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Student Leadership Intern

The Student Leadership Intern is responsible for recruiting, training, supervising and supporting student leaders and their implementation of transitional programming. With a focus on training, learning, and development, the Student Leadership Intern will be involved in spring and summer training for Orientation Leaders, Transfer Student Leaders, and Welcome Week Leaders. Additionally, the Student Leadership Intern will provide peer supervision and mentoring to all three student leader teams throughout Orientation and Welcome Week programming and preparation.

Responsibilities

  • Recruitment and selection of student leader roles, including Orientation Leaders (OLs), Transfer Student Leaders (TSLs), and Welcome Week Leaders (WWLs)
  • Train student leader roles for program preparation and student leader development
    • Serve as a Teaching Assistant for OUE 3311 - Leadership Development for University Student Leaders - by supporting curriculum development and course planning
    • Plan and implement spring TSL training
    • Plan and implement spring WWL Conference
    • Plan and Execute OL Summer Training and TSL Summer Training
    • Plan and Execute OL training for Welcome Week
    • Plan and Execute WWL Summer Training
  • Supervision of student leader roles during Orientation and Welcome Week programming
    • Provide day to day supervision and support of OLs and TSLs during programming
      • Facilitate effective Morning Meetings and Debrief sessions
      • Provide multi-modal feedback to both student leader roles
    • Oversee Orientation Leader supervision of Welcome Week Leader team
  • Facilitate one, all student staff professional development trainings per month (Oct-Apr)
  • Provide support for Welcome Week events, specifically Welcome Week Check-in, and other events as assigned. This includes, but is not limited to, troubleshooting and providing oversight of events, etc.
  • Engage in active communication with peers and supervisor
  • Offer support and assistance to professional staff through engagement in various projects
  • Pursue a supporting role in maintaining front desk operations, including answering phone calls
  • Supporting office initiatives and events related to the matriculation process
  • Balancing academic responsibilities with the requirements of the position

Qualifications

  • Four semesters of completed coursework at university/college level
  • Previous leadership experience
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to be maintained throughout employment and reviewed each semester
  • Enrolled full time (13 credits) as a student through Fall 2021 semester
  • Not enrolled in classes past 3:00pm on Wednesday nights in spring semester for OUE3311 course support
  • Demonstrated time management skills
  • Can positively receive and utilize constructive feedback
  • Ability to receive and delegate tasks
  • Self-accountability
  • Availability during the Fall, Spring, and Summer to be able to fill the required hours of the position
  • Not planning to study abroad before September 7, 2021 and will not graduate prior to December 2021

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experiences as an Orientation Leader or Transfer Student Leader, or OTE office experience preferred
  • Prior teaching or training experience
  • Strong organizational, administrative, customer service, and leadership skills including the ability to effectively communicate, delegate, and work to develop a team
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment while delivering high-quality work along a specific set of deadlines
  • Ability to be able to communicate effectively with professional staff and student staff that they supervise
  • Self-motivated and possesses a desire to work in a flexible team and focused atmosphere

Compensation

The Student Leadership Intern is paid $13.00 per hour and works 5-10 hours per week during the Fall, 10-15 hours per week during the Spring and 40 hours per week throughout the summer. They are eligible for overtime pay for weeks requiring more than 40 hours.

Full Position Description

View the full position description including position timeline, COVID-19 remote work plan, and important dates: Student Leadership Intern Position Description.

How to Apply

To apply for this position go to https://z.umn.edu/ote-student-leadership-intern and complete an application. Applications will include a resume, cover letter, one reference, and a Fall semester course schedule. Deadline to apply is Monday September 28th at 11:59pm. The cover letter should include why the applicant is interested in the position in addition to any relevant experiences or skills that will help them to be successful in the role.

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