Application Process

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Pre-Application

Please take into consideration all of the pre-application requirements and suggested events.

We strongly encourage applicants to:

  • Attend an information session.

  • Meet with a representative from the Hiatt Career Center to have your resume reviewed.

  • Request references and secure contact information from two individuals who can speak to your leadership skills and/or community engagement activities. These must come from faculty or staff at Brandeis or a community partner. They cannot be another student leader peer.

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To Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are now available online. All applications are due March 26, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. When submitting your application, you will be required to include a copy of your resume, an updated unofficial transcript, and the contact information for two references.

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Selection Process

During the week of March 26, the Department of Community Service contacted applicants to share whether they have been selected to move forward to be interviewed for this role.

  • Interviews with finalists will be conducted the week of April 8.

  • Selected candidates will be notified the week of April 15.

The DCS will formally announce the 2019-2020 Ambassadors at the 2019 Celebration of Service event on Monday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in the Levin Ballroom.

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Ambassador Cohort

The Community Engagement Ambassador Program (CEAP) includes a number of developmental components, designed to benefit the Ambassadors engaged in the program. As an Ambassador, you will gain important career skills and deepen your understanding of engaging in outreach with your peers, campus partners, and community partners.

At the beginning of the academic year, Ambassadors will engage in a training program, both virtually and in-person. This program will provide an opportunity for their CEAP cohort to get to know one another and become prepared to serve as an Ambassador.

Regular meetings will be led by Department of Community Service professional staff and will feature Brandeis faculty, staff, and community partners as guest speakers. Ambassadors will meet on a regular basis to learn about many related topics, including:

  • Assessing their own leadership and determining and implementing best steps in their leadership growth

  • Translating community engagement and CEAP experience to their own career development goals

  • Developing outreach strategies to market community engagement programs to their peers

  • Resolving conflict and utilizing strong communication skills in a variety of community engagement settings

  • Building sustainable, reciprocal partnerships with local community and campus partners

  • Understanding social constructs

  • Maximizing training programs and retaining volunteers

  • Evaluating and assessing community engagement programs

All four Ambassadors will have the opportunity to be a part of a cohort with each other and with alumni of CEAP. We anticipate that the Ambassadors will work in a team-oriented cohort structure, engaging in most projects with one another. Alumni of the program will be able to connect with former Ambassadors through LinkedIn and alumni engagement opportunities.