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Position Descriptions

The Student Leadership Selection Process makes it easier to apply for the many of the leadership positions at Simmons:

Residence Life:
Student Leadership and Activities:
Health Education:
Student Life
Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
Student Government Association

See the full descriptions below. (Looking for a position not listed above? Check the Main Leadership page)


The Resident Advisor (RA)

The Resident Advisor is an enrolled student who lives within the residence hall community. The RA is on the staff of the Office of Residence Life to provide support to, resources for, and advisement to students on academic, social and personal matters. The RAs receive extensive training in areas such as program and community development, crisis intervention, and interpersonal skills. RAs are also responsible for promoting a sense of community through organizing activities and programs to help residents become acquainted and to learn more about themselves and others. RAs hired are assigned to residence halls based upon individual strengths as well as departmental and community needs.

The Summer RA is an enrolled student who lives within the residence hall community from late May through late August, with a similar role to play as the academic year RA. As part of the Summer RA position, the Summer RA works in the Office of Residence Life 10 hours each week during business hours.

Position Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for the RA position.
Full Position Descriptions:
Application Questions:

Please write reflective responses to the following questions and attach the responses in a text document.

1. Describe your leadership style. Give an example of a time when you felt you were successful as a leader, as well as an example of a time when you felt you were not as successful as a leader. What would you have done differently in that situation? (250 words)

2. If selected as a Resident Advisor, how would you work towards developing a floor and building community that is inclusive of all community members? How would you engage a student who feels like they already know all there is to know about diversity? (500 words)

While these questions reflect those found on the RA application, students MUST attend an info session to apply. Applications received from students not attending info sessions will not be considered.
For more information, contact:

Office of Residence Life, (location; 2nd floor Health Center)
617-521-1096
reslife@simmons.edu

Conduct Board Members

Members of the Conduct Board hear cases of potential resident violations of the Simmons College Code of Conduct and the Housing License Agreement. It is the job of the Conduct Board to hear and review statements from all involved parties and make a determination as to the responsibility of the accused student(s).

Position Requirements:
  • Serve for the full academic year
  • Spend at least 5-10 hours a month in hearings, deliberations, and review of case materials (subject to change).
Full Position Description

Conduct Board Job Description

For more information, contact:

Edward Byrne, Mesick RD
edward.byrne@simmons.edu


Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders (OLs) are Simmons students who assist with all aspects of Undergraduate Orientation, including programming for particular populations such as Dix Scholars, Transfer Students, and international students. OLs are responsible for a group of incoming students and their participation in the Summer Orientation and Fall Orientation. OLs set up events, sit on panels, and answer questions regarding the College. OLs facilitate group discussions and team builders and serve as leaders for new students, assisting with their transition. OLs participate in spring trainings as well as trainings a few days prior to Orientation in the summer and in the fall.

Position Requirements:
  • Orientation Leaders should be available in June for Orientation Leader Training and Summer Orientation.
  • Orientation Leaders will participate in training in the fall prior to the start of the academic year.
Full Position Description:

Orientation Leader Job Description

For more information, contact:

Susan Chudd, Director of Student Leadership and Activities, MCB W-002
617-521-2421 susan.chudd@simmons.edu

Simmons 101 Student Facilitator

Simmons 101/First-Year Seminar Student Facilitators serve as peer mentors to help incoming first-years successfully transition to the College. The course is designed to provide first-year students with awareness of and access to the many resources on campus while also providing them with skills and strategies to succeed while at Simmons, and to broaden their cultural awareness. Simmons 101 helps new students connect with an upperclass Simmons student, a staff member, and their peers. In collaboration with Simmons 101 Faculty and using the suggested course content in the S101 manual, Simmons 101 Student Facilitators help plan and deliver weekly classes throughout the fall semester. Simmons 101 Facilitators also help to provide meaningful connections among the entire class and are expected to be role models to their students both in and outside of the classroom.

