The Secular Student Alliance is hiring two full-time paid summer interns: one writing intern and one design intern. The primary project for both internships is a complete revision of our Group Running Guide, the handbook for students starting and running secular student groups at high schools and colleges. Interns will work as a close team to gather information on the best design for the Guide, to collect and synthesize information from a wide variety of sources, and to produce a finished electronic and print version of the Guide for future distribution.
We are looking for one Writing Intern and one Design Intern. Each internship is ten weeks long and has a $200/week stipend. For more information and application instructions, see the full posting
Submitted by Lyz on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:57
The Secular Student Alliance is hiring a Regional Campus Organizer to start in June 2012. This full-time position is a pilot program to begin providing more direct campus organizing assistance to SSA affiliate groups by focusing on a specific geographical area. The Regional Campus Organizer will primarily serve affiliates in his/her specific regional network, while overseeing volunteer coordinators for other networks and determining best practices for continuing this model in the future.
For more information and application instructions, see the full posting
Submitted by Lyz on Thu, 02/16/2012 - 11:35
Secular students, we've been challenged!
The Foundation Beyond Belief and The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society have joined forces to inspire the secular community to participate in the Light The Night Walk. They're partnering with SSA and lots of other national freethought organizations to mobilize our grassroots groups. Our goal is to organize 100 teams and raise $1,000,000 in the fight against cancer. Check out our activity packet
and all the other resources we've put together to help you join us in meeting this challenge!
Submitted by samueljackson on Mon, 02/13/2012 - 16:45
In November 2011, SIUC SSA was able to attend Skepticon IV thanks to a project grant from the national SSA. This article summarizes the experiences of the group's leadership at the event.
Being able to go to Skepticon was kind of like a dream come true. I had been to conferences before and they were fine but this one was different. There was no emphasis on networking or professionalism but rather it was about learning that it is OK to be non-religious, that there are others who are non-religious, and what it means to be non-religious in a seemingly religious world. While there may not have been an emphasis on networking and the like, I still had the opportunity to meet a number of leaders in the secular community including members of other college and university SSA chapters, representatives from secular organizations, and several of the guest speakers including my hero, Dan Barker.
Submitted by samueljackson on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 15:52