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Fellowship Program Coordinator II

Position: Fellowship Program Coordinator
Reports to: Flo Sum, Fellowship Program Manager
Location: Work from home and hybrid schedule (Must live in Greater Seattle Area by date of hire)
Position type: full time, exempt
Salary: $57,700 – $70,200/year
Benefits: 23 days paid time off, 11 paid holidays, flexible, family-friendly schedule, medical (zero-deductible HMO and PPO options), retirement, dental, short- and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, with RVC covering over 90% of the costs of the insurance package. Transit Orca card is available as well. Start date: 9/19/2022

About RVC

RVC strengthens the power of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in order to create a more equitable society through capacity-building, leadership development, and operations support. We accomplish this through our core programs and services as well as through leading partnerships with community members and organizations of color. These members and organizations provide support services tailored to the strengths and needs of the communities they serve. For this reason, BIPOC and people with intersecting identities are encouraged to apply. 

About the Fellowship Team

Our team is in a creative moment, exploring alternative structures and roles for our work. We’re moving to a flatter team structure with an emphasis, not on titles but on lead and team responsibilities. We aim to move as a highly collaborative, peer-supervised, and self-accountable team whose work is deeply rooted in RVC’s Four Leadership Principles. Through leadership development and capacity building, we center the experiences and agency of BIPOC communities to build a more vibrant, interconnected, and transformative sector.
If you’re excited about the possibilities of questioning and challenging “traditional” ideas of leadership development, we invite folks who want to build and be in active practice with us. If you are passionate about centering and building up communities of colors’ inherent worth and knowledge about leadership development, this team may be the one for you! For more information about the Community Impact Fellowship Program, please visit this link to go to our website.

Summary of the position

The Fellowship Coordinator will provide day-to-day coordination of program activities, including fellow coordination and communications, event planning, data reporting, logistical scheduling and planning, and other administrative support to the program team. The Program Coordinator will work in close collaboration with the other Program Coordinator and Program Manager to support the development and implementation of program activities. 

We intend this position to grow and lead in more areas in the fellowship team. We want this position to build their capacity and skill to facilitate some trainings and retreats, and coach fellows eventually. Soon after, we hope this person will be co-creating and coordinating the fellowship program. This will all be done with resources and at a pace that works for the person! 

Essential Job Duties

Fellows & Fellowship (60%)

  • Lead Responsibilities
    • Facilitate all aspects of the fellow selection, hiring, and placement process for the Community Impact Fellowship Program in collaboration with the Fellowship Team
    • Coordinate and manage all aspects of program logistics for lunch n’ learn trainings, public speaking activities, convenings, and retreats.
    • Coordinate with the fellowship and communications team around the solicitation and publication of fellow blog posts/writing reflections, and other related communications collateral as related to fellowship activities
  • Team Responsibilities
    • Co-facilitate the first year of trainings and retreats with the fellowship team which may involve researching, planning, or recruiting panelists/speakers. 
    • Attend, co-host, and occasionally co-facilitate fellowship related events and external trainings
    • Create and update fellowship’s classroom management system: Canvas with fellowship training materials (lunch n’ learn and retreats) 
    • Oversee solicitation and assessment of evaluations on fellows, trainers, staff, and community organizations as they relate to fellow trainings
    • Collaborate with the Program Manager primarily on program and curriculum development and soliciting feedback from the entire fellowship team
    • Provide resource information, professional development, and volunteer opportunities and referrals regarding fellowship training and more
    • Assist with program grant reporting and tracking 
    • Collaborate on building a peer supervision model through team check-ins, structured feedback, and 360 evaluations
    • Organize and update CRM for fellowship as required about successes, challenges, and any meetings with fellows, partners, or community members
    • Provide other program support as needed

Mentorship Program (30%)

  • Lead Responsibilities
    • Outreach and recruitment of mentors that align with the needs and interests of fellows
    • Manage coordination and logistics of the Mentorship Program to ensure successful fellow and mentor matching and successful meetings for the remainder of the fellowship years
    • Plan and facilitate quarterly or biyearly mentor convenings, quarterly check-ins for support, guidance, and connection
  • Team Responsibilities
    • Coordinate with the fellowship team to support mentorship programming

