Published: Sept. 21, 2018

Hill Neighborhood Ambassador Position Description                    

Role of the Hill Neighborhood Ambassador              

Hill Neighborhood Ambassadors (NA) serve as student leaders, assisting off-campus student tenants with their transition to the University Hill area and for the majority of Hill student tenants, assistance with their first time living off-campus. NAs provide a network of support for CU students and members of the neighborhood at large by serving as a mentor, connecting students to campus resources, planning programs that will aid in community building efforts, and working with Off-Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations and other campus offices to plan, promote, and implement initiatives specifically focused on off-campus student tenants.

Responsibilities of the Hill Neighborhood Ambassador:                                              

  • Be available to attend monthly staff meetings, coordinate programming, and devote approximately 5-10 hours (10 hours maximum) per week to the position    

  • Serve as a role model, advocate, and mentor for off-campus student interests, needs, and rights.                    

  • Help off-campus students make connections to campus resources, academic resources, and student organizations on campus.                            

  • Maintain contact with your assigned neighborhood area, which may include both students, community members, and community police officers (via face‐to‐face, email, phone, etc.).    

Eligibility Requirements                                                                                      

  • Maintain good academic standing with your College and be a full‐time registered sophomore, junior, senior at the start of the Fall 2018 semester.

  • Student must be residing in housing for the 2018-2019 academic year within the University Hill neighborhood area.

  • Willingness and ability to model personal behavior consistent with the CU Colorado Creed, goal‐setting and mentoring for off-campus students.

  • Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team.

Time Commitment      

Hill Ambassador positions are for one academic year beginning in August 2018 through May 2019. Possible extension for the 2019-2020 academic year will be based on position performance and needs of the office.

  • Approximately 5-10 hours per week (10 hours maximum); additional hours may be needed for special events.

Compensation

$11.00/hr for up to 10 hours a week

Outreach

Types of outreach:

  • Door to door: Each week Hill Neighborhood Ambassadors have weekly topics that they take to their residents in their community to educate them on things on campus and in their community. They distribute marketing literature while engaging with residents to build awareness and enhance community engagement. After each interaction, Hill Ambassadors fill out the Resident Catalog (explained below).

    • Examples: marketing upcoming University events and/or resources, recycling information, city parking information, University wellness services, surveys, etc.

  • Community Events: Each month the Hill Neighborhood Ambassadors hold one tabling event on their street for off-campus students to walk by and learn more about City and University resources, while meeting and engaging with their neighbors and getting some free food.

    • Examples: University resource trivia, party smart education, recycling education game, etc.

  • Community Projects: Each spring semester Community Ambassadors identify and critically work through an issue that they have noticed on their streets and come up with a way to target that issue

    • Examples: Recycled pallet window gardens for a beautification project, an off-campus cookbook for low-cost healthy meals, working with the City of Boulder for neighborhood projects, helping the University Hill Neighborhood Association with events such as their Welcome Back Picnic, going with neighbors to help distribute welcome bags.

  • Signature Events: each semester the Hill Neighnborhood Ambassadors hold one signature event to tackle a community issue

    • Non-perishable food donations for our on-campus food pantry, Walk-abouts with Boulder PoliceCompensation

How to Apply

Please submit an application here. Interviews and hiring will take place on a rolling basis until all of the positions have been filled. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Sara Kaner, Coordinator for Neighborhood Relations, at sara.kaner@colorado.edu