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Employment Opportunities

The Office of Community Engaged Learning offers multiple paid employment opportunities for students throughout the year. We are currently recruiting for Service Learning Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applications are due to March 11, 2019. Click the links to read about the positions that are available. 

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

Community Work Study Positions
A limited number of Federal Work Study positions take place off campus at nonprofits in the community. If you are eligible for Federal Work Study (per your Financial Aid package), you are eligible to apply for one of these positions. Positions are posted on Handshake. This is a great way to gain skills while learning about the Des Moines community! Some of the community host site agencies for the 2018-2019 academic year include ISU Extension & Outreach Polk CountyWest Des Moines Community School District, Science Center of Iowa, Children & Family Urban Movement, and Grace United Methodist Church

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