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Connection Ambassador

POSITION: Connection Ambassador
UNIT: Student and Family Connections IUPUI
SUMMARY: Student and Family Connections (SFC) is offering a leadership development opportunity for 3-4 undergraduate/graduate students to support other students, parents, families, and supporters who are navigating transition to and through IUPUI. The Ambassadors position is an opportunity to help individuals learn more about campus resources, getting connected, and tips on how to become an engaged member of the IUPUI community. The Ambassador role will serve as a representative for SFC and the Division of Student Affairs by specifically supporting summer Orientation initiatives, Bridge Week evening programming, Family Move-in experiences, and Weeks of Welcome." The position will also support other unit specific programming needs.
  • Enrolled IUPUI undergraduate/graduate student
  • In good standing academically and judicially with the university
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Possess strong interpersonal, presentation, and communication (both written and verbal) skills.
  • Have the ability to work well with others, individually and in small groups.
  • Work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Be able to observe, adapt, and respond to needs within office program implementation.
  • Be involved in student life at IUPUI. (This may include clubs/organizations, campus leadership positions, athletics, community service, etc.)
  • Be able to demonstrate and articulate the benefits of being involved on-campus and introduce students to campus resources to help them succeed.
  • Possess knowledge and demonstrate enthusiasm for the IUPUI campus and community.
  • Have prior experience planning programs and/or events.
  • Demonstrate leadership and teamwork experience.

  • Express the benefits and importance of being involved on-campus to students and families.
  • Share information and knowledge about campus resources.
  • Represent SFC and/or the Division of Student Affairs to students and families at orientation and/or various campus events as needed.
  • Complete other duties as assigned.

  • $10.50 per hour
  • Actively engage and communicate with students and families to share resources and involvement information (PLUS+, Communicator & Community Contributor).
  • Build positive relationships with staff and students to create cohesive teams, enact values and meet shared goals (PLUS+, Problem Solvers & Community Contributor).

Family Connections:
  • Description: Family Connections at IUPUI is housed in Student and Family Connections within the Division of Student Affairs. Students who experience parent and family support are more likely to succeed and persist to graduation. Family Connections is a one-stop for all incoming and current parents, families, and supporters of IUPUI students to provide resources and support throughout their student’s college journey.
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Weeks of Welcome (WOW):
  • Description: WOW is a large-scale, IUPUI campus tradition which typically takes place during the first two weeks of the fall and spring semesters. WOW is a student focused initiative which aims to welcome both new and returning students to IUPUI while providing both fun and engaging experiences. WOW provides opportunities for all members of the campus community to build and/or strengthen relationships with each other (i.e., students, staff, faculty, and administrators); it also helps students increase their knowledge and awareness of various campus resources and support services (both curricular and co-curricular).  
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