Apply to serve as the 2013 – 2014 Magee Fellow

Dwight Hall at Yale seeks a graduate/professional school student to serve as its 2013 – 2014 Magee Fellow to promote a culture of action and reflection at Dwight Hall, generate service and justice opportunities for students of faith, foster collaborative efforts between various faith-based and secular student organizations, and nurture the skills and well-being of student leaders.


The Rev. John G. Magee ‘06 Fellowship


Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice, is an independent, non-profit organization whose mission is “to foster civic-minded student leaders and to promote service and activism in New Haven and around the world.”  Dwight Hall supports the work of 90 student-run organizations, engaging nearly 3,500 undergraduate students each year in activities that promote social change.  Founded by undergraduates in 1886 as the Young Men’s Christian Association at Yale, Dwight Hall has evolved into a non-sectarian organization where students from diverse backgrounds can utilize resources to practice service and activism in New Haven and beyond.


The Rev. John G. Magee ’06 Fellowship was established at Dwight Hall in 1987 to maintain the religious roots upon which Dwight Hall was founded.  The Magee Fellow creates opportunities for reflection on the spiritual and moral dimensions of direct service and social action.  The Fellow works closely with the professional staff of Dwight Hall, leaders from the Dwight Hall Student Cabinet and Executive Committee, coordinators of the Social Justice Network, Education Network, Public Health Coalition, International Network and the Yale Chaplain’s Office through Yale Religious Ministries.  The Magee Fellow will be expected to work in concert with student leaders and staff to promote a culture of action and reflection at Dwight Hall, generate service and justice opportunities for students of faith, foster collaborative efforts between various faith-based and secular student organizations, and nurture the skills and well-being of student leaders.


The Magee Fellow will serve as an Advisor to each of the networks of Dwight Hall at Yale, by helping volunteers and activists develop the skills necessary to achieve social change.  Dwight Hall Networks are comprised of Dwight Hall member organizations, community-based affiliates, and Yale associate organizations. The Magee Fellow will also support the work of the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee as it pertains to interfaith outreach and/or graduate/professional school student outreach.


The 2013-2014 Magee Fellowship is a part-time position scheduled for an average of 10 hours per week.  Compensation is $4500 for the academic year, which begins August 28, 2013 and concludes May 19, 2014.  The Magee Fellow term is one academic year, with an option for a one year renewal at Dwight Hall’s discretion.  Dwight Hall will appoint one (1) Magee Fellow for the 2013-2014 academic year.


The Magee Fellow reports to the Executive Director of Dwight Hall.



Specific Responsibilities:


  • Support initiatives of Dwight Hall through active participation in events, identification of external resources, and advisement to student leaders;
  • Plan and execute forums and workshops for exploration of faith, spirituality, service, and justice through trainings, education, and awareness;
  • Advise and mentor student coordinators of the various Dwight Hall Networks to support their efforts by:
    1. providing guidance and identifying resources to support work and initiatives of the four networks;
    2. attending coordinator meetings as requested;
    3. assisting student coordinators to set goals and measure outcomes;
  • Meet with student group leaders early in the year to discuss goals, anticipated events, needs/concerns;
  • Suggest and initiate points of collaboration for groups with similar or complementary projects;
  • Invite student leaders to lunch/coffee once a semester for informal discussion on their groups’ progress;
  • Attend professional staff meetings:
    1. Periodic Dwight Hall at Yale staff meetings;
    2. monthly Yale Religious Ministries meetings;
    3. Dwight Hall at Yale Board of Directors meetings (September, January, April);
  • Attend Dwight Hall Student Cabinet meetings, including mandatory events for groups associated with various Dwight Hall Networks;
  • Provide support and guidance to member organizations of the Dwight Hall Student Cabinet and Dwight Hall networks as requested;
  • Host regular office hours and meet with student leaders as requested;
  • Facilitate post spring break reflections for alternative spring break groups, which requires booking space, and preparing reflection questions;
  • Coordinate the activities of a Dwight Hall mentorship team, which comprises Board members, community leaders, and graduate/professional students. Duties include:
    1. Maintaining contact with mentors;
    2. Recruiting new members;
    3. Matching groups with mentor(s) as determined by a group’s needs and the skills/interests of mentors;
    4. Host a small number of meet-and-greet social events with students and mentors throughout the year;
  • Meet with student leaders at the end of the semester to reflect on challenges and accomplishments;
  • Compose mini-report on student group accomplishments in various formats, including articles and visual timeline.


Application review begins Monday, April 29, 2013 with a final application deadline of May 3, 2013.  To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references, one of whom must be affiliated with Yale University, via mail, email, or fax to:


Magee Fellow Search Committee

Dwight Hall at Yale

P.O. Box 209008

New Haven, CT 06520-9008

203.432.2425 (fax)


Please contact the Dwight Hall Main Office at 203.432.2420 with questions.