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Current Students: JUNTOSAmbassador Advocates

 

ADVOCATE POSITION SUMMARY

The Advocate position within the JUNTOSAmbassador program offers current students the opportunity to develop their leadership skills as a representative of  JUNTOS. Advocates represent JUNTOS within their school by organizing informational and group activities for student participants. Advocates will be trained throughout the year and learn how to organize outreach events in their local community, while collaborating with other ambassadors. They will learn how to identify organizations that qualify as potential partners and bring JUNTOS partner communities together for activities and opportunities to benefit each community. Written progress reports will be provided to the program director and virtual communication will be maintained throughout the term of one year.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS

  • Currently enrolled as a student at one of the five conservatory programs that JUNTOS recruits from.
  • Has been an active participant with JUNTOS for at least one year.
  • Participated in at least one JUNTOSAbroad program.
  • Shown leadership capabilities in other activities and/or organizations.
  • Creativity to plan events and workshops for different local audiences.
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to the mission, goals and work of JUNTOS.
  • Able to maintain consistent communication through a variety of virtual connection methods, such as Google Hangouts, email, and phone.
  • Professional conduct when communicating with partner and outreach organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work closely with the JUNTOSAmbassador program director
  • Meet virtually with Innovator mentor on a monthly basis
  • Attend and host conferences with other Ambassadors to discuss how to expand and strengthen the communities
  • Act as a representative to increase JUNTOS programming at the school
  • Organize at least 2 informal activities for interested individuals to create community and learn more about JUNTOS and how they can participate
  • Organize at least 7 outreach performances and/or workshops in the local area
  • Select organizations to focus on and develop as partners
  • Provide written progress and post-trip reports as requested by JUNTOS
  • Be a local and international presence that represents JUNTOS in a positive manner

MENTOR

Innovator – JUNTOS alum who participated in at least one JUNTOSAbroad trip and most likely has held a position of leadership with JUNTOS in the past.

COMPENSATION

Advocates are volunteers; however if selected to travel for this program, all airfare costs and travel related to the ambassador role will be paid for by JUNTOS. A small travel stipend will also be provided to cover the costs of room and board while abroad.

TIMELINE

October-December: 1st Quarter
Goal: Train Ambassadors through research activities and training sessions
Activities: Ambassadors undergo initial training session, attend three workshops on leadership themes led by JUNTOS staff and mentors, complete a research project and participate in international conferences and discussions

January-March: 2nd Quarter
Goal: Create sustainable programming with current partner organizations
Activities: Ambassadors organize two movement workshops and one outreach performance with current JUNTOS partner organizations

April-June: 3rd Quarter
Goal: Extend network of partner organizations
Activities: Ambassadors contact two new organizations regarding a potential partnership with JUNTOS

July-September: 4th Quarter
Goal: Ambassadors continue programming with new partner organizations and prepare for future projects
Activities: Ambassadors attend conferences to research and outline future projects that they will lead in their local communities

Note: There will be quarterly evaluations of ambassador performance completed by their mentors as well as biannual individual meetings with the Program Director.