Alumni Ambassadors

Council & Positions

2022-23 UTAA Council

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PRESLEE HARRIS

President

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JULIE JENSEN

Chief of Staff

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JOHN BOWLER

UTAA Advisor / Alumni Director

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SKYE EVANS

VP of Programming

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CORTNEY HOUSTON

VP of Advancement

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PEYTON ROGERS

VP Public Relations

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MAKENNA SEVY

Director of Alumni Relations

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MATHEW MCDONALD

Director of Campus Relations

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HAGEN MILLER

Director of Media Production

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PRESTON SKINNER

Director of Programming

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MADI CROFTS

Director of Recruitment

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CHEYANNE SMITH

Director of Social Media

Position Descriptions

UTAA President

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 10 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 320 per semester (average 20 hrs per week)

  • Acts as chairman over the Alumni Ambassador Council.
  • Assists and guides Alumni Ambassador members in their individual responsibilities.
    • Training, Retreats, and Weekly correlation meetings.
  • Participates as a board member of the Utah Tech University Alumni Association.
  • Participates and conducts Alumni Ambassador council interviews along with the Alumni Board.
  • Conduct Alumni Ambassador Council member interviews at mid-term.
  • Maintains contact with Alumni Director/ UTAA Advisor.
  • Prepares and files reports required. Included but not limited to:
    • Write-up/ disciplinary actions
    • Summary of Alumni Ambassador to Alumni Board
    • By-Law and job description updates
  • Maintains contact with other organizations throughout Utah Tech University (i.e. UTSA, MISA, etc.)
  • Coordinate Alumni Ambassador member transitions.
  • Remains fair and impartial during organization decision-making processes.
  • Exemplifies vision and forward-thinking for the UT Alumni Association and Alumni Ambassadors and assists with strategic planning.
Chief of Staff

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Acts as the administrative assistant to the Alumni Ambassador Council.
  • Records and prepares council meeting agendas and minutes.
  • Controls and updates calendaring system.
  • Maintains Alumni Ambassador records and information.
  • Manages ordering of necessary uniforms and supplies.
  • Manages and trains Alumni Ambassador council members on methods & manage permissions in each software/program.
  • Manages internal correspondence.
  • Manages sign-in/ roll-taking at each Alumni Ambassador event.
  • Tracks and records council member office hours and schedule.
  • Performs other duties and assignments directed from the President, Advisor, and/or Alumni Director.
  • Prepares binders for each council member before each semester’s retreat/orientation.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.
Programming VP & Directors

VP OF PROGRAMMING

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the Alumni Ambassador Council.
  • Supervises and motivates the directors, assistant directors and committee members under the Programming branch.
  • Envisions and creates opportunities for students to connect with its alumni through time, talent, or treasure.
  • Manages alumni relations efforts and works with their Alumni Board member counterparts.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.

 

DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMMING

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Acts as chairperson or coordinates events and Alumni Ambassador programming .
  • Strategize and implement student and alumni engagement efforts and new ideas.
  • Support and develop the Legacy engagement plan.
  • Propose and develop new events that help foster school spirit.
  • Implement activities that support the mission of the Alumni Ambassadors.
  • Assist in all assigned Homecoming, D-Week, alumni events.
  • Collaborate and mentor assistant director on programming initiatives.
  • Propose new traditions, events, and activities that foster school spirit.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.
  • Coordinate with Career Services on events and projects.

 

DIRECTOR OF ALUMNI RELATIONS

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Protects and defends traditions.
  • Engages current students, alumni, and community in events and traditions.
  • Coordinates opportunities for students to learn of traditions.
  • Finds alumni mentors in matching careers and expertise of current students looking for mentoring opportunities.
  • Creates traditions-based events that engage current students and alumni.
  • Assists in all assigned Homecoming & D-Week events.
  • Connects with alumni and develops targeted events towards alumni groups.
  • Collaborates and mentors assistant director on creating an engaging agenda.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.
Advancement VP & Directors

VP OF ADVANCEMENT

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the Alumni Ambassador Council.
  • Responsible for ensuring effective development strategies.
  • Recruits Advancement Committee members.
  • Supervises and motivates the directors, assistant directors, and community members under the Advancement Branch.
  • Proposes new ideas regarding advancement opportunities and coordinates with their Alumni Board counterpart.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.

 

DIRECTOR OF RECRUITMENT

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Responsible for communications and coordination with Alumni Ambassador members.
  • Proposes new engagement opportunities member recruitment and retention.
  • Assists and supports the Vice President of Advancement with Alumni Ambassador relations and advancement opportunities.
  • Coordinates and plans Traditions Taxi program.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.

 

DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS RELATIONS

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Coordinates with student clubs and organizations on campus to encourage participation in Alumni sponsored events, programs, and activities.
  • Assists and supports the Vice President of Advancement with Alumni Ambassador relations and advancement opportunities.
  • Communicates other campus opportunities for Alumni Ambassadors participation such as, Student Life mid-week events, Taste Around the World, holiday campus events and more.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.
Public Relations VP & Directors

VP OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

Scholarship: Full In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 6 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 240 per semester (average 15 hrs per week)

  • Serves as an executive on the Alumni Ambassador Council.
  • Responsible for all Alumni Ambassador marketing efforts.
  • Maintains branding and promotions for Alumni Ambassador events, programs, and activities.
  • Assists Alumni Association as needed with promotions, social media, and marketing of alumni events, program, and activities.
  • Coordinates social media, print, email, and other publicity campaigns.
  • Coordinates the development of content and updates for the Alumni Ambassador website and main alumni website as needed.
  • Supervises and motivates the Director of Media Production/Graphic Design, Director of Social Media and PR branch assistant directors and members.
  • Coordinates and assists with updating the Traditions App.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.

DIRECTOR OF MEDIA PRODUCTION

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Creates and designs digital and print media for all Alumni Ambassador events, social media, and other projects as assigned.
  • Maintains and organizes design folders.
  • Supervises assistant directors of media production.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.

 

DIRECTOR OF SOCIAL MEDIA

Scholarship: Half In-State Tuition

Office Hours: 3 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 112 per semester (average 7 hrs per week)

  • Plans, creates and publishes content on Alumni Ambassador social platforms.
  • Assists in creation of content for Alumni Association social platforms as needed.
  • Collaborates and mentors assistant director on social media tasks.
  • Develops social media analytic reports.
  • Responsible for photography and videography at events and activities.
  • Creates and coordinates social media video/photo content as needed.
  • Maintains and organizes all media (video/photo) in folders.
  • Has an understanding of media equipment such as cameras, video editing software, etc.
  • Collaborates and mentors the Assistant Director in creation of videos, photos, and editing software.
  • Attends all required Alumni Ambassador meetings and events.
Assistant Directors

Assistant Directors

Scholarship: $300

Office Hours: 1 hrs per week

Total Involvement Hours: 48 per semester (average 3 hrs per week)

Assistant directors get the chance to shadow and learn from other Alumni Ambassador Council members allowing for growth and learning before taking on a leadership position.