State of Massachusetts SeedMA in Boston, Massachusetts

SEEDMA FELLOWSHIP

The SeedMA Fellowship Program is a part-time paid fellowship opportunity in Worcester for students interested in assisting Office of Economic Empowerment staff in the facilitation of the SeedMA & SoarMA college savings account pilot program in its third year. The Fellowship is open to students attending an institution of higher education. Proof of residency may be required.

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

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

Fellows accepted into the program will support the Community Engagement Manager and other Office of Economic Empowerment staff in the implementation of the SeedMA & SoarMA program. The Fellowship duties include research, outreach and interaction with the community, visibility and education about the program, and staffing events.

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

To learn more about the Office of Economic Empowerment, SeedMA and SoarMA, please visit ourwebsite.If you have any questions, please emailinfo@seedma.org.

We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 SeedMA Fellowship. Applications will be considered as they are received on a rolling basis.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

·Conducting research on the neighborhoods, schools, and leaders within the City of Worcester.

·Researching and maintaining a calendar of events for youth agencies and organizations, community and cultural groups, the Worcester Public School System, and the City of Worcester.

·Monitoring and clipping media for relevant news stories.

·Assisting and participating in OEE events as needed, including enrollment sessions.

·Providing general administrative support to staff as needed.

SELECTION PROCESS

Qualifying candidates will be interviewed at least once. If selected, the successful candidates will receive tentative offers from Human Resources. Upon acceptance of an offer, the fellowship candidate must complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI).

·CORI –Fellowship candidates who accept the offer must complete CORI checks. The offer of internship is contingent upon the completion of a satisfactory criminal record inquiry within CORI law parameters. Where applicable, Human Resources may request a history of the applicant’s driving records.

·ELIGIBILITY -Human Resources will then determine whether the applicant has the legal right to work in the United States upon receipt of documentation in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

·ORIENTATION -Fellows will receive a new employee packet on the first day of employment and Fellows will be required to sign a form acknowledging that they have reviewed pertinent Treasury policies.

·COMPENSATION –Fellows will receive a $3,300 stipend for the Fellowship.

·FAMILY MEMBERS -The Treasury does not consider family 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 demonstrate skills that are transferable to the work you will do as a Fellow. Examples include, but are not limited to: data, campaign, market, financial or policy analysis, proposal, or evaluation)

·List of References (please include the names, occupations, and contact information for 1 professional and 1 academic reference. Applicants are encouraged to include references from an institution or organization within the Greater Worcester Area).

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

Candidates should have:

·Be currently enrolled at an institution of higher education (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 programmatic initiatives, goals, and vision.

·Familiarity with multiple social media platforms (including Facebook and Twitter).

·Fluency in a foreign language a plus. Spanish and Arabic speakers highly desired.

·Previous experience in a community organizing or grassroots campaign effort a plus.

Job: *Economics

Organization: *Off of State Treas & Rec Genrl

Title: SeedMA

Location: Massachusetts-Boston-1 Ashburton Place

Requisition ID: 180004MO