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Jobs and Internships

Internships:

GLASA’s internship programs provides career development opportunities for students majoring in Therapeutic Recreation, Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Adaptive Sports, Sports Psychology, Non-Profit Management, Development, Marketing and more.  Interns can be currently enrolled in a college, be a recent college graduate or be an experienced professional looking to gain exposure to a new career or field.  Intern positions vary from part-time (as little as 10 hours/week) up to full time positions for the entire season.

For Recreation Therapy Internship Opportunities: We currently are taking applications for interns that plan to sit for the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) exam.  The GLASA TR Internship adheres to the guidelines created by the American Therapeutic Recreation Association (ATRA).  GLASA currently has two staff members that are Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialists that will oversee all TR Interns.  If you are interested in our TR Internship program, please send your resume, cover letter and list of references to Micaela Fedyniak (contact listed below). Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

For All Other Internship Opportunities:  Including Kinesiology, Exercise Science, Marketing, Sports Psychology, Non-Profit Management, Development and more.  If interested in an internship program, please email Micaela Venus (contact listed below) and include your major, internship area you are interested in and length of internship desired.

For internship inquiries, please contact:
Micaela Venus
Program Director & Volunteer Coordinator
[email protected]
847-283-0908

Job Opportunity: Development Director

GLASA seeks an experienced fundraising professional with a successful track record and demonstrated experience developing and implementing creative strategies for increasing funding and support for mission-driven organizations. The Development Director will work closely with the Executive Director and the Board to develop and further the strategic plan to expand the impact of GLASA.  The Development Director will collaborate with other GLASA staff to build involvement, enthusiasm and ensure seamless coordination of fundraising efforts with ongoing initiatives.

Key responsibilities of the Development Director will include:

  • Develop and execute ambitious but achievable annual and long-term plans for fundraising across the organization
  • Lead and implement the organization’s fundraising efforts to achieve revenue goals
  • Develop new fundraising opportunities while managing current fundraising efforts which include: Events, Corporate Sponsorships, Foundation and Government Grants, and Individual donors
  • Develop and implement GLASA’s marketing strategy.  This includes digital/social media marketing, posters, newsletters, brochures, press releases, etc.
  • Oversee the administration of and enhancement of the donor database
  • Provide support to GLASA’s auxiliary boards (Young Professionals, Women’s board) to ensure support of GLASA’s mission and related fundraising goals
  • Identify and attend community events, meetings and conferences that support GLASA’s mission and enhance its visibility and fundraising success
  • Manage the budget of the Fundraising organization in collaboration with the Executive Director and the Accountant

Qualifications

The Development Director will be a highly skilled fundraiser with a track record of successfully and strategically identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors.

Desired skills and qualifications include:

  • 5-10+ years of fundraising experience
  • Experience developing and executing fundraising strategy
  • Experience developing and executing digital campaigns

Send resume and cover letter to: [email protected]. No recruiters or phone calls please.