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CofC Alumni Association Communications Intern

By Cierra Seid
Posted on 29 November 2017 | 4:31 pm — 
About the Alumni Association

The College of Charleston Alumni Association, an international organization of graduates and former students, has been in continuous operation since June 13, 1888.  It comprises more than 82,000 former students of the College organized into 35 regional chapters.  The mission of the Association is “to manifest interest in, and to promote the welfare of, the College of Charleston.”

Position: Alumni Association Communications Intern (unpaid – academic credit available)

Supervisor: Ann Looper Pryor ’83, Vice President, Alumni Affairs

Location: Alumni Welcome Center at Towell Library, Cistern Yard

Term: Spring Semester 2018; start date and schedule flexible, minimum 15 hours per week.

Benefits:  This internship will provide excellent, documentable experience in non-profit communications and event and product marketing, including social media, email, and direct mail projects.

The successful candidate will:
  • Become proficient in planning, writing, and posting messages and graphics for distribution via the Alumni Association’s four social media accounts, including: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter;
  • Learn how to increase the number of followers for each of the Alumni Association’s social media accounts;
  • Assist with email and direct mail communications to promote events to alumni and students (Cougar Trail, Spring Alumni Weekend, Alumni Chapter events, etc.);
  • Receive training in Blackbaud’s Raisers Edge database product;
  • Assist with the CofC Ring Ceremony, March 1, 2018, at 7 pm;
  • Assist with Spring Alumni Weekend events, including A Charleston Affair, May 4-5, 2018; and,
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Candidates must:

  • Possess excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrate user experience on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.
  • Have strong skills with Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Be dependable and display a positive, professional demeanor with staff, alumni, students, and others.

To apply:  Send a formal cover letter and résumé via email to Ann Pryor at No phone calls, please.

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