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Job Posting ID# 65090

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Einhorn Center for Community Engagement
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300 Kennedy Hall
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Donna Lucy-Lender
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Job Specifics

Cornell University
300 Kennedy Hall, 3rd Floor
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Campus
Engaged Ambassadors Omega Strand
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Cornell Employer
Sage Clemenco
Job Description:
Position Overview
Engaged Ambassadors (EAs) through the David M. Einhorn Center for Community Engagement support their peers who are pursuing community engaged leadership opportunities. As a team of 12 students the EAs advance Engaged Cornell’s mission of integrating community engagement in research, learning, and leadership. EAs manage the day-to-day operations of the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership and other student leadership projects within the Einhorn Center, under supervision of the program manager and with connections to other Center staff.

General duties include project management, advising peers, staffing special events, and personal growth and development. Specialized responsibilities are grant administration; event planning; outreach; evaluation and reporting; dialogue facilitation and strengthening your own skill set.

General Duties
● Support Einhorn Center and Engaged Cornell -- meet with media, funders, and grantees, as needed; provide support for staff members relevant to individual project teams.
● Contribute to the EA learning community -- contribute to the overall EA team; participate in Engaged Cornell Hub community through collaborative events, sharing information, and presence during office hours and coffee hours.
● You must learn about the 27+ programs of the Einhorn Center and be able to explain them to students, staff, and visitors.
● Specialize in one of the roles below – Collaborating with an EA project co-lead; adhere to work plan; set project objectives; update work plan for incoming EAs, complete end of semester SWOT analyses
● Outreach and special events – Share events with your communities via word of mouth, email and social media; be available to table at events, make classroom and student organization announcements
● Special projects and events.
● Personal leadership development – attend all seminars prepared to contribute; complete all assessments and evaluations of own performance; provide feedback for other EAs; meet bi-weekly in project team and program manager; meet at least 3 times for coaching and feedback with program manager.

**Each EA will be assigned various tasks that may include the following:

Engaged Ambassador Omega:
Workshop Facilitation
● Foundations of Community-Engaged Learning
• Facilitate monthly workshop series on basic concepts in community-engaged learning
• Update and prepare workshop material prior to each series
• Support participants through office hours, e-mail updates, and Canvas responses.
• Prepare facilitation summaries for each series
• Capstone
• Collaboratively facilitate 7-week summit dialogue sessions once/semester, with content aligned with certificate learning outcomes and logic model
• Prepare weekly lesson plans, including inviting guest facilitators
• Read and offer comments to capstone participants’ reflections and final projects
• Debrief and share feedback with co-facilitators

Peer Mentorship
● Support program design of Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership, including workshop topics, reflection assignments, and peer mentorship support
● Review applications to the Certificate in Community-Engaged Leadership
● Prepare and hold 1:1 conversation with participants accepted into the leadership program.
● Review and provide feedback on submitted critical reflections
● Support students in identifying additional mentors and critically reflecting on leadership and engagement experiences
● Mentor students in developing skills related to critical reflection, project management, and public speaking.

Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Qualified candidates will possess:
• Needs to be at least a sophomore
• Commitment to community engagement and collaborative leadership
• Phenomenal Customer service skills
• Belief and experience in diversity and Inclusion or social justice issues.
• Excellent project/time management and organizational skills including meeting timelines
• Strong initiative, with the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team
• A goal-oriented mindset with excellent follow-through
• Strong, Written, verbal and technological communication skills
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EA Time Commitments
The Engaged Student Ambassador program is a yearlong commitment that requires students to commit 8-10 hours a week completing the following items:
• Prepare and participate in bi-weekly seminars on Tuesdays from 4:30 – 6:00 pm.
• Complete on-going projects related to project team tasks and team meetings (4 hours/week).
• Hold office hours in the Engaged Cornell Hub to assist with student consultations (2 hours/week)
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How to Apply:
Email resume and letter of interest to Donna Lucy-Lender at
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Career Field Information

Career Field:
Public Services - Misc.
Career Field:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
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