Strive is a non-profit organization dedicated to character-driven leadership development. With a focus on high school and collegiate athletes and their coaches, Strive sharpens teams’ power and impact by teaching winning leadership and culture-building strategies that extend into life.
Strive offers a research-based, customizable curriculum that begins with self-knowledge, moves into culture creation, and ultimately instills the habit of rigorous leadership practice in its program participants. Through a robust scholarship program, Strive leads the way in developing character leaders in underserved communities. Strive is based in Wilmington, DE, and serves schools and communities across the U.S.
Our summer interns join the full-time staff as integral members of the team that manage our largest fundraising campaign of the year and help run all of our summer programs. The summer is our busy season; the pace is fast, the deadlines short, and the demands often stressful.
Specifically, you will work with the Director of Development to:
Assist with the Summer Scholarship Campaign
Prepare weekly student profiles
Send thank you follow-ups
Draft, edit, send email blasts
Point person on “in kind donation” drives
Summer Scholarship Campaign partner management
Prepare and execute surveys with scholarship student-athletes
Design and compile packet for scholarship partners
Assist in promoting and acquiring sponsorships
Solicit potential corporate sponsors by phone or in-person meetings
Design and prepare materials for Sports Challenge Visitors’ Day
Profile of the 2019 Sports Challenge class
Profiles of student-athletes
Examples of opportunities for further investment
The 2019 Annual Giving Campaign
Our Leadership Workshops and other events
Letter/certificate to acknowledge official sponsor /naming of scholarship
Photos/ materials to take back and share and display at their place of work
Assist in preparation for Development presentation during Staff training
Design, Prepare and Implement Thank You Follow-Up
Identify student-athletes to match with individual donors
Take photos and videos
Make calls as needed
We seek to hire individuals who are passionate about leadership and the power of athletics as a source of change and good in a community.
Students working toward a degree in Communications, Marketing, Media, Public Relations, Social Work, as well as liberal arts degrees are encouraged to apply. This is a great opportunity for a creative mind with a background in art, photography, and videography who is looking to apply their skills to a meaningful cause. Preference will be given to rising juniors and seniors in college and recent graduates.
We hire staff who:
Believe in working hard and working as a team
Believe that leadership skills can be taught
View sports as an extraordinary medium for teaching leadership skills as well as other life-lessons
Possess experience working with young people
Enjoy the company of the kids with whom we work with and one another
Believe in self-improvement and continued learning
Take their responsibilities seriously without taking themselves too seriously
Strive upholds the following core values, and expects all employees to do the same.
Know Thyself - By first practicing self-awareness, we prepare ourselves to be the best possible teammates.
Fill Tanks - We demonstrate extraordinary passion and unwavering support of teammates.
Brush It Off and Grow - We foster a culture in which individuals seek out challenges, view mistakes as opportunities to improve and bounce back from setbacks.
Be Fair and Honest - We do the right thing.
Choose Laughter - We believe in the value of laughing and having fun. We take our work seriously, but we do not take ourselves too seriously.
Stick With It - We expect all who are involved with Strive to put in their best effort, particularly knowing that effort lies within our circle of control.
Find the Best in Yourself so that you can Inspire the Best in Others - In all that we undertake we strive for individual and collective greatness.
Dates of Contract (flexible): Monday, May 20th, 2019 - Friday, August 2nd, 2019
Sports Challenge Staff Training: Monday, June 24th, 2019 - Wednesday, June 26th, 2019
Sports Challenge Program Dates: Thursday, June 27th, 2019 - Friday, July 5th, 2019
During Sports Challenge Staff Training & Program, you will be expected to stay on campus at Haverford College and work weekends.
Aside from these dates, you will be expected to work Monday thru Friday at Strive’s office at 1007 N Orange St., Wilmington, DE.
Send resume, cover letter and a reference (we request a character reference from a coach, professor or job supervisor -- please include their name, relationship, phone number and email) to email@example.com no later than April 7th, 2019. This position will be filled on a rolling basis and may be filled before this deadline. An offer to interview will be extended to qualified candidates.
Interns will earn a modest stipend based on a 40-hour work week.
Interns are required to use their personal laptop and other tools as applicable for work with Strive. You will also be required to secure your own lodging during the time that we work at our headquarters in Wilmington, DE. Your housing and meals will be covered when we are on-site for Sports Challenge (Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 5 at Haverford College).
Interns will be required to obtain the following: Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance and Fingerprint Based Federal Criminal History Check.