Community Ambassador

Jul 27, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Emerson College

Community Ambassador

Employment will continue through the academic school year. CAs will set a good example for commuter and off-campus students by following all College and off-campus policies and modeling responsible and appropriate behavior expected of students living off-campus. CAs should be known by off-campus students as an available, approachable, visible and resourceful staff member.
  • Assist in the coordination, maintenance and production of off-campus student publications (e.g. brochures, resource guides, newsletters, and social media).
  • Maintains a positive attitude toward others and accepts others whose lifestyles and attitudes are different than their own.
  • Able to project a caring, concerned and approachable demeanor in order to facilitate communication and establish positive relationships with off-campus students, fellow staff members and members of the Emerson community.
  • Communicates with assigned first-year students prior to their arrival on campus for the fall semester.
  • Identifies programming needs and interests of Community students.
  • Coordinates and implements programs and activities.
  • Documents and evaluates programming activities in a timely manner.
  • Encourages off-campus students to participate in OCSS and Emerson College community events by communicating the necessary information in a timely manner.
  • Attend and staff OCSS community events and programs.
  • All CAs are expected to participate in CA Training. CA Training will commence in August for the fall semester. Date is subject to change and will be confirmed with job offers.
  • Work approximately 10 hrs. per week to support College sponsored Community events (fall, spring terms), promote campus traditions, programs and resources. In addition to the CA position, candidates may hold one elected officer position in a club or organization. You may also be an active member in a second club or be active in theater/performing arts productions or athletics.
  • Develop and maintain active contact with an assigned group of first year commuting students.
  • Attend regular staff meetings with other CA's and Off Campus Student Services professional staff.
  • Serve as a role model and resource for all off-campus students.
  • CAs should have knowledge of College policies and standards of conduct, student rights, and the conduct process. CAs are expected to abide by all College policies. Violating College policy or breaking the law is grounds for termination.
  • Respects and maintains confidentiality regarding Community issues by not discussing them with other students or inappropriate persons. However, CAs are expected to keep professional members of the OCSS staff, and/or another professional member of the College community, informed about serious or potentially serious/dangerous issues.
  • Completes other duties as assigned

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    CA must be registered as a full-time undergraduate student during both the fall and spring semesters of the academic year. Applicants must have been enrolled full-time at Emerson for at least one full semester. Applicants must have and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.8. Applicants must be in good academic, financial and social standing with the College.

    Preferred/Desirable Knowledge:
    Preferred candidates will have completed their freshman year and be a resident of the city of Boston, Cambridge, Somerville or Brookline for the entire academic year. They should exhibit strong organizational skills, an outgoing assertive personality, have the ability to work in groups, an appreciation for collaborating with others, the ability and desire to work with diverse populations and be goal-oriented. Candidates should have interest in, and some experience with, community building, volunteering, or service learning and have a sense of the issues that confront off-campus students. Candidates should be knowledgeable about the Emerson campus, its history and resources, and be able to communicate this information to students. Additionally, they should have strong written and verbal communication skills.

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