UW OMAD Recruitment & Outreach

Become an Ambassador

Ambassador Profile

The award winning Student Outreach Ambassador Program is now accepting applications to fill positions for the 2008-2009 school year. The Office of Minority Affairs provides excellent opportunities for students interested in working with underrepresented high school, middle school, and transfer students. Sophomores, juniors and seniors who have maintained a strong academic record, exhibit excellent communication skills, enthusiasm for the UW, leadership ability/potential, well-developed interpersonal skills and working knowledge of the issues affecting underrepresented ethnic minority students are encouraged to apply. Active, continuous involvement in multicultural programs and organizations on campus are desired. We seek student leaders that can demonstrate their effectiveness at motivating student volunteers to participate in outreach initiatives and objectives. Good speaking, writing and organizational skills are required.

Type of Service

Student Ambassadors work as a team and collaboratively with the Office of Minority Affairs Recruitment & Outreach staff to deliver educational outreach services to underrepresented ethnic minority communities. Ambassadors are engaged in creative, empowerment-based projects to encourage high school and middle school students to pursue higher education. Ambassadors develop and assist with programs on campus and within target communities and high schools to present diverse student perspectives, motivational workshops, and information regarding the UW admissions process, financial aid, academic requirements, and University resources.

Student Ambassadors support major recruitment and outreach programs sponsored by the Office of Minority Affairs including; Native American Student Day (N.A.S.D.), Essence of Success (E.O.S.), Readiness for Islander Success in Education (R.I.S.E.), Esperanza En Educacíon (E.E.E.), Adelante Con Educacíon (A.C.E.), Young, Gifted & Black (Y.G.B.), Minority Scholars Invitational, Diversity Scholars Day, Native American Transfer Day, UW Admit and EAST to UW.

Employment Details

  • Compensation: $9.00/hr (new), $10.00/hr (returning)
  • Working Hours: flexible, 5-10 hrs/week
  • Employment Period: September 2010 through May 2011 (subject to change)



Please send the completed application, personal responses, and your résumé via mail, fax, or email to jschoen@u.washington.edu. Please make sure you have signed your application before submitting it.

Jennifer Schoen
University of Washington, Office of Minority Affairs
1410 NE Campus Parkway
394J Schmitz Hall
Box 355845
Seattle, WA 98195-5845

(206) 685-5361

If you have any questions, feel free to contact Jennifer Schoen at jschoen@u.washington.edu or (206) 221-2498.


Deadline: Friday, May 7, 2010 @ 5:00pm