Leadership Edge Opportunities


For the Leadership Edge, you will need 100 hours that includes a combination of theory, ethics, and experience.  A minimum of 50 hours must be leadership experience.  Theory and ethics must be learned in a formal setting such as a class, a presentation, a workshop, or through training.  Theory refers to learning different and specific types of leadership theories such as servant leadership, democratic leadership, etc.  Examples of this could be participating in Live Learn Lead, workshops about leadership theory, or classes concentrating on leadership and types of ways to lead.  Ethics refers to learning about ethically leading or ethics in certain sectors of professional activities/jobs.  Examples of this could be Live Learn Lead, job training, or ethics classes such as nursing ethics, business ethics, ethics in teaching, etc.
 


Possible Leadership Edge Hours

Skill Builder! Workshop:  Communicating Based on Personality Types on Tuesday, October 21, from 7-8 p.m. in The Back Room, University Center.  Using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, this interactive workshop will help you assess your strengths and weaknesses as a communicator and give you strategies for communicating with different personality types.  Hannah Lewis, Coordinator in the Center for Student Enrichment, will be the presenter for this workshop.  Please register for this workshop at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders. 

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

Skill Builder! Workshop: How Our Past Experience Dictate our Decision-Making Processes on Monday, October 27, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in The Back Room, University Center.  From exploring our leadership style to our stances on ethical situations, in the workshop we will begin to explore our own stories, map where our values come from, and reflect on how these experiences dictate our stance on issues, and our decision-making process.  This workshop will include both theory and ethics which are required for Superior Edge.  Geneva Martin, Graduate Assistant for Superior Edge, will be the presenter for this workshop.  Please register for this workshop at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders. 

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Like working with kids? Faith Lutheran Church, Co. Rd. 581 in Ishpeming, is looking for someone to be the director for their Christmas program that will be held on Sunday, December 21 (could be earlier if necessary). Practice will be held each Sunday morning from 10:30-11:30 a.m. in November and December until the program. As the director, you would assign speaking and acting parts to the students who range in age from 3-11 years old (6th grade). You would teach the songs and lead the kids in practice and during the program. Assistance will be provided with props and costumes. The program will be selected with input and approval of Pastor Johnson and the Christian Education Committee. Your own transportation must be provided. For more information, please contact Kathy Richards at 906-227-1237 or 906-360-2120 or e-mail kathrich@nmu.edu.  

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

Skill Builder! Workshop: Leadership From All Angles, on Wednesday, November 5, from 4:00-5:30 p.m. in The Back Room, University Center.  Several leadership theories will be discussed with a focus on the common thread needed for effective leadership in any setting -- an ethical base.  This workshop will be highly interactive as the group explores ethical dilemmas in leadership.  Hannah Lewis, Coordinator in the Center for Student Enrichment, and Savannah Mallo, Leadership Programs Coordinator for the Student Leader Fellowship Program, will be the presenters for this workshop.  Please register for this workshop at www.nmu.edu/skillbuilders.

Possible Citizenship or Leadership Edge Hours

Would you like to be a "Big?"  There are boys and girls in Marquette, Negaunee, Ishpeming, Gwinn, and Sands Township who are on a waiting list to become matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters.  Imagine how you could make memories for one of those kids by volunteering to become a Big.  It only takes about four hours per month to make a big difference for one child.  Please call 906-475-7801 or visit www.bbbsmqt.org and be a hero to someone who will never forget.

Possible Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

Child & Family Services of the Upper Peninsula is looking for a volunteer for a young lady (16 years old) in foster care who would really benefit from mentoring services. It would be as many hours a month the individual wishes to provide. The individual would have to undergo a central registry check and background check. The young lady is very interested in art and loves to get outside. She needs assistance in learning acceptable social behavior, as she is socially delayed. She also would benefit from being taught skills such as how to plan and cook a meal, apply for a job, search and apply for housing, and understanding what resources are available in the community to assist her with any needs.  If you are interested in this, please contact Nicole Ketola, Foster Care Social Worker, Child & Family Services of the UP, Inc., 706 Chippewa Square Suite 105, Marquette, MI 49855; office: 906-228-4050 ext. 105 or cell: 906-235-7862.

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

Improve your public speaking and leadership skills by becoming a member of Toastmasters International.  This organization was established in 1924 and is known worldwide for its programs to help members develop the speaking, listening and thinking skills that promote self-actualization, enhance leadership potential, and contribute to the betterment of mankind.  Visit www.toastmasters.org  for more information about this organization. The Superiorland Toastmasters chapter meets every second and fourth Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Peninsula Medical Center.  Contact Rich (rich.leinonen@gmail.com) or Gail (redskydiver@gmail.com) for more information about this local chapter.