Position Requirements:
  • Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for the Facilitator position
  • Must attend all classes, classes held Monday, Wednesdays, or Fridays 11:00-12:30pm, Facilitators must be available one of these times
  • Commit approximately 3 hours a week for meetings with their faculty partner, class preparation, and class
Full Position Description

Simmons 101 Facilitator

For more information, contact:

Susan Antonelli, Assistant Dean for Student Life
or Susan Chudd, Director of Student Leadership and Activities MCB W-002
617-521-2421
susan.chudd@simmons.edu susanantonelli@simmons.edu

Student Finance Board

The Student Finance Board (SFB) is the financial branch of the Student Government Association (SGA). It is a committee of students whose purpose is to allocate funds collected through the Undergraduate Student Activities Fee. The SFB consists of a representative of each class, a Dix Scholar, a Residence Housing Association member, four members at large, and is chaired by the Treasurer of SGA. The SFB is advised by the Office of Student Leadership and Activities. The purpose of the SFB is to ensure impartiality in all financial transactions made by organizations and to encourage an event-focused ideology to enhance"an environment that appreciates and respects a diverse and multicultural campus," (SGA Constitution). The goal of the SFB is to support a wide variety of organizations, activities, and programs that will benefit the Simmons community.

Position Requirements:
  • Must attend all SFB meetings in their entirety. This includes any monthly meetings, appeal hearings and virtual meetings (via email).
  • Monthly budget meetings are approximately 4 hours in length.
  • Attend the monthly budget vote meetings of SGA, unless excused by the SFB advisor, and be prepared to answer questions posed by SGA senators regarding funding allocations.
Full Position Description:

Student Finance Board Job Description

For more information, contact:

Susan Chudd, Director of Student Leadership and Activities, MCB W-002
617-521-2421 susan.chudd@simmons.edu

Student Organization Senator

Student Government Association Senators act as the voting members for each Student Organization during the SGA forums. Senators act as the direct connection between SGA and each Student Organization.

Please contact the individual Student Organization for more details about open positions, applications and deadlines.

Full Position Description:

Senator Job Description

SGA President

The SGA President serves as the main face of the undergraduate student body and relays concerns to administration; acts as an advocate for students; attends and conducts all Executive Board and Forum Meetings to present and discuss matters that affect the Student Body; meets with administrators of the college such as the, President of the College, Dean for Student Life, Director of OSLA. Serves and presents to Alumnae Association Executive Board, Board of Trustee's Student Affairs Committee; co-chairs with the VP of Communications to organize and plan Women's College Week and leads all organization training and E-board member retreats.

Position Requirements:
  • Conduct weekly SGA forum
  • Lead Executive Board Meetings
  • Hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

SGA President Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

SGA Senate President

The Senate President is an SGA Senator that is elected by the Senators to act as their collective voice and as a direct connection between them and SGA Executive Board. The Senate President acts as the SGA Executive Board's check and balance system ensuring fair treatment of Senators and Student Organizations. Additionally, the Senate President allocates the SGA Executive Board's stipends at the end of each semester after meeting individually with each member to review performance.

Position Requirements:
  • Attend at least two SGA Executive Board meetings a semester
  • Meet with SGA President as needed
Full Position Description

SGA Senate President Job Description

For more information, contact:

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

President of Internal Affairs

The SGA President serves as the main face of the undergraduate student body and relays concerns to administration; acts as an advocate for students; attends and conducts all Executive Board and Forum Meetings to present and discuss matters that affect the Student Body; meets with administrators of the college such as the, President of the College, Dean for Student Life, Director of OSLA. Serves and presents to Alumnae Association Executive Board, Board of Trustee's Student Affairs Committee; co-chairs with the VP of Communications to organize and plan Women's College Week and leads all organization training and E-board member retreats.

Position Requirements:
  • Conduct weekly SGA forum
  • Lead Executive Board Meetings
  • Hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

President of Internal Affairs Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Academic Affairs

The VP of Academic Affairs acts as a voting member of the Simmons Curriculum Committee and meets with the Provost and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and other Academic Administrators as needed. The VP of Academic Affairs Chairs the Major Shopping Trip event (Fall) and Co-chairs the Student Leadership Recognition Committee with the VP of Student Affairs (Spring). The VP of Academic Affairs acts as a resource and advocate for all academic liaisons.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

VP of Academic Affairs Job Description

For more information, contact:

