Student Leadership

Student Leaders

Student leaders work with faculty members to provide service learning information and to offer support to their classmates.

Student leaders enroll in a field experience leadership seminar to enhance their theoretical understanding and practical skills.

Description of Duties

  • Facilitate student placement at sites by preparing schedules
  • Manage student participation in site orientations
  • Maintain ongoing communication with each of the sites the class visits
  • Support students and faculty by being available for problem solving and maintaining open lines of communication between faculty, students, site coordinators, and community partners
  • Gain feedback from students in the class and contribute to the development of the program by providing meaningful information to the Mulvaney Center
  • Facilitate reflection in conjunction with faculty that links course content to service activities and complete additional tasks for the class as agreed upon

Qualifications

  • Responsible individual with a high degree of independent judgement
  • Ability to relate to persons who are from a variety of backgrounds with a positive, helpful attitude
  • Highly organized leader who remembers to meet on a weekly basis with their Mulvaney Center mentor and regularly meet with their faculty member
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborator

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Site Coordinators

The site/project coordinator collaborates with the Mulvaney Center, the community agency/school staff, and the student participants to maintain a quality site placement.

There are times when Site Coordinators manage a service-learning site, a work-study site (where a group of work-study students are assigned to work 8-10 hours a week), and a blended site (where both service-learning and work-study students spend time at the site). Learn more about the role and responsibility of a Site Coordinator.

Site Coordinators are not required to take a leadership course and can apply for leadership positions through the Mulvaney Center.

Description of Duties

  • Assist in organizing and facilitating logistics of all orientations and reflections
  • Work closely with school/agency liaison on developing service learning placements and other administrative responsibilities
  • Monitor USD student participant attendance and report to USD faculty
  • Facilitate ongoing evaluations during the semester and compile a summary at semester's end

Qualifications

  • Responsible individual with a high degree of independent judgement
  • Ability to relate to persons who are from a variety of backgrounds with a positive, helpful attitude
  • Excellent organization and communication skills
  • Experience working in community agencies/schools
  • Punctual and dependable
  • Ability to work both independently and as a collaborator

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