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Presented by the Office of Off-Campus Housing - Position Application
Off-Campus Housing works to educate students moving into the community about being good neighbors, good citizens, and living Iona's mission off-campus. It also works to build positive relationships with neighbors and city leaders to improve the quality of life off-campus for neighbors and students.
The Gael Community Ambassador program will contribute to mission of Off-Campus Housing by:
The Gael Community Ambassador position is a paid leadership position. Qualified persons must meet the following job requirements:
$10/hour up to 160 hours during the academic year (about 80 hours in Fall 2012 & 80 hours in Spring 2013). Opportunities for more hours exist if the applicant has Federal Work Study. Federal Work Study is not required.
The Gael Community Ambassador (GCA) program will serve as a leadership opportunity for two off-campus students, a community building asset for off-campus students and Iona's neighbors, a means of improving communication, education, and resources to resident and off-campus students, and a resource to help off-campus students have a better understanding of off-campus"community," civic engagement, and civic responsibility.
The GCA will live in one of the local student populated neighborhoods surrounding Iona College and/or the downtown. He or she will work 5 - 10 hours each week in the Office of Off-Campus Housing assisting with clerical tasks, communicating with landlords, neighbors and city officials. The GCA will occasionally be asked to work on weekends as well. During some of the weekly allotted hours the GCA will attend events, meetings, programs, or presentations. He or she must have flexible work hours to accommodate programming initiatives. He or she will actively work as an ethical leader with residents, off-campus students, college administration, neighborhood associations, municipal leaders, and business leaders to help build bridges and form strong relationships.
The GCA will work closely with the Director of Off-Campus Housing to develop and implement initiatives that will help off-campus students become more engaged members of the Iona and greater New Rochelle communities. The GCA will develop a strong understanding of College/City relationships and will work with the Director of Off-Campus Housing to help build Iona's relationship with its municipality. The GCA will also help other students understand their roles as representatives of Iona in the greater New Rochelle community. All of these tasks will require the GCA to participate in one-on-one meetings with students and neighbors as well as make presentations to groups of students and neighbors. The ideal candidate will be flexible and help shape/define the role of the GCA for future students. The GCA will perform other duties as assigned.
What will the GCA gain from the experience?
Completed applications are due to the Office of Off-Campus Housing by Thursday, May 31 at 5:00 pm. A completed application includes: