Employment Opportunties

Join an Innovative Nonprofit That Is Changing the Nonprofit Sector!

GuideStar is the number 1 source of nonprofit information, with information on more than 1.8 million organizations.

As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we are evolving our vision and embarking on a bold strategic initiative to expand our information and knowledge generation to enable greater social impact.

If you want to use your skills and expertise to affect social change, join us.

Current Opening

How to Apply

Unless noted otherwise below, e-mail cover letter, résumé, and salary guidelines in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format to jobs@guidestar.org.

If you prefer to mail your application, send these materials to:

HR Director
GuideStar USA
4801 Courthouse Street, Suite 220
Williamsburg, VA 23188

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Fundraising/Development Internship

This part-time, unpaid position, based in Washington, DC, provides on-the-job training and experience working with a national nonprofit organization. You will work on a variety of projects directly related to increasing and diversifying the financial support for GuideStar.

GuideStar is committed to working with you to ensure that the experience is practical and career building. We are also happy to work with you and your advisors if you would prefer to receive college credit for your work.

Primary Purpose

Support GuideStar's Development (Fundraising/Philanthropy) Team in the areas of prospect research and membership program development. This is a 10-hour-per-week position that reports to the Development Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Development Coordinator, create pipeline of prospective foundation funders/members and system for tracking interactions with these prospects.
  • Utilize various online tools and internal resources to conduct prospect research, identify top prospects based on alignment with GuideStar and foundation priorities.
  • Create detailed prospect profiles, preparing at minimum 200 profiles.
  • Work with GuideStar's Development Team in the formation of cultivation and solicitation strategies for prospects.
  • Support the team's development of collateral materials for use in securing general operating and strategic grants and marketing materials to use in promoting GuideStar's Membership Program.
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of the nonprofit sector through participation in ongoing webinar series offered by GuideStar.
  • Data entry to manage CRM and donor and membership database

Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A true dedication to the internship, and a commitment to coming in on time and working hard
  • Ability to work independently and manage high-detail projects with professional quality
  • Team player attitude, demonstrated by being flexible and responsible as well as being a self-starter
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience with online research tools

Who Is Eligible?

Current undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible for the internship program. To qualify, you must be pursuing a degree, certificate, or diploma (full-time or part-time) and be at least 18 years of age. You also need to be in good academic standing at your school.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Hands-on nonprofit experience
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Students may qualify for credit towards degree requirements

To Apply

Please send the following materials to the Fundraising/Development Team at funding@guidestar.org:

  • Cover letter explaining interest, dates of availability, and any specific interests in fundraising/development and/or nonprofit sector
  • Résumé

Join our team today!

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GuideStar Public Relations Internship

Do you want to get head start on your career while you're still in school? Do you want to get know the ins and outs of a fast-paced and results-oriented communications department? Then GuideStar is here to help.

This part-time, unpaid position, based in Washington, D.C., provides on-the-job training and exciting career experience. You'll apply communications theories and work on a variety projects related to strategic positioning of GuideStar's experts. GuideStar is committed to working with you to ensure that the experience is practical and career building. We are also happy to work with you and your advisors if you would prefer to receive college credit for your work.

Primary Purpose

Support GuideStar's Communications Coordinator in the execution of public relations, media relations, and social media strategies. This is a 15 hour per week hands-on job with significant commitments to communications outreach and measurement, research, and writing. Reports to Courtney Cherico, GuideStar's Communications Coordinator.

Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working closely with the Communications Coordinator, curate content on GuideStar's many social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, SlideShare, YouTube, Wikipedia, Flickr, Reddit, etc., as well as GuideStar's LinkedIn group and Google+ community.
  • Engage with followers to encourage conversation and participation in nonprofit- and philanthropy-related topics, and respond to questions and concerns reactively.
  • Work with the communications team to develop creative campaigns for a social audience and identify trends and breaking news items that GuideStar should be aware of and/or participate in.
  • Monitor and measure all communications activities and develop weekly and monthly reports.
  • Support the implementation of a comprehensive communications strategy including writing blog posts, researching and securing speaking opportunities, bylined articles, awards, and other relevant opportunities for GuideStar and its experts.
  • Support GuideStar's busy media relations office including fielding calls from the media, pitching feature stories and third-party commentary from GuideStar's experts, drafting and placing bylined articles in target publications, researching letters to the editor and opinion editorial opportunities.
  • Support the implementation of GuideStar's Impact Call, LINKhttp://www.guidestar.org/rxg/about-us/guidestars-impact.aspx, and various other campaigns. Activities to include media research and pitching, drafting and editing various communication materials, posting to various social media channels with related content, etc.
  • Support the development of The Front Porch and the GuideStar Gazette, a website and e-newsletter, respectively, and two of GuideStar's best internal communications channels.
  • Support GuideStar's busy webinar program—live Tweet during discussions and present during communications-related events.

Qualifications

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • A true dedication to the internship, and a commitment to coming in on time and working hard
  • Currently studying public relations, communications, journalism, English, creative writing, or other communications-related courses
  • Ability to work independently and manage high-detail, deadline-sensitive projects with professional quality
  • Team player attitude, demonstrated by being flexible and responsible as well as being a self-starter
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

To Apply

Please e-mail to Courtney Cherico at courtney.cherico@guidestar.org:

  • Cover letter explaining interest, dates of availability, and any specific interests in public relations or marketing
  • Résumé

Who Is Eligible?

Current undergraduate and graduate college students are eligible for the internship program. To qualify, you must be pursuing a degree, certificate, or diploma (full-time or part-time), and at least 18 years of age. You also need to be in good academic standing at your school and a U.S. citizen.

What Are the Benefits?

  • Hands-on public relations and social media work experience
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Students may qualify for credit toward degree requirements

Join our team today!

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Simplify Sales Associate—Part Time

Primary Purpose:

One of the 2015 goals of the Simplify API project is to secure 100 private and community foundation clients who will utilize the information gathered from the GuideStar Exchange into their automated grant application process. With assistance from our current and potential grant management software vendors we will identify opportunities and present the value proposition of the Simplify API.

The Simplify Sales Associate will be dedicated to prospecting and servicing potential private and community foundation customers who have an automated online grant application process. Associate will have thorough knowledge of the GuideStar Exchange and the Simplify API with capability of processing transactions quickly.

Reports To

Asif Talukdar, Senior Director, Business Development

Supervises

N/A

Location

Williamsburg, Va., or Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Adheres to GuideStar's mission, vision, and core values to ensure that the highest level of customer service is being met.
  • Prospecting and outreach to private and community foundations through phone calling and targeted marketing e-mail to sell Simplify.
  • Services existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential opportunities.
  • Dedicated expert of the Simplify API and will be an internal resource to support the sales staff.
  • Serves as the Simplify liaison to the GuideStar Membership Pprogram.
  • Submits orders by referring to price lists and product literature.
  • Operates CRM accurately and efficiently. Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual Simplify analyses.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge of the Simplify API and GuideStar Exchange.
  • Contributes to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business or marketing preferred
  • Relevant experience in sales and/or marketing
  • Customer Service experience
  • A high aptitude for utilizing current technology to achieve sales goals
  • General understanding of technology as well as knowledge of nonprofit space and grant application processes a plus
  • CRM experience preferred
  • B2B experience heavily preferred
  • Familiarity with relevant computer software
  • Experience in Internet usage and navigation
  • Ability to develop and maintain a good rapport with a diverse constituency
  • Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and a creative problem solver
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative thinker with the ability to work in a rapidly changing work environment
  • Entrepreneurial spirit

Exempt Status

Exempt

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