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Leadership Opportunities

The 2019-2020 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. 

The following positions are available for the 2019–2020 school year during the first round of selection:

Applications are now starting December 3, 2018 and are due on February 4, 2019. Click here for a full timeline.

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, and the Trailblazer Pre-Orientation programs.

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. 

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.

First Year Experience (FYE) Student Coordinator* 
First Year Experience Coordinators develop, implement, and facilitate a variety of programs and coordinated support services that welcome first year students to the UNE community. FYE Coordinators 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 Coordinator has their own distinct role but will work collaboratively as a team to facilitate a seamless transition to the college environment. 

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.

Students applying for this scholarship must meet the following criteria:

  • Full-time, on-campus undergraduate, with sophomore 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

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

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

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

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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, 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 which 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.