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S.H.A.P.E. Community Center


Julian DunnS.H.A.P.E Community Center

S.H.A.P.E.’s mission is to improve the quality of life for people of African descent (all people) through programs and activities, with emphasis on unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith.

As one of the most visible and involved community centers in the Greater Houston Community, as well as in the State of Texas, S.H.A.P.E. has led the way toward justice, equal opportunity, human rights and institution building in the city, state, nation and world.  Because of its deep commitment to the community, human rights and family strengthening and empowerment, S.H.A.P.E. has actively sought ways to oppose injustice and to improve the community for all people.

Position Title

Community Development/Education Intern

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform a variety of administrative duties as assigned including database management and meeting preparation, written correspondence and follow up telephone inquiries
  • Assist with event planning for the Center (films, festivals, banquets, fundraiser, etc.)
  • Assist with writing, formatting, and editing research reports
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are desirable for job success:

  • Strong composition, writing, and grammar skills
  • Synthesis and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PPT)
  • Professional telephone skills and/or ability to be coached
  • Ability to handle general clerical/administrative tasks
  • Self-motivated and directed
  • Ability and flexibility to prioritize assignments, multi-task
  • Ability to work in a team environment and share tasks
  • Demonstrated attention to detail in all work projects
  • Professional appearance and attitude