Music Curriculum Development Fellow - Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa

Location: Des Moines, IA Dates: September 23 - December 13, 2019

Compensation: $575/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: July 21, 2019


Future Leaders In Action Overview

FLIA cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits and organizations 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.


Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa Overview

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Iowa inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. BGCCI engages young people with research-based programs and hands-on educational enrichment every day after school, as well as all-day programming across athletics, arts, and high-yield learning activities that are offered at five Club locations.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Create a music curriculum for BGCCI’s new Burt Club located on Drake University’s campus

  • Formalize an ongoing relationship with Drake University’s Music Department

  • 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:

  • Some experience with music

  • 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.