Colorado Northwestern Student Ambassador Vision

To help foster an inclusive, supportive, and engaging atmosphere at CNCC by helping integrate new and returning students into the CNCC community.


Colorado Northwestern Student Ambassador Mission

The Student Ambassador mission is to facilitate student involvement and engagement, and enhance the CNCC culture by creating connections between new and returning students, faculty, and staff in order to maximize the overall CNCC experience.


What is a Student Ambassador? A Student Ambassador is a dependable, dynamic, and outgoing individual who serves as the face of CNCC for potential and new students. 3 Student Ambassadors serve on the Craig Campus and 7 serve on the Rangely Campus. Student Ambassadors work 40 hours each semester. Student Ambassadors work closely with the Recruiting and Admissions department along with the Student Life and Activities Department. The ambassadors assist in recruiting new students through campus tours and some outreach (mail, phone calls, and recruiting events). Additionally, the ambassador team serves as Orientation Leaders for our New Student Orientation as well as assist in designing and organizing the orientation experience that will focus on teaching incoming students “The Spartan Way”. The Student Ambassador program provides an excellent opportunity for student who are dedicated to serving and representing CNCC.


Responsibilities of a Student Ambassador:

  • Variable hours, with special scheduling to meet Night and Weekend recruiting and public relations needs.
  • Attend scheduled team meetings.
  • Attend New Student Orientation planning events.
  • Schedule at least 1 hour of office work per week with Recruiting.
  • Participate in an extensive training session in which you will be introduced to the different areas on campus.
  • Serve as Orientation Group Leader during New Student Orientation.
  • Assist with other recruitment or outreach activities as needed.


Student Ambassadors receive a tuition scholarship of $500 per semester, applied directly to their student account. Student Ambassadors receive 1 Student Ambassador branded t-shirt, 2 Student Ambassador branded Polos, and an official CNCC name badge. Benefits of being a Student Ambassador also include leadership and networking opportunities. Future letters of reference will also be a possibility, dependent upon performance of the Student Ambassador.


  • Be in good academic and conduct standing with the college, not on academic probation, or being counseled for misconduct.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student.
  • Be dedicated, dependable, dynamic, and outgoing (people person, easy to talk to).
  • Possess excellent interpersonal communication and phone skills.
  • Be available to plan and participate in NSO sessions.

  Selection and Employment

The Student Leadership Selection process for the following year begins in March. The application for Resident Assistants and Student Ambassadors is the same, and is known as the Student Leadership Application. However, the supporting documents are different. Interested candidates can apply to be a Student Ambassador by submitting the following:

  • Online Student Leadership Application click here
  • 2 Faculty Reference Forms
    • These can be accessed here, or can be picked up in Rangely at the Residence Life office, or in Craig from Barry Steadman, Student Life Coordinator. (Please Note, these reference forms do say RA, please make notation it is for Student Ambassador).
  • 1 additional letter of recommendation
    • If you are also applying to be a Resident Assistant you do NOT need to submit this.

If the applicant is a student athlete, they must provide a signed letter from their coaching staff stating they support the candidate’s decision to be involved in Student Leadership, they understand the time commitment associated with being a part of Student Leadership, and their willingness to be flexible. The individual and group interviews are conducted with Professional CNCC Staff. Candidates on the Rangely Campus can schedule their individual interview with Residence Life Administrative Assistant, Vanessa Huber, between 9 am and 2 pm, Monday thru Friday, upon completion of application. Candidates on the Craig Campus can turn their application into Barry Steadman, Student Life Coordinator.

Student Leadership Selection Outline

  • Student Leadership Applications Open: Monday, March 5th
  • Student Leadership Applications Close: Wednesday, April 4th
  • Schedule your group interview with Vanessa at the Residence Life Office in Weiss between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. after you submit your completed application packet.
  • Interviews will be held at the following times.
    • Tuesday, April 10th to Tuesday, April 13th From 1-6 pm
    • Wedenesday, April 11th to Wednesday, April 14th From 1-6 pm
    • Thursday, April 12th to Thursday, April 15th From 1-6 pm
    • Group Interview: Wednesday, April 11th to Wednesday, April 14th 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.
  • Student Leadership Position Announcements: Resident Assistant, Student Ambassador/New Student Orientation Leader

If you have any questions or concerns about the Student Ambassador Program Please contact the Recruiters at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.