Paid Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management
The Office of Community Enhancement & Engagement announces the third year of Paid Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management for Grinnell College undergraduates at six Grinnell area non-profits:
- Claude W. and Dolly Ahrens Foundation
- Grinnell Area Arts Council
- Grinnell Area Chamber of Commerce
- Office of Community Enhancement and Engagement
- Imagine Grinnell
- Poweshiek Iowa Development (POW I-80)
The Community Enhancement Apprenticeships in Non-Profit Management are intended to support and create stronger connections between Grinnell's key development organizations while offering a unique professional development opportunity for current students. Successful applicants will work one-on-one with the executive management of one of these six host organizations, gaining hands-on experience with day-to-day non-profit operations, developing skills and insight into non-profit management and contributing meaningfully to community enhancement efforts in Grinnell.
Apprentices will be paid $8.50/hour (“Category II” Student Employment). Please contact the office of Community Enhancement & Engagement with any questions.
Commitment, continuity and reliability are critically important for these apprenticeships. Please make sure you understand the expectations when you apply.
- Apprenticeships are a full year long. This allows non-profit executives to dedicate time to your training and professional development and gives you the time you need to make meaningful contributions to the organization. (August 26, 2013 - August 2, 2014)
- School Breaks. To give you an intensive experience on-site at your place of work, you will work over several breaks during the school year. Additional hours may be arranged in conjunction with your host organization.
Fall Break: There is no work commitment over Fall Break.
Winter Break: Apprentices are expected to work 40 hours over Winter Break.
Spring Break: Apprentices are expected to work 20 hours over Spring Break.
- Orientation/Start Date. Arriving early back to campus allows you time to get oriented to your host organization before school begins. Apprentices should plan to return to campus one week early in order to have an orientation with all of the directors and apprentices and work on site until classes begin.
- During the school year you will work 12-15 hours per week.
- During the summer you will work 20-40 hours per week depending upon your employer. Some host organizations may wish to significantly increase your hours during the summer at their own expense. This is not guaranteed, but will be determined between you and the organization. Likely factors influencing this decision will be your performance to date, the expected work load for that time period and the organization’s budget capacity.
Additional Job Requirements
In addition to the 12-15 hours per week with your host organization, you will also be required to meet weekly with the other apprentices and report on your experiences to the office of Community Enhancement & Engagement and your host organization.
- Weekly Lunch Meetings. The apprentices will meet weekly as a group to exchange experiences, programming ideas and explore other professional development opportunities. Minutes of those meetings will be distributed to host organizations. You will lunch on your own time, but you will be provided with a weekly lunch allowance so that, as a group, you may meet downtown to become more familiar with the community.
- Year-end report. At the end of the year, you will be required to submit a short report about your experiences which will be made available to the office of Community Enhancement & Engagement and your host organization.
As an apprentice, you will be responsible for your own transportation to the host organization’s office location and your weekly downtown meetings.
Please refer to the FAQ page for answers to some frequently asked questions.
- Applications. The 2013 Apprenticeship Program application is now available as a fillable pdf: 2013-14 Apprentice Application Fillable. Please note that applicants who do not have a full version of Adobe Acrobat may have trouble saving responses into this pdf. The application is also available as a Microsoft Word document: 2013-2014 Apprentice Application - Word Doc
- Deadline/Timeline. Applications are still being accepted for the 2013-2014 apprentice postion at Poweshiek Iowa Development. This position will remain open until filled.
- Application Address. Submit completed applications via email to Melissa Strovers (email@example.com). Applications may also be submitted in person to Donnette Ellis on the first floor of the Old Glove Factory (733 Broad Street).
- Downloadable brochure. A trifold brochure containing program details and application guidelines for the upcoming year.