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Young Invincibles

MW Campus Outreach Fellow

Regional – Chicago , Illinois
Department Regional
Employment Type Fellow - Temp
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Position Description:

Young Invincibles (YI), a national organization dedicated to amplifying the voices of young adults in the political process, seeks a part-time Midwest Campus Outreach Fellow to join our Chicago team. This position is starting in September 2018 and will last up to a full academic year and will require seven to ten hours a week. The position is intended for a current undergraduate student at a two-year or four-year college.

Principal Responsibilities:

The Midwest Campus Outreach Fellow is responsible for building Young Invincibles’ network at two-year and four-year campuses across Illinois. This fellow plays a critical role in engaging local students to have a voice in our three core policy areas: higher education access, health care access, and youth jobs access. This will include building connections with student leaders, developing relationships with campus administrators, coordinating campus events including organizing, leading training, and recruiting peers to events and assessing the needs of the community. The ideal candidate has community outreach experience, is an experienced organizer and leader, is able to mobilize young adults for powerful strategic action in a political environment, and can effectively represent the organization with students and campus administrators.

Required Skills:

  • Experience representing and advocating for students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Excellent communication skills – engaging and motivating to peers; confident with public speaking and moving people to take action.
  • A passion for Young Invincibles’ mission.
  • Ability and willingness to work in a fast-paced work environment and a start-up atmosphere, with a good deal of self-direction.
  • Must thrive on change, innovation, and teamwork.

The following are a plus but not requirements:

  • Familiarity with Illinois state policy.
  • Interest in communications or social media work.
  • Spanish language skills

Position reports to Midwest Organizing Coordinator

To Apply: Please apply for this position by completing this application MW Campus Outreach Fellow

About Young Invincibles:

Young Invincibles (“YI”) is a non-profit working to expand opportunity for young Americans ages 18 to 34 and amplify the voice of our generation in the national political conversation. Founded by and for young adults in the summer of 2009 during the debate over health care reform, YI has quickly grown into a leading voice for young people on the issues healthcare, higher education, and employment. The organization has achieved major successes in areas ranging from the regulation of college health plans to Pell grants and has successfully engaged hundreds of thousands of young adults online, through a network of over 100 partner organizations.

Young Invincibles is an equal employment opportunity employer and strongly encourages diverse candidates to apply. Young Invincibles does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, medical condition including genetic characteristics, mental or physical disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, (including transgender status), weight, height, linguistic characteristics (such as accent and limited English proficiency, where not substantially job-related), citizenship status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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  • Location
    Chicago , Illinois
  • Department
    Regional
  • Employment Type
    Fellow - Temp
  • Minimum Experience
    Entry-level
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