Fiver Children's Foundation (New York, NY)

Monday, June 6th from 12:00am to Friday, August 12th, 2022 12:00am (ET)


This position is open to both undergraduate and graduate students.
Location: New York, NY

The Fiver Children’s Foundation is a comprehensive youth development organization that makes a 10-year commitment to children from underserved communities throughout New York City and central New York. Through character-building summer and year-round out-of-school time programs, Fiver empowers children to make ethical and healthy decisions, to become engaged citizens, and to succeed in school, careers, and life.

Fiver programs are based in an office space in midtown Manhattan. In the summer time, half of the full-time Fiver staff relocates to Poolville, NY to run Camp Fiver, which every Fiver participant attends for 2-weeks at a time. The Job Training Program, however, takes place in our NYC office and is a three-week program that equips our participants with the theoretical and technical know-how so that they can prepare for success in the professional work environment. Completing a cover letter and resume, networking with professionals, gaining a deeper understanding of their strengths and leadership styles, touring various offices around the city, and participating in professional development workshops are just some of what we are able to accomplish in our Job Training Program.

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Note: There are two positions described below. In your cover letter, specify if you are interested in both or one specifically.

- Option 1 -
Associate Program Coordinator
One of Fiver’s long term expected outcomes is for participants to graduate the program equipped with 21st century skills for advanced education and career success. In support of this outcome, the Fellow’s primary focus is to assist in the implementation of Fiver’s Summer in the City (SITC) job training program for Fiver’s high school participants. 

Under the guidance and supervision of Fiver’s designated SITC Program Supervisor, the Fellow will facilitate interactive workshops and educational field trips on topics including financial planning, professional writing and communication, interview skills and workplace etiquette. The Fellow is responsible for providing supervision, guidance and support to the teens in this program.

This fellow would be responsible for the following during their time with Fiver:

-Collaborate with the 9th & 10th Grade Program Supervisor coordinating and executing the job training program

-Assist in editing existing and developing new lesson plans centered around the following topics: career development, social justice issues as they relate to the workforce, professionalism, networking, and other topics as we see necessary.

-Facilitate for 2+ hours daily

-Daily tasks of preparing materials for the day, tracking attendance, and assisting with setting up and breaking down program spaces

The fellow will support Fiver’s work addressing diversity, equity and justice by assisting with a program offering aimed at creating equitable access to the tools and resources needed to succeed in college, the workforce, and beyond. They will work on cultivating and curating facilitation material to input into our weekly lesson plans. Although material will already be prepared, Fiver would appreciate the opportunity of having a fellow review curriculum and implement positive youth development content that addresses the awareness of these important aspects. The fellow will assist in the facilitation of these lesson plans and will participate in the reflection of each workshop as well.

- Option 2 -
Fiver is seeking a Development Fellow who deeply believes in creating a level playing field for youth from marginalized communities. The Fellow will help support the development team in various tasks related to development operations. This position is part of Fiver's development team.

Job Responsibilities Donor Database Management
-  Assist with data entry of donor information, gifts and acknowledgements
-  Assist with donor research and reports
-  Assist with tracking all donor interactions (actions) in database
-  Assist with various department mailings, including overseeing volunteer mailing assembly, printing/copying, updating mailing lists, etc.

Grants and Marketing
-  Assist with research on social emotional learning and general foundation research
-  Assist with preparation of grants
-  Assist with keeping our 1 pager of stats about organization up to date
-  Assist with generating content for new website's blog and Fiver's social media
-  Assist with formatting blast email templates
-  Assist with creating/updating signage and powerpoint slideshows for marketing/fundraising purposes Donor Relations and Special Events
-  Assist with pre-event donor research documents
-  Assist with preparation for events, including tasks such as making nametags, producing signage, inventory of event supplies, event set up, greeting guests, event breakdown, etc.

The fellow will support Fiver’s work addressing diversity, equity and justice by assisting with the accurate management of donor data, critical to the funding of Fiver’s mission with youth from underserved communities. They will work closely with the development team members to track and add donor interactions to our database, as well as support the planning and execution of the annual board retreat and other engagement activities for donors and volunteers.

- Option 1 -
Associate Program Coordinator
+ Feel connected to Fiver's mission and purpose
+ Flexibility and willingness to assist with administrative tasks as needed
+ Self-starter who can execute projects independently, as well as collaborate with supervisor on projects
+ H
ave some experience working/volunteering with youth, preferably ages 13-18
+ Have some experience with curriculum and lesson plan development
Tech Savvy- Strong working knowledge of computers, google drive, and Microsoft office suite

- Option 2 -
+ A passion for the mission of the Fiver Children's Foundation, including a deep appreciation for summer camp and youth development overall
+ Enthusiastic learner and great attention to detail
+ Sense of humor and ability to work collaboratively across teams
+ Comfortable with interacting with a variety of constituencies, including donors, board members, volunteers, participants, alumni, and families
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Option 1 -
Associate Program Coordinator

+ Fellows will learn specific knowledge and skills related to youth development leadership, and explore leadership styles.
+ Fellows will be able to recognize individual differences and modify activities to meet a variety of learner needs.
+ Fellows will display conduct characteristic of developing professionals.
+ Fellows will learn to communicate and collaborate with high school youth, families, colleagues and organizational leadership.
+ Fellows will learn to use engaging and interactive methods in order to facilitate positive youth development workshops
+ Fellows will learn to enter administrative data into organizations' caseload database, extended reach.

- Option 2 -
+ Fellow will learn how to use the Raiser’s Edge, one of the most widely used donor databases in the nonprofit sector.
+ Fellow will learn critical aspects of planning a Fiver event
+ Fellow will learn critical aspects of planning and executing volunteer and engagement opportunities for donors

Applicants to the associate program coordinator position may address cover letters to
Aislee Berenice Nieves, High School Program Manager.

Applicants to the development position may address cover letters to
Kenya Reeves, Development Manager.
The fellows will follow our typical, abbreviated on-boarding schedule also used for our part-timers here at Fiver. Those documents include, but are not limited to the Fiver history, Fiver culture, office processes and procedures, COVID protocols, etc. The fellow would need to be fully vaccinated for COVID 19. They would also be subject to a background check.

Registration Closes
Jan 28, 2022 11:59pm or when space runs out.