iGroup, a new Diversity Center program that launched in Fall 2015, aims to explore identities and systematic structures using a social justice lens and interpersonal relationships through sustained intergroup dialogue opportunities. Small groups of equal number of participants from diverse identity groups will be guided by trained student facilitators through structured interactions designed to provide content knowledge and opportunities for dialogue across different identities.
iGroup is seeking 4 iGroup Facilitators for Spring 2015 to co-lead intergroup dialogues exploring race. iGroup facilitators will utilize social justice frameworks to foster brave spaces that challenges students to engage in meaningful and thoughtful conversation and encourage intergroup action and leadership for positive social change within their multiple communities. Over a seven week period facilitators will collaborate to develop and guide students through structured interactions and content learning focused on: 1) Group beginnings: Forming understanding of dialogue 2) Exploring differences and commonalities of experience; 3) Exploring dialogue about challenging topics; and 4) Action planning for future growth and collaboration for allyship.
This is an unpaid leadership position. Internship credit may be awarded to individual students in consultation with a faculty sponsor and completion of an internship learning agreement.
Facilitators receive 15-hours of intensive dialogue training lead by The Diversity Center staff. Training will be held during J-Term. Dates and times TBD based off facilitators schedules. Facilitator training will include exploring social justice frameworks, strategies to create brave spaces, and navigating triggering events.
Successful candidates will:
- Have full time enrollment in PLU courses for the Spring 2015
- 5 semester and cumulative GPA and good academic and disciplinary standing
- A belief in social justice and an interest in promoting identity formation and cross cultural dialogue
- An interest in advancing their facilitation skills, specifically utilizing social justice frameworks
- Curiosity to continue their own leadership development and identity formation
- Organization, efficiency, punctuality, flexibility, and excellent communication skills
Individuals interested in applying must be able to commit to the following:
- 15 hours of facilitator training
- Additional 2 hours to assist with recruiting participants
- Attend all of the weekly dialogue sessions, Fridays 4pm – 6pm 2/12 – 3/18
- Engage in weekly iGroup facilitator meetings (1 hr/week)
Application Dates: To be posted in January 2017
How to Apply
Individuals who meet the minimum qualifications for the position and can meet the responsibilities and time commitment outlined above are encouraged to apply to become an iGroup Facilitator. To apply:
- Submit a current resume to Nicole Juliano @ firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the iGroup Facilitator application http://goo.gl/forms/7cvmuy2lP5