Empowering undocumented young people to achieve educational and career goals
Immigrants Rising was created by Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC) to encourage all immigrants, regardless of status, to create their own opportunities, earn a living, and thrive through entrepreneurship.
Entrepreneurship Ambassador Fellowship Overview
The goals of the Entrepreneurship Ambassador are two-fold: 1) coordinate and deliver virtual or in-person presentations in local region or community, 2) research and connect with other organizations that support entrepreneurs in local region or community, 3) promote entrepreneurship resources, and 4) build a network of entrepreneurs in your locale, region or community.
Roles and Responsibilities
Coordinate and deliver virtual or in-person presentations
Coordinate, track, and evaluate in-person or online presentations
Help assess the need for new presentations
Maintain contact with past requestors
Research/connect with other orgs that support entrepreneurs in local region or community
Research organizations that support entrepreneurs and add to “master list” of resources
Maintain up-to-date information about organizations that serve entrepreneurs
Promote entrepreneurship resources
Promote entrepreneurship resources on social media and other forms of communication
Provide feedback on new entrepreneurship resources
Assist with the development of new resources (i.e. webinars, handouts and guides)
Build a network of entrepreneurs in locale/region or community
Identify entrepreneurs or individuals interested in entrepreneurship in your locale/region or community
Help identify needs of entrepreneurs
Coordinate virtual or in-person meetings (scheduling, logistics, etc.)
Participate in Entrepreneurship Fund (formerly known as Fund for Undocumented Social Entrepreneurs) selection committee
Promote Entrepeneurship fund to potential applicants
Review preliminary and final applications
Participate in final selections
Please note: Entrepreneurship Ambassadors will not be eligible to apply for the Entrepreneurship Fund
The position will be supervised by the Lead Entrepreneurship Ambassador
Expand their knowledge about resources and support available to immigrant entrepreneurs
Develop planning, outreach, and facilitation skills
Sharpen communication skills and time-management
Contribute to and benefit from the larger E4FC family of staff and other program team leaders
The Entrepreneurship Ambassador will be thoroughly committed to E4FC’s mission and vision.
Have direct knowledge of or personal connection to the undocumented experience. This position is open to people of all of immigration statuses.
Experience with entrepreneurship (i.e. independent contracting, or starting a business or non-profit organization).
Have strong critical thinking skills and be detail oriented.
Be able to work independently and remotely online with a strong commitment to meeting deadlines.
Be able to cooperate and work effectively in a team.
Be willing to learn new skills and try new experiences.
Computer skills: Microsoft Office and Google Apps.
Have reliable access to a computer and internet from home.
Commit to 10-15 hours/week from June 30, 2018 through May 31, 2019
Participate in bi-weekly check-ins with Lead Entrepreneurship Ambassador
Participate in cross-training programming (professional development)
Attend quarterly meetings, including E4FC fellowship retreat (June 30-July 1, 2018) in California - meeting travel and accomodations will be paid for
Assuming the Entrepreneurship Ambassador Fellow fulfills all program requirements, they will receive a $11,000-$16,500 grant to support their participation in the program (based on the estimated number of hours of participation). The grant will be disbursed in monthly installments of $1,000-$1,500, upon successful completion of program requirements and responsibilities.