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Now Hiring an Xplore Leader for 2019

February 22, 2019

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Application deadline: Monday, March 11, 2019


To plan and lead the week long Xplore program for first-year, first-generation students interested in science, math, and health sciences.


Program Planning:

Xplore leader works with program directors to coordinate all Xplore program activities, including:

  • Planning meals and catering
  • Scheduling on-campus lodging
  • Organizing group trips around Portland
  • Recruiting faculty and staff participants
  • Creating the week-long schedule of activities
  • Running errands to purchase supplies for the program
  • Advertise program to eligible participants
  • Assist in the review of Xplore applications
  • Send acceptance emails to participants
  • Communicate instructions and logistics to participants
  • Assist in hiring two co-leaders who will help implement the program
  • Record-keeping
  • Other duties as assigned

Program Implementation:

  • Live on campus with the participants during the week of the program, August 21-28, one week before New Student Orientation. This is a coed sleeping arrangement. Program days are long, beginning with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and ending after dinner.
  • Shepherd participants through the week’s activities
  • Facilitate evening group discussions
  • Mentor participants
  • Serve as a host for the week ensuring participants are comfortable and have everything they need
  • Act as a resource to new students
  • Model habits of academic success
  • Provide thoughtful insight into the student experience at Lewis & Clark, informed by reflection on personal experience
  • Trouble shoot logistical problems and interpersonal challenges as they arise
  • Work collaboratively with co-leaders


  • Undergraduate L&C student in good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Junior or senior standing at the start of Fall 2019, or May 2019 graduate
  • Previous student leadership experience
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Motivated, independent, energetic, and models responsible behavior
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to engage peers on complex subjects such as difference, privilege, emotional wellness, and civic responsibility
  • Institutional knowledge of Lewis & Clark, especially as related to: student organizations, campus engagement and leadership opportunities, student resources
  • Understands the study habits of a strong student and able to communicate these to peers
  • Creative thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills
  • Desire to have fun and help peers to have fun, too!


  • Students who are first-generation, or who have overcome significant obstacles in pursuit of academic success
  • Science or Math major or minor
  • Previous group facilitation experience
  • Practice facilitating discussion on complex topics such as difference and privilege


  • Ability to honor and work with all identities and individuals, particularly those who are underrepresented in the country and/or at Lewis & Clark College.


May 13-August 20: part-time

August 21-28: full-time. This will include overtime hours.



$1800 housing allowance



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