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Are you a masters or doctoral graduate student without a Graduate Assistantship (GA) position looking to get involved here

at Western Michigan University? Will you be enrolled as a full time student for both fall and spring semesters of the next academic year?* IF SOYOURE IN LUCK! The Western Michigan University Graduate College Student Ambassador Program is searching for graduate students that want to promote graduate education both on and off campus and want to represent their discipline and their college to both current and future graduate students! Stipend: $2000.00/ per academic year Be prepared - applications for the Graduate Student Ambassador Program are due March 27, 2014, no later than 5pm to grad-info@wmich.edu! Applications must include: 1. A Letter of interest stating which Ambassador area you are applying for and identifying the top two choices of GSA position from description in the attached document 2. A resume 3. Two letters of Recommendation from different professors *Additionally, applicants must have a 3.0 GPA and have been enrolled as a graduate student since January 2014

EACH APPLICATIONS MUST BE PRESENTED IN ONE PDF FILE INCLUDING LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION

Ambassador areas
College of Arts and Sciences- Social and Behavioral Sciences College of Arts and Sciences- Sciences and Mathematics College of Arts and Sciences- Humanities and College of Fine Arts College of Education and Human Development- Teaching related programs College of Education and Human Development- Non-Teaching related programs College of Engineering and Applied Sciences College of Health and Human Services Haworth College of Business Haenicke Institute for Global Education/International students Off-campus students and Extended University Programs Office of Military and Veterans Affairs/Current military and veteran students

Graduate College Ambassadors will perform their duties in the following two categories: 1. The Graduate College 2. The Graduate Student Association The tenure of the Graduate College Ambassadors shall be 1 academic year, beginning August 2014 through April 2015. Selected candidates will be required to attend a training session before the spring 2014 semester ends. Graduate Ambassadors will be receiving a stipend in the amount of $2000.00 for the academic year and are expected to work a minimum of 5 hours each week.

Ambassador Duties Assigned by Graduate College 1. Represent the Graduate College in a professional manner at all times. 2. Familiarize yourself with the following policies, people, and places: a. Graduate programs b. General admissions procedures at WMU c. Personnel in colleges and departments (Staff, faculty, administrators, student employees). You should be able to speak in a relaxed, yet professional way to any level of personnel from receptionists to deans. d. Political situations (be aware of sub-text, or unspoken norms, of any group, department, event or meeting at which you are present or part of). 3. Search out and attend or participate in: a. Events sponsored by departments b. Events sponsored by the University c. Events sponsored by RSOs in your college d. Events sponsored by your college e. Events sponsored by the Graduate College 4. Know the student groups in your college and attend at least one meeting of each to introduce yourself and let them know what the Graduate College is doing to improve service to graduate students. 5. Be persistent with college and departmental personnel about your intention/availability to: a. Communicate with and give prospective students tours of campus b. Attend meetings c. Meet formally or informally with students in departments, groups or colleges d. Meet formally or informally with administrators and/or faculty to introduce yourself and let them know you are available to help in specific ways 6. Set up and publicize widely your office hours. These should be used to: a. Meet with students in a private environment to discuss concerns. Please make referrals to Carson Leftwich if there are questions you cannot answer or concerns that you cannot handle. b. Gather and organize information to be presented at meetings you attend c. Blog and update information via social media d. Write monthly activity reports for Graduate College staff 7. Attend meetings, events, and recruiting opportunities as requested by Graduate College

Ambassadors Duties assigned by the Graduate Student Association (GSA) Each Ambassador will sit on the GSA E-Board in one of the following capacity; please see expectations under each job description. 1. Communication Chair 2. Communication Co-Chair 3. Events Chair 4. Events Co- Chair 5. Outreach Chair 6. Outreach Co- Chair 7. Faculty Senate Information Technology Council Rep 8. Faculty Senate Planning and Finance Council Rep 9. Faculty Senate Graduate Studies Council Rep 10. Faculty Senate International Education Council Rep 11. Faculty Senate Research Polices Council Rep 12. Student Media Board Rep Job Descriptions It is anticipated that the duties of the Graduate College Ambassadors will equal 5 hours each week. This includes working in your respective assigned areas and on the GSA EBoard. Communication Chair and Co- Chair Maintain the GSA website Take minutes of GSA & GFAC meetings Manage internal and external communications. e.g., emails, letters etc. Oversee publication and promotional materials of GSA Maintain database for all GSA documents including reports from faculty senate reps Attend monthly GSA E- Board and GSA general meetings Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned

Events Chair and Co-Chair Assist the President in planning and executing all GSA events Develop a budget for all GSA events to be held in fall, winter, and summer I and II sessions. Develop promotional materials for all events Chair the Events planning committee Attend all GSA E- Board and GSA general meeting once per month Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned

Outreach Chair and Co-Chair Assist the President in developing outreach projects on campus for Graduate and Undergraduate students. Create and maintain a comprehensive database of Graduate Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) Assist the President to devise strategies for recruitment and retention of members Assist the President to assess membership needs and present conclusions and recommendations to the E-Board for action Attend GSA E-Board and GSA general meetings once per month Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned

Faculty Senate Positions and duties: Information Technology Council Rep Attend Council meeting once per month Determine possible ideas to bring before council on behalf of graduate students, voice graduate students ideas, needs and concern to council. Report to E- Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E- Board and GSA general meeting once per month Perform Ambassadors duties for area assigned

Planning and Finance Council Rep Attend Council meeting once per month Determine possible ideas to bring before council on behalf of graduate students, voice graduate students ideas, needs and concern to council. Report to E- Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E- Board and GSA general meeting once per month Perform Ambassadors duties for area assigned

Graduate Studies Council Rep Attend Council meeting once per month Determine possible ideas to bring before council on behalf of graduate students, voice graduate students ideas, needs and concern to council.

Report to E- Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E- Board and GSA general meeting once per month Perform Ambassadors duties for area assigned

Research Polices Council Rep Attend Council meeting once per month Determine possible ideas to bring before council on behalf of graduate students, voice graduate students ideas, needs and concern to council. Report to E- Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E- Board and GSA general meeting once per month Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned

International Education Council Rep Attend Council meeting once per month Determine possible ideas to bring before council on behalf of graduate students, voice graduate students ideas, needs and concerns to council. Report to E-Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E-Board and GSA general meetings once per month Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned

Student Media Board Rep Attend board meeting once per month Voice graduate students ideas, needs and concerns to Board Report to E-Board and membership about actions taken that will affect graduate students Attend GFAC monthly allocation meeting Attend GSA E-Board and GSA general meetings once per month Perform Ambassador duties for area assigned