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Biddeford 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

  • Biddeford, 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 Main Street Fellow at Heart of Biddeford (HOB) will play an integral role in implementing the next steps in HOB’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. They seek a creative person committed to community engagement who is willing to reach out to new people (in person and through various social media platforms) who may have felt or been marginalized in the past. In collaboration with the Director, board and committees, the Main Street Fellow will use the results of community feedback as well as an organizational assessment to formulate HOB’s DEI Plan to ensure that the organization and its programs and projects reflect their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Fellow will be responsible for:

• Working with the Director to shepherd the next steps in HOB’s DEI plan: Coordinating DEI meetings, reviewing results of an organizational assessment, summer engagements, the City's comprehensive plan surveys, and HOB's board training, and working with the Director and DEI Committee to write the DEI Plan.
• Becoming a topic expert on several pieces of the plan by attending training or conducting research. Proposing best practices for HOB to adopt.
• Building community through volunteerism, building engagement at events, and creating and implementing a social media plan.
• Moving 3-4 DEI implementation goals forward. This could involve grant research.

Throughout their service, the Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining and strengthening Heart of Biddeford’s relationships with local businesses and community development partners. The Main Street Fellow will work directly with the Executive Director, be granted a high degree of independence in the completion of assigned tasks, and have an opportunity to take ownership of their work.

The Main Street Fellow at Heart of Biddeford (HOB) will play an integral role in implementing the next steps in HOB’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. They seek a creative person committed to community engagement who is willing to reach out to new people (in person and through various social media platforms) who may have felt or been marginalized in the past. In collaboration with the Director, board and committees, the Main Street Fellow will use the results of community feedback as well as an organizational assessment to formulate HOB’s DEI Plan to ensure that the organization and its programs and projects reflect their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. The Fellow will be responsible for:

• Working with the Director to shepherd the next steps in HOB’s DEI plan: Coordinating DEI meetings, reviewing results of an organizational assessment, summer engagements, the City's comprehensive plan surveys, and HOB's board training, and working with the Director and DEI Committee to write the DEI Plan.
• Becoming a topic expert on several pieces of the plan by attending training or conducting research. Proposing best practices for HOB to adopt.
• Building community through volunteerism, building engagement at events, and creating and implementing a social media plan.
• Moving 3-4 DEI implementation goals forward. This could involve grant research.

Throughout their service, the Fellow will also be responsible for maintaining and strengthening Heart of Biddeford’s relationships with local businesses and community development partners. The Main Street Fellow will work directly with the Executive Director, be granted a high degree of independence in the completion of assigned tasks, and have an opportunity to take ownership of their work.
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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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