Health Program Fellow - IRCO
Location: Portland, OR Dates: August 27 - November 16, 2018
Compensation: $615/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: July 1, 2018
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.
IRCO's mission is to promote the integration of refugees, immigrants and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society. They have a wide range of programming including youth development programs. A fellow will be working to support IRCO’s Schools Uniting Neighborhoods Community Schools (SUN CS). These programs are offered year round and provide students with academic support and recreation/enrichment opportunities. A programming tenant in IRCO’s SUN CS is to offer culturally responsive activities for youth and adults that promote health and wellness through physical activity, nutrition and garden-based education. Additionally, IRCO SUN CS focuses on hunger relief efforts like school-based food pantries and food backpack programs, and intergenerational community cooking & nutrition-based activities.
Position Overview and Responsibilities:
You will ...
- Create a standardized method of organizing the health curriculum
- Compile and create health-focused lessons
- Assist with implementation of health lessons
- Organize community health events
- Attend pre-fellowship training retreat in Portland, OR from August 27-31, 2018 (expenses covered)
- Fundraise $500 (with guidance from FLIA)
- Weekly FLIA responsibilities including check-in calls
- Submit two blog articles
- Submit final report
- 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 professionalism
The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.