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Leadership Opportunities

  •  CLP Peer Mentor Coordinator 

    The Connections Leadership Program (CLP) Coordinator works with Office of Multicultural Staff to implement the CLP immersion and cohort programming for 30-40 new students, as well as to train, supervise, and mentor the team of Peer Mentors.  This important leadership role is critical in our being able to continue CLP, which consistently has achieved outcomes related to student-of-color community building, identity development, and campus engagement.  The CLP Coordinator is always a junior or senior student, given the necessity of bringing on-campus leadership experience to this role. 

    Responsibilities:

    • Serving as a role model to the Peer Mentors in terms of enthusiasm, timeliness, energy level, and professionalism 
    • Meeting regularly with the OMA Director and Graduate Program Coordinator throughout the academic year to plan program components, including leadership lectures and weekly meetings (PM meetings and cohort meetings on alternating weeks) 
    • Assist with CLP Peer Mentor training preparations and set-up (spring and summer) 
    • Ensure that communication channels between PMs and staff remain open and clear 
    • Serve as a resource for CLP Peer Mentors and as a referral agent for particular issues, and perform special duties as requested by the Office of Multicultural Affairs

    Qualifications

    • Leadership potential and experience 
    • Good academic standing, with minimum cumulative and major grade point averages of 2.5 
    • Good disciplinary standing 
    • Commitment to the mission of the Connections Leadership Program 
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills 
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, parents, and University staff 
    • Desire to learn about the University’s community, programs, policies, and procedures 
    • Demonstrated record of flexibility, responsibility, and willingness to assist others 
    • Desire to grow, learn, and reflect on self as a leader and individual 

    Terms and Conditions of Selection
    • Peer Mentor Coordinator must be a returning student for the 2015 – 2016 academic year, and they must remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing for the 2015 Spring Quarter. 
    • PMCs must be present and on time without exception for all scheduled training sessions and work assignments. 
    • PMCs may not accept employment of any kind or commit to any other compensatory or non-compensatory engagements during the training immediately preceding during the three days of the CLP Immersion. 

    Connections Leadership Program Peer Mentor   

    The role of the Connections Leadership Program Peer Mentor (PM) is a leadership opportunity in the Office of Multicultural Affairs, and an important one in the success and development of students of color at Seattle University. Peer Mentors will have the primary responsibility for implementing the Connections Leadership Program (CLP), a signature program for the development of committed, connected leaders of color who possess an awareness of self, group, and community, and who are empowered to effect sustainable change.  The Office of Multicultural Affairs will select a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to be CLP Peer Mentors. They are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about SU acquired through experience and training, and they sincerely must be interested and skillful in sharing this information with CLP participants. Selection to the team of CLP Peer Mentors is a unique honor and a rewarding opportunity for personal and professional growth.

    Responsibilities

    • Attend and participate actively in all Peer Mentor training sessions during spring and summer 2014.
    • Orient new students to the University by maintaining an open, helpful attitude and using effective communication skills.
    • Serve as a positive representative of the University to new students and their families
    • Work with Office of Multicultural Affairs staff to assist with the implementation of CLP
    • Read and respond to CLP-related e-mails on Seattle University account in a prompt manner
    • Facilitate small group discussions and exercises about various topics including diversity, student success, leadership, and other student life issues during the immersion experience, fall quarter, and winter quarter cohort meetings.
    • Supervise and lead activities of new students during CLP immersion and large group meetings
    • Meet monthly for a Peer Mentor Staff Meeting  
    • Attend all bi-weekly (Sunday)  CLP Cohort Meeting during the fall quarter 2014
    • Create two supplemental programs per quarter for Connections students in collaboration with fellow Peer Mentors
    • Meet individually for a one-on-one meeting check-in with CLP coordinator on a bi-monthly basis
    • Maintain ongoing contact and mentorship with CLP mentees throughout academic year

    Qualifications

    • Leadership potential and experience
    • Good academic standing, with minimum cumulative and major grade point averages of 2.5
    • Good disciplinary standing
    • Commitment to the mission of the Connections Leadership Program
    • Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, parents, and University staff
    • Desire to learn about the University’s community, programs, policies, and procedures
    • Demonstrated record of flexibility, responsibility, and willingness to assist others
    • Desire to grow, learn, and reflect on self as a leader and individual

    Terms and Conditions of Selection

    • Peer Mentors must be returning students for the 2015-2016 academic year, and they must remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing for the 2015 spring quarter.
    • PMs must be present and on time without exception for all scheduled training sessions and work assignments.
    • PMs may not accept employment of any kind or commit to any other compensatory or non-compensatory engagements during the training immediately preceding Connections or during the three days of the CLP Immersion. Any questions should be directed to the Director of Multicultural Affairs.

     

    Diversity & Equity Education Program (DEEP)  

    The DEEP Social Justice Peer Educator is a leadership opportunity in the Office of Multicultural Affairs that is centered on creating a healthy campus climate at Seattle University through dialogue.  A healthy campus climate is one where individuals and groups generally feel welcomed, respected, and valued by the university. This is grounded in respect for others, nurtured by dialogue between those of differing perspectives, and is evidenced by a pattern of civil interactions, even when there is discomfort or tension, among community members. 

