Ben Brubaker

Mailing Address:
Center for Public Service
Alcee Fortier Hall
6823 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118

Phone: 504-862-3347
Fax: 504-862-8061


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Student Information

Community Engagement Advocates provide support for faculty members and community service student organizations wishing to engage in conversation on issues of diversity and inclusion as it relates to civic engagement off campus (race, socio-economic status, able-ism, religion, gender, college stats, etc.) These student leaders will provide programs, forums, workshops, and dialogue/reflection opportunities throughout their one year commitment to the program.


1. Familiarity with service learning or engaged scholarship and have completed the 1st tier of the graduation requirement.

2. Have rising sophomore, junior or senior status.

3. Excellent oral and written communication skills required.

4. Ability to work in a fast-paced office balancing multiple initiatives simultaneously required.

5. Sense of value for and ability to effectively communicate with a diverse population

6. Ability to work as an effective and productive team member

7. Effective interpersonal, small group, and group conflict resolution and communication skills

8. Willingness to serve as a positive role model, and to advocate for change.

9. Ability to use good judgment regarding confidentiality issues.

10. Be in good academic/disciplinary standing with the university

11. Maintain a 2.7 GPA

12. Be able to dedicate one year of full service to the program and its requirement


50% Assist faculty and community service student organizations with implementing diversity and inclusion dialogues -

Meet with faculty, student leaders, or community partners to determine issue needs, group dynamics, format, etc. -

Assist faculty, community partners and student organizations in implementing reflections/dialogues about diversity/inclusion in service learning or community service projects. -

Report to the program staff on dialogue facilitation, student participation, and community partnerships using both web-based software and written reports.

25% Build diversity and inclusion programming and outreach initiatives -

Establish a tool kit of ideas, programs and foundational knowledge to be used as a resource for constituents that request assistance. -

Promote these programs and resources to campus constituents through campus outreach

25% Work with other CPS staff to implement student and center programming -

Participate in Make a Difference Week, Outreach Tulane, MLK Week of Peace, National Volunteering week. Rolls may very but can include: dialogue support, consultants training, Project Coordination, and Planning Committee. -

Promote CPS generated programming (i.e. workshops, seminars, lectures, events, fairs, etc.) -

Communicate with all CPS constituencies about the Center’s initiatives and various events 


Recruitment Schedule:

Recruitment will begin August 2013 for new participants with selections made on a rolling basis until all positions are filled.

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 - Some photos courtesy of the Peace Corps -