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Grand Assistant for Mandela Washington Fellowship

Applications will be reviewed as they are recieved.  Applications will close February 1, 2022 or when we have hired all 5 positions. 

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About the Mandela Washington Fellowship

The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders is the flagship program of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI). Since 2014, the program has empowered young Africa leaders through academic coursework, leadership training, and networking. Appalachian State University previously hosted in-person cohorts from 2016 to 2019 and a virtual cohort in 2020.

In summer 2022, App State will welcome outstanding young leaders from Sub-Saharan Africa to our campus for 6 weeks, helping them hone their leadership skills in Civic Engagement. We are looking for five junior staff members to join our team!

About this position

  • Grant Assistant - 5 positions available
  • 6 weeks -June 8, 2021 to July 17, 2021 (with the possibility of extending to August 6)
  • 8 hours per week - $15 per hour - up to $720
  • Application Required.  Applications will be reviewed as they are received.
  • Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Duties:

The Mandela Washington Fellowship Grant Assistant will  

  • Help with transporting Fellows, including becoming trained and driving 12-passenger vans
  • Attend cultural events in the community with Fellows, including Horn in the West, 4th July events, Jones House Music Jam, etc.
  • Interact with Fellows and make them feel welcome
  • Publishing stories and digital journals about this project 
  • Assisting with program logistics
  • Managing digital archiving
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Up to $720 (8 hours per week for 6 weeks at $15 per hour)
  • Professional development in:
    • Program logistics
    • Digital Journalism and storytelling
    • Office setting / professional comportment
    • Communication and networking
    • Intercultural competencies
  • Mentoring by program staff
  • Project management experience
  • Customer service experience

Preferred Qualifications and Experience:

  • NC Drivers license with clean driving record
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, specifically PowerPoint and Word
  • Proficient in Google Suite, specifically G-mail, Calendar, Docs, and Sharing
  • Capable of working independently 
  • Experience with graphic design software
  • Video production and editing experience