NYWC Workshop Leader Application NYWC Workshop Leader Application Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of NYWC's Spring 2020 Workshop Leader Cohort. Members of this group will be New York City community members who have a strong interest in amplifying the voices of immigrant communities and those impacted by the criminal justice system. Please complete the application below, and attach a short bio, resume, or CV. NOTE: You will not be able to save a draft of your application, so you may want to draft it in a separate document if applicable. Name* First Last Email* Phone*Address* Street Address City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code Are you willing to submit to a standard background check?*YesNoAre you willing to commit to a minimum of nine months of leading weekly writing workshops with NYWC (once a week for 1-2 hours)?*YesNoHow did you hear about NYWC?*With our mission in mind, why are you attracted to the work of NYWC?*Are you fluent in any languages other than English?*YesNoIf yes, which language(s)?Please describe your volunteer and/or social service experience.*What experiences have you had in creative writing workshops as a participant and/or facilitator?*Describe an experience in which you understood what a "safe space" was (or was not).*What is your experience working/collaborating with people from backgrounds that are different from your own?*Please be as detailed as possible.NYWC workshop leaders are not teachers in the traditional sense. What is your understanding of the role of a facilitator? What appeals to you about this role?*Tell us about a time you had to confront your own prejudice? How did you do so? What did you learn from that experience?*NYWC workshop leaders are matched with their ongoing workshops in several ways. After completing the training process, the new workshop leader may be placed at an existing workshop or may be placed at a new workshop site. New leaders may also suggest workshop sites that serve disenfranchised populations through our workshops. Question being: What groups are you most interested in working with?*Are there any groups that you would not feel comfortable working with?*Please be as detailed as possible. What draws you to working with immigrant communities, or those affected by the criminal justice system?*What is your general availability to lead NYWC workshops? Please check all that apply. Weekday Mornings (Mon thru Fri, 8:00-11:00 a.m.) Weekday Afternoons (Mon thru Fri, 12:00-4:00 p.m.) Weekday Evenings (Mon thru Fri, 5:00-9:00 p.m.) Weekend Mornings (Sat/Sun, 8:00-11:00 a.m.) Weekend Afternoons (Sat/Sun 12:00-4:00 p.m.) Weekend Evenings (Sat/Sun, 5:00-9:00 p.m.) Please include additional notes about your availability (if applicable).Please list the names and contact information of two references that can speak to your work with writing, volunteerism, social service, level of accountability and phone/email accessibility. Please do not use a family member or partner as a reference.*Attach your most current resume or CV. Please limit your attachment to 2 pages max.*Accepted file types: pdf, doc, docx.In addition to attending all of the training sessions, you will be required to read "Writing Alone and With Others" by Pat Schneider prior to the training (a copy will be provided), visit a NYWC workshop, and lead a practice workshop.*I understand and agree to the above.By applying to be a workshop leader, I understand and agree to the following responsibilities required of all workshop leaders. (Check all that you agree to.)* Leading a WEEKLY writing workshop for a minimum of nine months. Remaining involved (serving on a committee, volunteering at events, or leading a workshop) with NYWC for a minimum of one year. Read and respond as necessary to all NYWC e-mails. Tracking workshop attendance and submitting monthly reports. Attending at least 3 meetings of workshop leaders each year, in addition to the annual NYWC Leader Retreat. Periodically assist NYWC in conducting written evaluations of your workshop by participants, workshop site staff, and you. Communicate relevant information to your workshop participants, including about NYWC events, readings, and publishing opportunities. Communicate with NYWC staff all problems, issues, concerns, and success stories that arise in your workshops. If you left any of the above boxes unchecked, please explain why.NYWC Workshop Leaders are primary stakeholders in the work and mission of the organization and are expected to contribute to our program’s long-term sustainability through fundraising. Current opportunities include the annual Write-A-Thon, serving on the host committee for our cocktail parties, participating in a benefit reading, among others. I understand that as a workshop leader I’d be expected to fundraise.* Yes No If you selected no, please explain.It is recommended that all NYWC Workshop Leader applicants attend one info session before the application deadline. These sessions take place at NYWC's Office (80 Hanson Place, Suite 604, Brooklyn). Please select which session you plan to attend.*Tuesday, January 28 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m. 80 Hanson Place, BrooklynTuesday, February 11 @ 6:30-8:00 p.m. 80 Hanson Place, BrooklynI hereby certify that everything set forth in this application is true and accurate. Please type in your full name below as your signature.*Would you like us to add you to the NYWC email mailing list to become notified about NYWC workshops, events, publications and news?YesNoI am already on the email list.