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Student Leadership Positions

The Sharpe Community Scholars Program relies on student leadership in the following positions for administrative support, program and communications coordination, and teaching assistance.  Position availability may vary from year to year, and actual responsibilities are managed in coordination with the team.  For more information about each position contact the Sharpe office at 221-2495.

Sharpe Undergraduate Program Assistant

The Sharpe Program Assistant will assist the director and Graduate Coordinator with the following activities:

  • Coordinating the Sharpe Teaching Fellows to take on leadership roles in managing the 1-credit symposium course required of all Sharpe students
  • Training and development of Sharpe Teaching Fellows throughout the academic year – to prepare Sharpe Fellows for working with faculty, acting as liaisons to the broader community, providing mentorship to first-year scholars, etc.
  • Communication of transportation, research, and volunteer safety protocols to Sharpe Teaching Fellows, in addition to communication about program-related events
Sharpe Teaching Fellows

Sharpe Teaching Fellows will assist the director and Graduate Coordinator with the following activities, guided and supported by the Sharpe Program Assistant:

  • Work closely with program-affiliated faculty members and civic leaders to promote student learning and development
  • Coordinate logistics for seminar-based community engagement projects, involving teams of first-year students according to a developed timeline and parameters for evaluating performance
  • Attend seminars with their students (as more experienced mentors)
  • Attend staff meetings with Sharpe's Graduate Coordinator on a weekly basis early in the fall, bi-weekly to monthly later
  • Communicate on a weekly basis with students, community partners and program staff
  • Assist with student transportation and communication with community partners
Community Studies Fellow

Community Studies Fellows will assist the director and Graduate Coordinator with the following activities:

  • Work closely with program-affiliated faculty members and civic leaders to promote student learning and development, as determined by advisor-led academic plans of study
  • Communicate on a weekly basis with community partners and program staff about adequate progress
  • Assist with student transportation and communication with community partners
Volunteer Interns

Volunteer Interns will assist the director and Graduate Coordinator with the following activities:

  • Leadership in coordinating correspondence, campus visits, or public advertisement of Sharpe program to prospective students
  • Offer liaison assistance to the Admissions Office, for coordinating presentations or distributing promotional materials
  • Responding to inquiries (emails or phone calls) about Sharpe
  • Representing the service-learning experience to external audiences