The goal of the Juma Fellows Program is to offer a unique opportunity to learn how a social enterprise operates through hands-on projects that explore various issues experienced in a socially-minded enterprise. Though this fellowship is unpaid, fellows build their professional portfolio and gain programmatic, research and leadership skills. Opportunity is based in our San Francisco headquarters.
Fellowships are available in the following areas:
Learning & Evaluation
- Research best and next practices in impact measurement related to Juma’s program model
- Interview key stakeholders and summarize findings regarding Juma’s impact measurement
- Design a 3 year impact measurement strategy and present the design to key informants
- Pilot the impact measurement with a sample population of Juma clients.
Youth Connect Program
- Research existing cross-system partnerships in Juma sites to assess value
- Research and identify successful career pathway programs
- Evaluate best practices in career pathway programs
- Prepare materials and content for YouthConnect team
- Support strategic planning for program as early learnings from pilot emerge
- Refine and/or develop career pathway and life skills curriculum
- Research of local publication and contacts across our sites for possible PR
- Gather and edit youth stories from our sites
- Deep-dive analysis of industry marketing trends like messaging, social media and email marketing
- Prepare a Juma press kit to be shared with the media/prospective clients
- Research potential corporate partners and the competitive landscape
- Identify new business opportunities
- Track current federal, state and local legislation impacting social enterprises
- Build partner relationships
- Document processes of scale and partnership creation
Human Resources / Legal
- Research relevant Federal and State labor and employment laws and regulations
- Draft policies and train staff on how to stay compliant
- Research background check requirements and help develop trainings for managers
We are currently recruiting Juma Fellows for Summer 2017!
How to Apply
Please email Cassandra Yee, Director of Operations at firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- A Cover Letter, stating:
- The areas you are interested in applying to
- Why you are interested in this Fellowship
- What skills/abilities/competencies you hope to gain from this work
- Your availability during the months of May – July 2017
Application Deadline: Applications and in-person interviews will be held on a rolling basis. Space is limited – 1 Fellowship available within each area.
Start Date: May or June, 2017
Why should I apply to be a Fellow and what are the program benefits?
- The Juma Fellows Program is a one-of-a-kind, immersive experience that will allow you to apply your graduate school knowledge to real-world social issues and help you begin a career in social impact. The fellowship offers hands-on experience and valuable insight into the previously mentioned areas.
- Fellows will work with a Juma staff mentor in our San Francisco office, unless otherwise notified.
- Bachelor Degree (in any field)
- Enrollment in a Graduate Program by the start of the Fellowship
- Ability to perform in a high-pressure environment
- English proficiency (written and verbal)
- 1-3 years of professional work experience
- Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills
- Passion for social enterprise and improving the quality of life for under-served communities
- Motivation, self-direction and personal integrity
Duration / Time Commitment
- Fellowship can be designed based on your availability. For the best experience, a 6-8 week commitment is ideal.