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Peer Leaders at Carleton College

Carleton College employs hundreds of students in a variety of leadership roles. These student leaders are vital in providing important programs and services to the campus community.  With the talent, energy and spirit of Carleton’s student leaders, the College stands well-poised to provide a true liberal arts education that challenges students to “learn broadly and think deeply.”

Visit the “Peer Leaders” website for more information.

The Student Activities Office & the Carleton Student Association

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. Music & Dance, Art & Film, NSW, The Cave, etc.), receive an operating budget and manage a group of student volunteers.  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 a few hours each week in the Student Activities Office in support of other Carleton students, staff, and faculty.  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.

Application Process for 2013-2014

 Student Activities Programming Board (SAPB) - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • Please review the position descriptions.
  • Students interested in applying for a position should complete the online application AND submit a hard copy resume to the Student Activities Office by Friday, April 12, 2013 (Week 2).
  • Interviews for SAPB positions will be held April 15 - 26, 2013 (Week 3 & 4).
  • Decisions will be made by Friday, April 26, 2013 (Week 4).

New Student Week - APPLICATIONS CLOSED

  • New Student Week Program Assistants (Paid Position) - POSITIONS FILLED for 2012
    • Please review the position description.
    • Students interested in applying should complete the online application AND submit a hard copy resume to the Student Activities Office by Friday, April 12, 2013 (Week 2).
    • Interviews for New Student Week Program Assistant positions will be held the week of April 15, 2013 (Week 3).
    • Decisions will be made by Monday, April 22, 2013 (Week 4).
  • New Student Week Leaders (Volunteer Position) - APPLICATIONS CLOSED
    • Please review the volunteer position description.
    • Interested candidates should complete the online application by Friday, April 26, 2013 (Week 4).
    • Interviews will be held the May 6 - 10, 2013 (Week 6).
    • Decisions will be made by Friday, May 17, 2013 (Week 7).

For questions regarding the available positions or the application process, please contact the Student Activities Office located in Sayles-Hill 160.