Leadership Opportunities

Help lead our student-run program

Griffin School Partnerships is led by a dedicated team of students with advising and support from Office of Community Engagement's Coordinator and Fellow for Education Programs. Team Leader positions provide an entry point for participants looking to deepen their involvement. As a Team Leader, you'll coordinate a small group of volunteers each week. Van certification is required for most schools. Team Leaders are recruited at the beginning of each semester. Participants may indicate their interest on their GSP application or by contacting the Communications & Recruitment Coordinators.

Students looking to deepen their involvement further may apply to join GSP's board, which meets bi-weekly on Thursday evenings. School Partnerships and Communications & Recruitment Coordinators are advised by the Coordinator for Education Programs. Issue Education, Training, and Enrichment Programs Coordinators are advised by the Fellow for Education Programs. Board applications are available in early spring. Watch the OCE listserv and GSP's TribeLink page for application and deadline information.

Position Descriptions
School Partnerships Coordinators

One School Coordinator for each school we serve; two coordinators for Berkeley Middle School (one for Griffin Mentoring; one for Griffin Afterschool).

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate communication with school contact
  • Collaborate with school contact to create partnership agreement, including schedule of volunteer times
  • Coordinate volunteers at their school
  • Review attendance and address any issues that may arise
  • Advise team leaders
  • Coordinate teacher placements for classroom assistants (if applicable)
  • Interview mentor applicants and create mentor matches (Griffin Mentoring only)

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. (bi-weekly with advisor, alternating weeks with full leadership team)
  • Lead one group of volunteers each week
  • At least three meetings with school contact each year
  • Attendance at enrichment programs (Griffin Afterschool only)
Communication & Recruitment Coordinators 

Responsibilities

  • Develop plan, timeline, and strategy for recruitment efforts; coordinate representation at recruitment events
  • Coordinate recruitment, including application process and volunteer placement at schools
  • Manage social media and organization-wide communication
  • Publicize education and training opportunities

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Attendance at Student Organizations and Activities Fair and all other recruitment events
  • Bi-weekly meetings with advisor
  • Bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with full leadership team
  • Attendance at enrichment programs (Griffin Afterschool only)
Issue Education Coordinators 

Responsibilities

  • Plan and implement three issue education sessions each semester

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Attendance at all issue education sessions
  • Weekly meetings with advisor
  • Bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with full leadership team
  • Attendance at enrichment programs (Griffin Afterschool only)
Training Coordinators 

Responsibilities

  • Assist with initial organization-wide training
  • Plan and implement three ongoing training sessions each semester

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Attendance at all training sessions
  • Weekly meetings with advisor
  • Bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with full leadership team
  • Attendance at enrichment programs (Griffin Afterschool only)
Enrichment Programs Coordinators 

Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement ongoing Saturday enrichment programs
  • Oversee committees to plan College Day and Big Trip
  • Communicate logistics for transportation

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Attendance at all enrichment programs, College Day and Big Trip
  • Weekly meetings with advisor
  • Bi-weekly meetings on Thursdays from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. with full leadership team
Team Leaders 

Responsibilities

  • Drive a group of volunteers to school each week (except Matthew Whaley)
  • Track weekly attendance
  • Lead monthly reflection sessions
  • After school tutoring team leaders: oversee running of tutoring session
  • Mentoring team leaders: interview mentor applicants and assist school coordinator with creating mentor matches
  • Van certification required for all schools except Matthew Whaley Elementary

Time Commitment

  • One-hour OCE orientation
  • Reflection training session
  • Lead one group of volunteers each week
  • Attendance at enrichment programs (Griffin Afterschool only)