Mililtary Child Education Coalition (MCEC)


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Where

909 Mountain Lion Circle254-953-1923Harker Heights, TX 76548

About

The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC) announces a unique volunteer opportunity for military-connected parents and other adults to serve as Advocacy Fellows, focusing on the academic success of military-connected children. The purpose of the MCEC Advocacy Fellowship is to assure a clear, consistent voice in support of college, career and life readiness, critical to the academic well-being of our highly mobile military child population. Those selected as Fellows will learn the skills necessary to advocate for and participate in the public policy discussions about quality academic standards on behalf of our Nation’s nearly 4 million children whose parents are currently serving or are Veterans. Those selected for this non-compensated fellowship will be asked to commit to advocating in their own communities over a two year period. In preparation, the MCEC will provide a 12-hour (2-day) training session. (Date and location TBD) Why an Advocacy Fellowship?At no time has it been more evident that the informed voices of parents and educators are essential to the successful implementation of academic standards focused on success for all students. Providing the structure, training and support for these "voices" through an Advocacy Fellowship program is consistent with the mission of the MCEC. Benefits for Selected Advocacy Fellows:Learn effective advocacy strategies and key information about K-12 quality educational opportunities, specifically related to college, career and life readiness and implications for highly mobile student populations.Learn and apply how parent engagement can be encouraged and increased in effectiveness.Acquire resources and understanding about the developmental needs of children related to academic progress.Develop an understanding of how to read and interpret school performance indicators from various sources.Learn to engage in public policy at the grassroots level, working among the parents of our military children, educators and others. (Note: Advocates may occasionally be asked to assist the MCEC in state and/or national initiatives.)Build critical skills for future resumes.Earn 1.2 CEUs, work collaboratively with other education-minded professionals, and join in the engaging work of the Military Child Education Coalition. Benefits for Military-Connected Children and their Parents:Informed advocates in military-connected communities help ensure successful understanding of quality college, career and life ready standards.College, career and life ready standards offer a framework by which parents can gauge their children’s progress, regardless of their state. And, highly-mobile children can expect high-level and consistent standards from one school district and state to another.Research has shown that parents trust most the informed advice of educators and other parents in assessing the efficacy of education policy. Because a parent is a child’s best and most consistent advocate and counselor, it is important for parents to be well-informed. Benefits for the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC):Effective advocacy in military communities assists the MCEC in its mission of ensuring the best education opportunities for all military-connected children.The MCEC extends its reach via effectively trained Advocates who will maintain a consistent message in critical states and communities.The MCEC creates a corps of trained and professional Advocates who are highly engaged in MCEC’s mission and eligible for future opportunities.[pl1]Profile of an MCEC Advocacy Fellowship Applicant:Familiar with College- and Career-Ready Standards (need not be fully informed prior to selection).A military spouse/parent (active or retired) - OR - a professional (active or retired) who has worked closely with military families and children.Involved in the local community and connected on a consistent basis with military parents.Preferably, from specific states (listed below) and representing one of the five Military Services: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force and Coast Guard. May be connected to the Active Duty, the Reserves or the National Guard components.Need not have been in the military or a military family but must have a connection through community or professional experience.Agreeable to becoming an active volunteer Advocate Fellow.Comfortable as a speaker or writer. After training, the MCEC Advocacy Fellow will be asked to:Serve as a volunteer for this effort for a two-year period. There is no specific time requirement, but Fellows will be asked to advocate as often as possible.Determine how he/she can best support this effort within a personal sphere of influence, to include:Speaking in formal and informal settingsWriting, blogging, tweetingOrganizing (and training) military-connected parents in support of College- and Career-Ready StandardsOn occasion, work