Student Hourly - Co-Director Alternative Breaks - 24567BR

Student Hourly - Co-Director Alternative Breaks

Student Senate
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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Position Overview

Alternative Breaks provides immersive volunteer experiences that educate students and foster a lifelong commitment to service. These opportunities address pressing issues and facilitate change in personal perspectives through education, direct service, and reflection. Two Alternative Breaks Co-Directors work together to oversee various aspects of AB programming, planning, and administration. The listed responsibilities listed below are equitably divided based on the strengths of each Co-Director:
  • Advising Winter and Spring Coordinators
  • Overseeing Public Relations, Education, Social Media and Design Coordinators
  • Overseeing Fundraising, Finance and Accounting, and Core Development Coordinators

Co-Directors must make themselves available to one another and their AB Coordinators during the upcoming academic year 2023-2024. This position is hourly at $10/hour with a maximum of 20 hours/week.

Job Description

  • Serve as the point of contact for Coordinators, faculty advisors, AB participants, and various partnerships across campus (CSL, Departmental Deans, Student Senate, etc.).
  • Overseeing programming, answering questions and offering support, and meeting regularly with Coordinators, advisors, and campus partners.
  • Act as not only a leader, but a role model as they guide Coordinators in their service to AB.
  • Co-Directors will share responsibilities in facilitating Core training, leading regular Core meetings, and supporting Coordinators.
  • During week-long programs, Co-Directors must attend pre-break classes on Thursday evenings, and must always be available during the Winter and Spring Breaks.
  • The Co-Director who oversees Weeklong Breaks will serve as the liaison for the UNIV 492 course, providing information to the CSL staff member teaching the course.
  • The Co-Director who oversees AB finances will work closely with the Finance, Accounting, and Fundraising Coordinators to ensure that our operating costs are as low as possible, in order to increase AB’s accessibility to all KU students, regardless of socioeconomic status. They will also oversee the scholarship fundraising and award process in partnership with the other Co-Director. The Co-Director in charge of finances must also work to secure funds from Student Senate at the beginning of the new fiscal cycle.
  • New Co-Directors will assist the outgoing Co-Directors in facilitating Core interviews, selection, and new Coordinator training.

Required Qualifications

  • Must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours at The University of Kansas.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Leadership experience in the context of campus affiliated organizations or the workplace.
  • Previous experience as a Core Member of KU Alternative Breaks.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Additional Candidate Instructions:
Applicants must submit:  Resume/CV and complete the following application questions in lieu of a cover letter. This application question document should not exceed 5 pages, single spaced.

 Part 1: General Questions
  • Name:
  • Email Address:
  • Phone Number:
  • Year in School/Expected Graduation Date:
  • Major(s)/Minor(s):
  • Past Alternative Breaks:
  • Are you available to work over the summer? Will you be in Lawrence over the summer?
  • Will you be out of the country at any point during the summer or academic year?
  • Other obligations for the 2023-2024 school year:
  • Anticipated credit hours for Fall 2023 and Spring 2024 semesters:
  • Interviews for this position will take place from April 10-14, 2023. AB leadership will be in contact with you if they decide to move forward with an interview, but having your availability with your application materials will make that scheduling process much smoother. Please provide your availability for April 10-14 between 7am and 7pm CST.

Part 2: Position-Specific Questions as AB Co-Director
  1. Why do you want this position? How are you qualified?
  2. What do you think the job of the Co-Directors is? What are the practical aspects of the job? What are the less concrete aspects?
  3. What is your style of leadership? What do you think is important in a leader? In a perfect world, what qualities would your fellow Co-Director possess?
  4. Many Coordinators work in pairs, and all Coordinators must work with one another as a cohesive, Alternative Breaks team. How do you plan to facilitate Alternative Break Core interactions?
  5. How would you continue to run an effective pre-break course? What are your goals for the Alternative Breaks class? Include any ideas you have about new class curriculum, structure, activities, campus partner presentations, etc.
  6. Please provide a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of Alternative Breaks.
  7. Where would you like to see Alternative Breaks at the end of your term? What improvements would you like to implement during your term as Alternative Breaks Co-Director? How will you measure your success?

Contact Information to Applicants

Kate Kemper

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University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
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