What is an Advocate?

Advocates are student leaders at PLU who work to create intentional welcoming communities and promote social justice and sustainability awareness and education.  Advocates will explore and promote the principles of Diversity, Justice, and Sustainability and uphold the values of the Diversity Center, The Cave, and Kreidler, and Community Garden communities.

Apply by 4/1 @ 11:59pm

  1. Complete application on Career Opportunities Board
  2. Complete supplemental application

dCenter

The dCenter has the “comfiest couches and the best conversations” welcoming students, faculty, and staff interested in engaging in dialogue about social justice topics and celebrating diverse perspectives.

Diversity Advocates are student leaders at PLU who bring initiative and innovative ideas to contribute to the mission statement of The Diversity Center through promoting diversity, social justice, and sustainability awareness and education.  Diversity Advocates work as a team to coordinate the programing and cultivate the communities of the dCenter, CAVE, Kreidler, and PLU Garden.  Diversity Advocates will assist in the daily operations of The Diversity center including coordinating bi-monthly newsletters and managing departmental email, social media, and website.  

Positions available:

Diversity Advocate - Dialogue Coordinator (1 position, 10 hrs)

The Diversity Advocate – Dialogue Coordinator will:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of the dCenter dialogue programs which could include iGroup, JTerm book group, intentional dialogue in dCenter, and campus partner workshops.  

Diversity Advocate - Clubs and Orgs Connections (1 position, 10 hrs)

The Diversity Advocate – Club and orgs connections  will:

  • Serve as a liaison between the dCenter and diversity, justice, and sustainability student clubs and organizations on campus seeking out ways to partner and collaborate.   

Diversity Advocate - Scholar Coordinator (1 position, 10 hrs)

The Diversity Advocate – Scholar Coordinator will assist in the coordination and management of the Rieke Scholars and their engagement with the dCenter. 

  • Coordinate the Rieke Scholar Leadership Program which includes
    • Design and facilitate monthly scholar workshops focused on leadership formation through engaging with topics of diversity, justice, and sustainability.
    • Serve as a peer mentor to Rieke Scholars and other community members of the dCenter

The CAVE

Each year PLU welcomes about 100 first year and 100 second year commuter students. The CAVE serves as a home-away-from-home for first and second year commuter students students through providing physical resources to meet a commuter’s basic needs, connections to campus resources designed to support students academic and social transition and success at PLU, and opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with other PLU student and campus life.

Positions Available: 

Diversity Advocate - The CAVE Coordinator (1 position, 10 hrs)

Diversity Advocates are student leaders at PLU who bring initiative and innovative ideas to contribute to the mission statement of The Diversity Center through promoting diversity, social justice, and sustainability awareness and education. Diversity Advocates work as a team to coordinate the programing and cultivate the communities of the dCenter, CAVE, Kreidler, and PLU Garden. Diversity Advocates will assist in the daily operations of The Diversity center including coordinating bi-monthly newsletters and managing departmental email, social media, and website.
The Diversity Advocate – The CAVE will:

  • Support the supervision of the CAVE Community Advocates through coordinating staff schedules, developing agendas for weekly staff meetings, and implementing leadership development and support.
  • Coordinate the programs hosted by The CAVE Community advocates through advertisement support and logistics
  • Serve as the leisan to the Student Activities Board and other clubs and organizations that utilize The CAVE.

CAVE Community Advocates (7 positions, 5 hrs)

Community Advocates are community builders committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for commuter, transfer, and Veteran students. CAVE Community Advocates:

  • Work as a team of Community Advocates to staff The CAVE and create an intentional and welcoming community for all that visit the space.
    Serve as a resource and peer mentor to 15-20 first year commuter students.
  • Connect with first year students monthly in 1:1 LuteConnect meetings and CAVE Cluster Meet Ups, encourage their participation in First Year Experience Programs such as Explore! And MAPworks.
  • Coordinate and implement 1 program/semester that intentionally connects first and second year commuter students with campus resources or traditions and strengthens The CAVE Community.

Kreidler Lounge

The Kreidler Lounge serves as a home-away-from-home for Junior, Senior, Commuter, Transfer, and Veteran Students.  The Kreidler Lounge provides physical space and online resources to meet a commuter’s basic needs, connections to campus resources designed to support students academic and social transition and success at PLU, and opportunities to develop meaningful relationships with other PLU student and campus life.

Positions Available:

Diversity Advocate - Kreidler Lounge Coordinator (1 position, 10 hrs)

Diversity Advocates are student leaders at PLU who bring initiative and innovative ideas to contribute to the mission statement of The Diversity Center through promoting diversity, social justice, and sustainability awareness and education.  Diversity Advocates work as a team to coordinate the programing and cultivate the communities of the dCenter, CAVE, Kreidler, and PLU Garden.  Diversity Advocates will assist in the daily operations of The Diversity center including coordinating bi-monthly newsletters and managing departmental email, social media, and website.

The Diversity Advocate -Kreidler Lounge Coordinator will:

  • Support the supervision of the Kreidler Community Advocates through coordinating staff schedules,  developing agendas for weekly staff meetings,  and implementing leadership development and support.
  • Coordinate the implementation of annual Kreidler Lounge programing including the Veteran’s Day Celebration, and Pi Day.
  • Serve as the leisan to the Kreidler Residence Hall RHC and Community Assistant Staff

Kreidler Lounge Community Advocate (4 positions, 5 hrs)

Community Advocates are community builders committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive campus for commuter, transfer, and Veteran students.  Kreidler Community Advocates:

  • Work as a team of Community Advocates to staff the Kreidler Lounge and create an intentional  and welcoming community for all that visit the space.
  • Serve as a resource and peer mentor 20+ new Transfer students each semester.  Connect with transfer students monthly in 1:1 LuteConnect meetings and Meet Ups, encourage their participation in campus programs in events connected to their intended major and interests.  
  • Coordinate and implement 1 program/semester that intentionally connects commuter, transfer, and Veteran students with campus resources or traditions and strengthens the Kreidler Lounge community.   

Community Garden

The PLU Community Garden is completely run by students and the community with staff and faulty support. The Garden is dedicated to adding local, fresh produce to the Parkland community while providing a resource to experienced gardeners and those just beginning!

Positions Available:

Diversity Advocate - Community Garden (1 position, 10 hrs)

The Diversity Advocate – Community Garden will:

  • Recruit and manage garden volunteers
  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to organize food justice opportunities
  • Serve on DJS FUNd Team
  • Work independently to contribute to garden progress and success

*This position will begin in June 2018