Inclusion and Multicultural Services

Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (STAR) Program 2013
AND ACADEMIC YEAR 2013 – 2014 PEER ADVISOR POSITION

Peer Advisor Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled full-time at NAU. 
  • Work-study or student-wage eligible. 
  • Maintain an overall GPA of 2.50 or higher. 
  • Able to work 30 hrs/week during the STAR Program and 12-15 hrs/week during the fall and spring semesters. 
  • Ability to multi-task and communicate effectively. 
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy toward student concerns. 
  • Junior standing or higher preferred. 

 
Peer Advisor Responsibilities:

  • Assist students in transitioning to the university environment. 
  • Develop the trust, respect, and confidence of assigned students. 
  • Assist with academic support for assigned students. 
  • Establish and maintain weekly contacts with assigned students during the STAR program, and at least three meetings per semester during the academic year. 
  • Review and share grade reports with students and make appropriate recommendations. 
  • Maintain individual student files and records that are accurate and up to date. 
  • Understand the financial aid process and advise students appropriately. 
  • Attend all peer advisor meetings including orientation and training sessions. 
  • Assist students with drop/add and enrollment procedures. 
  • Become knowledgeable of services provided by IMS. 
  • Become knowledgeable of liberal studies and major requirements. 
  • Assist in outreach efforts (i.e. presentations, open houses, DiscoverNAU, etc). 
  • Become knowledgeable of other student services at NAU. 
  • Develop helpful relationships with various faculty/staff on campus in order to better support assigned students. 
  • Know and use emergency procedures. Recognize a crisis situation and respond appropriately. 
  • Advise STAR students and when appropriate, refer those with problems that appear to be more serious to the Program Coordinator or appropriate staff member. 
  • Assist full-time staff in program related projects and assignments.
  • Complete and pass a two credit student development course with a B or better in the spring semester.
  • Assist in all other duties as assigned by your supervisor. 

 
Employment Dates:
Summer Program May 20 to June 28, 2013 and two 4-hour spring semester trainings on a Saturday (tbd)
Fall Semester 2013 & Spring Semester 2014
 
Application Procedure:  
Completed Application
Resume - Please deliver to the IMS office in the LEADS Center (Room 104 in the University Union) or email to Traci.Harvey@nau.edu.

Compensation:   
$2000.00 (Summer)
$9.00/hour (Academic Year)

Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon 

 

 

Inclusion and Multicultural Services
Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (STAR) Program
2013 RESIDENT ASSISTANT POSITION

 
 
Resident Assistant Qualifications:
  • Earned a minimum of 24 credit hours, be a Graduate student or have demonstrated experience.
  • Have a minimum GPA of 2.5 (with a 2.75 preferred).
  • Have the ability to relate to students from various cultural backgrounds.
  • Have a commitment, interest and understanding in establishing and maintaining a helping relationship with students on a daily basis.
  • Lived on campus for at least one semester.
  • Have an understanding and basic knowledge of NAU Residence Life housing policies and procedures.
  • Currently enrolled as a full time student.
  • Able to complete and pass a two credit student development course with a B or better in the spring semester.
  • Able to complete a van driver training course.
  • Must pass a background check.

 
Resident Assistant Responsibilities:

  • Attend and participate in all training programs and staff meetings.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and supervision of social, cultural, academic and recreational activities.
  • Assist in all orientation programs for STAR students.
  • Assist in the supervision of STAR students.
  • Provide peer counseling assistance to STAR students on an as-needed basis.
  • Maintain an on-call status according to scheduling during program.
  • Attend and assist in all meetings and activities with STAR students.
  • Adhere to all work schedules, including desk/on-call hours.
  • Complete all required administrative duties such as weekly activity logs and the program evaluation.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Residence Hall Director and the STAR Residential Coordinator.

 
Application Procedure:  
Completed Application
Resume - Please deliver to the IMS office in the LEADS Center (Room 104 in the University Union) or email to Traci.Harvey@nau.edu.

