Global Health & Food Systems Eligible
Slow Food UW South Madison Directors oversee the operations of the South Madison project and provide a key communications link between that project and the greater organization. South Madison Co-Directors have two main focus areas: directly maintaining and establishing relationships with South Madison community outreach partners to understand community needs and facilitating a for-credit class for Slow Food interns about food justice and activism (class will be held online). South Madison Co-Directors support and oversee 10+ South Madison interns in their volunteer positions related to food access and education in South Madison. An understanding of leadership, co-dependence and independence, and working in a chaotic atmosphere is important. South Madison is the largest program in Slow Food UW and requires a lot of time and attention. Dedication to community service and prior knowledge of food systems is highly prioritized.
Average Time Commitment
The time commitments of the South Madison Co-Directors vary greatly week to week. Prepare to put in anywhere from 8-13 hours a week a week supporting interns, attending class, and attending to administrative concerns.
Responsibilities & Expectations
- Dedication to community service
- Prior knowledge of community development, racial disparities, and economic classism
- Willingness to work in a large group and with a co-director as a partner
- Open minded and flexible to new challenges and occasional chaotic working conditions
- Supporting interns in their projects with resources and tools necessary to succeed (ex. Transportation, emotional/mental support, volunteer coordinating, etc.)
- Attend weekly (virtual) directors’ meetings and South Madison classes (class time TBD)
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