Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

What is the Equity Ambassadors’ Leadership Program?

Equity Ambassadors (EAs) are a group of high achieving PCC students, from various cultural backgrounds, who are afforded an opportunity to assist and support the Multicultural Center at Rock Creek. Through a combination of workshops, retreats, and volunteer opportunities EAs will learn about the leadership skills needed to make a difference on campus and in the community. They will also be challenged to learn about social (in)justice issues affecting the surrounding community and campus.

Why become an Equity Ambassador?

The program offers an excellent opportunity to improve your leadership skills, help plan and set up multicultural programs and activities, participate in recruitment and retention activities, and become better connected with the college community. Ambassadors network with college administrators, faculty, students and staff. Besides meeting new people, making long-lasting friendships, and working with a team of highly motivated and responsible students, Equity Ambassadors become trained in social justice issues.

Key Positions within the Program

These descriptions are not all encompassing

MC Ambassador (2 positions)

  • Represents MC to larger PCC Community,
  • Attends weekly ASPCC meetings and co-facilitates weekly staff meetings,
  • Responsible for organizing MC open houses and orientations,
  • Serves on college committees to advocate for underrepresented students &
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Event Coordinators (2 positions)

  • Plans MC activities and events designed to foster community and advocacy building,
  • Leads Semana de la Raza Committee and events,
  • Serves on college committees to advocate for underrepresented students &
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Marketing and Street Team (2 positions)

  • Designs and distributes flyers, posters and additional marketing materials for each MC Event,
  • Maintains informational boards for MC around campus,
  • Serves as official secretary in staff meetings,
  • Serves on college committees to advocate for underrepresented students &
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

OLI Liaison (1 position) - Must be a former OLI Student or Mentor

  • Serves as liaison between the MC and Oregon Leadership Institute,
  • Plans and coordinates activities in conjunction with the OLI Mentors,
  • Responsible for coordinating OLI orientations and recruitment,
  • Serves on college committees to advocate for underrepresented students &
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Political Organizer (1 position)

  • Responsible for promoting voter registration/education and organizing student lobby efforts,
  • Leads projects and activities related to the legislative process, as well as helping with GOTV,
  • Leads Black History Month and Whiteness History Month committees and events
  • Serves on college committees to advocate for underrepresented students &
  • Helps other team members with projects, as needed.

Interested in becoming an EA?

PRINT OUT AN APPLICATION BY CLICKING HERE

OR

FILL OUT AN APPLICATION ONLINE BY CLICKING HERE

Please submit all documents by 5:00 PM on Friday, April 22nd 2016 to the Rock Creek Multicultural Center (Building 7/Room118).