Continuing Education Fellow - ICCJ
Location: Des Moines, IA
Dates: September 20 - December 10, 2021
Compensation: $600/week stipend
Deadline: July 25, 2021
Due to COVID-19, as a fellow you will work in-person, with some work from home available. FLIA and ICCJ may move the fellowship entirely remote if there is a spike in cases.
Future Leaders in Action Overview:
FLIA cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits and organizations through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.
Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.
Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ) elevates children’s views in custody matters and promotes child-focused solutions through legal representation, education and alternative dispute resolution. ICCJ provides legal representation for children to listen, support and advocate for child-focused resolutions in high-conflict custody cases. They provide divorce workshops for children. Additionally, ICCJ provides alternative dispute resolution including child-focused mediation.
Position Overview and Responsibilities:
You will …
- Develop one continuing education event for family law professionals focusing on children’s refusal to have contact with a parent, and up to three additional events with a child-focused approach to understanding and resolving family law problems
- Build upon existing materials focusing on identified topics including securing presenters and panelists to speak on the topic
- Schedule and coordinate event including determining the date, venue, and format and collecting materials for the event
- Develop a feedback instrument to evaluate event(s)
- Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls and virtual weekly leadership workshops
- Attend leadership training retreat - hybrid of virtual and in-person with local fellows and FLIA
By the end of the fellowship, you will have …
- Developed at least one (up to four) continuing education events for family law professionals
- Developed a feedback instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of the events
- Fundraised $500 (with guidance and support from FLIA)
- Written two blog articles
- Completed final report and video
- Comfortable working with youth
- Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection
- Resourcefulness and initiative
- Passionate about the social sector
- Use patience and tolerance to address problems
- Demonstrate integrity
- Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team
A background check is required after a conditional job offer is made.
Future Leaders in Action is an equal employment opportunity employer, and women, people of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and people with unique lived experience or diverse professional or personal backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.