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Employment Opportunities

Service Learning Ambassadors

Service-Learning Ambassadors (SLAs) are students committed to working with service-learning and community engagement. Each SLA focuses on a specific project, such as food recovery, Alternative Breaks, the Sprout Garden, etc. SLAs commit to working 6-7 hours a week on their project, working to plan and organize the event/project, recruit Drake students, and perform follow-up.

The role of a Service Learning Ambassador is to:

  • Connect Drake students to the community and recruit volunteers to fulfill community needs
  • Educate the campus on meaningful service and social issues
  • Engage students in reflection
  • Raise awareness of community engaged learning and its impact on Drake students and the community
  • Plan and organize events and opportunities to achieve these goals

*Currently all Service-Learning Ambassador positions are full for 2019-2020. 

Community Work Study Positions
A limited number of Federal Work Study positions take place off campus at nonprofits in the community. This is a great way to gain skills while learning about the Des Moines community! If you are eligible for Federal Work Study (per your Financial Aid package), you are eligible to apply for one of these positions. Current positions are posted on Handshake. 

We are also willing to reach out to non-profit organizations you may be interested in working with to see if they would be interested in hosting a federal workstudy student. Contact us to discuss more. 

Burt Boys and Girls Club
The Burt Boys and Girls Club on Drake's Campus is currently recruiting for part-time employees. Visit their Handshake post for more information.  

Civic Minded Resume

Students who participate in community-engaged learning experiences have the opportunity to develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills, cultural competence, empathy, teamwork, and application of knowledge. Curious how to translate your community-engagement experience on a resume? Check out this tool from Iowa Campus Compact. 

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