Employment and Internships
A Special Wish Foundation Cleveland Chapter (ASW) is the ONLY Cleveland-based wish granting foundation, dedicated to granting wishes for children with life-threatening diseases. ASW was voted Best Children's Charity Cleveland Scene Magazine. ASW grants wishes for Cleveland-based families with life threatening diseases between birth and twenty years of age. Currently, we service 44 families at the main campus Cleveland Clinic, UH Rainbows, and the Ronald McDonald House.
Our success is due, in part, to a innovative program where ASW partners with local businesses to create splashes of joy, which help alleviate the stress these illnesses put on the entire family unit. These Splashes of Joy can include a spa day for parents, toy/food drops, date nights for mom and dad, VIP access to Dave & Busters, private Lego Store VIP play dates, etc. Once a child is healthy enough to travel with his/her family, ASW will grant their "Big Wish" (i.e. Disney World, Hawaii, etc.)
The Donation Intern will be responsible for researching and contacting companies, organizations, and civic groups which donate to non-profits. They will research the process for donation requests and then submit and file donation requests. This position will also be responsible for accurate follow up of these donation requests, and will report back on a weekly basis as well as be responsible for hitting weekly metrics. Tasks will include but are not limited to, researching companies and organizations, making phone calls to companies and organizations to solicit donations then following up with companies after first contact is made. They will be develop a database of the organizations and companies which have agreed to donate to ASW, and work with the co-founders to develop the appropriate follow up materials to donors.
Researching and fundraising experience encouraged but not required (this position is also for those interested in developing new fundraising skills), tech savvy, creative, ability to think on your feet, interest in non-profit and a passion for families and Cleveland. All interns must submit to a full criminal background check at their own cost. This position will require a commitment of no less that 10 hours per week.
Social Media & Marketing Intern.
Under the direction of the Co-Founders, the Social Media & Marketing will be responsible for daily social media updates, website updates, external marketing for ASW Cleveland Chapter, synergize with our Splashes of Joy partners to create positive media imprints. This position will also work closely with local TV, print, and radio media, creating press releases and developing content stories.
This position will also be responsible for creating fundraiser and donation opportunities with our partners, and will report back on a weekly basis as well as be responsible for hitting weekly metrics. Tasks will include but are not limited to, daily social media updates, creating wish calendar, email blasts, updating of website, researching companies and organizations, making phone calls to companies and organizations to solicit partnerships then following up with companies after first contact is made. They will be develop a database of the organizations and companies which have agreed to partner with ASW, and work with the co-founders to develop a partnership.
This position will require the candidate to possess a smart phone, camera, laptop, and wi fi capabilities. This position will also require the candidate to have reliable transportation. This is a 10 plus hour a week commitment with the candidate able to assist on nights and weekends
Knowledge of all social media outlets and how to apply it in a business setting, local media knowledge, marketing experience, tech savvy, creative, ability to think on your feet, interest in non-profit and a passion for families and Cleveland. All interns must submit to a full criminal background check at their own cost
For those qualified candidates, please email your resume to Eileen@spwish-cle.org