The SFC is seeking paid facilitators to support the SFC 2024 Community Review Process (CRP). The SFC is a partnership between 10 public, private, and nonprofit organizations that supports high-quality summer programs serving children and youth from low-income backgrounds in Baltimore City. The SFC values the perspectives of community members (e.g., young people and their adult caregivers) and includes them in the funding decisions that impact the opportunities available in their communities. The SFC will use feedback from community reviewers to make 100% of their grantmaking (about $4 million) decisions for summer 2024 funding.
Facilitation entails supporting small groups of adults and/or young people ages 14-24 as they use a rubric to score applications for summer funding that the SFC has received. Following each session, facilitators will be responsible for ensuring that the rubric and appropriate notes are submitted to Baltimore’s Promise.
CRP facilitators will work with Baltimore’s Promise, the administrative backbone of the Collaborative, to conduct CRP sessions including community reviewer trainings as well as in-person and virtual consensus meetings. Community reviewers will be youth and young adults ages 14-24 and parents/caregivers of youth up to age 13.
The commitment requires facilitators to: -Attend a training (90 min, dinner provided) on December 5, 6-7:30 PM (in-person, strongly encouraged) or December 7, 6-7:30 PM (virtual, back-up option) -Attend one or more community review sessions as a facilitator or notetaker -Clean-up/submit notes within 48 hours of session facilitation -Attend a feedback session for continuous quality improvement in February
CRP facilitators will be paid $50/hour; this includes training and facilitation hours. CRP facilitators should meet the following requirements: -Strong alignment to Baltimore’s Promise’s values and ways of working
-Previous experience leading and facilitating small group and large group meetings, in-person and virtually -Previous experience facilitating sessions including youth and young adults preferred -Proficiency with Zoom and Google Drive platforms -Baltimore City residency (strongly preferred)
We are accepting applications to become a community review facilitator on a rolling basis, until November 30. You will be notified if you have been accepted as a community review facilitator by December 1.