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Sunday, January 12, 2014

Summer SET Faculty - Core & Creative Courses, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, New York, NY

Summer SET Faculty - Core & Creative Courses

Posted on: January 8, 2014
Application deadline: March 10, 2013
Posted by: Sadie Nash Leadership Project


The Sadie Nash Leadership Project (SNLP) offers educational programs to provide young women with an opportunity to analyze and explore leadership through rigorous coursework, experiential and skill based learning, and youth-designed activism projects. Every aspect of the program is designed to support and develop young women to both visualize themselves as leaders and actualize their leadership. Our mission is to strengthen, empower, and equipyoung women as agents of change in their lives and the world.


Faculty teach the coursework component of the Summer Institute, an award-winning program that enables high school aged youth to develop ideas, questions, and concerns as they explore leadership, social justice and activism. We are interested in courses that connect with our mission and also connect with the identities of the young women in SNLP. We are seeking faculty to teach either a CORE CLASS or a CREATIVE CLASS from JULY 7th to AUGUST 1st 2014.

CORE CLASSES: These classes are the cornerstone of the program and all young people attend them. Curriculum exists for the core classes but the faculty member will be required to develop and facilitate additional units and to modify and adapt existing units as needed. The core classes are as follows:
  • Social Justice Core – This course focuses on different types of activism, examines social justice movements, current issues, and identifies careers in social justice. This course will explore concepts of "feminism" "social justice" and "community."
  • Action Project Core – This course develops the activist skills and strategies necessary to create and implement a social justice project or campaign. The class culminates with a community action completely facilitated and led by young people.
CREATIVE CLASSES: These classes follow an elective-type format, and each participant selects one creative course of their interest. Creative faculty design their own curriculum based on their own expertise and interests. We select courses that are rigorous, engaging, and relevant to the young women we work with. Courses should employ popular education approaches and be highly interactive.
  • Creative Courses– These courses should have a hands-on focus on the arts (music, dance, visual arts, theater, writing, etc…) Past examples include:
    • Free in My Body – Dance & Movement Residency
    • Guerrilla Street Art – Young Women Claim Space in NYC
    • Herstory: Devising Theatre – An Interactive Space to Create Activist theatre

We are looking for faculty members who:
  • Are experienced youth workers or teaching artists, can set high expectations for students, can make material relevant and engaging, and can create a safe space and a sense of community within their classrooms
  • Can relate to, and build with, young women from New York City
  • Can teach three times a week for CORE or teach twice a week for CREATIVE and be able to students for at least 1 hour per week outside of class
  • Will commit to attending 6-10 hours of mandatory professional development training on June 25th and July 2nd, 2014
Please note the salaries for each course vary.
  • Core Faculty - $1,500 and Creative Faculty - $1,000

Please note the application is a two part process.
Step 1: Complete your contact information HERE.
Step 2: Submit the following documents via email in PDF or Microsoft Word format to: Please include First & Last Name, and include "SET: Creative Course" or "SET: Core Course" in subject line.
  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter
  3. For SET CORE: Please attach a one session proposal. It should focus on a historical or contemporary case study illustrating the concepts of the class. It could highlight a leader, a movement, a contemporary news story, a film, etc… Please include a detailed agenda with activities, discussion questions, etc… as well as the outcomes you hope to achieve in this session and the themes (ie: intersectionality, pitfalls of traditional leadership, etc…) you hope to address
  4. For SET CREATIVE: Please attach a one-page proposal for the course you are interested in teaching. It should include a description of the course. It should also include a brief rationale as to how it fits into the overall mission of SNLP, our philosophy or goals. It should address the outcomes you hope to achieve over the course of the summer program, and it should present a brief 8 session outline for the course. (You do not need to describe each class, but please show the direction of the course and the topics you expect to cover)
The deadline for faculty applications is Monday, March 10th 2014.

Due to the high volume of applications, we are unable to respond immediately to every application. We will contact you within approximately four weeks if an interview is requested. We will do our best to notify you as quickly as possible of your application status decisions. No calls please.
SNLP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are looking for a diverse applicant pool and strongly encourage women of color, immigrants, members of the LGBTQ community, and students from low-income and working class backgrounds to apply.

Please visit our website: for more information.

Thank you for your interest in our work and in this position!

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