What is an Advocate?

Advocates create intentional welcoming communities and promote diversity, justice, and sustainability through advocacy, peer education, and programing.  Diversity Advocates and Community Advocates serve in the dCenter, The CAVE, Kreidler Lounge, and Community Garden.  Advocates design and implement community programs with attention to specific populations and use of a DJS lens, engage with a community that values multiple perspectives, and serve as an advocate for self, community, and the environment.

 

2019-2020 Advocate Positions

Apply by 4/1 @ 11:59pm

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

dCenter

The dCenter is a community that explores and celebrates issues of intersectional identity and social justice. Our programs and resources center the voices, leadership, and needs of minoritized identities inclusive of those who identify as people of color, LGBTQIA+, undocumented, first in the family, and all interested in diversity, justice, and sustainability.

Positions available:

Diversity Advocate (3 positions, 10 hrs)

dCenter dAdvocatess facilitate dialogue, host programs, and serve as peer educators to sustain general awareness on campus about current political, economic, and social issues related to culture, intersectional identity, social justice, and sustainability awareness and education.  dCenter dAdvocates will:

  • Work as a team to support the management of the dCenter space and cultivate an inclusive community.
  • Contribute creativity through collaboration to dCenter annual programs including Fall retreats, Global Getdown, JTerm Book Group, & Spirit of Diversity Awards.
  • Facilitate meetings, workshops, and trainings for groups such as the Club Coalition, Rieke Scholars, and other student leaders.
  • Represent the dCenter at University programs and meetings.  

Diversity Advocate - Marketing & Communications (1 positions, 10 hrs)

The dAdvocate – Marketing & Communication will:

  • Work as a team to support the management of the dCenter space and cultivate an inclusive community.
  • Contribute creativity  to Diversity Center signature programs and dAdocate coordinated meetings and workshops
  • Compile bimonthly Talk of Tuesday newsletter
  • Curate and maintain social media accounts
  • Design print and digital marketing for the dCenter

The CAVE

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)

The CAVE dAdvocate will assist in the daily operations of The Diversity center and The CAVE including coordinating bi-monthly newsletters and managing departmental email, social media, and website.
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 Linked Course (WRI 101) activities, encourage their participation in First Year Experience Programs such as Explore!
  • Coordinate and implement 1 program per 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 a 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)

The Kreidler dAdvocate will assist in the daily operations of The Diversity Center and The Kreidler Lounge 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, Pi Day, and NSO presentations.
  • Serve as the leisan to the Kreidler Residence Hall RHC and Residential Student 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 for 20+ new Transfer students each semester. Connect with transfer students monthly in 1:1 LuteConnect meetings and encourage their participation in campus programs in events connected to their intended major and interests.
  • Coordinate and implement 1 program per 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 PLU staff 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! The Garden works intentionally to donate a variety of fruits and vegetables to the Trinity Lutheran Food Pantry. There are also garden plots available for community members too.

Positions Available:

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

Community Garden Diversity Advocate 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
  • Design and implement programs and activities connected to individual social justice and advocacy passions.