COABE State Advocate for Adult Education Fellowship

If you have a passion for our field, and would like to educate the public and elevate the field of adult education, please complete the application to participate in the COABE State Advocate for Adult Education Fellowship. Applications, including your resume and one letter of recommendation are due by February 28, 2022.

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Additional Information


State Advocate Policy Review
Nondiscrimination Policy
The Coalition on Adult Basic Education (COABE) does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. 

Social Media Policy

COABE recognizes that many of its members, staff, contractors, board members, and fellows use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Instagram, to name a few platforms. Personal or professional social media use, posts, and pages should not interfere with the work of COABE or reflect negatively on the organization, its leadership, partners, funders, or membership. Some examples of negative impact include:      

Interferes with the work of those engaged with COABE.
Is used to harass or discriminate against others.
Creates a hostile environment for collaboration and partnerships.
Divulges confidential information about COABE or its members.
Harms the goodwill and reputation of COABE.
Does not abide by the COABE nondiscrimination policy.
Posting of politically partisan or hostile/controversial images or statements that might compromise COABE’s non-partisan policies.

COABE members, staff, board members, fellows, and contractors agree to the following guidelines when using social media*.

Do not post any comment or picture (original or augmented) involving a member, volunteer, or client of COABE without their express consent.
Comments about COABE must clearly and conspicuously state that you are posting in your individual capacity and that the views posted are yours alone and do not represent the views of our organization.
Unless given written consent, you may not use COABE’s logo or any organizational material in your posts.
Posts must comply with COABE’s nondiscrimination, confidentiality, and disclosure of proprietary information policies. If you are unsure about the nature of information you are considering posting, contact the COABE CEO or an Executive Committee member. 
Do not link to the organization’s website or post any agency material on a social media site without written permission from the CEO and/or the Executive Committee.
You are responsible for what you write or present on social media. Furthermore, you understand that COABE is not responsible for any actions, legal or otherwise, that might be placed upon you for your posts, likes, or other actions on your social media account.
All organizational policies that regulate off-duty conduct apply to social media activity including, but not limited to, policies related to illegal harassment, code of conduct, nondiscrimination, and protecting confidential and/or proprietary information.

*If you are uncertain about the appropriateness of a social media post, please contact the COABE CEO.

Conflict of Interest Policy

COABE is committed to lawful and ethical behavior in all its activities and requires Fellows to conduct themselves in a manner that complies with all applicable laws and regulations.

Ethical Behavior

Fellows are expected to avoid unethical behavior in the course of performing their official duties and in public settings where the reputation of COABE could be at stake. Fellows are expected not only to avoid any impropriety, but also to avoid the appearance of impropriety whether or not any actually exists. Fellows are expected to conduct themselves in the highest standard within public venues including social media outlets and the COABE App. Fellows must not use their position for private gain, give preferential treatment to any person or entity, lose their independence or impartiality in making decisions, or act in any way that might erode public confidence in the integrity of COABE.