University Life

Alvernia Opportunities for Leadership - AOL

Various student leadership opportunities are available during the upcoming 2017-2018 academic year. You may apply for multiple positions on a single application and leverage the same references.  Group Process Day, which consists of individual interviews and group activities, is mandatory and will take place on Sunday, February 26, 2017.  Attendance at Group Process Day is mandatory, any questions should be addressed to student.activities@alvernia.edu.

Everyone should do a resume, creative expression, and supply 2 names and contact information for recommendations.  We plan to notify students about selection the Friday before spring break, March 3, 2017.

Information sessions will be held to answer any questions you may have about the leadership positions.
All sessions will be held in the Campus Commons Living Room on the following dates:

Date Information Session Resume Workshop
Monday, November 14, 2016   4:30pm - 5:30pm 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, November 30, 2016   4:30pm - 5:30pm 5:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, January 25, 2017   12noon - 1:00pm 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Monday, January 30, 2017   4:30pm – 5:30pm 5:30pm - 6:00pm
 

A list of available opportunities and brief explanations are below:

Admissions

Tour Guides: Campus Tours to prospective students and help with all Admissions events (Open House, Accepted Students Day, Scholarship Luncheon, Info Sessions).



Shadow Host: Have perspective students shadow your classes.

Overnight Host: Have a prospective student shadow your classes as well as spend the night in your Residence Hall

Alumni/Institutional Advancement

Student Ambassadors: The Alvernia University Student Ambassadors Program was founded to educate prospective students and their parents about Alvernia University, from both the academic and social perspectives. In addition, the Student Ambassadors actively participate in campus events, generate student involvement, and serve as a network for other activities and organizations on campus.
Student Ambassadors are seen as a select group of elite students on Alvernia’s campus and throughout the community. Ambassadors are given many professional development opportunities throughout the year and should take advantage of as many as possible.

Event Examples:
• Open Houses
• Homecoming
• Lecture Series
• President’s Dinner
• Commencement
• Alumni gatherings

Campus Ministry

Alternative Break Site Leader (ABSL): Serve as liaison with Campus Ministry staff and other student trip attendees by facilitating reflection and helping to put academic learning into practice so as to stand in solidarity with the oppressed. Meet with Campus Ministry staff and other Alternative Break site leaders regularly for support, especially with outreach and fundraising efforts.



Campus Ministry Leadership Team (CMLT): Serve as an ambassador responsible for bringing a student perspective to current and future program planning and outreach. Meet once a month as a team. Attend annual retreat. Each team member will help to organize at least one Campus Ministry program a year.

Academic Success Center

First Year Seminar Peer Mentor (PM): Every First Year Seminar is assigned a peer mentor, an upper-division student who acts as a guide and resource for students as they adjust to college life and academic expectations. Each mentor establishes his or her unique relationship with students in their section, but all students can expect peer mentors to model successful time management techniques, help them learn how to find and use information about student support services, and guide them toward informed decision making. Please attend one of the information sessions to find out the expectations and qualifications needed to be a Peer Mentor.

Health and Wellness Center

Peer Educator: A member of a team of students who are committed to providing relevant and current health education to fellow Alvernians. The team empowers peers to make responsible decisions through positive, interactive programs and role-modeling. Peer Educators will receive trainings from local agencies as well as national peer education experts. These trainings prepare the members to become Certified Peer Educators through NASPA’s Bacchus Initiatives. Alvernia’s Peer Educators will focus primarily in the areas of responsible alcohol use as well as sexual violence prevention. Students who wish to become Peer Educators may choose to specialize in both topics or in just one. The group is overseen by University Life staff members.

Residence Life

Resident Assistant (RA): Resident Assistants are members of the Residence Life staff selected on the basis of leadership, character, and the ability to relate well with others. Reporting to the Resident Hall Directors, Resident Assistants are responsible for the supervision and community development of a residence hall area. Resident Assistants are expected to be mature individuals who exert a positive influence on the members of their community. They are also expected to be concerned, responsible individuals who are enthusiastic and have a positive outlook towards Alvernia University. Resident Assistants live in an assigned residence hall and plan program events for their residents to attend. RAs are required to serve on duty and walk through the halls to enforce policies and respond to crisis situations when they arise.



