Training Development Fellow - YSS

Location: Ames, IA    Dates: May 20 - August 9, 2019

Compensation: $575/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.


YSS Overview: 

YSS provides prevention, treatment, and transition programming and services to children, youth and families in Iowa. YSS’s comprehensive approach incorporates support for the youth’s family and others in their support network.


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will ...

  • Develop the framework of YSS University, a diverse and well-rounded training curriculum based on the needs of YSS, to ensure continued use and success of YSS University

  • Work with task force to develop the infrastructure

  • Create syllabus guidelines, secure facilitators and instructors, and launch learning platform software

  • Create class evaluation systems, and improvement processes to ensure YSS University is meeting the needs of staff and community stakeholders

  • 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


Position Qualifications:

  • 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.