December 21, 2021  

 Openings - 3  

Collaborative Fundraising Project Manager (Intern)

    Position Title:                                           Collaborative Fundraising Project Manager (Intern)

    Department:                                             Organizational Finance Development

    Employment Term:                                    1 Year + (min. 10 hours - max. 20 hours weekly)

    Reports to:                                                   Assistant Program Director(s)

    Salary:                                                          *Unpaid Internship / Volunteer*


Do you want to be part of a transformational organizational change? Do you get excited about ensuring projects advance forward to meet objectives? If so, join us on a journey to transform Family Development & Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF) fundraising across the United States and globally. This role will coordinate with Donor & Partner Communications Specialist, Assistant Program Directors, and other project managers on different teams to provide project management across collaborative fundraising activities. This includes managing the overall project plan, convening stakeholders, and identifying dependencies and connection points across the initiative. Through your work, you will foster and increase trust between Family Development & Samaritan Foundation, Inc and partners across the United States through evolving the collaborative approaches to fundraising. 


Work closely with initiative stakeholders, manage the following duties:

  • Develop and manage comprehensive schedule and project plan to identify project overlaps, risks and dependencies.

  • Facilitate effective communication among collaborative fundraising initiatives leads to ensure alignment and understanding; connect the threads across the various bodies of collaborative fundraising work.

  • Monitor a resource tracking database to ensure collaborative fundraising efforts are properly resourced to meet objectives.

  • Track metrics and milestones of collaborative fundraising initiatives.

  • Document Direct Marketing and Major Gift Collaborative tested processes and what was implemented as a result, identifying promising practices, lessons learned and success stories to curate and share with affiliated network.

  • Provide timely and comprehensive updates to stakeholders regarding FDSF collaborative fundraising efforts underway between FDSF and affiliates such as partners, sponsors, and other organizations.

  • Facilitate the establishment of processes and systems to advance collaborative fundraising efforts

  • Other duties as assigned to support project teams advancing collaborative fundraising

Preferred Qualification and Skills:

  • Positive attitude, vibrant, energetic, willingness to bring new ideas and work in a fast-paced environment. 

  • Must be willing to work independently.

  • Confident in speaking with new people from diverse backgrounds.

  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational, communication, and time-management skills.

  • Resourcefulness, creativity, and problem-solving skillset

  • Strong cultural awareness and sensitivity

  • Demonstrate use of computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, and Outlook.

  • Must be comfortable with deadlines and have a reliable working computer or laptop.

  • Ability to compose and edit correspondence, reports, and summaries.

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion.


  • Attend mandatory orientation and training.

  • Able to participate in team meetings: Teamwork and collaboration will be necessary for success in this role. 

  • Some flexibility with nights and weekends especially for urgent tasks and deadlines.

Working Environment: 

This internship opportunity is 100% virtual. Volunteers will utilize Microsoft Teams and Outlook to communicate with their team.

*Although this is advertised as an unpaid volunteer/internship opportunity, students can use this opportunity to receive credits for their courses or Capstone programs. Stipends can/will be provided to students based on program funds. 

Additional Information: 


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At Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF), we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best.

Family Development and Samaritan Foundation, Inc (FDSF) is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, or any other protected category.

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