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Alternative Breaks staff/faculty partner applications closing

Apply by Aug. 9 to join students and other U employees in creating impactful justice- and travel-based community engagement experiences.

The Bennion Center’s Alternative Breaks program is seeking to recruit staff and faculty at the U to serve as staff partners on one of our spring 2020 experiences. We have a brilliantly passionate and strong group of Alternative Breaks student leaders who are getting ready for the coming academic year, and they’ll need to be paired with staff and faculty across campus who can match their enthusiasm and commitment to community engagement and justice learning. If you’re excited about the opportunity to work one-on-one within this cohort of change-makers and to join in our work of sharing personal and communal narratives as a foundation of justice, we hope you’ll consider applying to join our Spring 2020 Leadership Team.

For more information about the expectations and commitment, the role entails and to apply, please visit our leadership page here. The application can be found in the accordion at the bottom of the page, along with additional resources we offer to support our incoming staff/faculty Partners. You can also go directly to the application using this link.

AB staff/faculty partners receive:

  • One-on-one mentorship experience with a student leader.
  • Hands-on learning and community engagement centered around a complex theme of justice.
  • The opportunity to share stories on personal and community levels.
  • Free professional development.
  • Networking opportunities with other university staff and faculty.
  • A recruitment tool for your department.
  • Completely covered costs of participation in Alternative Breaks (including food, lodging and travel).

Spring 2020 focuses include:

  • “Animal Advocacy” – Kanab, Utah
  • “Coastal Ecosystem Restoration” – Point Reyes, California
  • “Community Health” – Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • “Defeminizing Poverty” – Denver, Colorado
  • “Environmental Stewardship” – Rio Mesa, Utah
  • “HIV & AIDS” – Hollywood, California
  • “Homelessness” – Seattle, Washington
  • “Hunger & Food Justice” – Seattle, Washington
  • “Immigration” – San Diego, California
  • “Indigeneity” – Colorado Plateau, Four Corners
  • “Marine Conservation” – Santa Cruz, California
  • “Queering Justice” – San Francisco, California
  • “Urban Environmentalism” – Portland, Oregon

Not sure about AB just yet? Check out the winner of our spring 2019 video contest to get an inside look at the culture of our program and the immersive nature of the Alternative Breaks experience, submitted by a participant in the “Immigration” experience:

Please feel free to reach out to J Swanger, Alternative Breaks coordinator, at 801-587-9027, if you have any questions or concerns or would like to talk about our program and this position in greater detail.