Leadership Opportunities

The Office of Civic Engagement (serveAkron) in the Department of Student Life encourages civic engagement through campus and community partnerships that enhance the collegiate experience. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment that will aid student success and retention through participation in service, volunteerism, and leadership development opportunities.

 

Student Engagement Guide

A Student Engagement Guide (SEG) serve for one academic year leading, planning and facilitating a variety of service projects and civic engagement initiatives. This unique opportunity will allow students to develop transferable skills for their future careers and share their passion for service and volunteerism with campus and the Akron community.

 

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Student Engagement Guide (SEG) Requirements

SEGs must:

  • Be in good standing and have a GPA of at least 3.0
  • Be a full time undergraduate student and an sophomore or higher ranking
  • Have participated in a serveAkron program or event in the past year
  • Participate and complete the 50 Hour Service Challenge

Possess a passion to volunteer and desire to educate their peers to build awareness about social justice issues

Student Engagement Guide (SEG) Outcomes

SEGs will:

  • Understand their own work styles and capitalize on their strengths while becoming aware of areas for further growth and development
  • Gain and utilize transferable skills including communication, conflict & time management, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Gain knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to lead a group of their peers through activities and educational material for a successful volunteer experience

Student Engagement Guide (SEG) Expectations

SEGs are expected to:

  • Understand the philosophy and programs of the serveAkron
  • Be enthusiastic, involved civically engaged role models
  • Be a resource for students interested in volunteering and community service opportunities
  • Promote ongoing involvement in serveAkron programs, initiatives and service trips
  • Understand University policies and procedures to enforce them effectively
  • Attend monthly meetings
  • Complete 1 hour per week of office hours (4/month)
  • Read their campus email and respond within 48 hours when received
  • Attend the 2-day SEG summer training (TBD)
  • Serve as a leader for one Super Service Saturday
  • Lead one program during an awareness week (HHAW, NVW)
  • Lead a Drop-In Service event each semester
  • Participate and complete the 50 Hour Service Challenge
  • Administer evaluations after any and all service experiences
  • Facilitate group reflection sessions following each volunteer opportunity

Alternative Spring Break Student Leader

Alternative Spring Break Student Leaders  are selected by the serveAkron staff to assist in creating ASB informational material, facilitating group activities, and developing leadership skills. It provides an opportunity for self-reflection and personal and professional development, tools to initiate meaningful conversion, and guidelines to lead their peers to impact a community.

 

Student Leaders will serve as liaisons, decision makers, and assistants for the planning and duration of the ASB trip. This position will provide you with a valuable leadership experience and this position will be essential in order for our trips to be beneficial and impactful for all of our participants. Student Leaders will be exactly what their title reflects….leaders! 

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ASB Student Leader Outcomes

SL will:

  • Equip students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence necessary to lead a group of their peers through activities and educational material for a successful service trip.
  • Facilitate meaningful reflection and team building activities
  • Assist the Trip Advisors with organizing and other planning material related to trip logistics
  • Provide an opportunity for self-reflection and personal and professional development for student site leaders.
  • Understand their own work styles and capitalize on their strengths while becoming aware of areas for further growth and development
  • Gain and utilize transferable skills including communication, conflict & time management, teamwork, and collaboration
  • Provide a framework through which students will learn to address pressing societal issues and initiate meaningful conversation about ways to impact a community.
  • Think critically about their own philosophy of service and how it is shaped by their positions of power, privilege and oppression within a community
  • Articulate and navigate the positive and negative implications of short-term service

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ASB Student Leader Expectations             

SLs are expected to:                                   

  • Complete all projects outlined in the curriculum and effectively present them to ASB group
  • Familiarize and understand the mission, programs, and projects for ASB trip
  • Attend scheduled meetings and arrive on time for meetings
  • Maintain a professional, friendly, respectful, helpful, supportive and team-like atmosphere among ASB participants, Trip Advisors, and nonprofit partners