Student Coordinator Recruitment
Each year New Student Programs selects a group of mature and dedicated undergraduate leaders to assist with implementing University Orientation programs throughout the year. Taking their leadership and professional experience to the next level, Student Coordinators build upon the knowledge and skills they gained as Orientation Leaders.
As they serve as both mentors and supervisors, Student Coordinators must be strong role models and focused on the development of the new Orientation Leaders. Student Coordinators will assist in the selection, training, and supervision of the Orientation Leader team.
Additionally, Student Coordinators will collaborate together as a team to oversee many aspects of the student and parent Orientation programs. They are expected to provide leadership in their areas of responsibility, but also to contribute ideas and energy in other areas of Orientation planning. Student Coordinators will gain a thorough understanding of the logistics associated with planning and implementing Orientation.
Eligible candidates must:
- Have one year of experience as an Orientation Leader;
- Exhibit commitment to the mission of New Student Programs;
- Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. A cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher must be maintained throughout employment;
- Be in good standing with the university;
- Exhibit the ability to effectively serve as a peer mentor;
- Display the ability to work effectively with a diverse group of team members;
- Show strong public speaking and group facilitation skills;
- Possess the following personal qualities: organized, dedicated, creative, hardworking, patient, confident, high energy and willing to learn;
- Thrive in environments that require both structure and flexibility;
- Demonstrate quick problem solving abilities.
Commitments and Responsibilities
Length of the Position
The Student Coordinator position begins in the Fall 2017 semester with recruitment and selection of the Orientation Leader team. SCs will assist in the planning and preparation for the Southern Regional Orientation Workshop (SROW) conference. In the Spring 2018 semester, SCs will assist with the USC 223 Orientation Leader Development class and attend weekly meetings/trainings with the professional staff. Beginning in June 2018, SCs will return to campus for SC Training, then assist with OL Training, and continue their employment through the June and July Orientation sessions. Employment concludes in the fall after fulfilling August Orientation and Wolfpack Welcome Week commitments.
Fall 2017 Semester
Orientation Leader Recruitment
- NSP Summer Leadership Information Sessions (SCs will assist with at least one Info Session, each around 1 hour)
- September 21 (5:30-6:30pm)
- September 27 (12:00-1:00pm)
- October 2 (5:30-6:30pm)
- October 10 (5:30-6:30pm)
- October 13 (3:00-4:00pm)
- Orientation Leader Individual Interviews
- SCs will assist in approx. 25 interviews (each around 25 minutes).
- Interviews will take place between October 16 and October 25
- Orientation Leader Group Interviews (SCs will assist with all group interviews)
- Thursday, November 9 (5:30-11:00pm)
- Friday, November 10 (2:30-5:30pm)
- Selection Meeting
- SCs will help select the incoming staff of Orientation Leaders on Wednesday, November 15.
- SCs will assist with Meet the OLs on Friday, November 17
- 2:30-6:00pm (Tunnel painting may require an earlier start)
Southern Regional Orientation Workshop
- Create and submit a presentation proposal or participate in Case Study
- Create S3D Plan for the Orientation Leaders
- SC Retreat Day
- SCs will participate in a retreat on Sunday, September 10 from 8:00am-6:00pm
- Fall Check-ins (Scheduled based on availability)
- October 9-13
- October 30-November 3
- November 27-December 1
Spring 2018 Semester
Spring 2018 Orientation
- SCs will be required to assist with Spring 2018 Orientation
- Wednesday, January 3 – Friday, January 5
- SCs will be paid $9/hr during Spring Orientation.
Orientation Leader Class
- January 8-April 27 (Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:00-4:15pm)
- SCs will be required to attend the Student Leader Development course
- Facilitate group discussions, community builders, and other training activities
- Mentor a small group of Orientation Leaders
- Includes individual check-in meetings and at least two mentor group outings
- January 20: OL Retreat (8:00am-8:00pm)
Southern Regional Orientation Workshop
- February: SROW Training Days
- Implement the S3D plan developed in Fall Semester including teaching spirit, etiquette, etc.
