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Applications for Student Leadership Ambassadors NOW OPEN! 

Student Leadership Ambassador 2017

APPLY AT: Bit.ly/SJSULeadershipAmbassadors


2017 Student Leadership Ambassador 

Volunteer Benefits, Requirements,& Responsibilities



  • Personal & Professional Development 
  • Recognition as one of SJSU’s visible leaders
  • Extensive leadership training for personal and professional growth
  • Opportunities to make connections with fellow students, faculty, staff, and other SJSU members
  • Opportunity to build community and long-lasting relationships amongst the SJSU community
  • Registration for LeaderShape (~$1000 value) including materials, transportation, lodging, and all meals
  • Opportunity to gain skills to bring back to campus and wider SJSU community


Position Requirements:

  • Be in good academic and judicial standing (Note: A minimum SJSU cumulative and semester GPA of 2.5 is considered “good academic standing.” Applicants cannot have any current judicial rulings or probations on their record from the Office of Student Conduct and Ethical Development to be considered in “good judicial standing.”)
  • Be a current SJSU student and have passed at least 12 semester units at SJSU prior to Spring 2017
  • Not be enrolled in more than 18 units for the Fall 2017 semester
  • Plan to return to SJSU as a student for the Fall 2017 semester
  • Relate well with students, staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Be reliable, punctual, responsible, flexible, a team player, and demonstrate strong verbal communication skills
  • Attend and participate in Student Leadership Ambassador Training/LeaderShape at Dominican University from June 5-10, 2017
  • Conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times


Position Responsibilities:

  • Communicate effectively and regularly on an individual and group basis with fellow Leadership Ambassadors and Student Involvement professional staff
  • Actively participate in all trainings and meetings required of the Leadership Ambassador Program
  • Promote leaderships programs at 2-3 Frosh Orientation session days 
  • Promote leaderships programs as a representative from Student Involvement at various campus events and tabling opportunities
  • Complete administrative tasks related to leadership programs as assigned (i.e. data entry for leadership workshop assessments, etc.)
  • Respond appropriately to inquiries from students regarding leadership programs  
  • Promote events put on by Student Involvement, the Division of Student Affairs, and wider SJSU campus departments
  • Adhere to expectations outlined in SJSU Student Code of Conduct
  • Other duties as assigned


To ensure you are available for the entire volunteer commitment, please keep in mind the following tentative dates and time commitments:

  1. LeaderShape Institute at Dominican University (June 5-10, 2017)
  2. Frosh Orientation Sessions: Summer 2017 (exact dates TBA)
  3. Move-In Weekend (volunteer minimum 5 hours)
  4. Be available 3-5 hours a week in Fall semester to promote Leadership Programs (Time and Locations TBD)


Student Leadership Ambassador 2017-2018 Recruitment & Selection Timeline





Monday, April 24, 2017

By 11:59pm

Student Leadership Ambassador Online Application Due

(mandatory to be considered for interviews)


Thursday, April 27 


Friday, April 28, 2017

April 27: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

April 28: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Leadership Ambassador Interviews (30 minutes - upon invitation)

Student Involvement

Student Union, Suite 1400, Across from Jamba Juice

Monday, May 1, 2017


Leadership Ambassador Notifications


Wednesday, May 2, 2017

By 12:00pm

Leadership Ambassador Deadline to Accept Positions

Student Involvement

Student Union, Suite 1400 - Front Desk


Leadership Development

The out-of-the-classroom experience is a vital part in students' development. The research of many scholars indicates that participation in these activities supports the retention and graduation rates of the students involved. However, we strongly believe that leadership isn't always about holding a position nor do you have to be on the upper level of some group to be able to practice your leadership skills.

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Additional Resources

In addition to providing leadership and skill development programs, the Leadership Development Coordinator also hosts a Leadership Library and Leadership Consultations.

For more information, please email: student-leadership@sjsu.edu.