Diversity Ambassadors

In an effort to expand the reach of The Congressional Award Foundation and its mission, the National Office hopes to utilize the skills and resources of program alumni through The Congressional Award Diversity Ambassadors program (CADA). The purpose of CADA is to provide outreach and support on a local level in order to ensure that The Congressional Award is both accessible to and inclusive of youth from all backgrounds.

In coordination with the National Office’s Diversity and Inclusion Initiative, Ambassadors will be paramount in identifying positive pathways to reach and encourage youth participation within their own communities. Through tools and resources provided by the National Office, Ambassadors will work to further promote the program and encourage involvement among often marginalized and underrepresented youth.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Participate in on-boarding and continued periodic trainings and meetings facilitated by the National Office and partners
  • Identify potential ideas, strategies, and programs to further enhance the Diversity and Inclusion Initiative
  • Opportunity to reach a broad audience while highlighting the importance and impact of their Congressional Award projects
  • Serve as a liaison for the National Office and local partners, fellow alumni, current participants, National Board Members, and Members of Congress
  • Engage with program alumni and current participants, serving as a resource and coordinating opportunities for them to connect with one another as well as with program stakeholders
  • Assist in development and production of digital and print media for program promotion
  • Conduct outreach and marketing initiatives to promote the program and encourage new participation and partnerships
  • Assist with local, regional, and national events – including award presentations, kick-off events, and recruitment/informational presentations

Benefits

  • Opportunities to network with program partners and stakeholders, National Board Members, and Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives
  • Acquire skills in professional development, leadership, and communication
  • Gain access to an extensive alumni network
  • Opportunities to attend national and regional events such as the Gold Medal Ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Expectations

  • Agreeing to a two-year commitment of serving as an Ambassador (renewable with approval from National Office)
  • Participate in periodic trainings and meetings facilitated by the National Office
  • Provide quarterly reports of meetings, outreach, and program participation
  • Ability to travel to assist and participate in state, regional, and national events as needed (events typically take place on weekends and/or during the summer and expenses will be covered by the Foundation)

Requirements

  1. Must be at least 18 years old
  2. Have earned a Congressional Award Medal in the last five years

How to Apply

Please complete the application below by December 1, 2019. Ambassadors are expected to start on January 1, 2020. You will need to prepare a cover letter, resume, and brief video testimony.

As our Ambassadors should be representative of our diverse participant body, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds and experiences to apply for this opportunity.

Diversity Ambassadors

  • Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • What's the highest award level you've earned and in what year did you earn it?
  • Please upload a 2-5 minute video explaining what you gained by participating in The Congressional Award and what benefits prospective youth may gain from participating in the program. If you choose to capture your video on a mobile device, please record horizontally. Alternately, you may choose to provide a link to your video in the "Additional Notes" section below.
  • Is there anything else we should know about your candidacy?