The Kingfishers for Consent are Yale-NUS Colleges’ Sexual Wellness Peer Educators; they are a group of undergraduate students who serve their peers and the Yale-NUS community in the following ways:
- Outreach and education of the community
- Running of an annual Consent Campaign
- Promotion of available on and off campus resources
- Workshops on healthy relationships and sexual encounters, consent and communication, and sexual assault and relationship violence prevention
- The planning and executing of Sexual Wellness Week
The Peer Educators work closely with the Acting Associate Director for Residential Education, and each other, to ensure that programmes and awareness campaigns are inclusive, interculturally engaging, and accurately represent and address the needs of the community. Peer educators receive comprehensive training regarding healthy relationships, sexual and relationship violence prevention, facilitation, workshop planning, and more! Peer Educators are students deeply interested in learning more about safe and consensual relationships, educating their peers about healthy relationships, and shifting cultural norms that perpetuate sexual and relationship violence on campus.
Peer Educators are required to attend a 1-day training session at the beginning of the semester and will participate in ongoing training and continuing education throughout the semester. The expected commitment is an academic year; though students who will be on study abroad in either semester are also eligible to apply. The role requires an average of 2-4 hours of work per week including but not limited to outreach, publicity, peer advising, group meetings, presenting, tabling, and administrative tasks. Number of work hours per week will fluctuate depending on the programme schedule; e.g. Consent Campaign weeks and Sexual Wellness Week will require more time, whereas other weeks will require less.
To learn more about, or apply for, the Peer Educator programme, please contact the Acting Associate Director for Residential Education, Andrew McGeehan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please submit all applications by August 19th, 2018, 11:59 PM.
- To serve as a peer resource for the sexual misconduct reporting policy, and understanding both the reporting process and the hearing process
- To be knowledgeable of on and off-campus resources related to sexual assault
- To assist with organising and tabling for the annual Consent Campaign
- To assist with organising and facilitating programmes for Sexual Wellness Week
- To brainstorm, prepare, and facilitate workshops and programs throughout each semester for fellow students on various related topics
- To develop and implement publicity campaigns to encourage positive behaviour and spread awareness of sexual violence on campus
- To publicize events by designing posters and posting on Facebook/other social media
- To attend bi-weekly team meetings, led by the Senior Manager, Residential Life to brainstorm programmes, engage in team-building, delegate administrative and project management tasks, and to address hot topic issues in the community
- To attend the 1 day training at the beginning of Semester 1 on September 1st
- Believes in the programme mission of promoting healthy relationships, and addressing the the role of societal norms in the proliferation of sexual violence, and expanding the conversation around sexual assault at Yale-NUS College
- Willingness to learn and to listen to peers without judgement
- Responsible, punctual, and possesses strong organisation and communication skills
- Able to work within a tight deadline and communicate promptly on email and text
- Able to work independently and as part of a team
- Some experience with programme planning or facilitation
- Some experience with social media publicity
Peer Educators will be compensated for their work, each with a $200 semesterly stipend.
Application Questions (max 200 words each)
- Why do you want to become a Sexual Wellness Peer Educator?
- What do you think is the highest educational need related to sexual wellness you observe on our campus today? How would you address that need as a Peer Educator?
- Describe a time when you were a leader. What did you learn about being a leader?
- Have you ever planned or facilitated a community-building or educational programme before? If so, what is one strategy that worked for you? If not, what is a facilitation or programme planning strategy you have seen work well before?
- What are you other commitments this semester? How will you manage this job in addition to your other commitments?