University Community Engagement Fellow – Dwight Hall at Yale
Mentor: Johnny Scafidi, Director of Community Outreach and Engagement
Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice, seeks a dynamic University Community Engagement Fellow who is passionate about the practice of community-centered engagement to achieve social change. This position is ideal for a candidate who wishes to explore career opportunities in community engagement, the not-for-profit sector, or higher education administration while developing skills in coordinating outreach, developing strong partnerships, advancing systems for data collection, and planning effective programming.
The Fellow will conduct a landscape assessment of community-facing programs, centers, and institutes within Yale University, synthesize data collection within Dwight Hall’s Salesforce database, and strengthen communication between Dwight Hall and these entities. The Fellow will be supervised by Dwight Hall’s Director of Community Outreach and will work collaboratively with multiple staff members with opportunities for additional mentorship from Dwight Hall’s Director of Programming and Evaluation, Communications and Alumni Engagement Associate, and Executive Director.
In alignment with Dwight Hall’s strategic vision, the Fellow’s work will be instrumental in building collaborative partnerships between Dwight Hall and University-based partners. These partners within Yale include departments that offer academic credit for community-based engagement and/or research, programs or centers that provide services to external communities, policy research organizations, institutes focused on national or global initiatives aligned with UN sustainable development goals, etc. Dwight Hall seeks to add value to existing outreach efforts and support planning of new initiatives by incorporating community-oriented design, sharing best practices, and offering training and/or program development resources. The Fellow will help assess needs for support and indicate relevant resources that Dwight Hall might extend to University-based partners.
In collaboration, the Fellow may also contribute to the development of a white paper or memorandum on Yale’s qualification and suitability for the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that characterizes the nature of collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global).
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.