Training Development Fellow - YSS

Location: Ames, IA    Dates: August 27 - November 16, 2018

Compensation: $570/week stipend, up to 5% bonus     Deadline: July 1, 2018


FLIA Overview:

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 ...

  • Create an outlined plan of YSS University, a diverse and well-rounded training curriculum based on the needs of YSS
  • Work with the communication team on YSS University branding, and create a communication plan to launch the program
  • Work to identify the existing trainings and gaps based on the vision
  • Develop implementation pathways
  • 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


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.