The Greenlining Institute’s Leadership Academy Public Policy Fellowship is an 11-month training and experiential learning program for early career leaders seeking to gain hands-on public policy experience and invest in their personal and professional growth. Fellows are integrated into one of Greenlining’s policy teams to develop, plan, and implement the organization’s policy and advocacy efforts while they simultaneously work with the Leadership Academy to focus on the skills of managing their personal ecology and deepen their leadership perspective.We’re looking for individuals who have a strong commitment to racial equity and social justice for communities of color and can demonstrate a sincere interest in building themselves into true race equity leaders.Our offices are based in Oakland, CA and while COVID-19 restrictions are still in place, the role will be 100% remote. Participants will be expected to relocate if not currently based in the Bay Area region when our offices reopen.Duration: September 7, 2021 – August 12, 2022 Application Deadline: Sunday, February 21, 2021, 11:59pm PSTCompensation: $2,291.67 semi-monthly with full health, vision and dental benefitsApply and learn more: https://greenlining.org/leadership-academy/the-leadership-academy/Major Areas of ResponsibilityPublic Policy Development & AdvocacyDeepens and applies race equity lens to analyze and develop policy solutions that remove barriers for historically redlined communitiesLeads a substantive public policy assignment (research project, report development, landscape analysis, stakeholder relationship management, coalition management, etc) to advance the team’s advocacy objectives for the yearDevelops, drafts, and publishes public policy writings including but not limited to: policy memos, policy reports, research project, data collection, policy briefs, business memos, public comments, blog postsDelivers oral presentations for internal and external forums including Greenlining’s annual lobby day with Sacramento legislators/staffers, stakeholder convenings, Leadership Academy graduationFacilitates meetings with community, government, and corporate leaders to drive organization’s advocacy forwardLeadership DevelopmentParticipates in all leadership development workshops to learn and apply a holistic (mind, body, spirit) and equitable approach to leadership Learns unique leadership style, values, vision and purpose through self reflection exercises, goal-setting activities and 1:1 coachingBrings lived experience to cohort and organizational conversations to offer innovative ideas and diversity of perspectiveProvides support to cohort members and engages in team-building activities to form strong working partnershipsSeeks mentorship from Greenlining and Academy staff and provides mentorship to undergraduate students in the Academy’s Casa Joaquin programProfessional DevelopmentParticipates in all skills-based workshops to learn Greenlining’s approach to race equity public policy advocacyLearns key public policy advocacy tactics to support work plan objectivesEngages with Leadership Academy alumni to expand professional networkSupervises a Summer Associate during their 10-week internship designing their work plan, coordinating weekly check-in meetings, and providing mentorship to ensure they are successful in the programDevelops capstone presentation to share during Leadership Academy graduationEstablishes thought leadership in their respective public policy area through management of social media channels, publishing public policy blogs, playing a substantive role in Greenlining’s annual economic summitQualificationsThere is no degree requirement to apply for the program. Successful applicants generally have the following traits:Must be 18 years of age or olderIf earned BA, at least 1 year of related experience required (cumulative OK)If no BA degree, at least 2 years of related experience required (cumulative OK)Committed to championing causes that serve low-income individuals and communities of colorProven ability to work in a manner that respects differences in race, ethnicity, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, religion, ability and socio-economic circumstanceWillingness to learn and try on new techniques; approaches unfamiliar experiences with curiosity and openness to the process; approaches challenges that push beyond their professional comfort zone with determination, heart and deep commitment to their personal growthStrong verbal and written communication skills to complete writing and public speaking assignments with high qualityTeam player who inspires collaboration, lifts up the work of others, and maintains balance and perspective with patience and a sense of humorAbility to work cooperatively and effectively while demonstrating flexibility with others to set goals, resolve problems, pivot assignments and make decisions that move forward the workAbility to prioritize tasks, strong organizational skills, and an ability to work independentlyStrong writing and computer literacy of PC-based Google Drive and MS Office ProgramsApplicants must be able to provide documentation confirming authorization to work in the United States. The organization does not provide visa sponsorship.