Community Mentors

Mission Statement

The mission of the Community Mentor Program is to develop the capacity of student leaders to become agents of positive social change at St. Lawrence and beyond.  Community Mentors enhance both their leadership and professional development by participating in various workshops, trainings and conference opportunities.

Primary Responsibility

By serving as ambassadors of Community Based Learning (CBL), Community Mentors (CMs) foster and guide the overall experience of course-based students involved in a number of campus-community partnerships. In addition, CMs will contribute to promoting a culture of engagement through active citizenship activities, information sessions, and sharing content online and in annual newsletter. In doing so, CMs strengthen and maintain the relationship between St. Lawrence University and the local community.

Key Duties

  1. Maintain and nurture campus-community partnerships
  2. Guide and oversee CBL experience for peers
  3. Maintain open communication between all CBL constituents including community partners, faculty, staff, CBL students, and CBL staff
  4. Participate in professional development workshops
  5. Engage in Activie Citizenship activities to promote a culture of engagement
  6. Facilitate information session for CM recruitment in spring semester
  7. Contribute to sharing content/stories for use online and in annual newsletter

Positions and Job Descriptions

Yearly recruitment occurs in late March every Spring semester.  During the recruitment period, applicants are asked to complete a New Community Mentor Application or a Returning Community Mentor Application and submit online by the deadline listed below. Applicants must pay close attention to the required documents that need to be submitted to complete the application.

Recruitment Begins: Monday, March 5, 2018

Deadline for Application: Friday, March 30. 2018

Mandatory Interviews Held: Monday-Thursday, April 2-6

Decisions on: Friday, April 7

New Community Mentor Application Requirements

  1. New CM Online Application
  2. Cover Letter (no more than 250 words): please speak to your ability to fulfill key duties
  3. Copy of Current Academic Transcript
  4. Current Resume
  5. New CM Online Recommendation Form (The applicant must send this link directly to a SLU Faculty or Staff who complete and submit online prior to application deadline)
  6. New CM Online Recommendation Form (The applicant must send this link directly to a community partner or volunteer supervisor who will complete and submit online prior to application deadline)

Returning Community Mentor Application Requirements

  1. Returning CM Online Application
  2. Cover Letter (no more than 250 words): please reflect on your professional and leadership growth, as well as how this position will continue to support your remaining time at SLU and for future goals.
  3. Copy of Current Academic Transcript
  4. Current Resume
  5. Returning CM Online Recommendation Form (The returning applicant must send this link directly to a community partner who will complete and submit online prior to application deadline)

For more information, please contact the Community Based Learning office or x5095.