About the Fellowship:Part-Time Position: 2-3 hours/week; will coordinate schedule upon placementCompensation: $2000 stipend per year. Two year commitment preferred. Travel costs to required trainings covered. Supervisor: Regional DirectorLocations: Atlanta; Chicago; MinneapolisStart Date: Friday March 1st, 2019 Survivor Alliance Fellowship Position (2 positions open per city)The Survivor Alliance is looking for six motivated, self-starters in Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis, who are passionate about addressing human trafficking in their local community. During this two year fellowship, the Survivor Alliance Fellows will provide direct input and feedback in local anti-trafficking efforts, establish sustainable survivor networks within their community, and participate in a leadership training program to develop the skills needed to create and implement a survivor leadership action plan. Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend the September 2019 Global Survivor Alliance Congress in England, pending conference funding and sponsorship.
Successful fellows will work well independently and with others, be proactive in their professional leadership development, intentional about their self-care and wellness, and show strong commitment to the Survivor Alliance mission and values.
Duties include but are not limited to:--> Creating an action plan for developing a sustainable, diverse network of survivors which supports meaningful and shared action in local anti-trafficking efforts--> Join bi-weekly calls with SA staff as part of their leadership action plans--> Meet regularly with an assigned leadership coach for continued support and skills building--> Commit to investing in one’s own professional development and growth by attending a minimum of two unpaid skills building workshops --> Conduct outreach to other local survivors to build a local survivor network--> Available one full Friday and one full Saturday during the first year of the fellowship to attend a Kick Off training--> Available one weekend during the first year of the fellowship to attend a local Leadership Retreat --> Collaborate with the Regional Director to successfully deliver a Survivor Community Meeting, which will focus on envisioning long-term survivor engagement
Applicant Requirements:--> At least 18 years of age --> Currently lives in Chicago, Minneapolis, or Atlanta --> Identifies as a person who has experienced human trafficking/modern slavery and is willing to register as a Survivor Alliance member. For details on registration, please visit: https://survivoralliance.org/register/--> Basic familiarity with human trafficking as it occurs in the United States or willingness to read resources/watch webinars provided by the Survivor Alliance in preparation for the fellowship--> Computer literacy with internet research, email, and typing --> Ability to read and write in English and to take directions from written instructions--> Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and request support when needed--> Takes initiative to improve processes--> Welcomes feedback from others as an opportunity for professional growth--> Regular and reliable access to a computer and internet--> Willingness to collaborate with diverse people and in various settings related both directly and indirectly to anti-trafficking work, including but not limited to: survivors, policy makers, business owners, law enforcement, and social service providers
About Survivor Alliance: The Survivor Alliance is a non-profit organization that unites and empowers survivors of slavery and human trafficking around the world. We are led by survivors and our purpose is to serve survivors. We are building a global professional network of survivor leaders, focused on developing the capacities of survivors to participate and lead anti-slavery efforts.
Survivor Alliance Capacity Building Initiative Summary:The Survivor Alliance Capacity Building Initiative meets both imperatives of the Survivor Alliance mission – to unite and empower survivors of human trafficking and slavery. At present, there is a gap in survivor leadership in the anti-trafficking movement. The goal of this initiative is to fill this gap by supporting survivors to make change in their own communities and to lead others in building a network of fellow survivors and changemakers. This initiative is funded by Humanity United in support of the existing Pathways to Freedom initiatives in Atlanta, Chicago, and Minneapolis.
Survivor Alliance Values:Survivor Alliance is committed to its values of anti-oppression and equitable access to opportunity. Please see our membership manifesto to familiarize yourself with our values.https://survivoralliance.org/membership-page/