Commuter Lead

The Commuter Lead is responsible for developing a sense of community for a commuter "pod" (group of 8-10 first year students) and hosting weekly meals for first year commuter students. The goal of these meals is to build community and discuss student success topics over a meal. Commuter leads should be welcoming and inclusive in how they interact  and build relationships with students.

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  • Participate in training for Commuter Leads as it relates to facilitation skills, creating inclusive communities, campus resources and program details such as meal access, tracking attendance, and reporting.
  • Host 1-2 weekly meals at various campus eateries and residential dining halls 
  • Facilitate shared discussions based on topics and transition support, provided by CSP Intern, during weekly meals
  • Provide outreach to students in your pod (8-10 students) to build community, offer college tips and general transition support
  • Coordinate one shared meal (outside of weekly meals) each month during Fall and Spring semesters for students in your pod
  • Track student attendance and participation at meals through reports and/or feedback. Follow-up with students who have not been participating to check-in
  • Report student attendance to Commuter Success Program Intern 
  • Assist CSP Intern with planning and organizing social engagement events



  • Current University of Minnesota student enrolled in at least 6 credits or more for the academic year 2024- 2025 
  • Familiarity with undergraduate commuter student transition issues at the University of Minnesota
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Desire to work in a flexible and team focused atmosphere
  • Desire to serve new students in helping them transition to the University
  • Strong organizational, administrative, communication, customer service and leadership skills
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to be maintained throughout employment and reviewed each semester
  • Enrolled as a student through Spring 2025



  • Personal experience as a commuter student at the University of Minnesota
  • Knowledge of the PES Program
  • Experience planning events for college students

Compensation and Hours

This position is paid at an hourly rate of $15.00 an hour with an average of 3-4 hours/week during the academic year. 1-2 weekly meals are included based on your scheduled meal times.


To apply for this position, complete the application by April 22, 2024. 

If you have any questions contact [email protected].