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Organizing Institute Team Various Roles

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Eye to Eye National
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Denver, CO
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Published 23 days ago

Who We Are

Ranked amongst the Top 40 “Best Nonprofits to Work For 2022” by The Nonprofit Times, Eye to Eye is on a mission to improve the educational experience and outcomes of neurodiverse young people across the US, while engaging them and their allies in the movement for a more equitable and inclusive society. Together, we envision an anti-ableist world that fully embraces neurodiversity. 

For more than twenty years, Eye to Eye has provided student-centered, strengths-based programming for students who learn differently. Our research-backed near-peer mentoring curriculum has empowered more than 10,000 middle school, high school, and college-aged young adults as they develop strong social and emotional skills, navigate accommodations and barriers to access, and become advocates for more inclusive and supportive learning environments. The organization is in an exciting phase of innovation and evolution as we expand beyond our classic near-peer mentoring model to advance our mission in new and exciting ways including a renewed focus on community organizing and professional learning for educators.

At Eye to Eye, we are passionate individuals inspired by our mission and motivated to advance educational equity for the 1 in 5 who learn differently. We are best when learning from each other, bringing our diverse ideas, talents, stories, and perspectives to fuel collaboration and drive our work to empower young people to fully embrace their own unique strengths and gifts as well. If you are passionate about the work we do, we invite you to apply!

About the Positions

Eye to Eye is seeking various interns to assist in a variety of roles as described below at our annual Young Leaders Organizing Institute conference. The Young Leaders Organizing Institute (OI) is a week-long intensive training program held at the University of Denver in Denver, CO. Approximately 250+ young adult leaders, staff, board members and community partners attend the OI to build community and leadership skills through workshops, social events, and inspiring seminars with leading role models from the national stage. All interns receive an all-expenses-paid trip to Denver for the week of the Organizing Institute, including transportation (airfare, train, car, bus, etc.), lodging, meals, and entertainment.

Logistics Interns (Multiple Openings)

Logistics Interns work behind the scenes to ensure a seamless OI. Additionally, they become beloved members of the Eye to Eye community by contributing positively to the OI activities, while supporting as role models, problem solvers, and team players. 

Logistics Intern responsibilities include:

  • Working with Eye to Eye staff and the logistics team to ensure that all spaces and facilities are set up for programming;
  • Support OI ground transportation by running errands and facilitating pick-ups and drop-offs;
  • Support Chapter Leaders throughout training and social events; ensuring a positive experience;
  • Facilitate the logistics for the photography and videography shoot for attendees;
  • Learning from and contributing to Eye to Eye’s robust community of different learners.

Resident Advisors (Multiple Openings)

Resident Advisors support by facilitating an environment within the residence hall dorms that contribute to the overall intellectual, social, physical, moral, and cultural environment of the OI.  

Resident Advisor's responsibilities include:

  • Foster a fun and safe environment for all OI student attendees in the residence halls;
  • Be on-call each night from 8 pm-8 am for activities, room checks, lockouts, safety or security concerns, conflict resolution, or general problem solving and student support;
  • Enforce various policies including substance-free residence halls, quiet hours, and high school student curfews in collaboration with a team of Residence Hall Leaders;
  • Plan and facilitate nightly games and activities to foster social connections and community amongst student attendees with a team of Residence Hall Leaders;
  • Serve as a highly visible mentor and resource for student attendees throughout the week;
  • Model expectations of living in the dormitories while being a support to attendees.

Community Leader (Multiple Openings)

Community Leaders are Eye to Eye alumni who have excelled in running their chapters and can be tasked with facilitating chapter planning and community building at the OI. Community Leaders serve as mentors, motivators, and problem solvers. They also pitch in to make sure the logistics of the large-scale event run efficiently. 

Community Leader's responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with NPCs and Chapter Leaders on various projects;
  • Supporting Chapter Leaders throughout training and social events, ensuring a positive experience;
  • Working behind the scenes with the OI Program staff to make sure everything is running smoothly and safely.

Desired Qualifications

  • 16 years of age or older at time of application for Logistics Interns, or 18 years of age for Resident Advisors and Community Leaders;
  • Available for the OI from Tuesday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 7th;
  • Passion for, and commitment to, the mission, vision, and goals of Eye to Eye;
  • Ability to work as a member of a team and the ability to accomplish tasks with energy and creativity additional; 
  • Energetic, entrepreneurial, hardworking, and fun;
  • Previous experience as an Eye to Eye Chapter Leader required for Community Leader roles
  • Previous Resident Advisor (RA) or overnight camp counselor is strongly preferred for Resident Advisor roles, as is familiarity with the University of Denver campus.
  • Experience with first aid, counseling and emergency response or crisis management is preferred for all roles;
  • Applicants must be willing to be on call at odd or late night hours Tuesday, August 2nd through Sunday, August 7th.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Eye to Eye is an equal opportunity employer that celebrates the strength in differences and seeks a team that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. In furtherance of this goal, we strongly encourage candidates who learn differently and the educators, advocates, and allies who support them directly to apply. 

All applicants will receive full consideration without regard to disability, medical condition, race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ancestry, religion, national origin, age, citizenship status, marital or familial status, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics. 

Eye to Eye is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request, either by phone at 347-819-4726 or email at people(at)eyetoeyenational.org.

Who We Are

Ranked amongst the Top 40 “Best Nonprofits to Work For 2022” by The Nonprofit Times, Eye to Eye is on a mission to improve the educational experience and outcomes of neurodiverse young people across the US, while engaging them and…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    August 1, 2022
  • End Date
    August 7, 2022
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2022
  • Payment
    Stipend
  • Stipend / Wage
    Eye to Eye will provide transportation to/from the University of Denver from each intern’s primary place of residence, in addition to meals and a $250 living stipend for the week.
  • Hours Per Week
    One week only (week of August 1st-August 7th)

How to Apply

Application process & timeline

Please submit a resume, cover letter addressing the most critical skills and experiences desired for this role as outlined above, and any other required materials online at eyetoeyenational.org/careers. In your cover letter, please indicate which position you are applying for: Community Leader, Resident Advisor, or Logistics Intern. 

Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. These roles are only for the week of August 2nd-August 7th in Denver, CO and training will be provided in advance.

Application process & timeline

Please submit a resume, cover letter addressing the most critical skills and experiences desired for this role as outlined above, and any…

Location

Remote
Work must be performed in or near Denver, CO
Associated Location
Denver, CO, USA

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