Job Openings

Fall Special Events Intern


SUMMARY: The Special Events intern assists CFNC with all aspects of event planning. The Fall intern will support the Fall Donor Appreciation Reception , annual Spring Benefit/Gala and silent and live auction. The Spring Intern will support Spring2ACTion, Ben & Jerry’s Free Cone Day, Backpacks for Brighter Futures event and the annual Spring Benefit/Gala. Summer intern will support Backpacks for Brighter Futures event, and Fall Donor Appreciation Reception.



  • Manage event records, including sponsorship and ticket sales.
  • Help coordinate event logistics for each event.
  • Play a key role in outreach, record keeping, and organization of third party event partnership.
  • Manage and update sponsor and guest mailing lists.
  • Assist with special event and day-of-event operations including set-up, tear-down and other manual labor projects.
  • Assist with mail merges, envelope stuffing, data entry, filing, and vendor communication.
  • Other administrative duties as assigned.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.



Send your resume to Development Coordinator, Anna Shults at


Fall Communications Intern


SUMMARY: The Communications Intern will utilize social networking sites, blogging and traditional publicity routes to get the word out about everything that is CFNC. They will play a pivotal role in content planning, event marketing, contributing to the design of CFNC’s communications collateral, and constituent relationship maintenance. This internship offers the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of social media, engage in the creative process, and practice professional outreach and publicity strategies.

Candidates should have a working knowledge of all social media channels, excellent and professional phone and people skills, and enthusiasm for marketing and creative problem solving!



  • Assist in the creation of brochures, ads, posters, newsletters, invitations, event materials, displays, PowerPoint presentations, infographic illustrations, icons, charts, graphs, maps, tables, e-blasts, e-newsletters, banner ads, and interactive designs for CFNC’s website.
  • Assist with development of social media strategy and social media campaigns as they relate to fundraising and development.
  • Compile information for promotion of CFNC events.
  • Distribution of event listing information to third party listing sites.
  • Design, compose and send social media posts and e-newsletters.
  • Write and distribute press releases; follow up with media contacts.
  • Assist with publicity for events including online marketing/posting, blog posts and flier/poster distribution.
  • Creation of video posts for social media.
  • Assist with development of communications process and overall strategy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.



Send your resume to Development Coordinator, Anna Shults at


Fall Development Intern


SUMMARY: The Development Intern provides support for the Development Director in an effort to cultivate CFNC’s fundraising activities. The Development Intern will be involved with donor stewardship, grant writing, special events, direct mail solicitations, workplace giving, and in-kind support.



  • Data Entry and updating donor information and gifts in Raiser’s Edge.
  • Lead stewardship activities for donors.
  • Participate in grant research and writing.
  • Work on direct mail appeals.
  • Assist with supporting volunteer activities, planning group activities and in-kind drives.
  • Represent CFNC at workplace giving and other community events.
  • Work with Development Director to design special funding initiatives.


Internship lasts 14 weeks (10 weeks in the summer) and requires a commitment to work a minimum of twenty hours weekly (days and hours are flexible). Availability on the occasional evening/weekend is also desired.


Send your resume to Development Coordintor, Anna Shults at


Bilingual Childcare Administrator/Enrollment Coordinator

If you’re passionate about positively impacting the lives of young children and making a difference in the world of early childhood education, consider joining The Child and Family Network Centers (CFNC) as the Bilingual Childcare Administrator / Enrollment Coordinator of our award winning preschool program for low-income families. An Alexandria based nonprofit, CFNC provides caring, high-quality, free early education and related services to at-risk children and their families in their own neighborhoods in order to prepare them for success in school and life.

The Bilingual Childcare Administrator / Enrollment Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Programs. The Coordinator will be responsible for a variety of office administrative functions and duties, including the enrollment process for 8 preschool classrooms (136 children). The Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining each student’s registration, schedule, and permanent records. The position will involve a high level of interaction and teamwork with program staff, and families. Candidate MUST be bilingual Spanish/English.


Job Responsibilities

·        Administer agency’s student enrollment program; maintain and update enrollment waiting lists.

·        Provide daily administrative and NAEYC support to the Director of Programs.

·        Provide daily support to teachers (update attendance forms and rosters), and manage substitutes as needed.

·        Create and maintain computer databases for student enrollment.

·        Collect incoming agency payments (Late Fees, Aftercare Fees, and Application Fee from families).

·        Conduct off-campus enrollment including some weekends or evenings.

·        Prepare and distribute all registration materials at the beginning of each school year.

·        Set up and coordinate class field trips.

·        Perform preschool filing and photocopying as needed.

·        Handle inquiries from Spanish/English speaking families and assist in completing various agency forms.

·        Translate documents from English to Spanish (i.e. newsletters, parent memos).

·        Make follow-up calls to families as needed.

·        Meet and greet prospective and current clients.

·        Apply for all licensing and permits for classrooms including City of Alexandria, and DSS.

·        Order office and classroom supplies and manage office supply budget.

·        Order student meals and supplies and manage meals budget. Track meals and submit reimbursement for USDA free and reduced price lunch program.

·     Coordinate IT services with IT consultant for classroom sites

·     Oversee maintenance and respond to facility issues at all classroom locations.

·     Coordinate and oversee classroom moves for the summer and for off-site openings and closings.

·        Update agency’s voice mail message when necessary (i.e. snow day, school closure, etc.), and provide technical support to staff on phone systems.

·        Coordinate with city administrators in charge of subsidy and scholarships as well as with the food service provider for the preschool.

·        Assist agency on special assignments as required.

·        Attend training as required.

·        Perform other duties as assigned by Director of Programs and other members of the agency’s Senior Staff.


Experience, Essential Skills and Personal Characteristics:

·        Must be fluent in both Spanish and English, written and oral.

·        Must maintain a reliable and punctual attendance record.

·        Should possess strong analytical skills. This requires demonstrated ability to analyze situations and
develop common sense solutions or recommendations.

·        Required to act independently and must demonstrate the proper level of confidence and initiative.

·        Ability to define and refine processes.

·        Be proficient with MS Office programs such as MSWord and Excel.

·        Must be highly supportive and a cooperative team player.

·        Must possess strong interpersonal and communications skills.

·        Must be able to handle high-volume phone inquiries.



·        High School diploma required. BA degree preferred.

·        Bilingual: English/Spanish REQUIRED (oral and written).

·        Experience with a nonprofit organization or school administration a plus.


How To Apply

Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Keightley, Director of Programs at

Level of Language Proficiency

English and Spanish

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

High School