Chancellor’s Point Project Student Fellow
Administration, Historic St. Mary's City

Name of Hiring Contact: Regina Faden
Title of Hiring Contact
: Executive Director
Email: rmfaden@smcm.edu
Phone
: 240-895-4963

The Fellow, working with the Chancellor’s Point Project Committee, will act as a liaison between the Committee and the Chancellor’s Point Club and assist in developing and implementing opportunities for student engagement at Chancellor’s Point, such as the Bottom County Festival and service projects.  Currently, the Core Committee is working together to enhance the site for educational and recreational use.  Responsibilities will include
  • Attending meetings of the CPP committee
  • Participating in planning for site use; reviewing and commenting on plans for signage, parking, water access and seasonal staffing
  • Speaking to campus and public groups about the program
  • Assisting with on-site renovation and maintenance under the direction of HSMC staff in conjunction with grantors, such as Access Maryland and the National Park Service
  • Researching options for program development (funding) under the guidance of HSMC Executive Director
  • Encouraging faculty to develop classes or programs related to CP
  • Creating informational materials such as presentations, talks, and brochures

Qualifications and unique application instructions:

The Fellow should have excellent communications skills, be able to work with groups and independently, be committed to the mission of the project, and be willing to work hours that might include some weekends and possibly evenings.

The CPP Core Committee has drafted a strategic plan and is working to realize its goal of providing a site for environmental education, recreation, and contemplation. The Chancellor’s Point Student Fellow will learn how to constructively participate as a member of a partnership team between two agencies.  He/she will work with staff to further develop an educational and recreational program for the public.  The Fellow will work with faculty and staff from SMCM and HSMC as well as with community members to help develop support for the project. 

As a result of his/her participation, the student will develop specific types of skills including:

  • Organizational
    • Working within the structure of affiliated state institutions and non-profits
    • Working with a team of faculty, staff, and professionals related to the project
    • Seeking new partners to realize the CPP mission
  • Communications
    • Talking with college students and faculty about Chancellor’s Point to solicit participation
    • Speaking to public audiences to raise awareness of the Chancellor’s Point Project
    • Recruiting and training volunteers for various projects/programs at CP
  • Planning and Development 
    • Developing a yearlong work-plan to realize a long-range strategic plan
    • Creating mission-driven program(s)
    • Assisting with grant writing
    • Aligning the Project’s and Club’s activities and goals with a budget
    • Developing volunteer positions description