Individual Fellow Support (IFS) Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: Competitive salary

Published

07/26/2018

Start Date

10/01/2018

Application Deadline

09/28/2018

Address

New York
NY
United States

Description

ABOUT ECHOING GREEN:


Echoing Green identifies tomorrow’s transformational leaders today. Through its Fellowships and other innovative leadership initiatives, Echoing Green spots emerging leaders and invests deeply in their success to accelerate their impact.


Echoing Green has been ahead of the curve for 30 years, supporting visionaries around the world who are transforming economies, racial and gender equity, environmental sustainability, and more. Echoing Green’s unparalleled community of talent consists of more than 700 innovators who have launched Teach For America, City Year, One Acre Fund, SKS Microfinance, Public Allies, and more. The organization provides seed-funding and leadership development to a new class of Fellows every year and welcomes them into its lifelong community of leaders.


Echoing Green accelerates talent that will change the world for the better.


ABOUT THE POSITION:

The Fellowship team seeks a passionate and detail-oriented person to support our ongoing Individual Fellow Support (IFS) activities. The Associate,  Individual Fellow Support will work collaboratively with the Deputy Director and Senior Associates to organize workflows for IFS recurring projects, create and manage external communications, and manage data/systems for the Individualized Fellow Support activities.


The ideal candidate will be a highly organized problem-solver who can identify ways to use systems in order to solve problems. S/he will be process-oriented with strong critical thinking abilities, enjoys working independently as well as in a team setting, and is eager to operate, execute, and improve systems.


Job duties will include, but not be limited to the following:


●     Fellow Support

o  Be deeply familiar with each Fellow and their work to seamlessly engage in all activities as needed by the Fellows or Senior Associates.

o  Research and broker new relationships with professional service providers. 

o  Assist the Director with managing relationships with existing professional service providers and Advisory Groups.

o  Make introductions via email between Fellows and the Echoing Green network.

o  Nominate Fellows for awards and other opportunities externally and internally.

o  Write recommendation letters for current and alumni Fellows as they apply for funding or awards.

o  Develop, track and distribute topical toolkits and materials.

o  Conduct research when needed by Fellows or Senior Associates.

o  Assist Fellows with all financial and administrative requests related to the Fellowship.


●     Project Management:

o  Ensure Fellow contact records and support activities are regularly input and accurate in Salesforce.

o  Regularly track and analyze data in Salesforce on Fellows’ progress through the Leadership Development Framework.

o  Support creation and execution of a detailed annual work-plan for the IFS Team.

o  Manage communications with Fellow community on Slack to keep Fellows informed of award and conference opportunities.

o  Support the highly-detailed process of selecting Fellows, in particular during the open recruitment, due diligence, and Finalist selection phases (i.e. reading/scoring fellow applications, participating in due diligence and deliberations, preparation and on-site support during Finalist Interviews, assisting in the transition of selected finalists into fellows.)

o  Liaise with representatives across teams in the execution of stipend payments, opening of quarterly reports, confirming Fellows involvement at Echoing Green events (such as Brain Trusts) and other projects relevant to support the Fellows.

o  Assist in the preparation and logistics for Echoing Green events including: New Fellows Retreat, All Fellows Conference, Communities of Practice Experiences, and other Fellow convenings.


●     Process and Systems

o  Manage the bi-annual stipend disbursal process.

o  Manage the quarterly reporting process with Fellows.

o  Manage the annual onboarding and off-boarding of Fellows.

o  Manage the awards, nominations and recommendations process for Fellows, including tracking nominees and awardees.

o  Follow tagging system for contact records in Salesforce that is aligned with support activities.

o  Keep the Fellow Handbook up to date. Draft new policies as needed in partnership with the Deputy Director and Senior Associates.

o  Document systems and processes for institutional knowledge.


Candidate Requirements:

●     Bachelor’s Degree plus 1-2 years of work experience.

●     Deep appetite for learning about the field of social entrepreneurship from an enabling capacity.

●     Obsessively detail oriented

●     Excellent written and oral communication skills.

●     Demonstrated expertise with and/or eagerness to learn online tools such as Outlook, Salesforce, Survey Gizmo, CONVIO, and CVENT

●     Demonstrated experience working independently as well as a part of high-performing teams

●     Ability to multi-task, plan and prioritize responsibilities.

●     Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build working relationships with stakeholders at all levels.

●     Comfortable working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and committed to meeting deadlines and anticipating needs.

●     Results-driven and system-minded with a strong inclination towards data analysis.


 

Benefits

We offer a generous benefits package that includes major medical, dental, a matching 403(b) plan, paid time off, and much more.


As an equal opportunity program, Echoing Green encourages applications from all individuals regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, marital status, physical ability or any other legally protected basis

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://www.echoinggreen.org/about/careers

All positions currently open at Echoing Green are listed at www.echoinggreen.org/about/careers. Interested individuals must apply through the links provided on our careers page. Please note that applicants will only be contacted via email from a proper 'echoinggreen.org' address. We will never communicate via text, chat, or video calls with prospective jobseekers except where special considerations are requested.




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