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Dr. Reatha Clark King Fellow

Employment Status: Temporary, full-time, two-year fellowship

Department: Community Impact

Reports to: Director of Systems Change

Salary: $46,000 – $56,000 (hourly wage of $22.12 – $26.92/hour) based on experience and qualifications + benefits

How to Apply: Send resume and cover letter to:

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Supervises: N/A

Location: Hybrid work environment. Office requirement is approximately 25%. As a community foundation with a statewide focus, community context is an integral aspect of creating effective marketing and narrative shifting strategies to achieve the Foundation’s mission. As such, the incumbent to this position should reside within the state of Minnesota.


The Dr. Reatha Clark King Fellow, a two-year paid fellowship, plays a central role in the coordination and management of the Women’s Foundation’s Young Women’s Initiative of Minnesota (YWI MN). YWI MN is a public-private partnership between the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota and the Governor’s Office of the State of Minnesota. Led and driven by young women, in partnership with philanthropy, policymakers, nonprofits, and corporations, YWI MN seeks to ensure that all young women (ages 12-24) have equal opportunity, access, and resources to lead safe and prosperous lives.

The Fellow works independently and collaboratively with Foundation staff and other key partners to plan, manage, and implement activities in the following areas: program development, research and
evaluation, meeting design and coordination, grant/contract management, grant and report writing, and publications/materials development. Other responsibilities serving as liaison and representative at
meetings, and establishing and maintaining partnerships to advance YWI MN. The Fellow position requires nonprofit knowledge and interest in youth development as well as excellent project
management, analytical, interpersonal, organizational, writing skills, and the exercise of extensive discretion and independent judgment.

See more about WFMN’s Intern + Fellow program.

Primary Responsibilities

Integrated Program Management: Program, Development, and Communications for YWI MN

  • Participate in long- and short-term program development and planning for YWI MN and Phase II YWI.
  • Develop and effectively manage program timelines to ensure timely completion of program deliverables of YWI MN.
  • Manage Young Women’s Cabinet program and YWI MN policy initiatives.
  • Manage relationships with external contractors (Korwin Consulting, YWCA St. Paul, Wilder Foundation) including monitoring program activities to ensure quality and accuracy of YWI MN outcomes, and contractual and grant commitments.
  • Manage and coordinate meetings for a variety of partners and stakeholders.
  • Develop publications, grant applications, and reports through collaborative writing and editing.
  • Track relevant activities in youth development, gender and racial equity, and related fields to inform YWI MN.
  • Identify partnership and funding opportunities and promote relationship-building among YWI MN and other organizations, agencies, and/or individuals.
  • Lead outreach and community engagement to recruit program participants for YWI MN programs.
  • Co-create and manage WFMN alumni engagement program, including WFMN Innovators, Young Women’s Cabinet, Interns, and Fellows.
  • Co-develop and disseminate programmatic and marketing materials.
  • Develop PowerPoint presentations and other materials for use during program-related events.
  • Develop written and online tools for programmatic use, including survey and evaluation instruments.
  • Manage WFMN Innovators microgrant program.
  • Serve as programmatic liaison to external partners, including representing the Foundation and YWI MN at national, regional, and local meetings.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • Participate as an active member of the Foundation staff by working collaboratively with other staff members; and by communicating openly and honestly with staff and volunteers.
  • Attend Women’s Foundation of Minnesota events, as required and/or as requested.
  • Perform all other projects and tasks as assigned by the Director of Systems Change.
  • Support Director of Systems Change with scheduling.
  • Assist Program Officer and Grants Manager in grants management duties as needed.
  • Ensures the application of an intersectional lens (gender, race, geography, equity) to each project, reflective of the depth and breadth of the Women’s Foundation’s mission and commitment to gender and racial equity.

Job Specifications

Desired Education and Experience

  • Minimum three to four years experience working on youth development, nonprofit program management, community organizing, and/or community-based issues.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent education and experience.
  • Successful ability to work with diverse individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Asian American and Pacific Islander, young women from Greater Minnesota, LGBTQ+ youth, and young women with disabilities on complex community issues.
  • Successful track record of commitment to and work with young women and girls.
  • Knowledge of and interest in technical assistance and communications.
  • Willingness to engage in continuous learning and training.
  • Demonstrated professional and political aptitude.
  • Experience and comfort using PC computers, Microsoft products (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel), the Internet, and a commitment to learn and become proficient in Raiser’s Edge and GE Fusion databases.
  • Commitment to gender and racial equity, including actively participating in WFMNs learning culture in diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Ability to apply an intersectional lens (gender, race and ethnicity, geography, additional identities) to each project to ensure WFMN commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrates initiative and a solution-focused attitude while positively contributing to our team work environment.
  • Ability to understand and take direction and ask questions as needed to clarify work.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and methodical.
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills and relationship-building skills to effectively work with a diverse variety of people and personalities.
  • Self-initiated and able to plan and manage own work. Able to solve routine problems independently.
  • Learn new skills quickly and develop abilities as necessary to support an evolving program.
  • Understand confidential nature of organization information and maintains confidences.
  • Work as an effective and proactive team-player.
  • Sense of Humor.
  • Passion for the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota’s mission.

Physical Requirements Necessary to Perform This Job

  • Hear and speak in order to use telephone and communicate with people both in and out of the office environment.
  • Sit at desk for extended periods, as well as move around office area repeatedly throughout the day.
  • Apply manual dexterity for computer keyboarding and office equipment use.
  • Ability to view a computer screen and use computers for long periods of time.
  • Visual ability to review detailed reports and information.
  • Physical ability to move around office area repeatedly throughout the day.
  • Flexible work hours requiring work in excess of 40 hours/week when necessary.
  • Must have reliable transportation to visit off-site locations in Minnesota.
  • Able to perform in-state overnight travel.

Tools and Equipment Used

  • Incumbent must be able to use multi-line telephone, calculator, copy machines, facsimile machines, computers, postage machine, and other office equipment.
  • Able to become proficient in MS Office Suite of software as well as fundraising, publishing and research applications.