Are you looking to bring anti-sexual violence work to your campus or community? Are you looking for innovative ways to coordinate your local work with other efforts on the national level? Are you looking to make a lasting, positive impact on your campus for current and future students?
Well, you’ve come to the right place. At End Rape on Campus (EROC), we envision a world in which all individuals have educational experiences free from violence, and until then, that all survivors are believed, trusted, and supported. To achieve this, we work to end campus sexual violence through three pillars: direct support for survivors and their communities; prevention through education; and policy reform at the campus, state, and federal levels.
We decided to start a Regional Rapid Response program for students, like you, who want to bring anti-sexual violence work to their campuses or in their communities and provide the resources, tools, and best practices to students, survivors and their loved ones more accessible; helping survivors understand their rights under applicable civil rights law, and assisting them in holding their campuses accountable when student rights are violated; serving as a watchdog for Title IX violations; running national campaigns and help students replicate said campaigns at the local and campus levels in areas of rapid response, policy advocacy and educational efforts; doing speaking engagements and workshops on campuses around the country; and advocating for survivor-centric policy reform at the local and national levels.
REGIONAL RAPID RESPONSE TEAM MEMBER (10 MEMBERS FOR EACH REGION)
Join our inaugural team of the Regional Rapid Response Program, and combine forces with a group of diverse and talented young people across the nation. EROC’s Regional Rapid Response Program recognizes that we are in a critical moment, where the leadership of the movement to end the crisis of campus sexual assault and coverup on campuses continues to grow older and more removed from campus spaces. We are using this critical moment to formalize our grassroots work and build a national network of responsive and highly competent youth activists who are ready to galvanize their communities for change.
Members of the Regional Rapid Response Team will be part of a one-year cohort and student activist opportunity aimed at empowering team members people with the skills that they need to successfully organize in their community. Rapid Regional Response cohort members will receive support from the EROC team in the development and execution of their own organizing skills and advocacy efforts, as well as professional development and field-specific opportunities.
Regional Teams are a support network where student organizers can connect with like-minded students across the country. The 10 students in each region will develop deep relationships and provide one another with thought partnership and support for their local and campus events. Regional teams will also work together to execute regional participation in EROC’s greater national work. In the past, local participation in national work has included hosting sister events with an event we’re hosting in DC, helping EROC inform federal policymakers by hosting town halls, or students coming together from across a region to support a piece of state legislation one team member is working on.
Fueled by this thought partnership and EROC’s resources and mentorship, Regional Rapid Response members will be leaders on the issue of campus sexual violence in their community, and will be responsible for planning, preparing, and executing various events and actions in their respective campus, city, or state. This network will convene at least once a year at our Regional Annual Conference. Students are NOT responsible for directly organizing the annual conference, but will work directly with EROC’s program coordinator (the Regional Rapid Response Manager) to achieve a successful event. As a member of the Rapid Regional Response team, the cost of accommodations, travel, and participation in the annual regional conference, as well as any currently unplanned regional or national gatherings that may come up as a result of rapid response work, will be covered by End Rape on Campus.
AS A TEAM MEMBER YOU WILL:
- Develop deep organizing and work relationships with your fellow team members, and provide strategic and emotional partnership and support to one another
- Develop, implement, and host successful events, produce effective outreach, and increase/develop a presence on your respective college/university campus or local community.
- Build relationships to bring students from your campus, city, or state who are not Regional Rapid Response members into your regional work and onto EROC’s ladder of student engagement
- Provide peer to peer mentorship to Regional Rapid Response members, and where appropriate, to other student organizers not part of your Regional team
- Work closely with the Regional Rapid Response Manager to initiate campus and/or local/regional rapid response events.
- Participate in mandatory monthly webinars hosted by the Regional Rapid Response Manager and other appropriate EROC staff members, and identified guest speakers.
- Assist the Regional Rapid Response Manager in the development of the annual conference in your region.
- Ensure that all events comply with EROC’s mission, vision, and values, and are of similar quality.
- Create a knowledge base of organizing events by documenting and institutionalizing campus, local, regional events for future Regional Rapid Response team members.
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR IN A TEAM MEMBER:
- A college-degree is NOT mandatory, but you must be a post-secondary student in some capacity -- at a community college, undergraduate college or university, trade school, or cosmetology school. Students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s), Tribal-Serving Institutions, and Hispanic-Serving, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions are especially encouraged to apply.
- Note: If you’re a student who is completing the entirety of your coursework online and you do not have access to an in-person student community of peers or other in-person community organizing constituency, this may not be the right program for you, given the requirement of hosting in-person events.
- Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience
- Must be well-organized and a self-starter
- Must be a relationship builder, someone who is able to build relationships when working with others, and who can bring their peers who are not part of this program into our movement
- Knowledge/Passion/interest of the Anti-Sexual Violence Movement OR an allied social justice movement
- Ability to demonstrate attention-to-detail by staying on top of communications with Regional Rapid Response Manager and team members within and across regions, all while managing competing priorities
- Someone who is excited to be an ambassador of EROC in their community and on their campus, and is comfortable with the fact that as an ambassador of EROC and our movement, they may experience students disclosing experiences of sexual violence to them (EROC has a social worker and tools to help with this if it occurs, but is a common experience of anti sexual violence organizers that we want to prepare you for!)
- Professional attitude, and reliable
- Responsive and Quick email turnaround time
- Proficient in Google Docs, Microsoft Works (Excel and Word)
HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET AS PART OF THE TEAM:
- Estimated time commitment: On average 8-10 hours per month.
- The opportunity to meet and work with young, grassroots-minded leaders within your region and around the United States
- Attend your region’s annual conference and send time in-person with the students you’ve digitally convened with in your region
- Building leadership skills and other organizing skills that are directly transferable to your desired career
- Having a significant impact on the sexual violence prevention movement
- Developing invaluable experience in organizing, peer-to-peer mentorship, and coalition building
- Opportunity to work with the leaders of the anti-sexual violence movement, including regularly working directly with EROC Staff, and learning from our organizational and movement partners
- An EROC t-shirt, stickers, and a small amount of other EROC swag! (New materials forthcoming at the end of 2019)
BE RESILIENT. BE GUTSY. APPLY NOW.
Applications open on Friday, June 7th, and will close at 11:59 pm EST on July 5, 2019. All candidates must fill out the EROC Team Member application, submit a resume and cover letter. The EROC Team Member application must be uploaded onto the same portal as the resume and cover letter. Applications will be considered either on a rolling basis either until the position is filled, or until no later than the application’s closing, so candidates are encouraged to apply early. Only completed applications will be considered. We ask candidates to use our website application. However, if you have questions or concerns, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.