Application for One Book Ambassadorship

One Book selects 10 – 15 One Book ambassadors to serve as additional student representatives to help implement the One Book One Northwestern Program. Because the mission of OBON is to build community and dialogue across a range of schools, disciplines and groups, ambassadors help One Book reach out to various parts of Northwestern.

Ambassadors work in small groups with a One Book Fellow to promote and support One Bookprogramming for the year. Ambassadors are placed in groups based on their interests and skills (see description of groups below).

The time commitment for the ambassadorship is roughly 4 hours a month throughout the academic year. Ambassadors receive a free copy of the book, One Book t-shirt and special access to various opportunities throughout the year.

Most of the ambassadors’ work falls into four main categories:

  • Discussion and dialogue – planning and running One Book discussions and collaborating with students, staff and faculty to promote a general intercampus dialogue about the topics and themes explored in the book. Help lead a discussion group at the residential halls or during one of the Dittmar Dinners.
  • Events – implementing publicity plans for events; assist in flyering on campus, ushering, photography, setup and clean up at the events.
  • Publicity and marketing – outreach to the Northwestern community in general and within graduating classes specifically to raise awareness of the program and the subject matter of the book.
  • Tweeting – tweeting while at events.

Ambassadors serve as liaisons to the greater Northwestern community through their Facebook and friends.

Ambassadorship qualifications:
Open to students in any major, school, or year
Good academic standing
High level of motivation
Excellent communication skills
Ability and enthusiasm to collaborate with students, faculty, staff, and community partners
Proficiency and interest in at least one of the responsibilities (outlined above)


APPLICATION DUE:  October 6, 2015 at 11:59 P.M