Become a True Blue Ambassador

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What We Do

The True Blue Ambassador position is a combined position, combining the Admissions Intern/Tour Guides and the Orientation Leader positions to create one fantastic student job. True Blue Ambassadors are the face of the university to all prospective students and their families. True Blue Ambassadors do a great deal to recruit and help transition these students and their families.

What qualities make fantastic True Blue Ambassadors?  

  • We are a team of students who love their NAU experience and want to share that experience with others.
  • We approach our work with positivity and adaptability .
  • We are comfortable speaking in front of groups, whether as part of a panel at Discover NAU, on tour with prospective students, leading a small group at Orientation, acting in True Life: I’m A Lumberjack, or answering phones in the Admissions office. 

True Blue Ambassadors help enhance the experience of prospective new students through work in the Admissions office, giving tours, and working recruitment events on and off campus. They also work Orientations to help transition those same new students and their families. 

If you have questions, contact us.

The application period for the True Blue Ambassador position is over. Please check back to access our online application the first week of classes fall semester 2015.

True Blue Ambassador Testimonials

“Being a True Blue Ambassador not only allows you to get involved with an office on campus, it also provides prospective students and incoming students with a positive experience in their college search and transition to NAU.”
– A 2014 True Blue Ambassador


“The True Blue Ambassador position is so much more than a job. Being a True Blue Ambassador gave me the chance to express to future students and guests why I love NAU. This job also gave me the tools I needed to grow into a better person and a better Lumberjack. I never imagined I would have had the best year of my life being a True Blue Ambassador, but I definitely did.”
– A 2014 True Blue Ambassador


True Blue Ambassador Qualifications 

  • Positions are available to full-time undergraduate students who will have completed 24 credit hours by the start of 2015 summer orientation. 
  • Applicants must be full-time students during fall 2014 and spring 2015.
  • Adhere to the Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation Student Standards of Service.
  • Must have a 3.0 GPA and must continue this GPA throughout the term of employment. Grades will be checked periodically throughout the year. If applicant is a freshman, high school transcripts will be evaluated with the application.
  • Must commit to working in the Admissions Office, located in Sechrist Hall, during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Participate in retreats and trainings during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Participate in Discover NAU programs, campus tours, and other recruiting activities.
  • May not take classes during 2015 Summer Session I and must be continuing students for fall 2015.
  • Enroll in the EPS 415 training class during the spring 2015 semester.
  • Maintain good academic and disciplinary standing with the university.

True Blue Ambassador Responsibilities

Fall Semester
  • Participate in Discover NAU programs.
  • Participate in trainings and retreats held during fall semester.
  • There may be a possibility to work in the Admissions Office during fall semester
Spring Semester
  • Enroll in EPS 415 during the spring 2015 semester.
  • Must commit to working in the Admissions Office, located in Sechrist Hall, during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Participate in Discover NAU programs, campus tours, and other recruiting activities.
  • Participate in Spring Freshman Orientation session by returning to campus early for this Orientation session that is held the Friday prior to the start of the spring semester.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of specific information pertaining to the colleges/schools and student support services.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the areas of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management.
  • Attend all classes, team-building activities, vignette practices, committee meetings, training sessions, and all Orientation sessions.
  • Complete all class assignments and pass EPS 415 class with a grade of B or better.
  • Participate in a weekend National Orientation Directors Association (NODA) Conference.
  • Actively participate in planning and implementing all aspects of work in Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation.
Summer
  • Welcome new students and their families to Orientation and facilitate check in and registration.
  • Live on campus in a residence hall during the Orientation season (second week of May through the last week of June).
  • Serve as the Orientation Leader to a group of incoming students.
  • Conduct exciting and innovative small-group activities and discussions.
  • Discuss university policies, course enrollment, student life, and other transition issues.
  • Conduct campus tours.
  • Participate in preparation, rehearsal, and presentation of True Life: I’m A Lumberjack, a social issues production designed to inform and educate students and their families about social and transitional issues.
  • Professionally and accurately represent faculty, staff, and administrators through this position.
  • Participate in Sibling Track, Parent Track, and Office Track during Orientation sessions.

Compensation 

  • Hourly wages for work in the Admissions office and Discover NAU events during fall and spring semesters
  • Stipend payment for the 2015 Orientation season, usually paid in four installments 
  • Jacks Debit Express (JDE), Meals and Dining Dollars provided during 2015 Orientation training week and Orientation sessions
  • Live on campus for free during Orientation training week and Orientation sessions 
  • Free use of the Recreation Center for duration of the 2015 Orientation season