Leadership Opportunities

The 2017-2018 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 2017-2018 school year during the first round of selection:

Applications are now available and are due on February 6, 2017. 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. 



The following positions are available for the 2017-2018 school year during the second round of selection: 

Applications for the positions below will be available during the Spring 2017 semester. 

  • 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. 
    Available Positions: Social Media & Online Education, FYE Programming, Residential Education & Mentoring
  • Intercultural Intern* 
    Intercultural Interns manage the operations related to one functional area of the Office of Intercultural Student Engagement. All Interns help plan and execute cultural programming for the Biddeford Campus, assess programming efforts and campus climate related to underrepresented populations, and educate students about current issues and trends related to diverse populations. 
    Available positions: Cultural Exchange Lounge, Religion and Spirituality, Diversity Leadership Certificate
  • Intramural Sports Supervisor 
    Supervisors are responsible for coordinating a 20+ sport intramural program with duties that include: supervising all intramural sports games and the officials and scorekeepers assigned to each shift; preparing the playing surface for activities, including facility safety checks and equipment set -up; dealing with any accidents or incidents that occur; and maintaining weekly office hours to complete administrative tasks assigned by the Coordinator. Minimum of one semester working within the intramural sports program preferred.
  • Peer Academic Coach 
    Peer Academic Coaches work with UNE First-Year students to help them identify the skills and behaviors that lead to a successful transition to college academics. PACs advise on strategies for getting organized, planning assignments, prioritizing, and time management. PACs hold office hours in first-year residence halls, commuter lounges, and by appointment in SASC and work with RAs to offer group programs in the halls.
  • Peer Advisor 
    Peer Advisors assist students with the academic transition to the University of New England. Peer Advisors will be trained to assist students with registration, including using U-Online, provide assistance in finding resources on campus, and work cooperatively with the Academic Advising Center to develop and implement programming in the residence halls to assist students with their academic success at UNE.
  • Peer Career Consultant 
    The Career Services Ambassador/Peer Career Consultant (PCC) position is a role for rising seniors (with work study eligibility) who are interested in promoting the mission of Career Services while actively assisting students with their career aspirations and lifelong learning goals. The Ambassadors/PCCs are trained to lead career programs and workshops, facilitate outreach/marketing initiatives, and provide resume reviews and information to students regarding their career development while serving as a representative of our office.
  • Sophomore Scholar 
  • ULEAD Scholar 

Application coming soon. 

*Positions require candidates to have work- study funds for the 17-18 academic year. 

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.

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