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Marketing & Communications Fellow

A Shared Vision

Service Year Alliance believes that a service year should be a common expectation and opportunity for every young American, and works everyday to realize that vision. The force of service years at scale can repair broken cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty. It could unite the most diverse nation in history, binding people of different backgrounds through common cause. It can inspire young Americans to serve for a year, and in the process, forge them into the leaders for life our nation needs.

Our Vision

A service year becomes a common expectation and common opportunity, and within a generation, every year, one million young Americans engage in a service year, solving important problems while transforming their own lives.

Why Now: Broken Citizenship and Pressing Challenges

Today, the need for a common experience of citizenship in our country is more poignant than ever. We are drifting apart. Contrary to the illusion of constant connectivity, Americans are isolated from one another—geographically, ethnically, economically, religiously, and culturally. Traditional forms of civic participation have atrophied. Many Americans’ sole contribution to the country is through paying taxes—not nearly enough to bind people to their communities. Only one in three eligible voters turned out in the last election. Less than one percent of Americans serve in the military. There’s a chance—right now—to inspire a renewed sense of citizenship capable of solving our biggest challenges and creating the leaders our nation needs.

Neither the idea of national service nor our vision are new, but this moment in time tells us they are both deeply needed and never before more achievable.    


Position Description

Are you passionate about making a difference? Is this coupled with an understanding of how to tell a great story online that rallies people to your cause? If so, this role is perfect for you. We’re looking for an individual to do a service year with our marketing & communications department, where you will work on delivering impactful campaigns, help with social media community management, and play a crucial role in implementing new communication strategies to grow service year opportunities and awareness.


Service Activities:

  • Adopting our brand voice through social media community management
  • Writing for digital channels
  • Researching and learning best practices to inform strategies and materials for Service Year Alliance and host organizations
  • Creating and maintaining marketing resources, including social media posts, emails, website material, graphics, videos, and press releases
  • Planning and conducting a marketing pilot with selected service year host organizations
  • Analyze unmet marketing needs and recommend solutions


Skills Gained:

Communications, Marketing, Project management, Communications strategies, Direct marketing, Marketing effectiveness, Video production, Social media strategy and Community management, Time management, Collaboration



  • Familiarity with managing or writing for digital channels (Websites, Blogs, Social Media)
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills are a bonus


About Service Year Alliance

Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college — or as a way to get back on track — gives young people the chance to transform their lives, make an impact in their community, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty. It can unite the most diverse nation in history, binding people of different backgrounds through common cause. Service Year Alliance is asking nonprofits, higher education institutions, cities and states, companies and foundations, policymakers of both parties, and people of all ages to join the movement.


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