Student Ambassador - Student Hourly or Work Study - 10718BR

Student Ambassador - Student Hourly or Work Study

Office of Admissions
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Position Overview

KU Student Ambassadors are a group of KU students who represent the University as employees of the Office of Admissions. KU Student Ambassadors study a variety of academic majors, and have unique background experiences. These students are involved in various clubs and organizations including leadership opportunities, service groups, Greek Life, academic organizations, religious organizations, athletics, and student government, among others. Many Ambassadors have participated in undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and more during their time at KU. The goal of the KU Student Ambassadors is to portray the values of KU and ensure an exceptional experience for every guest of the University of Kansas.

Responsibilities of KU Admissions Student Ambassadors include but are not limited to creating a positive visit experience by giving tours of campus, providing residence hall tours, serving on panels, speaking about their Jayhawk experience, hosting lunches, responding to questions posed by campus visitors, and corresponding with prospective students and friends of KU. KU Admissions Student Ambassadors are knowledgeable about aspects of campus including academics, campus involvement, student services, housing, the city of Lawrence, and more. The rate of pay for this position is $9.00/hour with an average of 5-10 hours worked per week. Successful KU Admissions Student Ambassadors may be eligible for pay increases after their initial year of employment. KU Student Ambassadors are supervised by Ambassador Program Graduate Assistants and the Office of Admissions’ Assistant Director for Student Ambassadors.

Job Description

Each KU Student Ambassador will:
  • Attend all training sessions and regularly scheduled meetings.
  • Give a minimum of 3 regular tours or 1 regular and 1 extended tour per week.
  • Give a minimum of 8 special tours, including VIP tours and/or group visits for each Fall and Spring semester.
  • Arrive for each work shift on time, dressed appropriately (uniform and nametags will be provided), enthusiastic, and ready to interact with visitors.
  • Enter availability into software and find a trained KU Student Ambassador to fill in when they are unable to give an assigned tour.
Tour and Visit Program Schedule

Campus Tours:
  • 10:00am, 11:00am and 2:00pm Mondays and Fridays.
  • 10:00am and 11:00am Tuesdays and Thursdays.
  • 1:00pm Fridays.
Residence Hall Tours:
  • 11:30am, 1:30pm, 3:30pm and 4:20pm on most weekdays.
  • At various times in conjunction with campus visit programs.
Special Group Visit and VIP tours:
  • Group visits are generally between 10:00 am and 2:00 pm.
  • Any day at various times.
KU Student Ambassadors may choose to work throughout the summer and/or university breaks. Some additional responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, meeting with walk-in prospective students and families, staffing the KU Visitor Center Welcome Desk or Ambassador Union Welcome Desk, and/or working collaboratively with admissions staff on additional assignments.

Required Qualifications

  • KU student enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester during the academic year.
  • Demonstrate interest and ability to work with diverse populations, as evidenced by application materials and interview.
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

Preferred Qualifications

  • At least one semester of experience as a KU student.
  • Excellent oral communication skills.
  • Involvement in campus organizations and/or experience with a variety of campus resources or programs.
  • Availability during Summer 2018 to give tours.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Special Application Instructions:

Please submit a resume that contains your Spring 2018 class schedule, your current cumulative GPA, AND your work availability with the online application.

These positions are posted as a pool. Applications will be reviewed as submitted and hiring done on a rolling basis.

Contact Information to Applicants

Chelsea Cullen (
Kindra Bartz (

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