Fellowships

Fellowships (15 hrs/wk, 3-6 months) in Operations, Communications & Media, or Economic Development at The Hood Incubator

Fields: racial justice, job training, business, social enterprise, communications

Location: Oakland, California

About the Organization: The Hood Incubator is a community-centered, nationally-focused organization committed to building economic and political power for Black communities. Our mission is to increase the participation of Black and Brown communities in the legal marijuana industry. Through our 3 core areas of work – community organizing, policy advocacy & economic development – we are creating a healthy and sustainable ecosystem of industry access, resources & support that benefits Black and Brown communities. We transform what was once a weapon to harm communities of color into a tool that strengthens us.

About the Position:

Operations

We are looking for a passionate, strategic individual to join The Hood Incubator for three – six months as our Operations Fellow. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with operations, systems, and communications in a non-profit organization focused on equity and racial justice. Reporting directly to the Fellowship Manager, the Operations Fellow will be a critical member of our team by managing the Hood Incubator’s website and database while helping to build out organizational culture and operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage THI website; Use CRM to update, add and edit content to THI website; Monitor analytics to evaluate and improve the site; Help research and build systems and infrastructure related to the website and database – ~50% of time
  • Help to grow and lead internal operations; Work with Co-Directors and Fellowship Manager to create organizational operations manual; Lead at least one documentation project to help create processes and procedure to achieve efficient, organized systems; Provide administrative support to team as needed – ~50% of time
Communications & Media

We are looking for a passionate, strategic individual to join The Hood Incubator for three – six months as our Communications and Media Fellow. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with traditional communications and social media marketing in a non-profit organization focused on equity and racial justice. Reporting directly to the Fellowship Manager, the Communications and Media Fellow will be a critical member of our team by managing the Hood Incubator’s external correspondence and serving as the voice of THI.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to and/or delegate all incoming correspondences to THI inboxes (IG, FB, Gmail, Website, Twitter, Hootsuite)
  • Manage Social Media platforms (IG, FB, Twitter)
    Media and PR Planning (co-develop and implement internal and external messaging for THI through op-eds, press releases, video, photo, and other forms of media)
Economic Development
We are looking for a passionate, strategic individual to join The Hood Incubator for three- six months as our Economic Development Fellow. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience with facilitation, research, and economic policy for a social change organization while promoting marijuana, equity and racial justice. Reporting directly to the Fellowship Manager, the Economic Development Fellow will be a critical member of our programs team by supporting our Accelerator and Apprenticeship programs and setting the groundwork for our future Co-Op project.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provide coordination and support for the Hood Incubator Accelerator; Manage logistics and develop schedule for Accelerator-Mentor meetings; Serve as primary communicator with Accelerator participants and Mentors ~50% of time
Provide coordination and support for the Hood Incubator Apprenticeship program; Recruit business partners to host apprentices; Facilitate and coordinate logistics for Apprenticeship meetings; Serve as primary communicator with Apprenticeship participants ~35% of time

Set the groundwork for Hood Incubator Co-Op Project
Conduct outreach to inform program development
Participant in strategy and visioning meetings to develop program
~15% of time

 

Special Requirements/Qualifications:

  • High attention to detail
  • Knowledge or experience in non-profit administration, operations, facilities or reception
  • Quick learner; self-starter; adaptable; solutions-oriented; self-aware and well-suited to a fast-paced startup environment
  • Demonstrates integrity and strives for excellence in their work
  • Grounded in social/racial justice values
  • Passionate about The Hood Incubator’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and values of The Hood Incubator to external and internal stakeholders
  • Must be Bay-Area based
  • Must be at least age 21

Operations:
1 year experience with CRMs, experience with WIX is a plus

Communications and Media:
1 year background in writing and editing press releases / op-eds
1 year background in professional social media messaging

Economic Development:
1-2 years experience with event or meeting planning and facilitation
1-2 years familiarity with economic development programs and/or policy including co-ops, apprenticeships, incubators, accelerators or other related programs

Estimated Salary: $20/hour, 15 hours/week, 3-6 months

Deadline: August 20, 2018

Apply Here:
Please send a resume and a cover letter to chris@hoodincubator.org explaining your interest in working with The Hood Incubator & how this fellowship fits into your academic and/or career goals.
*Communications and Media Fellow: include 2 writing samples: 1 press release, 1 op-ed or journal entry

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