Public Health Ambassadors

As the University continues its preparations to welcome students, faculty, and staff back to campus, a new team of Public Health Ambassadors is forming to support the University’s COVID-19 reopening and operating plan. Coordinated by the Butler Center for Service and Leadership, this student team will educate the campus community on healthy behaviors including physical distancing, wearing face coverings, as well as frequently washing your hands and using hand sanitizer.

The goals of the program are to:

  • Support the COVID-19 reopening and operating plan that has been outlined by the campus administration in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Management.
  • Utilize peer-to-peer influence in order to engage the campus community in healthy behaviors including physical distancing, wearing face coverings, as well as frequently washing your hands and using hand sanitizer.
  • Provide the campus with visible public health educators and representatives to assist and answer questions related to COVID-19 reopening and operation.

Duties of the Role

  • Serve as a public health educator and provide information to promote the UM guidelines for re-opening and operating during COVID-19.
  • Act as an ambassador for healthy behaviors on campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
  • Assist administration with campus, local, and government regulations, such as stay-at-home orders, masking requirements, physical distancing and gatherings.
  • Encourage face mask/covering usage.
  • Encourage physical distancing.
  • Provide access to hand sanitizer stations and education of proper hand hygiene.

Requirements of the Role

  • Committed to practicing healthy behavior on campus
  • Serve as a friendly and encouraging role model to fellow campus community members to follow Covid-19 guidelines
  • Ability to hold fellow students, faculty and staff accountable to current Covid-19 campus guidelines (physical distancing, face mask/covering, and hand washing/sanitizing)
  • Ability to support the administration by providing feedback on the climate of healthy behavior
  • Ability to be outdoors for 2-hour shifts and work a minimum of 10 hours per week
  • Must be a currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student for the fall 2020 semester
  • Must attend a mandatory 1.5-hour training on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher and be in good academic and disciplinary standing

Compensation and Supplies Provided

  • Rate of Pay: $10 per hour
  • Work t-shirts
  • Water Bottle
  • COVID-19 Resource Bag and Supplies
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Staffing Hours

  • 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays
  • noon to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays

Application

Applications were due on Wednesday, July 22 at 1 p.m.

 

Contact Information

Butler Center for Service and Leadership
305-284-4483
leadandserve@miami.edu