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Job Posting ID# 65091

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

Cornell University
300 Kennedy Hall, 3rd Floor
Ithaca, NY 14853
Cornell Campus
Engaged Ambassadors Alpha Strand
Job Classification Level:
Level II
Employer Type:
Cornell Employer
Donna Lucy-Lender
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. See below for details.

General Duties
● You must learn about the 27+ programs of the Einhorn Center and be able to explain them to students, staff, and visitors.
● 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.
● 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:

Administrative Tasks
Plan and support activities and events that are designed to introduce Cornell students to the greater community including but not limited to service fairs, bus and walking tours, brown bag luncheons, trainings, and other activities.
• Provide administrative and programmatic support to student programs and staff of the Center. Handle walk-in, telephone, and written inquiries. Assist with general office functions including copying, data entry, room booking, and sort and route incoming mail etc.
• Maintain and provide content for social media platforms including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
• Promote community-service opportunities available with local non-profit organizations and Center programs. Provide
• one-on-one assistance to individual students and groups interested in public service initiatives.
• Manage the Center's main e-mail: responding to inquiries or redirecting to appropriate staff, student, etc.
• Introduce new guests of the hub to the workspace and outline rules of the hub
• Promote the Center through tabling at volunteer/career fairs, student centers or other areas.
• Assist with special work assignments and projects.
• Attend and actively participate in mandatory team trainings as needed

Recruitment and Outreach
● Promote all Community-Engaged learning and leadership programs and registration links to students
● Plan and conduct general outreach to student organizations, offices, departments
● Support Einhorn Center events such as Homecoming events, Service Fair, etc.
● Manage Engaged Ambassador social media platforms and align campaigns with upcoming events
● Table at campus-wide fairs and events
● Drop literature at locations across campus at the start of each semester
● Develop and distribute marketing material
● Distribute electronic images to video monitors across campus
● Coordinate EA required outreach to student organizations, classrooms, and for campus-wide fairs and events
Required Qualifications/Skills/Experience:
Qualified candidates will possess:
• Phenomenal Customer service skills
• Belief and experience in diversity and Inclusion or social justice issues.
• Commitment to community engagement and collaborative leadership
• 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
Work Schedule:
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:
• 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:
All Majors - opportunities open to everyone
Career Field:
Public Services - Misc.
Career Field:
Administrative Services