Partnership Schools is seeking an energetic student hungry to learn and grow for our Executive Department Internship.
Partnership Schools Mission
As an independent 501(c)3 and private school management organization, our mission is to develop outstanding Catholic elementary schools that provide students from underserved communities with the academic preparation, values and skills they need to break the cycle of poverty and lead fulfilling, productive lives.
Our organization works with Catholic schools because we believe the combination of academic excellence and values formation grounded in the Catholic faith is the key to transforming the lives of young people. All who work for Partnership Schools contribute to the development of young people in the context of academically rigorous, joyful, values-centered and faith-based schools.
Partnership Schools’ core values of Integrity, Humility, Hard Work, and Service are woven into the fabric of our work and define all that we do.
“Integrity is doing the right thing, even when nobody is watching.”-C.S. Lewis
At Partnership Schools, we seek to give all students a clear understanding of the moral principles and virtues on which the Catholic faith and tradition is built. From that framework, we are committed to building a community where all individuals act with honesty, forthrightness, and respect. We hold ourselves to the highest academic and ethical standards, both within our schools and as representatives of the network in the community.
“Humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less.”-C.S. Lewis
Developing humility in our students means understanding and appreciating the unique gifts and potential of every member of the community and working together to ensure that everyone works hard to achieve his/her highest potential. That requires hard work, selflessness, and an appreciation for what we can learn from everyone around us. It also implies judging ourselves not in comparison with others, but in light of our capabilities. And it requires us to focus on developing our gifts not for our own personal gain, but to serve others.
“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible; and suddenly you’re doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi
“Act and God will act, work and He will work.”-St. Joan of Arc
Hard work, persistence, and determination are essential to learning and success. At Partnership Schools, we expect all students, teachers, leaders and network team members to work hard; to give 100 percent 100 percent of the time.
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”-Albert Einstein
“Give your hands to serve and your hearts to love.”-Mother Teresa
At Partnership Schools, we aim to develop “young men and women for others.” We are committed to serving others, both within the four walls of the school and beyond. As a network team, we serve the staff, leaders, teachers, students and families of our schools.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
If you’ve ever thought it would be interesting to work in a “start up” environment where everyone worked collaboratively and really had each other’s back, you should consider working as a spring/summer intern at the Partnership.
What may, at first glance, seem like simple tasks are in fact critical to our existence. We need a whip smart student who gets a kick out of sorting through numbers, improving processes, and considers him or herself a bit of an Ernest Hemingway with the pen. We know it sounds like an odd combination, but we know you are out there and we want you to join our team.
You will gain valuable work experience through providing support to the Finance, Academics, Operations, and Development departments, as well as first-hand exposure to a fledgling school management network in the midst of a major organizational transition. Come on. Where else are you going to get that level of involvement and think about how great it will look on your resume? We think about that because we want the person who works with us to care about what they’re doing and where they’re going. If this is of interest to you, send us your resume and a cover letter, and if you’re qualified, we will give you a call.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND PRIORITIES
- Organizing and editing donor records in SalesForce
- Drafting donor communications
- Reconciling monthly credit card statements
- Assisting the academic team with data entry and metrics
- Supporting preparation for board and committee meetings
- Ad hoc organizational and process improvement projects
- Tracking scholarships in Excel
SKILLS AND CHARACTERISTICS
- Extreme attention to detail
- Highly organized
- Outgoing, proactive
- Strong writing and communication skills
- Ability to work with a wide variety of people
- Ability to work as a member of a team, take direction and feedback
- Knowledge of Excel
- Solid sense of humor, because we work hard but also value a good laugh
- Minimum 3-4 days per week, at least 4 hours per day
- Start and end dates flexible (3-6 months preferred)
- This position may be a mix of remote and in-office work. Will consider hiring remote only for the right candidate.
Please send cover letter and resume with “Partnership Network Office Intern” as well as your first and last name in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Partnership Schools welcomes individuals of all faith backgrounds to work in our organization. Because our work supports schools owned and sponsored by the Catholic Church, all network team members are expected to contribute to the flourishing of young people and the faith-based schools that foster their growth.
For more information about Partnership Schools, please visit www.partnershipnyc.org.