****E-mail a resume and cover letter detailing why you feel you're qualified to be a site leader in PDF form to firstname.lastname@example.org, your application will not be considered complete with out a resume and cover letter****
The CU Alternative Breaks program offers opportunities for students to engage in diverse communities through education and service, providing a quality community-based learning opportunity. CU Alternative Break's vision is to: "create a society of active citizens: people who value the community as a priority when making life decisions.” Each CU Alternative Break team consists of up to 10 student participants, 2 student Site Leaders, and 1 possible faculty/staff learning partner. During the trips students participate in community service, educational opportunities, daily reflections, leadership development, evening debriefs, and topical discussions; a curriculum that promotes self-awareness, global citizenship and leadership through civic engagement. Each team will engage in pre-trip education, preparation, fundraising, and post-trip reflection to ensure a successful and meaningful trip.
The qualifications to be a Site Leader are as follows: •A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher•Must email your resume to email@example.com in PDF form.•Current good standing status as an enrolled undergraduate or graduate student at CU Boulder•Knowledge, passion and commitment for social issues and social change•Demonstrated leadership on the CU Boulder campus or in local community•Self-motivated and organized, including the ability to meet deadlines•Ability to lead a group of peers by creating an energized, comfortable, safe, and inclusive environment
CU Alternative Breaks Site Leaders will:
•Commit to the mission of CU Alternative Break program and the Volunteer Resource Center and uphold our mission, values, goals•Participate in Site Leader meetings with the CU Alternative Break Coordinator (weekly meetings)•Participate in Trip Leadership meetings with co-Site Leader, Faculty/Staff Partner, and CU Alternative Breaks Coordinator •Participate in recruitment and selection of trip participants•Engage, plan, and facilitate 4 trip group meetings for CU Alternative Break participants (in the Spring)•Participate in pre-trip community service, related to specific trip issue•Commit to alcohol and drug free policy of CU Alternative Breaks•Site Leaders will also be held to the Alternative Breaks Code of Conduct, Financial Agreement and detailed site leader duties•Be able to take training and become a driver for your trip. (2, 4-hour training's are required).For more information about the site leader role, visit our website at: www.colorado.edu/volunteer/ab/site-leader
** YOU MUST BE AVAILABLE WEDNESDAYS FROM 4-6pm. NO EXCEPTIONS.**
•Weekend Site Leader Retreat (Friday evening and all-day Saturday, September 22nd and 23rd)•Weekly Site Leader Training (2 hours/ week. Wednesdays from 4-6 pm. You must not have an overlapping class or work schedule. Class will start on Sept. 20th).•Meetings beginning in September 2017 – April 2018.•Pre-Service with trip participants (TBD)•Re-Orientation (April 2018 - usually one week after you return from your trip).•Fundraising events (TBD)