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Scholar in Action Position Description

The Scholar in Action program nurtures leaders in all fields of human endeavor and provides opportunities for Scripps students to combine academic and experiential study, helping to prepare all Scripps students to assume positions of leadership at the highest levels of achievement. The Scholars in Action are essential to keeping the Laspa Center for Leadership fully functional. This position’s greatest capacity is developing, moderating, and facilitating programming within committees throughout the year that align with the mission and vision of the Laspa Center. Through various programming, Scholars in Action students will gain a deeper understanding of leadership theories and skills. Laspa Scholars in Action should be good communicators who are interested in asset-based community development and in making a sustainable difference through their leadership.

The mission of the Laspa Center for Leadership is “to develop and support future generations of women leaders, providing them with the necessary attributes, knowledge, and skills to success in the 21st century.” Through Laspa, Scripps builds on its reputation as a leader in women’s influence, power, and impact on the global community

Applicant must be a Scripps Students, willing to commit 5-8 hours a week and available some evenings and weekends on occasion.

Non-Profit Clinic Student Consultant Position Description

The goal of the Lapsa Nonprofit Clinic Consultant program is to allow students to apply the skills they learned in class to real world situations, while simultaneously providing pro-bono assistance to organizations in our community. Our student consultants commit to the pursuit of academic and professional growth, as well as learning issues of culture, diversity and inclusion as applied to community engagement. As a consultant, the student will be expected to meet with the nonprofit (determined by Laspa) to develop a scope of work, meet with faculty advisor at least three times, work with team to develop goals and objectives of the project and a contract, develop a roadmap and a timeline for the project, break down responsibilities and goals for each individual, develop on-going meeting schedule with nonprofit, meet all goals of the project, be a strong problem solver and be extremely collaborative, and conduct a final presentation of consulting plan for faculty and staff once project has been completed

Through this program, student consultants will apply interdisciplinary knowledge and critical thinking skills to community issues, demonstrate critical self‐reflection of one’s own assumptions and values as applied to community issues, demonstrate knowledge and sensitivity to issues of culture, diversity, and social justice as applied to community engagement, gain hands on leadership skills that fall within the Laspa Leadership Model, better understand root causes of social issues, be able to differentiate service from social change, work productively with diverse communities, develop one’s commitment to service, social justice, and community involvement.

Applicant must be a Scripps student and be willing to work independently as well as a part of a team 2-4 hours per week in addition to some evenings and weekends on occasion.