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The Minnesota Wild Foundation is the charitable giving arm of the Minnesota Wild and exists to support the game of hockey and improve the lives of families in the State of Hockey. The Wild Foundation focuses its efforts on two giving areas, supporting the game of hockey at all levels and children’s medical related causes. Our small, but passionate, team represents the heart and generosity of the Minnesota Wild through our work within these two giving categories and cultivates key relationships essential to our work. Our caring and connected team pours our hearts into every interaction and is committed to the highest level of service and stewardship to our donors, partners and teammates.

We tap into our creative and unique resources to develop and execute memorable fundraising events and opportunities to support our mission. Through robust storytelling, we demonstrate our appreciation for the incredible support we receive from fans, donors and corporate partners, supporting our community and creating a greater State of Hockey. The Wild Foundation Intern provides essential support in the execution of all critical Wild Foundation activities.

 As our Wild Foundations Intern, YOU WILL: 

  • Lend a helping hand with the MN Wild Foundation. Our business is always in motion, and we count on you to be a keeper of the details, to make sure what we plan happens. We have multiple events that connect our community to our business. You will assist with development and execution of Wild Foundation fundraising initiatives and events (gala, online auctions/events, program sales, team signings etc.) You will work with partners and internal teams, providing them with information they need to pull off the event, from staffing the event and setup, to ensuring merchandise is in the right place, you check things twice to ensure a seamless experience for our team members, vendors, partners and fans. Your focus and relentless dedication allow our attendees meaningful, first-class experiences.

  • Thoughtfully and authentically cultivate relationships at all levels to elevate our mission and its impact. You will use your skills as an active listener and expert communicator to connect with your teammates, members of the community and Wild fan base as well as our non-profit and corporate partners to meet goals and exceed expectations. You will use your keen social acumen to choose the most professional and effective ways of interacting with guests, partners and teammates bringing our mission to life.

  • Build on and refine processes, identify opportunities for efficiency and utilization of data tracking in non-profit development. You are a critical executor who enthusiastically digs into the day-to-day functions and administrative needs that make the Wild Foundation run smoothly and comply with rules and regulations of non-profit operation. You are intellectually curious and driven to find new, better systems to improve processes and functions related to critical business details like processing receipt letters, granting processes, data and inventory tracking. You take great pride in doing all things efficiently, with the greatest attention to detail and you thrive under pressure.

  • Learn our business. Customers are at the center of everything we do. You will provide daily support to the Wild Foundation Team executing events, providing answers to questions, or assisting in other opportunities to providing exceptional customer service. You will learn how the Minnesota Wild Foundation relates to our community relation initiatives and Marketing teams.

YOU ARE A: 

  • Servant Leader. At the Wild, everything we do is grounded in serving. You serve our organization, each other, our fans and our community. Leadership is not a rank, it’s not about being in charge; it’s about taking care of those in our charge. You inspire those around us to dream more, learn more, do more and become more by serving the community in which we work and live. 

  • Visionary Communicator.  Events are made up of hundreds of details, strung together to create an amazing experience.  It takes the talents and expertise of many departments to create these experiences, and you see the big picture and know what it takes to make it all come together.  Relationships are the key to getting it done, so comfortable connections, professionalism and warmth are a natural part of your communication style.

  • Reliable Partner. Our organization runs on relationships. Confidentiality, professionalism and discretion are at the heart of building strong bonds across all our organizations and with our partners. You are a person deeply committed to upholding our values of being accommodating, responsive, knowledgeable, united and disciplined in the fulfillment of our duties. You work tirelessly to resolve partner issues, often anticipating them before they are even a problem; always looking to serve our guests.

  • Focused Executor. We believe big ideas reap even bigger rewards when managed effectively. Everything you do touches people, so flawless execution is non-negotiable. Your work can be fast-paced, and it can be easy to lose sight of the details, but that’s where the magic is at. With ruthless prioritization, you focus on getting things done quickly and flawlessly. Of course, you’re not perfect, so when mistakes are made, you step up, take responsibility and issue meaningful apologies when you’re wrong.

MINNESOTA SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT WILL: 

  • Listen to you. We need your thoughts, ideas and passion to help make this the best team in sports and entertainment. You talk, we’ll listen. 

  • Treat you like an adult. We will trust you to get the work done in a way that makes sense for you. We measure output and impact. 

  • Support you. We promise you'll be surrounded by people equally committed to the Minnesota Sports and Entertainment organization and to our Minnesota Wild. You won’t find more passionate people all focused on creating a Greater State of Hockey. Go Wild! 

  • Commit to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion. We drive social change and foster inclusivity by providing a safe, positive and welcoming environment for you, all community members and employees regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, background or experience. BIPOC and LGBTQ+ encouraged to apply.

  THE FINE PRINT: 

  • Ability to work extended hours (40+ hours per week at times) including evenings, weekends and holidays and present for games and events

  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and be on your feet for extended periods of time

  • Physical requirements include sitting, walking, standing, bending, squatting, climbing, kneeling, twisting, lifting, grasping, etc.

  • In accordance with the ADA the physical requirements for this role are listed above. Should an accommodation be requested MSE will evaluate the request and provide reasonable accommodation under accordance of the ADA.

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