    Diversity & Equity Education Program (DEEP) Social Justice Peer Educators create and facilitate dialogue spaces focused on issues relating to race, gender, class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation, and global engagement.  Members of DEEP engage in self-reflection, genuine dialogue, and ongoing education as they strive to promote the campus community’s work toward the social justice mission.

    The Office of Multicultural Affairs will select a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to be Social Justice Peer Educators. The Peer Educators are expected to possess a specific body of knowledge about SU acquired through experience and training and to have a sincere interest in sharing this knowledge with the SU campus. In addition to regular meetings throughout the quarter, DEEP members plan a minimum of two dialogue-centered events and perform an individual artistic piece as part of the DEEP Artistic Justice Showcase in Spring Quarter.

     

    Responsibilities

    Attend and participate actively in all DEEP Peer Educator training sessions during spring 2015 and fall 2015.

    Meet biweekly (2x a month) for DEEP Social Justice Peer Educator Meetings

    Read and respond to DEEP-related e-mails on Seattle University account in a prompt manner

    Create and lead a minimum of one University dialogue program both in Fall and Winter Quarters that focus on fostering a healthy campus climate. This may include facilitation of dialogue groups or community building activities about various topics including issues relating to social justice, diversity (race, gender, class, age, ability, religion, sexual orientation), and global engagement.*

    Create individual self-expression/ artistic piece and perform in the Artistic Justice Showcase in Spring 2016.

    * DEEP Social Justice Peer Educators are often approached about facilitating dialogues on campus. In addition to DEEP programming; Peer Educators will decide as a group about interest, capacity, and coverage for additional requests.

     

    Qualifications

    Leadership potential and experience

    Good academic standing, with minimum cumulative and major grade point averages of 2.5

    Good disciplinary standing

    Commitment to the mission of the Diversity and Equity Education Program

    Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills

    Demonstrated follow through on commitments

    Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members, students, and University staff

    Desire to learn about social justice frameworks and facilitation techniques

    Desire to grow, learn, and reflect on self as a leader and individual

     

    Terms and Conditions of Selection

    DEEP Peer Educators must be returning students for the 2015-2016 academic year, and they must remain in satisfactory academic and disciplinary standing for the 2015 spring quarter.

    DEEP Peer Educators must be present and on time without exception for all scheduled training sessions and work assignments.

    Any questions should be directed to the Sabina Neem- Associate Director at the Office of Multicultural Affairs.

     

    Health and Wellness Crew (HAWC)

    Unpaid Volunteer Position

    Contact person: Jazz Espiritu (sa-espiritj@seattleu.edu)

    Brief job description: Members of HAWC are student volunteers who are trained in college student health, including physical wellness, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, and healthy relationships. All HAWC members receive training and certification as nationally recognized Peer Health Educators. HAWC exists to assess and address student health and wellness needs, and conduct a variety of health promotion activities all over campus.

     

     

    I-Board

    Unpaid.

     

    Job Description

    The Seattle University (SU) Integrity Board (I-Board) is a leadership program offering emerging student leaders the opportunity to cultivate a culture of integrity formation at SU. I-Board members develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts through direct involvement in the student conduct process. I-Board members actively participate in the University conduct system, hear cases of alleged misconduct as it pertains to the Redhawk Commitment, and work to promote dialogue on ethics, citizenship, and student accountability through programming and event planning. 

    Expectations:

    Must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student

    Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above

    Must be able to attend iLead (April 10-11th, 2015)

    Must attend Integrity Board Training (September – exact date TBD)

     

     

    Partners for Action and Community (PAC)

    Unpaid

     

    The program has three components:

    Members lead a project related to a social justice issue of personal interest. See the list of project areas below.

    As a part of the program, students participate in a fall and spring retreat, and a one-day winter leadership institute. Members attend regular Community Nights (approximately 3 – 4 Sunday evenings per quarter.) These retreats and community nights provide students with skills training and opportunities for in-depth reflection about justice and their engagement. 

    Members commit to 3 – 5 hours of service each week at an organization of the students’ choosing. 

    Project areas include:

    Education Equity - Peer Educator

    Education Equity - Advocacy

    Family Engagement 

    Just Serve 

    Labor of Love Service Days 

    Immersions 

    Service-Learning

    Interested in learning more? Email us at csce@seattleu.edu. 

    Student Alumni Ambassadors (SAA) 

    Contact Information: alumni@seattleu.edu

    Type of Job: Leadership – Unpaid

    Job Description:  Ambassadors serve as liaisons between the student body and SU alumni. Selected Ambassadors will represent Seattle University at university functions including alumni receptions, homecoming, reunions, preview days, commencement and other special events designated by the Alumni Association. Ambassadors will have the opportunity to network with prominent SU alumni as well as develop leadership skills that will help them to become influential alumni themselves.