- SROW Conference in Orlando, Florida
- Friday, March 16 – Sunday, March 18
- Possibly leaving on March 15th
- Schedule five (5) paid office hours per week
- Hours will depend on availability
- Office duties including answering phones, making copies and assisting with various projects
- SC Team will meet for 1.5 hours each week including trainings and class preparations
- SCs are expected to participate in all trainings and discussions
May- July 2018 Employment
- Wednesday, May 23-Tuesday,June 5, 2018 (8am-5pm)
- Some independent night/weekend work may be required
- Wednesday, June 6-Friday,June 17 (8am-10pm)
- Assist with planning and facilitation of Orientation Leader Summer Training sessions
- June 18-July 27 (7am-11pm with staggered nights off)
- Collaborate with the NSP team and campus partners to coordinate aspects of the Orientation program (see list of potential projects below)
- Serve as a peer supervisor to the Orientation Leader Team and co-facilitate staff evaluation meetings
- Provide assistance to new students and families throughout the Orientation program
- Provide assistance to representatives of University Departments or Colleges during the Orientation program
- Facilitate Orientation presentations for students and/or parents
- Participate in a nightly on-call rotation during the Orientation program to respond to situations in the residence hall
- Potential Summer Projects – Each SC will be assigned to work independently and collaboratively on specific projects throughout summer employment. Though it is subject to change based on programmatic needs, the following is a list of previous SC projects:
- Registration Labs
- Orientation Presentations
- Student Staff Motivation
- Technology Assistance
- Orientation Leader Work Schedules
- Social Media Assistance
- Evening Activities
August 2018 Employment
- Work Orientation on Thursday, August 9-Friday, August 10, 2018
Wolfpack Welcome Week
- Assist with WWW events for 12 hours from August 11 – August 18, 2018, inclusive of Convocation, Chancellor’s Cookout and other NSP welcome events. Schedules will be determined based on departmental needs and student availability.
*If you would like to apply but already know of a conflict with one of the dates listed above, please contact Quentin Hodges at email@example.com to discuss potential options.
- $9.00/hour during Spring Orientation
- Up to 5 office hours per week with a rate of $9.00/hour during the Spring semester (based on availability).
- Gross salary of $2800 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 and a $150 Conference Card during summer employment.
- On-Campus housing during summer employment (May 23 – July 27, 2018).
- Note: on-campus parking are not included in the summer employment package but can be purchased. A vehicle is not necessary for this position.
Students who are interested in the SC position are required to arrange an appointment to learn more about the position between Monday, August 21 and Friday, August 25, 2017. To arrange a meeting, please email Quentin Hodges (firstname.lastname@example.org), and he will arrange a one-on-one meeting with you. The intent of the informational meeting is to give you an accurate and realistic perspective of the commitment necessary for the position, including changes for the upcoming year. We encourage you to use this opportunity to ask questions and express any concerns you may have about the job.
Student Coordinators must submit a one-page typed cover letter and their resume (both in .pdf format) indicating their interest in this position. The cover letter should include:
- Why you are interested in continuing to work with new students and families;
- Why you are interested in serving as a mentor and peer supervisor to the Orientation Leaders;
- How the position would help you grow personally and professionally;
- What unique skills or strengths you can contribute to this position and NSP;
- Any commitments you may have that would prevent you from attending the meetings, classes and training
Application Deadline: Candidates must submit their cover letter and resume (both in .pdf format) to Quentin Hodges (email@example.com) by Monday, August 28, 2017 at 5pm. Once you have submitted your application materials, you will schedule an individual interview for a time August 29-August 30, 2017. If you are not available during the listed times, please email Quentin to arrange an alternate time.
Note: We will accept applications until all positions have been filled.