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 and online 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.

Interested in becoming a student ambassador? Check back for open applications. If you have questions, contact Mel Kern, Director of Student Life, at

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The application form opens on Monday, February 5, 2024. Submissions are due by 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, March 10, 2024.

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

Job Description

  • 3.0 cumulative GPA (which must be maintained throughout the term served as a Student Ambassador)
  • Full-time student (12 credit hours or more) 
  • Minimum of Sophomore standing at start of employment
  • Ability to relate well to students, faculty, administration, students and their families where appropriate and possible
  • Strong communication skills, academic excellence in writing, reading comprehension, and academic major
  • Participate in six (6) on-ground orientations per calendar year
  • Assist in the organization and preparation of the New Student Orientation Program
  • Lead an orientation group comprised of new RMCAD students through orientation events and programs
  • Act as a resource for new RMCAD students throughout their first year at the College through regular communication and outreach
  • Acquaint new students with campus services, activities, and resources
  • Work closely with departmental faculty and Chairs to connect all students with their respective academic department
  • Lead campus tours and participate in Q&A sessions with prospective students
  • Plan, organize, and implement events for the students that are social, departmental, cultural/educational, and service-related:
    • Events will be planned and organized in working groups
    • A minimum of 10 events will occur throughout the 16-week semester
    • COVID-19 restrictions may apply, and events will be hosted in a virtual setting in response
  • Serve as a positive representative of RMCAD and role model for other students at all times
  • Seek involvement in Civic Engagement opportunities and garner interest from students
  • Assist RMCAD administrative staff with campus-wide events and opportunities (i.e. Gallery openings, Open Studios, VASD Lectures, etc.) as requested by the Director of Student Life
  • Adhere to the Student Code of Conduct and all other policies and procedures outlined in the Student Handbook
  • Expected to communicate with the Director of Student Life about concerns or issues that pertain to their role as a Student Ambassador
  • Participate in a performance evaluation process at least once per semester
  • Student Ambassadors are required to attend all training and preparation sessions, which will include evening or overnight sessions, in addition to day-long sessions at the end of August
  • Student Ambassadors are required to attend all components of both fall/spring orientation sessions
  • Student Ambassadors are required to commit up to 10 hours per week, which include and are not limited to the following set times:
    • 1 hour/week to meet as a group with the Director of Student Life
    • 30 minutes/week to meet with your assigned working group
    • 1 hours/week to be present in the Student Ambassador Office/Online for Office Hours
    • 3 hours/week to lead campus tours
    • 3 hours/week for event preparation and planning
    • 1.5 hours/week for outreach and peer engagement both on ground and online
  • Events that are planned through the Ambassador program will require attendance from all available Ambassadors during the actual event
  • Special events, such as Halloween Week, Thanksgiving Dinner, Spivak Shows, and Spring Formals will require entire team involvement
  • Professional development and leadership experience benefitting resume and curriculum vitae 
  • Extensive training and development in the areas of peer development, mentoring, communication, and program/event planning
  • Opportunity to work closely and collaborate with RMCAD faculty and administration
  • Access to the Student Ambassador Office (TX 216)
  • Networking opportunities in the community
  • Each Student Ambassador will be compensated $1,800.00 for each semester of work completed
  • These payments may be applied to your account in $900 installments
  • Please note A/B cohort might affect payment schedule


Application Process

To learn more about the program and speak to the Ambassadors in person attend one of the following info sessions:

  • Tuesday, February 20, 2024 from 2:00pm-2:30pm 
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2024 from 12:00pm-12:30pm
  • If you have been selected for Round 1, you must attend a one-and-a-half-hour group interview. 
  • The Group Interview will take place on Wednesday, March 20, 2024 from 4:45pm-6:15pm.

Applicants will be notified by email whether or not they have been selected to participate in Round 2 the week of March 25, 2024.

  • Applicants must list their availability for a half hour individual interview on their application form.  The Director of Student Life will reply to you via email with your interview time.
  • Individual interviews will take place between Monday, April 1 – Friday, April 12, 2024.

Applicants will be notified whether or not they’ve been selected to become a 2024-2025 Student Ambassador by Friday, April 19, 2024.

  • Those selected to be Student Ambassadors will be required to attend a brief meeting on Thursday, April 25, 2024, from 2:00-2:30pm. 
  • 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.
  • All Student Ambassadors are required to participate in the 2024 New Student Orientation on Friday, August 30, 2024.

See Student Ambassador job description for further information regarding time commitments beginning in August 2024.

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

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