Whitworth University Student Ambassadors
What is a student ambassador?
Whitworth University Student Ambassadors are dedicated to serving the university through leadership by building relationships, promoting lifelong ties with the university through constituent engagement, and representing Whitworth University and its students, employees and alumni with positivity and integrity.
Why become a student ambassador?
Becoming a student ambassador will offer you the opportunity to gain training and practice in skills that, along with your individual strengths and passions, will prepare you to lead and thrive in communities of work, service, faith and family.
1. Development of transferable leadership skills including:
- Interpersonal communication: Active listening, meaningful sharing, fostering understanding, receiving constructive feedback, sharing your story.
- Public speaking.
- Facilitating engagement around shared values: Helping to move others from positive intention to action.
- Problem-solving: Assessing and caring for individual needs to work for the best situational outcomes.
- Setting the tone: Practicing a welcoming and generous posture toward all.
2. The opportunity to learn and participate in organizational advancement:
- Building teamwork and working alongside the senior leadership of the university: the president, office of the president staff, the vice president for institutional advancement, and institutional advancement staff including the director of university events.
- Developing an understanding of the reputational, human and financial resources necessary to sustain Whitworth University as a private, non-profit, religiously affiliated institution of higher education.
What will student ambassadors do?
Student ambassadors will serve the university by volunteering to attend and participate in university advancement events. Volunteer participation may include, but is not limited to:
- Hosting duties: Potential roles include welcoming guests, making introductions, acting in a professional manner, understanding the event purposes, program and logistics.
- Speaking duties: Potential roles at events include offering words of welcome, prayer, reflection and thanks.
- Discussion leader duties: Potential roles at events include hosting table conversation, leading question and answer sessions, and event follow-up.
- Membership duties: Attend training and membership meetings as determined by the membership of the student ambassador program.
- When acting in the role of student ambassador at an official event, wear official student ambassador apparel as provided by the university.