DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: 12 September 2021
RESULTS PUBLISHED BEFORE: 24 September 2021
At the suggestion of volunteers who have previously taken these roles, in 2022 we are implementing a new approach to these positions. As we recognise the level of competences are different from volunteer to volunteer, and we acknowledge the need to have a stronger knowledge transfer process at the YES, this year the EDU team will be led by a senior and junior EDU team leader.
While both volunteers taking this role need to have significant training and mentoring experience, one of the volunteers will be able to assume a senior role, bearing the ultimate responsibility for the success of the Education Framework. The junior role will be able to learn and support, enhancing their skills and preparing to possibly take the Senior role in the next year. The exact distribution of responsibilities and tasks will be discussed between the two volunteers.
The Senior EDU Leader will participate in the interview of the Junior Leader, to ensure a good collaboration is possible throughout the year.
Together, your responsibility will be to design the educational framework of the event, recruit the Head of Tracks and workshop facilitators and work with them so they can deliver high quality workshops at the event itself.
Who can become an EDU team leader?
In addition to the general volunteer requirements at the YES, you should:
- have extensive experience with preparing educational activities
- have an active interest in topics like global competences, global citizenship education, Colored Glasses, volunteer development
- have basic knowledge in designing and implementing e-learning content or are willing to learn and work on this topic
- are able to coach other volunteers, identify potentials and weak points, suggest improvements, and assess educational outcomes;
- are able and ready to distribute and delegate tasks;
- feel comfortable to conduct meetings, organise small activities for volunteers and create team spirit;
- have been at the YES 2 before, preferably in the Content team ( you might be exempted from this rule if you are able to prove extensive experience in other similar events)
- have a very advanced level of English;
What will be your tasks?
- recruit and select trainers and other volunteers who will design and implement, under your co-ordination, different educational activities, by taking into consideration
- take stock of feedback from previous YES educational activities’ structure to assess strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats;
- develop initial concepts of educational activities for students and for volunteers, and incorporate inputs from the team;
- ensure that educational activities for students meet the learning objectives of the YES and that the YES topic is well integrated in all of them;
- prepare an e-learning course to ensure an in-depth learning experience for the volunteers taking part in the YES.
- prepare a very detailed plan of activities, including time-slots, groups’ division, venue arrangements, etc;
- educational objectives of the proposed activity and educational competences of the candidates;
- enter information into the database, both about the volunteers in charge of educational activities and about the educational activities themselves;
- prepare the manual(s) for volunteers in charge of educational activities, based on the previous years’ manual(s) and on new specific information;
- during the YES, lead daily meetings with volunteers in charge of educational activities, if deemed necessary;
- prepare your part of the YES Final report;