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Communication

The VP of Communication creates, maintains and archives all records for SGA. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Checking the SGA email and voicemail regularly; Senator attendance records; typing and distributing meeting minutes for SGA forum and Executive Board meetings; maintaining archives of the SGA forum minutes, the Simmons Voice newspaper, all student organization events and Judicial Cabinet meetings and decisions. The VP of Communication Co-chairs the Women's College Week with the SGA President.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:
VP of Communication Job Description
For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Finance

The VP of Finance is the second of a two-year commitment to SGA, which progresses from the role of VP of Finance-Elect. After the completion of this term the VP of Finance must train the incoming VP of Finance.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
  • Chair SFB and attend all SFB meetings
  • Meet with the Director of OSLA once a month
  • Meeting with CFO of Simmons once a semester
Full Position Description:

VP of Finance Job Description

For more information, contact:

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Finance-Elect

The VP of Finance-Elect is the first year of a two-year commitment to SGA, which progresses into the role of VP of Finance. After the completion of first year as the VP of Finance-Elect they must train the incoming VP of Finance-Elect and be trained as the VP of Finance (if they are elected to this new office). The VP of Finance-Elect submits all SGA funding and purchase requests (including event and operational requests, stipends, reimbursements, advances, and check requests), reviews petitions of the budget, meets with the Chief Financial Officer of the College as needed, and trains all student organization Treasurers on budgeting policies.
Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

VP of Finance-Elect Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Internal Affairs

The VP of Internal Affairs takes over for President when they are not available or no longer in office. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: Constitution review, meeting monthly with the chair of the faculty council, adding legislation passed by the senate to the SGA Constitution, working with the SGA President on other issues and committees as needed, conducting elections (first-year class council and SGA Senate President — Fall, and SGA Executive Board and all Class Councils — Spring), SGA office coordinator (regularly checks the suggestion box, general maintenance, establish and monitor Executive Board Office Hours, Centennial Grant submission (Fall), and acts as a Liaison for student organizations who wish to co-sponsor with SGA.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

VP of Internal Affairs Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Marketing

The VP of Marketing creates, maintains and expands on the SGA "brand" by using social media (Facebook, Twitter, SharkLink, etc.) to engage the Simmons Community, maintaining the SGA bulletin boards, creating advertising campaigns, creating the yearly E-Board poster, posting the SGA Forum agenda, hosting and budgeting for Happy Hour, and works with all SGA Executive Board members to create event materials such as posters, logos, etc.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

VP of Marketing Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Student Affairs

The VP of Student Affairs serves as Chair of the SGA Judicial Cabinet (monitors student organizations including policy violations, Constitution review, and new/reactivating organizations) and meets with the Dean for Student Life as needed. The VP of Student Affairs Chairs the Connections Carnival (Fall and Spring) and Co-chairs the Student Leadership Recognition Committee with the VP of Academic Affairs (Spring). The VP of Student Affairs acts as a resource and advocate for all student liaisons.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:

VP of Student Affairs Job Description

For more information, contact

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Vice President of Inclusion and Diversity

The position description is under construction. Please check back with the Student Government Association for more information.

Position Requirements:
  • Weekly conduct SGA forum, lead Executive Board meeting, and hold two office hours
Full Position Description:
VP of Inclusion and Diversity Job Description
For more information, contact:

Roxanne Groomer, SGA VP of Internal Affairs, MCB W-007B
sga@simmons.edu

Peer Educators

Peer Educators (PEs) will be selected to be trained to teach other students the following educational programs: Drugs and Alcohol, Betsy's Friends, EAT, Relaxation Techniques, SEX, Time and Stress Management, Smoking Cessation, Sexual Assault Education, HIV/AIDS Education, and Positive Strategies for Communication @ Simmons. The PEs will present the programs in residence halls, classes, and to student organizations. Peer educators may select up to two areas to be trained to teach. Commitment includes weekly one-hour trainings, co-teaching with other peer educators, scheduling programs, developing handout materials, table tents, and awareness campaigns in their area. Educators will become leaders in their areas and part of a support network throughout the campus.

