Organization: Bridges Baltimore (at St. Paul’s School)
Position: Public Service Fellowship – High School Program
Anticipated start date: Late October 2019
Resumes and cover letters due: September 10, 2019
Bridges is a youth development program committed to the long-term success of motivated young people in Baltimore City and to providing life-changing volunteer opportunities to independent school students. Our team of 12 currently serves 284 Baltimore City youth ages 9-22 and 186 independent high school volunteers per year via two program sites – Bridges at St. Paul’s School (est. 1993) & Bridges at Gilman School (est. 2014) – on a budget of $1.3mm. Click HERE for a national news segment on our work.
We are seeking one highly motivated recent college graduate / young professional to join our small, hard-working, and innovative team. This person will spend 1-2 years leading programs and helping to change the lives of the motivated young people we serve. The “High School Public Service Fellow” (PSF) will join our site at St. Paul's School (Brooklandville, MD) in late October of 2019. He/she will work under the guidance of the High School Program Director.
The High School PSF will:
School Year (September – May): Provide one-on-one support, develop and lead weekend enrichment events, and manage an after-school tutoring space for high school students
Summer (June – August): Support high school students in the Summer Jobs program by providing one-on-one professional development, developing and leading enrichment workshops, and evaluating students and job partners
Communications (Year-Round): Work with our Communications team to help market our work via social media and special events.
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 responsibilities.
Ideal candidates will meet the following criteria:
Undergraduate degree with a proven record of academic success
Volunteer / work / leadership experience
Experience working with urban youth between the ages of 8 and 18
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
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!)
Length of Commitment
The Public Service Fellow’s first year commitment is October 2019– August 2020.
Bridges will look favorably upon applicants with an interest in a 2-year commitment.
Compensation and Benefits
Salary & benefits are competitive for this full-time position
Please send a resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org September 10, 2019. Candidates will be reviewed and interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.
Cover Letter Notes: Please answer the following 3 questions in under 750 words:
Where do you have experience in the desired background for this role?
What’s one area where you would need to grow / learn to be successful?
Why are you applying for this role?
File Labeling Notes: Please name files in the following formats:
For Resume - “PSF-Last Name, First Name - r”
For Cover Letters - “PSF-Last Name, First Name - cl” To Learn More about Bridges
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, hand movements, standing, walking, squatting and sitting
About Bridges at St. Paul's School
St. Paul’s is an independent, Episcopal, college preparatory day school, coeducational for grades K-4 and all boys for grades 5-12, located 20 minutes north of downtown Baltimore. An International Baccalaureate World School that enrolls 758 students from across the Baltimore metropolitan area, St. Paul's emphasizes critical thinking, interdisciplinary study, independent research, and engagement with cultures around the world. Service learning is a cornerstone of the School's mission. St. Paul's strives to find balance between academics, athletics, and arts fostered by a strong sense of community on campus.