Public & Community Engagement Fellowship
Paid Fellowship Opportunity with The Womxn Project
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DESCRIPTION OF ORGANIZATION:
The Womxn Project (TWP) is a non-profit organization in Rhode Island focused on building a strong, feminist, community-based movement to further human rights of Rhode Islanders by using art and activism to advance education and social change. TWP stirs social awareness and invites political action to inclusively further womxn’s rights through creative advocacy campaigns and collaborative art projects.
JOB DESCRIPTION/PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Womxn Project is working to develop an ambitious plan for 2020 and beyond. We have studied ways to
create strong, healthy communities and to ensure that womxn have opportunities to plan our families and our futures with dignity.
For the Womxn Project to achieve our potential and continue to build on the amazing foundation we have created together, we are developing a core of womxn leaders in Rhode Island and increasing our organization’s capacity.
This position is a first step toward developing a leadership pipeline which will bring energy and enthusiasm to creating solutions and attract others with talent and commitment to our team. In return, the Fellow will be given the chance to gain new skills, engage with legislators and supporters, while being part of advancing signature initiatives.
Proposal: The Womxn Project is seeking a fellow for a six month contract. This fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with two Womxn Project senior leaders and to make significant contributions in two key areas: Policy and Lobbying.
The individual selected will be a public engagement fellow. In this role, the incumbent will engage with existing Womxn Project existing volunteers and help to build and grow the organization. Here is a summary of some of our expectations for this position over the coming months.
- Must Attend TWP’s 2-day Reproductive Justice Seminar in January 2020
- Assist with fundraising activities
- Spend 3 hours per week co-working with a board member or being at a meeting representing the organization.
- Work the Womxn Project display table at public events.
- Recruit volunteers at events and follow up with volunteer recruitment.
- Respond to and follow up with donors and donations.
- On a weekly basis, engage in lobbying on behalf of the Womxn Project at the State House during legislative sessions after January 7, 2020. Duties include:
- Welcoming TWP volunteers at State House between 3:15-3:30pm
- Obtaining contact information
- Distributing seating charts (if needed),
- Providing general assistance regarding activities for that day to volunteers.. Your cell phone number will be listed in TWP emails & shared with potential volunteers.
- When required, provide testimony for legislative bills supported by TWP
- PLEASE NOTE: testimony for reproductive Bills can go on from 5:00pm until very, very LATE—sometimes 1, 2, or even 3:00am
- Report to Secretary of State’s office as lobbyist for TWP and provide lobbying report to that office
- Strong spoken and written communication skills:
- Experience and perspective is as important as degree level.
- Grant writing preferred but not required
- Ability to convey information from a feminist perspective in a public setting regarding;
- social justice,
- Issues and concerns about:
- bodily freedom
- health care for womxn
- Hours are flexible including weekly “office hours” with one of two TWP board members are negotiable but required.
- Compensation: $15 per hour with a commitment of 15-20 hours per week or a total of 80 hours per month as a 1099 contractor stipend.
- Start date for position is January 2, 2020.
Deadline for applications is November 15, 2019
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