GENERATION WEST VIRGINIA (GWV): ASSISTANT FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR JOB DESCRIPTION
Generation West Virginia (GWV) is looking for an Assistant Fellowship Director to help lead our growing statewide Impact Fellowship program.
Generation West Virginia’s Impact Fellowship is a yearlong program where Fellows work, live, and give in West Virginia. During the fellowship year, Impact Fellows work four days a week at one of our participating employers, while dedicating one day a week volunteering with projects in partnership with nonprofit organizations throughout the state. Check out our website to learn more about what we do and why we do it: https://weimpactwv.org/
As the Assistant Fellowship Director, you will collaborate with and directly report to the Fellowship Director, in addition to collaborating with the entire GWV team to support the management, growth, and sustainability of the Impact Fellowship program.You will act as a thought partner and idea generator in an assistant leadership position alongside the Fellowship Director. Activities include but are not limited to maintaining and cultivating existing partnerships with employers, building new employer partnerships, supporting Fellows, and coordinating the many moving parts that go into the successful implementation of the Impact Fellowship program.
GWV’s main offices are located in Charleston. However, the location of this position is negotiable within West Virginia.
THIS JOB WOULD BE A GREAT FIT FOR YOU IF:
- Your vision for West Virginia reaches beyond “we’ve always done it this way” or “it’s good enough”.
- You’re familiar with fellowships or other models of cohort-based programming.
- You’re committed to building an economy in West Virginia that works for and includes everyone, no matter their background or socioeconomic status.
- You’re ready to meet people where they are and empower them with tools and resources to make informed decisions about their careers.
- You enjoy connecting with people and helping them think through their own solutions.
- You’re willing to tackle challenges that don’t have easy answers, experiment with innovative solutions, mess up, and try again.
AS ASSISTANT FELLOWSHIP DIRECTOR, YOU WILL:
Program Coordination and Management
- Work in coordination with the Fellowship Director to develop and implement a consistent Impact Fellowship program calendar including recruitment of Host Employers and Fellows; events and activities, such as Interview Day, orientation, retreats, and graduation; Employer partner engagement and relationship building; Fellow support check-ins; Host Employer check-ins, and more
- Manage and coordinate workflow of the Impact Fellowship team to help implement the Impact Fellowship program calendar and its many moving parts including managing the timeline, logistics and tasks for recruitment, career development support, employer partner engagement and relationship building, and events and activities, such as Interview Day, orientation, retreats, and graduation
- Work with the Operations Director and GWV’s communications partner to coordinate collecting Impact Fellowship success stories and other information for use in program fundraising, employer partner recruitment, fellow recruitment, and other external partnership engagement
- Attend organization functions, meetings, and events as needed or assigned to represent GWV and the Impact Fellowship, including events that promote the Impact Fellowship program to Employers and potential Fellows
- Assist the Fellowship Director in the development and implementation of program goals and help to coordinate grant and financial reporting on a monthly, annual, and as-needed basis
- Work with the Fellowship Director, Operations Director and our communications partner to ensure all necessary printed and online materials are up to date and informative
- Help facilitate clear and concise communication among GWV programs and with external program partners
- Support the Fellowship Director in the completion of day-to-day duties
Host Employer Partnership Relationship Management & Coordination
- Work with the Fellowship Director to support the development, management, and execution of the annual Host Employer recruitment plan and strategies and meet the annual goals of the program, including targeted employer outreach through partnerships in at risk and distressed counties in the state
- Fulfill coordination needs in relation to recruitment of Employer partners across the state representing wide-ranging sectors, geographies, and prioritizing outreach to employers in at-risk and distressed counties who commit to serve as Host Employees for Impact Fellows
- Create materials for and support the education of new Employer partners on the benefits of the program
- With the Fellowship Director, cultivate ongoing relationships between employers and Impact Fellowship program and develop and expand opportunities for Employer engagement in order to sustain long-term partnerships, collect ongoing feedback for improvement of the program, and support the needs of Fellows
- With the Fellowship Director, recruit and engage new Host Employers to increase the number of employers engaged with the program each cohort
- With the Fellowship Director, explore ways to keep alumni engaged with employer partners long term
Fellow Recruitment & Support
- Work with the Fellowship Director to support the development, management, and execution of an annual Fellow recruitment plan and strategies to ensure a qualified applicant pool in alignment with Host Employer skillset needs each year. This will involve coordinating and engaging necessary internal staff, partners, and institutions and other student support groups throughout the state, including at-risk and distressed counties, to share information with students about the available in-state fellowship to expand outreach capacity
- Provide Impact Fellowship recruitment materials to 2- and 4-year institutions and other outreach partners, including template outreach language, social media graphic templates, etc. and continue to develop resources as needed to increase applications for Fellowship from schools Works with each 2- and 4-year institutions and other outreach partners to coordinate and ensure Impact Fellowship position posts to career services announcements and internal job posting boards; to plan in-person visits to present in classrooms, attend career fairs, or offer info sessions about Impact Fellowship
- With the Fellowship Director, develop programming for retreats and one-on-one support that supports the personal and professional growth of Fellows in addition to connecting with long-term retention
- Coordinate the outreach, scheduling, and follow up with Fellows and work with the Fellowship Director to offer one-on-one Fellowship support
- Manage the coordination of logistic details for events, retreats, and other fellowship programming, including Interview Day. This includes but is not limited to venue reservations, meals, travel needs, accommodations, additional Host Employer and Fellow needs, etc.
- Work with the Fellowship Director and other GWV staff and programs to connect Fellows with resources, community networks, local Generation networks, mentorship support, etc.
- Work with the Fellowship Director to develop and implement program policies and guidelines whenever necessary
Friday Community-Based Project Coordination
- Establish and strengthen partnerships with community-based non-profit, social services, and governmental organizations across the state, including those working in at-risk and distressed counties
- Coordinate Fellow placement at partner organizations for Friday community-based projects, which includes matching Impact Fellows with organizations in at-risk and distressed counties based on alignment of Fellow skillset and organizational capacity need
- Work with nonprofit partners and Fellows to develop community-based projects that align with partner needs and each Fellow’s skills, interests, and goals
The compensation range for this position is between $40,000-$45,000 per year and will be determined based on experience. GWV provides a great benefits package including, but not limited to, dental, vision, and health insurance, paid maternity/paternity/adoption leave and flexible paid time off. If you are interested in joining a community-centered organization helping to attract and retain the next generation in West Virginia, then we’d love to hear from you!
Please apply via Workable and submit your resume with cover letter no later than January 29.
Generation West Virginia is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBTQ+ applicants. GWV is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. The collective sum of the individual differences, life experiences, knowledge, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, unique capabilities and talent that our employees invest in their work represents a significant part of not only our culture, but our reputation and company’s achievement as well.
We embrace and encourage our employees’ differences in age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, and other characteristics that make our employees unique.