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Subiendo Team Leaders

Do you have what it takes?

Are you ready to be a leader and change lives in the process? Do you want to educate, motivate, and inspire our next generation of leaders? Subiendo: The Academy for Rising Leaders is an intensive summer program that brings together high school seniors for an unforgettable leadership development experience, and seeks dynamic individuals to serve as facilitators and mentors this summer in the following positions.

Important Dates

  • Interviews:  March 17-21
  • Two-day Training:  June 13-14
  • Strongly Encouraged to Attend at Least 1 Subiendo Longhorn Chapter Event in the Spring Semester
  • 2014 Subiendo Academy:  June 15-19


Team Leader (TL)

  • Job Description

    NOTE: Applicants must be a current college student, or a recent May graduate. Strong preference will be given to juniors/seniors. 

    Team Leaders are responsible for providing the best experience possible for all participants of the program. The Team Leader must be able to interact with and supervise a group of students (6-7) through all activities, including the group project which will be presented at the end of the academy.


    • Provide supervision by ensuring the safety and well-being of your team.
    • Facilitate small group discussions, briefings, and simulations. 
    • Accompany group on all outings and prepare students for day’s activities.
    • Call accepted students to welcome to Subiendo.
    • Mentor participants for the year following Subiendo via social media platforms.
    • Be knowledgeable of all program rules and regulations, as provided during trainings. 
    • Perform other duties as determined by the program leadership. 

Assistant Team Leader (ATL)

  • Job Description

    NOTE: Assistant Team Leaders must be a Subiendo 2013 alumnus.

    Assistant Team Leaders are responsible for providing logistical conference assistance to the Subiendo Academy Staff, Executive Team Leaders and Team Leaders during the Academy. This position will assist in all matters necessary to provide the best experience possible for all participants, including but not limited to, helping greet guest speakers, welcoming parents and students, and serving as time keepers. 


    • Assist Team Leaders with supervision of students.
    • Mentor participants for the year following Subiendo via social media platforms.
    • Provide insight of your Subiendo experience with the participants.
    • Accompany group on all outings. 
    • Assist Executive Team Leaders in preparing students for each day’s activities. 
    • Provide on the ground support in welcoming guest speakers, volunteers, and parents.
    • Be knowledgeable of all program rules and regulations, as provided during trainings. 
    • Perform other duties as determined by the program leadership. 

Social Media Manager (SMM)

  • Job Description

    NOTE: The SMM works closely with Subiendo Academy Staff, and includes a 2-hour per week paid appointment for the spring semester, starting upon hire.

    Social media manager develops awareness and engagement about the Academy and its activities prior to and during the Subiendo Academy using Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and the Subiendo Connection Blog.  The SMM is responsible for generating an online relationship with participants and speakers at the program, as well as giving prominence to sponsors of the program. This is a fast-paced position, and time at the Academy should be spent planning social media efforts, networking, and posting to accounts.  The ideal SMM will be highly motivated and have a passion for content strategy, blogging, micro-blogging and community participation leadership.


    • Use multiple social media platforms to promote programming simultaneously.
    • Be able to work independently with little supervision.
    • Post to social media outlets using correct grammar and spelling, and in a professional manner.
    • Present on appropriate social media usage to students during orientation.
    • Help students set up social media accounts on tablets.
    • Monitor student social media trends and posts during the program and speak with students whose posts are offensive or inappropriate.

Requirements for all Positions

  • High energy, motivated team player with positive attitude. 
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to quickly changing situations.
  • Experience working with high school students. 
  • Coaching, tutoring, and/or mentoring experience highly desirable. 
  • Knowledge of the program topic, coursework and/or professional experience in a related field a must.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Reside in a campus dormitory during Academy.

Time Commitment

  • Must attend all Team Leader trainings scheduled June 13 - 14.
  • Must remain on campus 24/7 from June 13-19. If you are taking summer classes, you WILL NOT be able to attend them during the Academy. 
  • Correspond with participants before and after the Subiendo program.


Director:  Leticia G. Acosta (Leticia.Acosta@mccombs.utexas.edu)
  Vanessa Stotts (Vanessa.Stotts@mccombs.utexas.edu)
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Page last updated: 2/3/2014