Rainier Valley Corps Fellowship: Infrastructure and Coalition Development


Southeast Seattle Education Coalition is recruiting for a Rainier Valley Corps Fellow. We are one of ten inaugural sites to host a Fellow. More about Rainier Valley Corps can be found here.

We are recruiting for a Fellow to support our infrastructure and coalition growth, including researching and designing a donor and member database, grant prospect research, and special projects for the coalition.

Fellows will apply their education and skills to strengthen the organizational capacity, reach, and effectiveness of their host organization. As an RVC fellow, you will work hand-in-hand with community leaders on real problems, building skills, connections, and experiences that will propel you forward in a career in nonprofit leadership that will drive social change and community impact.

Applicants must meet the following minimum standards of eligibility:

  • Possess a Bachelor’s Degree OR have at least four (4) dedicated years of work and/or volunteer experience in the nonprofit sector.
  • Culturally and linguistically reflect the community in which they will be working.
  • Demonstrate passion for community work and social justice, and intent to stay and advance in the nonprofit field.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Be prepared to work full-time (40+ hours per week) at a CBO Partner organization from September 2015 to August 2016.
  • A criminal history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being selected as a Fellow. However, some CBO positions may not be open to applicants with certain kinds of criminal record. Applicants should expect to consent to a criminal background report as part of the interview and selection process.


  • Living stipend: $20,800 annually
  • Additional stipend: Up to $4,000 completion bonus in the form of an education award
  • Support for health insurance
  • 18 days paid time off
  • Training and mentorship in nonprofit management, leadership, community organizing and advocacy, and cultural dynamics.


  • $20,800/year paid position, with possibility of renewal the second year.
  • Up to $4,000 Education Award upon completion.
  • Health benefits or assistance for existing coverage.
  • Be part of a strong network among your incoming cohort of fellows, with other nonprofit leaders in Seattle.
  • Receive culturally responsive mentorship.
  • Receive leadership, nonprofit management, advocacy, and cultural dynamics/history of place training through structured workshops/seminars.
  • Many other social and professional building opportunities beyond the fellowship!

To apply, please submit your application via email to programs@rainiervalleycorps.org and erin@allfivesinfive.org no later than 5 p.m. on June 15, 2015.

Please review the full application packet before applying.

Your application e-mail must include the following items as a single PDF attachment:

1. A completed copy of this personal information form including your preferences for CBO placement.

2. Your resume and cover letter.

3. At least one and up to three letters of reference. (Note: RVC understands that many leaders in our community do not speak and write English as a first language. If your reference is not comfortable with this format, please contact us to inquire about an accommodation.)

4. Responses to the essay questions from the main application. Each response should be no longer than 500 words. (1) What do you think is the greatest challenge facing communities of color today and how would you address it? (2) What is your vision for a more perfect Rainier Valley in ten years? Drawing on your experiences, strengths, and passion, what would your role be in achieving that vision?


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