Become a Student Ambassador


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Download the Student Ambassador Application (PDF) 2014 Application available now!

About the Position

Ambassadors are part of the OMA&D Recruitment & Outreach team who provide educational services to underrepresented and underserved communities.  Our staff strives to ensure that students possess the knowledge and skills to be competitively eligible for higher education.  We also prepare students for successful college admission and build partnerships between the UW and the community.  Our overall mission is to increase the number of underrepresented students in the in-state applicant pool through programs of outreach and recruitment inspired by UW students and outreach staff.    *(African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American/Alaskan Native, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, and Southeast Asian populations, as well as First-Generation students, Low-Income, and other historically underrepresented populations)


Job Duties and Expectations

  • Participate in outreach events/activities for target populations;
  • Work closely with Recruiters in supporting their work and any individualized tasks they may assign you;
  • Support efforts to implement established outreach programs (i.e., NASD, YGB, EOS, EEE, RISE, SOAR, Rising SEAs, Purple & Gold, etc.);
  • Give presentations to inform parents, students, and campus and community organizations concerning university life, academic demands, and the student perspective;
  • Assist high school seniors with the admissions application process including the personal statement, activities log, etc.;
  • Attend the Fall Student Ambassador Training days
  • Assist Recruiters in developing and executing outreach programs for prospective UW students;
  • Support recruiters at community events such as tabling at college and fairs, UW departmental events, and student panels at local middle and high schools.

Expectations of Student Ambassadors

As an Ambassador you will represent the Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity, Recruitment & Outreach, and yourself as well as other Ambassadors in a manner that provides a positive reflection of our institutional vision, goals, mission, and efforts. In addition, you will establish positive relationships between community leaders, groups, youth as well as University students, faculty and staff. Ambassadors are expected to work the entire 2014-15 school year (exceptions are made on case by case basis).

Minimum Requirements

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 minimum
  • Respect for diversity and a willingness to learn about other cultures
  • Good verbal communication skills, including excellent listening skills
  • Good time-management and organizational skills
  • The ability to work in a team-setting
  • A willingness to learn about this campus and give tours
  • A good sense of humor
  • Self-starter
  • Familiarity with challenges faced by our target populations

Preferred Attributes

  • Previous participant in OMA&D Recruitment & Outreach programs and conferences
  • Involvement in UW clubs and organizations
  • The ability and willingness to speak positively and sincerely about your UW experience
  • Maturity and integrity
  • A caring and personable attitude
  • Positive self-esteem

Pay Range:  $9.32 – 10 /hour (Depending on experience)

Hours:  Flexible, 5 – 19.5 hours/week