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

AmeriCorps is looking for someone for the Marquette Alternative High School and Westwood High School (School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service).

Summary:

Campus AmeriCorps members with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) will act as mentors/coaches to 50 high school youth in grades 9-12 to consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. A MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.

Responsibilities and Activities:

  1. Provide direct service to a minimum of 50 high school students and interact with families in partner high school(s)/community organization serving 9-12th grade youth to provide relevant information about postsecondary education opportunities and the college admission and financial aid processes
  • Encourage students to consider a broad range of postsecondary choices
  • Educate students on  college admissions and financial aid application processes and when appropriate, help students and families complete these processes
  • Develop comprehensive timelines with students, including application deadlines for admissions and financial aid
  • Provide information regarding high school course selection, life skills, test taking skills, and basic financial planning to help ensure students are college-ready
  1. Organize at least three pre-college programming activities that encourage high school students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to college
  • Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer services and emphasize the necessity of postsecondary education
  • Host regular workshops and events  for students to discuss topics relevant to college preparation (e.g. College Application Week, College Goal Sunday, financial aid information sessions)
  1. Recruit, train, and support 10 college students as College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) to assist with college positive activities as well as a college visit organized by the member for the 50 youth to be served
  • Conduct outreach to recruit college students as CPVs
  • Facilitate CPV training sessions to prepare college students to serve youth in a college positive mindset
  • Communicate with CPVs to obtain data necessary for program evaluation
  • Support CPVs with additional training, as needed
  1. Plan a minimum of one campus visit to expose high school students to various postsecondary education options; campus visit should include assistance of a minimum of 10 CPVs
  1. Plan and implement at least one community service project involving high school students in service, with emphasis on projects during national days of service (e.g. Global Youth Service Day, MLK Day of Service, National AmeriCorps Week)
  1. Establish productive working relationships across campus (e.g. admissions, financial aid, academic departments) and with high school principals, counselors, teachers, and other community-based college access professionals
  • As opportunities present themselves, partner with local community groups—particularly local college access networks (LCANs)—to provide college access services and resources to students
  • Assess  particular assets and needs of partner school(s)/organization and adapt programs and activities to fill gaps, reinforce existing activities, and avoid duplication
  1. Provide college access resources and information to mentoring MAC AmeriCorps members

Supervisors:

Campus Supervisor
Mentoring to Access Corps AmeriCorps Program Manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Some college experience, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience serving youth and volunteers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of valid driver’s license
  • Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States
  • Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check

Benefits:

  • An annual living allowance of $12,100 (pre-tax);
  • Standard AmeriCorps member health care coverage;
  • Income-eligible childcare assistance;
  • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;
  • Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;
  • Education Award of $5,550 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period);
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans.

To Apply:

Please contact Dr. Joe Lubig via email at jlubig@nmu.edu.  

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

AmeriCorps is looking for someone for Nah Tah Wash Public School Academy and Bark River-Harris High School (School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service).

Summary:

Campus AmeriCorps members with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) will act as mentors/coaches to 50 high school youth in grades 9-12 to consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. A MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.

Responsibilities and Activities:

  1. Provide direct service to a minimum of 50 high school students and interact with families in partner high school(s)/community organization serving 9-12th grade youth to provide relevant information about postsecondary education opportunities and the college admission and financial aid processes
  • Encourage students to consider a broad range of postsecondary choices
  • Educate students on  college admissions and financial aid application processes and when appropriate, help students and families complete these processes
  • Develop comprehensive timelines with students, including application deadlines for admissions and financial aid
  • Provide information regarding high school course selection, life skills, test taking skills, and basic financial planning to help ensure students are college-ready
  1. Organize at least three pre-college programming activities that encourage high school students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to college
  • Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer services and emphasize the necessity of postsecondary education
  • Host regular workshops and events  for students to discuss topics relevant to college preparation (e.g. College Application Week, College Goal Sunday, financial aid information sessions)
  1. Recruit, train, and support 10 college students as College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) to assist with college positive activities as well as a college visit organized by the member for the 50 youth to be served
  • Conduct outreach to recruit college students as CPVs
  • Facilitate CPV training sessions to prepare college students to serve youth in a college positive mindset
  • Communicate with CPVs to obtain data necessary for program evaluation
  • Support CPVs with additional training, as needed
  1. Plan a minimum of one campus visit to expose high school students to various postsecondary education options; campus visit should include assistance of a minimum of 10 CPVs
  1. Plan and implement at least one community service project involving high school students in service, with emphasis on projects during national days of service (e.g. Global Youth Service Day, MLK Day of Service, National AmeriCorps Week)
  1. Establish productive working relationships across campus (e.g. admissions, financial aid, academic departments) and with high school principals, counselors, teachers, and other community-based college access professionals
  • As opportunities present themselves, partner with local community groups—particularly local college access networks (LCANs)—to provide college access services and resources to students
  • Assess  particular assets and needs of partner school(s)/organization and adapt programs and activities to fill gaps, reinforce existing activities, and avoid duplication
  1. Provide college access resources and information to mentoring MAC AmeriCorps members

