving N-5th grade

  • Analyze FY17 Annual Fund strategies and develop recommendations for changes to strategies and timing for FY18 (July 1, 2017 - June 30,.2018).

  • Review FY17 Annual Fund metrics, tabulating and reporting on FY17 outcomes.

  • Assist in developing tracking and metrics for Alumni engagement program.

  • Research Alumni current industries/geographic distribution and craft tracking database to be used for engagement strategies.

  • Special Events:

    • Assist Director of Development in collaborating with the Auction Committee for our annual gala fundraising and auction event on Friday, March 3rd at Tribeca Rooftop, including opportunity to assist day of event and attend the event.

    • Assist in the development and execution of two Alumni events aimed at cultivation

      • A spring intergenerational community service project

      • A summer cocktail event


  • Strong analytical skills and some experience working with databases helpful

  • Interest in learning about the field of philanthropy especially individual giving, major gifts and special events.

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills

  • Passion for education and the impact child centered early childhood education has in building a lifelong love of learning.


Minimum 12 hours weekly on-site. Monday-Friday between 8:00am -5:00pm. Specific days/hours are flexible.


Corlears School, 324 West 15th Street, New York, NY 10011

Website :

To Apply

Please send a cover letter and resume to Mallory King, Director of Development & Alumni Affairs at: . In your cover letter please share why you are interested in this position and what skills and experience you bring that are relevant to this opportunity. College credit may be arranged at the discretion of your institution.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Market Research / Analysis

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