College/Federal Work Study III - Student Ambassador (Autumn)

Columbus State Community College
Columbus, OH
Closing date
Oct 28, 2021

Job Details

Requisition ID: req3192

Job Title: College/Federal Work Study III - Student Ambassador (Autumn)

Department: Student Engmt.& Leadership

Location: Columbus Campus

Employment Type: Student Employment

Employment Status: Student Employment

Bargaining Unit: Non-Bargaining Unit

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

Compensation Type: Hourly

Compensation Range: $12.00

TBD by the needs of department and student schedule, 20 hrs. max/week
Student Ambassadors will be expected to attend weekly training meetings (Wednesdays 2pm - 4pm)
Attend SALP Orientation, date TBD based on schedules
Current work plan: Work will be mix of Remote/Virtual and On-Site. On-Site work would only begin once approved by College Leadership.

End Date(if applicable): 8/13/2022

Job Description: 

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty listed below. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities, covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act, in accordance with its requirements.

Duties are numbered for convenience, and do not indicate order in terms of importance, frequency that the duty is performed, or the amount of time spent on the duty.

1) Informs prospective students and their families interested in Columbus State Community College regarding the student experience (include but not limited to: academic programs, faculty/staff/students, physical facilities, social opportunities, and student services)

2) Creates and implements community service, educational, leadership and social programming for student body

3) Contributes to campus life by demonstrating sincerity, enthusiasm, credibility, interest, and helpfulness

4) Serves as Columbus State student representative at events and practices professionalism both on and off campus

5) Supports the sense of community among students, staff and faculty by being visible and enthusiastic campus leaders

6) Assists with the creation and implementation of virtual engagement (creates and acts as host for virtual game nights, cultural events, karaoke nights, and other virtually social activities) 

7) Creates and presents leadership workshops

8) Assists at special recruitment and campus wide events that occur throughout the year

9) Attends weekly training sessions

10) Participates in the recruitment and engagement process for department programming and future Student Ambassadors

11) Performs other duties as assigned

Benefits Include:

• Gaining valuable leadership experience• Building a professional network and on-the-job training• Serving as student face of the college• Building valuable relationships with fellow students, faculty and staff.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 
Characteristics essential to becoming a successful Student Ambassador: interest in improving personal leadership skills and knowledge base; enthusiasm and energy.

Skill in: written and verbal communication; organization and attention to detail; operating a computer (including fundamental understanding of Microsoft Office); use of technology (including social media management, online event management and email management).

Ability to: remain in good disciplinary standing; work with diverse populations; work closely with others in a team environment; recognize problems and develop creative solutions while remaining flexible and open to new ideas; lead and follow; be responsible and uphold commitments; maintain a positive attitude.

Must have reliable access to internet and technology to complete job duties.

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires that any applicant be enrolled as a current student at Columbus State in three or more credit hours in a degree or certificate seeking program. Click here for a full explanation of eligibility requirements for student employment at Columbus State. 

Applicants must have received a high school diploma or a certificate of attendance from an accredited secondary school or a certificate of high school equivalence and be exempt from Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4109. 

Must have reliable transportation or other means to get to work regularly. 

Additional requirements:

  • Current students will need to obtain a recommendation letter
  • Candidates must attend an information session held by the current ambassadors and SEaL staff (date to be determined)
  • Attend SALP Orientation, date TBD based on schedules
  • Student Ambassadors will be expected to attend weekly training meetings

Students enrolled as Transient, College Credit Plus, Undecided, or otherwise non degree-seeking are not considered eligible for Student Employment. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Submission of cover letter
  • Applicants with Federal Work Study eligibility
  • Enrollment in at least 6 credit hours for each semester: Fall 2021 and Spring 2022
  • Maintain a cumulative G.P.A. of 2.7 or higher (newly enrolled students may include a high school transcript)
  • Commit to a minimum of 10 work hours per week
  • Be available to work during all semester breaks if needed (this does not include holiday breaks)

Additional Information:  
Join the Office of Student Engagement & Leadership to be a part of an amazing team of students who develop their leadership skills, lead extra-curricular activities for their peers, and serve as student representatives for the college. Student ambassadors help lead student groups, one-time programs, special events, social activities, social media, and more!

This is a hybrid position for the 2021-2022 academic year, including a combination of virtual and in-person work. Students must be available 2pm - 4pm on Wednesdays, with other office hours being flexible. All applicants will be invited for a group interview.

Candidates must attend an information session held by the current ambassadors and SEaL staff (date to be determined).
Attend SALP Orientation, date TBD based on schedules.


Student Employee Professional Development

Students employed by Columbus State are exposed to professional work environments where they develop many of the important transferable skills necessary for future success in the workforce. We are dedicated to helping students set the stage for professional life through their participation in the following program(s):

  • CSTATE GROW (Guided Reflections on Work)
    • The program consists of brief, structured conversations between supervisor and student to reflect on and integrate what they are learning.
    • Effective Autumn 2020, all student employees and their functional supervisors will participate.
  • Career and Leadership Development Program (CLDP)
    • The program consists of paid competencies-based career and leadership development activities designed by Career Services.
    • Effective Autumn 2020, all Tier/Level III Positions will participate.

Career competencies you can expect to learn through Student Employment:

Career & Self Development Critical Thinking Leadership Teamwork Communication Equity & Inclusion Professionalism Technology


About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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