We are currently hiring for the following positions:
The New York Community Trust (The Trust), the community foundation for the New York area, is offering three fellowships for full-time graduate students. The Trust, established in 1924, is one of the largest and oldest community foundations in the United States. With assets approaching $3 billion, it makes grants in three program areas: Healthy Lives, Promising Futures, and Thriving Communities. Each year, The Trust makes approximately $220 million in grants for research, advocacy, and service delivery.
The Fellow will work on grants that develop the strengths of families and young people; improve their living and working conditions; and improve family and child welfare services; support efforts to improve the City’s public schools and increase access to justice; and prepare New Yorkers for employment in growing sectors of the economy.
The Fellow will work on grants to sustain strong communities and create housing and economic opportunities in low-income neighborhoods; promote diversity in the arts; expand access for artists and audiences; strengthen arts management and arts advocacy; improve arts education in the public schools; support preservation in low-income and minority communities and the boroughs outside of Manhattan; and help restore historic places that represent significant and overlooked aspects of City history.
The Fellow will work on grants for biomedical research, health, behavioral health, and special populations: children with disabilities, elders, the blind and visually impaired, and people with developmental disabilities. S/he also will work on grants to expand open space and parks; reclaim the waterfront and brownfields; reduce toxins in New York City; and address climate change, biological diversity, and the reduction of toxins hazardous to human health.
The three Fellows will be exposed to all areas of Trust grantmaking: proposal review, grant investigation and analysis, writing grant recommendations, and reviewing reports. A major responsibility is monitoring grantee performance and writing interim and final progress reports. Candidates must have strong writing skills; a background in one or more of the focus areas; an ability to conduct meetings with grantees; the capacity to work independently and in a timely manner; and function within a professional office environment.
Email, as a single PDF document, your resume, cover letter, and short writing sample to Janet Reynolds-Fletcher at email@example.com. Resume, cover letter, and writing sample submitted as separate documents will not be considered. Writing samples should be between 500 and 1500 words. In the subject line please put your Name and the Fellowship # for which you are submitting the application; you may only apply for one position.
Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019.