Community Ambassadors

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Community Ambassadors play an essential role in the success of the Office of Community Development. More than just "student employees," they are relied upon to further our mission of preparing students to be civic-minded leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and values to engage fully in their communities. 

What do Community Ambassadors do?

  • Encourage their peers to participate in community service, democratic engagement, and the Leadership Development Program
  • Present information about our events and initiatives to a variety of audiences in many different settings including classroom presentations, tabling, and open houses
  • Assist with large-scale campus initiatives including Saturday of Service, Move-In, Brock the Vote Campaign, Annual Student Leadership Conference, Trash to Treasure, and many others
  • Plan one Democratic Engagement Table each semester, which involves exploring a community issue and encouraging others to take action
  • Plan one educational program each semester that connects with the mission of the office
  • Utilize social media (Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram) to provide non-partisan education on a variety of community issues and promote events
  • Support the day-to-day operations of the office by performing office hours, basic tasks, and assisting students, faculty, staff, and community members that visit

Qualifications and Expectations

  • Strong interest in making an impact in the community through service, leadership, and democratic action
  • Ability to effectively communicate with many different audiences
  • Availability to work 8-10 hours per week, with occasional night and weekend duties
  • Willingness to complete a variety of tasks related to the mission of the office, including:
    • Assisting students with all aspects of the voting process
    • Teaching students how to find community service and register hours
    • Encouraging students to sign up for the Leadership Development Program
    • Frequent postings on the Community Development social media
  • Participation in the Leadership Development Program during the time of employment
  • Attendance at staff training during the week before each semester (fall and spring)
  • Attendance at monthly staff meetings, the first Friday of every month from 3:30–5 pm

Application Process

  • Deadline to submit an application (including up-to-date resume) is Friday, March 23, 2018
  • Group Interview Process: Friday, March 30, 3:30–5 pm in the Seymour College Union (all applicants)
  • Individual Interviews (by invitation): April 4 – April 13
  • Notification of Hiring: Monday, April 16, 2018
  • First New Staff Meeting: Friday, April 27, 4–5 pm

If you have questions about the process, contact the Office of Community Development at community@brockport.edu or in Seymour College Union 203.

Last Updated 8/15/18

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