Fearless Futures uniquely works within organisations, from global corporations to public sector service deliverers, to engage people in critical thinking to understand and challenge the root causes of inequities and to grow powerful new leadership, and design, for transformative change. And we’re looking for 15-20 individuals who are experienced, engaging and highly-effective anti-oppression facilitator contractors to deliver our innovative and impactful equities and inclusion programmes in organisations.
What will the role involve?
*Our organisational facilitators are responsible for engaging, impactful and professional delivering of highly discursive, emotionally challenging and experiential organisational training.
*This delivery could be a one-off 2 hour workshop or 3.5 consecutive days of training, and is drawn from unique and bespoke Fearless Futures content.
*Organisational facilitators are also responsible for certain administrative, preparatory and logistical tasks relating to the successful running of an organisational workshop/programme. This will include the management of any resources required, for example.
Application deadline: Please send applications by 6pm ET on 23rd June 2019
Payment: Highly competitive day rates, with additional payment for preparation, travel and training where relevant.
Location: Variable (predominantly across the US, likely Silicon Valley and New York, with some programmes taking place elsewhere across the US)
Role Type: Contractor
Start date: August 2019 for training and then leading delivery from then on
Interview Date: To be organised with applicants on a rolling basis throughout June/early July
Training Dates: August: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20, 21st, 22nd & 23rd. You must be available for all dates. All training is paid at $200 a day.
If you’re interested in the role, what should you do?
Please email email@example.com by 6pm ET 23rd June. In this email please:
*Please confirm your availability for attending training on the following dates in August: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20, 21st, 22nd & 23rd in your covering email. All days of training for this role are obligatory.
*You will then be invited to an interview via Skype which will take place on a rolling basis.
- Strong reliability
- Experience of successfully delivering engaging, expert learning to adults in a deeply educative way
- The ability to create safe and courageous learning spaces
- Ability to navigate the complex emotions of a group of learners – laughter, tears, anger, defensiveness etc (and to hold your own emotions to make space for others in this process)
- Understanding of power, privilege and systems of oppression – conceptually and as lived realities
- Engagement with challenging the status quo on gender, class, race, sexuality, disability, faith and other anti-oppression issues
- Flexibility in facilitation and the ability to change direction when the situation requires it
- Courage to face problems and conflicts between participants head on, to create a meaningful resolution
- Open to feedback and developing your capacities and skills
- Creativity in the face of challenges and unexpected logistical issues
- Organised and prepared, with good time-awareness
- Able to complete administrative and logistical tasks swiftly and to a high standard
- A can-do, positive attitude to making our organisational work transformative and fun!
- Equity – we are committed to advancing deep and meaningful equity and inclusion so spaces of work are spaces of belonging and opportunity for all.
- Intersectionality – our approach always strives to honour the ways oppression and inequities interconnect in individual’s lived realities.
- Commitment – it takes commitment to be an incredible facilitator and to respond with the flexibility and pace needed to make bespoke programmes/workshops a success.
- Reflection – delivering high impact education requires reflection on your practice as well as a real openness to feedback and improvement.
What is the recruitment process for this role?
Once interviews have been completed, successful candidates will be invited to attend 10 days of intensive training (paid at $200 per day) at a venue to be confirmed, in New York. This training aims to strongly prepare participants for solo and co-facilitation, depending on the programme. If, for whatever reason, the candidate is not progressing as much as is hoped during the training, we will have an honest conversation, as to whether they will continue with the process. This is important for both parties so that nobody’s time is wasted over the medium term (i.e presuming that regular placement on programmes will happen, when they may not) and that expectations about performance in the role are clear. Everyone will be paid for their time to date in such situations.
What happens after the training?
After successful training there may be two avenues for your delivery of our programmes. You may be invited to apprentice on client programmes to further refine your craft in line with our approach, or you will move directly to be part of a pool of facilitators who we allocate to client delivery. You’ll always have the choice to decline a particular piece of work in line with your schedules.
Application deadline: June 23rd 6pm ET
Interviews held throughout June/early July: This will involve delivering a 25 minute section of a Fearless Futures workshop and responding to some scenario based questions. You will also have the opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the role.
August: 12th, 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 19th, 20, 21st, 22nd & 23rd: Attend 10 days of intensive training including facilitation skills, social justice knowledge, Fearless Futures content plus practise delivering
If you have any other questions regarding the role, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.