Job InformationClassification Number900853Classification TitleJusTalks CoordinatorDepartmentInstitutional DiversityLevelLevel C (Specialist)Job Description
Compiles benchmarking data from other institutions of higher education related to peer education programs
Does ongoing research to identify training resources and activities that can be used for peer education
Reviews academic literature on social justice pedagogy to identify content for J-Term course
Recruits new peer education facilitators for the J-Term course
Collaborates with campus partners to coordinate peer education workshops for students
Manages scheduling and logistics for peer education workshops
Compiles peer education workshop assessment data
Drafts annual assessment report for JusTalks peer education program
Social Justice Peer Education Benchmarking
The JusTalks Coordinator will do benchmarking research on both the peer education workshops offered at other colleges and the facilitator training provided to peer educators at other colleges. This research will be used to enhance the JusTalks program infrastructure on an ongoing basis.
Research Support for Curriculum Development
JusTalks peer education facilitators will meet twice a month to work on developing workshop curricula. As the peer education facilitators identify topics they would like to focus on for their workshops, the JusTalks Coordinator will provide support by doing research to identify existing training resources and compile existing activities.
Research Support for J-Term Course Development
The JusTalks Coordinator will provide research support to identify articles and resources related to social justice pedagogy and facilitation techniques that will be used to develop the curriculum for the J-Term course that JusTalks peer education facilitators are required to take.
Campus Outreach to Recruit JusTalks Peer Education Facilitators
Each fall, the JusTalks Coordinator will manage the process of recruiting students to sign up for the J-Term JusTalks course and to serve as J-Term peer education facilitators.
Campus Outreach to Promote JusTalks
Beginning in the Spring 2020 semester, JusTalks will offer ongoing peer education workshops for students on campus. The JusTalks Coordinator will do outreach to key areas (Res Life, Athletics, Student Activities/Student Orgs, Center for Community Engagement, Privilege & Poverty Program, etc.) to invite campus partners to host JusTalks workshops for their students.
Logistics Management for JusTalks Workshops
As campus partners request JusTalks workshops, the JusTalks Coordinator will be responsible for managing logistics (room reservations, training supplies, coordinating with facilitators to assign workshops based on interest and availability, etc.).
Assessment Management for JusTalks Workshops
Every JusTalks workshop will have its own individual assessment survey, and all workshops will be assessed at the end of the session. The JusTalks Coordinator is responsible for ensuring assessments are prepped prior to each workshop and that assessment data is compiled afterwards. The student coordinator will also create a cumulative assessment report at the end of the spring semester that includes data for all JusTalks workshops.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Nuanced understanding of systems of oppression (racism, classism, ableism, heterosexism, etc.)
Nuanced understanding of the interpersonal, institutional and cultural barriers experienced by members of historically underrepresented communities
Critical awareness of facilitation techniques such that potential training resources can be evaluated for relevance and effectiveness
Ability to use 25 Live to manage room scheduling
Ability to collaborate with campus partners to identify common goals and plan events designed to meet those goals
Ability to do general research (data gathering and comparison)
Ability to do specialized research (literature review of academic articles)
Ability to analyze and report out on assessment data
Applicants must have previously served as a JusTalks peer education facilitator to be eligible for this position.
This position is eligible for remote work within the United States only.Posting NumberSTU00955LocationMiddlebury, VT CampusIs this an academic year or summer position?Academic YearOpen DateClose DateOpen Until FilledNoSpecial Instructions to ApplicantsQuicklink for Postinghttp://middlebury.peopleadmin.com/postings/21566Supplemental Questions for Posting
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