UniversalGiving.org

Pro-Bono Corporate Returnship for Advanced Professionals

UniversalGiving®  is  an  award-­‐winning  website  allowing  people  to  donate  and  volunteer  with  top performing vetted projects all over the world. Unique to UniversalGiving, 100% goes directly to the cause. UniversalGiving Corporate provides Strategy, Operations, and NGO Vetting to scale companies’ CSR  programs  in  more  than  120  countries;  our  Corporate  Services  allow  us  to  become  self-­‐sustaining. UniversalGiving has been featured on the homepage of BusinessWeek, Oprah.com, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times.

 

The CSR Returnee will be responsible for performing critical CSR Research, preparing outreaches to potential partners, maintaining the Corporate Strategy Spreadsheet, and writing proposals. We are seeking an experienced professional who can work closely with our CEO to expand UniversalGiving’s global presence in CSR. Our ideal candidate has significant experience in sales and client management. He/she is ready to give back to a smart, efficient, and globally impactful nonprofit. Excellent communication skills, relationship-­‐building skills and attention to detail are required.

 

UniversalGiving’s Returnship Program offer exciting opportunities to those wishing to make a significant impact and contribution to our global communities. Returnships are for experienced professionals returning to the workforce who desire to gain new skills, change professions, or simply yearning to give back.


 

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Duration: Minimum of 15-­‐20 hours per week for a minimum of 3 months. Ideal candidates are available to work in our San Francisco office 2-­‐3 days/week (Monday through Friday) with the possibility of some work completed remotely. As this is a leadership position, the majority of work should be done in-­‐office.

We value our interns and volunteers and take these positions very seriously. For this reason, we ask for a $200 fully refundable retainer to secure your position. This check pays for the your seat in our coworking space, professional training and management guidance that you will receive. Because our interns are such an integral part of UniversalGiving, we implemented this policy several years ago to ensure the accountability of all team members. We return your full deposit on the last day of your internship. Please do not hesitate to contact us with further questions!

 

About UniversalGiving

UniversalGiving®  is  an  award-­‐winning  website  allowing  people  to  donate  and  volunteer  with  top performing projects all over the world. Our projects are vetted through a proprietary Quality Model™ to ensure the most effective, trustworthy philanthropy possible. Unique to UniversalGiving, we take no cut on donations. 100% of your donation goes directly to the cause.

UniversalGiving Corporate consults with Fortune 500 companies on the Strategy, Operations and NGO Vetting for their international giving and volunteering programs all over the world. Some clients include Cisco, Symantec, Fluor, Sabre, Gap, BHP Billiton, RSF Social Finance, and inovia.

Located in the heart of San Francisco, UniversalGiving has been profiled on CBS and in FOX Business Network, and has also been featured inBusinessWeek, Fast Company, CSRWire, WomenEntrepreneur, Oprah.com,  NBC  News,  The  Christian  Science  Monitor,  The  New  York  Times,  The  Financial  Times,

MarketWatch, CNNMoney.com, Change.org and See Change Magazine. UniversalGiving has been featured three times on Great Nonprofits’ annual Top Nonprofits lists and is a Webby Award Honoree.

 

CEO Pamela Hawley is a winner of the Jefferson Award (the Nobel Prize in Community Service) and was selected as one of 50 leaders to the White House's Next Generation Leadership and Social Innovation event. She is a Finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and a Colburn S. Wilbur Leadership Fellow at the Global Ethics Institute. She is a Fast Company Expert Blogger on CSR.

UniversalGiving’s Mission: To connect people to quality giving and volunteer opportunities worldwide.

UniversalGiving’s Vision: “To Create A World Where Giving and Volunteering Are A Natural Part of Everyday Life”®


 

Testimonial

I came to UniversalGiving at a time when I was looking for a way to have more meaning with my work. After years in management consulting, finance, and then home raising two young children, I was ready to give back to the world in a different way. I began as a volunteer in their Returnship program and four years later, am leading Operations. UniversalGiving is a professional environment that has given me meaning, experience in new realms, and flexibility in my work schedule. I am so proud to be a part of this amazing team that is doing great things in the world.”

Adriana Rabkin, Former Senior Manager of Operations

“UniversalGiving is committed to providing corporations like Cisco with global strategy, policy, operations and rigorous NGO vetting that supports operational excellence. They strengthen our CSR programs locally and around the world.”

Michael Yutrzenka, Senior Director, Corporate Affairs Cisco Foundation


 

To Apply:

Please email your resume, cover letter, a brief writing sample, and three professional references to jobs@universalgiving.org with "CSR Returnship" in the subject line. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.

UniversalGiving® is committed to understanding and representing the diverse populations it serves worldwide. Members of all ages, genders, sexual orientations, races, ethnicities, nationalities, physical abilities or disabilities, religions or beliefs, and cultures are welcome as employees and volunteers in our organization. We believe that a diverse team will best serve our diverse populations.

 

 

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