Position Descriptions

The Leadership is For Everyone (L.I.F.E.) Fair has been designed to make it easier to apply for several—but not all—leadership positions at Simmons are included. Below are the positions that are traditionally highlighted at the fair.

Residence Life:
  • Resident Advisors
  • Summer Resident Advisors
  • Conduct Board Members
Student Leadership and Activities:
  • Orientation Leaders
  • Simmons 101 Facilitators
Student Government Association
  • Student Finance Board Members
  • Student Organization Senators
  • SGA President
  • SGA Senate President
  • SGA Vice President
  • SGA Student Finance Chair
  • SGA Treasurer
  • SGA Secretary
  • SGA Academic Affairs Officer
  • SGA Student Affairs Officer
  • SGA Marketing Chair
  • SGA Diversity & Inclusion Chair
Student Life
  • Women Changing the Face of Leadership Program Advisors
Health Education:
  • Peer Educators
  • Student Health Educators
  • Wellness Ambassadors
Scott/Ross Center for Community Service
  • Advanced Achievement in Community Engagement Participant
  • Student Director
  • Student Facilitator
To find out more about many of these positions visit their pages on OrgSync or contact the offices directly!
Residence Life

The Resident Advisor (RA)

A 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.

Application

All candidates are required to submit an online application. Applications are due Friday, January 23, 2015 at 11:59 p.m.

Full Position Descriptions:

Position Requirements:

Candidates must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 in order to be considered for the RA position.

For more information, contact:
Office of Residence Life, (location; 2nd floor Health Center)
617-521-1096
selection@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

Student Leadership and Activities

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:

Student Leadership and Activities, MCB W-002
617-521-2421

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, which are 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, Associate Dean for Student Life
617-521-2429
susanantonelli@simmons.edu

Health Education

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:

Melissa Tanguay, Coordinator of Health and Wellness Programs, MCB W-003
617-521-2401
melissa.tanguay@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:

Melissa Tanguay, Coordinator of Health and Wellness Programs, MCB W-003
617-521-2401
melissa.tanguay@simmons.edu

Student Life

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

Scott/Ross Center for Community Service

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

Student Government Association

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:

Corey Zohlman, Assistant Director of Student Leadership and Activities, MCB W-002
617-521-2447 
corey.zohlman@simmons.edu

SGA Executive Board and Senate President

Please see the SGA Constitution located on OrgSync.

SGA President Job Description

For more information, contact

sga@simmons.edu