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Student Leadership Positions

Simpson offers a variety of leadership roles on campus. Taking part in a leadership role is a great way to get involved, make a difference and build your resume.

Getting involved in student leadership at Simpson is a great way to:

  • Grow communication, problem-solving skills and the ability to work in a team  (The top 3 attributes that employers seek on a candidate’s resume!)
  • Develop personal leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Get connected to the Simpson College community and build a lasting network

There are many different student leadership positions available on campus, so be sure to carefully consider what position is best for you. There is a lot to gain from having a position as a student leader, however, some roles can require a significant amount of time and commitment. You may apply for more than one position, but please note, there are several positions on campus that you cannot hold at the same time (example: SARA and SC Leader.) More detailed information is included in each application.

Available Leadership Positions for 2024-2025

Each available position includes information for a contact person and a link to learn more and apply.

    Admissions Student Ambassador
    Student Ambassadors provide a glimpse into student life for prospective students and families through giving tours, escorting to lunch, and walking to appointments. The Ambassadors also support the Office of Admissions with clerical tasks, answering the phone, and assisting with various projects. Come and share your love for Simpson!

    Chapel Intern 
    Chapel Interns provide leadership for the Religious Life Community and their programs.  RLC is a student-led organization that plans ongoing programs and events to enhance the religious, secular, and spiritual lives of our student body. Any student who would like to be more involved in these programs, would like to help build supportive environment among students, or is looking for an opportunity to grow in their leadership skills is encouraged to apply. Students can earn Collaborative Leadership credit and are paid $8.25/hour.

    • Mara Bailey | 515-961-1684
    • Chapel Interns for the '24-25 school year are hired through the UGA process, which opens in the spring semester. Interested students are encouraged to notify Chaplain Mara Bailey now to begin conversations around the application process.

    Community Advisor (CA) - 24-25 
    CAs are leaders in our campus residential buildings whose work fosters both the social and academic success of our residential students. They serve to support students as they live on campus and are a key component in creating welcoming, safe, and inclusive campus communities by connecting, hosting events, and upholding community standards. 

    Students who apply will need to complete 1-2 hours of job shadowing with a CA to learn more about the requirements of the job.

        The leadership position of Intramural Undergrad involved several duties in assisting the director in planning events, supervising work study staff, organizing and entering participation data. The most important skill that this position has is learning how to handle difficult situations that arise in the heat of competition, how to motivate their peer staff members to do a thorough job and me a mentor/leader for others. Often times there is a lot of growth as seen as individuals in this position start taking value in good work ethic, reliability, and accountability in staff and participants. 

        • Nicole Darling | 515-961-1747
        • This position will follow the UGA process. More information will be posted when those dates are available.

        Mentors in Violence Prevention
        Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) facilitate bystander prevention trainings for students on topics such as sexual assault, racism, ableism, and transphobia. Students in this position will work to foster a welcoming and inclusive campus community.

        Peer Academic Coach
        Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are students who have completed one year of studies at Simpson and would like to help others be successful students. PACs work with students in 1:1 and small group settings to help them do things like manage their time, learn new ways to study, and prepare for exams.

        • Amy Jeffrey-Kennel | 515-961-1232
        • This position will follow the UGA process and is an hourly position.

        Peer Academic Leader
        Peer Academic Leaders (PALs) work with students to help them proactively navigate specific courses. PALs work with students to help them learn and apply specific content, develop ways to study, and prepare for exams. A range of courses/subjects are typically represented within the CARs tutoring program

        • Amy Jeffrey-Kennel | 515-961-1232
        • This position will follow the UGA process and is an hourly position.

        SC Leader
        SC Leaders serve as peer mentors to new students as they transition to collegiate life at Simpson. SCLs work as part of a team with Foundations faculty. Each SCL will be assigned one Foundations section. SCLs facilitate community building activities, introduce students to campus resources, and guide students through SOAR, Welcome Week and their first year at Simpson.

                Sexual Assault Response Advocates
                Sexual Assault Response Advocates (SARA) is looking to add 7-10 new members to this campus group. The goal of SARA is to educate and support members of the Simpson community in dealing with sexual assault and sexual misconduct. SARA consists of student advocates who are specially trained to provide education and support in sexual assault incidents on campus (training is 30 hours during May Term, and focuses on various topics related to sexual assault). SARA is also an organization which provides educational programming about issues related to dating violence, sexual harassment, sexual assault, bystander intervention, and being conscientious about sexual choices. 

                • Jenny Vargas | SARA Advisor | 515-961-1556
                • Interested candidates should apply through Handshake. After logging in, click Jobs and filter by clicking on-campus.
                • Application Deadline: February 2 @ 5pm

                    Simpson Writing Center Consultant 
                    Writing Consultants collaborate one-on-one with their peers on any written, oral, visual, or electronic form of communication project. Being a consultant at the Writing Center is one of the most rewarding academic, employment, and interpersonal experiences at Simpson College. You will not only contribute to the confidence and communication skills of your fellow Simpsonians but your own as well, and to be a part of a productive consultation can be incredibly satisfying. While consultants are usually strong writers, we are most interested in students who listen well, adapt to uncertain situations, and care about other people. We are looking for applicants from all disciplines, majors, and academic backgrounds.

                    • Colin Payton | 515-961-1682
                    • This position will follow the UGA process. More information will be posted when those dates are available.
                    • Note: This position requires you take English 270, a 2-credit consultant training course.

                    Student Chaplain
                    The Student Chaplain program is a partnership between Religious Life Community and Residence Life. Student Chaplains work alongside CAs to foster a sense of belonging and community in the first and second year residence halls. Student Chaplains can also serve as CAs or Chapel Interns.

                    • Mara Bailey | 515-961-1684
                    • Student Chaplains are hired through the UGA process, which opens in the spring semester. Interested students are encouraged to notify Chaplain Mara Bailey now to begin conversations around the application process.

                        Upward Bound College Mentor
                        Academic-Year College Mentor: College Mentors provide support, encouragement, and mentoring to high school students through the academic year. College Mentors will interact with program participants in two main ways: through Saturday Session events and college visit trips. Pay rate is $11/hour. Minimum of 10 hours/month with additional hours available. Additionally, College Mentors will be assigned a specific role in one of two areas of Upward Bound programming: social media or program evaluation. Applications are open and accepted until positions are filled.

                        Summer College Mentor: Summer CMs are provided on-campus housing, meals, and a stipend. The program includes one week of training, five weeks of a hybrid program on campus, and a one-week trip out of state. During the five-week hybrid summer program, high school students engage in academic coursework, enrichment activities and social/cultural experiences. Our team of summer CMs lead programming, provide supervisions to program participants, and build mentoring relationships. Applications will open in March and will be accepted on an ongoing basis until positions are filled.


                            Note: Not all leadership positions are included in this process due to varying requirements, hiring timelines and/or processes (Student Government Association (SGA)/Campus Activities Board (CAB)/Fraternity and Sorority Leadership, etc.) For those interested in these roles, contact Steven Strope