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Established as an initiative of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation in 2006, ROI Community, Inc., is a private operating foundation and is currently recruiting applicants interested in a one to two-year paid fellowship. This position is designed for a recent college graduate who is seeking opportunities and experiences that can help to shape future career and/or education goals.

The Leadership Initiatives Fellow will have the opportunity to help design and implement strategic initiatives related to talent, leadership and culture. The Fellow will support the operations of programs like the Schusterman Fellowship and gatherings of our grantees that focus on recruiting, developing and retaining exceptional professional and volunteer talent in the Jewish nonprofit sector. In the process, the Fellow will get to know and interact with many diverse and inspiring leaders.

Specific responsibilities of the Fellow include:

Assisting the team on key leadership initiatives:
 Provide support to Schusterman staff in the design and implementation of strategic initiatives such as the Schusterman Fellowship, CareerHub and Talent Alliance, and special projects as needed
 Arrange convenings and off-site gatherings for individuals, as well as partner and grantee organizations
 Help to develop and expand new and existing program areas such as cultivating the Schusterman Fellowship alumni community and fostering communities of practice among grantees
 Interact with and support program participants, who are diverse and inspiring leaders from across the Jewish nonprofit sector

Research and Support:
 Seek out, review and synthesize articles, blogs, studies and presentations related to the team’s strategic priorities in order to keep us on the leading edge and inform the direction of our work on topics such as leadership development, organizational capacity building, adult learning and development, delegation, facilitation techniques, giving feedback, working in teams, mindfulness, coaching and presence
 Draft blog posts, reports/presentations, emails and other materials on behalf of the Leadership Initiatives team

Data, Asset and Information Management:
 Build intake mechanisms and reports for key initiatives
 Design and maintain processes for application intake, program evaluation (e.g. surveys), micro grant management, online communications and other operational needs using Salesforce, FormAssembly, Marketing Cloud, Slack and other Schusterman-wide technology
 Act as the team “historian,” documenting meeting notes and outcomes, managing and storing final versions of program materials, gathering assets, etc.
 Provide administrative support for the team


 A Bachelor’s degree
 Ability to research and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently
 Excellent written and verbal communication skills
 Exceptional attention to detail and willingness to take on large and small tasks
 A commitment to Schusterman’s mission and values

 Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media
 An entrepreneurial spirit and creative mindset
 A high degree of resourcefulness, flexibility and curiosity
 Skill and comfort in prioritizing and delivering high-quality work in a fast-paced environment


To apply, send a resume along with a brief cover letter (400 words or less) and one writing sample to Colleen Cruikshank at

All applicants must complete a preliminary employment application. Note: completion of the application does not guarantee an interview.


The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change. We pursue our mission by working collaboratively with others to support and operate high-quality education, identity development, leadership training and service programs designed to help young people cultivate their growth as individuals and as leaders. Our work emphasizes efforts to improve public education in the United States, strengthen the global Jewish community and Israel, and enhance the quality of life in our founders' hometown of Tulsa, OK.
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