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Calling All Stanford Seniors: Fellowship Opportunity for 2017-18

January 4, 2017
In the Media
Gardner Center staff

Since 2013, the Gardner Center has partnered with the Haas Center for Public Servicethe Shinnyo-En Foundation, and Redwood City 2020 to support a Stanford Public Interest Network (SPIN) Shinnyo Fellow.  Through this post-undergraduate fellowship, new Stanford graduates work for a public interest organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, are part of a professional development cohort, and get matched with an alumni mentor. Currently, we are seeking to fill the position for the 2017-18 year.

Potential applicants can find more information about the application process, upcoming information sessions, and how to schedule a student advising session with a member of the Cardinal Careers team on the Haas Center's website.


  • Fields of Interest: Children, Youth and Families, Community Development, Public Health, Community Wellness, Education, Youth Services
  • Type of Work:  Community engagement, research, programming, and administrative support; communications and outreach
  • Preferred Start Date: August 1, 2017
  • Required Start Date: September 1, 2017
  • General Responsibilities and Duties:
    • Co-lead, with staff support, the Redwood City Together welcoming initiative, including coordination and facilitation of diverse dialogues with community organizations, youth groups, and other collaborative partners. 
    • Program support for Family Engagement initiative 
    • Program support for Community Schools Expansion and Sustainability Workgroup 
    • Program support for on-going Gardner Center projects
    • Link Gardner Center and Haas Center efforts to build capacity for Stanford service learning opportunities in Redwood City 
    •  Serve as the point of contact and conduit for Shinnyo-en USA and Shinnyo-en Foundation
  • Specific Duties:
    • The Shinnyo Fellow will support the Redwood City Together welcoming initiative, the family engagement and community mobilization teams, and the Community Schools Expansion and Sustainability Workgroup.  
    • In addition to supporting initiatives at Redwood City 2020, the Shinnyo Fellow will spend about 30% of his/her time (2 days per week) at the Gardner Center at Stanford University. Based on the Fellow’s interest, knowledge, expertise, and skills, s/he will join at least one active research or community engagement project and work with a multi-disciplinary staff (e.g., senior researchers, policy analysts). Past Shinnyo fellows have supported projects in the following areas: broad-access colleges, food insecurity, dropout prevention, and full-service community schools.
  • Qualifications:​​​
    • Bachelor’s Degree
    • Experience with community-based organizations and diverse communities 
    • Understanding of factors essential to successful cross-sector collaborations  
    • Interest and commitment to the missions of Redwood City 2020, the Gardner Center, the Haas Center, and Shinnyo-en Foundation 
    • Strong research and analytic skills 
    • Ability to manage competing demands and multi-task efficiently in a collaborative team environment 
    • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal – with expertise using social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook) 
    • Strong organizational, administrative, and time management skills 
    • Detail-oriented and deadline-driven 
    • Excellent skill and understanding of office (Microsoft Office Suite) and research analysis software (e.g., Stata, NVivo)
    • Ability to take initiative and work independently, while also being a dependable team player 
    • High Spanish fluency preferred
  • Salary Details: $33,280