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  • 1. The roles of directors,Staffing Your Program coordinators, students, and others
  • 2. What We’ll Cover• Staffing Standards• Student Roles• Considerations for where to house• Sample Organizational Structures• Opportunities for collaborating across campus
  • 3. Staffing Standards• 40 students: to 1 staff• During BLP start up: clarify roles of staff and appoint director• Bonner Director reports to Senior Administrator• Creatively leverage available staffing (e.g., work study, VISTAs placed with partners)
  • 4. Thoughts?Dividing Staff Roles?
  • 5. Student Roles• Senior Intern(s)—training, site liaison, administration• Congress Representatives—two student leaders with a big idea project• Bonner Leadership Team & committees—class meetings, projects, community fund• Bonner student liaison with campus-wide student leadership structure
  • 6. Bonner Interns • 1 - 4 motivated students, mostly rising Seniors or Juniors, who serve in key program management roles Who? • Primary placement for 10 hours/week is with Bonner Program • Have demonstrated and developed leadership qualities throughout program (or on campus for new programs) • Identify students who have strong understanding of Bonner Program and/or how service is organized on your campus How to pick? • Groom students in junior year (or before) • some Senior Interns start in the summer before their year • Coordinate the Bonner Leadership Team (students) • Organize and help lead meetings, training, & enrichment activities What they do? • Help manage service sites, serving as a liaison • Help manage BWBRS • Senior Interns have track at Summer Leadership InstituteWhen and& Where? • Many also were Congress Reps or attend Congress
  • 7. Bonner InternsTraining & Support• Every summer and through online connections• intensive training• program management• how to lead your peers• how to design and lead workshops• download and use the Senior Intern Handbook
  • 8. Bonner Congress • Two motivated students who show leadership potential and a desire to improve your program, school, and community Who? • Willing to communicate with peers, the Foundation, and other schools • Will make a commitment above and beyond their regular service hours • Educate yourself and prospective students on the role • Work with students to identify idea for their Congress Proposal How to pick? • Create a process that includes student voice (voting, presentations, nomination committee) and administrator input • Design & implement a plan for a big idea to build or strengthen their Bonner Program, campus, or community What they do? • Collaborate with other Reps and learn from other campus programs • Attend two meetings annually • Online (emails, Bonner Congress Group, Wiki) When and Where? • Fall Meeting and track at Summer Leadership Institute
  • 9. Bonner Congress - Big Idea Project• Their role is to Represent, Build, Lead• They identify a project for strengthening: • community impact • student development • campus-wide culture• Start-up can be the Big Idea project
  • 10. Bonner CongressMeetings• Every fall and summer• inspiring learning• national networking• connect with national and international partners• attend workshops• engage in visioning, planning and sharing best practices
  • 11. Other Student Leadership Roles • Manage a team of students who work at same Site or Issue service site or with a similar issue (i.e. homelessness) • Issue-based research Team Leader • Help set goals and create long-range plans • Recruit volunteers and coordinate projects • Represent class on the Bonner Leadership Team • Familiarity with the student development model Class Reps • Assist with cohort/class meetings (training, reflection) • Examples include: ★ Bonner Love (community building) Committees ★ Community Fund ★ Campus-wide Initiatives
  • 12. When looking whereto house consider• Access to resources• Visibility and location• Access to students• Access and status with faculty• Institutional respect• The potential for building a culture of service
  • 13. Some Governance Considerations Strengths Concerns Other Fit with broader departmental Fails to become integrated at the Many campuses have started from Student Affairs mission; student-led programs; institution’s core; lack of curricular this vantage point larger scale change; co-curricular devaluation May build around the capacities of Service can be episodic if only tied Having program under Academic faculty & students and, with care, Academic Affairs meet more complex community to courses; lack of student voice Affairs does not guarantee and leadership; staff driven curricular change desires Student & Academic Campus can provide a broader Affairs range of student & faculty Lack of coordination can lead to This strategy may be equally frustration; students often left to effective; it largely depends on the involvement and types of civic (separate but engagement navigate options on their own leadership & resources coordinated) Integrated Center Leverages resources from & Coordination and decision-making Many established campuses seem(‘hub’ where curricular & change within curricular and co- may involve more time & people; to be moving here, but it requires curricular; high potential for can end up with building but no co-curricular are campus-wide institutionalization vision or plan real negotiations around power combined)
  • 14. Questions?Considerations?
  • 15. Sample of an Organizational Structure Center Director (manages Center & oversees Bonner Program) Bonner Coordinator Other Center Staff (manages Bonner Program) (manage other programs) VISTAs (training, enrichment, community partnerships) Senior Intern(s) Site/Project Coordinators (training, enrichment, community partnerships) (campus-wide volunteer management) Bonner Student Leadership Team Bonner Congress Reps (class reps, committees, community fund) (Foundation link, student voice, special projects)
  • 16. Start-Up Model: Grow Over Time - Bonner Program director may wear multiple hats - Begin with 5-10 students (usually freshmen with some upper class student leaders) - Progressively add more students each year (by class) - Link with campus-wide service programs from outset (for events, projects) Bonner Program Director Other Campus Faculty/Staff (manages Bonner Program) (engaged in community service learning) Bonner Leaders Student Service Programs (5-10 students — 2 serve as Congress Reps) (campus-wide volunteer management)
  • 17. Established Program:Continues to Build Staff Center Director (manages Center & oversees Bonner Program) Bonner Program Director Other Campus Faculty/Staff (overall management) (engaged in community service learning) VISTAs in management roles Service Learning/CBR Staff (training, enrichment, community partnerships) (supporting academically-based service) Site/Project Leaders Community Work-Study Programs (for teams of students at 6-15 sites or clusters) (i.e., America Reads, 1-2 year commitments by student) Bonner Scholars & Leaders Other Student Service Projects/Clubs (20-100 students — 2 serve as Congress Reps) (1x or occasional service projects)
  • 18. Sample Campus: Rider University President Dean of Students (Dr. Anthony Campbell) Administrative Director of Campus Life Assistant (Dave Keenan) (Vickie Mclaughlin) Assistant Director of Campus Life (Annie Pasqua) Coordinator of Community House / Bonner Senior Intern Urban Education Coordinator / FT House Director AmeriCorps Member (Jane Sanchez) Bonner Leadership Team (2 Freshmen, 2 Sophomores, 2 Juniors, 2 Seniors)Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team Site-Based Team
  • 19. Opportunities to Collaborate Academic Student Life/Affairs Admissions Shared training; calendar; student Departments recruitment, selection, diversity CBR, PolicyOptions.org, courses, groups minor, High-Impact Initiative Leverage the Bonner Career Services Chaplain/Religious career advising, fairs, trainings, Program to build Life nonprofit career exploration, internships campus-wide vocation; advising; enrichment workshops culture Multicultural International Public Relations/IT Affairs Affairs Department diversity, training, recruitment, study abroad, trips, internships media, news, website community relations
  • 20. Strategies for Collaboration?
  • 21. Key Factors for Institutional Support • Access to and stated support of senior leadership • Financial support (i.e., work study, stipends) for students to engage in service • Visibility in online and written communications (from recruiting to alumni news) • Faculty engagement and curricular links • Lived mission, strategic plans, and budget that reflects community engagement priorities
  • 22. Recommendations for Building Support • Strategically build your team—starting with students • Creatively consider new programs—from more Federal Work Study placements to partnering with national organizations • Integrate, integrate, integrate • Communicate frequently, positively, and strategically with those above you—manage up • Build a core constituency on and off campus
  • 23. What else?