This position is designed for someone with previous leadership experience who is looking for an opportunity to use and expand upon these skills by supporting and mentoring a team of up to seven UAlberta Ambassadors throughout the year. Volunteers in this role work closely with Registrar’s Office staff to maintain a high standard of quality for our program and campus visits.
Senior UAlberta Ambassadors are students who are passionate about the University of Alberta community and keen to share this with others by representing our institution in a variety of ways, including:
- Providing campus tours and on-campus experiences for prospective students and their families, teachers, counsellors, alumni, and the general public through the U of A's Campus Visit Program
- Providing service triage and welcoming guests to Student Connect
- Representing the U of A at various events, both on and off-campus, such as:
- Alumni Weekend
- Edmonton Teachers' Conventions
- The U of A's annual Round Dance
- Pride Week, and many others!
Senior UAlberta Ambassadors can also hold one of the following titles:
Senior Aboriginal UAlberta Ambassador: This role has the same responsibilities as all Senior UAlberta Ambassadors (see above). Additionally, Senior Aboriginal UAlberta Ambassadors provide specific leadership at events for Aboriginal individuals or groups visiting North Campus and support our Aboriginal UAlberta Ambassadors as needed.
Senior International UAlberta Ambassador: This role has the same responsibilities as all Senior UAlberta Ambassadors (see above). Additionally, Senior International UAlberta Ambassadors provide specific leadership at events for international individuals or groups visiting North Campus and support our International UAlberta Ambassadors as needed.
Senior Online UAlberta Ambassador: This role has the same responsibilities as all Senior UAlberta Ambassadors (see above). Additionally, the Senior Online UAlberta Ambassador is responsible for supporting our Online UAlberta Ambassadors by hosting meetings, organizing blog posts, assisting with the editing of articles and being an overall mentor for the team.
In addition, Senior UAlberta Ambassadors will:
- Help plan and execute the recruitment and interviewing of UAlberta Ambassadors for the 2015-2016 season
- Attend a leadership retreat
- Provide leadership at UAlberta Ambassador Training and any further professional development sessions throughout the year
- Provide leadership at Open House on October 18, 2014, and other recruitment events hosted by the Registrar's Office throughout the year
- Help organize and attend community building events
- Lead small team meetings a minimum of twice per month (with the exception of the Senior Online UAlberta Ambassador, who will lead meetings for the Online Team, frequency to be determined)
- Co-Chair one of four internal committees or, for the Senior Online UAlberta Ambassador, lead the Online Ambassador team
- Attend bi-weekly Senior UAlberta Ambassador meetings
- Attend monthly UAlberta Ambassador Program team meetings
- Provide leadership at various university-wide events throughout the year
- Have the opportunity to participate in community engagement events
- Act as a positive representative of the current student body and the University of Alberta
The time commitment for this role is an average of 5 hours per week. For example, a week might consist of:
- One hour of greeting at Student Connect:
Greeting is a recurring weekly commitment of 1 - 1.5 hours, dependent on class schedule.
- Leading a one hour tour:
All Ambassadors, including the Senior team, will be sent tour invitations based on availability, and will be chosen to lead tours frequently, but not necessarily every week.
- Hosting a one hour small team meeting:
The time of these meetings are to be determined based on the availability of all small team members, and occur about once every two weeks
- Attending a 1.5 hour Senior UAlberta Ambassador team meeting
It is important to note that the time dedicated to volunteering each week varies according to time of year, community engagement opportunities, meetings and class schedules. While Senior Ambassadors might have five hours of volunteering within one week or potentially more, during other times of the year there will be weeks when the volunteer commitment is only a couple of hours.