Tuesday, August 30, 2016
FT Job Opening at Bridges for Recent Grad
Position: Public Service Fellowship – High School Program
Bridges is a rapidly growing community-based organization committed to the long-term success of motivated Baltimore City youth. The program, which currently works with 200 youth ages 9-18 at two sites in Baltimore, seeks one highly motivated recent college graduate / young professional to join our small, hard-working, and innovative team at St. Paul’s School. This person will spend 1 to 3 years as our High School “Public Service Fellow” (PSF), which includes (a) providing on-going one-on-one support to a grade of Bridges high school students, (b) developing & managing high school weekend enrichment activities, and (c) helping students develop life and professional skills via Bridges’ Summer Jobs Program. He/she will work under the guidance of the High School Program Director.
Cover letters and resumes for the "Public Service Fellowship" will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 9/17 and the position will begin in mid-October. The PSF role is a rewarding one, but is also quite demanding. It requires a person who thrives in a fast paced working environment, is optimistic, likes to learn, and seeks excellence in all responsibilities.
-Bridges at St. Paul's School - established 1993
-Bridges at Gilman School - established 2014
The High School PSF will:
- School Year (September – May): Manage and provide one-on-one support to a grade of
Bridges high school students, direct weekend enrichment programs for ninth through twelfth
grade students, and help to manage a tutoring partnership with Loyola University.
- Summer (June – August): Work in the Bridges Summer Jobs Program, helping with Monday
enrichment workshops & providing one-on-one professional development to students.
- Communications (Year-Round): Work with our Communications team to help market our
work via Facebook, newsletters, and our annual Kickball Classic fundraiser.
Why Become a PSF?
Working as a PSF can help to jump-start a career in human services. It can also clarify career
aspirations in education, counseling, public policy, and non-profit management. It’s a great way
to serve others and an opportunity to develop leadership skills that will help in any career path.
The PSF role is a rewarding one, but is also quite demanding. It requires a person who thrives in
a fast paced working environment, is optimistic, likes to learn, and seeks excellence in all
Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:
- Under-graduate degree with a proven record of academic success
- Volunteer / work / leadership experience
- Experience working with urban youth between the ages of 13 and 19
- Success in at least one post-high school leadership role
- We will look favorably upon prior volunteer experience at Bridges
Willingness and Ability To
- Build strong & trusting relationships with students, parents, volunteers, staff, and partners
- Help us improve the organization and our programs
- Grow from failure
- Maintain confidentiality
- Support other projects and assignments that are in the best interest of the organization
- Use existing workplace technology (Excel, Outlook, Word, Dropbox) and adapt to new
applications as needed
- Drive a 14-passenger van (We will train you!)
- Speak publicly
Length of Commitment
- The Public Service Fellow’s first year commitment is Fall 2016 – August 2016.
- Bridges will look favorably upon applicants with an interest in a 2-year commitment.
- Please send a resume with a brief cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/17/16.
- Candidates will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
To Learn More about Bridges
- Web: www.bridgesbaltimore.org
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/bridgesbaltimore
- ‘This Week’ with George Stephanopoulos (May 2015) – 2 minute snapshot of Bridges:
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical demands while performing this job include:
- Hearing: Adequate to perform job duties in person and over the telephone.
- Speaking: Must be able to communicate clearly in person and over the telephone.
- Vision: Visual acuity adequate to perform job duties
- Requires bending, reaching, repetitive hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and
Bridges, Executive Director