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Program Assistant, Leadership & Campus Initiatives

Apply now Job no: 493674
Work type: Staff (Temporary)
Location: Orlando, FL, Winter Park, FL
Categories: Center for Leadership & Community Engagement
Division: Student Affairs

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  • Discounted On-Campus Dining Meal Plans
  • Free On-Campus Parking
  • Free Access to Campus Amenities (gyms, pools, library, sporting events, and more)
  • Local & National Discount Programs, including Winter Park Locations (i.e. shops, restaurants, gift cards, and more)
  • College Bookstore Discounts 


The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement (CLCE) at Rollins College is seeking a part-time Program Assistant, Leadership & Campus Initiatives! The CLCE Program Assistant will be immersed in hands-on experiences that focus on both academic and student affairs, as it relates to Leadership Development and Campus Engagement. The Leadership & Campus Initiatives Program Assistant creates intentional intersections between leadership experiences and practical application in addition to crafting opportunities for all students to engage on-campus through leadership facilitations/activities/experiences as well as supports large-scale campus initiatives.

  • Serve as the Staff Advisor for Student Leadership Coordinators
    • Hire, train, supervise, and evaluate Leadership Coordinators
    • Assist in developing a student-led, semester long curriculum to engage their peers looking to learn leadership competencies and skills
  • Serve as the Co-Advisor of the Emerging Leadership Institute (ELI)
    • Attend up to two off-campus, weekend Emerging Leadership Institute(s) including all Pre & Post Trip Meetings
    • Guide student leaders in their roles and responsibilities as ELI facilitators
    • Assist in developing a weekend leadership curriculum, recruiting participants, acquiring signed waivers, securing lodging, transportation, meals, supplies, etc.
  • Serve as the lead for planning and implementation of CLCE larger campus events and initiatives including, but not limited to:
    • Join the Crew
    • Community Partner Fair & Changemaker Day
    • Community Common Hour
    • Leadershape: Catalyst
  • CLCE support person for larger campus-wide partnership events & initiatives including, but not limited to: Gateway & Path Integration, Giving Week, Senior week, Fairs and tabling events
  • Assist in the facilitation of CLCE Led leadership development trainings, workshops, and initiatives for student, staff, and faculty
    • Serve as administrative lead for all personality inventories facilitated through CLCE
    • Gather materials, promote events to the campus, and assess learning outcomes/program quality
  • Assess learning outcomes and program quality using Qualtrics assessment tool
  • Plan and implement the Rita Bornstein Student Leadership Speaker Series
    • Collaborate with key campus partners to bring in a diverse set of guest speakers that connects with the student population
    • Plan and solidify all partnership events
    • Keep track of all required budget reporting and post-event reflections
  • Assist in the design and implementation of campus collaborative Leadership Menu initiative.
    • Partner collaboratively with other members of the Rollins campus
    • Build out and refine a workflow management system (Kualibuild)
    • Manage Leadership Coordinators
    • Create workshops and host trainings
  • Serve as the CLCE staff advisor for August Leadership Education and Development programming for all returning CLCE Student Leaders
    • Track attendance and serve as point of contact for 40 CLCE students leaders
    • Host sessions related to general office knowledge and maintain student schedules
    • Assist in booking spaces, acquiring supplies, compiling resources, etc
  • Serve as staff lead on the organization of Student Leadership Conference Experiences
  • Serve as office support to the Student Support Foundation, a student led-grant funded philanthropic organization
    • Assist in the management of Tars Pantry
    • Research and develop a philanthropic training series for the organization to ensure members are using best practices of the philanthropic process
  • Co-Lead the Rollins Relief Program
    • Remain up to date on current events impacting our local communities and beyond
    • Craft campus-wide emails to inform the Rollins Community of current events and resources
  • Participate in one (1) professional development opportunity to attend
  • General Office Expectations
    • Maintain Outlook calendar and respond to emails in a timely, professional manner
    • Serve as a mentor and resource to all students across campus
    • Represent CLCE at campus events
    • Assess CLCE programming and complete grant reports
    • Familiarize yourself with CE Best Practices and Leadership Development theories
    • Become well-versed in the Strategic Vision of the College, currently focused on 1) Global Challenges and Solutions and 2) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
    • Facilitate at least one immersion experience
    • Conduct and/or attend Community Partner site visit(s)
    • Attend all CLCE Team meetings and retreats (including student retreats)
    • Familiarize yourself with Givepulse and GetInvolved
    • Trained and approved driving a 15 Passenger Mini-Bus
    • Attend “All Hands-on Deck” campus-wide events (may fall on evenings/weekends
    • Effectively utilize Office 365, Adobe Creative programs, Teams, Canva, MyRollins, etc.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Possess a valid driver’s license, or ability to obtain a Florida driver's license within 30 days of accepting the job, and an acceptable motor vehicle record.

Position Information:

Employment Dates: July 15, 2024 – May 31, 2025 (start and end date flexible)

Work Schedule:
The Program Assistant is scheduled to work approximately 30 hours per week (five of these hours will be spent meeting with student organizations) and for a total of or fewer than 1,000 hours per year. The schedule will depend on availability and department needs with the ability to work flexible hours.

Pay Rate: Rollins offers a competitive hourly rate and there are no benefits associated with this position.

Work Environment:
  • Campus-based, front-facing customer service position, working in fast-paced and high-energy work environment.
  • Work may require some visual strain.

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an application and upload the following materials:

  1. Resume
  2. Cover letter

**Screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.**

About the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement:

Welcome to our engaged campus! The Center for Leadership & Community Engagement works to prepare and transform you to effect real change in the world. From our backyard to locations around the globe, the CLCE provides opportunities that populate the gaps between the classroom experience and the outside world. To learn more about the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement at Rollins College, please visit:

Diversity & Inclusion at Rollins:


Rollins is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the College celebrates the open exchange of ideas within a climate of civility and mutual respect. We view differences—from race and ethnicity to sexual orientation and political perspectives—as rich opportunities for understanding, learning, and growth. To learn more, please click here.

Through its mission, Rollins College is firmly committed to creating a just community that embraces multiculturalism; persons from historically under-represented minority groups are therefore encouraged to apply. Rollins does not discriminate on the basis of sex, disability, race, age, religion, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical characteristics, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law, in its educational programs and activities. 

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