Nonprofit

Program Fellow

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Washington, DC
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Published 14 days ago

Details at a Glance

Start Date
July 2, 2024
End Date
November 16, 2024
Payment
Hourly
Hours Per Week
20 hours/week

Description

CITY BLOSSOMS PROGRAM FELLOW

REPORTS TO: Executive Director 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Part-time


ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

City Blossoms is a nonprofit that cultivates the well-being of our communities through creative programming in kid-driven gardens. We envision cities with abundant, accessible green space where communities thrive and children build lifelong connections to the natural world. Applying our unique brand of gardens, science, art, healthy living, and community building, we "blossom" in neighborhoods where kids, their families, and neighbors may not otherwise have access to green spaces.


ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE

City Blossoms strives to create a work environment and programs based on our values:

EQUITY. Strive to ensure access and inclusion for all 

DIVERSITY. Celebrate everyone's strengths and experiences 

RESPECT. Nurture compassion and consideration for all living things 

COLLABORATION. Enhance our impact by joining together 

CREATIVITY. Cultivate open-mindedness and experimentation 

All City Blossoms programming aligns with our mission and strategic plan. City Blossoms staff work as a team to embody the values of the organization to carry out all aspects of our work. 


POSITION SUMMARY 

City Blossoms fellowships are designed to support the professional development of young leaders interested in community and youth engagement, non-profit management, outdoor education and/or environmental and food justice. Fellows work side-by-side with the City Blossoms team, receive training and coaching, and are provided the opportunities to lead their own projects within program areas. 

The City Blossoms Program Fellow is mainly responsible for facilitating after-school garden-education programming, or Open Time, through the Community Green Spaces Program, supporting the preparation of program materials including, but not limited to creating garden signage, and providing routine garden maintenance across all City Blossoms age-specific programs.

Additional responsibilities include participating in staff meetings, continuing to foster community partnerships, and supporting volunteer workdays. The Program Fellow will receive mentorship and professional development to guide them in their career path and next steps after the Fellowship.

The position is 20 hours per week beginning July 2, 2024 and ending November 14, 2024.

The Fellow must be able to: 

  • Work in-person at the City Blossoms Studio and travel to Community Green Spaces (locations found on our website). 
  • Flexibility to work some 8 hour days between the hours 9:00am and 6:30pm, Tuesday through Saturday.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES 

1- Program Administration 

Have an understanding of the program goals, objectives, target groups, and approaches; 

  • Work with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, and Program Managers to drive program progress, ensure community engagement, and overcome any implementation obstacles that programs may encounter; 
  • Follow quarterly programmatic work plans; 
  • Maintain close communication with City Blossoms staff and partners to support successful program implementation; 
  • Participate in programming meetings to support planning and implementation; 
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting (written and verbal) to staff on project processes; 
  • Support accurate and timely data collection and input into evaluation trackers.

2- Program Support

  • Co-facilitate Open Time programming;     
  • Support the creation and preparation of signage (such as cutting out signs, sanding, priming, etc), resources, and materials;
  • Support the preparation for workdays with guidance from Program Managers:
  • Support in facilitating additional programming as needed;
  • Assist in the maintenance of City Blossoms green spaces (such as watering, weeding, plant care, pest management, etc.); 
  • Support City Blossoms events such as community celebrations, fundraisers, etc. 

3- Representation, Networking, and Collaboration 

  • Maintain good working relationships with team members, outside partners, and implementing organizations; 
  • Represent City Blossoms in relevant forums and develop/maintain relationships with implementing partners and other stakeholders.

Other tasks in line with the essential functions/responsibilities mentioned above may be required.


QUALIFICATIONS 

Education & Experience

  • High School Certificate or Equivalent;
  • Two Post High-School years of Employment or Education; 
  • Experience working with kids and youth preferred;
  • Interest working in diverse settings, on community-based initiatives, and directly with community members;
  • Interest in landscaping, farming or gardening preferred but not required;
  • Passion for City Blossoms’ mission.

Requirements

  • Successful completion of background checks including DC and FBI; 
  • Submission of a COVID-19 proof of vaccination.

Skills

  • Basic proficiency in another language preferred; 
  • At-home working in a collaborative, fast-paced professional setting;
  • Strong active listening, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs and Google applications; 
  • Strong problem-solving skills;
  • High attention to detail and self-starter mentality;
  • Preference for a highly collaborative and creative work environment;
  • Comfortable with physical tasks, including lifting 20 pounds.
  • Proficient presentation and public speaking skills.

CITY BLOSSOMS PROGRAM FELLOW

REPORTS TO: Executive Director 

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt, Part-time


ORGANIZATIONAL OVERVIEW

City Blossoms is a nonprofit that cultivates the well-being of our communities through creative programming in…

Benefits

health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid sick leave, travel reimbursement, $250 professional development stipend

health, dental, vision, paid time off, paid sick leave, travel reimbursement, $250 professional development stipend

Location

On-site
516 Kennedy Street NW, Washington, DC 20011, United States

Apply to This Internship

Instructions:

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Deadline to submit is 11:59pm ET Monday, June 24, 2024. To apply, please submit both a resume and a document with responses to the following prompts:

1) What about the City Blossoms Program Fellow role interests you? What do you hope to gain from the position?

2) Explain your interest and experience working in gardens and/or with children and youth.

3) City Blossoms works with diverse communities throughout the District. Please explain your connections to or roots in the communities of Washington, DC, and your interest in working with DC communities.

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