The Kresge Foundation has an opening for an American Cities Program Fellow.
About the Foundation
The Kresge Foundation is one of the top 20 largest private foundations in the U.S. Our staff of over 100 employees works to expand opportunities in America’s cities for people with low incomes. We do this through grantmaking and social investing nationally in arts and culture, education, environment, health, human services and placed-based work in Detroit, Memphis, New Orleans and other parts of the country.
Our state-of-the-art headquarters maintains an array of energy-efficient, water-conserving and health-promoting features. The foundation also operates an office in Detroit’s Midtown district.
About the position
The American Cities Fellow will support the American Cities Program in scaling effective community and economic development practices that advance racial and economic equity in cities. The Fellow will gain experience and insight into institutional and place-based philanthropy, cross-sector collaboration, community and economic development systems, policy and advocacy, and strategies to incorporate equity firmly in community and economic development practice.
The fellowship is a limited-term appointment of two-to-three years and is open to those who have completed a bachelor’s degree. We are most interested in candidates whose education, work or lived experience have brought them knowledge of urban systems, nonprofits, social justice, public policy, economic development or government, and who are committed to racial equity.
This position provides a career development opportunity for an emerging professional as well as added capacity to the American Cities Program.
Application deadline for this position is 11:59pm EST on April 18, 2021.
Kresge is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages applications from people of color, persons with disabilities, women, and LGBT applicants. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability or other applicable legally protected characteristics.
Please note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all Kresge staff are working remotely, and our Troy and Detroit offices remain closed until further notice. Kresge staff will not be traveling or attending in-person meetings during this time. Thank you for your understanding.