External Relations Intern (2021-2022, part-time)

 Posted: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | Student Employment Positions

Tyndale is a Christian university that prepares leaders for work in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, ministry and the global mission of the church. Tyndale offers fully accredited programs in a wide range of disciplines at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, there are over 1,600 students representing over 40 denominations and 60 ethnic backgrounds and over 13,000 alumni. Founded in 1894, Tyndale is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Position Description

The position of External Relations Intern will improve the effectiveness of the donor relations programs of the External Relations department. The primary goal is to conduct telephone follow-up in order to build and maintain relationships with Tyndale alumni and supporters. This position will report to the Director, External Relations. Preferred hours are weekday afternoons and/or evenings, through April. Weekend hours may also be offered for special events and qualified candidates may be eligible to renew their employment in the winter semester.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • To positively represent Tyndale in a professional manner at all times;
  • To attempt and complete calls to donors, encouraging continued support of Tyndale;
  • To follow up on event invitations to donors and alumni, encouraging event attendance;
  • To provide a personal connection to Tyndale, develop relationships and pray with/for donors and alumni;
  • To become proficient in using Andar software to update donor records and obtain new information;
  • To assist the External Relations team with planning, preparation, and staffing of events as needed;
  • To work two five-hour shifts per week (10 hours).


The ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics, experience and talents:

  • Post-secondary education (completed or in progress) and familiarity with theological education is an asset;
  • Familiarity with Tyndale University and its history is an asset;
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service;
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to ask questions and build relationships to relate to donors and encourage their support of Tyndale;
  • A proven record of tact, diplomacy, and relational skills;
  • Be a self-motivated “team player” with the ability to work independently;
  • Good organizational skills with attention to detail;
  • Have the ability to learn and use a donor database (Andar);
  • Be familiar with Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook;
  • Ability to work during preferred weekday hours between noon to 8pm. Daytime hours are not guaranteed. Weekend hours may also be required for special events.

How to Apply

This position is for students only. Please refrain from applying if you are currently not a student enrolled in post-secondary education. Please submit your resume and cover letter to employment [at] tyndale [dot] ca. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted

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For general employment information send your resumé to:

Tyndale University, Human Resources
3377 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario. M2M 3S4
1-416-226-6620 ext 2103 fax: 1-416-226-6746
or e-mail: employment@tyndale.ca

Tyndale University provides support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities; including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. Should you need assistance, please contact the Human Resources Department at employment@tyndale.ca

Applicants selected for an interview who require accommodation during the interview process are asked to advise accordingly upon the invitation for interview.