Teen & Volunteer Outreach Fellow - 826CHI

Location: Chicago, IL Dates: September 23 - December 13, 2019

Compensation: $625/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: July 21, 2019


Future Leaders In ACtion Overview:

Future Leaders in Action (FLIA) cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.

Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment. 


826CHI Overview:

826CHI is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. We encourage the exploration of endless possibility through the power of writing for students, for teachers, and for communities. We equip students with the skills to write their own paths forward, undefined by circumstance. We support teachers as they explore new and exciting approaches to teaching writing and inspiring student engagement. We foster generations of creative writers and thinkers, who together will define a better future.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Develop teen outreach plan based on best practices

  • Assist in expanding volunteer outreach

  • Attend a pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from September 23-27, 2019 (expenses covered)

  • Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)

  • Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls

  • Write two blog articles

  • Complete final report and video


Position Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with youth

  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection

  • Resourcefulness and initiative

  • Passionate about the social sector

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team


The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.