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 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 advance justice and service in New Haven and beyond.
The Rev. John G. Magee Fellowship was established in 1987 to maintain the religious roots upon which Dwight Hall was founded. 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, Dwight Hall’s institutional programs, and the Yale Chaplain’s Office through Yale Religious Ministries. The Magee Fellow will be expected to work alongside student leaders and staff to promote a culture of action and reflection at Dwight Hall, 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 also support the work of the Dwight Hall Student Executive Committee and student groups as it pertains to interfaith outreach and/or graduate/professional student outreach.
The 2019-2020 Magee Fellowship is a part-time position scheduled for an average of 5 hours per week. Compensation is $20 per hour, for up to 75 hours per semester. The academic year begins August 31, 2019 and concludes April 30, 2020. Fellow are not expected to work during scheduled breaks and reading periods. 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 Magee Fellow reports to Marquita Taylor, Assistant Director for Innovation and Leadership Development at Dwight Hall.
Specific Responsibilities and Expectations of the Magee Fellow:
¥ Planning and executing creative forums for the exploration of faith, spirituality, ethics, service, and justice through:
a. Helping to organize chats at the Coffee House facilitated by Dwight Hall staff
Meeting with student leaders as requested;
b. Seeking out opportunities for supporting the work of the chaplain’s office and collaborating with them where appropriate
c. The planning and execution of two workshops/events per semester at Dwight Hall
d. The planning and execution of a spring Faith and Social Justice conference
e. Helping organize the Dwight Hall alternative winter break, spring break, or summer break trip.
¥ 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:
f. Provide guidance and identify resources to support work and initiatives of the Social Justice Network
g. Facilitate opportunities for reflection and/or spiritual engagement with Dwight Hall’s aims
h. Stretch the reach of students at Dwight Hall, by bringing local, national, and/or global issues into conversation with the projects students undertake.
¥ Supporting initiatives of Dwight Hall through active participation in events, identification of external resources, and advisement to student leaders;
¥ Supporting the alumni outreach of Dwight Hall by working on a Magee Fellow alumni network in collaboration with Johnny Scafidi, Director of Development and Alumni Relations;
¥ Attend professional staff meetings:
i. Bi-weekly (or at least monthly) attendance at Dwight Hall at Yale staff meetings;
j. Monthly Yale Religious Ministries meetings;
¥ Provide “moments of reflection” at the beginning or end of the three annual meetings of the board of directors
¥ Provide support and guidance to student leaders and member organizations of the Dwight Hall Student Cabinet, Executive Committee, and Dwight Hall networks as requested.
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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