Employer: Future Leaders in Action
Location: Ames, IADates: September 20 – December 10, 2021Compensation: $600/week stipendDeadline: July 25, 2021Apply: https://www.futureleadersinaction.org/fellows/apply COVID-19 Note:Due to COVID-19, as a fellow you will work in-person, with some work from home available. FLIA and YSS may move the fellowship entirely remote if there is a spike in cases. Future Leaders in Action Overview:FLIA cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits and organizations 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. YSS Overview:Founded in 1976 as Iowa’s first homeless shelter specifically for youth, over the years YSS programs have expanded to help kids, adolescents, young adults, and their families throughout every stage of childhood and beyond. Through a network of six community based centers located in Boone, Cerro Gordo, Hamilton, Marshall, Polk, and Story Counties, YSS provides prevention, treatment, transition, and child welfare services to youth and families in Iowa. Today, YSS is a vast organization helping transform the lives of more than 6,000 individuals annually through the programs and over 10,000 individuals through the education services.Position Overview and Responsibilities:You will …Help YSS launch our 5-year Connections CampaignCreate a tracking model that aligns with our 5-year strategic plan to measure connections across YSS’s 45 programsWork with the YSS Quality Assurance team along with the program divisions to assess organizational needs and capacity related to data collectionActively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls and virtual weekly leadership workshopsAttend leadership training retreat – hybrid of virtual and in-person with local fellows and FLIABy the end of the fellowship, you will have … Gathered feedback from all program divisions to create a tracking plan that aligns with YSS’s 5-year strategic planDevelop a comprehensive tracking plan for all YSS programs to accurately track connections to reach our Connection Campaign goals. (We will begin tracking data in January 2022, the fellow will have it all in place before the end of their fellowship)Trained the program staff to track outcomes and drive connections across YSS programs.Fundraised $500 (with guidance and support from FLIA)Written two blog articlesCompleted final report and video Position Qualifications:Comfortable working with youthCommitment to continuous professional improvement and reflectionResourcefulness and initiativePassionate about the social sectorUse patience and tolerance to address problemsDemonstrate integrityDemonstrate ability to work independently and in a teamNote:A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made.Future Leaders in Action is an equal employment opportunity employer, and women, people of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and people with unique lived experience or diverse professional or personal backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.