Leadership Opportunities

Why Be a Leader?

Students are encouraged to participate in opportunities designed to develop Student Activitiestheir leadership style and abilities.  Life skills taught in these workshops include time management and conflict resolution. Other great ways to meet fellow students and develop your leadership style are:  join a club, start a club, run for Student Government, apply for an International Fellowship, attend a One World Series lecture, or go to any one of the wonderful programs offered by our offices and our clubs.

Student Leadership Application

Available positions include: 

Academic Tutors Tutors provide individual and small group tutoring sessions in specific subject areas (math, writing, science, computers, accounting and nursing) Tutors are required to have earned a B or better in the course they wish to tutor. Their overall GPA should be at least 2.7. The tutor helps students acquire the skills necessary to manage their own learning in order to become more academically independent and successful.  Paid position, faculty recommendation and interview required. Noreen McGinness Olson; mcginnessn@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280 3591.                                

Dean’s Advisory Council  8-10 students serve on this board commissioned by the Dean of Students to make recommendations to the college community on upholding the MCC Code of Conduct, enforcement of behavioral expectations, and standards and proactive programming that supports the College's Core Commitments. Further paperwork required (confidentiality statement). Rebecca Newell; newellr@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3763. 

First Year Champion (Peer Mentor) Select students will work closely with faculty to enhance the classroom experience and mentor peers in a teaching capacity as an integral part of the First Year Experience curriculum.  Lead study sessions, lesson plans and small group activities.  Stipend is a possibility but not guaranteed.  Interview required.  Benjaman Adoo; adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3633.                                  

Jumpstart Core Member/Team Leaders Jumpstart recruits college students for teams that are placed in local preschools for a yearlong relationship that inspires children to learn, adults to teach, families to get involved and communities to progress together.  These positions are potentially paid if work-study eligible.  300 hour Corps Members can earn on AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion.  Interview and further paperwork required.  Melissa Chandonnet; chandonnetm@middlesex.mass.edu, 978-656-3404.

Leadership in Action:  Paul Sullivan Institute  IDS 116: Leadership in Action (2 credits, 1 per semester) - This course supports the Paul Sullivan Institute’s mission to cultivate future leaders by helping students recognize the impact that leaders have on the community and inspiring each to take action. It is rooted in the social change theory. A select cohort will experience year-long seminars and topics may include communications, social justice, volunteerism, philanthropy, non-profit organizations, networking, proper business presentation, and legislative impact. Students may also have an opportunity to volunteer in the community, work with professional mentors, and attend social, business and community events. 

Prerequisites: Second year students who have completed IDS 103 or equivalent relevant leadership experience Classification General Education/ Interdisciplinary Studies ISLOs Pending General Education Committee and FSA recommendation: Written and Oral Communication, Personal and Professional Development, Social Responsibility  Other Notes Students are selected into this class through an application process.

MCC Street Team Select students share their enthusiasm for student leadership and engagement through classroom presentations, Open Houses and general promotion.  School spirt and community pride required!  studentengagement@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3394.                                   

Middlesex Activities Crew An executive board, committee chairs and members constitute this student group of 8 or more students committed to providing social, cultural and community oriented events on both campuses. Ben Adoo; adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-3633.                                   

Multicultural Peer Mentor (MAPP)  30 multicultural peer mentors are matched with new students to listen to them without judgment and to ease the transition of culturally diverse students into college life by creating positive experiences for them.  Katherine Lopez; LopezK@middlesex.mass.edu, 978-656-3255.

Orientation Leader Up to 25 students are hired to assist new students in their transition to MCC, introducing them to the resources and support services available at the college during Opening Day and Welcome Month.  Two levels of this position are available. Must be available to attend a full day training in August.  Paid, interview required. Ben Adoo, adoob@middlesex.mass.edu, 781-280-

Peer Advisors will serve as mentors to other students and assist them in the Academic, Career and Transfer Centers. Interview and special skills required. Pat Bruno; brunop@middlesex.mass.edu, 978-656-3212.

Peer Counselors  Peer Counselors will serve as ambassadors to new and prospective students and their families in the Admissions office.  Duties include assisting with campus tours, answering student questions and introducing people to the Middlesex community.  The admissions office is extremely busy at peak times of the year.  In addition to working a minimum of 10 hours a week, the peer counselor may be asked to work an occasional evening or Saturday event. Required skills include good customer service skills, including managing a multiple line phone system and answering questions of prospective students. Interview required. Marilynn Gallagan; gallaganm@middlesex.mass.edu,

Peer Achievement Mentor   Hired by the Health & STEM Pathways Center to support Health & STEM students. These mentors are experienced students/developing student leaders serving as guides, listeners, resource finders and models for their assigned protégés, while also serving as guides to walk-in students in the Pathways Center. Paid position, interview and training required. Audrey Frater; fratera@middlesex.mass.edu; 978-322-8411.

Student Government Board of 16 students who advocate for student rights, serve as the student voice to the administration; oversee student organization registration process and the Student Activity Fund. Elected position, further paperwork required. Steven Rossi; rossis@middlesex.mass.edu; 978-656-3363.

Supplemental Instruction Leader Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders are students who facilitate weekly study group sessions for STEM and Health courses. SI Leaders will be trained in collaborative learning strategies and are paid to attend course meeting times as well as to plan and facilitate 2-3 study sessions outside of class every week.  Paid position, Faculty recommendation and interview required Genevieve Green; greeng@middlesex.mass.edu;  978-656-3358.

Last Modified: 6/10/16