What We Do:

With broad industry expertise and a core commitment to community building, CareSparc Community Connections (CCC) is uniquely positioned to convene partners and providers across sectors in meaningful collaborative efforts to address complex challenges facing underserved communities of color.

Working with community residents and local and regional service providers, CCC develops and delivers programs to advance health equity and improve positive health outcomes. Our cross-sector partner network represents health and managed care disciplines, mental and behavioral health, social and senior services, the arts, academia, government, and financial services.

The innovative and impactful programs we create leave marginalized communities with newfound opportunities to advance a future of optimal well-being. By understanding, engaging, and supporting the individuals and organizations within our most vulnerable communities, we create bold solutions to address health equity and social justice so that community residents can achieve a quality of life that fulfills their full human potential.

Community Development Outreach Coordinator Internship:

CCC Executive Office: 1549 Springfield Avenue, Maplewood, NJ

CCC Community-building programs

1. Sustainable Health and Wellness Village Statewide Festival Tour

2. Free Fresh Produce Market for Seniors and Families

3. Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Initiative

4. Artists and Creatives Health and Wellness Initiative

Job Overview:

In this role, you will work closely with the Executive Director to acquire and retain community development partners who align with CCC’s mission.

Key Responsibilities:

· Assist in the research of potential partnership opportunities, which include but are not limited to the following sectors: healthcare organizations, nonprofit/social service organizations, academia, faith-based, fraternal organizations, social organizations that

promote initiatives around wellness, corporate partners, local businesses, municipalities, fitness organizations, and school districts

· Conduct outreach by following up on existing leads from individuals and community organizations.

· Assist in the development and drafting of internal and external communications consisting of documents/ materials to build and cultivate existing relationships with donors, volunteers, community members, and other supporters of the CCC program

· Assist in updating and maintaining program databases,, which include, but are not limited to, information on program participants, sponsors/partners’ contact information, and volunteers.

· Assist the Executive Director in researching in-kind and financial support opportunities.

· Travel and meet with potential partner organizations at community events in Essex or Middlesex Counties

· Work with the Executive Director to develop, implement, and document a strategy to build upon and sustain community engagement capacity and practices.

· Work with the Executive Director to develop, implement, and document a strategy to build upon and sustain community engagement capacity and practices.

· Assist in other aspects of CCC’s operations as needed.

Job Requirements/Internship Criteria:

· Candidates must be able to work part-time (15-20 hours per week) for at least ten weeks between May 2024 and Aug 2024, between Monday – Friday, and have the flexibility to work occasionally on weekends to attend CCC programs.

· Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students who can demonstrate that they seek to gain hands-on experience in grassroots community development and public and private sector engagement.

· Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

· Preferred but not required design work using Adobe Creative Suite and Canva.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills,

· Ability to think critically.

· Creative problem solver

· Strong attention to detail.

· Ability to work independently and in teams in a fast-paced environment.

· Ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities.

· Ability to conduct oneself in a courteous, helpful, engaging, and professional manner with CCC partners and vendors.

· Intern must provide their laptop.

Please submit a resume, unofficial transcript, letter of recommendation (optional), and cover letter (optional) to Keith Da Costa, Executive Director, at keith@caresparccommunityconnections.org

To apply for this job email your details to keith@caresparccommunityconnections.org

About CareSparc Community Connections

Who We Are: A 501 ( C) (3) nonprofit organization based in the State of New Jersey.

Our mission is to collaborate with underserved communities, service providers, and thought leaders on effective solutions to advance health equity and improve positive public health outcomes.