Design Studio Fellow - Territory NFP
Location: Chicago, IL Dates: May 20 - August 16, 2019
Compensation: $625/week stipend, up to 5% bonus Deadline: March 24, 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.
Territory NFP Overview:
Territory is young people building voice, vision and agency through the practice of design in our communities. Through Territory's design studio programs, young people practice urban design, public art and community planning in the neighborhoods where they live and learn. Through Territory’s apprenticeship design team model, young people find and amplify their voices to step up to lead, using design as a platform for civic engagement. Through Territory, young people develop the tools, resources, and power to transform their neighborhoods and the city.
Position Overview and Responsibilities:
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Serve as a hands-on facilitator directly responsible for a team of 15-20 Territory teens for Territory’s 6 week summer urban design studio program. Through the program teens are building leadership skills by doing activities including community outreach, mapping, leading a youth empowerment walking tour for our neighborhood, developing design proposals for interactive devices that invite community members to experience the city as a teenager, and collaborating with stakeholders, designers, and planners
Create a cohesive system, focusing on documentation of the successful portions of curriculum, for implementation and expansion
Create a data report for youth participation
Attend pre-fellowship training retreat in Chicago, IL from May 20-25, 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
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
The selected candidate will be required to pass a criminal background check and/or fingerprinting.