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Youth Action Main Street Fellow

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

October 4, 2021 - August 31, 2022

Application Window

June 18, 2021 - September 17, 2021

Locations

  • Gardiner, ME
  • Rockland, ME

Contact Information

Joanna Crispe
(207) 329-1170
jcrispe@mdf.org

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Position Details

Main Street Fellow

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Description

The Youth Action Main Street Fellow will split their time between a project in Rockland for the first half of their Service Year, and a project in Gardiner for the second half. Both projects have a youth engagement focus.

In Rockland the Fellow will support the newly established Youth Action Team, a standing committee designed to provide youth with the opportunity to engage with local businesses, retailers, institutions, restaurants, and City officials to help shape Rockland’s future. Utilizing a systems approach, the Fellow will work with Rockland Main Street staff and volunteers to lead students in developing and implementing placemaking, programming, and community building strategies to add resilience to Rockland’s downtown, incorporating student voice and perspective into all aspects of Rockland Main Street’s work. The desired outcomes of this project are to increase equity downtown, create a more welcoming community, as well as increase the social capital of the youth in Rockland. The key role of the Fellow in this project will be to spearhead the Youth Action Team by serving as Co-Chair of the Committee along with a student. The central responsibilities of this position are as follows:

• Serving as the intermediary between the students on the Committee and the rest of the organization/volunteers, and other stakeholders as necessary
• Supporting the students in developing the committee’s work plans and implementing them
• Conducting stakeholder interviews with youth in the community
• Working directly with the Youth Alliance (previously the After School Alliance), a collective of organizations that support and engage with Rockland area youth

In Gardiner, the Fellow will focus on youth outreach and engagement to increase diversity, equity and inclusion of those represented in downtown Gardiner. The Fellow will be the primary connection between younger people and Gardiner Main Street, working with a coalition of youth-based organizations and groups in the area to form a youth action team. The Fellow will lead the youth action team to identify existing barriers and opportunities to overcome them. The Fellow will guide the group in developing actionable initiatives which will result in implementing projects in the downtown. The Fellow will document and report on group activities to the Executive Director, and also conduct post activity surveys to evaluate results as well as create supporting documents and marketing materials. The goal is to develop a sustainable model to continue this work beyond the Fellow’s term at Gardiner Main Street.

The Youth Action Main Street Fellow will split their time between a project in Rockland for the first half of their Service Year, and a project in Gardiner for the second half. Both projects have a youth engagement focus.

In Rockland the Fellow will support the newly established Youth Action Team, a standing committee designed to provide youth with the opportunity to engage with local businesses, retailers, institutions, restaurants, and City officials to help shape Rockland’s future. Utilizing a systems approach, the Fellow will work with Rockland Main Street staff and volunteers to lead students in developing and implementing placemaking, programming, and community building strategies to add resilience to Rockland’s downtown, incorporating student voice and perspective into all aspects of Rockland Main Street’s work. The desired outcomes of this project are to increase equity downtown, create a more welcoming community, as well as increase the social capital of the youth in Rockland. The key role of the Fellow in this project will be to spearhead the Youth Action Team by serving as Co-Chair of the Committee along with a student. The central responsibilities of this position are as follows:

• Serving as the intermediary between the students on the Committee and the rest of the organization/volunteers, and other stakeholders as necessary
• Supporting the students in developing the committee’s work plans and implementing them
• Conducting stakeholder interviews with youth in the community
• Working directly with the Youth Alliance (previously the After School Alliance), a collective of organizations that support and engage with Rockland area youth

In Gardiner, the Fellow will focus on youth outreach and engagement to increase diversity, equity and inclusion of those represented in downtown Gardiner. The Fellow will be the primary connection between younger people and Gardiner Main Street, working with a coalition of youth-based organizations and groups in the area to form a youth action team. The Fellow will lead the youth action team to identify existing barriers and opportunities to overcome them. The Fellow will guide the group in developing actionable initiatives which will result in implementing projects in the downtown. The Fellow will document and report on group activities to the Executive Director, and also conduct post activity surveys to evaluate results as well as create supporting documents and marketing materials. The goal is to develop a sustainable model to continue this work beyond the Fellow’s term at Gardiner Main Street.
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Living Allowance

$1100 - $1300 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

- Professional development through custom trainings and mentorship. - Health benefits are provided if Fellows are not already covered. - Childcare allowance will be provided if the Fellow is eligible. - Upon successful completion of the Fellow’s full-term of service, they will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award educational award in the amount of $6,195 in the National Service Trust. - Upon enrollment and acceptance into the program, the Fellow is eligible for forbearance of any qualified federal student loans. For Fellows receiving forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion or all of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service if the Fellow successfully completes the term of service. - Networking with other like-minded professionals and organizations. - Complimentary registration to MDF events.

Education Requirements

Some College

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural, Urban

Service Type

Combination of direct and indirect service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, National Nonprofit/Affiliate

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Joanna Crispe
(207) 329-1170
jcrispe@mdf.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Main Street Fellow

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