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Campaign Consultation, Inc., in partnership with AmeriCorps*VISTA and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), is seeking applicants for a ten-week Antipoverty Fellowship Program. Fellowships are available in winter, January/February – April and summer, May/June – August.
For almost 40 years, AmeriCorps*VISTA has helped communities implement efforts to bring individuals and communities out of poverty through sustainable solutions. Currently, focus areas for Fellows include: rural development, asset generation, and family strengthening. Fellows are expected to quickly master the issue area and provide critical analysis for enhancing impact and sustainability. Brief descriptions of each are as follows:
Rural Initiative: Volunteers for Communities
Fellow will work in Ivanhoe, VA, with the Volunteers for Communities program of Southeast Rural Community Assistance Project. Duties will include research on and observation of the program; collecting, organizing, and detailing the program components and actions and assessing how it can be replicated as a rural, community-building model; drafting white papers, data profiles, fact sheets, and other written products suitable for distribution.
Rural Initiative: Models of Innovation
Fellow will work in Atlanta, GA, or Roanoke, VA. Duties include researching, collecting, organizing, and recording resources, innovative programs, and promising practice related to rural development. Additionally, Fellow will assist AmeriCorps*VISTA in its recruitment and planning for Summer Associates, an annual program that recruits college students to serve over the summer months through AmeriCorps*VISTA with a nonprofit agency.
Fellow will work in Baltimore, MD. Duties include collecting and organizing effective and promising practices, research, and literature on asset generation. Additionally, the Fellow will provide support to the AmeriCorps*VISTA Entrepreneur Corps program through marketing, promotion, and website expansion activities.
Fellow will work either in Washington, DC or Baltimore, MD. Duties include researching, collecting, organizing and recording resources, innovative programs, and promising practices related to family strengthening. Additionally, the Fellow will work to make links between family strengthening and the rural initiative.
Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities of Fellow
Qualified individuals include those with a bachelor's degree, significant work experience, or at least one year of service with AmeriCorps*VISTA. They will have research, writing, analytical, and organizational skills. An interest in working with antipoverty programs is a plus.
Commitment and Compensation
Fellows should be available to work ten consecutive weeks. Fellows will receive $3,000 plus work-related expenses.
How to Apply
Applicants should send a cover letter and a resume, indicating the position(s) for which they are applying, to the attention of Susan Fort, Campaign Consultation, Inc., 2819 Saint Paul Street, Baltimore, MD 21218; fax it to 410-243-1024; or email it to Fort@CampaignConsultation.com. Further inquiries about the fellowship should be directed to 410-243-7979 extension 17.
Jane Addams, founder of Chicago's Hull House and noted social reformer, devoted her life to philanthropy and community service. Andrew Carnegie authored a landmark essay entitled "The Gospel of Wealth," stating his belief that philanthropy is the duty of those who are financially fortunate, and practiced what he preached. Building on those traditions and developing a new generation of informed and committed leaders in philanthropy are the highest priorities of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.
The Jane Addams-Andrew Carnegie Fellowship Program advances and renews interest in public service by engaging recent college graduates in intensive study and voluntary action. This comprehensive 10-month fellowship program is designed to benefit recent college graduates as they eventually seek careers in the nonprofit sector, government or business.