Position Requirements:
  • No pre-requisites are necessary to be a PE, as you will receive appropriate training
  • PEs should plan on approximately 2 hours a week, with hours increasing during times of high demand for programs.
Full Position Description:

PE Job Description

For more information, contact:

Priyanka Jain, Director of Health Education and Wellness Programs, MCB W-005A
617-521-2118
priyanka.jain@simmons.edu

Student Health Educator

Student Health Educators administer the student health and peer education program at Simmons college; to educate the Simmons student community by providing leadership and direction to the educational programs; to be a resource and provide referral information, to provide weekly trainings to peer education groups, to be a leader on campus; to raise awareness and provide information about women's health issues and prevention; and to meet regularly with the director of health education.

Position Requirements:
  • Complete all the requisite training to be a Peer Educator
  • SHEs should plan on approximately 2 hours a week, with hours increasing during times of high demand for programs.
Full Position Description:

SHE Job Description

For more information, contact:

Priyanka Jain, Director of Health Education and Wellness Programs, MCB W-005A
617-521-2118
priyanka.jain@simmons.edu

Wellness Ambassadors

Simmons Wellness Ambassadors will serve as an open-minded and non-judgmental resource on campus for accurate health and wellness information. Will promote the mission of health education and wellness and advocate for a health conscious culture in the Simmons community.

Position Requirements:
  • Wellness Ambassadors must commit 3-6 hours per week
  • Wellness Ambassadors must attend the training sessions prior to the start of each semester
  • The position is a one year commitment
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8
Full Position Description:
Wellness Ambassador Job Description
For more information, contact:

Priyanka Jain, Director of Health Education and Wellness Programs, MCB W-005A
617-521-2118
priyanka.jain@simmons.edu

Women Changing the Face of Leadership Program

This summer Simmons will host (pending approval) a five week leadership program for young women under the theme, "Women Changing the Face of Leadership." This will be our second opportunity to host twenty students from sub-Saharan Africa who will join together with Simmons students in order to learn about women's leadership in the United States and to create an open exchange of ideas between students of different nationalities and cultures. Students who are interested in a shared experience that involves peer mentoring, leadership development, enhanced self-efficacy, and improved skills in public speaking, team building and conflict resolution are encouraged to apply. Selection will be based on a completed application and interview with strong consideration of a student's experience in peer mentoring roles and a demonstrably positive work ethic.

Position Requirements:
  • Reside on campus for training and the duration of the four week program
  • Be able to assist in all aspects of the program and/or role
Full Position Descriptions:

WCFL Program Advisor

Richardson International Fellow

Resident Director

For more information, contact:

Lisa Smith-McQueenie, WCFL Program Advisor, MCB C-211
617-521-2124
lisa.smithmcqueenie@simmons.edu

Advanced Achievement in Community Engagement Participant

The Advanced Achievement in Community Engagement (A2CE) program recognizes students for their commitment to and passion for community service. Students are matched with a single community organization based on their major and/or interests. Students work with this organization over three or four years at Simmons and each year deepen their experience. This enables students to build skills and a network while learning the inner-workings of a local non-profit.

Position Requirements:
  • Must be a freshman or sophomore at the time of application
  • 2-5 at service site per week
  • Reflection group meeting bi-weekly
Full Position Description
A2CE Job Description
For more information, contact:

Desirae Simmons, Associate Director of Service Learning, Scott/Ross Center MCB E-103
617-521-2700
a2ce@simmons.edu

Student Director

Each year the Scott/Ross Center hires Student Directors for our student-led programs including America Reads, America Learns, Education Sparks, Afterschool @ Simmons, and Gateway.

Position Requirements:
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Desirae
  • Review and interview applicants to the program
  • Plan and organize training
  • Plan and organize lesson plans and activities
Full Position Description
Student Director/Facilitator Job Description
For more information, contact:

Desirae Simmons, Associate Director of Service Learning, Scott/Ross Center MCB E-103
617-521-2477
simmons@simmons.edu

Student Facilitator

Each year the Scott/Ross Center hires Student Facilitators for our student-led programs including America Reads, America Learns, Education Sparks, Afterschool @ Simmons, and Gateway.

Position Requirements:
  • Attend bi-weekly meetings with Desirae
  • Meet with student director weekly
  • Attend all meetings, trainings and program sessions
Full Position Description
Student Director/Facilitator Job Description
For more information, contact:

Desirae Simmons, Associate Director of Service Learning, Scott/Ross Center MCB E-103
617-521-2477
simmons@simmons.edu


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