Community Leaders

About Community Leaders

The Community Leaders Program exists to help College Possible students earn degrees by strengthening their campus connections through a supportive peer network.

College Possible is seeking current college students to serve as Community Leaders for the 2020-2021 school year.

Primary Responsibilities

Fall + Spring Events

  • Share, promote, and attend 2-3 events per semester (collectively)
  • At the event, give brief introduction of self, interests, and campus involvement
  • Facilitate peer to peer conversations and provide space for students to attend the event as a group

Social Media Promotion

  • Promote Facebook group to College Possible contacts
  • Rotate with other coaches and leaders to provide posts about relevant content, ideas and opportunities on campus
  • Generate interest in existing campus events or programs

Professional Development

  • Attend Launch! and help host breakout sessions with incoming community leaders
  • Choose to attend one professional development opportunity (Career Development Conference or Soar)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must attend University of MN-Twin Cities, Metropolitan State University, St. Catherine University, Hamline University, or Minnesota State University-Mankato
  • Must be engaged in a campus group or organization
  • Must be currently enrolled and plan to be enrolled through spring 2021
  • Must be in good academic standing (i.e. not on probation)

Desired Qualities

  • Exemplary responsiveness to college coach and participation in College Possible program
  • Actively engaged in at least one student group
  • Open-minded leader, accepting of peers of all backgrounds and identities
  • Motivated self-starter, passionate about the success and engagement of College Possible students
  • Access to and proficiency with major social media platforms (Snapchat, Facebook & Twitter)

Benefits

  • Networking opportunities: Meet professionals in different fields and staff from College Possible, as well as fellow and prospective students.
  • Development of your leadership skills: Hone skills for generating interest in community building events through multiple media platforms.
  • The opportunity to shape this program and support other College Possible students: Community Leaders is a new College Possible initiative and your feedback will make this program engaging and effective for future students transitioning to college.
  • A great addition to your resume: Not only can you add this position to your resume, you can also utilize the contacts you make as future references for jobs or grad school.

 

Apply to become a Community Leader!

 

Questions? Contact Julia Kreger, College Program Coordinator, at JKreger@CollegePossible.org.

 

Benjin 

Community Leader: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

“I really want to give back and help other students who walk a similar path as I have….We have meetings with other Community Leaders and come up with a lot of great ideas for activities and whatnot, but also highlight the main focus of trying to bring a community closer together.”

 

 

Mackemah

Community Leader: University of St. Catherine

Enjoys planning “de-stress” events, like going to a movie as a group or getting together for food.