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Application and Job Description

Ambassadors engage in recruiting activities such as contacting prospective students and organizing campus tours. Often, as prospective students' initial contact with the university, they represent the university and are pivotal members of the admissions team. Ambassadors are also involved with on-campus events and volunteer efforts in the community.




Interested in joining the program? To be considered for our program, candidates must be enrolled and in good academic standing at Dominican, and must submit both the application and recommendation form  for the 2014-2015 academic year by Friday, August 1st, 2014. Submit completed applications to the Office of Admissions attention: Ambassador Program. Competitive applicants will also be asked to a face-to-face interview. Check back for the 2015-2016 application dates. 

Please contact Joshua McCay at 415.257.1370 or with questions about the application. 

Program Schedule

The Dominican Ambassador program runs the entire academic year from the first day of classes through the end of finals. Ambassadors can schedule their hours for calling between 6:00 - 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Campus tours are scheduled at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. 


Training sessions are held on the weekend following the first week of classes. The first session is on Saturday, 9:00-4:00. The second session is on Sunday, 9:00-12:00. Attendance for both training sessions and the first project are mandatory. Attendees will receive a letter during the summer regarding the retreat itinerary, location, and other program details.

Responsibilities and duties

Ambassadors should be prepared to answer questions regarding housing, financial aid, the application process, admissions, current student body, university history, organizations, campus life, events. Specific tasks:

  • calling prospective students
  • giving campus tours to students and their families
  • assisting with Campus Visit Days, Admitted Student Open Houses and WACAC College Fair in the Spring semester
  • engaging in frequent written and verbal communication with prospective students
  • phone calls on weekday evenings (Monday - Thursday)
  • conducting scheduled tours each week
  • participating in community service projects 
  • occasional clerical duties
  • training future Student Ambassadors
  • answering questions and  referring questions to appropriate admissions counselors or departments
  • responding to inquiries sent to: admissions


Community Service

Community service has been added to promote outreach and extend the effects of the program to the community at large. Projects are scheduled about once a month, typically on Saturdays. Student Ambassadors participate in up to eight hours of local community service per semester. The goal of our community service effort is to forge and maintain partnerships between Dominican and service organizations in the Bay Area.


Qualifications and selection criteria

To be selected as a Student Ambassador at Dominican is an excellent opportunity for personal and professional growth. Students who are selected as Ambassadors typically possess these traits and qualities:

  • strong interpersonal skills
  • leadership qualities
  • a genuine interest in meeting new people
  • a sense of school spirit and pride
  • problem solving
  • team players
  • enthusiasm and motivation
  • adaptibility
  • confidence
  • respect
  • responsible, dependable and punctual
  • dedication
  • outgoing,  friendly, and communicative
  • eagerness to learn



Ambassadors will have flexible work hours and will be paid starting at $10/hr. Applicants for the Student Ambassador position must be able to attend both training workshops, scheduled interview sessions, and monthly staff meetings. Applicants must also be available for Saturday Dominican programs and community service projects.

Student Ambassador benefits include:

  • interacting with university administrators, faculty, and staff
  • gaining important interpersonal skills and professional experiences
  • networking opportunities
  • gaining valuable knowledge of Dominican, San Rafael, recruitment, and events
  • acquiring leadership skills
  • augmenting your resume
  • making new friends
  • building self-confidence
  • working with peers in a positive, friendly environment

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