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Leadership Ambassador Team

Photo of 2017-2018 Leadership team.
2017-2018 Leadership Ambassadors, l-r: Sarah Fly, Eliana Gross, Brian Wexler, Fakhra Ahmed, Kiana MacClellan

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Leadership Ambassador!  The overall vision of this team of paraprofessionals is to work with the Counselor for Leadership Programs in the Department of Student Life to create intentional opportunities for students to learn what it means to lead at FIT and in their community.



  • Assist with facilitating leadership education trainings and presentations as ambassadors of the Department of Student Life as needed.
  • Serve as Student Facilitators on Leadership Weekends (occurs in September and February).
  • Complete a leadership project based on personal interests in the New York City community and present to college.
  • Assist in the development of leadership events, service-learning initiatives, and civic engagement opportunities.
  • Advance communication and marketing efforts for Leadership Programs.  This may include the use of social media, websites, promotional tables, and personal communication.
  • Assist in the recruitment of future Leadership Ambassadors.
  • Report to the Counselor for Leadership Programs in the Department of Student Life at FIT, and attend all trainings, events, and meetings related to the position.
  • Support administrative tasks and planning for leadership programs.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Note: You will be able to save your application and return to it at a later time

  1. Students with limited involvement seeking to get more involved are encouraged to apply, as well as students who have demonstrated a commitment to student leadership who would like to share their knowledge with their peers.
  2. Must have a cumulative college GPA of 3.0.
  3. Must be in good standing in FIT Student Conduct System.
  4. Must be enrolled in a degree seeking program at FIT for the duration of the 2018-2019 academic year.
  5. Prior attendance at a Leadership Weekend and at least two (2) Leadership Workshops in 2017-2018. Note* You may apply for the Leadership Ambassador position before completing this requirement.
  6. Enthusiasm for learning about people who are different from you and openness to understand diverse viewpoints.
  7. Interest in developing strong communication and facilitation skills.
  8. Ability to work independently and in teams.
  9. Willingness to engage in challenging conversations and openness to understand diverse viewpoints.
  10. Passion for leadership development and strong interest in helping others discover and build their leadership potential.
  11. Be committed to ones own leadership development, and to advancing the mission the Department of Student Life and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
  12. Ability to devote the time and effort necessary for all meetings, trainings, programs and commitments during the academic year.  (Due to this commitment, students selected as Leadership Ambassadors cannot hold a position as a Resident Assistant or Orientation Leader).

Time Commitment

  • Be available for Tiger LEADer Training, TBA
  • Be available for leadership workshops during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Be available for trainings, conferences, and team gatherings during the year.
  • Commit roughly 5-8 hours a week to the role of Leadership Ambassador, including working at your service site for a Leadership Project.
  • Commit to weekly one hour leadership ambassador staff meetings.
  • Commit to 30 minute one-on-ones with supervisor once a month.
  • Serve as a Department of Student Life ambassador for campus partners throughout the year.
  • Be available for fall and spring Leadership Weekends in 2018-2019.
  • Mentor and support both current and Spring student leaders.


  • $700 stipend per semester, totaling $1,400 for the academic year.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of serving as a Leadership Ambassador, you will:

  • identify your personal strengths, values, and tendencies to inform a unique leadership style and philosophy;
  • develop facilitation and presentation skills in small and large group settings;
  • design and implement leadership programming for the college, including opportunities for FIT to partner with the New York City community;
  • reflect on your identities and personal experiences that impact your leadership;
  • explore on your identities and personal experiences that impact your leadership; and
  • explore issues related to identity, diversity, civic engagement, leadership, and social justice.