Company: American Friends Service Committee
Posted on: September 20, 2022
Status: Part-Time, Non-Exempt, Specific Term (30 hours per week
until August 30th 2023)
Location: Fresno, CA (open to residents in surrounding areas such
as Merced, Madera, Fresno, and Tulare )
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
SUMMARY OF POSITION AND PRINCIPAL RESPONSIBILITIES
ArteVism Fellows for the Pan Valley Institute (PVI) are part of the
Strengthening California's Central Valley Youth of Color Leadership
through the Intersection of the Arts and Civic Engagement
The two ArteVism Fellows will collaborate with PVI alumni and area
youth of color in a series of actions such as educational
campaigns, round tables, dialogues, theater, and art installations.
In collaboration with the ArteVism Team, Fellows will offer youth
of color opportunities for building awareness, reviving, and
continuing the legacy of social movements in the Central Valley.
The fellow's work will enable immigrants and refugees to move one
more step towards continuing to reshape the Central Valley's
political landscape and enhancing its cultural vitality.
* Cultural Organizing and Outreach
* Working closely with PVI staff, Fellows will coordinate and
support alumni and youth of color from the Central Valley to
develop and implement several events and exhibits. Fellows
* Participate in a two-day residential gathering for mapping the
program implementation including a timeline.
* Lead four visits to communities of PVI alumni, exploring
possibilities to strengthening existing youth networks, build new
relationships and deepen understanding of the Central Valley's
social, political, and cultural landscape.
* Assist in the implementation of four presentations of the
* Code Switch created by Joshua Slack, ArteVism alumni.
* Organize two roundtables addressing voter suppression issues
between emerging and veteran leaders of the Central Valleys' social
* Finalize the multimedia exhibit illustrating the history of
racism in Central Valley and its impact on communities of
* Recruit, coordinate, and convene a Learning Group composed of
youth of color from the Central Valley who will guide and engage in
PVI events and forums throughout the year.
* At least 1 year of leadership experience from within Central
Valley's immigrant, refugee, and other disenfranchised communities.
This experience is broadly defined and includes working within
communities to organize cultural event or engage in social
* Recent engagement and experience in promoting and implementing
activities that connect culture, creative expression, and active
* Experience organizing teams to accomplish an event or series of
* Some experience organizing educational initiatives to address
racism in Central Valley.
* Can share analysis of the cultural, economic, political, and
social impacts that have shaped Central Valley immigrant and
OTHER REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
* Have a commitment to community and social change work.
* Ability to build relationships across ethnicities.
* Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills.
* Commitment to ending discrimination and exclusion based on race,
class, legal status, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
* Dependable, flexible, creative, and possess initiative with a
sense of humor-the ability to work well under pressure and adapt
quickly to changing situations and priorities.
* Demonstrated experience with computer applications including
Microsoft Office, FileMaker Pro, and Creative Suite.
* Ability to work using consensus as the preferred decision-making
* Willingness and ability to work some evenings, weekends, and
travel locally throughout the Central Valley, State of California,
and eventually nationally may require staying overnight. Must
possess a valid driver's license.
* Commitment to the faith-based principles and guidelines that
define the work of AFSC, including a commitment to nonviolence,
equality, anti-oppression work, and a belief in the intrinsic worth
of every individual.
* Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and
compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American
Friends Service Committee.
COMPENSATION: $24 per hour, 30 hours a week; - Non-Exempt -
Comprehensive medical and hospitalization plan; term life, accident
and salary continuation insurances, defined benefit pension plan,
plus fringe benefits; participation in unemployment and worker's
compensation and social security.
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative
Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged
to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.
AFSC maintains a deep commitment to a mandate of care for our staff
and communities, and thus requires vaccination for COVID-19; as
well as adherence to social distancing, masking, and office
AFSC's Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are
unionized workplaces. This position is represented.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free
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