Program Evaluation Fellow - Kids First Law Center

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.


Kids First Law Center Overview: 

Kids First Law Center in Des Moines aims to help children deal with the trauma of divorce in their family by (a) providing educational divorce workshops for all children whose parents file for divorce in Polk County, and (b) providing legal representation (without regard for a family’s ability to pay) to  children whose parents are engaged in a high-conflict divorce or custody battle.  Kids First Law Center gives children information and tools to self-advocate and communicate effectively so that their voice is heard in divorce and custody conflicts.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Develop and implement new survey tools that include three versions for different age groups for delivery in divorce workshops

  • Familiarize yourself with the divorce workshops by reviewing curriculum and attending workshops

  • 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:

  • Writing and communication skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Public speaking skills

  • 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.