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Westbrook 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

Location

  • Westbrook, ME

Contact Information

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

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Main Street Fellow

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Description

The Westbrook Main Street Fellow will work in collaboration with Discover Downtown Westbrook staff to develop and launch a new line of trainings, events and workshops for Westbrook residents and visitors along two themes: 1) Arts, History and Culture, and 2) the river, the environment, and outdoor recreation. The Fellow will engage in research, public process, planning and program development, program launch, program management, and volunteer recruitment, in addition to grant writing and fundraising to help sustain the program.

While the Westbrook Main Street Fellow will work with all community members, engaging youth, seniors, and recent immigrants will be a focus. This program will support local resilience efforts by creating new social capital and opportunities to help connect Westbrook residents to the city’s history and will help to ground the community in their own identity and celebrate where they have been. The vision for this project is to work with community partners to define, document and share the history and culture of Westbrook, and enhance its relationship to the river that runs through the town.

The Westbrook Main Street Fellow will work in collaboration with Discover Downtown Westbrook staff to develop and launch a new line of trainings, events and workshops for Westbrook residents and visitors along two themes: 1) Arts, History and Culture, and 2) the river, the environment, and outdoor recreation. The Fellow will engage in research, public process, planning and program development, program launch, program management, and volunteer recruitment, in addition to grant writing and fundraising to help sustain the program.

While the Westbrook Main Street Fellow will work with all community members, engaging youth, seniors, and recent immigrants will be a focus. This program will support local resilience efforts by creating new social capital and opportunities to help connect Westbrook residents to the city’s history and will help to ground the community in their own identity and celebrate where they have been. The vision for this project is to work with community partners to define, document and share the history and culture of Westbrook, and enhance its relationship to the river that runs through the town.
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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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