Essential Duties and Responsibilities
A Marketing/Communications Intern will assist with all nonprofit business needs related
to marketing and public relations support, including but not limited to the following:
- Write for publication – newsletters, news releases, etc.
- Create marketing copy and graphics for all of the platforms and track results.
- Assist in preparation for meetings and presentations – creation/design, status reports,
campaign grids, organizing documents, taking meeting notes.
- Network and talk to the different departments to better understand nonprofit operations.
- Monitor and report online donation portals.
- Lead and motivate volunteers.
- Maintain current and accurate statistics from all networks and platforms.
- Actively engage in business networking opportunities.
- Promote established organizational values among internal and external UW constituents.
- Provide excellent customer service.
- Work directly with selected individuals participating in the Loaned Executive
- Program as needed.
- Promote a cooperative spirit among co-workers and other partners.
- Other duties as assigned.
Goals and Objectives – Daily
- Advocate for the advancement of UWSWA in our community.
- Participate in meetings, as directed.
- Maintain loyalty to UWSWA organizational policies and procedures.
- Maintain professional and organizational standards while representing UWSWA within
- Display a business professional appearance.
- Display passion for UWSWA’s mission.
- Present an enthusiastic and pleasant demeanor to internal/external customers.
- Maintain a self-oriented work ethic.
- Demonstrate respect and appreciation for diversity.
- Mission Focused
- Brand Steward
- Relationship Oriented
- Communication Skills
- Demonstrates Social Responsibility and Stewardship
- Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and collaborate effectively as a team
- Ability to communicate at all levels internally/externally by phone, email, or video
- Reflect a positive attitude with good organizational skills.
- Effectively convey UWSWA value proposition, mission and priorities to the general
public and community leaders.
- Ability to utilize and acquire knowledge.
- Proficiency in Adobe Design Suite (e.g. InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator) and
- Proficiency with a Windows operating system, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook,
the Internet, and Google operating systems.
- Ability to organize a variety of tasks, meet deadlines and pay attention to detail.
- Reliable automobile, valid driver’s license and automobile insurance.
The United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) serves Choctaw, Clarke, Mobile, and Washington
Counties. Created in 1926 as a Community Chest, UWSWA’s mission is to improve the
quality of life in the community. The vision of UWSWA is to strengthen communities
by focusing on uniting and mobilizing resources in support of the building blocks
for a better life: Education, Financial Stability, Health, and Essentials. UWSWA has
raised and invested more than $240 million into our community to help strengthen the
capacity of positive community progress. Many of these issues that affect our community
are addressed by the funded programs and initiatives that help more than 200,000 local
people each year.
The Clarke County Outreach Center in Grove Hill was made possible through an Alabama
Power Foundation Elevate Grant. The center is a central hub for UWSWA partner agencies
serving Clarke County and surrounding counties to meet and provide their full spectrum
of services to residents of the county, and is not limited to programs funded by UWSWA.
Having a physical presence in Clarke County helps mitigate transportation challenges
as well as increase awareness of the programs and services available to residents.
For more information, visit United Way of Southwest Alabama.
UWSWA DEI Statement
United Way of Southwest Alabama (UWSWA) recognizes and appreciates the unique contributions
of diverse individuals and organizations in all aspects of our work. We know that
by bringing diverse individuals and viewpoints together and by centering the needs
of community members, we can collectively and more effectively support opportunities
for a better life for all.
The United Way of Southwest Alabama recognizes and acknowledges the centrality of
racism, enslavement, and exploitation to our regional history. We fully acknowledge
the detrimental effects of all types of discrimination including that related to race,
ethnicity, color, religion, creed, age, sex, national origin or ancestry, marital
status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and status as a qualified
disabled or handicapped individual. We publicly and wholeheartedly denounce all notions
of supremacy and will constantly seek unity in every area of the organization.
UWSWA takes the broadest possible view of diversity, going beyond visible differences,
to affirm the spirit of all individuals, including the realities, background, experiences,
skills, and perspectives that make each person who they are. Engaging the power of
diverse talent and partners results in innovative solutions necessary to address complex
issues. We understand that these practices will not happen organically, so we will
make every effort to be intentional, relentless, and steadfast in assuring that we
are equitable and inclusive in our staff, board and community decision- making.
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of what it means to LIVE UNITED.