2024–2025 Student Leadership Selection

If you have strong leadership abilities or are looking to develop your skills further, the Student Leadership Selection is your ticket to career readiness. Each of the positions offered through this process are built specifically to develop you in 10 key skill areas that the National Association of Colleges and Employers ranked as the top attributes employers are seeking on a candidate’s resume.

2024–2025 Leadership Selection Timeline

All RA candidates are required to attend one of the Information Sessions. If you are unable to attend an information session please contact the Office of Housing and Residential/Commuter Life at (207) 602-2272 or email us at housing-office@une.edu.

Event Date Time Location
Applications Available November 15, 2023 Presence 12 a.m.
Applications Due February 7, 2024 Presence 5 p.m.
Information Session November 15, 2023 Ripich Commons, first floor 12 p.m.
Information Session December 5, 2023 Ripich Commons, first floor 7 p.m.
Information Session January 9, 2024 Online (Zoom) 6 p.m.
Information Session January 24, 2024 Ripich Commons, first floor 12 p.m.
Information Session February 4, 2024 Ripich Commons, first floor 5 p.m.
Leadership Retreat TBD TBD TBD
RA/OL/TB/SO Candidate Interviews February 22 and 23, 2024 Campus Center MPRs 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
FYE Candidate Interviews February 21–23, 2024 Decary 129 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Leadership Candidate Reception February 18 Forum 230/231 1–4 p.m.


The following positions are available for the 2024–2025 school year during the first round of selection:

Applications open Wednesday November 15, 2023, and are due on Wednesday, February 7, 2024.

Additional information and specifics about role responsibilities can be found on the application which becomes active at the beginning of each spring semester.

Resident Advisor 

Resident Advisors are the glue that hold our community together. These live-in student staff members maintain close contact with residents, plan and implement programs, and enforce University policies. For their integral work in building a safe and happy environment, Resident Advisors receive full room and board for the academic year. As leaders and peer mentors, RAs are motivated, responsible, self-reliant, and mature. 

View the full Resident Advisor job description (PDF)

Learn more about being a Resident Advisor

Orientation Leader

The position of Orientation Leader allows a student to make a substantial contribution to the University of New England and its new student population. In addition to creating a vibrant, dynamic, and educational experience, Orientation Leaders assist new students and their families in making a positive transition to the University of New England. As a team, the Orientation Leaders actively guide and mentor new students through Experience UNE Day activities, Summer, Transfer, and Fall Orientations.

View the full Orientation Leader job description (PDF)

Trailblazer Pre-Orientation Leader

Trailblazer Pre-Orientation Leaders are responsible for serving as mentors to incoming, first-year students through facilitating and leading a variety of 3-night, 4-day trips, most of which are outdoors based. Trailblazers should have an interest in the outdoors and be passionate about fostering peer-to-peer connections.

View the full Trailblazer Pre-Orientation Leader job description (PDF)

First Year Expert

First Year Experts (FYEs) develop, implement, and facilitate a variety of programs and coordinated support services that welcome first-year students to the UNE community. FYEs are responsible for ensuring first-year students have access to the people, resources, programs, and services that will help them feel engaged and supported. Each FYE has their own distinct role but will work collaboratively as a team to facilitate a seamless transition to the college environment.

View the full First Year Expert job description (PDF)

Sophomore Scholar ​

The ULEAD Sophomore Scholarship is a $1,000 scholarship provided to up to 24 full-time UNE undergraduate students who demonstrate not only a history of outstanding involvement, integrity, and leadership in and outside the classroom, but a promising future of continued involvement throughout the rest of their UNE career and beyond.

ULEAD Scholar 

The Leader Scholar Scholarship is a $2,500 scholarship provided to up to six full-time UNE undergraduate students who demonstrate a history of outstanding involvement and leadership engagement, both in the classroom and in the UNE Community. These candidates demonstrate high integrity and ability to engage other students in their leadership development process. Most of all, these students are ready, able, and willing to do the work necessary to help other UNE students become successful on campus and in their careers.

Students applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time, on-campus undergraduate, junior or senior standing for the upcoming academic year
  • A minimum of a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at time of application
  • Demonstrated continued involvement within UNE
Student Organization Manager

The Student Organization Managers assist the Office of Student Engagement professional staff in the coordination and development of a comprehensive and integrated schedule of events and activities for the University of New England undergraduate population. Serving as a liaison and resource to the various clubs and organizations, the Managers provide support and guidance for student leaders and host various trainings and events.

View the full Student Organization Manager job description (PDF)

Building Manager 

Building Managers are responsible for opening, closing, and daily operations of the Campus Center and Harold Alfond Forum, including supervising student employees, interacting with community members, and managing emergency situations. Building Managers complete rounds of the facilities, helping to access spaces, set up events, and account for furnishings.

Other Leadership Opportunities

ULead Student Leadership Program

The ULead Student Leadership Program offers the training and education that you need to be the best leader you can be throughout your college career and beyond. In addition to joining the vast array of clubs and organizations that require student leadership, students interested in the ULead Student Leadership Program are encouraged to explore options such as the Annual Fall Leadership Retreat, a rustic teambuilding getaway complete with first-class ropes course, and the Orientation Leader Program, which prepares students to be valuable resources to incoming students and their families. The ULead Program even offers Personal Involvement Planning (PDF), enabling you to create a plan of involvement and leadership that feels right for you.

Student Leader Scholarship Program

The Student Leader Scholarship program was created to assist active student leaders with the financial demands of a college education. This scholarship seeks to financially reward students so they may remain more active role models on campus rather than seeking employment elsewhere. Leader scholars are responsible for designing and coordinating the annual fall Leadership Retreat and Annual Leadership Banquet, planning Leadership Workshops and assisting in the ongoing development of the ULEAD Student Leadership Program. 
Information about and applications for the Leader Scholarship Program are available In the Office of Student Activities/Organizations at the beginning of the spring semester for positions in the following academic year. For more information about the program, contact the Office of Student Activities/Organizations at (207) 602-2447.

Student Trustees

The University of New England offers an unusual opportunity for two students each year to serve as full voting members of the University's Board of Trustees, attending all regular trustee meetings. As such, they provide a connection between all of our student populations and the Board, and have real input on this overarching governing body that guides the future of UNE. Student Trustees not only provide student perspective to the Board, they also build connections between and within each campus through their work with all student government organizations. Student Trustees are selected by a committee of their peers and administrators.