The GJU Liaison will serve as an intermediary between the George Jackson University, students and faculty at higher learning institutions focused on strengthening student performance and expanding students’ horizons by cultivating volunteers and new relationships designed to facilitate our establishment, maintenance and expansion of the GJU's New Afrikan (Afrikan Amerikan) Math & Science Centers Initiatives in Communities across the nation, and the GJU Study Group Initiative in prisons across the country. Through this partnership both our Community based students will be able to be adequately educated and developed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and our imprisoned students will be able to receive an education in New Afrikan history and culture. As part of this educational experience, the Liaison works with the GJU faculty and staff to develop new programs and events to support this goal.
Working together with the college faculty, local Black Student Unions and interested college students, the Liaison seeks to maintain and develop collaborations that serve to facilitate the creation of New Afrikan (Afrikan Amerikan) Math & Science Centers in students/faculty's home Communities to counter continued assaults on New Afrikan (Afrikan Amerikan) students access to institutions of higher learning (such as continued challenges to affirmative action) and raise our Communities overall STEM literacy, while simultaneously increasing the GJU's volunteer corps responsible for facilitating our New Afrikan (Black) history, politics and culture curriculum in the GJU Study Program.
The GJU Liaison is instrumental in facilitating students’ progress and success by ensuring that appropriate collaborative support mechanisms are in place, so it is highly recommended that this person have experience working with both high school students, college students, adults and academic professionals (i.e. professors, teachers, and school leadership). The ability to develop and communicate with these interpersonal relationships needs to be combined with strong organizational skills around the various administrative responsibilities of these primary Initiatives and the unique challenges of organizing them, both in at risk Communities and within a prison setting.
1. Engage college students, Black Student Unions, faculty, sorority's, fraternity's, Community activists and other stakeholders in order to provide information sessions related to the need for the GJU and it's 2 main educational Initiative's and the opportunities they provide for Our People as a whole;
2. Work in collaboration with GJU faculty, college student activists and other faculty to identify and advise potential student volunteers regarding the purpose and programs presented by the GJU;
3. Work in collaboration with GJU faculty, college student activists, Community activists and other volunteers to cultivate opportunities for imprisoned GJU students to volunteer in their Communities within this frame work upon release;
4. Participate in Community-related activities in which the GJU and these primary programs (NAM&SC Initiative, GJU Study Group) can be promoted (parent nights, college student body meetings, Black Student Union rallys, financial aid events);
5. Advise prospective college student volunteers on the recruitment and enrollment process for the GJU (application, including program volunteer roles, prison outreach opportunities and Community development efforts);
6. Maintain records for enrollment, tracking, and audit reporting purposes for all volunteer elements;
7. Conduct orientations for GJU student and faculty volunteers on the vision and mission of the GJU and it's related Initiatives, as appropriate;
8. Submit progress reports to the GJU Faculty Board documenting progress and outcome data;
9. Maintain quality partnerships with the faculty and administration at the institutions of higher learning where we are active at in collaboration with the GJU Faculty Board;
10. Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as directed by the GJU Faculty Board;
11. Other duties as assigned by the GJU Faculty Board or as the Liaison may see a need.
The GJU Liaison is located in an Institution of higher learning and reaches out to other assigned colleges and universities around the country. The Liaison works collaboratively with faculty and staff of the GJU, institutions of higher learning and New Afrikan (Black) Communities to promote and deliver a seamless educational transition process for Our students and volunteers. The GJU Liaison is responsible for the coordination and implementation of volunter recruitment, program placement plans, and strategies designed to increase volunter enrollment and program success both in Our Communities and in prisons.