UMC Fraternity & Sorority Life InternVacancy No: 296

Job Details Status: Open


Position Type : Part-Time
Start Date: 05/01/2018 - End Date: 08/03/2018
Salary Range: $8.75 - $11.00 (20 hrs/week)
Position Openings: 1

Summary

The Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life strives to uphold our values of scholarship, leadership, service and brotherhood/sisterhood. We aim to provide a positive undergraduate collegiate experience rich of opportunities to enhance the personal and professional development of our members.

The selected intern will be responsible for the development of an engaging, inclusive, and informative presentation to encourage participation in the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Missouri. The presentation will be delivered to perspective students, new students, and guardians during orientation and requested engagements. The intern will develop a method to follow up with participants of the sessions to create an individualized experience for interested students. The intern will train undergraduate students to serve as ambassadors for success in facilitating sessions and answering questions regarding the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The intern will collaborate with professionals in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to understand the impact of a well-developed presentation to benefit students, the department, and the University. The intern will be required to develop expectations of the ambassadors, create a tool to assess the effectiveness of the presentation, and collaborate with Student Affairs Marketing and Strategic Communication to develop materials that follow branding standards.


Description

The selected intern will be responsible for the development of an engaging, inclusive, and informative presentation to encourage participation in the fraternity and sorority community at the University of Missouri. The presentation will be delivered to perspective students, new students, and guardians during orientation and requested engagements. The intern will develop a method to follow up with participants of the sessions to create an individualized experience for interested students. The intern will train undergraduate students to serve as ambassadors for success in facilitating sessions and answering questions regarding the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life. The intern will collaborate with professionals in the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life to understand the impact of a well-developed presentation to benefit students, the department, and the University. The intern will be required to develop expectations of the ambassadors, create a tool to assess the effectiveness of the presentation, and collaborate with Student Affairs Marketing and Strategic Communication to develop materials that follow branding standards.


Additional Responsibilities

Analyze current presentation to determine areas of growth

Utilize research on Greek recruitment and peer institutions to propose recommendations for promoting involvement in fraternities and sororities

Develop presentation and train students to deliver content

Assess promotional efforts

Create a cohesive plan to continue ambassador program year-round

Present a final presentation to stakeholders and the Division of Student Affairs staff

Supervision Received

Functional Supervision is received from the department manager.

Supervision Exercised

No supervision is exercised.


Physical Requirements

Ability to communicate and comprehend verbal and written information/instruction.

The ability and patience to listen and understand the speech of a diverse customer base considering cultural, demographic, geographic and other important factors influencing communication.

Duties imply the use of a computer and other office technology involving fine finger movements.


Qualifications

Candidates are required to complete the online application, submit a cover letter, and résumé.

Enrolled as a MU student

Experience or an interest in gaining experience in student leadership development

Self-motivated and creative

Excellent communication and public relations skills

Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment

Must work both independently and as part of a team

Must handle detail work and perform under pressure

Must work effectively with others in a shared office space

Must follow through and complete tasks within a given time frame


Benefits

Academic disciplines that could benefit from this internship: Education, Public Relations, Communications, students interested in careers in higher education

At the completion of the internship, the student will be able to:

Train others to serve as ambassadors

Facilitate a professional presentation

Develop an organized plan of action for continuum of a program

Articulate how joining a fraternity or sorority can contribute to student success

Anticipated the intern will gain/enhance the following core competencies as a result of the internship experience:

Career Development

Communication

Leadership and Teamwork

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking