EDUCAUSE Ambassador Toolkit
Helping Manage Your EDUCAUSE Membership
The EDUCAUSE Ambassador supports the Primary Representative in helping your organization get the most out of EDUCAUSE membership.
Ambassadors spend 2–4 hours a month helping inform colleagues about EDUCAUSE membership and getting them engaged with the resources beneficial to their roles.
Below we've put together the tools you need to get started with your role:
- Your role and benefits as EDUCAUSE Ambassador
- Five quick ways to get your campus engaged
- Ways to connect with other EDUCAUSE Ambassadors
Your Role as EDUCAUSE Ambassador
Definition of Role
Individual designated to inform your organization of membership and share program/resource announcements
Inform organization of membership
Serve as a knowledge sharing liaison between EDUCAUSE and your organization
- Special Access and Support
Enhance your knowledge and make an impact on your campus by getting access to curated EDUCAUSE content that will help your organization address the challenges its facing.
Participate in periodic calls with our programs and services teams to get your questions answered and learn more about our offerings.
Grow your network by participating in a collaborative community of ambassadors from other organizations.
- Get advance notice of new programs and services.
- Connect with your dedicated EDUCAUSE Member Relations Specialist to help you navigate EDUCAUSE resources. Contact Dirk Van Rybroek for any questions you may have.
- Increase your interaction with colleagues across departments, and improve your visibility at your organization.
- Earn an EDUCAUSE Volunteer Service microcredential to showcase your leadership skills and initiative to all levels at your organization.
- Receive an EDUCAUSE Ambassador ribbon at EDUCAUSE events.
Add the following to your email signature to promote your role as a key liaison for EDUCAUSE resources and information:
EDUCAUSE Ambassador for [insert institution]
Did you know our organization is an EDUCAUSE member? Contact me for information on research, resources, and events you should know about.
Need to learn more about EDUCAUSE and your member benefits? Learn more.
You can earn a Volunteer Service microcredential!
Five Quick Ways to Get Your Campus Engaged
Announce Your Role
Introduce yourself and your role to your colleagues, and let them know they have access to membership benefits. Simply download and share an email we've crafted for you by selecting the button below. (Your academic/teaching and learning, IT, security and privacy, research, library, and business staff can all benefit.)
Connect with Department Leads
Copy and email the text provided below to your academic/teaching and learning, IT, security and privacy, research, library, and business department heads to make sure they know about your organization’s membership and to help them get their staff engaged in membership benefits.
Create a Webpage on Your Site
Help your entire organization quickly find the information they need about EDUCAUSE activities and resources by adding a webpage that provides an overview of EDUCAUSE on your IT website and campus eLearning/professional development sites (or link to our overview page). Don't forget the EDUCAUSE logo!*
Share This Infographic
Print and post this infographic around your campus or share it via email, social media, or other communication platforms your organization uses to showcase examples of how EDUCAUSE can help your colleagues.
Share This Post on Social Media
Share the post below on your organization's social media channels to spread the word about being an #EDUCAUSEMember.
"Did you know we're an @educause member and everyone in our organization benefits? Find out more. #EDUCAUSEMember https://www.educause.edu/about/discover-membership/member-benefits"
Ways to Connect with Other EDUCAUSE Ambassadors
Join the EDUCAUSE Ambassadors Community Group
Collaborate with EDUCAUSE Ambassadors from other institutions.
Gather at Our Face-to-Face Events
Meet your community of EDUCAUSE Ambassadors at our face-to-face events throughout the year, like the EDUCAUSE Annual Conference. Contact Dirk Van Rybroek or reach out to your peers via the EDUCAUSE Ambassadors Community Group for details.
Browse the EDUCAUSE Ambassadors Community Roster
Discover and connect with your peers who are part of the program.
Please note—if you do not wish to be designated as EDUCAUSE Ambassador, you can contact our Membership Team at any time.
*The EDUCAUSE's trademarks, service marks, logos, trade dress and any other identifying mark or insignia (collectively "EDUCAUSE's Trademarks") should only be used in a manner that follows these incorporated guidelines to maintain brand integrity: (a) EDUCAUSE trademarks should not be used on a heavily textured, colored, or patterned background. (b) Keep the trademarks separate from other elements within the design space by maintaining a measure of white space around it, regardless of the medium. (c) EDUCAUSE should be written in all uppercase and, unless formally arranged in advance, any copy should avoid implying EDUCAUSE endorsement.