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APPLICATIONS OPEN - Acumen Fund Fellows Volunteer Position in NYC

Post by gap on Wed 25 May 2011, 11:17

Fellows Volunteer Position Description

Acumen Fund seeks an enthusiastic volunteer to work on Fellows Programs for the New York Office.

Passion, entrepreneurial spirit, and commitment to tackling the issues surrounding global poverty are just a few of the things that the staff at Acumen Fund have in common with our community of supporters. What we aim to accomplish with our work is no easy task, and we can’t reach our goals without the generous support of high-caliber and enthusiastic talent within our community who volunteer their time and skills to help us in our mission.

About Acumen Fund:
Acumen Fund is a global non-profit venture capital fund, focused on supporting the delivery of critical services – water, health, housing, energy, agriculture – at affordable prices to the four billion people who lack access in India, Pakistan, and East Africa. Acumen Fund exists to help end poverty by changing how the world addresses it. It does this in two ways: (1) by investing patient capital to identify, strengthen and scale business models that effectively serve the poor and (2) by championing this approach as an effective complement to traditional aid, which can create dependence, or pure market approaches, which can bypass the actual needs of the poor. Acumen Fund’s vision is that one day every human being will have access to the critical goods and services they need so that they can make decisions and choices for themselves and pursue lives of greater purpose. This is where dignity starts – not just for the poor but for everyone on earth.

About the Fellows Program:
Building transformative businesses that serve the poor requires a unique pool of talent comprised of individuals who have the operational and financial skills combined with the moral imagination necessary to create innovative solutions to global poverty. Acumen Fund is addressing this need for talent in the social sector by creating leadership programs that identify, train, and connect these leaders to become architects to the social sector. Acumen Fund currently offers two programs for leadership development: the Global Fellows Program and the East Africa Fellows Program.

Position Description:
The volunteer will be responsible for supporting the Fellows Programs in the areas of curriculum administration, recruitment, and marketing for the Global Fellows Program. In addition, the volunteer may also have the opportunity to support the East Africa Fellows Program and the Alumni Program.

This position is expected to require 15-20 hours per week and last for approximately the 6 months, from June to November. The position will require working during regular business hours (9am—5pm) at Acumen Fund’s New York office.

Position Requirements :
Your background probably looks something like this:
- A Bachelor’s Degree (either completed or currently enrolled)
- Prior internship or work experience in a fast paced environment, with a demonstrated ability to work quickly and accurately
- Commitment to accuracy, attention to detail, and follow-through with a focus on producing the highest quality product possible
- Facility with database software tools, Excel and an ability and interest in learning on the job
- Maturity, excellent interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively
- Enthusiasm for Acumen Fund's mission and business model, and respect for the organization's core values: leadership, listening, generosity, accountability, audacity, humility and respect.
- Dedication to working within the non-profit sector on leadership development and education for social enterprise

Compensation:
This is an unpaid volunteer position. Volunteers will receive a transit card once a month to defray the cost of travel.

Location:
Acumen Fund Office, New York, NY

For further information and applications, please visit Acumen Fund website here

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