Brown University — Black and Indigenous High School Summer Institute Co-facilitator

Job Description:

Co-facilitators for the Black and Indigenous High School Summer Institute (BIHSSI) will work closely with the Manager of Public Education Initiatives and Community Outreach. The incumbent will support planning, co-leading, and assisting in the implementation of an interactive curriculum that offers participants a knowledge base, language, framework, and community that will inform and strengthen unique efforts toward the realization of a more “Just Future.” Co-facilitators will provide high school-aged learners with support as they engage in a series of learning activities, museum/community center visits, and community-based strategy sessions that appraise the importance of diverse and inclusive conceptualizations of the past as well as the tools to imagine a better future. In conjunction with the Manager, co-facilitators will work to ensure the physical safety and emotional wellbeing of all participants and will chaperone students during on and off-campus educational opportunities (this may require moderate physical activity including walking longer distances and on uneven surfaces), help to plan and evaluate the program curriculum and its’ implementation.

The co-facilitator position is part-time, an average of 2 hours a week between January and April. Average of  8 hours per day for 6 days during programming for the week of (July 10-15 2023), plus two 8-hour floating days for planning and evaluation. Facilitators will also join for regular monthly 1-hour check-in meetings that will take place via zoom. These 1-hour meetings will increase in frequency to twice per month from May-August. The total number of hours worked during the year is anticipated to be 76.

Education and Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED and at least 3-5  years of relevant experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Background in Africana Studies/Indigenous Studies/Youth Development/Community Organizing strongly preferred
  • Experience as a facilitator/educator of 14–19-year-old students in a youth-centered, diverse, and trauma-informed school, camp, or community-based setting strongly preferred
  • Awareness of restorative justice framework is preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Rhode Island community landscape.
  • Comfortable engaging in conversations about the history of racial slavery and racism today.
  • Aptitude for collaborating with a diverse array of individuals.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Joyful interpersonal and collaborative skills for working with a diverse group of youths.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information in a professional manner.
  • Possess a willingness and ability to support and promote a diverse and inclusive community.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Summer Institute Co-facilitator

Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice

Grade 6

Worker Type:

Worker Sub-Type:
Seasonal/Intermittent (Fixed Term) (Seasonal)

Time Type:
Part time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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