Employment Dates: 
May 20 to July 1, 2013 and two 4-hour spring semester trainings on a Saturday (tbd).

Compensation:   
$1000 stipend
Room and board

Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12 noon.

Community Mentor Job Description:
Summer STAR Program and
STAR Learning Community


The Community Mentor is a student staff member who provides role modeling and leadership during the summer STAR Program and the academic year STAR Learning Community.  Community Mentors assist students participating in both of these programs with their transition to the university and exposure to resources, while connecting them to faculty and peers within their program. 

Mentor Qualifications:

For consideration, candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Juniors, Seniors (by fall 2012) are preferred, but other qualified applicants will be considered
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of the University and STAR Program
  • Self-motivation

Summer STAR Program


During the summer STAR program, this position reports to Inclusion and Multicultural Services.  The employment dates are May 20 to July 1, 2013.  The Successful Transition and Academic Readiness (STAR) program offers new freshmen an innovative and exciting way to begin their higher education at Northern Arizona University.  For more information about the program visit: nau.edu/star


RESPONSIBILITIES:


Programming and Communication (40% of Duties)

  • Coordinate academic programs pertinent to the community (e.g. Time Management, Study Skills).
  • Establish weekly study hours for participants to attend during the program.
  • Assist in forming and encouraging peer study groups for any common courses for program participants.
  • Co-advise Club STAR.
  • Support programmatic goals established by the staff during the summer STAR program.
  • Participate in selected Challenge Course activities with STAR participants.
  • Support and attend identified residential programs.

Community Interaction (35% of Duties)

  • Be available for formal and informal interaction with students in the program.
  • Help students become familiar with university resources.
  • Maintain weekly hall hours in Allen Hall.
  • Meet with students identified as being in the STAR Learning Community twice during the summer program.

Administrative Meetings and Paperwork (25% of Duties)

  • Attend in-hall staff meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Attend student staff meetings on a weekly basis.
  • Attend a weekly meeting with the Residence Hall Director and STAR Residential Coordinator.
  • Complete a Weekly Worksheet of the work accomplished on behalf of the community weekly.
  • Complete other administrative paperwork as assigned.

WAGE:  $1400.00 stipend (25 hours of work per week) OR Housing and $800.00 stipend
REQUIRED TRAINING:  Two 4-hour spring 2013 semester trainings/retreats (dates to be determined).   Level 1 Training is REQUIRED for all new mentors.  Training will be conducted in an 8 week evening class.  Class start date – March 2013.  Level 1 Mentor Certification is available upon completion of training. 


STAR Learning Community
During the 2013-2014 academic year, this position primarily reports to the Office of Residence Life while working closely with Inclusion and Multicultural Services.  The Community Mentor assists in developing a residential community conducive to student success.  They do this by encouraging positive behaviors and addressing behaviors that are detrimental to the individual and/or community.  The Community Mentor must support Housing and Residence Life policies and has a responsibility as a citizen and community member to challenge negative behaviors.  The employment dates for the STAR Learning Community Mentor role are August 20, 2013 to May 15, 2014.  

RESPONSIBILITIES
Program Planning & Communication:  (50% of Duties)

  • Coordinate one social activity a month for the program participants.
  • Encourage and support the creation of a Homecoming Float by LC community members.
  • Coordinate leadership-focused programs (e.g. resume writing, information on student leadership positions such as an Orientation Leader or Resident Assistant, workshops on involvement opportunities across campus, information on study abroad opportunities, etc.).
  • Coordinate an informal advising session in conjunction with the Gateway Student Success Center and college advisement personnel in the fall and one in the spring if needed.
  • Coordinate a minimum of one staff dinner per semester for community members and NAU staff. 
  • Support the goals established by the department programmatically during the academic year.
  • Required Meetings:
    • Attend a weekly staff meeting with your Residence Life supervisor for the learning community.
    • Attend a one-on-one meeting with your Residence Life supervisor every other week. 
    • Attend a meeting with the Hall Director in whose hall the LC is assigned every other week.
    • Attend a monthly meeting with the Staff Liaison working with the learning community and your Residence Life supervisor together.
    • Meet with the RA(s) assigned to your learning community floor a minimum of once a month
    • Attend periodic meetings/trainings with Learning Community staff.
    • Attend periodic meetings/trainings with the Multicultural Student Center.

