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SCSA Fellowship Opportunities

Graduate and Undergraduate Fellowship Opportunity
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About SCSA
 
South Central Soccer Academy (SCSA) is located just south of Indianapolis, Indiana. The organization was founded in 1980, as the Center Grove Soccer Club (CGSC). It is the largest privately owned and managed youth soccer club in the area. SCSA provides recreational soccer for children ages 4 to 15. In addition, the club provides a range of competitive travel soccer teams for boys and girls ages 8 to 18. In the spring, CGSC also hosts the high school age teams featuring some of the finest high school players from area schools. Every year, in June and October, the club hosts two nationally recognized youth soccer tournaments, drawing over 10,000 soccer players and families from around the country.

South Central Soccer Academy has a new Indoor facility for year round training opportunities. All travel teams utilize the facility during the winter as well as having programs for recreational and specific development training.

The club is situated on 42 acres at the corner of Morgantown (C. R. 500 W) and Whiteland roads in Johnson County -- two miles west of the intersection of State Road 135 and Whiteland Road (C. R. 500 N). SCSA has a concession building, modern restrooms, clubhouse and two shelter areas. Our club is managed and operated by a volunteer board of directors and countless moms and dads who volunteer their time and effort.
 
The SCSA Fellow

SCSA seeks exceptional, analytical and entrepreneurial Fellows to serve in a one semester Fellowship role.  Open to graduate and undergraduate students the Fellows shadow the Executive Director, design and develop a fundraising strategy and work to improve the overall efficiency of the organization.

Responsibilities | Organizational Management & Fundraising (50%)
  • Help the Executive Director design and execute a fundraising strategy.
  • Learn about the basic aspects of financial management for a nonprofit organization.
  • Design and help write grant proposals for scholarships, capital projects and improvements at the club.
  • Learn about retirement plans, health insurance and creating competitive employee benefit packages for human resource management.
  • Help write comprehensive job descriptions of key leaders in the organization.
Responsibilities | Program Execution (30%)
  • Shadow the Executive Director and learn about the management tasks associated with running the organization.
  • Design programs and events that further the mission of the organization and also serve as fundraising vehicles. Help the organization successfully execute these programs.
Responsibilities | Impact Assessment and Reporting (10%)
  • Work with the Executive Director to design the SCSA annual economic and social impact report.
  • Identify and record all positive impacts our organization has on the community.
Responsibilities | Field Building (10%)
  • Shadow the Executive Director on meetings to meet with vendors, donors and sponsors.
  • Host an event to raise awareness of SCSA and the benefits we offer to the community.
  • Attend industry-specific events as a representative of SCSA.
  • Recruit and recommend a successor to continue your work.
Compensation and Benefits
This is not a paid position. We offer:
  • Hands-on, practical training in financial management and entrepreneurial strategy in a nonprofit is provided.
  • Opportunity to work one-on-one with, and shadow the Executive Director.
  • Priority consideration for potential paid positions if they are available in the future.
  • Connection to a network of high quality professionals on our Board and in the community.
  • With exceptional performance, a personal referral and reference from SCSA for post-graduation positions.
To Apply

This will be a competitive process, with no more than two fellows selected overall. To apply, please submit the following email only to
 
1)   Resume
2)   Cover letter of one page only stating your interest and experience.