Deadline Extended: Apply to be Root Co-director!

Application deadline extended:

Applications are due Monday November 26, 2018 by 11:59pm. 

Root is entering its sixth year and is looking for two student co-directors to lead the way.  You can find information about Root here.  Planning and creating Root is a collaboration among Davis Center staff, Zilkha Center staff, and student directors.

The co-directors, in collaboration with the staff, are responsible for:

  • Interviewing and hiring the Root leaders for the Class of 2023

  • Creating and implementing the spring and fall leader training programs

  • Developing and monitoring team rapport among Root leaders

  • Planning and running the Root program. This includes, but is not limited to, developing the schedule, working with Root leaders and outside partners to develop programming, establishing expectations for leaders, coordinating logistics and communicating with Root participants prior to their arrival

  • Supporting Root leaders throughout training and the Root program

  • Organizing Root reunions during the 2019-2020 school year


As co-directors, you will be able to:

  • Collaborate on decision making and planning throughout the process

  • Communicate and share workload – you will be expected to work no more than 8 hours per day

  • Jointly contribute to programming related to social identity, sustainability and environmental justice

  • Manage logistics in advance of and during the program

  • Plan and run a multi-day program that introduces complex topics

In the past, the Root Directors have each spent about 20-30 hours over the course of the summer planning for Root.  Directors should expect to be in contact with staff and available through email, though the work can be done remotely.  The Root directors will need to be on campus to work May 20-25th and return to campus in preparation for Root, August 24th, planning to work until September 1st.  The Root Director position is paid.

Apply Here!