Employer: Future Leaders in Action
Location: Urbandale, IADates: May 26 – August 14, 2020Compensation: $575/week stipendDeadline: March 29, 2020Apply: https://www.futureleadersinaction.org/fellows/applyFuture Leaders in Action Overview:Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program. Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.Opportunity on Deck Overview:Opportunity on Deck provides athletic programming through clinics and leagues to low-income areas with children and families who don’t have the resources to play in traditional leagues. They utilize no-cost team athletics to help build participants’ self-confidence, strengthen the peer relationships in their schools, address diversity, provide access to positive mentors, and build life-long values and skills that have opened up other positive opportunities later in life. Opportunity on Deck’s sports programs serve 1st – 6th grade students and their More Than Sports program serves 4th – 9th grade students who do not have the resources to get involved in traditional leadership development activities. Position Overview and Responsibilities:You will …Support and promote the implementation and evaluation of program and curriculumAttend and facilitate program practices and clinics Evaluate the effectiveness of current programs and curriculumAnalyze current youth-based sport opportunities, outline detail, provide direction and suggest new ideas Assist in the enhancement of Opportunity on Deck’s helping update branding to reflect organizational changesAttend pre-fellowship training retreat from May 26-29, 2020 (expenses covered)Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in call.By the end of the fellowship, you will have … Collected 15 surveys and evaluations from stakeholdersImplemented newly developed curriculum for coaches and participants Helped develop marketing materials for all five summer programs Fundraised $500 (with guidance and support from FLIA)Written two blog articlesCompleted final report and video Position Qualifications:Comfortable working with youth Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflectionResourcefulness and initiative Passionate about social sector Use patience and tolerance to address problems Demonstrate integrity Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a teamNote:A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made.