with the MCEC office, if asked, to volunteer in larger initiatives, such as (but not limited to) national speaking opportunities, MCEC social networking or collaborative hubs.Integrate support of the Standards into everyday work and community life, speaking out when possible.Abide by MCEC standards of conduct and professionalism.Receive subject matter updates that will need to be incorporated into the advocacy work; participate in regularly scheduled conference calls or webinars; send monthly follow-up reports. The Application and Selection Process for MCEC Advocacy Fellows:The most qualified candidates will be selected, using the following criteria:Experience in Education and/or the MilitaryConnection to military familiesLocation (preferably from - but not limited to - the military-heavy states of Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Kentucky, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington)Expression of interest and commitment to the purpose of the Fellowship.Donor Database and Research INTERNResponsibilitiesAssist in the support and maintenance of the Fundraising 50 database system for MCEC in collaboration with the development department, COO, and CEOCompare & correct data between the Fundraising 50 database and the current CRM database under the guidance of the development departmentCompile, sort, verify and ensure the accuracy of data to be entered as neededRespond to inquiries regarding data entered into the systemConduct online data mining of prospect contact informationConduct other research as directed by managementOther duties as assigned QualificationsGeneral Knowledge of Microsoft Word and ExcelEnthusiasm and dedication to teamwork.Ability to work independently with little supervision.Verbal and written communication skills.Ability to organize and prioritize work.Great attention to detailFamiliarity with working on data and databases a plus MARKETING INTERN (you may want to add more duties if you’d like. This is the list that we used for TAMU.)ResponsibilitiesWrite articles for the MCEC website and blogWrite press releases, public service announcements, and magazine and newspaper articles.Assist with the MCEC website as needed.Conduct other marketing as directed by managementOther duties as assignedQualificationsStrong verbal and written communication skills.Enthusiasm and dedication to teamwork.Ability to work independently with little supervision.Ability to organize and prioritize work.Great attention to detail DATA MANAGEMENT INTERNResponsibilitiesMust keep data current and correct.Answer inquiries from constituents about profile information, to include phone and email responses.Field and investigate reported problems with contact information and membership.When appropriate, relay data discrepancies and problems to data providers.Update data on using Customer Relations Management software.Respond to all other related requests and assignments by the President/CEO, COO, Director of Strategic Communications & Outreach, or Coordinator of Strategic Communications & Outreach.QualificationsMust be detail-oriented, a quick learner, have a strong work ethic, and need minimal supervision.Must learn and use netFORUM Pro and Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook.Must be able to effectively communicate in writing and verbally.Must commit to 20 hours per month with time evenly divided throughout the month in order to identify issues as they crop up. Turn-around time response to users should be within 24 hours. STUDENT PROGRAMS INTERNResponsibilitiesCreate and prepare the monthly Student 2 Student (S2S) and Junior Student 2 Student (JS2S) newslettersCoordinate monthly challenges for S2S and JS2S teams.Coordinate sustainment activities for eS2S teams.Assist with logistics for S2S, JS2S, eS2S and booster trainings.Assist with logistics for Frances Hesselbein Student Leadership (FHSL) events. Prepare student applications for selection committee to read. Identify resources needed for FHSL. Prepare shipping lists.Monitor, track, answer questions from the MCEC Homeroom - Students and Sponsors.Update training forms.Compile, sort, verify and ensure the accuracy of data to be entered as needed.Research school districts and contact school representatives as needed.Other duties as assigned.QualificationsHave general knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.Must be detail-oriented, a quick learner, have a strong work ethic, and need minimal supervision.Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.Ability to organize and prioritize work. PARENT PROGRAM INTERNResponsibilitiesCreate and prepare the monthly Parent to Parent newslettersMonitor, track, answer questions from the MCEC Homeroom - Parents.Coordinate with Parent teams to identify resources needed for workshops, marketing events, etc. Prepare shipping lists.Compile, sort, verify and ensure the accuracy of data to be entered in the Parent Trainer files as needed.Maintain roster, track anticipated departure dates and forecast vacancies.Prepare approved updates to workshop slides, lesson plans, and supporting materials.Gather and collate monthly data andprepare contract required statistical reportsAssist with Parent to Parent Training of Trainer eventsMaintain and populate MCEC Training calendar with Parent to Parent related activitiesOther duties as assignedQualificationsHave general knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.Must be detail-oriented, a quick learner, have a strong work ethic, and need minimal supervision.Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.Ability to organize and prioritize work. EARLY LITERACY PROGRAM INTERNResponsibilitiesSchedule and coordinate Tell Me A Story (TMAS) events.Maintain TMAS register to track account balances and funds availability.Prepare monthly TMAS statistical reports.Maintain and populate MCEC Training calendar with TMAS-related activities.Other duties as assignedMaintain stock report of all TMAS story titles. Maintain support materials library.Coordinate with Parent to Parent teams regarding TMAS events, support requirements and materialsCoordinate with non-MCEC organizations regarding TMAS events, support requirements and materialsPrepare TMAS flyers and programs.Work with Parent Programs Manager to identify, research, and prepare new TMAS titles to include supplemental materials, facilitation guides and other materials as needed.QualificationsHave general knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.Must be detail-oriented, a quick learner, have a strong work ethic, and need minimal supervision.Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.Ability to organize and prioritize work. TO APPLY:Please email letter of interest and resume to Shellie.Campos@militarychild.org or via fax at 254-953-1925. Qualified candidates may be invited to submit further documentation prior to the selection process. These individuals will also be expected to submit the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses for three professional references.Selection timeline:Applications will be accepted until the internship is filled.The desired start date is immediate. The Advocacy Fellowship is funded, in part, by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Military Child Education Coalition Advocacy Fellowship Application Applicant Information Full Name: Date: Last First M.I. Address: Street Address Apartment/Unit # City State ZIP Code Home Phone: Mobile Phone: Email: Have you ever been convicted of a felony?YES NO If yes, explain: Education Describe all degrees or certificates you hold that may be of value as an Advocacy Fellow: References Please list two references.Name: Position: E-mail: Phone: Relationship: Name: Position: E-mail: Phone: Relationship: Relevant Experience Most recent Professional experience (2)Company: Phone: Address: Supervisor: Job Title: Responsibilities: From: To: Reason for Leaving: May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?YES NO Company: Phone: Address: Supervisor: Job Title: Responsibilities: From: To: Reason for Leaving: May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?YES NO Other experience (volunteer or professional) related to advocacyOrganization: Phone: Address: Supervisor: Job Title: Responsibilities: From: To: Reason for Leaving: May we contact your previous supervisor for a reference?YES NO (use a continuation page if necessary)Military Connection Are you a Military Spouse (Current or Retired/Veteran)? Are you a Veteran? If yes:Active Duty? Reserves? National Guard? Which Service? Are you an Educator? If yes, what grade levels?Pre-K K-5 6-8 9-12 Higher Ed Other Do you currently have access to military families? If yes,please explain: How long do you expect to remain in your current community? If less than two years, do you know where you will move? (Give location, if known) What is the closest military installation to you? Why do you want to be an MCEC Advocacy Fellow? Are you currently working for pay? How often are you available to advocate? If you are selected, what is your preferred departure airport for the February Dallas Training? Disclaimer and Signature I certify that my answers are true and complete to the best of my knowledge.If this application leads to selection as an MCEC Advocate Fellow, I understand that false or misleading information in my application or interview may result in my release.Signature: Date: NOTES: 1) Questions about the Advocate Fellowship or this application may be addressed with the MCEC POC, Judy Glennon, via phone (254-953-1923 ext 1142) or e-mail to Judy.Glennon@MilitaryChild.org.2) ALL APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL POSITIONS ARE FILLED. 3) Applications may be submitted via e-mail, U.S. Mail or Fax as follows: a. U.S. MAIL - Military Child Education Coalition ATTN: Judy Glennon, 909 Mountain Lion CircleHarker Heights, TX 76548 b. Fax: 254.953.1925 ATTN: Judy Glennon E-MAIL: Judy.Glennon@MilitaryChild.org[pl1]

Skills

  • Administrative Support
  • Youth Services
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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