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Fellows for North Sonoma and Rohnert Park


The 10,000 Degrees Fellowship is an integral part of the 10,000 Degrees mission to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to positively impact their communities and the world. At 10,000 Degrees we believe that education is the foundation of a just and equitable society.  Students and their families as well as schools and local leaders each play a critical role in educating the next generation and strengthening the economic vitality and social health of our communities.  The students we serve are 100% from low income communities; 89% black, Indigenous, Latinx, Asian Pacific Islander, and People of color; and 85% first generation students.

Along with our Scholarship Program 10,000 Degrees Fellows provide the most direct support to these students and families.  Fellows assist with students accessing and succeeding in college and the workforce.  Applying for financial aid, facilitating college readiness and success workshops for students and families, and representing the organization alongside the development team at fundraising events.  Fellows tend to be recent graduates, who have similar backgrounds as the students we serve.

10,000 Degrees Fellowships are a 3-year commitment.  During the first year, Fellows complete an original Capstone project of their own design on a topic that connects their interests, aspirations and work at 10,000 Degrees.  Fellows also receive three years of continuing professional development to support their professional growth and career possibilities after the program.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and assistance to students and their families regarding career planning, college planning, and financial aid
  • Deliver curriculum and training to students participating in 10,000 Degrees programs and their families
  • Directly manager an assigned caseload or targeting groups of students
  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with school personnel, community partners, and program participants, as well as families via meetings, workshops and social media
  • Participate in regular professional development activities, team work meetings, and supervisorial weekly supervision meetings with staff
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate files and data; generate program reports for analysis
  • Travel within assigned regions
  • Create an original Capstone research project relating your interests with your work
  • Support the Development team and represent 10,000 Degrees at fundraising events
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Commitment to 10,000 Degrees’ mission, values and goals, and

  • Bachelors degree
  • Experience in a client or student serving position
  • Geographic proximity to the region being served
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred
  • First-generation college graduates from low-income background preferred
  • Alumni of 10,000 Degrees scholarships preferred
  • High level of professionalism; promptness, preparedness, professional appearance
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Word/Excel, Google applications, and Instagram

Compensation Package:

• This is a full-time position: $23.66/hour, 40 hours /week, 52 weeks /year
• Excellent benefits: Health, dental, vision, life, disability insurance, 15 days paid vacation plus holidays, paid sick leave, 401(k), plus professional development conferences, seminars, webinars, and training included

TO APPLY

For immediate consideration please apply by sending a cover letter and resume to jobs@10000degrees.org.  Resume review will begin in January 2022.

Note: all applicants are required to submit a clear TB test and fingerprints as part of the background check; all employees must be able to show proof of full vaccination in order to be hired