2020 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 2020 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:
Ariel Powers- ariel.powers@massyouthleadership.org


Application deadline: March 4, 2020 at 11:59:59 PM. 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 are 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 of Junior Staff:
- Attend Staff Training on April 11th, 2020 from 10AM-3PM.

- Be available and onsite on-site at Lasell College for the 2020 Conference from 5pm on Thursday, May 28th 2020 through 7pm Sunday, May 31st 2020.

- Maintain professional behavior and appearance (in person and online) in all interactions with MassSTAR delegates, staff, and volunteers before, during, and following the 2020 MassSTAR Conference.

- Raise $250 in in-kind donations for the conference

- Ensure a sophomore delegate is nominated and registered from your school

- Maintain academic eligibility to participate in extra-curricular activities at your school

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.

If you have any questions about the application or the application process, please reach out to the Junior Staff Director at ariel.powers@massyouthleadership.org or visit http://massyouthleadership.org/volunteer.html

We are all super excited for this year’s conference and hope you are too! Good luck!
Name: *
First and Last
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Gender *
Preferred Gender Pronouns (i.e. him, her, they) *
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Date of Birth: *
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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 2020 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
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 5pm on Thursday, May 28th 2020 through 7pm Sunday, May 31st 2020. *
Please, check all that apply, and note that you are held responsible to what you indicate here if selected.
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 the Staff Director as soon as possible. *
Please note, you are held to this standard if selected as a staff member for the 2020 conference.
I understand that a requirement to serve on Junior Staff at the 2020 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 2020 conference. If you have questions or concerns, please contact the Director of Junior Staff: Ariel Powers- ariel.powers@massyouthleadership.org.
I understand that a requirement for Junior Staff is to attend an Alumni Association Meeting or Function. *
What part of MassSTAR caught your attention and made you want to volunteer on Junior Staff? *
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MassSTAR has five major points that it tries to instill into each year’s delegates. The points are: Respect, Responsibility, Collaboration, Initiative, and Intentionality. Which quality do you think is the most important? Why? *
Please tell us in 5-7 sentences.
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How do you hope to instill this quality in this year's delegates? *
Please tell us in 5-7 sentences.
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Please provide one (non-relative) 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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In terms of the Leadership Compass, what type of leader would you consider yourself? Why? *
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What does volunteering mean to you? What is your favorite aspect about volunteering? *
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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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In what ways can the Staff Directors, Conference Planning Committee or Board support you either during and before the conference? *
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How would you deal with a difficult delegate who was bringing down the overall Positive Mental Attitude (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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What is one aspiration you have for your life? *
This can be anything from traveling to a certain place, a job you want, a pet you want, etc.
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What are some of your pet peeves? *
Please bullet point.
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Anything else you think the Staff Directors should know about you? *
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Please record, and upload to YouTube a video no more than three to five minutes in length: 1. Introducing yourself (Name, MassSTAR Alumni Year if Applicable, High School), 2. Demonstrate your favorite MassSTAR cheer (feel free to show the e-word here). 3. What is something you hope to take away from this year’s conference? 4. What would be the biggest piece of advice you would give to the 2020 delegates? 5. What would be your approach when facilitating a debrief? *
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 Ariel Powers at ariel.powers@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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