Fellowship Associate

December 15th, 2023
Fellowship Associate

Fellowship Associate

  • Full Time
  • Entry Level
Job Category: Programs/Services
Location: Brooklyn
Job Sectors: Human Services
Salary Range: $27 per hour

At Drive Change our mission is to support formerly incarcerated young people, and create quality employment pathways to ensure their economic and emotional wellbeing. We work to create systemic change and sustainable impact through unapologetically reimagining what’s possible for the food and hospitality industry.


About the Fellowship Associate Position

The Fellowship Associate supports the Fellowship Program. The Fellowship Associate aids in the development and facilitation of personal and professional development materials to support a fellow’s development of new skills and behaviors to aid his or her job placement and retention. The Fellowship Associate aids in other processes such as recruitment and intake and follows up with fellowship alumni to track job retention and growth.



Perform administrative tasks for Fellowship program

    • Discover and engage with CBOs, job fairs, and other events to promote program
    • Participate in recruitment events to raise awareness about the Fellowship program
    • Lead onboarding processes, such as completion of I-9 forms and intake questionnaire
    • Serve as the primary point of contact for fellow communication: handling attendance and program-related matters
    • Administer strengths and needs assessments to fellows
    • Provide feedback to aid development of professional readiness curriculum


Provide support to fellows during Fellowship program

    • Develop lessons for, support fellows in, and facilitate professional readiness workshops
    • Conduct bi-weekly check-ins with each participant during the fellowship program
    • Participate in case conferences with fellows, the Fellowship Manager, and other staff
    • Offer timely support and service to fellows, directing them to services like childcare, housing, or mental health support when needed


Maintain aspects of Fellowship programming

    • Take ownership of assigned program-related tasks
    • Maintain organization and clealiness of professional development space with fellows
    • Manage the Fellowship calendar, ensuring all events and appointments are scheduled and documented accurately
    • Keep detailed records, files, and correspondence in both written and electronic formats
    • Maintain an inventory checklist of items needed for Fellowship cohorts
    • Collect and maintain accurate documentation on all fellows


Engage with Fellowship Program alumni

    • Manage the offboarding process for graduating fellows and maintain contact with Fellowship alumni
    • Follow up with alumni at 3, 9, and 12 months post-program to ensure retention and offer employment support if needed
    • Update retention trackers for alumni and provide support in workshops for continued skill development
    • Conduct site visits and gather feedback from employers and fellows


Collaborate and communicate with Fellowship Manager and other staff to acheive program effectiveness

    • Communicate with Manager regarding fellow attendance and program needs
    • Participate in weekly meetings with the Fellowship manager to review the calendar and plan next steps for fellows
    • Contribute to DC team meetings, events, and maintain professional communication with stakeholders
    • Engage in continuous learning through training sessions, webinars, and related opportunities for growth


Aid in data collection and assessment and with community engagement strategies

    • Collaborate with managers to set goals for participant support, alumni engagement, and program outcomes; work collectively to evaluate programs and enhance outcomes
    • Work with manager to plan engagement with diverse organizations to expand outreach
    • Collaborate on partnerships with various groups to attract applicants
    • Create tailored recruitment campaigns with Manager for better program visibility



    • Background in direct service or 1-3 years of experience in case management preferred
    • Knowledge of trauma-informed and motivational interviewing techniques
    • Experience working with diverse populations
    • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills, autonomy, and attention to detail
    • Strong networking and relationship-building skills to engage diverse CBOs
    • Prior experience in facilitation, especially in teaching soft skills, professional development, and work readiness, is beneficial
    • Compatible with Drive Change core values



    • The Fellowship Associate position is a full-time, in-person, hourly position. Hours worked will be weekdays yet remain flexible to accomodate fellowship needs and event dates. Evening and/or weekend work may be required on occasion.
    • The office location for this position is in Brooklyn, New York with occasional travel within NYC boroughs 


Please submit the following to [email protected]: a resume and your responses to the questions provided below in lieu of a cover letter.

    • What aspects of this role are you most motivated by and why?
    • How does your personal and/or professional experience illustrate your commitment to working towards racial and economic justice? How do you anticipate that experience to aid your ability to accomplish the expectations of this role?
    • What does the Drive Change tagline, “Reimagine Justice, Reimagine Service” mean to you?
    • Describe a group, community, or team that you have been a part of. How did your skills or experience contribute to the overall success of the group? How do you believe your skills or experience would contribute toward the success of this organization?

Drive Change is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, or current employment status. Drive Change values diverse experiences, including with regards to educational background and justice system involvement. We depend on a diverse staff to carry out our mission.


Drive Change NYC

  • 630 Flushing Avenue
  • Brooklyn, New York 11206
  • United States of America
  • Phone: 3476960943

To apply for this job please visit www.drivechangenyc.org.

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