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Special Events Intern


Columbus, OH

Job Type


Posted On

July 12, 2024




Marketing & Communications

Location / Chapter

Central Ohio Area




Position Summary

JOB TITLE: Special Events Intern

Supervisor:  Events Manager

Hours:  10-15 hours/week (6-8 months: Jan-Aug)

GOAL:  To advance the mission of Central Ohio Youth for Christ, including affiliates and subsidiaries, by creating and sustaining champions of the ministry. This is accomplished by helping with the planning, coordinating, and executing of transformational events that highlight how God changes the lives of students we serve.


  • Responsible to assist with all annual development events: STS Tours, Be the Story (BTS), Over the Edge (OTE), Youth Guidance Golf Marathon (YGGM)
  • Responsible to assist with donor and volunteer data management and other special projects assigned by the Development Director and Events Manager


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

See the Story (monthly) & Be the Story Event (April 24 3024)

  • Assist with recruitment, training, communication, and appreciation of Table Captains (new and returning)
  • Ensure all print media and supplies are available for STS tours
  • Create content for monthly newsletter and communication with table captains
  • Ensure pre/post STS/BTS SOP’s are followed for registration and follow up

Over the Edge (June 14 2024)

  • Assist with all communications (social media/calls/emails/texts) & other creative strategies to recruit new & returning rappellers and volunteers
  • Create content for Edger Newsletter to communicate with sponsors, rappellers, and volunteers
  • Coordinate day-of and post event logistics including: food & equipment pickups, deliveries, set-up & clean up ‘stations’ materials, and special guests/mascots

Youth Guidance Golf Marathon (Sept. 2024)

  • Assist golfers to set up fund-raising pages and manage off-line donations
  • Assist with company sponsorships/logo management on website

Development Team Responsibilities

  • Attend monthly Development Team meetings & Quarterly COYFC All-Staff meetings
  • Represent COYFC at other potential community events as needed

Data Management

  • Enter all relevant event data in DonorPerfect (DP) following established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Update or create new Event SOPs to continually improve and streamline execution of events and date management

Position Requirements

Spiritual Responsibilities:

Because COYFC and its subsidiaries are a part of the same faith-based organization and share a faith mission and set of values, we require all employees to consistently apply and live according to the religious mission and theological beliefs. Each staff member, regardless of role, is asked to:

  • Articulate and uphold COYFC religious beliefs and practices at work and outside of work. 
  • Each employee serves to represent the religious message and mission of COYFC (as outlined in the Statement of Faith and Mission) to the broader community.
  • Be ready and willing to lead and contribute to distinctly Christian activities such as devotional worship or prayer services.

As an employee of Youth for Christ and a minister of the Gospel, COYFC expects all employees to:

  • Seek God’s guidance and wisdom, through prayer and meditation, for the organization as a whole as well as for specific ministry initiatives.
  • Participate in regular times of prayer, devotion and worship as a regular aspect of your role within YFC.
  • Regularly pray for and share spiritual content with existing and prospective donors to COYFC

EOE Statement

YFC is classified as an Association of Churches and as such our hiring practices reflect that designation. As a religious nonprofit organization, Youth For Christ incorporates within each leader role, the requirement to model, teach, share and live the faith. The relationship between YFC’s mission and each of its leaders is its lifeblood and as such does at all times and in all instances reserve the right to make employment decisions based upon a person’s religious beliefs, personal character and lifestyle consistent with our understanding of the Bible or with our overall goals and requirements for Christian ministry.

We seek to create a workplace that is intentional about Kingdom Inspired Diversity. Our commitment to our employees extends to their opportunities for growth, development, promotion, training and compensation.

We will make reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals with known disabilities, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship to the organization.