Diversity and Field Fellowship – Summer 2019

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HeadCount’s Diversity and Community Field Fellowship program provides an opportunity for a young student of color to gain grassroots community organizing experience, and lead voter registration drives throughout New York City. Candidates must have a passion for music and civic engagement and will contribute to HeadCount’s national Diversity and Community strategic planning.

The fellow must be able to work 20-30 hours per week for 12-15 weeks in New York City, with 40% of the time spent in the office and 60% in the field. This includes one full day (10 AM- 6 PM) at our Midtown office.

Under guidance and support from our team, the fellow will organize and lead 15 voter registration drives at local concerts, community events, and campus events. This entails 1-2 events per week after initial training out in the field at residency shows.

Fellows will be mentored throughout the summer term as they develop professional skills and receive a stipend of $2,500 distributed in 3 equal payments.

Responsibilities

  • Research and compile a list of non-ticketed events, organizations, and student groups aimed at serving communities of color, underserved groups, and students in New York City
  • Organize voter registration drives and joint events with community partners
  • Lead volunteer recruitment and engagement at community events and shows
  • Conceptualize and create information material and content to use at community events
  • Submit weekly reflection deliverable with feedback on events and tasks

Qualifications

To be eligible, applicants must:

– A student attending a two or four-year college, university or technical school

– Must come from an underrepresented group*

– Demonstrate leadership potential and interested in civic engagement in under-served communities

– Experience with community organizing and canvassing a plus

*For this purpose, underrepresented groups are those who identify as any of the following: Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Latinx, Native American, Middle Eastern, or multi-racial

To apply for this position, please complete the following Google Form Application AND send an updated resume with subject line “Diversity and Field Fellowship” to [email protected].

Application: https://forms.gle/LAj9KPB3PZnJ3Pmg8

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