Students of color are encouraged to apply.
This position will manage all leadership activities in partnership with the Faculty coordinator. This includes keeping track of meeting schedules for student groups (that meet in the fanon center), recruit students to attend discussion groups and other events, conduct outreach on campus.
The person in this position will place volunteers with the appropriate programs and/or aspects of the COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER. One of the primary functions of this position will be to keep track of the number of total hours each month volunteers spend working at the COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER.
This position will involve:
- Basic organizational policies and procedures for coordinating volunteers
- Developing schedules for student groups and facility usage.
- Basic Excel spreadsheets
- How to work and coordinator multiple programs needs.
- Basics of the COMMUNITY STRATEGY CENTER’s community organizing framework.
- Topical research supports issues that groups are working on such as immigration, the effects and fallout from welfare reform, health care, living wages, corporate accountability, and more. In particular, there is a need for students interested in peacebuilding and violence prevention advocacy.
- The research enables us to provide better education and strategic planning support.
- Professional political work includes research assistance and helps with designing ongoing organizing campaigns.
- Maintain computer and research files, including network and bibliographic databases.
- Administrative tasks include maintaining files sorting mail searching newspapers and magazines for articles and some photocopying.
- Scheduling meetings with the new community advisory council for the Fanon Center, in coordination with the Faculty Coordinator.
- Organize and implement orientations and training opportunities for students to get them acquainted with the new Fanon Center building and to recruit for our programs and events.
Student workers will engage in topical computer research, professional communication, networking skills to build community coalitions across campus and in the community.
Student workers will help people in their fight for social justice and raising critical consciousness. They will do this by engaging in local politics, visiting people at their home or place of work to find out information regarding their interest in community development; organizing or participating in direct action, assisting in building coalitions between labor and community organizations, educating the public or rallying support on important community issues, campaigning for workers rights. Student workers will use our low-intensity community-organizing model.
Student workers will gain experience in organizing on a local level, working with community organizers, politicians, and people who are in need of help. Student workers will be introduced to a number of national campaigns centering on such diverse topics as (but not limited to):
immigration, racial justice
minimum wage, economic justice
organizing principles and practices,
among other issues!