The Associate Civic Fellows Program is a prestigious one-year opportunity for college graduates to develop leadership skills and have a lasting, positive impact on Chicago. Within the context of a structured learning environment, Associate Civic Fellows gain first-hand leadership and networking experience. One half of the fellow’ time will be devoted to special projects assisting Civic Consulting’s executive leadership team and one half will be devoted to administrative support. Special Projects will consist of assignments, such as:
Research in support of Civic Consulting’s key focus areas
Organizing strategic planning sessions
Leading communications efforts including website
Recruiting to bring the best talent to support effective urban change
Coordinating partnerships with Chicago’s business leaders and civic leaders
Researching foundations and drafting proposals to secure grants.
Administrative projects may include:
Arranging and managing events (e.g., audio-visual, location, participants, refreshments)
PowerPoint presentation development
Document production, copying, faxing, printing
Database contact and project records
Correspondence, messenger, errands
Project start and close-out.
Have excellent presentation skills – Fellows will make regular presentations on work status to the entire Civic Consulting staff, and periodic presentations to clients
Be able to think on their feet
Fit in with the team; determine missing elements in team and fill them without getting discouraged
Be outgoing, eager to help in small office
Be able to multi-task, and deal with ambiguity
Demonstrate significant analytic skills
Be able to work comfortably with a wide variety of people at different levels within an organization
Be proficient in Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Have a strong desire to help make Chicago a great, global city.
Associate Civic Fellows commit a minimum of one year. Compensation is $29,500 annually. Excellent vacation and benefits.