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Sharing a volunteer opportunity in Naperville, IL next weekend:

Midwest Soarring powwow
10+ volunteers are needed
Please spread the word and let us know if you are able to volunteer!

SATURDAY, SEPT 22 11AM - 10PM
SUNDAY, SEPT 22 11AM - 5PM

Naper Settlement
523 S. Webster Street, Naperville, IL 60540

Grand Entry:
Saturday 1pm & 7pm, Sunday 1pm

Gate Admission:
Adults $12, Elders (62+) $9, Children 3-12 $7. Kids under 3 free.
(Volunteers will have free admission.)

Volunteers will definitely be needed for the following areas:
1. Admission Gate Assistance
2. Hospitality/Food Service
3. Security
4. Groundskeeping/Trash Disposal

Volunteers may also be needed for the following:
5. RAFFLE TABLE
6. KIDS' CORNER
7. DANCER/DRUMMER CHECK IN
8. SOARRING TABLE

We also may need help with:
9. SET-UP (need to be available FRIDAY 9/21 during late afternoon/ early evening)
10. BREAK DOWN (after powwow ends Sunday), but at this point we're not sure.

Volunteers need to work one of the following 4-hr shifts (which can be split into 2 hour increments):

Saturday, September 22nd
10AM-2PM
2PM-6PM
6PM-10PM

Sunday, September 23rd
10AM-2PM
1PM-5PM
5PM-8PM (clean up/break down)

Volunteers get free admission to the event, are invited to partake in the Saturday evening dinner (5-7pm) for the dancers, drummers, and powwow facilitators, and are permitted to camp overnight Saturday on the premises (provided they bring their own camping equipment).

The powwow is rain or shine. No alcohol, drugs, or weapons are allowed inside the premises and no one is to enter the premises intoxicated. Sorry, no pets (but service dogs are welcome). Tipis welcome.

Information regarding basic powwow etiquette will be provided for those volunteers not already familiar with it; please read and acknowledge it prior to the powwow.

(LLAA encourages wearing orange and blue. Avoid wearing any Native American mascot gear.)

Please email the names of the volunteer(s), the shifts they are able to work, and if they need any accommodation due to health conditions (cannot stand, etc).

I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Warmest Regards,
Martha Torrez Allen "Martita"
Powwow Volunteer Coordinator
Midwest SOARRING Foundation
[email protected]
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Job in Springfield at U of IL
Academic Professional
Title: Director of Diversity and Inclusion
Location: Springfield
Close Date: 9/20/2018
Description:
The Director of Diversity and Inclusion Student Center for the University of Illinois Springfield's main responsibility is to direct the recruitment of new students and the advising and mentoring of students from underrepresented populations. The Director is also responsible for managing and enhancing existing Diversity and Inclusion programs and for increasing the Universities portfolio of Diversity and Inclusion related activities. The purpose of Diversity and Inclusion initiatives is to achieve the goal of increasing recruitment, retention, academic performance, and graduation of such students. Existing programs include: Necessary Steps First Generation Mentoring Programs, Black Male Initiative and National Hispanic Leadership Programs. Supervise the Hispanic/Latinx Coordinator and the Women’s Center staff.

UIS Human Resources has a List Serve Option for current vacancies.

Please scroll to the bottom of this page to click on the link to sign up!

Subscribers will receive weekly emails with current UIS vacancies.

Duties:
Recruitment & Student Support:

Direct the recruitment of new students from underrepresented populations to UIS, represent UIS at underrepresented college fairs, and engage with communities whose populations are underrepresented in surrounding areas for recruiting new students, design and administer a Summer Educational Program targeted at middle and high school students.
Provide structured mentoring to students to enhance their educational success, including developing and analyzing key performance indicators, such as student engagement, retention, grade point averages, and progress toward degree, graduation, and post-graduation outcomes.
Award scholarship applications and seek out funding sources for new scholarships.
Program Management:

Oversee the operations, the curriculum development, student programing and strategic development of the Diversity and Inclusion Student Center, the Latinx program and the Women’s Center to meet the needs of the University mission, goals and objective.
Work in cooperation with the University Admissions, Academic Affairs and Student Affairs Offices to research and initiate best practices, new and start-up engagement initiatives.
Cultivate relations with external partners to help fund and deliver student programming.
Develop and articulate a comprehensive vision of recruiting, retaining, and supporting historically underrepresented students on campus.
Other Duties:

Perform other duties as assigned by the Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs including representing UIS at the President’s Diversity Task Force.
Qualifications:
REQUIRED Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree
Experience of three to five years in diversity initiatives at the post-secondary level.
Knowledge of and experience in identifying and developing appropriate means of serving the educational, career and cultural needs of low-income, first generation, African American males, and Latinx students.
Knowledge of Student Development Theories and ability to build and sustain appropriate programming based on this specific framework.
Demonstrated experience and strong skills working with underrepresented students.
Demonstrated educational philosophy and methods that encourage the development of active and independent learning habits.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and collegiality.
Demonstrated skills in advocacy, career development, and retention strategies.
Demonstrated experience and strong skills in staff and student supervision.
Trustworthy and dependable
Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in community engagement.
Strong work ethic – self disciplined


Application Process:

Please select the "Apply For Position" tab below, create or update your profile and upload a cover letter of application addressing qualifications related to the position, a resume and the names and contact information (phone and email address) for at least 3 references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by September 20, 2018.
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