JusTalks Peer Education Facilitator

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JusTalks Peer Education Facilitator


Institutional Diversity


Level C (Specialist)

Job Description:

Essential Functions:
Essential Functions:
Develops curricula for peer education workshops
Facilitates peer education workshops
Participates in ongoing learning related to facilitation
General Responsibilities:
Curriculum Development
JusTalks Peer Education Facilitators develop curricula for peer education workshops, which includes determining learning outcomes for students, designing interactive small-group activities, mapping out facilitated discussion questions, and sequencing content for flow and effectiveness.

Workshop Facilitation
JusTalks Peer Education Facilitators lead peer education workshops, which includes framing the learning environment and establishing expectations for how students will engage with each other in the space, posing discussion questions and guiding the conversation towards the intended learning outcomes, and responding to conflict/tension/disagreement/discomfort that arises using strategies to promote critical self-reflection and perspective taking.

Skill Building for Facilitation
JusTalks Peer Education Facilitators participate in bimonthly skill development training sessions designed to help them enhance their ability to lead peer education workshops, which involves reading assigned texts, engaging in role playing activities, and debriefing challenging moments they have encountered in 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 in order to develop effective interactive learning activities for students
Ability to recognize and respond effectively to conflict/tension/disagreement/discomfort that arises during peer education workshops
Ability to develop learning outcomes for students, design interactive learning activities, and sequence educational content
Experience: Applicants must have previously completed the J-Term JusTalks course

General Responsibilities:

- Recruiting students to participate in the J-term class by word of mouth, hosting informational sessions, flyering, and 1:1 conversations
- Reviewing applications of those who apply to be a facilitator
- Acting as a liaison between the organizing committee and the J-term class
- Assisting in coordinating the planning and logistics of the J-term events for first-years
- Managing first year student registration and sign ups with guidance and assistance from advisers
- Contributing to ideas and implementation of program assessment
- Meeting bi-weekly or as needed with campus administrators and partners to discuss progress and access resources/support
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Passion for social justice
- Knowledge of college systems and ability to work closely with students, staff and administrators
- Ability to stay organized
- Self motivated and able to work on a team
- Willingness to learn more about issues of equity, inclusion, personal identities and privilege
Previous experience as a JusTalks facilitator is helpful but not required.

This position is eligible for remote work from within the United States only.

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Middlebury, VT Campus

Is this an academic year or summer position?:

Academic Year

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Applicants should also complete this Google form with additional questions: https://forms.gle/qiy3VuCSsRbzcN9r5.

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Posted: 8/19/2020
Application Due: 2/18/2021
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