Collegiate Leadership Opportunity – Campus Activist
Young people across the country are taking leadership of the change that they want to see in their communities. A huge part of that leadership happens through voting. Ours to Change is looking to support young leaders who are interested in spurring that same change in Mississippi.
Ahead of a very important General Election in 2019 and a busy 2020 Legislative Session, this is the perfect opportunity to organize young people around the issues they care about. Mississippi’s ability to move forward in a positive direction is centered on young people organizing, voting, and being civically engaged.
With the support of Ours to Change Leadership, campus activist will help to organize young people on their campus, register them to vote, and keep their peers engaged. We want to create a network of young leaders who take ownership of the change that needs to happen in the state. This semester long opportunity will give college students a unique opportunity to expand their skills leadership, organizing, and public policy while also helping to build an engaged electorate.
Purpose: Engage college students in OTC vision and provide education and training to organize their campus friends and classmates around the 2019 election and issues in education.
Outcome: Desired outcome is increased participation among young voters in Mississippi while educating voters on the importance of fully funding public education. Campus organizers will learn key organizing and electoral skills from program participation.
Primary Roles and Responsibilities:
- Campus Activists will help to register students on their campus to vote.
- Help to create and implement a college outreach plan that supports the goal of registering young people to vote and fully funding public education statewide in Mississippi
- Cultivate relationships with other student leaders as well as , elected officials, and relevant community partners.
- Work to develop relationships with student leaders in organizations at their university/college.
- Oversee the planning and implementation of outreach strategies for their school
- Organize and participate in community outreach activities to educate the broader community about Ours to Change, including our activities and projects.
The best candidates for this position should possess each of the following qualifications:
- Strong decision-making abilities
- Demonstrated commitment to OTC values of equity, inclusion, and diversity
- Ability to create and establish professional relationships with community members, organizations, school faculty/staff, and students.
- Knowledge and experience in working with diverse communities of Mississippi
- Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skill
- Can dedicate 10 hours a week to OTC outreach activities
- Exceptional interpersonal skills
- Time management skills
- Familiar with social media platforms/ability to use each platform
- Involved on Campus
To apply: To be considered for the fellowship, applicants must be juniors or seniors in college and will need to submit a letter of intent and complete an application. From there, the OTC team will contact applicants to set up virtual interviews. In order to be considered for the fellowship, students must complete each component of the application process. OTC’s leadership will select students and provide training. For any additional question email us at firstname.lastname@example.org subject line: Campus Activist.
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