SeedMA

State of Massachusetts Boston, MA
SEEDMAFELLOWSHIP

TheSeedMA Fellowship Program is a part-time paid fellowship opportunity inWorcester for students interested in assisting Office of Economic Empowermentstaff in the facilitation of the SeedMA & SoarMA college savings accountpilot program in its third year. The Fellowship is open to students attendingan institution of higher education. Proof of residency may be required.

Weare seeking applicants who can commit to a fellowship between September 2018and June 2019.

Fellowswill receive a stipend for both the orientation and fellowship, and arerequired to commit to a minimum of 20 hours per week. Fellows must be willingto work within the City of Worcester. A maximum of two fellows will be acceptedper fellowship period into this highly competitive program.

Fellowsaccepted into the program will support the Community Engagement Manager andother Office of Economic Empowerment staff in the implementation of the SeedMA& SoarMA program. The Fellowship duties include research, outreach andinteraction with the community, visibility and education about the program, andstaffing events.

Applicantsshould be detail-oriented, have strong planning and organizing skills, and havean understanding of the priorities of the SeedMA & SoarMA programs and theOffice of Economic Empowerment. Familiarity with the City of Worcester andprevious internship experience is strongly recommended, but not required.Preference will be given to applicants fluent in another language.

Tolearn more about the Office of Economic Empowerment, SeedMA and SoarMA, pleasevisit our website. If you have any questions, please email info@seedma.org.

We are nowaccepting applications for the 2017-2018 SeedMA Fellowship. Applications willbe considered as they are received on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities include but are notlimited to:

* Conducting research on the neighborhoods, schools, and leaderswithin the City of Worcester.

* Researching and maintaining a calendar of events foryouth agencies and organizations, community and cultural groups, the WorcesterPublic School System, and the City of Worcester.

* Monitoring and clipping media for relevant news stories.

* Assisting and participating in OEE eventsas needed, including enrollment sessions.

* Providing general administrative support to staff as needed.

SELECTION PROCESS

Qualifyingcandidates will be interviewed at least once. If selected, the successfulcandidates will receive tentative offers from Human Resources. Upon acceptanceof an offer, the fellowship candidate must complete a Criminal Offender RecordInformation (CORI).

* CORI – Fellowshipcandidates who accept the offer must complete CORI checks. The offer ofinternship is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal recordinquiry within CORI law parameters. Where applicable, Human Resources may requesta history of the applicant's driving records.

* ELIGIBILITY - HumanResources will then determine whether the applicant has the legal right to workin the United States upon receipt of documentation in compliance with theImmigration Reform and Control Act.

* ORIENTATION - Fellows willreceive a new employee packet on the first day of employment and Fellows willbe required to sign a form acknowledging that they have reviewed pertinentTreasury policies.

* COMPENSATION –Fellowswill receive a $3,300 stipend for the Fellowship.

* FAMILY MEMBERS- The Treasurydoes not considerfamily members for fellowships.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS FOR APPLICATION

* Cover Letter (no more than two or three short paragraphs– PDF Preferred)

* Resume (PDF Preferred)

* Writing Sample (the writing sample should demonstrateskills that are transferable to the work you will do as a Fellow. Examplesinclude, but are not limited to: data, campaign, market, financial or policyanalysis, proposal, or evaluation)

* List of References (please include the names,occupations, and contact information for 1 professional and 1 academicreference. Applicants are encouraged to include references from an institutionor organization within the Greater WorcesterArea).

To be considered for the program, please fillout and submit the application form on our website as early as possible, asapplications will be considered on a rolling basis: http://www.mass.gov/treasury/empowerment/seedma/seedma-fellowship/

Candidatesshould have:

* Be currently enrolled at an institution of highereducation (undergraduate or graduate).

* Strong planning and time management skills.

* Strong public speaking and written communication skills.

* Ability to work independently or with a team, as needed.

* Ability to multi-task and manage multiple priorities.

* Critical thinking skills.

* Enthusiasm for SeedMA's & SoarMA's programmaticinitiatives, goals, and vision.

* Familiarity with multiplesocial media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter).

* Fluency in a foreign language a plus. Spanish and Arabicspeakers highly desired.

* Previous experience in a communityorganizing or grassroots campaign effort a plus.