Student Ambassadors

As servant leaders, Madison College Student Ambassadors serve as positive role models, help new and prospective students feel more connected to the college community, build awareness of college services and programs, support student leadership growth, and reach out to the greater community.

In addition to helping with campus tours, Student Ambassadors are available to assist at Madison College events. Request representation from the Student Ambassadors at a college-related event.

Nominations

The Student Life Office seeks nominations every April and May for students to serve as Student Ambassadors for the upcoming academic year. The nomination deadline is May 15. Interviews are conducted in May and June and new ambassador training begins in July.

Nominate a student

If you have questions, contact advisor Doug Kirchberg at (608) 246-6576.

Position Description

Hours: Vary depending on interests and availability
Compensation: $9.35 / hour (work study or Student Help Position).
Reports to: Student Life Student Ambassador Coordinator

Responsibilities

Provide college tours to prospective Madison College students and community members.

Attend on-going trainings, retreats and orientations for the Student Ambassador program.

Serve as a positive role model for youth and new students.

Serve as a peer advisor and resource person for fellow students by:

  • Supporting students with matters related to: registration, MyMadisonCollege account creation and activation, navigating the Student Center, online resources, schedule planning, and general college resources.
  • Helping with back-to-school events.
  • Assisting at college-wide events.

Work events as assigned, including, but not limited to:

  • WolfPack Welcome – Mid July to late August in fall, early January in spring.
  • Welcome Back Event – First two days of fall and spring semester.
  • Advising & Registration events – from April-August and November-December.
  • Madison College graduation ceremony in December and May.
  • Events requested by the Madison College President and Board.

Attend Student Ambassador meetings (one hour every-other week).

Check into the Ambassador Blackboard site at least twice a week. Indicate availability on event and tour sign up sheets.

Time Commitment

Work hours vary from week to week, depending upon event schedule.

Hours worked range from 4 to 19 hours a week during the school year, and up to 30 hours a week during the summer.

Student Ambassadors may have opportunities to work additional hours in Student Life.

National Society of Leadership and Success Program

Student Life will need four to six ambassadors to serve as the coordinators for the  National Society of Leadership and Success Program.

These coordinators will be selected from the Student Ambassador team and will be paid for the time they spend coordinating these activities. Duties include:

  • Organize and run leadership webinars (6 to 8 a year) provided by the National Society of Leadership and Success.
  • Promote the leadership opportunities available in Student Life, including the Leadership Certificate, membership in the National Society of Leadership and Success and Service Learning opportunities.
  • Assist students with reporting leadership activities using The Link curriculum to fulfill the Leadership Certificate.
  • Track progress of Leadership Certificate participates, promote opportunities that will help them fulfill requirements.
  • Help plan and coordinate any Adventure Leadership Series workshops offered by Student Life.
Qualifications

Student Ambassadors must:

  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative Grade Point Average.
  • Be enrolled in at least six credits each semester.
  • Possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills as well as leadership qualities.
  • Be reliable, flexible and punctual. Available to work on occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Possess strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work independently as well as a member of a team and facilitate group discussions and present to small and large groups of people within a diverse population.
  • Enjoy assisting others and contributing to their success as well as the success of Madison College.
  • Be available to attend required training sessions. 

Learn more about the Madison College Student Ambassadors on The LINK. To access The LINK, log into your myMadisonCollege account and look for The LINK display.