Summary of Opportunity:
Dwight Hall at Yale, Center for Public Service and Social Justice, is an independent, non-profit organization with a mission “to nurture and inspire students as leaders of social change and to advance justice and service in New Haven and around the world.” Founded in 1886 and housed on Old Campus, Dwight Hall has evolved into a non-sectarian organization where students from diverse backgrounds can utilize resources to advance justice and service in New Haven and beyond.
The Dwight Hall Graduate Service Fellowship serves to promote and support community engagement among students in the graduate and professional schools at Yale. The fellow, a graduate or professional student at Yale, works closely with the professional staff of Dwight Hall, leaders from the Dwight Hall Student Cabinet and Executive Committee, and graduate and professional students and staff responsible for community service and engagement efforts originating in their schools. The Fellow will assist and encourage the development of sustainable projects and activities led by graduate and professional school students and staff in collaboration with community partners around New Haven.
The Fellow will serve as an advisor and liaison to each of the graduate and professional school communities, by helping student volunteers and leaders develop the skills necessary to design and achieve sustainable and healthy community engagement efforts in the City of New Haven, in support of the University’s Student Life Division’s priority to “deepen the reach of and engagement with service learning across all academic units” and to “expand service of Dwight Hall to include support for graduate and professional school students and to deepen impact on all students.”
The 2019-2020 Graduate Service Fellowship is a part-time position scheduled for an average of 5 hours per week. Compensation is $18 per hour for the academic year, which begins August 31, 2019 and concludes April 30, 2020. The Fellowship term is one academic year, with a preference for candidates who will be able to take on the position for two years. There are two fellowships available.
The Graduate Service Fellow reports to Marquita Taylor, Assistant Director for Innovation and Leadership Development at Dwight Hall.
Specific Responsibilities and Expectations of the Graduate Service Fellow:
• Outreach and communication with Graduate and Professional Schools to promote and support community engagement and visibility
• Planning and implementing a Days of Service for graduate and professional schools in coordination with Dwight Hall’s Institutional Service Coordinator of Assistant Director for Innovation and Leadership Development. This fellow will likely need to be on site and help manage the service projects.
• Supporting initiatives of Dwight Hall through active participation in events, identification of external resources, and advisement to student leaders, including attending mandatory events for groups associated with various Dwight Hall Networks;
• Maintain relationships with community partners in coordination with Dwight Hall staff and student executive committee and help to identify projects and efforts that support community needs and interests.
• The planning and execution of two workshops/events per semester at Dwight Hall.
• Planning and implementing a personal project. Previous examples include planning a weeklong celebration of activism in New Haven, researching and organizing documents pertaining to the history of Dwight Hall and developing communications material for external publishing. This personal project may help to:
a. Provide guidance and identify resources to support work and initiatives of the Social Justice Network
b. Facilitate opportunities for reflection and/or spiritual engagement with Dwight Hall’s aims
c. Stretch the reach of students at Dwight Hall, by bringing local, national, and/or global issues into conversation with the projects students undertake.
• Attend professional staff meetings:
a. Bi-weekly (or at least monthly) attendance at Dwight Hall at Yale staff meetings;
b. Dwight Hall at Yale Board of Directors meetings (September, January, April);
Applications must be received by Friday May 17, 2019 and select candidates will be invited to interview. To apply, submit an application via the student employment site, also please submit a resumé, proposal for a personal project, and tentative workshop proposals or ideals, along with contact information for three references, one of whom must be affiliated with Yale University, via email to:
Please contact Marquita Taylor with any questions.
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