Leadership Edge Opportunities

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

The Upper Peninsula Regional Center is looking for camp counselors for May 9-11 for the Rural Health Careers Camp.  Pay is approximately $400 for 2.5 days.  If you are interested, please contact Cindy Noble at cnoble@nmu.edu or 906-227-1613.

Possible Leadership or Real World Edge Hours

AdviseMI AmeriCorps Members (Advisers) – Paid Service Positions Available:  The Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), in close partnership Michigan colleges and universities, seeks to help more Michigan students pursue postsecondary education. Recent graduates (bachelor’s degree) will serve as advisers in selected high schools across Michigan, particularly those that are located in communities with low college-going rates and low adult educational attainment rates. Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, AdviseMI AmeriCorps Members (Advisers) will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary education institution. Advisers serve full time and focus on mentoring students (especially those from low-income backgrounds) through the complex steps toward college enrollment.

Commitment:  Advisers will commit to a term of service beginning July 2016 through June 2017. These appointments include a mandatory four-week training session in East Lansing beginning July. All training expenses including room, board and travel are covered by the program. In an effort for the Advisers to be fully enmeshed in the fabric of the local communities, Advisers are expected to live in the community in which they are assigned. Upon successful completion of the first school year commitment, Advisers may be invited to return for an additional year of service to AdviseMI.

Primary Responsibilities:  Interacting on a daily basis with high school students and families in the assigned high school to provide relevant information about postsecondary education and the college choice/financial aid processes:

  • Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate college choices
  • Develop a comprehensive college timeline, including application deadlines for admission and
  • financial aid for each student
  • Help each student complete and submit admissions and financial aid applications
  • Assist each student in interpreting correspondence from colleges, including offers of admission and financial aid
  • Interviews will be conducted the first three weeks in April.

Additional information and application instructions can be found at www.micollegeaccess.org.

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 Leadership Edge Hours

The Superiorland Soccer Association (SSA) is looking for coaches and assistant coaches (from U4 all the way up to U16-18).  Prior to the season, all coaches must submit a Risk Management Background Check and concussion training through gotsoccer.com. Coaches will be e-mailed with instructions to complete the process.

During the season, coaches must facilitate one practice (with the exception of U-4), attend and participate in games, regularly communicate with parents and adhere to the Coach Code of Conduct.  Violations of the Code of Conduct will not be tolerated.  At the end of the season, coaches (head coach only) are responsible for returning SSA equipment (cones, soccer balls, and bags) to the organization and completing an end of the year player evaluation.  Once all coaching criteria from the season have been met, coaches will receive a reimbursement check from SSA according to the following guidelines:  Non-parent Head Coach - $150.00 or Non-parent Assistant Coach - $30.00.

If you are interested or have more questions, please contact Marissa Palomaki at ssarecdirector@gmail.com or check out our webpage at www.superiorlandsoccer.com/recreationsoccer/.

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 Citizenship, Leadership, or Real World Edge Hours

The Upper Peninsula Luge Club is looking for volunteers to help with publicity, fundraising, logistics, etc., to help plan their World Cup Luge competition next January 2017.  Athletes from Austria, Germany, Italy, the Ukraine, and more will be coming to Lucy Hill in Negaunee.  The group offers public trial sliding on Friday evenings and Saturday afternoons.  Meetings are held in the first Tuesday evening of each month at the luge hill in Negaunee and the first Thursday of each month at the Peter White Library - ask at the circulation desk which room we will be meeting.  For more information, please contact Laura Farnsworth at ljf2670@gmail.com or 906-362-5234.  Check out photos of the luge hill at www.upluge.org or their Facebook page at Upper Peninsula Luge Club.  

Possible Leadership Edge Hours

There are two paid summer camp counselor positions available at NMU this summer:  The Other Michigan on July 24-30 (A camp to explore the socio-cultural aspects of the Upper Peninsula) and Environmental & Sustainability Camp on July 24-30 (A camp to explore the environmental aspects of the Upper Peninsula).  Both of these camps are for high school students.  Each camp pays just under $800 pre-tax for the the week.  Both camps ran last year and received rave reviews from participants, counselors, and faculty.  If interested, please contact Director Chris Standerford at cstander@nmu.edu or 906-227-2902.

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