Supervisors:

Campus Supervisor
Mentoring to Access Corps AmeriCorps Program Manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Some college experience, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience serving youth and volunteers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of valid driver’s license
  • Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States
  • Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check

Benefits:

  • An annual living allowance of $12,100 (pre-tax);
  • Standard AmeriCorps member health care coverage;
  • Income-eligible childcare assistance;
  • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;
  • Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;
  • Education Award of $5,550 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period);
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans.

To Apply:

Please contact Dr. Joe Lubig via email at jlubig@nmu.edu.

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

AmeriCorps is looking for someone for the Escanaba High School and Gladstone High School (School of Education, Leadership, and Public Service).

Summary:

Campus AmeriCorps members with the Mentoring to Access Corps (MAC) will act as mentors/coaches to 50 high school youth in grades 9-12 to consider, plan for, and prepare for postsecondary education. A MAC AmeriCorps member will commit to 1700 hours (approximately 35-40 hours per week) over a year of service. Successful candidates will be passionate about creating equitable opportunities and addressing barriers for all youth to attend college.

Responsibilities and Activities:

  1. Provide direct service to a minimum of 50 high school students and interact with families in partner high school(s)/community organization serving 9-12th grade youth to provide relevant information about postsecondary education opportunities and the college admission and financial aid processes
  • Encourage students to consider a broad range of postsecondary choices
  • Educate students on  college admissions and financial aid application processes and when appropriate, help students and families complete these processes
  • Develop comprehensive timelines with students, including application deadlines for admissions and financial aid
  • Provide information regarding high school course selection, life skills, test taking skills, and basic financial planning to help ensure students are college-ready
  1. Organize at least three pre-college programming activities that encourage high school students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to college
  • Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer services and emphasize the necessity of postsecondary education
  • Host regular workshops and events  for students to discuss topics relevant to college preparation (e.g. College Application Week, College Goal Sunday, financial aid information sessions)
  1. Recruit, train, and support 10 college students as College Positive Volunteers (CPVs) to assist with college positive activities as well as a college visit organized by the member for the 50 youth to be served
  • Conduct outreach to recruit college students as CPVs
  • Facilitate CPV training sessions to prepare college students to serve youth in a college positive mindset
  • Communicate with CPVs to obtain data necessary for program evaluation
  • Support CPVs with additional training, as needed
  1. Plan a minimum of one campus visit to expose high school students to various postsecondary education options; campus visit should include assistance of a minimum of 10 CPVs
  1. Plan and implement at least one community service project involving high school students in service, with emphasis on projects during national days of service (e.g. Global Youth Service Day, MLK Day of Service, National AmeriCorps Week)
  1. Establish productive working relationships across campus (e.g. admissions, financial aid, academic departments) and with high school principals, counselors, teachers, and other community-based college access professionals
  • As opportunities present themselves, partner with local community groups—particularly local college access networks (LCANs)—to provide college access services and resources to students
  • Assess  particular assets and needs of partner school(s)/organization and adapt programs and activities to fill gaps, reinforce existing activities, and avoid duplication
  1. Provide college access resources and information to mentoring MAC AmeriCorps members

Supervisors:

Campus Supervisor
Mentoring to Access Corps AmeriCorps Program Manager

Required Qualifications:

  • Some college experience, Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • Prior experience serving youth and volunteers
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Possession of valid driver’s license
  • Possession of documentation of citizenship or lawful permanent resident alien status of the United States
  • Willingness to submit to a comprehensive criminal history check, including an FBI fingerprint check

Benefits:

  • An annual living allowance of $12,100 (pre-tax);
  • Standard AmeriCorps member health care coverage;
  • Income-eligible childcare assistance;
  • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities;
  • Participation in a statewide project dedicated to building the future of Michigan’s youth;
  • Education Award of $5,550 to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans (pending completion of a minimum 1700 hours of service over a 12 month period);
  • Forbearance on qualified student loans.

To Apply:

Please contact Dr. Joe Lubig via email at jlubig@nmu.edu.

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