Wanted: Student Engagement Leaders!

The Office of Student Engagement is seeking Student Life Ambassadors, First-Year Experience (FYE) Mentors, Student Government Association (SGA) Executive Board Members, Student Programming Board Members, and Community Engagement Advocates.

  • Become more involved with CCBC.
  • Gain valuable leadership skills.
  • Build your resume.
  • Expand your network.
  • Earn tuition compensation.

The leadership programs

Student Life Ambassadors
Student Life Ambassadors provide service to CCBC and the community while gaining leadership experience. Depending on your interest, students can serve in one role or several different roles. In any position, a Student Life Ambassador’s goal is to help the event or experience be successful, whether that is giving students advice in building their class schedules, inviting students to get involved, giving campus tours to prospective students, or sharing personal stories about their experiences at CCBC. Learn more»

First-Year Experience Mentors

Mentors play a vital role in helping new students learn about our campus and community by creating a welcoming and informative environment. Mentors are resources for students for information about academic endeavors, social organizations, Student Life, and curricular and co-curricular learning. Learn more»

Student Government Association (SGA)
There is a Student Government Association on each of the three main campuses (Catonsville, Dundalk, and Essex). The executive board members advocate for students regarding policies and regulations that affect students’ collegiate experience.

Student Programming Board (SPB)
The Student Programming Board (SPB) provides a variety of social, educational, and entertainment-based programs that foster experiences which provide a more entertaining, intellectually stimulating and culturally enlightening experience for the diverse community at CCBC. They will strive to build a sense of community, to provide opportunities for leadership and seek to create a more inclusive campus life experience for students.

Community Engagement Advocates

The Community Engagement Advocates will be working alongside the Assistant Director for Civic Engagement to identify, build and nurture programming focused on service, community support, and democracy. These students will have the opportunity to assist with the planning and implementation of the Alternative Break program, support voter education initiatives, facilitate conversations around political and social justice discourse, and network with community organizations in Maryland, the US and Internationally. Community Engagement Advocates are at the forefront of educating, supporting and uplifting the CCBC community in exciting new ways.

Benefits of the Student Life leadership programs

Student positions promote a connection to campus along with these other benefits:

  • Flexible work hours: Campus supervisors understand that your first priority is to be a student and will be as flexible as possible with you regarding your schedule.
  • Convenient locations: You can work on your primary campus (and still have the option to travel to the other CCBC campus locations as well).
  • Valuable work/life skills: You can develop relationships with employers who will mentor your development and serve as future job references; plus, you will gain valuable leadership skills that will help you transition to the next phase of your life. Current Student Life Leaders have cited increased self-esteem, confidence, and campus pride as a result of their experiences.
  • Financial rewards: You have the opportunity to earn tuition reimbursement ranging from $750-$2250 based on your hours of service.

Qualifications for consideration

Required criteria:
  • Have at least one semester and six (6) billable credits completed at CCBC.
  • Enroll in a degree or certificate program with the intent to complete.
  • Enroll in a minimum of six (6) billable credits during the semester of participation.
  • Have a minimum 2.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Must be in good disciplinary standing.
  • Frequent email communication and correspondence is expected and required; therefore, potential leaders must be willing and able to check their email frequently.
  • Must be available for mandatory training prior to the start of the semester and mandatory weekly meetings throughout the semester (which rotate between campuses). Meetings for all programs will be held on Fridays from 1:30-3:20 p.m.

In addition to the above requirements, preference will be given to students who meet the preferred qualifications:
  • Have the ability and the desire to work with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Involved in co-curricular learning yet have a flexible co-curricular schedule.
  • Hard-working, flexible, and a sense of humor.
  • Excellent communication skills (especially public speaking) and leadership capabilities.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, study skills, and time management.
  • A strong commitment to CCBC and a positive, motivated attitude!

Applications are due by December 1 for the Spring semester and by May 1 for the Fall semester. Interested students can also choose to submit an online application.

The application for all three programs is the same. You may apply for one, two, or all three programs. If applying for multiple programs, please indicate your first choice in the designated space on the application. Students who submit completed applications will be invited to a group interview process.