Service-Learning Assistants

Service-Learning Assistants (SLA) work closely with faculty members in referring students to agencies to complete their service-learning assignment.  They often serve as liaisons between the class and our department.

Duties

  • Attend one mandatory orientation
  • Attend mandatory monthly Service-Learning Assistant Meetings
  • Report weekly to the Program Specialist
  • Attend the class to which you are assigned
  • Ensure all service-learning students have signed and turned in their forms
  • Assist faculty in placing students
  • Keep your class database information updated
  • Make certificates at the end of the semester for all those who completed service-learning
  • Report issues or problems to the Center for Community & Civic Engagement  

Qualifications

  • Ability to work with faculty and students in a professional manner
  • Be a “go getter” (Help place students, keep in contact with teacher, be assertive, etc)
  • Have good communication skills (willing and able to make announcements to the class)
  • Have good organizational skills.  Service-Learning Assistants work closely with instructors by keeping an up-to-date weekly database of forms and students’ progress
  • Dependable, punctual, and knowledgeable
  • Knowledge of computer applications and record keeping skills
  • Have completed personal service-learning experience (recommended)
  • Can maintain a positive attitude about service-learning to other students and community partners

Time Frame

Able to spend as much time needed to complete all assigned duties.  The length of the position is for one semester.

Location:

Mesa Community College, Center for Community & Civic Engagement, at Southern & Dobson and Red Mountain Campus.  Each student will be placed in different classrooms so the exact location varies.

Supervisors:      

  • Dawn Rhodes, Program Specialist at 480.461.7763 (Classes held at Southern & Dobson before 3:00pm)
  • Christin Franco, Program Specialist at 480.461.7459 (Classes held at Southern & Dobson after 3:00pm & online)

Benefits:

  • Service-Learning Assistants will receive a service activity award at the end of the semester depending on the completion of all assigned duties*
  • Students will gain leadership experience
  • Letters of recommendations can be written
  • Chance to network with faculty and students
  • This is a great experience to put on resumes and scholarship applications