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Pathwaves Early Childhood Policy Fellow

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El trabajo debe realizarse en Washington, US
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Tipo de contrato
A Tiempo Completo
Temporal
Fecha de inicio
16 de septiembre de 2024
Fecha límite de postulación
17 de junio de 2024
Nivel de Experiencia
Intermedio
Salario
USD $64.000 - $70.000 / año

Descripción

The Pathwaves Fellowship is a 20-month fellowship that brings BIPOC individuals into the early childhood policy sector. The Fellowship is employment- and cohort-based, and it posts Fellows in placement sites, which are organizations doing early childhood policy work in Washington state.

Context

Early childhood systems throughout the country continue to be inequitable, with Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) children facing poorer outcomes due to a history of systemic and structural racism. At the same time, leaders from BIPOC communities are grossly underrepresented in positions of power within policy development processes.

We created the Pathwaves Fellowship in order to address this — to transform early childhood systems. We are cultivating leaders of color from communities furthest from justice so that they will inhabit decision-making roles that will shape early childhood policy systems.

The Program

The Pathwaves Fellowship employs full-time BIPOC leaders and posts these Fellows at placement sites (which span across public, nonprofit, and philanthropic sectors).

One day a week is devoted to professional development, where Fellows meet with values-aligned trainers, coaches, and consultants to cover topics like:

  • Policy and advocacy
  • Antiracist leadership
  • Policy Analysis
  • Building and leveraging grassroots power
  • Early childhood systems
  • Storytelling and narrative change
  • Community-building

Fellows spend the other four days of the work week at their placement sites, where they gain on-the-job training as well as opportunities for them to practice their skills and apply the knowledge they are building.

The program is cohort-based, designed to connect folks with shared values, so that they can learn together and build community as they all go through the same experience at the same time. The goal with a cohort model is also to create a professional network for Fellows to continue to expand and grow after they complete the Fellowship.


Examples of Job Duties and Responsibilities

Antiracist Leadership:

  • Fosters a sense of community and shared purpose via collaboration and cooperation with others inside and outside their placement site
  • Partners with and is accountable to children, families, and communities of color
  • Actively demonstrates a commitment to supporting equity and inclusion, and serves as an advocate with colleagues, partners, and communities to meet programmatic goals and the mission of their placement site
  • Articulates and applies historical context of racism and understands the current reality of families and communities of color in order to support racial equity
  • Demonstrates awareness of biases, internalized racial superiority and oppression

Strategy

  • Engage in organizational strategic planning
  • Develop and advance antiracist early childhood policy strategies on behalf of their placement site
  • Draft, edit, and/or produce policy and strategy documents

Facilitation/Coordination

  • Lead, facilitate, and/or coordinate meetings with key stakeholders, state legislators, advisory committees, and state policymakers
  • Coordinate and/or assist with project management to ensure various projects, priorities, and other initiatives are successfully executed

Community Mobilization/Advocacy/Coalition work

  • Collaborate with community-based advocates to engage the public on the impacts of public policies on their communities
  • Serve as a community liaison for organizational advocacy efforts
  • Plan and/or implement advocacy activities
  • Develop and/or implement materials/presentations for policymaker education
  • Actively engage with the community and key partners by participating in relevant meetings, conferences, and other events

Policy Research

  • Develop expertise in early childhood policy issue areas
  • Conduct policy and legal research and analysis on topics related to early childhood policy issues
  • Identify, monitor and analyze all relevant legislation at the local, state and federal level that impacts placement site work utilizing a racial equity lens
  • Develop data visualizations (e.g., figures, tables, charts, etc.)

Communications

  • Develop presentations, reports, policy briefs, one-pagers, and other materials to frame policy discussion with key stakeholders and for use in external communications and engaging with media, policymakers and their staff, and community organizations
  • Develop legislative summaries
  • Represent placement site at stakeholder meetings, coalitions, committees, hearings, and in discussions with potential partners and funders
  • Assist with/lead development of advocacy communications plans, including creation of tools to inform staff, community members, policymakers, and other stakeholders
  • Support production and maintenance of newsletter
  • Draft, proofread, and edit policy and strategy documents
  • Manage external communications, including social media
  • Design graphics for presentations and documents

Tracking/Analyzing Policy

  • Track and analyze policy and keep current on emerging legislation related to early childhood policy
  • Attend and report on briefings, hearings, coalition meetings, and other constituent meetings as needed
  • Analyze state and federal agency reports to evaluate impact on Placement Site objectives and budget

Fellowship Requirements & Sample Qualifications

Fellowship Requirements: The Fellowship is designed for early-to-mid-career professionals, which we define as people who have 6+ cumulative years of professional and/or educational experience in early childhood work, policy work, healthcare, social services, community organizing, or a related field.

Required Fellowship Qualifications:

  • Meet the Fellowship requirements above
  • Demonstrated commitment to and interest in advancing racial equity and centering communities of color
  • Learning and growth mindset, seeking opportunities to grow
  • Shows initiative and curiosity about the work
  • Strong communication skills, both in writing and orally

Sample Skills and Qualifications: These should be specific to the Placement Site Job Description

  • Strategic thinker, can balance competing interests to achieve shared goals and outcomes 
  • Proficiency with technological tools (such as G-suite, Microsoft Office, etc.) [Please  name any Placement site specific tools that a Fellow will need to be familiar with]
  • Diplomacy skills required for politically sensitive contexts
  • Ability to engender collaboration among diverse groups, including elected officials, community groups, teams and internal staff
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to foster collaboration, thoughtful consideration and credibility of deliberative processes, and communication with a variety of community members.

The Pathwaves Fellowship is a 20-month fellowship that brings BIPOC individuals into the early childhood policy sector. The Fellowship is employment- and cohort-based, and it posts Fellows in placement sites, which are organizations…

Compensación

  • Paid Time Off: 18 vacation days, 12 holidays, 2 floating holidays, end of year holiday closure, and 8 sick days
  • 100% Employer-covered health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Employer-matched 401k program
  • Paid Time Off: 18 vacation days, 12 holidays, 2 floating holidays, end of year holiday closure, and 8 sick days
  • 100% Employer-covered health, vision, and dental insurance…

Ubicación

Híbrido
El trabajo se debe realizar en Washington, US
Seattle, WA, USA

Cómo aplicar

Apply now using our Wix application. For more information about the program, visit https://pathwaveswa.org/our-fellowship/apply/ or reach out to us at info@pathwaveswa.org.

Apply now using our Wix application. For more information about the program, visit https://pathwaveswa.org/our-fellowship/apply/ or reach out to us at info@pathwaveswa.org.

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