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Thank you so much for your interest in Better Future Program. To read what youth leadership positions are currently open,
If a position is taken, you can always work alongside that leader!
Even if you are not eligible or simply wish to have less responsibilities within the organization, you can always join as a general volunteer for various projects as they are developed, as well!
Update: For auditory learners and neurodivergent individuals, BFP plans to offer Zoom interviews soon as an alternative to written Staff Applications. More information will be revealed soon!
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What is the easiest and fastest way to contact you further? This includes by text message, email, and/or various social media handles.
Which position are you applying for? (Acronyms stand for which administrator oversees that particular role.)
Executive Assistant (CoS)
Communications Coordinator (CCO)
Assistant Director of Diversity (CEI)
Budget Manager (CFO)
Fundraising Manager (CDO)
Health Coordinator (CHO)
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Black/African Lives Representative
Indigenous Lives Representative
Southeast Asian Lives Representative
Central Asian Lives Representative
South Asian Lives Representative
East Asian Lives Representative
West Asian Lives Representative
Pacific Islander Lives Representative
Latine Lives Representative
Migrant & Refugee Lives Representative
Gender Equity Representative
Religious Marginalization Representative
Reproductive Rights Representative
Climate Action Representative
Acronyms like CoS or CFO stand for the chief executives each role works alongside, such as the Chief of Staff or Chief Financial Officer.
If you are applying for a leadership role within the Administrative Staff, Resources Committee, or Advocacy Committee, what makes you a good fit for this specific position? General Volunteers may type N/A.
Please check all options that accurately complete the following phrase: "I believe in or am willing to learn more about..."
The right to organize, that communities should be allowed to come together in order to generate collective power for the powerless
Intersectionality, using an analytical framework to recognize how various aspects of a person's social and political identities combine to create different modes of discrimination and privilege
Educational equity, that all people deserve equitable access to educational opportunities, resources, and even teaching styles to fully excel in the academic world
Anti-racism, that individuals should put forth conscious and deliberate efforts to provide equal opportunities for all racial groups on both an individual and a systemic level
Religious liberty, the freedom of an individual or community, in public or private, to manifest religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship, and observance
Disability justice, that all individuals regardless of their physical or mental capabilities deserve equal opportunities on both an individual and a systemic level
Climate action, that both individuals and institutions should address the causes and impacts of climate change
Decolonization, the undoing of colonialism, that Indigenous communities are owed the fundamental right to freely choose their sovereignty and international political status (known as self-determination)
Gender equity, that all people deserve equal ease of access to resources and opportunities regardless of gender identity, including economic participation and decision-making, and the ability to safely question and/or challenge dominant understandings of gender identity
Queer/LGBTQ+ liberation, that all individuals deserve equal access to opportunities on an individual and systemic level regardless of sexual orientation and the ability to safely question and/or challenge dominant understandings of various sexual orientations
Bodily autonomy, that individuals deserve the right to make educated, uncoerced decisions about their own bodies
Body positivity/neutrality, that present-day beauty standards actively harm those who differ in bodily shape, size, or general appearance, and rather that all body types should be equally accepted
Abolition, that systems like policing and incarceration are inherently flawed, cannot be reformed, and therefore must be replaced with alternatives that focus on the root causes of interpersonal violence through community support and victim/survivor-centered tactics
Anti-authoritarianism, that individuals deserve personal freedoms rather than be forced to submit to coercive hierarchies
Anti-capitalism, that working class individuals are deliberately exploited by the wealthy and this economic system must be changed; that the means of production should be owned and democratically controlled by the workers and/or community
If you did not check one or more of the aforementioned ideals or political theories, why?
How do you exemplify our core values (accessibility, unity, honesty, and gratitude) in your day-to-day life?
How have you actively counteracted capitalism or other coercive hierarchies, such as white supremacy or the patriarchy, within the past 6 months?
What social injustices or political ideologies would you like to learn more about, and why?
What originally piqued your interest in activism? Have your goals changed since then?
How did you find out about BFP?
What improvements do you suggest for our organization?
Anything else that you would like us to know? You can share ideas you have for new projects, a silly story that exemplifies your personality, or even something new you learned this month!
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