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Apply for the BLI 2018 Kiongozi team! (Small Group Leader)

Want to play an active role in making this year’s Black Leadership Institute a success?  Apply to join the BLI Kiongozi team!  A total of 12 students will be selected to assist as small group leaders and to assist with the coordination of the event.  Learn more below: 

Must be a UT Arlington student with a minimum 2.0 GPA by application deadline.

Kiongozi are responsible for the following:
·         Attend bi-weekly meetings, beginning Monday, October 30, 2017
o    In these meetings we will talk about previous BLI conferences, relevant topics that need to be discussed, and anything else we want to see happen during this upcoming Black History Month—not only BLI.
o    If you have student affairs or academic related conflicts, this does NOT automatically disqualify you.
·         Assist with tabling for BLI recruitment in UC at least 1 time between Jan 20th – February 6th
During BLI
·         Assist with setup and breakdown of event (e.g. decorations, registration table, a/v needs, etc)
·         Aiding attendees with check-in and seating assignments
·         Leading a small group of 10-12 students in discussion, peer-to-peer conversations
·         Aiding workshop presenters through introduction and time keeping
·         Assist with serving breakfast and lunch
·         Distributing and collecting program evaluation forms
We HIGHLY encourage Kiongozi members to have a high level of enthusiasm and aide in promoting this event since the team plays an integral role in the experience.

·         Exclusive BLI Kiongozi Apparel
·         Opportunity to attend the MLK City Wide Banquet and /or African American Alumni Association Semi-formal Banquet held in the spring. (Approximate value : $50 per ticket)
·         Upon successful completion to the listed responsibilities you will be eligible to receive a Letter of Recommendation from the Director of Multicultural Affairs, Leticia Martinez, to use for your future scholastic or professional endeavors 
Contact Dorian Banks, BLI Executive Chair, at

Deadline to apply: Wednesday, Oct. 4th at Noon



Step 1: Complete the online application form.

Step 2: All applicants must attend a mandatory group interview on Saturday, October 7th. You must be available for this date to be considered. No alternate dates are offered. Group interviews will be conducted hourly from 8:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. You will only need to sign up for 1 hour.

After you submit the online form in Step 1 above, you will receive a confirmation page that will include a link for you to sign up for your group interview. 

Step 3: By October 9th, we will contact all applicants to verify if you have been chosen as a semi-finalist. Semi-finalists will need to attend an individual interview to be held on Oct. 19 & Oct. 20.

The final Kiongozi team will be announced by October 23rd.

Application is now Open!!

Kingozi Applications

The application period to be a Kiongozi for BLI 2018 is now open.
The deadline is October 4th, Noon.

Application Instructions are to the left  <--