Mercy-USA for Aid and Development, Inc.

44450 Pinetree Drive Suite 201
Plymouth, Michigan 48170-3869

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or 1-800-55-MERCY

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Mercy-USA Campus Ambassador

(Independent Contractor – Southeast Michigan)

Reporting to the Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator (VCEC), Campus Ambassadors will represent Mercy-USA for Aid and Development at all times on their college campus and in the local community.
CA’s will also assist Mercy-USA locally by registering volunteers and helping with local program implementation or nearby fundraising events as a way of maintaining existing and forging new relationships within the community at large.
Working Conditions
– Campus Ambassadors primarily work independently on campus and in the surrounding community.
– The minimum time commitment for this independent contractor position is 16-24 hours per week with at least two pre-scheduled days per month in our Plymouth, MI office.
– Campus Ambassadors may be asked to work pre-scheduled evenings and weekends for events when needed.

CA Primary Duties and Responsibilities

– Meet and collaborate with other Campus Ambassadors in your geographical zone to develop and coordinate youth focused campaigns and initiatives in support of Mercy-USA.
– Establish regular tabling (at least semi-monthly) with the help of volunteers during campus or community events.
– Build awareness for ongoing Mercy-USA campaigns and fundraising initiatives or events on campus and in the community at all times through different means–tabling, social media posts, attending campus events, etc.
– Recruit and manage a team of local volunteers with the help of the VCEC and the domestic Programs team.
– Propose and establish at least one event per semester or in the community in partnership with student organizations or local community centers (community service events, fundraising activities, or similar)
– Regular reporting to the Domestic Programs Department regarding all completed and ongoing activities
– Occasionally help out during pre-scheduled Mercy-USA events such as fundraisers, events on other campuses, or development and relief projects throughout the year.


– High School diploma or equivalent.
– Current or planned enrollment in a local university, community college, or similar institution.

Knowledge, skills and abilities

– Proficiency in the use of computer and mobile technology for: communication, word processing, spreadsheets, and internet research.
– Social media or content creation experience is a major plus
– Knowledge of special events planning and management is a plus.

All independent contractors working with Mercy-USA are expected to embody the following personal characteristics:

– Ethical: Candidates must be honest, follow ethical business practices and ensure that their behavior aligns with the values of the organization.
– Outgoing: Candidates must be willing to conduct outreach and establish positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the organization.
– Communicative: Candidates must be able to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
– Team Player: Candidates should be ready to work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance organizational effectiveness.
– Leadership: Candidates should be able to respectfully influence others to achieve results that are in the best interest of the organization.
– Organized: Candidates for this position must be able to set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
– Problem Solver: Candidates should be ready to identify and assess problems, gather and process relevant information, generate possible solutions, and make recommendations and/or resolve the problems.
– Passion and drive: Candidates should have a real interest in community service and a passion for Mercy-USA’s mission.


– Volunteering or any other form of relevant employment or community service experience preferred (but not required).
– Membership or involvement with student organizations on campus is a major plus.
– Previous experience in similar organizations to Mercy-USA is a plus!

Please submit resume and cover letter to


This opportunity is currently open to candidates in SE Michigan.
Not in the area? Please keep your eyes open for similar openings in your area!
Mercy-USA strives to be supportive and accommodating with opportunities for growth and learning.
Independent contractors must file and pay their own self-employment taxes. Independent contractors working with Mercy-USA will receive an IRS 1099 Form at the end of the fiscal year.

No phone calls please.