Current Williams Students:
Interested in building your intergroup relations skills?
Have a passion for engaging in difficult conversations?
Looking for a way to engage and build your community?
Have a great idea on a way to positively impact our community?
We’d love to have you apply to be a community engagement fellow!
Go to this link to learn more about this position or apply today! bit.ly/40eCzp6
The Community Engagement Fellows (CEFs) are a Davis Center-trained, peer-to-peer education group that work closely with the DC staff to educate the campus on issues of identity, power, and privilege to build a more inclusive community.
Duties and Responsibilities (total of 8-10 hours a week):
In the Fall, attend weekly training and additional meetings with DC staff and engage in assigned readings on workshop facilitation and diversity, equity, and inclusion-related topics to develop competencies in leading workshops, facilitating conversations, and building strategic partnerships (approximately 2-3 hours/week).
Facilitate workshops and discussions for campus constituents, such as Understanding Social Identity, Developing Group Dynamics, film discussions, etc. (approximately 2-3 hours per occasion).
Provide office work in the DC to support making a welcoming space. This includes tabling in Paresky as a resource for initial questions about diversity, equity, and inclusion-related topics. CEFs will also use this time to support the DC’s work with various tasks including but not limited to maintaining the DC’s bulletin boards and physical space, supporting programming, putting up posters, helping with social media, and updating the DC newsletter (approximately 2-3 hours/week).
Serve as a DC representative in collaboration with DC staff on important campus committees such as JAAB, SAAC, and RLAC. Work with campus partners in OAE, CLiA, IWS, and others as diversity, equity, and inclusion ambassadors on campus or in the broader community. This work can include deepening Racial Justice projects, Reconciliation of Williams Colonial Histories, or any project that engages the campus or broader community in dialogue (approximately 2-3 hours/week).
- A strong desire to learn approaches to belonging/inclusion work and intergroup relation skills
- Demonstrated ability to work with diverse constituents, to work well in a team, and excellent communication skills
- Passionate about engaging in difficult conversations and a willingness to speak in front of groups of 10-20 people
- Ambitious about tackling new projects and demonstrated a history of working both collaboratively and independently
- Ability to act in a professional capacity and maintain confidentiality with sensitive matters
- CEFs should not hold an additional paid position at the college. Exceptions will be considered on a case-by-case basis.