The Ruth S. Shur Fellows (or national coaches) are a part of the support network provided to participating state and local Leagues through the Membership and Leadership Development (MLD) Program. The Fellows mentor and build relationships with state and local League leaders around best practices to engage new members and volunteers, gain visibility in the community, and develop new leaders with the goal of furthering our mission impact work in communities throughout the nation.
The Shur Fellows team is comprised of dynamic and dedicated volunteers from across the country who are selected and trained to support state and local leaders on organizational development issues to expand our community engagement/involvement. Our 2018-2020 Fellows will also assist in the support and training of our continued Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion initiative.
Applications are now open to any active League member interested in applying. You can nominate yourself or another member.
The application is available at https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4411145/LWVUS-2018-2020-Ruth-S-Shur-Fellow-Nomination-Form and will be open through Monday, August 20.
Learn more about the program here.
Any League member who has a passion for and interest in building the League and mentoring League leaders may apply to become a Ruth S. Shur Fellow. Current members of the LWVUS Board or currently sitting State League Presidents may not apply for this position. Please note that being a Ruth S. Shur Fellow is a two-year commitment; League members who would like to pursue being an LWVUS Board member or State President in the next two years should not apply for this position.