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An internship at Ridgecrest Conference Center offers an experience to grow professionally, spiritually and personally as you receive on-the-job training and learn skills needed to serve in a fast-paced Christian hospitality environment.

The intern program includes weekly bible study and fellowship with other team members. You will be provided unique opportunities for your growth and development through enrichment and service. Team managers and supervisors will coordinate your work schedule, daily responsibilities, and special project assignments.

We are looking for someone that has an understanding and desire to develop and work within a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to ensure that donor information is managed and organized in a usable and effective manner. This position is highly administrative and secretarial, and the best candidate will be detail-oriented, proficient with Excel, exhibit the ability to maintain confidentiality, and communicate clearly and confidently.


Ability to work August to May (40+ hours/week)
Commit to the overall program (including bible study, service projects, Summer Staff recruitment, events, etc.)
Committed, growing follower of Christ
Passionate about Ridgecrest’s mission – Impacting lives for God’s glory!
Develops, refines, improves, and maintains our new donor management system (Bloomerang) to ensure that donor data is accurate, updated, and well organized (this will be the primary role)
General understanding of development & fundraising
Prepares regular reports about donor engagement, donor activity, and financial progress.
Develops and manages spreadsheets to organize donor contact information as well as their level and type of engagement (Excel)
Reconciles gifts and pledges with the Director of Finance
Assists in the development, planning, and execution of fundraising events as needed
Assists with the administrative end of our marketing and communication efforts, including direct mail campaigns and annual reports
Detail-focused while multi-tasking effectively
Desire for strict confidentiality (this is key in Fundraising and Development)
Work might include some physical demands such as walking/standing/working for extended periods of time as well as a certain amount of bending, stretching, kneeling, twisting, climbing, and lifting
Position may include some travel and evening/weekend work
Calm during challenging situations and approaching deadlines
Highly effective organizational and communications skills
Desire to treat donors and partners with dignity, respect, and gratitude
Ability to connect with authenticity and professionalism with donors and partners who represent diverse communities, income levels, companies, and experience backgrounds

Housing provided
Meals (when dining room is open)
Paid a $300/week stipend

Time:  Internship
Salary:  Paid
Category:  Development



Updated: 7/18/2022 3:45:49 PM

Job Contact:
Sophia Peterson
(828) 669-3589

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Why work at Ridgecrest Foundation:

In the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina you will discover Ridgecrest, a 1,300-acre Christian conference center where you can leave your cares at the gate.

1 Ridgecrest Drive
    Black Mountain, NC 28711

(828) 669-3589

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