Saturday, March 20, 2010

Do You Have What it Takes to Become a PC Ambassador?

Applicants must be recommended by an administrator, faculty or staff. If selected, an Ambassador may be compensated with a honorarium each semester. If you are interested, please pick up a nomination form in D102 and return the completed form to Diana Martinez in Recruitment and Retention, D102. Deadline is April 15, 2010.

Interested candidates must be friendly, enthusiastic, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, be in good academic and disciplinary standing and believe in the mission of Phoenix College and the Phoenix College Ambassadors.

The Phoenix College Ambassadors will serve as college recruiters, campus tour guides and student orientation leaders.  Professional training will be provided in the areas of leadership, communication skills, customer service, marketing and recruitment in order to promote the programs, services and resources available at Phoenix College.

Selected candidates must agree to:
  • Participate in 16 hours of professional training in July 2010.
  • Serve 6 hours at each of the semester New Student Orientation programs as student orientation leaders.
  • Serve as needed during the academic year giving on-campus tours, participate in outreach events involving high school students and other potential students and participate with fellow ambassadors in fundraising events that benefit the team.
  • Participate in bi-weekly meetings.

Position Description:
A PC Ambassador (PC-A) conveys information to new students and their families about the college, college programs and services. The PC-A also assists with all orientation events and plays a vital role in facilitating the adjustment of new students to the campus and community. The PC-A position is an outstanding opportunity for any student interested in gaining leadership skills and enhancing his/her marketability for future positions.

The PC-A will assist with orientation events by leading discussion groups with incoming students and family members; assisting in the preparation of orientation activities and materials; explaining academic opportunities and procedures; and acquainting new students with campus services and building locations.  In addition, each PC-A must attend ALL training sessions.

There are a variety of qualities that a PC-A must have: leadership development potential; positive communication skills; a desire to work with students, their families, faculty, and staff; integrity; must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during each semester of service; good academic standing (3.0 overall GPA); good disciplinary standing; problem solving abilities; sensitivity to diversity in all of its forms; and a positive work ethic.

There are many benefits for outstanding students who pursue an orientation position. Most importantly, PC-As will gain significant leadership experience, an occasion for developing professional relationships with faculty, staff, and students, and skills in effective communication. Additional benefits include 16 hours of training, recognition on campus, interaction with administration, faculty and staff, meetings with snacks provided, and PC Ambassador shirts and name badges. 

Application Process:
  • Applications are available in the Recruitment and Retention Office in office D102.  The administration, faculty or staff must recommend interested applicants.
  • Applications are due in the Recruitment and Retention Office no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 15, 2010.  (Academic and disciplinary standing will be checked.)
  • Applicants must attend a 15-minute panel interview.

Training Days:            Training to be held in July 2010

Training Topics:            Leadership, Customer Service, Communication, Recruitment and Student Orientation Leader skills.

Orientation Day:            Saturday, August 21, 2010

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