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Island Fellow

Island Institute
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The Fellowship will provide an extra set of hands to a community based non profit organization to increase capacity within the organization and to directly work on a community identified project. Fellows live and work within the community full time, so part of their role is to integrate into island life. Fellows are also encouraged to utilize their personal skills and interests through a secondary project.

Service Activities

Recruit and manage volunteers, build the capacity for volunteers, assess and update databases, form island to island and island to mainland resource networks, implement appropriate technologies and train users.

Community Need Addressed

The Island Fellow works on a community identified project through a local non-profit organization. The Fellow uses their skills and training to amass resources: human, physical, and financial, to move a project forward.

Position Outcomes

Local, island-based non-profits have increased resiliency to meet social and environmental challenges and to contribute to vibrant, year round island communities.

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Stipend, Training

Housing and Utilities Access to Professional Development Fund Travel reimbursement Short and long term disability insurance Dental

Skills you will gain

Project management, facilitation, public speaking, volunteer management.

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Arts & Culture, Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth, Environment, Public Safety
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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