Nonprofit

Fellowships - Project Assoicate

On-site
Work must be performed in or near Jackson, MS
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Published 9 days ago

Details at a Glance

Job Type
Full Time
Start Date
August 5, 2024
Application Deadline
July 13, 2024
Education
4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
Intermediate
Salary
USD $50,000 / year

Description

Springboard To Opportunities

Springboard To Opportunities is a 501(c)3 organization that connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs to help them advance themselves in school, work, and life. We are practitioners, working on the ground and deeply embedded in community and guided by our radically resident driven model, ensuring all we do is informed by the voices and wisdom of our residents and implemented in partnership with them. Our hope is that residents of affordable housing recognize their power to create change

in their lives, community, and the larger social structures around them and feel equipped with the tools, resources, and support systems necessary to enact that change.


Project Associate, Fellowships – Overview

The Project Associate will assist the Manager of Fellowships and Advocacy in the planning, implementation, and execution of Springboard To Opportunities’ four policy and advocacy fellowship programs. Each fellowship is designed to support residents of affordable housings as they recognize their own power and grow in their knowledge of public policy and advocacy and organizing skills.


Key Responsibilities:

  •  Assist the Manager of Fellowships and Advocacy in the planning, implementation, and execution of Springboard To Opportunities’ four fellowship programs: Policy and Systems Change Fellowship, Workforce Systems Fellowship, Education Advocacy Fellowship, and Youth Fellowship.
  • Help organize and lead focus groups and community conversations to continue to update and strengthen the fellowships alongside Springboard residents.
  • Build relationships and network with community partners and other organizations who can support Springboard fellows as they work toward their respective projects and goals.
  •   Provide communication and scheduling support with local and national partners who will help lead and facilitate sessions of the fellowships.
  • Assist with contacting residents, scheduling sessions, and handling logistics of the fellowships including the coordination of meals, gathering necessary items for each session, and ensuring guests and other support staff are aware of all necessary logistics.
  • Help coordinate off-site trips, both locally and larger trips, to offer fellows broader opportunities for learning and engagement.
  • Help manage the outreach, recruitment, and application stages of each fellowship.
  • Support the Manager of Fellowships and Advocacy in developing curriculum, researching fellowship best practices, and continuing to refine the current fellowships based on resident feedback and input.
  • Coordinate and provide support for the Fellowship Alumni Network as the organization continues to learn from and work alongside graduates of the fellowships.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle logistics and administrative tasks for several different projects at one time and manage one’s time effectively.
  • Flexibility and the ability to respond to changing conditions with questions and curiosity.
  • Knowledge and experience working with low-income families and diverse populations.
  • Knowledge and understanding of public policy development and implementation, particularly related to social safety net benefits, cash-based policies, and community-driven policy making.
  • Excellent writing, editing, analytical, organizational, and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrate skills in facilitation, relationship building, and collaborative planning with a strong team orientation.
  • Knowledge and experience with technology including Microsoft and Google products, Canva, and data tracking systems.
  • Familiarity with the Greater Jackson Area and state of Mississippi, including local community organizations and resources. 


Working Conditions/Atmosphere

This is primarily a day shift position to include 40 hours a week, exempt from overtime pay. This is an in-person position and will require working from the Springboard To Opportunities office.


Salary/Benefits

The salary is $50,000 (based on experience), plus a competitive benefits package including health, dental, short/long term disability insurance, retirement, and generous time off.


Springboard To Opportunities

Springboard To Opportunities is a 501(c)3 organization that connects families living in affordable housing with resources and programs to help them advance themselves in school, work, and life. We are…

Location

On-site
518 E Capitol St, Jackson, MS 39201, USA

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