Each year, New Student Programs selects a group of dedicated undergraduate leaders interested in taking their leadership and professional experience to the next level.
The Student Coordinator role will provide you with the opportunity to learn more about yourself and your personal values, challenge yourself, aid Orientation Leaders in their leadership development, and support new students and families in their transition to North Carolina State University. We are excited you are considering making this role a part of your NC State experience.
Please read through all requirements, responsibilities, and important dates for the role prior to starting your application.
If interested applicants have questions regarding the position, they are able to schedule a meeting with New Student Programs staff prior to submitting their application. Email Ronnie Rhodes at email@example.com to arrange a 1:1 meeting (can be in-person or virtual).
The 2023 Student Coordinator application closed on Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.
Eligible candidates must:
- Have one year of experience as an Orientation Leader
- Be an enrolled student in fall 2022, spring 2023, and fall 2023 semesters
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher must be maintained throughout employment
- Be in good standing with the University
- Exhibit commitment to the mission of New Student Programs
- If housing is available, Student Coordinators must be available to live on campus from late-May – early-August 2023
- Show the potential for development in the following qualities and skills: organization, time management, flexibility, creativity, patience, problem-solving skills, conflict management, ability to work effectively on a team, commitment to identity development and social justice, supervision, customer service, public speaking, and group facilitation skills
- Attend and participate in Student Coordinator training and development
- Assist with the planning and facilitation of activities and curriculum for spring and summer Orientation Leader training
- Supervise Orientation Leaders and provide guidance throughout their experience
- Identify and plan opportunities for ongoing engagement for Orientation Leaders
- Assist with the planning and implementation of New Student and Family Orientation programs and Welcome Week events
- Manage technology for Orientation programming and training including but not limited to: PowerPoint, Moodle, Google Drive, and Zoom
- Assist with NSP office operations, logistics, and communication including, but not limited to: inventorying supplies, organizing materials, emails, phone calls, and texting
Potential Summer Projects:
Each SC will be assigned to work independently and collaboratively on specific projects throughout summer employment. Student Coordinator Projects are subject to change based on programmatic needs and structure. The following is a list of previous SC projects:
- Check-In Process, Orientation Presentations or Panel Moderation, Technology Assistance, Orientation Leader Work Schedules, Social Media Assistance, Evening Activities, Student Staff Traditions and Community Building
The learning objectives below will guide your growth and development throughout your time as a Student Coordinator. Students should be prepared to engage in training, workshops, and more to develop in these learning objectives.
As a result of serving as a Student Coordinator, students will be able to:
- Apply their personal leadership strengths and commitment to identity development and social justice to supervising Orientation Leaders (Supervision)
- Manage their time to complete required tasks and projects on a team (Organization)
- Communicate confidently to different audiences using a variety of delivery techniques (Communication)
- Utilize technological tools and platforms including Moodle, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, Zoom, Guidebook, and other digital communication and collaboration tools (Technology)
Summer compensation may change based on summer housing and dining availability and method of program implementation (e.g., in-person, virtual, etc.):
- $10/hour during hourly pay periods:
- 2022 fall semester for initial meetings
- 2023 spring semester commitments (training, class, office hours)
- 2023 Spring Orientation (serving in OL capacity)
- 2023 Winter Welcome Week (optional)
- 2024 Spring Orientation
- Summer compensation (outlined below) may change based on summer housing, dining availability, and method of program implementation (e.g., in-person, virtual, etc.):
- Gross salary of $4,750 throughout summer employment (Pay dates will be determined by the University payroll system. All pay is subject to state and federal taxes)
- Meals at Fountain Dining Hall during Orientation sessions
- On-Campus housing in a single room during summer employment (late May – early August 2023)
- Summer membership to Wellness and Recreation facilities
- Note: on-campus parking is not included in the summer employment package but can be purchased by the employee. A vehicle is not necessary for this position.
After SCs are selected in the Fall 2022 semester, an initial meeting will be held in late September. Hours listed below are approximate and subject to change based upon program needs.
Fall Semester 2022
- Orientation Leader and Summer Start Mentor Recruitment
- Approximately 20 hours from late-September to early-November
- SC Training and Development
- Approximately 15 hours from mid-September to early-December
Spring Semester 2023
- Spring 2023 Orientation Training and Orientation
- Friday, January 6, 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
- Winter Welcome Week Events (paid but optional)
- January 5-13
- SC Training and Development
- 2 hours per week (approximate)
- Office Hours
- 5 hours per week (approximate based upon schedule)
- 1:1s with NSP Supervisor (bi-weekly and as needed)
- 1 hour every two weeks (approximate)
- USC 298: NSP Student Leader Development (Special Topics in University Studies) [pending University approval]
- Tuesdays, 3:00-4:15 p.m.
- SC Move-In: Late-May
- SC Summer Training: Late-May through early-June 2023
- 40 hours per week (approximate)
- OL Summer Training: Early-June through mid-June 2023
- 40 hours per week (approximate)
- Orientation Sessions: Mid-June through early-August 2023
- 45 hours per week (approximate) with number of hours ranging from 30 per week to 50 per week depending on the orientation calendar
Fall Semester 2023
- August 2023 Orientation: tentatively slated for Thursday, August 17 – Friday, August 18, 2023
- 20 hours (approximate)
- Wolfpack Welcome Week (approximately 8 hours total between events)
- New Student Convocation – tentatively slated for Sunday, August 20, 2023
- Work one other NSP sponsored event from August 19-26, 2023
Spring Semester 2024
- Spring Orientation (tentatively slated for January 5, 2024)
- Winter Welcome Week Events (optional)
|Application Opens||Monday, August 29, 2022|
|Application Deadline||Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m.|
|Interviews||Monday, September 12 – Tuesday, September 13, 2022|
|Selection Notification||Thursday, September 15, 2022|
The application consists of an online form and submitting a resume by email that should be submitted by Thursday, September 8, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Below is an overview of what you will be asked to fill out in the application. We recommend preparing any materials ahead of time and typing answers to the essay questions in a word document prior to starting the online application as you will not be able to save your progress.
Please be prepared to upload/provide the following documents and information before completing the Student Coordinator application:
- Interview availability for Monday, September 12 – Tuesday, September 13, 2022
- Resume – Email in a .pdf format to firstname.lastname@example.org at the same time you complete the Google form application
- General information about yourself
- Responses to the two application questions:
- What specific experiences, skills, and/or qualifications do you believe would make you successful in the Student Coordinator role? (max. 300 words)
- What do you hope to learn from being a Student Coordinator? (max. 300 words)