Community Engagement Classification Fellow – Dwight Hall at Yale
Mentor: Mark Fopeano, Director of Programming and Evaluation
Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice, seeks a dynamic Community Engagement Classification Fellow who is passionate about the practice of university community-centered engagement to achieve social change. This position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to explore career opportunities in community engagement, data strategy, or higher education administration while developing skills in developing strong partnerships, advancing systems for data collection, and planning effective programming.
The Fellow will conduct an analysis of the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective university designation that characterizes the nature of collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global). This analysis will seek to understand the framework for previous cycles, then will closely analyze requirements for the upcoming 2024 cycle timeline. As a result of this understanding, the Fellow will propose a data framework to further assess Yale University’s readiness for application.
In accordance with this deeper understanding of the Classification and armed with a possible data framework, the Fellow will then conduct a stakeholder analysis of Yale University. The net result will be an understanding of university community engagement within the framework of the Carnegie Classification, and where possible, data about that community engagement. Where possible, the Fellow will begin to establish relationships and will seek to understand how Dwight Hall can supplement current work being done on a programmatic level.
In the final phase of this project, the Fellow will prepare a final paper outlining an overall strategy for Dwight Hall at Yale to support, encourage, and lead a process for Yale University to apply for and secure the Carnegie Classification for Community Engagement. These findings will include a breakdown of the Classification and its requirements, a sustainable data framework, current university stakeholders, and specific strategy recommendations for collaboration.
In collaboration, the Fellow may also contribute to the project work of the University Community Engagement Fellow, a proposed Fellow working towards a fully synthesized database of university-based community partners.
Virtual/remote work is possible for this Fellowship according to University COVID-19 status.
Additional Preferred Qualifications
- Appreciation of, and enthusiasm for, survey/interview design and data collection.
- Previous experience with (or strong desire to learn) Salesforce.
- Strong background in community engagement (service or experiential learning).
- September 6, 2021- September 24, 2021: Weekly GPE Info Sessions
- September 26, 2021: Applications deadline (11:59pm ET). Please submit a resume and a cover letter customized to this fellowship
- November 19, 2021: Interview and award notification to selected fellows
- December 13, 2021 – January 14, 2022: New fellows onboarding
- January 18, 2022: Suggested fellowship start date
Note- Positions with limited applicants may have deadlines extended by 3 weeks to October 17, 2021.
- Eligibility: Fellows must be currently matriculated, Yale doctoral students in years 1-6* of their studies during the fellowship.
- Term: Fellows work at a Yale host organization under the guidance of the host mentor for 5-7 hours per week over the course of 13-15 weeks during the 2022 Spring Term
- Stipend: Fellows will receive $1,500 for Spring 2022 fellowships.
- Please note: The GPE Fellowship does not count towards the fulfillment of your teaching requirement. For more information on teaching requirements, please see the GSAS website.
* 7th-year students with COVID-related funding extensions from GSAS are eligible to apply.