Foundation Fellow, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Schusterman seeks an outstanding recent college graduate for a one-year fellowship in its Atlanta, GA office.

North AmericaAtlanta, GA
Apply by: 
Jan 31, 2017

Posted December 27, 2016

The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (Schusterman) is a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change for themselves, the Jewish community and the broader world. 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.


Schusterman seeks an outstanding recent college graduate for a one-year fellowship in its Atlanta, GA office. The Fellow will assist the Atlanta-based Schusterman team in implementing various projects and strategic initiatives that help create vibrant Jewish life around the world by empowering young Jews to embrace the joy of Judaism, build inclusive Jewish communities, support the State of Israel and repair the world. Specific responsibilities will include:

1)      Assist the Atlanta-based Schusterman Team on Key Programmatic Initiatives

  • Provide support to program staff on design and implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Arrange convenings and meetings for program participants and partners.
  • Draft program-related documentation and conduct due-diligence on potential programs, program participants and potential collaboration partners.  

2)       Research and Due Diligence

  • Seek out, review and synthesize relevant articles, blogs, studies and presentations related to Schusterman’s programmatic areas, strategic priorities and topics of interest. 
  • Conduct “mappings” of new and existing program areas.  

3)      Communications

  • Draft blogs, talking points, correspondence and other materials on behalf of Schusterman programmatic initiatives. 

4)      Plan and Initiate Internal Atlanta Office Programs

  • Plan quarterly service experiences based on Jewish values.
  • Coordinate other team building activities and events, as appropriate.

5)     Administrative Support

  • Provide backup administrative support for general office functions as necessary.
  • Maintain records of interactions and opportunities with organizations and young adults in our networks.


The Fellow must have the following specific qualifications:  

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Analytical and research abilities necessary to plan and organize programmatic and partnership activities, collect and evaluate data, and identify opportunities to utilize Foundation resources effectively (experience in program evaluation preferred).
  • Ability to research and manage multiple projects simultaneously and work independently.
  • High attention to detail and willingness to be hands-on as necessary.
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and creative approach to strategy development.
  • An ability to thrive in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment.  
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and constructively across teams and with national and international partners.  
  • An ability to conduct formal presentations.
  • Understanding of community dynamics and familiarity with national and international Jewish institutions and the pro-Israel community.   
  • Knowledge of Jewish life, Jewish community and Israel.  
  • Computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and social media.  
  • A commitment to the mission and values of the Foundation.


Interested applications should send a cover letter and resume to Kate Belza at [email protected] by January 31, 2017. All applicants must complete a preliminary employment application (and send it with your resume). Completion of the application does not guarantee an interview.