Community Interaction:   (40% of Duties)

  • Maintain participant email list and provide information about the learning community to all members on this list.
  • Meet weekly with community members as a group on their floor or wing in the residence hall.
  • Meet individually with students at least once during the first 3 weeks of the fall semester and then on an informal basis throughout the academic year.
  • Help students become familiar with university resources; advise and refer residents to appropriate university resources, as the need arises.
  • Establish weekly study hours for participants to attend during the fall and spring semesters.
  • Assist in forming and encouraging peer study groups for any common courses for program participants.
  • Continue to co-advise Club STAR during the academic year.

Paperwork:   (10% of Duties)

  • Complete an electronic Weekly Worksheet of the work accomplished on behalf of the community each week.
  • Complete and submit payroll on a bi-weekly basis
  • Complete and submit a Program Proposal Form (including goals for the community) on a regular basis.
  • Complete and submit Purchase Order paperwork when budget requests are made for programmatic efforts.
  • Complete other administrative paperwork as assigned.

WAGE:  $10.00 hour.  Can work up to 12 hours per week in the fall and 8 hours per week in the spring.  Extracurricular and additional work commitments are limited to 10 hours (maximum) in the fall and 15 hours (maximum) in the spring.
REQUIRED TRAINING:  (See “training requirements” for the Summer STAR Program position).  

Other Requirements

  • Spring 2013: Complete all payroll paperwork required by Northern Arizona University.
  • Spring 2013: Attend a new staff training with Resident Assistants at which time you will meet the hall director and staff working in your building in the upcoming academic year – date, time and place to be determined.
  • August 2013: Complete the FERPA, Sexual Harassment, and Information Security Essentials tutorials within the first 2 weeks of employment (not paid)
  • Attend three days of Community Mentor Training tentatively scheduled for August 2013 (final dates and time to be determined). 

Application Procedure:  
Completed Application
Resume - Please deliver to the IMS office in the LEADS Center (Room 104 in the University Union) or email to Traci.Harvey@nau.edu.

Employment Dates: 
Summer Program May 20 to June 28, 2013 and two 4-hour spring semester trainings on a Saturday (tbd)
Fall Semester 2013 & Spring Semester 2014

Application Deadline: Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12 noon.

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STAR 2013 STUDENT STAFF APPLICATION

Personal Information

First Name:   Last Name:  
Student ID No.: Gender:

Present Address:
Street/PO Box City State ZIP

Phone No: Message Phone No:

Permanent Address:
Street/PO Box City State ZIP

NAU Email Address:  

Interested in: (check all that apply)

Resident Assistant
Community Mentor IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS POSITION COVERS STAR 2013, PLUS THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014
Peer Advisor IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS POSITION COVERS STAR 2013, PLUS THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2013-2014

Education Record

Major: Minor: Class Status:
Hours Completed: GPA:
Were you a STAR Participant?
Are you currently enrolled at NAU?
Are you eligible for: Work StudyStudent Wage

Do you have any mentoring experience (college or high school)? Please list:

Essay Questions

Why are you interested in working with the STAR Program?


What are your educational goals and career goals?


What experiences have you had that would assist you in your work with first-generation, ethnic minority or Pell-eligible students?


Elaborate on what experiences you have had that would assist you in your role with the STAR Program.


PLEASE SUBMIT COMPLETED APPLICATION by 12:00 noon on Friday, November 2, 2012.

Authorization

I authorize the Inclusion and Multicultural Services Interview Committee to have access to my academic and university records.

Applicant Electronic Signature (type full name): Date:

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