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College Possible Minnesota Community Leaders

College students with their Community LeaderThe Community Leaders Program exists to help College Possible students earn degrees by strengthening their campus connections through a supportive peer network. Community Leaders are responsible for fostering a greater sense of College Possible community at their institutions by:

  • Promoting College Possible student engagement on campus with existing campus programs, events and activities via social media communication and in-person support
  • Participating in professional development opportunities such as Launch! senior breakout sessions, the Career Development Conference and Shaking It Up for Students networking night
  • Planning and implementing College Possible community events in collaboration with coaches, including a spring gathering, student welcome visits and fall gathering
  • Providing formal and informal feedback to Community Leaders Coordinator and coaches

College Possible is seeking current college students to serve as Community Leaders for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Primary Responsibilities

  • Fall & Spring Events
    • Share, promote and attend 2-3 events per semester
    • Collaborate with College Possible in planning and implementing community events
    • Facilitate peer-to-peer conversations and provide space for community building
  • Social Media Promotion
    • Promote community leader social media groups to College Possible students
    • Provide relevant content, ideas and opportunities on campus using common platforms such as Facebook and Instagram
    • Engage in online conversations with College Possible students
  • Professional Development
    • Attend Launch! and help host breakout sessions or student panels
    • Choose to attend one professional development opportunity presented by College Possible
  • Encourage peers to connect with the College Possible Success Program
  • Communicate with lead Community Leader college coach and the program coordinator
  • Attend Community Leader trainings and check-ins

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must attend University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Metropolitan State University, St. Catherine University, Hamline University or Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Must be engaged in a campus group or organization
  • Must be currently enrolled and plan to be enrolled through spring 2022
  • Must be in good academic standing (i.e. not on probation)

Desired Qualities

  • Exemplary responsiveness to college coach and participation in College Possible program
  • Actively engaged in at least one student group
  • Open-minded leader, accepting of peers of all backgrounds and identities
  • Motivated self-starter, passionate about the success and engagement of College Possible students
  • Access to and proficiency with social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, etc.)

Benefits

  • Networking opportunities: Meet professionals in different fields and staff from College Possible, as well as fellow and prospective students.
  • Development of your leadership skills: Hone skills for generating interest in community building events through multiple media platforms.
  • The opportunity to shape this program and support other College Possible students: Community leaders is a new College Possible initiative and your feedback will make this program engaging and effective for future students transitioning to college.
  • A great addition to your resume: Not only can you add this position to your resume, you can also utilize the contacts you make as future references for jobs or grad school.

Application will be open April 5 to April 19, 2021.

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