College Ambassador

Position Location: Remote /Local Post-Secondary Institution

DETAILS

  • Position Commitment: August 2024 – May 2025
  • Application Opens: Friday, June 21
  • Application Deadline: Monday, July 8

THE ROLE

As the Alumni Network College Ambassador, you will be a peer mentor to Reality Changers program graduates at your college campus. You will focus on the incoming first-year students to ensure they become fully acquainted with the campus and successfully transition to college. In addition to acting as a college guide, you will need to search for available opportunities driven by student needs in your local area (i.e., jobs, internships, scholarships, volunteer opportunities) and share them with your group. You will periodically check in with first-year Reality Changers students and stay up-to-date with their overall well-being, academic status, and goals.

Lastly, you are responsible for facilitating monthly events, including but not limited to welcome events, workshops, study groups, and socials. To be able to provide tailored guidance and suggestions, you will need to familiarize yourself with all first-year students and understand their needs and college/career goals. You do not necessarily have to provide the resources yourself, but be able to point them in the right direction. The Alumni Network Team will hold ongoing training to support the growth of your skillset to support our students’ success best.

We strongly encourage rising 2nd and 3rd-year  students to apply!

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate monthly 1:1 check-ins with students, assessing their academic, financial,personal goals, and providing adequate resources.
  • Meet program deliverables, preparing to transition students for higher education completion.
  • Host monthly events led by student voices, including but not limited to welcome events, workshops, study groups, and socials.
  • Attend mandatory bi-weekly Fridays at 12 pm team meetings and check-ins with the Alumni Network Manager
  • Submit meeting notes and program participation forms per student.
  • Announce opportunities on social media platforms (i.e., Instagram/Facebook/LinkedIn) and email.
  • Assist Alumni Network staff with any announcements or recruitment of program graduates for events.
  • Foster relationships with campus partners

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be enrolled full-time at either CSUSM, SDSU, or UCSD
  • Good Academic Standing.
  • Submission of unofficial transcript.
  • Strong knowledge of the available resources and opportunities at your college campus.
  • 3-5 hours a week of commitment.
  • Commit to a one-year term as a College Ambassador. Opportunity to serve as a mentor in a voluntary role for a second year.
  • Must attend mandatory training on Monday, Aug 5th (In-person) and Tuesday, Aug 6th (Online)

STIPEND

This position will be compensated with a competitive stipend.

  • SDSU up to $3,000 for the academic year
  • UCSD up to $3,000 for the academic year
  • San Marcos up to $1,500- $2,000 for the academic year

Stipend amount is determined by the student caseload of each College Ambassador. (For example SDSU College Ambassador supports up to 30 SDSU first years and San Marcos College Ambassador supports up to 15 first year students)

BENEFITS

  • Enhance resume through professional development opportunities (e.g., facilitation, mentoring, and networking).
  • Expand professional networks by collaborating with university personnel.
  • Receive special recognition at events, on the Alumni Network website, and in alumni newsletters.
  • Transferable skills to succeed in a multitude of career paths moving forward

TO APPLY

  1. Submit application form
  2. To complete your application and recieve full consideration, please upload a pdf of your resume and unofficial transcript to the Google form. Although it is optional, you may also submit a letter of recommendation.

If selected to move forward, you must be able to interview online the week of July 15th – 19th.

CONTACT

Questions and comments should be directed to:

Bri Gumbs
College and Career Initiatives, Alumni Network Manager
brianda@realitychangers.org

Reality Changers is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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