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Student Leadership Selection


Eleanor Kahn

2 East South Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999



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Lead with Fire

Student leaders play a vital role in shaping the Knox College experience. While our leadership opportunities are diverse, each has the common goal of enhancing campus life, complementing the academic experience, and upholding the College's values of critical thinking, inclusivity, respect and support. Student leaders are able to effect change on campus through mentoring, advocacy, peer education and program development. They experience the fulfillment of service as well as the added benefit of marketable skills such as communication, conflict resolution, and time management.

Selection Process

Student Leader Selection is the hiring process for the student leadership positions: Admission Ambassador Tour Guide, Admission Student Visit Ambassador, Admission Teleambassador, Center for Intercultural Life Peer Educator, Counseling Services Peer Educator, Dare to Care Peer Educator, Disability Services Peer Educator, International Ambassador, Orientation Leader, Resident Assistant, SPARK Peer Mentor, and TRIO Team Leader!

The process consists of a common application and interview process. We encourage you to attend one of the information session to learn more. Below you will find job descriptions as well as a timeline and the link to the application. If you have questions about the process please contact Director of Campus Life, Eleanor Kahn at

Selection Timeline

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a student leader, you are encouraged to attend a winter term information session. 

Winter term information sessions:
January 7, 8 p.m. Trustees Room Alumni Hall 302
January 10, 4 p.m. Trustees Room Alumni Hall 302

Applications Due: February 4, 10:00 p.m.

Group Interview Day: February 10

Decision letters sent: February 22

Acceptance due: March 1

Job Descriptions

Admission Ambassador Tour Guide (PDF)

Admission Student Visit Ambassador (PDF)

Admission Teleambassador (PDF)

Center for Intercultural Life (CIL) Peer Educator (PDF)

Counseling Services Peer Educator (PDF)

Dare to Care Peer Educator (PDF)

Disability Services Peer Educator (PDF)

International Ambassador (PDF)

Orientation Leader (PDF)

Resident Assistant (PDF)

Spark Peer Mentor (PDF)

TRIO Team Leader (PDF)

Interested in more than one position?

Check out this graphic to see what positions conflict and what positions can be held at the same time. 

Ready to submit?

Follow this link to apply now! Remember, they're due February 4 at 10:00 p.m.! 

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Printed on Thursday, October 17, 2019