Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD) has an opening for a Youth Program Fellow working directly with its youth programs including the Young Diplomats Leadership Certificate, the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund, and the International Youth Summit. UCCD seeks a student who can commit a year to this fellowship. This can fulfill university credits in an internship course, independent study course, or similar upon request.
The primary focus of this position will be to help implement the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund. This fund is supported by former Salt Lake City Mayor Jackie Biskupski as a legacy of the United Nations Civil Society Conference held in Salt Lake City in August 2019. The scholarship allows Utah college students to travel to a domestic or international leadership conference. The fellow will support the Youth Program Director with outreach to prospective applicants across Utah, work directly with members of the Selection Committee to screen and interview applicants and work with selected students after they are selected to receive the scholarship.
Additional responsibilities include assisting the Youth Program Director in implementing the Young Diplomats Leadership Certificate that will host 15 Iraqi High School students visiting Utah in July 2023 and 20 South American High School students visiting Utah in April 2024; and the International Youth Summit, a day-long conference scheduled for September 2023.
The applicant should have high energy, enjoy a busy atmosphere, and handle multiple ongoing projects. The position requires a high standard of quality, excellent interpersonal skills, a keen eye for detail, thorough follow-through, initiative, flexibility, and strong computer skills. In addition, successful candidates must be passionate about working for change at a grassroots level and interested in international affairs and cultures.
Position Title: Youth Program Fellow
Position Type: Part-Time, Temporary
Compensation: $15.00 per hour
Commitment: One full year; 47 weeks
Benefits: Mileage reimbursement for work-related travel
Flexible time off except July, September, and April
Hours: A weekly commitment of 10-15 hours per week is required
Must be available for in-office work in Murray at least 2 days a week with some evening and weekend work required
Youth Program Responsibilities:
- Learn about and contribute to the administration of the Global Leaders Scholarship Fund, and act as a point of contact for potential applicants. Work closely with the Youth Director while the scholarship is implemented
- Conduct program outreach to identify applicants for the scholarship and participants in other youth programs – learn speaking and presenting skills with the support of UCCD staff
- Opportunities to learn nonprofit management. Attend monthly committee meetings as part of the scholarship management; work with Committee Chair and Vice-Chair to report on scholarship activities. Network with each Committee member
- Learn budget management skills with support of UCCD staff
- Maintain applications, travel records, and financial information using Salesforce. Trained and supported by UCCD staff
- Organize interviews for scholarship applicants, learn how interviews are evaluated
- Follow up with program participants to evaluate and report on outcomes.
- Assist UCCD in hosting the International Youth Summit
- Assist Youth Director with other necessary tasks related to UCCD’s Youth Programs, including resource research, arranging cultural activities, arranging catering, running errands, etc.
- Meet regularly with the Youth Director to discuss scholarship activities and upcoming tasks Opportunities for mentorship if interest
- Attend meetings with additional international visiting groups, if interested
- Provide administrative support, as necessary
- Work authorization in the U.S.
- Pursuing or graduated from a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Relations, Political Science, Area Studies, or related field; practical work experience in fields of international impact, nonprofit work, program management, or related work preferred
- Knowledge of international affairs and dedication to intercultural awareness
- Knowledge of local community organizations and current issues (local and global)
- Impeccable attention to detail, able to follow instructions with precision, and highly organized
- Adheres to the highest standards of protocol, business etiquette, and diplomacy in all interactions Respect for differences in cultural, social, political, and religious viewpoints
- Commitment to teamwork
- Able to simultaneously manage multiple projects
- Positive and outgoing attitude
- Self-starter; able to work with little supervision
- Strong writing/editing and verbal communication skills
- Moderate level of computer proficiency
- Ability to analyze and think critically, resourceful
- Honest and able to exercise discretion and diplomacy with all internal and external stakeholders
- Commitment to advancing causes of diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice