Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program

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Application for The 2014-16 Management Fellowship opening shortly!

The Segal Program operates within the Center for Youth and Communities at the Heller School at Brandeis University. This fellowship offers a hands-on experience in building and operating a growing program that is investing in the next generation of citizen leaders.

Job Title & Summary: Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Management Fellow, two year full time fellowship.

Location: Heller School for Social Policy & Management, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Salary: $40,000 + benefits

Start Date: July 2014

Position Overview:

The Segal Management Fellow will collaborate with the Segal Program Executive Director on program initiatives important for carrying out capacity building goals, including fellow recruitment efforts at Brandeis University and the Heller School for Social Policy and Management. Additionally, the Management Fellow will help with efforts to innovate, experiment, test new boundaries and potential growth opportunities for the Segal Program. The Management Fellow will become integrated as a lifelong Segal Fellow and will have opportunities to learn from and contribute to the Segal Network. The Management Fellow will report to the Segal Program Executive Director.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage recruitment, selections, and onboarding processes of new Segal Fellows for annual Segal Fellowship awards at Brandeis, City Year, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), and AmeriCorps Alums and subsequent internships, with particular attention to recruiting new Fellows in ways that promote diversity among the incoming Fellows.
  • Manage new Brandeis Segal Fellow summer internship placement based on Fellow interests and the expressed needs of the organizations and negotiate the organizations’ financial contributions.
  • Mentor Segal Fellows as ambassadors of the Program and create opportunities for them to grow their leadership skills and professional goal development.
  • Coordinate interactions between Segal Fellows, Fellows Advisory Council, Fellow committees and the Segal Program Staff and Advisory Board.
  • With Segal Program Executive Director, co-manage, plan and facilitate leadership development events such as the annual retreat, internship trainings, receptions and other opportunities.
  • Segal website, social media, e-newsletters and announcements and other forms of communications/branding mediums to inform Segal Fellows, Network, partners and general public about the Segal Program, and co-manage development and production of the annual report.
  • Support Program evaluation efforts, including survey implementation and reporting to Segal Executive Director and Advisory Board.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Commitment to citizen leadership, volunteering, national service, community and social justice.
  • Results oriented individual with excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and proven ability to handle competing priorities.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Position candidates should be flexible, efficient, inquisitive and proactive.
  • Strong written communications skills and ability to utilize social media.

Organization Overview: The Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Program was founded in 2007 to honor the legacy of Eli Segal by supporting the next generation of citizen leaders who are united in their efforts to better society. Eli received the Presidential Citizens Medal for his leadership in developing AmeriCorps and Welfare-to-Work initiatives, but perhaps even more importantly was admired for his dedication to supporting young people.

Currently there are 69 Segal Fellows who started as Eli J. Segal Citizen Leadership Fellows selected from Brandeis University (undergraduate and Heller’s graduate school), AmeriCorps Alum, City Year and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Every year, six total are chosen from Brandeis University and the Heller School for Social Management and Policy. Approximately four people become Segal Fellows through AmeriCorps Alum and City Year, and one AmeriCorps Alum is awarded a 13 month fellowship at the Corporation for National and Community Service.

In addition to the Segal Fellows, there is also the greater Segal Network which brings the Fellows together as a community of leaders dedicated to helping each other succeed in advancing social justice. This Network includes many of the Founders who helped to create and fund the Segal Program, and others who have joined to contribute expertise and resources. These more senior members support the fellows’ growth and guide fellows to become more effective leaders. Fellows are currently taking leadership roles within the Segal Program as “buddies” to new fellows and through fellow-led Program committees. Over time, current fellows will provide a guiding hand to future generations of fellows – providing an opportunity to give back by mentoring others in much the same way that Eli Segal did for so many.

Housed at the Center for Youth and Communities, located at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management, the program benefits from the Center’s research staff and faculty’s expertise in leadership development, service learning, evaluation and capacity building. Please visit segal.brandeis.edu for more information.

How to Apply:

To be announced in May 2014. Segal Fellows are especially encouraged to apply.

Closing Statement:

Brandeis University operates under an affirmative action plan and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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