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Social Enterprise Greenhouse Intern

SEG Community Outreach & Communications VISTA

SEG Central Falls Program Development VISTA

Our goal is to have staff with a diverse background, education, experience, and set of ideas. We believe in creating an inclusive environment for all employees because the more equitable we are, the better our work will be. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all applicants and employees regardless of their age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, we will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals who are pregnant or have a disability.



Social Enterprise Greenhouse Intern 

We have a robust internship program and take on about a dozen interns in the fall, spring, and summer. Talented individuals can intern with us or with ventures we work with. Learn more here.



SEG Community Outreach & Communications VISTA 

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) helps grow businesses that change lives, harnessing the creative energy of its entrepreneurs to cultivate high-impact, purpose-driven, and financially sustainable businesses. SEG also fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. Our rapidly growing and highly committed team offers a comprehensive menu of services including:

  • Business development services including workshops, an Incubator program, an Accelerator program, and later stage customized strategy support;
  • The SEG Hub, a coworking and community space;
  • A loan fund and accompanying technical assistance;
  • A Talent Matchmaking program to engage students in learning about and supporting social enterprises.

About Americorps VISTA
SEG’s AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship is a full-time, post-graduate service and fellowship opportunity hosted through the Swearer Center at Brown University. VISTA fellows are matched with a local non-profit to build capacity in agencies fighting poverty. The fellowship provides high-impact professional development and training that enhances VISTA Fellows’ personal and professional skills to advance their careers. Trainings cover data analysis, community organizing, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising, project management and other capacity-building roles VISTA members typically perform.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Biweekly Living Allowance
  • End-of-Service Award
  • Healthcare Benefit  
  • Childcare if eligible 
  • Travel allowance 
  • Reduction of Education Costs  
  • Professional Development  
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status

About the Position
Under the supervision of the Program Director and Communications Director, this VISTA will work with SEG staff to increase scale and reach in communities in and around Providence to our target audience: those from under-served, marginalized populations in order to support poverty alleviation through social enterprise. The VISTA will also partner with other sites to support the launch of new programming in Providence to improve the effectiveness of SEG’s mission and ensure awareness and engagement with communities. Spanish fluency is preferred but not required for the position.

This position will be accountable for the following goals:

  • Developing outreach plan to broaden SEG’s reach among community-based organizations and stakeholders in new communities including Spanish-speaking communities. 
  • Developing new resources and materials for external and internal communications and programs
  • Building relationships, awareness and partnerships with relevant community organizations and underserved neighborhoods.
  • Supporting all SEG social media and promotion efforts (English and Spanish ideally)
  • Adapting SEG’s programs and services to the opportunities and needs of underserved communities based on community outreach
  • Supporting all components of launch of new programming in Providence including recruitment, volunteer management, and program delivery (English and Spanish ideally).
  • Building pipeline of new participants and program volunteers
  • Incorporating principles of equity and inclusion in all efforts

Eligibility

Eligible candidates for the Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship will be:

  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • At least 18 years old
  • A college graduate (a minimum of a Bachelor’s)

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a nonprofit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment 
  • Spanish fluency preferred but not required

How to Apply

Applications are rolling, so apply now via the link​ ​here

*Please indicate in the “interests” section that you are interested in the specific SEG position 

For more information and to apply, please visit
swearer.brown.edu/vista
Contact: ​Nadia Amaghou, Program Manager, Community Partnership: nadia_amaghou@brown.edu​ or (401) 863-1024 



SEG Central Falls Program Development VISTA 

About Social Enterprise Greenhouse
Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Social Enterprise Greenhouse (SEG) helps grow businesses that change lives, harnessing the creative energy of its entrepreneurs to cultivate high-impact, purpose-driven, and financially sustainable businesses. SEG also fosters an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. Our rapidly growing and highly committed team offers a comprehensive menu of services including:

  • Business development services including workshops, an Incubator program, an Accelerator program, and later stage customized strategy support;
  • The SEG Hub, a coworking and community space;
  • A loan fund and accompanying technical assistance;
  • A Talent Matchmaking program to engage students in learning about and supporting social enterprises.

About Americorps VISTA
SEG’s AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship is a full-time, post-graduate service and fellowship opportunity hosted through the Swearer Center at Brown University. VISTA fellows are matched with a local non-profit to build capacity in agencies fighting poverty. The fellowship provides high-impact professional development and training that enhances VISTA Fellows’ personal and professional skills to advance their careers. Trainings cover data analysis, community organizing, volunteer management, grant writing, fundraising, project management and other capacity-building roles VISTA members typically perform.

Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Biweekly Living Allowance
  • End-of-Service Award
  • Healthcare Benefit  
  • Childcare if eligible 
  • Travel allowance 
  • Reduction of Education Costs  
  • Professional Development  
  • Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status

About the Position
Under the supervision of the SEG Pawtucket/Central Falls Program Director, this VISTA will support the development of SEG’s first Spanish language Accelerator, ensuring our entrepreneurship programs are culturally appropriate and relevant for communities and participants of Central Falls. The VISTA will support small business development for those from under-served, marginalized populations, thereby supporting poverty alleviation through social enterprise. In addition, the VISTA will develop an outreach and recruitment strategy for engaging the community members into various SEG programs through face to face interviews and creating a bilingual marketing and communications plan. Spanish fluency is required.

This position will be accountable for the following goals:

  • Adapting the Accelerator curriculum to the context of Central Falls, interview program participants to assess their needs, and support matching them with SEG’s network of volunteer advisors
  • Developing new business support resources with a focus on Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs. Translate existing SEG resources when appropriate.
  • Creating a bilingual outreach and recruitment plan for the Accelerator to broaden SEG’s reach among community-based organizations and stakeholders, utilizing both English and Spanish media outlets 
  • Building relationships, awareness and partnerships with relevant community organizations and underserved neighborhoods.
  • Building pipeline of Spanish-speaking participants and program volunteers
  • Drafting a Community Assessment for possible program expansion in the Cape Verdean community, including interviewing potential stakeholders to understand their needs and interests
  • Incorporating principles of equity and inclusion in all efforts

Eligibility

Eligible candidates for the Brown University AmeriCorps VISTA Fellowship will be:

  • A U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • At least 18 years old
  • A college graduate (a minimum of a Bachelor’s)

Qualifications:

  • Experience working with a nonprofit
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Able to work in a dynamic environment 
  • Spanish fluency required

How to Apply

Applications are rolling, so apply now via the link​ ​here

*Please indicate in the “interests” section that you are interested in the SEG position
Fellowship start date is ​August 17, 2020​. For more information and to apply please visit
swearer.brown.edu/vista
Contact: ​Nadia Amaghou, Program Manager, Community Partnership: nadia_amaghou@brown.edu​ or (401) 863-1024 

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