Wolverine Ambassador Program Description



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MISSION STATEMENT

The Wolverine Ambassadors program creates compelling, powerful and memorable interactions and experiences for prospective students, parents, University staff and community. Each Ambassador serves as a model of excellence in professionalism and customer service as they represent Utah Valley University.

VISION STATEMENT

The Wolverine Ambassadors were established as a selective and innovative program for students to strengthen leadership skill sets, build networks and enjoy inspiring prospective students as Ambassadors share their passion for Utah Valley University.

CORE VALUES

  • PROFESSIONAL – Wolverine Ambassadors value university competence and expertise as they demonstrate a professional image and demeanor while representing Utah Valley University in interactions with campus staff, faculty, students, guests and community.
  • DYNAMIC – Wolverine Ambassadors value being passionate, motivated and proactive as they display love for the Green; moving others to realize the mission and potential of the University. 
  • POSITIVE – Wolverine Ambassadors value creating an atmosphere of inclusiveness and optimism, establishing a refuge where ideas and innovation are fostered and home and culture is embraced. 
  • COURTEOUS – Wolverine Ambassadors value behavior consistent with a culture of service, actively seeking for the best possible solutions for individual challenges in a dignified and respectful manner 

 


 

WHAT DOES AN AMBASSADOR DO?

  • Give presentations to high schools during lunch, sporting events and on "College Day"
  • Provide support to full-time recruiters at Financial Aid and Scholarship Nights and Open Houses
  • Man booths at college fairs, junior colleges, and other events
  • Provide campus tours to prospective students
  • Collaborate with a team of ambassadors to create, market, run, and evaluate recruitment events
  • Analyze data to help make informed decisions about recruitment efforts at UVU
  • Hold weekly office hours
  • Complete the L.E.A.D. Certification and Leadership Distinction process, which includes:
    • 360 degree leadership evaluation and training
    • Leadership classes
    • Monthly leadership lectures
    • Mentorship from a successful community leader

  


 

HOW DO I BECOME A WOLVERINE AMBASSADOR?

Open Wolverine Ambassador positions are limited, and restricted to students who successfully complete a competitive selection process. In conjunction with the Center for the Advancement of Leadership, Ambassadors will complete the L.E.A.D. Program during their first 2 years. Therefore the application will include questions about your leadership experience and how you will complete the L.E.A.D. certification process. You can apply by clicking below. Applications are due by February 1, 2014 for the 2014 Fall Semester. FINAL SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED!

APPLY HERE

  


AMBASSADOR PROGRESSION

FIRST – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • 10-15 hours a week time commitment (includes L.E.A.D. Program coursework)
  • 2/3 Housing Scholarship Included at Ventana Student Apartments

You start on you first year LEAD Certification, which includes several projects and classes that help you to grow as a leader. You will be on a team that will help to mentor you and progress you through the program. This will also be the basis for your ambassador projects and responsibilities.

SECOND – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • 10-15 hours a week time commitment (includes L.E.A.D. Program coursework)
  • 2/3 Housing Scholarship included at Ventana Student Apartments

Your second year will be much the same as the first, however you will have additional responsibilities in both the LEAD program and recruitment responsibilities. At the conclusion of this year, you will successfully complete the LEAD Certification. You will have the opportunity to apply for third – year Ambassador leadership positions or to apply for the CAL Presidency positions, both of which include overall program leadership responsibilities.

THIRD – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • Manager positions - 20-25 hours a week
  • CAL Presidency Positions - 8-12 Hours a week

After completing an application process, you will have the opportunity to serve in an Ambassador Manager position which is 20 – 25 hours a week. This includes being a project manager and organizing the work of 7 - 8 first and second - year ambassadors. The CAL Presidency positions are involved with the implementation of growth within the Center for the Advancement of Leadership.

FOURTH – YEAR AMBASSADOR

  • Manager positions - 20-25 hours a week
  • CAL Presidency Positions - 8-12 Hours a week

Your fourth year in the program will be much the same as the third – year. You will have the opportunity to apply to other positions within Ambassador leadership.

 

 


 

THE SELECTION PROCESS

FIRST and SECOND-YEAR AMBASSADORS

  1. Students must apply and be accepted to Utah Valley University before completing the application
  2. Students will then complete the online application found here or at uvu.edu/leadership
  3. Students will then complete the online UVU scholarship application
  4. Following the application deadline, the selection committee will reach out to students who applied to invite them to an application day. 
  5. The application day will include group interviews, individual interviews, group activities and much more!
  6. After the application day, invitations to join the Wolverine Ambassador program will be extended.

SELECTIONS ARE BASED ON:

  • Demonstration of Ambassador Core Values
  • Passion to represent Utah Valley University
  • Evidence of ability to be proactive
  • Leadership Experiences
  • Your ability to work as a team during the application day

TIMELINE

Online application available: November 1
Online application deadline: Feb 1

Notification of invitation to Application Day: Early March
Application Day: March 21-22, 2014

Final decisions: April 15, 2014

FINAL SELECTIONS HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE 2014 - 2015 ACADEMIC SCHOOL YEAR! THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED!

MANDATORY TRAININGS AND RETREAT

Overnight Ambassador Retreat - August 18, 19, 20
First-week of office hours: August 25-29

 


QUESTIONS? CONTACT US:

Prospective Student Services Office: LC408 (801) 863-8811
Chad Johnson, Program Coordinator: (801) 863-6182, cjohnson@uvu.edu