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Leadership Assistants

What is a Leadership Assistant (LA)?

A Leadership Assistant (LA) is an experienced Drexel student who serves as a para-professional member of the Student Leadership Development and Traditions (SLDT) staff. Primary responsibilities include serving as a resource to the student body, acting as a liaison to recognized student organizations and promoting student engagement and involvement at Drexel. Secondary duties include leading and managing specific projects or services provided by the office, such as: special events, CEO LEAD, Alternative Spring Break, Welcome Back Week, Drexel Senior Experience, Homecoming, student organization recognition, Star Awards and more. Furthermore, LA’s assist SLDT with the creation, implementation and management of campus-wide programs and activities, provide logistical support for the office and collaborate with campus partners. This position does require some night and weekend responsibilities.

Leadership Assistants working report to the Director of Student Leadership Development and Traditions.


  • Must be a full-time, active student in good academic standing during terms of employment
  • Possess well-developed interpersonal, communication, and organization skills
  • Be able to work with diverse populations
  • Have a basic knowledge of campus and a general understanding of the needs of student leaders and student organizations
  • Must be mature, reliable, self-motivated, possess a willingness to learn, maintain a good sense of humor and have the ability to work with minimum supervision at times
  • Must commit 5-10 office hours per week and provide day and evening coverage of CEO LEAD workshops
  • Have experience with Microsoft Office and familiarity with standard office procedures and equipment desirable, but not required
  • Have previously earned CEO / CEO LEAD certification (preferred)
Student judicial sanctions, financial account holds, and/or academic record holds may jeopardize the status of employment.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions

  • Support initiatives from the Office of Student Leadership Development & Traditions (SLDT) and Student Affairs, such as: Family Weekend, New Student Orientation, Volunteer Day, Volunteer Fair, celebration/awareness months, etc.
  • Assist with the CEO LEAD student leadership development program (i.e. scheduling, assisting presenters, database management, data entry, managing logistics, etc.)
  • Support the planning, promotion and execution of the Annual CEO LEAD Recognition Reception
  • Assist with the planning and marketing of CEO LEADership Weeks
  • Promote and manage quarterly Star Awards recognition program
  • Assist in the creation, editing and marketing of the student organization e-newsletter
  • Support the planning, promotion and execution of student organization receptions, symposiums, conferences and retreats
  • Help bring students and organizations together to discuss leadership issues and experiences
  • Provide workshops and guidance to students and organization leaders on University guidelines, policies and organizational development
  • Serve as a liaison to student organization officers and leaders and act as the SLDT intermediary to the student body
  • Research leadership best practices, initiatives, and resources to add to our virtual leadership library
  • Assist with maintaining and updating the SLDT website and social media sites (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Take photos at events and upload files to Flickr and social media sites
  • Handle student concerns and provide support for office staff as needed
  • Represent and advocate for the entire Drexel student body
  • Attend fall training, weekly team meetings, in-service trainings and keep weekly office hours
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Students with work-study funds for the current academic year are eligible to be compensated with work-study dollars and work between 6-12 hours per week
  • Students without work-study funds for the current academic year are able to work in a non-paid position and gain valuable leadership experience with a dedicated team (great résumé builder)

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against applicants, or employees based on race, color, national origin, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, identity and expression, disability or veteran status.

For general LA Team questions, email