Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by ensuring that young adults gain the skills, experiences, and support that will empower them to reach their potential through careers and higher education.
ABOUT THE YEAR UP FELLOWSHIP IN BOSTON
The FAO Schwarz Fellowship is an intensive, transformative two-year experience in the world of social impact. Fellows work at leading nonprofit organizations in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. Each organization is deeply valued in their communities and has a strong record of delivering high-quality services that address critical issues of social inequity and producing consistent results. The Fellowship is a two-year commitment that pays $40,000 in year one (includes $2,000 start of Fellowship bonus) and $45,000 in year two (includes $3,000 end of Fellowship bonus). Benefits include professional development, health insurance and annual subway passes.
The FAO Schwarz Fellow will mentor students as an advisor, group facilitator, and advocate, participating in creating and sustaining a positive educational environment with trust among students and staff.
The Fellow will:
- Be an active member of a Learning Community of around 40 students and 10 staff members, learning and delivering core elements of the program and supporting students and staff.
- Participate in and co-facilitate interactive group exercises that foster experiential learning.
- Provide students with meaningful training sessions to prepare them for successful careers.
- Advise and mentor a small group of students.
The FAO Schwarz Fellow will focus on marketing operations and systems enablement in direct support of Year Up’s prospective student experience, helping to inform and engage young adults to apply to the program in their local area.
The Fellow will:
- Contribute to website enhancement projects, including updates and tests of new student features and content and implementation and updates to email and text messaging campaigns as part of outreach to students.
- Enable communications and measurement for recruitment events (held online and in-person), which require registration system and follow-up communications to encourage applications.
- Have the opportunity to work on additional projects in social media, events, and public relations.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must be college seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities at the time of application and be eligible to work in the United States for the duration of the two-year Fellowship.
To apply, visit our website where you’ll see detailed instructions. You will be asked to answer several short questions and to upload your resume and a cover letter by February 10, 2022 11:59 EST.
In your letter, please describe your interest in working at Year Up and your responses to the following questions:
Question 1: What interests you about the mission of this organization?
Question 2: What background and experiences would you bring to the direct service and special project discussed in the Fellowship description?
Question 3: Why are you interested in being an FAO Schwarz Fellow?
We will review each application carefully and select our Fellow by the end of April. Thanks for your interest.
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All employees are required to be fully vaccinated (defined below) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment unless a reasonable accommodation is approved based. Employees who are not eligible for reasonable accommodation and refuse to be vaccinated by the effective date of this policy are required to contact HR to discuss next steps which could include separation from Year Up.
An individual is considered “fully vaccinated” for COVID-19 if they have received an FDA-approved vaccine (whether fully approved or approved for emergency use), and it is more than two weeks after they have received either a single-dose vaccine or the second dose in a two-dose series. This also includes any booster shots necessary to maintain vaccination status and similarly approved by the CDC and FDA.
Employees in need of an exemption from this policy because of a medical reason, a sincerely held religious belief, or other applicable legal basis, must submit a completed Request for Accommodation form to begin the interactive accommodation process as soon as possible. Accommodations will be granted as required by law and where they do not cause Year Up undue hardship or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of others. If you have more personalized questions specific to your situation, please reach out.
Equal Employment Practices
Year Up is an equal opportunity employer and follows a policy of administering all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex (including gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law.
Consistent with the obligations of state and federal law, Year Up will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities. Any employee who needs a reasonable accommodation should contact their supervisor or the Chief Operating Officer.
General Policy Against Discrimination and Harassment
It is the policy of Year Up that all employees should be able to enjoy a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. This requires that you and your colleagues treat each other and every individual with whom you have contact in the course of your employment with courtesy and respect. Year Up strictly forbids discrimination or harassment of any kind, including discrimination based on race, color, religion, creed, sex (including gender identity), pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, marital status, veteran status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. This policy extends across our organization. Accordingly, any form of harassment, whether by a fellow employee, manager, supervisor, or by a third party doing business with Year Up, will not be tolerated.
If you believe that you have been the subject of discrimination or harassment or that you have witnessed it in the workplace, immediately bring your concerns to the attention of your supervisor or a member of management with whom you are comfortable.