Community Facilitator (CF): Community Facilitators are members of the Residence Life staff selected on the basis of leadership, character, and the ability to relate well with others. Reporting to the Resident Directors, Community Facilitators are responsible for working with Senior Resident Assistants and Resident Assistants to develop their assigned Living Learning Community in their assigned area. Community Facilitators are expected to be mature individuals who exert a positive influence on the members of their community. They are also expected to be concerned, responsible individuals who are enthusiastic and have a positive outlook towards Alvernia University. Community Facilitators will meet with an assigned faculty/staff liaison to their community to help plan programs related to the community’s theme.

Student Activities/New Student Orientation

Orientation Weekend Leader (OWL): Assist in making our new students feel welcome during New Student Orientation (NSO). Answer any questions our new students or their families might have, or direct the new student to the appropriate person to answer the question. OWLs lead student groups and activities. OWLs must attend training prior to NSO, and must participate in all activities relating to NSO, including Check-In and Move-In.



Orientation Assistant (OA): Assist in making our new students feel welcome during New Student Orientation (NSO). Answer any questions our new students or their families might have, or direct the new student to the appropriate person to answer the question. OAs help plan and set-up activities and events behind the scenes. OAs must attend training prior to NSO, and must participate in all activities relating to NSO, including Check-In and Move-In.

Writing and Learning Center

Peer Tutor: Members of the Writing & Learning Center staff selected on the basis of academic skill, leadership, character, and the ability to communicate well with others. Reporting to the Academic Learning Specialist, Peer Tutors work on a one-on-one basis or in a small group sessions to answer questions on course content, to aid in comprehension of course material, and to model effective study strategies. Tutors are expected to have extensive knowledge of the subject they are hired to tutor and the ability to communicate that knowledge to their peers. In addition, they are expected to be mature individuals who exert a positive influence on the members of their community. They are also expected to be concerned, responsible individuals who are enthusiastic and have a positive attitude.



Writing Tutor: The primary aim of the writing tutor is to help students become more confident, effective writers. Tutors work with writers of all levels and disciplines on a variety of assignments and projects, such as freshman compositions, lab reports, research papers, theses, proposals, and creative writing.
A writing tutor may help students
•    Interpret an assignment sheet, talk through ideas for a paper, discuss course readings, or plan for a paper
•    Consider choices with regard to audience, focus, purpose, reasoning, or organization
•    Develop ideas with greater specificity
•    Acquire research strategies, integrate scholarly sources, and apply proper documentation (such as MLA or APA)
•    Improve editing and proofreading skills, expand vocabulary, and better understand technical conventions of academic writing
•    Writing tutors are encouraged to enroll in COM 310: Tutoring Writing One-on-One, a one credit course that provides writing center theory and practical training.



Supplemental Instruction (SI) Leaders: Facilitate student learning and help students better understand concepts or applications of course content. Each SI Leader is assigned one course that typically poses a challenge to students. The SI Leader attends each session and provides up to three weekly small group sessions covering the course content. The SI Leaders support students and assists them in gaining effective study skills and maximizing their potential for their academic success. While attending the course, the SI Leaders gather insight into the course content and the instructional methods in use. The SI Leaders also maintain ongoing contact with course professors and the program supervisor. We currently offer SI for BIO 107 & BIO 108.

Important Dates:

AOL Online applications are due: Friday, February 10, 2017

Group Process (Located in Bernardine Hall): Sunday, February 26, 2017

Individual Interviews (Located in Various Locations): Sunday, February 26, 2017

Please note all applicants must submit a completed online application to be included in the selection process for any Alvernia Opportunity for Leadership position. Review your resume, choose your references carefully and advise all parties that they may be contacted for further information.

Interested in applying? Click HERE to start the process. You will have to log into PAX before you can complete the application.  If the link doesn't work for you, copy and paste the following URL into your browser.  https://pax.alvernia.edu/form/start/115546

Instructions are included in the application.  If you have any additional questions, contact the Office of Student Activities at 610-796-8408 or student.activities@alvernia.edu




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