Application Deadline: Skoll Associate Role – Knowledge Equity Fellowship Student Ambassador

19 October - 11:59 pm
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**Application Deadline – apply by 19 October, 2020**

The Knowledge Equity Fellowship is a pioneering and ambitious new programme designed by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Knowledge Equity to transform the systems change entrepreneurial field. It will connect traditional learned and technical knowledge with lived experience — the knowledge of those directly impacted by unjust and inequitable systems.

The Fellowship’s breadth and depth of impact hinges on the engagement of students and the wider University community. The Knowledge Equity Fellowship is looking to appoint 6-8 Skoll Associates, students interested in social, economic, and/or environmental justice issues. Skoll Associates will provide Oxford students the opportunity to foster connections with practitioners, cultivate new passions, mindsets, philosophies and apply learned theories into practice. Students will have opportunities to link into Fellows’ networks, projects, organisations and benefit from mentorship.

Duration: 9 months appointment (October 2020 – June 2021)

Please email your CV and a motivation letter to the SkollCentre@sbs.ox.ac.uk by the 19th October.

More information about the Knowledge Equity Fellowship
The Knowledge Equity Fellowship is a pioneering and ambitious new programme designed by the Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship and the Centre for Knowledge Equity to transform the systems change entrepreneurial field. It will connect traditional learned and technical knowledge with lived experience — the knowledge of those directly impacted by unjust and inequitable systems.

This Fellowship sets aside the existing public service, community participation and engagement models and activities prevalent across Higher Education Institutions (HEI) around the world that have failed to transform unjust systems. It is a paradigmatic shift away from traditional notions of community leaders as grateful recipients of HEI support and technical knowledge, towards knowledge equity – recognising that the depth of knowledge, insights, and wisdom of Lived Experience Leaders as innovators, educators and entrepreneurs is just as valuable as technical knowledge. Leaders to learn from, with and alongside.

A Commitment to Representation, Inclusion and Diversity
Social entrepreneurship programmes can often fail to acknowledge the unequal power relationships that determine how we understand and develop the field. These relationships can be embedded in political, economic, or social structures, but are often reflections of epistemic power: reflecting what knowledge is accepted as valid or valuable in connected fields such as social innovation and systems change. In turn, limiting the advancement of these fields. In the current socio-political climate, this fellowship is an innovative way in which Universities and Business schools can attend to issues of equity, diversity and inclusion to create transformative partnerships to address pressing issues of our times.

Skoll Associate Role
Duration: 9 months appointment (October 2020 – June 2021)
The Fellowship’s breadth and depth of impact hinges on the engagement of students and the wider University community. The Knowledge Equity Fellowship is looking to appoint 6-8 Skoll Associates, students interested in social, economic, and/or environmental justice issues. Skoll Associates will provide Oxford students the opportunity to foster connections with practitioners, cultivate new passions, mindsets, philosophies and apply learned theories into practice. Students will have opportunities to link into Fellows’ networks, projects, organisations and benefit from mentorship.
Fellows will be connected to at least two students.

Responsibilities
• Act as key contact person for a Knowledge Equity Fellow.
• Introduce Fellows’ to the Oxford ecosystem.
• Identify key opportunities in Oxford colleges, departments and local community that align with Fellows’ area of practice and interest.
• Liaise with Fellows around events, activities and student clubs/networks .
• Coordinate programme implementation in collaboration with Fellows, the Skoll Centre team, the Centre for Knowledge Equity, and other partners.
• Plan and participate in workshops, teaching sessions, and other public events.
• Coordinate and manage plans / travel logistics of fellows and invited guests
• Prepare reports and keeping accurate records of Fellows’ engagements.
• Write a blog piece related to the Knowledge Equity Fellowship and experience as a Skoll Associate.
Requirements
• Enrolled in a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Oxford.
• Aligned and committed to the objectives of the Knowledge Equity Fellowship.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Proactive and able to work independently.
• Able to commit 2-5 hours a week.
Skoll Associates liaise with Bronwyn Dugtig, Programme Manager for Developing Talent, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship.

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