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Intercultural Life is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of cultural differences. We promote educational, cultural, and social growth of the students by collaborating on campus-wide events and activities with various departments of the University. We are committed to preparing members of the Ambrosian community to be productive citizens in a diverse world.

Intercultural Life:

  • promotes personal growth and a healthy society;
  • increases educational and job prospects;
  • enriches your education with diverse experiences; and
  • strengthens your community and workplace.

 

Intercultural Life Ambassador

Apply to be the Intercultural Life Ambassador. Click HERE to access the Residential Living Student Ambassadors website.

General Description:

St. Ambrose University is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive, and engaging community. Our Intercultural Life Ambassador will be one of the key peer mentors to our multicultural, providing a warm welcome during Multicultural Student Orientation, maintaining contact through programming and outreach, and assisting with the efforts of the Diversity Work Group.

St. Ambrose is dedicated to the appreciation and understanding of cultural differences through the promotion of educational, cultural, and social growth of their students as evident by campus-wide events and activities, as stated in the mission of the department of Intercultural Life. Through the Office of Intercultural Life, the Intercultural Life Ambassador will be one of the key peer mentors to students, providing a warm welcome during Multicultural Student Orientation, maintaining contact through programming and outreach, and assisting with the efforts of the Diversity Work Group.

The Student Ambassador position is overseen by the Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs Coordinator. Student Ambassadors receive free, on-campus accommodation in return for an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year.

The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for other cultures. The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for diversity. The individual must have or be able to develop strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills. The most important asset is an eagerness to promote a diverse university community. The candidate must also have an interest in learning as well as the planning and publication of events that occur through the student organization Minority Affairs Community Action (M.A.C.A.) or the office of Intercultural Life.

Duties and Responsibilities

 
• Provide leadership, advisement and support to students as a leader through the Ambrosians Collaborating Together (ACT) program.

• Be a member and supporter of Multicultural Affairs Community Action (MACA), which includes attending most meetings and events.

• Develop, coordinate, and organize campus-wide diversity, educational, and social programming for residential and commuter students with the help of the Coordinator of Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs.

• Plan, organize, and implement Multicultural Week and/or Civil Rights Week in cooperation with the Coordinator of Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs along with a committee of campus representatives.

• Coordinate publicity and marketing for intercultural life, diversity, and Student Activities events.

• Encourage and recruit minority students for leadership positions including, but not limited to STARs, RA's, tutors, CAB executives, SGA.

• Maintain 10 - 15 scheduled office hours per week and attend regular Student Activities Meetings.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications

The ideal Ambassador is someone with maturity, integrity, and a genuine appreciation for diversity. The individual must have or be able to develop strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills. The most important asset is an eagerness to promote a diverse university community. The candidate must also have an interest in learning as well as the planning and publication of events that occur through the student organization Minority Affairs Community Action (M.A.C.A.) or the Office of Intercultural Life.

Additional Qualifications


1. Currently enrolled SAU undergraduate student taking at least twelve credits per semester ---Sophomore, Junior, and Senior Student are encouraged to apply. Open to all Majors.
2. A student that lives in the residence halls
3. Strong public relations, communication, time management, and organizational skills
4. Ability to work in a team oriented atmosphere, seeking Hall Directors, Residential Advisors (RAs), and the Intercultural Life and Leadership Programs Coordinator as resources when needed.
5. Strong computer skills preferred, especially in a Windows setting and with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.), but not required.

Remuneration

Student Ambassadors receive free, on-campus accommodation in return for an estimated time commitment of 10 hours per week during the academic year.

Position Duration

Academic school year, including a few days in the Summer prior to the academic school year to work events such as the Multicultural Student Orientation. If student succeeds in the position, he or she may reapply for the position again for the following school year. To re-apply for the position, the student must submit an essay on what he or she has learned in the position and still hopes to gain the following year if hired for the position again. A person can only hold the position of Intercultural Life Student Ambassador for a duration of two academic school years.


Interested in applying? Visit the Residential Life Student Ambassador website for the application, reference form and contact information.

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Whats Next

Visit us in the Campus Recreation/Student Activities Office
Rogalski Center, 1st Floor

563/333-6264 or interculturallife@sau.edu