Community Resources Fellow - Iowa Department of Human Rights

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.


Iowa Department of Human Rights Overview: 

The Iowa Department of Human Right’s (DHR) Mission: To ensure basic rights, freedoms and opportunities for all by empowering underrepresented Iowans and eliminating economic, social and cultural barriers. We help individuals attain economic independence by ensuring access to government services and advancing educational achievement and entrepreneurial success consistent with their aspirations.  The Division of Criminal and Juvenile Justice Planning (CJJP) is Iowa’s Statistical Analysis Center (SAC) and carries out research, policy analysis, program development, and data analysis activities to assist policy makers, justice system agencies and others to identify issues of concern and to improve the operation and effectiveness of Iowa's justice system.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Assist with the development of an online service inventory of community-based services in use for youth involved with Juvenile Court Services (JCS) in each judicial district

  • Develop system for ongoing maintenance of information in service inventory

  • 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 a 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 and juvenile justice

  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems

  • Demonstrate integrity

  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team


Candidates will also be requested to provide two professional writing samples at the time of an interview. The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.