Organizational Operations (10%)

  • These are organization-wide responsibilities. All staff hold the following responsibilities:
    • Submit and track program expenses based on RVC protocol. 
    • Collaborate with staff in making key strategic decisions affecting RVC’s future
    • Engage in deep professional development
    • Participate in staff meetings, attend community events, and otherwise contribute to strengthening the deep roots within our community, both internally and externally
    • Commitment to our mission and our values of Equity, Integrity, Community, Action, and Transformation

What we are looking for

  • 2+ years experience working with BIPOC communities and grassroots organizations with an ability to develop trusting relationships with diverse individuals from many different backgrounds
  • 1+ year experience and skill in facilitation as well as applying disability justice frameworks and practices in training and meeting settings (via paid work, volunteer, and/or life experience)
  • Passion for leadership development. You are someone who wants to learn and is aligned with RVC’s leadership principles: collective, adaptive, just, and transformational. Read more here.
  • Strong communication skills
    • Oral and Listening Ability: comfortable speaking in front of groups, facilitating others, giving honest feedback in real-time, deeply listening to others
    • Written: can co-write pieces (like blogs) to expand RVC’s learnings
  • High level of organization and attention to detail, complemented by the ability to see the big picture and the connections between parts and the whole
  • Loves to bring their own ideas and opinions to a growing team
  • Flexibility, able to shift priorities, manage competing deadlines, and adjust communication styles to fit the needs of a wide range of cultures, people, and organizations.
  • Adaptability, able to work in a self-managed work environment which comprises of accountability, feedback giving/receiving, and project management
  • Highest level of discretion in protecting confidential information and preserving database security  
  • Willingness to take initiative and generate creative solutions to challenges  
  • Ability to execute routine administrative procedures with a focus on smooth and efficient operation
  • Able to work some evenings and weekends
  • A great sense of humor! 

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Born, raised, and/or have roots in the King County area
  • 2+ years of experience mentoring and supporting leaders in their growth and development (via paid work, volunteer, and/or life experience
  • Familiarity with anti-oppression training and facilitation frameworks, content, language, and practices
  • Interest and desire to contribute to the larger and long-term vision of the fellowship program
  • Interested and desire to stay at RVC for more than one year
  • Knowledge and values in transformative and restorative justice models and processes

Work Environment

This is a full-time, exempt position, working 37.5 hours per week, with a salary range of $57,700 – $70,200 but the exact calculation will be determined by a salary equity calculator. The final salary offer will be dependent on experience and levels of responsibility within the organization. We believe in work-life balance and are committed to keeping the workload in alignment with the true hours worked. 

We provide 23 days of Paid Time Off, 11 paid holidays, and a flexible, family-friendly schedule. We provide medical (zero-deductible HMO and PPO options), dental, vision, short- and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance, with RVC covering over 90% of the costs of the insurance package.

Our Hiring Process & Timeline

  • We will accept applications on a rolling basis with a priority date of June 31st to begin review. 
  • We will begin scheduling phone interviews the week of July 11th.
  • We will begin in-person one-hour interviews in late July – early Aug.
  • Finalists will be invited to a second-round one-hour interview early Aug – mid-Aug, and we will make an offer shortly thereafter.
  • We would like to have the selected candidate start in mid to late-Sept

Link to our Application form:

Background Check

A criminal history background check will be conducted on the final candidate prior to beginning employment. A criminal background will not automatically eliminate you from consideration.

Accessibility Accommodations

RVC offers accommodations, upon request, for folks with disabilities during the application, interview, and hiring process (such as forms in alternate formats or interpretation services during the interview). RVC recognizes that employees with physical or mental conditions that significantly limit their major life activities may need reasonable accommodations to enable them to perform their essential job functions, and provides those accommodations to all its employees when needed. 
If you require accommodations during the application or interview process, please contact [email protected].

Equal Opportunity Employer

RVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for RVC is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other class protected by law. Assistance and/or reasonable accommodations during the application process are available to individuals upon request. To request assistance or accommodation, please contact [email protected].

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