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Student Ambassadors



Student Ambassadors promote the RMCAD mission through their ongoing, positive leadership inside and outside of the classroom, as well as their civic awareness and engagement.

Student Ambassadors are current undergraduate, full-time, on campus students hired to serve as peer mentors to new students during Orientation and throughout the first year. Ambassadors work to create community amongst the diverse group of artists and designers at RMCAD by planning events for the entire student body, as well as within each academic department. Additionally, the Student Ambassadors plan and execute several civic engagement projects throughout the school year to support and give back to the surrounding community.

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The application form opens on Monday, May 15, 2023. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, June 11, 2023.

NOTE: An application is NOT considered complete until your application AND references have been submitted.

Job Description

  • Excellent academic skills with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (which must be maintained throughout the term served as a Student Ambassador)
  • Full-time student (12 credit hours or more) enrolled in online courses
  • Sophomore standing at start of employment
  • Ability to relate well to students, faculty, and administration
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Assist with the new student Virtual Orientations (Six per year)
  • Mentor new online students through regular communication and outreach
  • Assist with and participate in events that support student readiness and encourage student success
  • Manage the Student Ambassador profile in the LMS and engage with new online students by responding to discussion posts in LAUNCH
  • Manage the Student Ambassador page in the RMCAD app and post 1 entry weekly that encourages peer-to-peer discussion, provides valuable advice for student success, and/or promotes professional development
  • Collaborate with ground Student Ambassadors, attend virtual events, and encourage participation from online students
  • Conduct regular research to find professional development opportunities across the country and share weekly with online students
  • Monitor the Student Ambassador email account, answer questions, and facilitate discussion as appropriate
  • Plan and organize at least 2 events per semester with your assigned partner (opportunity to collaborate with campus Ambassadors to plan and organize 1 event per semester)
  • Refer online students to appropriate college resources (i.e. Student Learning Center, Career + Alumni Services, Health + Wellness Center, etc.)
  • Work closely with faculty to connect online students with their respective academic department
  • Serve as a student representative and attend various RMCAD events hosted virtually (i.e. online webinars or forums)
  • Participate in Virtual Student Forums with the SLA
  • Adhere to and uphold the Student Code of Conduct and all other policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook
  • Participate in a performance review process at the end of each semester
  • Student Ambassadors are required to attend all training and preparation sessions
  • Student Ambassadors are required to commit up to 6 hours per week, which include, but are not limited to:
    • 1 hour/week for a virtual Team Meeting with Student Life
    • 30 minutes/week to meet with Student Life and your assigned partner(s)
    • 30 minutes/week for outreach
    • 1 hour/week to respond to and engage with new students in the LMS and Launch
    • 1 hour/week for event research and planning
    • 1 hour/week for research / promotion of professional development opportunities and to engage with peers in the RMCAD app
    • 1 hour/week to promote and attend virtual events
  • Online Student Ambassadors serve as a positive representative of RMCAD and role model for other students at all times
  • Online Student Ambassadors are expected to communicate with the Director of Student Life about concerns or issues that pertain to their role as an Online Student Ambassador no matter how large or small the issue may seem
  • Each Online Student Ambassador will be compensated $1,200 for each semester of work completed
  • Gain leadership experience, work closely with RMCAD faculty and staff, and utilize college resources
  • Training and development in the areas of leadership, mentoring, communication, and program/event planning

Application Process

  • Applicants must participate in a Group Interview on Wednesday, June 21, 2023.
  • Applicants must list their availability for a half hour individual interview on their application form. You will receive an email with your interview time.
  • Individual interviews will take place Tuesday, June 27 – Friday, July 7, 2023.
  • Applicants will be notified whether or not they’ve been selected to become a 2023-2024 Online Student Ambassador by email the week of July 10, 2023.
  • Those selected to be Student Ambassadors will be required to attend a brief virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, from 5:00-5:30 PM.

  • An email and Google calendar invitation will be sent to your email with as a reminder.
  • Those selected to be Student Ambassadors will be required to attend ALL training sessions scheduled during the summer and prior to the start of the Fall semester.

If you have questions about the Student Ambassador program, contact Mel Kern, Director of Student Life, at

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