Ambassador FAQs

I want to serve as a Local ATC Ambassador, recruiting servant leaders in my city. How do I apply?

For the Local Ambassador application, click HERE. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  

I want to serve as a National ATC Ambassador, recruiting servant leaders across the country to participate in Virtual ATC programs. How do I apply?

For the National Ambassador application, click HEREApplications are accepted on a rolling basis.

What's involved in becoming an ATC Ambassador?

Whether you serve as a Local or National ATC Ambassador, your role is to promote ATC to your networks, with a commitment to recruit and enroll at least 15 participants in each ATC program.

Specifically, here is what we will be asking of you:

  • This is a five month commitment, beginning in January 2018 and running through May 2018
  • In early 2018, Ambassadors will participate in an initial 90-min virtual orientation session that will provide a deeper understanding of the Answering the Call Cities Campaign and your role within it
  • From January through March, dedicate the time necessary to promoting the ATC program to the service veteran community in order to build a full cohort
  • Run one in-person info session (local Ambassadors only)
  • Run one conference call info session
  • Plan a local post-ATC graduation happy hour (local Ambassadors only)
  • Participate in monthly one-hour meetings with the Facilitator and other Ambassadors on your committee
  • As the six-month commitment draws to a close, recruit a replacement for the next six-month campaign (unless you wish to continue as an Ambassador)

How does my work as an Ambassador fit into the overall ATC Cities Campaign effort?

As an ATC Ambassador, you will be part of either a local or national committee, which will include you, a Facilitator, and at least one more Ambassador. Together, the Ambassadors will be responsible for promoting the program in an effort to recruit and enroll at least 15 servant leaders to participate in the ATC program. Facilitators are responsible for handling logistics for the program and delivering a high quality experience for participants. Together, you will make sure the local or national ATC program occurs with high quality and full enrollment.

Who should apply to be an Ambassador?

We are looking for military veterans or alumni of national service programs who enjoy making connections, are plugged into networks of servant leaders (veteran-facing organization, service program alumni organizations, graduate school alumni networks, etc), want to be part of a movement to address our dysfunctional politics, and are willing and able to fulfill the commitments listed above. That’s it! 

I have no interest in running for office myself. Should I still apply to be an Ambassador?

In a word: Yes! Ambassadors play a key role by recruiting servant leaders to participate in Answering the Call. While we hope that all participants have some interest in getting involved in politics, our primary hope for ambassadors is that they enjoy networking and are excited about playing a role in helping fellow servant leaders connect with a meaningful leadership development experience.  

Is this a paid position?

No; this is a volunteer position. It is a limited and manageable commitment that allows you to contribute your gifts to help build a movement for change during a challenging moment for our nation. 

What’s in it for me?

If you are interested in participating in the Answering the Call program, we will waive the $50 registration fee for you. If you love making connections with fellow servant leaders, this is a chance to do what you love for a patriotic purpose. If you are troubled by our current political situation and are looking for a way to respond in a meaningful way, this could be a great outlet for you. Also, as an inaugural ATC Ambassador, you have a chance to play an invaluable role in shaping the future of ATC and the movement we're building together.

I have more questions! Who do I ask?

Feel free to contact Shaquanda Brown, our Program Associate, at shaquanda@newpoliticsacademy.org with any other questions.