Commonwealth Honors College is excited to announce a new leadership opportunity specifically for first year and sophomore students. CHC is looking to assemble a select group of dedicated students to form the Community Engagement Student Board. Selected students will have a passion for serving their community and developing their leadership skills.

 

The Community Engagement Student Board (CESB) will be tasked with developing a CHC-wide community service initiative to be rolled out at the beginning of the 2013-2014 academic year. This initiative will be wholly designed and developed by the members of the CESB with collaboration of CHC staff members. 

 

Qualifications

Members of the CESB will meet the following minimum qualifications:

-          Must be a first-year or sophomore Commonwealth Honors College student

-          Understand and believe in the mission of Commonwealth Honors College

-          Demonstrate an interest in serving the community through ways that align with the Commonwealth Honors College Mission

-          Be reliable, responsible, willing to help, and an effective communicator

 

Expectations

Members of the CESB will be expected to:

-          Develop, plan, and implement all aspects of a CHC-wide community service initiative

-          Encourage CHC peers to participate in the service initiative

-          Serve as a positive representative of CHC when working with community members

 

Benefits

Members of the CESB will experience several benefits, including:

-          Enhanced interpersonal and leadership skills, knowledge, confidence, and service to others

-          Collaborate closely with Commonwealth Honors College staff and members of the community

-          Satisfaction of knowing that you made a difference in the community

 

As with any new experience, there may be additional benefits and opportunities that come from your participation.


Expected Time Commitment

The CESB is a one-year commitment. If selected you will be serving during the spring 2013 and fall 2013 semesters. The time commitments outlined are approximate and will largely depend on the group. Generally, members of the CESB will be expected to:

-          Attend a 1-hour long weekly planning meeting during the spring 2013 semester. The specific time of this meeting will be determined by the members.

-          Serve on at least one sub-committee of the CESB during the spring 2013.

-          Actively participate in the service initiative during the fall 2013 semester.

 

After reading the job description, if you feel you would be an excellent addition to the CESB, please continue on to the application here.

 

Direct any questions to Alisha Leu at programs@honors.umass.edu