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Degrees Of Change

Careers

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Join the Team

Degrees of Change attracts exceptional individuals–people who aren’t just looking for a job, but are looking to make a difference. Our team is made up of courageous individuals who are passionate about transformation that impacts not just individual students, but whole communities. If you’re looking to invest your time and talent in a mission that matters, we’d love to talk to you.

We Take Care of Our Team

  • Competitive compensation
  • Generous matching contribution to 401(k) retirement plan
  • Exceptional medical, dental, and vision plans fully paid for employee
  • Short- and long-term disability and life insurance at no cost to employee
  • Generous paid holidays, vacation, personal, sick, and family leave

Openings

Work Study Positions Available

If you are a college student eligible for work study this year, please consider working with Degrees of Change, home of the Act Six, Seed and  GuidEd Insight. We offer both fully remote and hybrid (working remotely and on site) positions and offer a great way to earn your work study dollars and while gaining valuable career experience.

If you have any questions about the work study positions at Degrees of Change, are interested in seeing the full job descriptions, or would like to apply, please email info@degreesofchange.org. If you have any questions about your Work Study eligibility or award, please contact your financial aid office directly.

Act Six Program Intern (State Work Study)

POSITION SUMMARY

An effective communicator and attentive to detail, the Act Six Program Intern will collaborate with the Act Six Program Team at Degrees of Change to promote the Act Six program in Tacoma-Seattle, Washington through its recruitment and selection seasons.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented, the Act Six Program Intern will support the program team and play a key role in helping to ensure that the Act Six program operations run smoothly.

The Act Six Program Intern will gain valuable experience in youth leadership and scholarship development programing. They will deepen their organizational skills and understanding of how non-profit organizations operate.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Input contact information from eligible prospects.
  • Visit local high schools to talk about program opportunities.
  • Develop content for DoC social media sites.
  • Help coordinate volunteers at major selection events (twice during the year).
  • Provide support to the program team on ad hoc program-related projects as assigned.
  • Provide the highest quality customer service and delivery of accurate and excellent information.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have State Work Study through your college or university in your financial aid award letter.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Degrees of Change.
  • Pursuing a college degree.
  • Deep commitment to educational, racial and economic equity.
  • Effective communicator with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible and receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

 

Events & Engagement Intern (State Work Study)

POSITION SUMMARY

An effective communicator who is organized and efficient, the Events & Engagement Intern will assist with donor and prospect focused events, donor updates and content development including social media, and assist in development duties as assigned.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented, the Development Intern will support the Development Team and play a key role in helping to successfully support the mission of Degrees of Change (DoC).

The Development Intern will gain valuable experience in general development practices and event management. They will deepen their organizational skills and understanding of how non-profit organizations operate.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT

  • Support the Development Team in fundraising efforts related to events, corporate sponsorship, and individual donors.
  • Assist in annual giving efforts including direct mail, online engagement, and donor recognition.
  • Work within donor database to draft and create emails, thank you letters, and run reports.

EVENT MANAGEMENT

  • General event management including coordinating with vendors, distributing invitations, social media prep work, graphics work, and more.

COMMUNICATIONS & STEWARDSHIP

  • Support the development of high quality and timely external updates to DoC funding partners, including social media and email content.
  • Say thank you often, in various, sincere ways to our funding partners.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have State Work Study through your college or university in your financial aid award letter.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Degrees of Change.
  • Pursuing a college degree.
  • Deep commitment to educational, racial, and economic equity.
  • Effective and efficient communicator with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible, and receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

 

Grants Intern (State Work Study)

Status: Part-time, Hybrid Remote/In-Person

POSITION SUMMARY

An effective communicator who is organized and efficient, the Grants Intern will assist with all stages of grant writing and grant management, including research and prospecting, grant tracking, management hygiene and database maintenance, proposal writing and editing, and will assist in other duties as assigned.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented, the Grants Intern will support the Development Team and play a key role in helping to successfully support the mission of Degrees of Change (DoC) through resource development.

The Grants Intern will gain valuable experience in grant writing and management as well as grants best practices. They will deepen their understanding of how non-profit organizations operate, how grants are identified and solicited, and how foundation relationships are maintained.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

GRANT RESEARCH & PROSPECTING

  • Assist the Grants Manager in foundation research to identify potential matches for future proposals.
  • Investigate pre-identified funder matches and determine designation alignments and proposal details.

GRANT WRITING & EDITING

  • Draft preliminary partial or full proposals.
  • Edit and revise drafts authored by other members of the Development Team.
  • Review internal documents for clarity, consistency, and concision.
  • Provide support to the Grants Manager on ad hoc projects as assigned.

GRANTS MANAGEMENT

  • Support database transition with accurate data transfer and input.
  • Assist the Grants Manager in other filing, data input, deadline tracking, etc. tasks as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have State Work Study through your college or university in your financial aid award letter.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Degrees of Change.
  • Pursuing a college degree.
  • Deep commitment to educational, racial, and economic equity.
  • Effective and efficient communicator with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible, and receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Operations Intern (State Work Study)

POSITION SUMMARY

An effective communicator and attentive to detail, the Operations Intern will update program recruitment email campaigns; assist in social media content development; and assist in operational duties as assigned.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented, the Operations Intern will support the Senior Manager, Program Operations and play a key role in helping to ensure that DoC systems and program operations run smoothly.

The Operations Intern will gain valuable experience in communication systems and program operations management. They will deepen their organizational skills and understanding of how non-profit organizations operate.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

COMMUNICATIONS

  • Update program recruitment email campaigns in Dynamics Marketing.
  • Develop content for DoC programs’ (Act Six and/or Seed) social media sites.

PROGRAM SUPPORT

  • Support the design, development, and implementation of program operation systems and processes.
  • Provide support to the Senior Manager, Program Operations on ad hoc program-related projects as assigned.

QUALITY ASSURANCE

  • Provide the highest quality customer service and delivery of accurate and excellent information.
  • Ensure both internal and external communications comply with DoC branding expectations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have State Work Study through your college or university in your financial aid award letter.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Degrees of Change.
  • Pursuing a college degree.
  • Deep commitment to educational, racial and economic equity.
  • Effective communicator with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible and receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Seed Internship Program Intern (State Work Study)

POSITION SUMMARY

An effective communicator and attentive to detail, the Seed Internships Program Intern will collaborate with the Seed Internships Team at Degrees of Change to promote the Seed Internship program in Tacoma, Washington through its recruitment and selection seasons.

Self-motivated and detail-oriented, the Seed Internships Program Intern will support the Program Manager and play a key role in helping to ensure that the Seed Internships program operations run smoothly.

The Seed Internships Program Intern will gain valuable experience in youth leadership and career training programming. They will deepen their organizational skills and understanding of how non-profit organizations operate.

EXAMPLES OF SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Input contact information from eligible prospects.
  • Develop strategies for recruitment of program participants and businesses.
  • Provide support to the Seed Internships team on ad hoc program-related projects as assigned.
    • Develop content for DoC social media sites.
    • Help coordinate volunteers at major selection events.
    • Provide the highest quality customer service and delivery of accurate and excellent information.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • Must have State Work Study through your college or university in your financial aid award letter.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Degrees of Change.
  • Pursuing a college degree.
  • Deep commitment to educational, racial and economic equity.
  • Effective communicator with strong presentation and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, flexible and receptive to constructive feedback.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).