We are looking for an emerging leader who demonstrates sustained personal and professional engagement with underrepresented and underserved youth, programs and communities. The Fellowship will enable a future leader to spend 18 months working full-time creating solutions and supporting existing Diversity & Inclusion efforts at FIRST. If you’re ready to join a team that’s passionate about leveling the playing field all youth in STEM and leveraging the right skillsets to make it a reality, this is exactly what you’ve been looking for. The fellowship position is full-time, can be performed remotely and will report to the FIRST Diversity and Inclusion Manager.
Note: Included in the application is a requirement to submit your visual narrative.
The world’s #1 child-serving nonprofit advancing STEM education outcomes and the development of 21st Century life skills. Over the past 25 years, millions of young people from across the globe have completed FIRST programs, changing the world by becoming the new generation of innovators, problem-solvers, and technology leaders. This legacy and opportunity is as strong and dynamic as ever. FIRST creates the people who will change the world—today and tomorrow.
An ambitious and eager lover of kindness and good in the world. Your heart beats a bit faster when you know that you are making a difference in peoples’ lives. You are optimistic and driven and do your best work when advancing a meaningful mission. You want to tackle social justice challenges and see real impact from your work. You thrive in a fast-paced creative environment, even when under pressure. You love to learn and have a healthy appetite for experimentation. You’d like to gain expertise in equity literacy, anti-deficit frameworks and human-centered design. You like working with smart people and being part of a team. You think it would be awesome to connect and design with individuals and communities firsthand including other STEM equity experts in the field. You have a great sense of humor and you love to work hard and have fun.
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The Fellowship comes with a $50,000 annual stipend via a bi-weekly payment schedule, and the Fellow is eligible for the FIRST full-time employee benefits package, subject to the terms, conditions, and limitations of each benefit. The Fellow will work a full-time schedule for 18 months—from January 2018 through June 2019—and will receive eligible holiday, vacation and other paid time off. During the Fellow’s time with FIRST, he/she agrees not to engage in any employment or business activities outside of FIRST that will interfere with the Fellow’s work or conflict with the mission of FIRST.