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Continuing Education Fellow - ICCJ

Location: Des Moines, IA
Dates: September 20 - December 10, 2021
Compensation: $600/week stipend
Deadline: July 25, 2021

COVID-19 Note:

Due to COVID-19, as a fellow you will work in-person, with some work from home available. FLIA and ICCJ may move the fellowship entirely remote if there is a spike in cases. 

Future Leaders in Action Overview:

FLIA cultivates leaders and strengthens youth-oriented nonprofits and organizations through a fellowship program. Fellows, individuals interested in entering the social sector, work on-site full-time at a partner nonprofit to develop or implement a pre-determined enrichment program.
Throughout the fellowship, fellows gain various professional skills including fundraising, communication, program development, in a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment.

ICCJ Overview:

Iowa Center for Children’s Justice (ICCJ) elevates children’s views in custody matters and promotes child-focused solutions through legal representation, education and alternative dispute resolution. ICCJ provides legal representation for children to listen, support and advocate for child-focused resolutions in high-conflict custody cases. They provide divorce workshops for children. Additionally, ICCJ provides alternative dispute resolution including child-focused mediation. 

Position Overview and Responsibilities:

You will …
  • Develop one continuing education event for family law professionals focusing on children’s refusal to have contact with a parent, and up to three additional events with a child-focused approach to understanding and resolving family law problems
  • Build upon existing materials focusing on identified topics including securing presenters and panelists to speak on the topic
  • Schedule and coordinate event including determining the date, venue, and format and collecting materials for the event
  • Develop a feedback instrument to evaluate event(s)
  • Actively participate in weekly FLIA professional development responsibilities including check-in calls and virtual weekly leadership workshops
  • Attend leadership training retreat - hybrid of virtual and in-person with local fellows and FLIA

By the end of the fellowship, you will have … 
  • Developed at least one (up to four) continuing education events for family law professionals 
  • Developed a feedback instrument to evaluate the effectiveness of the events
  • Fundraised $500 (with guidance and support from FLIA)
  • Written two blog articles
  • Completed final report and video

Position Qualifications:

  • Comfortable working with youth
  • Commitment to continuous professional improvement and reflection
  • Resourcefulness and initiative
  • Passionate about the social sector
  • Use patience and tolerance to address problems
  • Demonstrate integrity
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and in a team


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Future Leaders in Action is an equal employment opportunity employer, and women, people of color, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming people, people with disabilities, and people with unique lived experience or diverse professional or personal backgrounds and perspectives are encouraged to apply.