2018 MYL Foundation MassSTAR 3-Day Conference Junior Staff Application
The MassSTAR 3-Day Citizenship Conference is 100% volunteer staffed and is sponsored by the Massachusetts Youth Leadership Foundation (MYL Foundation). We rely on the enthusiasm and dedication of our outstanding volunteers to make this weekend possible - and we are happy that you are interested in providing it for the 2018 MassSTAR Conference!

If you have any questions or concerns during the application process, please don't hesitate to contact this year's Junior Staff Director:
Renee Semple | renee.semple@massyouthleadership.org .

BEFORE BEGINNING THIS APPLICATION, PLEASE NOTE:

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline to submit a staff application is Friday, March 23rd, 2018 at 11:59:59PM. Applications submitted after this deadline may not be considered.

AGE: You must be under 21 years old at the time of the conference to be considered for a Junior Staff position. For those 21 and older, please see the Senior Staff Application.

APPLICATION: There is multiple choice, several short-answer questions, a professional character reference, and a self-recorded YouTube video. Please plan your time accordingly! We also encourage you to be open and enthusiastic in your responses.

EXPECTATIONS: By filling out the application it is assumed, unless stated otherwise in writing that you adhere to the following if selected as Junior Staff:
- Attend the one day staff training in Spring 2018 April 21st from 10am-5pm at Lasell.
- Being on-site at Lasell College for the 2018 Conference from 5pm on Thursday, May 31st through 7pm Sunday, June 3rd 2018.
- Raise $250 in in-kind donations for the conference
- Fill out all required forms/paperwork by the designated deadline(s)
- Ensure a sophomore delegate is nominated and registered from your school
- Maintain academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities at your school
- Fill out all post conference surveys and questionnaires.

Please note, failure to adhere to these guidelines may result in exclusion from conference staff. Any conflicts must be communicated to the Junior Staff Director with as much notice as possible.

BEING A ROLE MODEL: Serving on Junior Staff for MassSTAR means serving as a role model for all student delegates. Accordingly, staff is expected to maintain professional behavior and appearance (in person and online) in all interactions with MassSTAR delegates, staff, and volunteers before, during, and following the 2018 MassSTAR Conference.

If the staff director(s) have any further questions in regards to your application, we will contact you via e-mail, or telephone.

If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please reach out or visit http://massyouthleadership.org/volunteer.html

Thank you for your time, and we look forward to reading your application!

Your Full Name: *
Last, First
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Preferred Name and Pronouns
She, her, hers/He, him, his/They, them, theirs etc.
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Date of Birth: *
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Gender *
Telephone Number: *
This should be the BEST number to contact you- (###) ###-####
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Address: *
House Number, Apt/Suite, Street, Town, State, Postal Code
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Email address: *
This email should be the one you check constantly, as it is the primary route of contact!
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Name of High School: *
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Year of Graduation (High School): *
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College (if applicable), and Year of Graduation:
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Are you a MassSTAR/MYL alum?: *
If not, how did you find out about MassSTAR?
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Have you ever served on staff during a 1-day, or 3-day MassSTAR conference? *
If yes, please enter year(s) and position(s):
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For which Junior Staff role(s) would you like to be considered for the 2018 3-day conference? *
Please check all that apply, and note your "top preference" if indicated in question to follow. For description of roles please see: http://www.massyouthleadership.org/volunteer1.html
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Which of the above role(s) is your top preference?
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What skills/expertise/experience would you bring to the above position(s)? *
Please list in bullet points three to five skills/expertise/experiential characteristics.
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Do you verify that you have academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities at your school? *
Do you have any conflicts between 7pm Thursday, May 31st 2018 and 9pm Sunday, June 3rd 2018? *
Please, check all that apply, and note that you are held responsible to what you indicate here if selected.
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Please further explain ANY and ALL conflicts as indicated above. *
If you do not have any conflicts, please just say "N/A".
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If needed, would you be able to serve as a day staff member and have a reliable form of transportation for the entire weekend? *
I understand that if an emergency or major conflict should happen that I will contact a Staff Director at my earliest convenience. *
Please note, you are held to this standard if selected as a staff member for the 2018 conference.
I understand that a requirement to serve on Junior Staff at the 2018 conference is to raise $250 in in-kind donations of goods, services, or funds to meet the needs of the conference. *
Please note, you are held to this standard if selected as a staff member for the 2018 conference. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Junior Staff Renee Semple | renee.semple@massyouthleadership.org . Per the CPC's decision any staff member who does not reach this goal will be suspended from consideration of staff for one year.
I understand that a requirement for Junior Staff is to attend an Alumni Association Meeting or Function. *
Why would you like to be on Junior Staff? *
Please tell us in 5-7 well-worded sentences.
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What is one way in which you have MassSTAR in your life, or have instilled the qualities of MassSTAR in yourself? *
Please tell us in 5-7 well-worded sentences.
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How do you hope to instill this quality in this year's delegates? *
Please tell us in 5-7 well-worded sentences.
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Please provide one (non-relative) character reference who we can contact for more information about you if needed. *
Please indicate someone you are not related to and have known for at least 3-years. Please provide a reference's name, their relationship to you, and their e-mail address and/or telephone number. If you were referred by an individual currently or previously affiliated with MassSTAR, please list them in addition to your reference.
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What type of leader are you? *
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What does volunteering mean to you? What is your favorite aspect about volunteering? *
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What part of MassSTAR caught your attention and made you want to volunteer? *
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My biggest fear/concern if picked as a staff member is... *
Do not hold back on this answer, if selected we want to train you to be prepared!
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How would you deal with a difficult delegate who was bringing down the overall PMA of the staff and other delegates? *
Please explain in 5 to 7 well-worded sentences.
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I relieve stress by... *
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Fun Question 1: What song would you drop everything for during the social? *
Please indicate song title, and artist.
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Fun Question 2: What is your favorite candy? *
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Fun Question 3: What makes you geek out? *
Short, and sweet please.
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Please record, and upload to YouTube a video of no more than five minutes in length: Introducing yourself (Name, MassSTAR Alumni Year if Applicable, High School), Telling us and demonstrating your favorite MassSTAR cheer (show the e-word here!). Explaining what brought you back to MassSTAR, and what you would tell a group of 2018 delegates is the greatest thing that you took away from your conference if they were sitting in front of you. Lastly, if you are applying to be a Junior Facilitator pretend you are doing a small group debrief after the first day of the conference: what would you say to your group and/or what questions would you ask them? *
Please provide the link to the video below and make sure that the video is not "private" so that it can be viewed. Please present yourself in a professional manner. If something prevents you from doing this, please contact Renee Semple at renee.semple@massyouthleadership.org before submission, or immediately following, and other options will be discussed.
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I give permission for material in my application including video to be used for purposes by the MYL. *
Per the indemnity release. Unless an applicant explicitly requests that certain portions of your application not be used.
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