Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) Application

Program Assistant Overview

Program Assistants help create involvement opportunities for students outside the classroom by providing a variety of social, educational, and recreational opportunities designed to enhance campus life throughout the academic year. By so doing, Program Assistants enrich the value of a Carleton education by engaging, supporting and inspiring all students to become active members of their community. 

Due to the wide range of programs and events coordinated by Program Assistants, positions are listed according to the primary area of responsibility. All Program Assistants lead a specific programmatic interest area (e.g. Special Events, Art & Film, SUMO, The Cave, etc.), receive an operating budget. Collectively, Program Assistants form the Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) serve as a student voice for activities and special events at Carleton. Additionally, Program Assistants work hours each week in SAO in support of other Carleton students, staff, and faculty. The Cave staff, however, do not work hours in SAO. Program Assistants have flexible hours, however some night and weekend hours are required. 

In addition to receiving monetary compensation for their service and leadership, Program Assistants work with their supervisor in developing desired learning outcomes for their position. Through this process, Program Assistants fine tune what they hope to learn from their experience and develop an action plan to achieve their goals. By complementing what students learn in the classroom, these positions provide a wide range of opportunities for students to grow developmentally, emotionally, and socially with a better understanding of self and others, as part of a larger, global community.

Position Descriptions

To review the open positions and their position descriptions, see the SAPB Positions page.

Application Information

*Only the Music & Dance Program Assistant and the Marketing & Graphic Design Program Assistant positions are available.

Please contact Elliott Courchaine (ecourchaine), Administrative Assistant of Student Activities, with any questions.

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