Fellowship Opportunities
Financial Beginnings Oregon (FBOR) is proud to announce open recruitment for our Bank of America Financial Empowerment Fellowship.

FBOR is recruiting 2 young adults (ages 18-24) from the Portland Metro area to work toward economic empowerment in their communities while developing their own professional capacity through skills training and mentorship. The commitment is 15 hours per week for a total of 9 months--from September 7th, 2021 to June 10th, 2022.

What Does a Fellow Do?
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Facilitate
Fellows will be trained as facilitators to deliver FBOR's financial education programs.
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Partner
Fellows will be supported to cultivate and steward partnerships with schools and community partners to whom they will deliver financial literacy education.
3
Complete Projects
Fellows will have the opportunity to work with FBOR staff on special projects while also attending skills development and professional training workshops.
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Present to the Public
The Fellowship will culminate in a fellow-led community event centered on sharing learnings from the fellowship, promoting financial health and broadening access to financial literacy education.
Benefits of a Fellowship?
A cornerstone of the Fellowship is to contribute to the professional development of emerging young leaders from historically underserved communities. Fellows can expect to gain substantive work and skills development training, build relationships with local organizations, schools and businesses, and receive ongoing coaching and mentorship. Additionally, all Fellows will receive:
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Monthly stipend
A stipend of $1,100 each month for the duration of the fellowship
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Transportation reimbursement
Reimbursement for the cost of traveling
3
Phone allotment
$30/month toward your cell phone bill
4
A Computer
Laptop for use during Fellowship
Time Commitment
The fellowship is a nine-month commitment, from September 7th, 2021 to June 10th, 2022. Fellows are expected to commit 15 hours per week to the Fellowship through a combination of in-person and remote work.
Who Should Apply?
This fellowship opportunity is open to young adults in the Portland Metro Area (Clackamas, Washington and Multnomah Counties) between the ages of 18 and 24. We are committed to building a diverse team to broaden and deepen our work in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage candidates from communities of color, disability, LGBTQ+ linguistically diverse populations and low-income communities to consider applying. No prior work experience is necessary; you must only bring a forward-looking attitude, willingness to share your own expertise and learn from others, and a sense of humor.
Why a Fellowship?
We know that communities learn better when the person teaching them reflects their lived experience. The Fellowship model allows us to collaborate with and help develop community leaders to then bring financial literacy back into their own communities. By working with young leaders from the communities we serve, and giving them opportunities to share their own lived experience with and understanding of personal finance in the classroom, we can create a more engaging, community-driven educational experience. This increases equity and inclusion within the financial education space and will allow us to incorporate student voices into the ongoing development of our financial education program model.

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