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Group1001 RISE Fellowship

Location: New York City or Detroit

As a RISE employee and participant in the Group1001 Fellowship Program you will contribute to RISE's work educating and empowering the sports community on issues of race and social justice. Your responsibilities will vary by department, as RISE works to enhance your skills and strengths, creating customized opportunities based on those. Each Group1001 Fellow will complete project-based work in collaboration with employees in several departments across the organization. The 2020-2021 RISE and Group1001 Fellowship program will include professional development events and support, including connection and collaboration with the RISE team, community and collegiate athletes and staff and professional/league front office staff and players. RISE will provide a fleshed out schedule of department rotations based on projects, which will include orientation, additional developmental programming and goal-setting.

RISE is seeking two full-time Fellows, former professional athletes, with an interest in two or more of the following skill-building themes:

  • Communications, Events & Marketing
  • Programs & Curriculum: Curriculum and Execution
  • Partnerships and Strategic Alliances
  • Business Administration/Finance

Full department descriptions, project opportunities and associated skills are listed more completely below. Fellows would be rotated across departments during their tenure, including the below as well as additional responsibilities.

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Communications, Events & Marketing

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Programs & Curriculum

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Partnerships & Strategic Alliances

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Compensation and Logistics:

Fellowship will be a salaried position, earning $60,000/year. Candidates will be expected to work approximately/at a minimum 40 hours per week, typically during regular business hours, but with the possibility of evening and weekend hours as well. This fellowship is a 12-month appointment, scheduled to start in fall 2020.

Commitment to Diversity:

RISE does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff and contractors, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.


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Company Overview:

RISE is a national nonprofit that educates and empowers the sports community to eliminate racial discrimination, champion social justice and improve race relations. Through partnerships and programs, we inspire leaders in sports to create positive change on matters of race and equality.



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