Program Development Associate (Paid Internship)

Program Development Associate (PAID INTERNSHIP)

Creative Reaction Lab (CRXLAB) is currently accepting applications for our associateship program. CRXLAB seeks to eradicate inequity and oppression experienced by Black and Latinx people through design, entrepreneurship, community organizing and leadership, and intrapreneurship to transform the media, education, health/healthcare, and government/public service sectors. To create systems-wide change, we’re taking two approaches:

1) creating a collaborative youth-led, community-centered movement challenging racial inequities, and

2) transforming the ways that individuals and institutions approach design and decision-making through our award-winning process called Equity-Centered Community Design

As part of a small organization, Associates gain invaluable insight into the day-to-day workings of a social enterprise challenging racial injustices and health disparities using creative problem solving.

Each Associateship is designed to challenge the candidate in their particular area(s) of interest through dedicated research and practice. Associates also lend support to the daily needs and greater goals of the organization. Each participant receives one-on-one mentoring and preparation for the next step in their career. While a personal laptop will be useful for your work, we do have laptops available for use on-site for the duration of the Associateship.

For those seeking academic credit, the necessary documents must be supplied prior to the start of the Associateship term.

STIPEND

Over the duration of their term, Associates will receive:

  • Stipend of $750

  • Transportation stipend of $250 ($100 of which will be provided to Associates upon signing their contractual agreement)

HOW TO APPLY

To apply for the Program Development associateship, please send a resume and letter of intent describing your background, interest, goals and availability to Ted J. Gatlin Jr., Program Manager at tgatlin@creativereactionlab.com. Please use “Program Development Associateship_<FIRSTNAME LASTNAME>” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

SCHEDULE

The program generally follows the university semester schedule, while the exact terms are considered case-by-case and determined by the Associate and their supervisor. All Associateships are a minimum of ten hours per week during the regular work week (Monday – Friday). Associateships may include evening and weekend hours, as determined on a case-by-case basis. Dependent on time and availability, the Program Development Associate may co-facilitate youth programs.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT:

  • Support the curriculum development of Design to Better [Our Community] programming with partner organizations. This includes, but is not limited to: identifying learning objectives, preparing session slide decks, selecting and modifying session activities.

  • Support the curriculum development and facilitation of the Community Design Apprenticeship Program.  This includes, but is not limited to: identifying learning objectives, preparing session slide decks, selecting and modifying session activities.

  • Support the collection and maintenance of resources (articles, videos, etc.) to include in program curricula.

PROGRAM RECRUITMENT, ADMISSIONS & DEVELOPMENT

  • Support the recruitment, outreach, and admissions efforts for the Design to Better [Our Community] Summer Academy’s student participants, mentors, and program lead. Support includes: direct community and campus outreach, collecting applications, reviewing applications, and managing applicant communications.

  • Support the recruitment, outreach, and admissions efforts for the Community Design Apprenticeship Program. Support includes: direct community and campus outreach, collecting applications, reviewing applications, and managing applicant communications.

  • Support the development  of program participant projects.  This includes, but not limited to the co-creation and planning of sustainability and outreach models with participants. Example responsibilities include social media strategy and promotions,  developing connections and outreach leads, etc.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROGRAM SUPPORT:

  • Support the recruitment of volunteers and community partners for Design to Better [Our Community] Summer Academy. This includes but is not limited to: Local Advisory Council members, photographers and videographers, and guest speakers.

  • Support the recruitment of volunteers and community partners for Community Design Apprenticeship Program. This includes but is not limited to steering committee members, photographers and videographers, and guest speakers.

  • Support the implementation of pre-program and post-program evaluations through survey design and data entry.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to give and receive direct feedback.

  • Ability to take initiative and to work both independently and cooperatively with other team members in a creative, fast-paced environment.

  • Ability and willingness to continuously and critically examine one’s relationship to power, privilege, oppression, history, and healing.

  • Experience in youth program development and/or evaluation (coursework is accepted, including courses that may run concurrent to this associateship)

  • Experience using Google Suite products (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms) and Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, PowerPoint, Excel.)

  • Experience with any of the following products and platforms preferred: Basecamp, Slack, Typeform, Adobe Creative Suite, SurveyMonkey, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

PREFERRED PERSONAL QUALITIES

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented.

  • Strong adaptability to changing directions.

  • Ability to work positively and effectively as a part of a group.

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently.

  • Commitment to promoting racial and health equity.

  • Commitment to continuous improvement.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Flair for youth programming.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this position. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Creative Reaction Lab is committed to a policy of Equal Employment and will not discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, physical or mental handicap or disability, medical condition, pregnancy, familial status, caregiver status, veteran’s status.


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