Community Outreach Fellowship

Remote

Graduate Fellowship

$31.25 per hour

About the Role

Project Background:
Latinos in Heritage Conservation (LHC) is launching Abuelas Project, a multi-year preservation initiative to collect, curate, and amplify stories about places that matter to Latinx communities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Phase I, funded by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, supported strategic planning efforts through a Texas pilot project. Phase II, funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, includes reviewing data and curating content. Building on recent efforts to conserve Latinx heritage, the digital project seeks to uncover the social, cultural, and economic connections our communities forge through historic places. It aims to converse with scholarly and technical studies of Latinx history and culture, while elevating everyday voices. Abuelas Project will encourage intergenerational storytelling using new media, share information about Latinx preservation (theme studies, surveys, nominations, etc.), support allied efforts to designate Latinx historic sites, and identify important patterns related to Latinx preservation nationwide.

LHC Mission:
To build a movement that affirms Latinx heritage through education, conservation, and leadership development.
LHC Vision:
A just world that values Latinx heritage, people, and places.

Our commitment to DEAIB:
The LHC is deeply devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion, both within the organization and with the communities that we serve. The LHC is committed to building a team that represents and supports a variety of backgrounds and perspectives, by fostering a work environment that is free of discrimination and harassment, whether based on race, national origin, gender, gender expression, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our team is critical to our success, and we seek to recruit, develop, and retain talented people from a diverse candidate pool.

General Responsibilities

The graduate fellow will work with LHC’s staff and board of directors to establish new and continue ongoing Latinx community partnerships. Responsibilities will focus on storytelling, increasing awareness and visibility and growing the reach of the project, including executing a strategy on LHC’s community outreach campaign, social media accounts (i.e., Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn), LHC’s website, and educational and promotional items for Abuelas Project. The fellow will also assist with public relations and press efforts. The ideal candidate is a writer and a storyteller, whether with a microphone, Twitter, a video camera, or a pencil. Lastly, the fellow will attend staff meetings via Zoom, as well as regular check-ins with the Project Manager.


This position will report to the Project Manager and Executive Director.


This fellowship is 4 months long.

Specific Responsibilities

Professional Qualifications

Desired Skills, Knowledge, and Education:

  • Currently enrolled and taking classes at an accredited US graduate (Masters or PhD) OR have graduated from an accredited graduate program within 6 months of the application posting date

  • Studies and/or experience in English, Communication Design, Community Outreach, Public Relations, Journalism, or a related storytelling field

  • Experience with/desire learn website design and graphic design

  • Familiarity with/interest in marketing, social media, campaign management, and ad trafficking

  • Passion in writing, editing, researching, fact-checking, and publishing digital content

  • Experience working in Latinx community engagement and outreach

  • Self-starter with excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills

  • Spanish language skills (written/verbal) highly desired


Technology and Equipment Requirements:

  • Personal computer (no tablet)

  • High speed internet connection

  • Google account or Microsoft Office

  • Access to Adobe Suite desired (If not, Creative Suite stipend will be provided.)

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume/CV, and a short writing sample (under five pages) to info@latinoheritage.us with the subject: Community Outreach_[YOUR NAME] by EOD Friday, January 6, 2023.


Research shows that women and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that an applicant meets 100% of the qualifications for a given role. Therefore, if much of this job description describes you, then you are highly encouraged to apply for this job!


Selection process and timeline:

We will be staying connected with applicants every step of the way, so do not worry about your application going unanswered or unseen.

  • Applications live: December 2, 2022

  • Fellowship Information Webinar: December 14, 2022

  • Application Deadline: January 6, 2023

  • Application review begins: Week of January 9, 2023

  • Round 1 and 2 Interviews: Week of January 16, 2023

  • Decision made: January 27, 2023


Fellowship Information Session:

Interested applicants are invited to participate in an optional virtual webinar with LHC staff members to learn more about the fellowships offered. The session will be hosted on December 14, 2022, at 12 pm CT.

We invite any interested applicants to enroll for the session by registering at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fellowship-information-session-tickets-474208890557