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Fellow positions - The Organizing and Leadership Academy (TOLA)

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  • Asha Weinstein Agrawal
    Program: The Organizing and Leadership Academy (TOLA) Position: TOLA Fellow Time Commitment: 4 months (Mid July to Mid November) Salary: $2,000 Living Stipend
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 28, 2013
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      Program: The Organizing and Leadership Academy (TOLA)
      Position: TOLA Fellow
      Time Commitment: 4 months (Mid July to Mid November)
      Salary: $2,000 Living Stipend

      Summary of Position
      ● TOLA is an intensive academy designed to teach community organizing
      and leadership.
      ● Taught by some of the most effective community, business,
      educational, and political leaders in the state of California, the
      program includes classroom instruction and case-study teaching, where
      the core focus of the program is on-the-ground training in effective
      organizing.
      ● Each TOLA Fellow commits to a full-time organizer’s schedule
      (six-days a week, 10-12 hours a day) for four months.

      Responsibilities
      ● Lead the efforts in creating an organizing vision, setting goals,
      researching options, defining issues, and engaging community members
      to resolve concerns.
      ● Conduct one-on-one visits with community leaders and stakeholders on
      a consistent and frequent basis.
      ● Participate in leadership and professional development sessions with
      tramutola | advisors staff, among other training activities.

      Qualifications
      ● Anyone between the ages of 21 and 35 may apply.
      ● Associate or baccalaureate degree. May be substituted with relevant
      life experience.
      ● Interested in making a difference in education, accessibility to
      healthcare, economic and transit development, and increasing civic
      participation in local communities.
      ● Excellent interpersonal skills.
      ● Strong presentation, teaching, and writing skills.
      ● Keen analytical skills.
      ● A desire to learn the skills and strategies to become an effective organizer.
      ● Ability to work in diverse racial/ethnic communities.
      ● Spanish language fluency is a plus.

      If interested please visit our website at tolacademy.org or contact
      Christian Garcia at christiang@...
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