Project RACE is seeking a dynamic, motivated multiracial teen to serve as the next President of Project RACE Teens. This is a high profile position at the forefront of multiracial advocacy. The chosen candidate will work with the Executive Director, Advisory Board and Presidents of our other divisions, Project RACE Kids and Project RACE Grandparents, to advocate for multiracial people in a variety of important arenas.
This is a volunteer position, but the benefits are extraordinary. Previous Presidents have testified before Congress, worked with legislators, held successful bone marrow drives, appeared on the Tyra Banks Show and CNN, given interviews to many of the nation’s top newspapers and syndicates, been quoted in text books, had their writings published, petitioned the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, interviewed multiple celebrities and much much more! The two previous Presidents are both currently attending Harvard University and credit the leadership experience they gained with Project RACE for helping to get them there. While the position can sometimes be demanding, Project RACE always encourages our volunteers to be first and foremost dedicated to your studies and families.
The ideal candidate will be mature, confident and creative with strong oral and written communication skills. The individual must embrace their multiracial identity and believe strongly that multiracial people should be allowed to identify with their entire heritage. As we would like the new President to serve a minimum two year term, students entering 9th, 10th or 11th grade are preferable, but others may also be considered.
The responsibilities include: Contributing to the organizations website and blog, creating content on the PRT Facebook and Twitter accounts, giving media interviews, responding to internal and external emails, promoting membership, planning at least one event per year (could be a fundraiser or minority-focused bone marrow donor drive, or a new idea), managing the PR Teens National Advisory Panel, contributing to programs that can be utilized to obtain grants and other activities as they arise.
Interested candidates should submit a brief few paragraphs on why they would like to be PRT President and why they feel they are qualified to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Teen President” in the subject line of your message. The second round of applications will be reviewed beginning June 30th.
We look forward to hearing from you!