Become a True Blue Ambassador

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What We Do

The True Blue Ambassador position is a combined position, combining Admissions Tour Guides and Orientation Leaders into one fantastic student position. True Blue Ambassadors are the face of the university to all prospective students and their families helping to recruit and transition students and their families to Northern Arizona University

What qualities make fantastic True Blue Ambassadors?  

  • We are a team of students who love their NAU experience and want to share that experience with others
  • We approach our work with positivity and adaptability
  • We are comfortable speaking in front of groups, whether as part of a campus tour, a student panel at Discover NAU, on tour with prospective students, leading a small group discussion at Orientation, acting in True Life: I’m A Lumberjack, or answering phones in the Admissions office

True Blue Ambassadors help enhance the experience of prospective new students through work in the Admissions office, giving tours, and working recruitment events on and off campus. They also work Orientations to help transition those same new students and their families. 

If you have questions about the position please, contact us.

True Blue Ambassador Information Sessions

Learn more about the position from returning True Blue Ambassadors. Applicants who attend an Information Session will get additional points on their application. Come join us for one of the sessions listed below:

Thursday, September 8, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

Friday, September 9, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

Monday, September 12, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

Thursday, September 15, 2016
Time: 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Location: Student Academic Services Building, Admissions Office

True Blue Ambassador Testimonials

Tyler Hill “You gain valuable leadership skills that you can use for the rest of your life while getting connected to the NAU and Flagstaff community at the same time!” -Tyler Hill, Senior Ambassador 2015
   
Dani Hungerford “The True Blue Ambassador job is awesome because you make connections with every part of campus. You meet people from different walks of life and help hundreds of students find their way. I also love this job because it is so much more than a job and spreads into every aspect of your life, but it doesn't feel like a job for even a moment.” 
-Dani Hungerford, True Blue Ambassador
   
3385_Taylor_Freedman_20150214 “This job has single handedly made my experience at NAU the greatest time of my life. I've gotten the opportunity to make lasting impressions on incoming students and their families while working with the people I love the most.”
-Taylor Freedman, True Blue Ambassador 2015
   
Mikayla “I can easily say this job has made an unbelievable impact on my life. It's made me a better leader, student, friend and Lumberjack. This job lets me fall in love with NAU time and time again- what other job could offer you that?”
-Mikayla Laufer, Senior Ambassador 2015

 

True Blue Ambassador Qualifications

  • Positions are available to full-time undergraduate students who will have completed 24 credit hours by the start of 2017 summer orientation
  • Applicants must be full-time students during fall 2016 and spring 2017
  • Adhere to the Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation Student Standards of Service
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA and must continue this GPA throughout the term of employment. Grades will be checked periodically throughout the year. If applicant is a freshman, high school transcripts will be evaluated with the application and if hired all freshman first year Ambassadors will be placed on academic probation in order to be sure they will get to a 3.0 GPA.
  • Commit to working in the Admissions Office, located in Student and Academic Services Building, during the spring semester
  • Participate in retreats and trainings during the fall and spring semesters
  • Participate in Discover NAU programs, campus tours, and other recruiting activities
  • May not take classes during 2017 Summer Session I and must be continuing students for fall 2017
  • Enroll in the EPS 415 training class during the spring 2017 semester
  • Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the university

Fall Semester

  • Participate in Discover NAU programs.
  • Participate in trainings and retreats held during fall semester.

Spring Semester

  • Enroll in EPS 415 during the spring 2017 semester.
  • Must commit to working in the Admissions Office during spring semester.
  • Participate in Discover NAU programs, campus tours, and other recruiting activities.
  • Participate in Spring Freshman Orientation session Friday, January 13, 2017
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of specific information pertaining to the colleges/schools and student support services.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the areas of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
  • Attend all classes, team-building activities, vignette practices, committee meetings, training sessions, and all Orientation sessions.
  • Complete all class assignments and pass EPS 415 class with a grade of B or better.
  • Actively participate in planning and implementing all aspects of work in Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.
  • Attend all classes, team-building activities, True Life practices, training sessions, and all Orientation sessions
  • Complete all class assignments and pass EPS 415 class with a grade of B or better
  • Actively participate in planning and implementing all aspects of work in Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation

Summer


(May and June Sessions and August Orientation)

  • Welcome new students and their families to Orientation and facilitate check in and registration
  • Live on campus in a residence hall during the Orientation season (second week of May through the last week of June)
  • Serve as a leader to a group of incoming students
  • Conduct exciting and innovative small-group activities and discussions
  • Discuss university policies, course enrollment, student life, and other transition issues
  • Conduct campus tours
  • Participate in preparation, rehearsal, and presentation of True Life: I’m A Lumberjack, a social issues production designed to inform and educate students and their families about social and transitional issues
  • Professionally and accurately represent faculty, staff, and administrators through this position
  • Participate in Sibling Track, Parent Track, Transfer Track and Office Track during Orientation sessions

Compensation

  • Hourly wages for work in the Admissions office and Discover NAU and other events. Stipend payment for the 2017 Orientation season, usually paid in four installments 
  • Jacks Debit Express (JDE), Meals and Dining Dollars provided during 2017 Orientation training week and Orientation sessions
  • Live on campus for free during Orientation training week and Orientation sessions 
  • Free use of the Recreation Center for duration of the 2017 Orientation season

Application

Thank you for your interest in the position. 

Application Form

The deadline to apply is Friday, September 16, 2016 at noon. 

If you have any questions about the position please feel free to email orientation@nau.edu.