We are now accepting applications for our 2017 fellowship program!
Dates: June 2017 - June 2018. Apply by January 1.
See application details below!
About the Program
Each year CTC Ten selects two individuals to serve as CTC Ten Fellows in Cape Town, South Africa. These fellowships provide well qualified candidates the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to best practices in the field of youth development, the process through which young people acquire the cognitive, social, and emotional skills to better navigate the challenges life in the Township presents. This is centered on programmatic monitoring and evaluation.
Every attempt is made to match the interest and skills of the fellow with the needs of the organization. As part of the local program and facility management team at the Chris Campbell Memorial Community Center in Khayelitsha, South Africa, CTC Ten Fellows work closely with our partner organizations, and are instrumental to the success of delivery of community and life skill enhancement programs.
Fellows gain valuable field and work experience in facility and program management, international sociology, health, economics, HIV and AIDS prevention, conflict resolution and youth development through sports. Most importantly, Fellows develop meaningful, long-term relationships with communities to help build local capacity and ownership.
CTC Ten is committed to continuous evaluation and improvement of our programs to facilitate youth and community outcomes. We are seeking a graduate fellow with strong quantitative and qualitative skills to execute, analyze and increase the effectiveness of our programming. Our graduate fellow will have the opportunity to see our programming and health based curricula in action, evaluate our current monitoring techniques, suggest and implement new techniques where appropriate, and use data analysis skills to suggest improvement. Graduate fellows are free to discuss independent research ideas with CTC Ten staff as they relate to the mission of our Organization and pursue opportunities for publication.
Responsibilities of Fellows include but are not limited to:
- Assisting in planning, implementing and managing mentoring and educational programs focused on life skills, violence prevention, conflict resolution and public health;
- Measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of programming at the Chris Campbell Memorial Facility on health outcomes and violence reduction among our target communities;
- Conduct focus groups with program participants at the Chris Campbell Memorial Facility;
- Design tools to help CTC Ten and their partner organizations better capture the impact of programming and curricula;
- Network with community organizations to develop relationships with CTC Ten, its partners and the programs and services at the Chris Campbell Memorial Facility;
- Research and identification of best practices for business, program and curriculum development;
- Facility management, operating as a CTC Ten liaison coordinating local service providers and incremental construction projects; and
- Marketing via social media and press releases regarding programs and events.
Ideal Fellowship candidates are genuinely and fully committed to CTC Ten’s mission and programs. These candidates will also be responsible, self motivated, independent, resourceful, hard working, creative, flexible, passionate, culturally-aware, open-minded, and intellectually mature. Additionally, they will demonstrate:
- Enthusiasm for and experience working with young people;
- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written;
- Leadership experience;
- Experience living or working in multi-cultural environments or other relevant international experience;
- Excellent computer skills;
- Passion for athletics and the social development values athletics embodies;
- Commitment to social justice, community service and international health and development; and
- A passion to make a difference in the lives of those in great need of a role model and a life compass!
Typically fellowship participants spend a full year working with CTC Ten at the Chris Campbell Memorial Field in South Africa. We are currently recruiting for two fellowship spots to join us from June 2017 – June 2018.
Finances: The fellowship is unpaid, but CTC Ten provides a stipend for housing, living expenses, roundtrip travel to Cape Town, and reimbursement for recommended health vaccinations/shots. Included in the living expenses is a shared car and local cell phone.
We are currently accepting applications for our annual placement beginning in June 2017. Interested applicants should fill out our JobScore application with a resume and cover letter no later than January 1st 2017.After Your Fellowship
Upon return to the United States, Fellows will be expected to participate fully in post-program activities. These activities include giving presentations about CTC Ten, the activities at the Chris Campbell Memorial Community Center, and their experience at local schools, universities, community organizations, and other such institutions and public forums. They will also be expected to submit a formal report evaluating their experience, providing comments and suggestions for improvement.For further information, please contact the fellowship program coordinators at email@example.com.