Fostering Leaders - Serving Communities - Influencing Peers
Who are Alumni Ambassadors?
Alumni Ambassadors (AAs) are former College Summit Peer Leaders and participants who are passionate about the role they play as citizens in their community. They are freshmen in college -OR- sophomores/juniors/seniors who have not yet served as Alumni Leaders (ALs), who have decided to stay connected to College Summit and their communities in a meaningful way. High School Seniors (Peer Leaders and College Summit participants) are encouraged to apply to be AAs. AAs are committed to giving 20 hours of community service to College Summit in Southern California. Completing this application nominates you as a candidate for the 2013-14 College Summit Southern California Alumni Ambassador Cohort .
What are the commitments and benefits of being an Alumni Ambassador?
AAs are required to attend a one- to two-day AA Training lead by the region in late summer 2013. The training will emphasize supporting AAs through leadership development and encouraging volunteerism through community service in support of College Summit’s Navigator and Launch milestones. AAs make a commitment to provide 20 community service hours during one year . At least half of your hours must be accrued during program events (more details in the next section). Being selected as an AA and completing your 20 community service hours will give you a priority pass to be an Alumni Leader in the 2014 Peer Leader Workshops. AAs also receive the benefit of ongoing personal and professional development opportunities and resources through College Summit.
How do Alumni Ambassadors accumulate service hours?
AAs are challenged to get involved by being the drivers of change in their alma maters (former high schools), communities, and their peers.
Volunteer / Program Events: These are events that support program implementation in our partner high schools. Most of these involve working directly with our senior and Launch students helping them meet their milestones, but also involve volunteer recruitment and administrative support.
Summer 2013: Evaluation/senior year reflection
Fall 2013: College Application Workshops
Winter 2014: FAFSA Campaign
Spring 2014: Alumni-a-thon (phone banking), Serving on the PL Potluck Planning Committee (March-April), Attending/volunteering at College Summit Awards (May)
Year-round: Other school/program/Peer Leader support, administrative support in the office, Alumni Panels
Volunteer / Engagement Events: These are events that help us build a strong community of alumni and volunteers.
Fall and Winter: Volunteer Mixers
Winter: New Year’s Celebration
Spring: Volunteer Appreciation BBQ
Year-round: Quarterly Alumni Meetings
Action Agendas: AAs will work together to create actionable agendas to enhance our partner schools’ college-going cultures by thinking creatively about how to implement the program more effectively. These agendas may be implemented by various team members and College Summit staff.
College Summit Club: AAs can collect service hours by chartering, maintaining, and/or providing leadership in a College Summit Club on their college campus (this currently exists at Cal State Northridge). Clubs are most successful on college campuses where a significant number of College Summit Alumni attend. Interested AAs will receive extensive support from College Summit to complete all necessary documentation for formal recognition by the college/university.
Must be a current high school Peer Leader or College Summit participant with intent to enroll in a postsecondary institution/program -OR- a former high school Peer Leader or College Summit participant already enrolled in or with intent to enroll in a postsecondary institution/program
Must be passionate about College Summit’s work and mission
Much be committed to community service and volunteerism
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED TO APPLY
Your résumé in Word or PDF format. You may use your CSNAV résumé.
One Short Essay . This essay should be less than 200 words and answer the following questions:
Why you want to be an Alumni Ambassador
How you have shown yourself to be a leader on and off campus during your high school career
Why you would make a great Alumni Ambassador
THREE STEPS TO APPLY
Click “New Resume/CV” below and select “Upload a résumé/CV document.”
Attach your résumé in Word or PDF format. You may use your CSNAV résumé.
Completely fill out the application. Special notes:
Step 1: Contact Information
i. “How did you hear about us?” select “Other source”
Step 2: Job Preferences
i. Desired Job Type, select “Part-time”
ii. Desired Career Level, select “Entry Level”
iii. Date Available, enter today’s date
iv. Leave the rest blank
Step 6 : Profile Attachments
i. Attach your Short Essay.
Resume/Short Essay Content
i. DO NOTHING . Your resume should be ATTACHED in Step 6.
If everything looks correct, click “Continue” to submit your completed application
Applications missing the resume or short essay will not be accepted.
THIS APPLICATION WILL CLOSE AT 11:59PM ON FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2013.
NO LATE SUBMISSIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
If you have questions or concerns, you may email Brian Rosenbaum, College Summit Southern California’s Community Engagement Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org .