Ambassador Coordinator — 2021-22 School Year

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Description

What started in 2012 as weekly Twitter chats using #StuVoice has grown into a national student-led call to action for more equitable schools. Student Voice is by-students, for-students 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works in all 50 states to position and equip students as storytellers, organizers, and partners who advocate for student-driven solutions to educational inequity and injustice. 

Student Voice's work is driven by the belief that in order to achieve equity in schools, power must be meaningfully shifted towards young people most marginalized by the education system. Therefore, we model what we ask of institutions by actively elevating students to positions of decision making power across our work, starting with our entirely youth-led team. Composed of 15 high school and college students, our team brings together young people with deep experience in community action in distinct schools and contexts.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. Student Voice will begin contacting applicants for interviews on Wednesday, June 16.

Ambassador Program: Student Voice’s Ambassador Program recruits high school students from across the country to develop and implement projects to tackle equity issues in their school communities. With a place-based and student-led approach, Ambassadors have access to comprehensive support and training to facilitate the execution of these projects, including 1:1 mentorship and stipends for their work. Ambassadors join the program through a project proposal, which they then execute over the course of a semester. The Ambassador program has two cohorts per year, one from September through December, and another from February through May. The Ambassador Coordinator works in conjunction with the other Ambassador Coordinator, the Field Director, and the Student Voice team at large.  

Contract: June 2021 to May 2022 with option to renew

Hours: 10 hrs/week at $15/hour

Reports to: Field Director

Responsibilities

Redesigning the Ambassador Program:

  • Planning out the Ambassador program for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Co-creating comprehensive school-year calendar with the other program leader
  • In collaboration with other program leaders, develop an equitable, accessible application for Student Voice programming
  • Becoming familiar with and contribute to Student Voice’s values and theory of change

Running the Ambassador Program:

  • Recruiting, selecting, and onboarding Ambassadors for two semester-long cohorts
  • Facilitating virtual learning, skill development, and community building in biweekly calls
  • Conducting 1:1 meetings with Ambassadors to provide project support and guidance
  • Organizing small-group meetings and other learning experiences for Ambassadors
  • Contacting and recruiting guest speakers for calls
  • Meeting with the other Ambassador Coordinator regularly 
  • Working with the Field Director to conduct program evaluation 

Contributing to the Student Voice team:

  • Communicating with team members via Slack & email
  • Attending weekly team calls
  • Collaborating with other programs and the communications team
  • Consulting partner organizations on authentic youth engagement through Student Voice Strategies projects
  • Co-designing national campaigns as needs arise

Requirements

  • High school- or college-aged student with at least 10 hrs/week of dedicated work time
  • Experience with grassroots organizing and/or experience in a management role with a team, club, or program
  • Understanding of education justice and intersectional movement building
  • Familiarity with decision-making at a school, district, or state level
  • Familiarity with the American public school system
  • Willingness to learn about and commit to Student Voice’s shared team values
  • Strong communication and organization skills
  • Ability to be highly responsive in a remote setting
  • Possesses a growth mindset
  • Solid understanding of at least one of the following: (1) Art advocacy/the integration of the arts in social change (2) Education policy (at a local, city, state, or federal level) (3) Designing and implementing projects to address equity issues and make tangible change

Student Voice Perks

  • Competitive student salaries
  • Flexible work environment
  • Many travel opportunities
  • Build connections with education equity leaders
  • Work on a subject of personal passion
  • Collaborative, real-world experience in a youth-centered environment

Equal Opportunity

Please know Student Voice provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Student Voice complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

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