Spring 2019 Information Sessions

Tuesday, January 22, 2019, from 8:30pm-9:30pm in SCC MPR

Friday, February 1, 2019, from 4pm-5pm in SCC Conference Room (2nd Floor Library) 

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, from 5pm-6pm in SCC 313

Application and Selection

To Apply

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year can be found here. 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. 

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.

Selection Process

  1. During the week of March 26, the Department of Community Service contacts applicants to share whether they have been selected to move forward to be interviewed for this role.
  2. Interviews with finalists will be conducted the week of April 8. 
  3. Selected candidates will be notified the week of April 15.
  4. The Department of Community Service will formally announce the 2019 - 2020 Ambassadors at the 2019 Celebration of Service event on Monday, April 29 at 7pm, in Levin Ballroom (Usdan Student Center). 
 
 

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CEAP position Descriptions

Assessment & Impact

Position Overview:

This Community Engagement Ambassador will take the lead on assessment and impact initiatives for DCS and will assist related community service clubs and Waltham Group programs to implement assessment and utilize results.

Assessment & Impact Duties:

With the assistance of all of the Community Engagement Ambassadors, this position will take the lead to:

  • Assist with the creation, organization, and implementation of assessment initiatives to evaluate departmental learning outcomes, focusing on the two pillars of assessment (volunteer satisfaction and program impact)
  • Host focus groups and gather annual qualitative data about departmental impact and student learning outcomes
  • Advocate for students to log their hours for the Commitment to Service Award Program and assist with gathering quantitative data regarding Brandeis impact
  • Serve as a resource on assessment practices for all community service clubs and Waltham Group Programs
  • Meet with Brandeis volunteers to discuss and brainstorm ideas for impactful reflection, focusing on the four C’s of reflection (continuous, challenging, contextualized, and connected)

General Duties:

Community Engagement Ambassadors will collaborate with each other and the DCS professional staff to:

  • Provide peer-to-peer training that promotes best practices in community engagement
  • Strengthen Brandeis’ community engagement impact through coordination across clubs and campus partners
  • Develop programs that increase awareness of community service opportunities
  • Assist staff in building and evaluating community partnerships
  • Team with other campus leaders to address student needs regarding community engagement
  • Serve as peer mentors to volunteers to help these volunteers enhance their understanding and problem solve
  • Collaborate with Community Connections to lead day of service events throughout the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Required to be an undergraduate student seeking a degree at Brandeis University
  • Strong data, analysis, and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with engaging in outreach initiatives with peers
  • Understanding of and commitment to community engagement initiatives
Marketing & Outreach

Position Overview:

This Community Engagement Ambassador will take the lead on marketing initiatives for DCS and will assist related community service clubs and Waltham Group programs to implement high-impact marketing and outreach practices.

Marketing Duties:

This position will work with the rest of the Community Engagement Ambassador team to lead efforts related to:

  • Assist with the creation, printing, organization, and distribution of DCS marketing materials
  • Develop meaningful content for departmental social media, utilizing content mapping strategies
  • Log updates needed to Department of Community Service and Waltham Group websites, including helping to maintain ArcGIS map of community partners
  • Engage in peer-to-peer student outreach to community service clubs and Waltham Group Programs regarding their marketing needs and best practices
  • Coordinate CEAP Ambassador representation at key campus and off-campus events (i.e. Admitted Students Day)

General Duties:

Community Engagement Ambassadors will collaborate with each other and the DCS professional staff to:

  • Provide peer-to-peer training that promotes best practices in community engagement
  • Strengthen Brandeis’ community engagement impact through coordination across clubs and campus partners
  • Develop programs that increase awareness of community service opportunities
  • Assist staff in building and evaluating community partnerships
  • Team with other campus leaders to address student needs regarding community engagement
  • Serve as peer mentors to volunteers to help these volunteers enhance their understanding and problem solve
  • Collaborate with Community Connections to lead day of service events throughout the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Required to be an undergraduate student seeking a degree at Brandeis University
  • Strong marketing and organizational skills
  • Comfortable with engaging in outreach initiatives with peers
  • Understanding of and commitment to community engagement initiatives
Partnerships & Collaboration

Position Overview:

This Community Engagement Ambassador will take the lead on partnerships and collaboration initiatives for the Department of Community Service and will assist related community service clubs and Waltham Group programs to utilize partnerships and collaboration to increase their impact.

Partnerships & Collaboration Duties:

With the assistance of all of the Community Engagement Ambassadors, this position will take the lead to:

  • Develop partnerships off-campus with community partners and across campus with student clubs, faculty members, and staff to share information about community engagement and encourage collaboration
  • Determine best partnerships on and off-campus that can enhance volunteer training sessions, days of service, and other community engagement programming
  • Advocate for community service clubs and Waltham Group programs to collaborate on educational outreach and advocacy, fundraising, and community engagement programming, as this aligns with their missions
  • Create events to support the needs of off-campus community partnerships and enhance these relationships

General Duties:

Community Engagement Ambassadors will collaborate with each other and the DCS professional staff to:

  • Provide peer-to-peer training that promotes best practices in community engagement
  • Strengthen Brandeis’ community engagement impact through coordination across clubs and campus partners
  • Develop programs that increase awareness of community service opportunities
  • Assist staff in building and evaluating community partnerships
  • Team with other campus leaders to address student needs regarding community engagement
  • Serve as peer mentors to volunteers to help these volunteers enhance their understanding and problem solve
  • Collaborate with Community Connections to lead day of service events throughout the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Required to be an undergraduate student seeking a degree at Brandeis University
  • Strong networking skills
  • Comfortable with engaging in outreach initiatives with peers
  • Understanding of and commitment to community engagement initiatives
Training & Volunteer Retention

Position Overview:

This Community Engagement Ambassador will take the lead on training and volunteer retention initiatives for the Department of Community Service and will assist related community service clubs and Waltham Group programs to implement high-impact training and volunteer retention strategies.

Focus Area-Specific Duties:

With the assistance of all of the Community Engagement Ambassadors, this position will take the lead to:

  • Develop and update content, facilitate, and implement Waltham: The More You Know and other all-volunteer training initiatives
  • Advocate for involvement of Brandeis faculty and staff and any other applicable experts (including community partners) in training and meeting initiatives for all community service clubs and Waltham Group Programs
  • Streamline opportunities for programs and clubs to collaborate on similar training initiatives
  • Serve as a resource on creating impactful trainings and best practices to retain volunteers for all community service clubs and Waltham Group Programs

General Duties:

Community Engagement Ambassadors will collaborate with each other and the DCS professional staff to:

  • Provide peer-to-peer training that promotes best practices in community engagement
  • Strengthen Brandeis’ community engagement impact through coordination across clubs and campus partners
  • Develop programs that increase awareness of community service opportunities
  • Assist staff in building and evaluating community partnerships
  • Team with other campus leaders to address student needs regarding community engagement
  • Serve as peer mentors to volunteers to help these volunteers enhance their understanding and problem solve
  • Collaborate with Community Connections to lead day of service events throughout the academic year
  • Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Required to be an undergraduate student seeking a degree at Brandeis University
  • Experience leading and developing trainings
  • Comfortable with engaging in outreach initiatives with peers
  • Understanding of and commitment to community engagement initiatives