We're hiring: join The Dinner Party team as our Community Development or Web Development Intern

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Position Overview:
TDP’s Community Development Intern will help lead TDP’s efforts to build a vibrant community of Dinner Partiers, supported by an active network of hosts and regional organizers. The Community Development Intern will focus on scouting and recruiting new hosts, connecting would-be Dinner Partiers and hosts to one another, and creating low-barrier opportunities to build meaningful community, online and off.

Our interest is not solely in the what, but in the how. The Community Development Intern is thus expected to model the core values and principles behind The Dinner Party:

  • A belief and commitment to collaborative leadership, and to creating an environment in which each and every team member can fully capitalize on his or her own expertise;

  • A promise to abstain from bs in favor of honest, open, and transparent communication, and a demonstrated commitment to listen thoughtfully and openly to every stakeholder, be they a team member, participant, client, or advisor;

Responsibilities:

  • Email inquiries: Work with TDP’s Community Management Team to carefully track and respond those who reach out to us, ensuring that inquiries receive thoughtful and prompt replies, connections to nearby Dinner Party hosts, and links to resources.    

  • Host recruitment: Scout for potential hosts, conduct informative and evaluative interviews, connect hosts to local regional community leads.

  • Social media: Scan media for links to news and stories of interest to TDP community to share on Twitter and Facebook, with goal of growing social media footprint.

Requirements:

  • Strong attention to detail and exceptional oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to maintain warmth and clarity while managing a large volume of relationships

  • Comfort working within and improving systems; strong organizational and project management skills, with focus on quality customer service

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs + Spreadsheets, etc.

  • 20-25 hours per week, location flexible

3-month Internship (with potential for longer), available immediately, $15/hr


WEB DEVELOPMENT INTERN

Position Overview:
TDP’s Web Platform Intern will help lead TDP’s efforts to develop a vibrant community of Dinner Partiers on our new web platform, supported by an active network of hosts and regional organizers. The Community Development Intern will focus on executing data management and transfer, designing an effective online manual for Dinner Partiers and hosts, and creating low-barrier opportunities to build meaningful community, online and off.

Our interest is not solely in the what, but in the how. The Community Development Intern is thus expected to model the core values and principles behind The Dinner Party:

  • A belief and commitment to collaborative leadership, and to creating an environment in which each and every team member can fully capitalize on his or her own expertise;

  • A promise to abstain from bs in favor of honest, open, and transparent communication, and a demonstrated commitment to listen thoughtfully and openly to every stakeholder, be they a team member, participant, client, or advisor;

Responsibilities:

  • Data management: Lead data transfer and consolidation for beta version of web platform 2.0.

  • Internal web manual: Create effective online guidebook to help support 300+ hosts become accustomed to new website.

  • Email inquiries: Work with TDP’s Community Management Team to carefully track and respond those who reach out to us, ensuring that inquiries receive thoughtful and prompt replies, connections to nearby Dinner Party hosts, and links to resources.    

Requirements:

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong oral and written communication skills

  • Comfort working within and improving systems

  • Excellent organizational and project management skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Gmail, Google Docs + Spreadsheets, etc.

  • 20-25 hours per week, location flexible

3-month Internship, available immediately, $15/hr

 

Interested? Please send a resume and brief cover letter to TDP’s Community Director, Jules, @ jules@thedinnerparty.org describing a) what most excites you about TDP b) how TDP intersects with your current work or coursework, and c) where you hope to go from here

***People of color, men and gender-nonforming folks, LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities strongly encouraged to apply.


About The Dinner Party
The Dinner Party is a nonprofit that organizes potluck dinners for people to connect over the experience of losing a loved one or family member. We are working to transform life after loss from an isolating experience into one marked by community support, candid conversation, and forward movement.

Together, we’re pioneering tools and community through which young people who’ve experienced significant loss can use their shared experience as a springboard toward living better, bolder, and more connected lives.

In the past two years, The Dinner Party (TDP) has grown from 25 tables to over 225, from a few hundred people to a few thousands, and is now active in seven countries around the world. TDP has been featured in Oprah Magazine, NPR, CNN, The New York Times, BuzzFeed, The Huffington Post, and more.

The end goal? We foresee a day in which Dinner Parties are as ubiquitous as AA meetings, and as as culturally acceptable and readily accessible as yoga and meditation classes: a day in which young people who have experienced loss are recognized not as objects of pity, but as better listeners and better leaders, characterized by profound empathy, resilience, and agency.

Posted on April 21, 2017 .