Service Leader Positions and Application

Below are the position requirements and descriptions, as well as the application link, for Service Leader positions at the SUU Community Engagement Center.

The application deadline for positions for the 2021-22 school year is Monday, April 5, 5 pm. Apply online.

Students who are selected to be Service Leaders are required to:

  • Attend a Service Leader Orientation Saturday, April 17, 9 am-1 pm, 2021
  • Attend a Service Leader Retreat August 30-September 2, 2021
  • Attend weekly Service Leader meeting during the 2021-22 school year, Wednesdays from 6-7 pm (credit bearing option available)
  • Spend two office hours per week in the Center providing office coverage, preparing for your program, working on projects, familiarizing self with local opportunities, etc.
  • Represent the Community Engagement Center at Thunder U, Welcome Week, and other University events
  • Assist with Center events; club fairs, Volunteer Fair, Homecoming events, Thank You Reception, and others
  • Be an SUU student (at least half time)
  • Have and maintain a 2.5 or better grade point average 
  • Service Leaders are provided with a $250 bookstore stipend, a couple of cool shirts and a great leadership and personal development experience

After School Sports

  • Coordinate with area middle schools to advertise and identify potential youth participants
  • Coordinate completion of required paperwork for all youth and SUU volunteer participants.
  • Plan and oversee weekly physical activities for middle school aged youth, including securing location, planning weekly activities, recruiting and training volunteer help
  • Provide occasional additional enrichment activities for youth to encourage academic success

Alternative Break, Mini-Break Manager*

  • Working with Community Engagement Center staff, help oversee break trip development, advertising, and fundraising
  • Assist in developing and providing break trip leader and break participant training
  • Assist in providing logistical support to Alternative Break trips
  • Plan annual Alternative Break celebration
  • *This position requires participation in a Break Away training, the CEC will cover all costs

Alternative Spring and Winter Breaks

  • Plan and carryout, with the help of the ASB advisor(s), all aspects of the alternative break including fundraising, student recruitment, travel arrangements, liability management, on-site activity planning, etc.
  • May include coordinating with Habitat for Humanity, Via International, IVHQ, Break a Difference, or other service organizations

Bread & Soup Nite

  • Plan and carryout monthly Bread & Soup Nite, including coordinating food, entertainment, location, publicity, etc.
  • Coordinate with the HOPE Pantry Service Leader to create and distribute information on food insecurity and food resources

Days for Girls

  • Develop and hold regular DFG events on campus
  • Plan appropriate fund and material raising events
  • Work to develop a DFG Alternative Break

HOPE Pantry

  • Maintain both Pantry locations (SUU campus, STECH campus) including shelving and rotating stock, maintaining referral literature
  • Coordinate with groups interested in helping with “can” or hunger activities
  • Develop other hunger related programs (garden, food rescue...)
  • Coordinate with the Bread & Soup Nite Service Leaders to create and distribute information on food insecurity and food resources


  • In coordination with CEC staff, plan two mini-breaks per semester (mini-breaks are one to three-day break experiences done in closer proximity to campus than the longer alternative breaks)
  • Recruit participants
  • Manage mini-break day-of logistics and service

Paiute Center Tutoring

  • Coordinate with local Paiute Center to assist with reading help/tutoring four afternoons per week
  • Recruit SUU volunteers to participate
  • Assist with incentive programs for Paiute youth

Service Club

  • Recruit club members
  • Coordinate two to three monthly service events, including opportunities to participate in on and off-campus events
  • Participate as a club in campus and Center events

Service Leader Chair

  • Serve as a liaison for the Service Leaders to campus organizations (SUUSA, Leavitt Center, etc.)
  • Assist in planning and running weekly Service Leader trainings
  • Assist in planning one-time special events, which may include 9/11 Day of Service, Make a Difference Day, and others

Sub for Santa

  • Coordinate with Iron County Holiday Assistance to oversee Sub for Santa on campus, including the Angel Tree, fund and food raising events, etc.
  • Coordinate community-based Angel Trees
  • Coordinate one to two community-based fund/food/toy-raisers

SUU Discover—A Book is More Than a Cover (story hour)

  • Coordinate with the Cedar Public Library to arrange a weekly story hour geared toward k-3-grade aged children
  • Plan weekly age appropriate stories/activities

Wee Be Groovin’

  • Coordinate with East Elementary to schedule time/location and advertise to East families and youth
  • Plan and oversee weekly dance activities for elementary school aged youth, including recruiting volunteer help
  • Offer additional enrichment activities or opportunities to youth/families as needed

Wee Swim

  • Coordinate with the area Head Start preschool and the SUU swimming pool to arrange swimming lessons
  • Advertise to Head Start parents
  • Recruit Red Cross certified swim instructors and other volunteer help
  • Provide three to four six week sessions during the school year